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Suggestions for Vancouver near the Commodore?

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We're going to the Gogol Bordello concert at the Commodore October 11th and will be staying nearby. Any suggestions for dinner that night? We like everything and hole-in-the-wall places suit us fine. Breakfast ideas for the next day are welcome too.


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  1. The Commodore is right in the middle of everything - the cfhoices overwhelm....how about Guu - Original (down the way on Robson and Thurlow)?

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    1. re: fmed

      This is kind of off-topic. Anybody tried Cibo (seymour and smithe) and the new sake bar/izakaya where kitco (sp?) used to be (granville and robson)?

      1. re: kwailan4

        Not yet....soon perhaps. There are a bunch of new izakaya there. Of the new ones, Kakurenbou is on the top of the list (according to my sources.)

        1. re: kwailan4

          I went to Cibo the other day for a couple appies and a pasta dish. Had proscuitto with eggplant and artichoke bruschetta, fried stuffed zucchini flowers, and house-made agnolli (sp?). Everything was delicious and fresh. Interesting looking cocktail menu. As far as I recall, appies were around $15, pastas around $17-20, and mains in the mid-$20s.

          Cibo would be a great choice near the Commodore.

          Nuba at Seymour and Davie is good for a quick bite (Middle Eastern wraps, etc)
          Bin 941 at Davie and Burrard for small plates

          1. re: twinkienic

            Thanks. Cibo is "related" to Uva. The cocktails should be just as good.

      2. Hole-in-the-wall - Babylon Cafe for Shawarma at Robson and Granville.

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        1. re: kwailan4

          Is Babylon Cafe still good? ... I read somewhere it was going downhill? I hope it is still good. I really want to try it.

          1. re: boisenewbie

            I was there last month. Still as good.

        2. Go to Cibo at the Moda Hotel. You can also pop into Uva Wine bar for a pre or after drink.