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Need Suggestions for 4- th / Arbutus ASAP !!!

- three of us will be heading out this coming SATURDAY ( April 17 ' 10 ) evening for dinner- but we STILL do not have a confirmed destination. Has to be 4- th between Macdonald and Burrard- altho something closer to Arbutus would be preferable. refuel / bishops / naam are all ' no do '. i seem to remember an ' indian ' place, a walk- up, at Maple st. Anyone here know anything about it ? We are open to any and all suggestions. Thank You ! ( oh, no to margarita's as well- yuck ! )

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  1. We go to both Maenam for contemporary Thai/SE Asian and Yuji's for Japanese quite a bit. And Scoop, the frozen yogurt place across the street from Yuji's, ain't bad. Plus there's always Zukkushi.

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    Maenam
    1938 W. 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1M5, CA

    1. You've certainly picked a restaurant-heavy stretch, though there's a corresponding range of quality and price too. There is a newish Korean place on 4th in your target zone -- let me see if I can find it -- ah yes, thanks Google! Dae Bak 1947 West 4th (604) 568-8259

      There's also Bistro Bistrot or Italian Kitchen or Piato Estiatoria or Simpatico or Zakkushi or Yuji's. I'm not necessarily recommending any of these, just listing what I can think of along there that I might consider since you haven't really given any parameters. Can you tell us why the places you've named are no gos (well not Las Margs, I get that, and I'm not a fan of the Naam but why no Bishop's or refuel? Too spenif? Wrong ambiance?)

      I think the Indian to which you refer is the Indian Oven (south side, up the stairs). I haven't been in yonks and so would not venture a comment.

      1. Maenem for Thai Food? Yuji's for Japanese?

        1. In the area, I can recommend: Maenam, Bistrot Bistro, Yuji's (izakaya-esque Japanese), Dae Bak Bo Ga (Korean BBQ), Cocolo ("modern" Japanese).

          1. My first choice would definitely by Yuji's. After that Italian Kitchen and Zakkushi. And if you're willing to stray half a block I'd also consider Topanga Cafe (get their chocolate cake).

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            Italian Kitchen
            , Vernon, BC V1T, CA

            Topanga Cafe
            2904 4th Ave W, Vancouver, BC V6K1R2, CA