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Help!!! --- Vancouver --- Coal Harbour & English Bay Area +++++

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Jar Apr 20, 2010 12:40 PM

Last June we 2 Adults a first visit were staying in Burnaby, thanks for replies! Some we will still check out from previous post. Last visit, very nice Mexican in Bellingham USA at Mi Mexico, the recommended Alvin Garden for Hunan Cuisine so perfect, can I give more than 100%!!!, and a driving lunch find was Day's Thai Cuisine on Canada Way. And... of course a few miserable stops as needed!!!

Help!!! My request for the week coming, last week of April and first days of May!!! We will have a vehicle, may go to Whistler, the Capislano Bridge, and any areas you may suggest.

Will be staying in the between area of Coal Harbour and English Bay, so with a car can get around. Noticed in that area Denman Street which may offer some dining possibilities!!!

So, basically, my request finally is to ask for where might we dine to enjoy and do so somewhat inexpensively. On this trip, 2 teenage girls about 13, need to be catered to us 2 adults, or 4 adults if we're available!

Your replies with regard to our very variable food requirements as to any ethnic cuisine are A OK, the quality and actual low pricing will be so helpful, combine with where these 2 young females might like to visit as school children!

I am late in this posting, please forgive, not enough time these weeks!!! Thanks so very much!!!

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Alvin Garden
4850 Imperial St, Burnaby, BC V5J, CA

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  1. fmed RE: Jar Apr 20, 2010 02:59 PM

    That are is the center of Japanese and Korean food in Vancouver. So I suggest an izakaya or two (I would suggest a crawl to 4 drinking age adults). Izakaya: Guu with Garlic, Kingyo, Zakkushi, Hapa Izakaya. Norboo for homestyle Korean. Gyoza King for gyoza. Santuoka (assuming it ha re-opened after a sprinkler disaster), Benkei, Motomachi Shokodu, Kintaro for Ramen,

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    Guu
    838 Thurlow St, Vancouver, BC V6E1W2, CA

    Kingyo
    871 Denman St, Vancouver, BC V6G2L9, CA

    Hapa Izakaya
    1479 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6G1C1, CA

    Gyoza King
    1508 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6G1C2, CA

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      betterthanbourdain RE: fmed Apr 21, 2010 05:52 AM

      called santouka today says should be open next week,
      norboo is really reasonable prices and open late. :-D
      i like toratatsu izakaya. try the cheese tofu (don't tell the kids its tofu, bet they will love it more like panna cotta than tofu)and risotto in hot bowl.... though not child friendly

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        Jar RE: fmed Apr 21, 2010 11:35 AM

        We are fans of Japanese cuisine, likely will have 2 children at all times with us, sometimes an additional adult or 2 depending on their jobs! Thanks

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          fmed RE: Jar Apr 21, 2010 02:36 PM

          I think they will get a kick out of the energy at the Guu(s). Have you been to the new on in Toronto?

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          Guu
          838 Thurlow St, Vancouver, BC V6E1W2, CA

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            Jar RE: fmed Apr 22, 2010 05:45 AM

            A real irony in the lack of time we have in the Toronto area, so we probably will get to Guu in Vancouver first. Living in a small town outside of actual Toronto further complicates dining attempts!

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            Guu
            838 Thurlow St, Vancouver, BC V6E1W2, CA

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          Jar RE: fmed Apr 21, 2010 11:37 AM

          Thanks, much prefer Japanese and Korean cuisine, Thai as well, Chinese and Vietnamese yes but spotty sometimes!

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            fmed RE: Jar Apr 21, 2010 02:35 PM

            For Thai: Maenam on 4th. Vietnamese...go east...of Main along Kingsway. Some truly great holes-in-the-wall. (Try the pho ga at My Chau, for example).

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            My Chau Restaurant
            1715 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5N2S4, CA

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

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              betterthanbourdain RE: fmed Apr 21, 2010 03:38 PM

              how about song huong for 7 beef. resto is family friendly.

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                fmed RE: betterthanbourdain Apr 21, 2010 03:39 PM

                Oh yes. Great call. The servers there love my kids (who are around the same age.)

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                  Jar RE: betterthanbourdain Apr 22, 2010 06:52 AM

                  Beef 7 Ways sounds great, available in Toronto, but you have to look for it!

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