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Lunch in Yaletown

repartee Apr 26, 2010 10:38 PM

I've perused the Board and and though there are recs for dinner, I don't see much for lunch.

Anything worth bothering about around there? Rodney's?

It's got to be rather close to Yaletown anyway.

  1. fmed Apr 26, 2010 10:51 PM

    Hamilton Street Grill's burger and their now famous gingerbread pudding. Maybe Salsa and Agave.

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      grayelf Apr 27, 2010 09:30 AM

      For cheap and cheerful, there's Yopo Cafe (1122 Homer Street, 604-609-9676). They have lunch specials for 7 or 8 bucks. I've only been for dinner and you have to order carefully -- it's a tiny place but they have more than 100 items on the menu, not necessarily a good thing. My SIL gets takeout from here a lot as it is also quite veg-friendly.

      Yopo Cafe
      1122 Homer St, Vancouver, BC V6B2X6, CA

      1. re: grayelf
        fmed Apr 27, 2010 09:34 AM

        I used to eat there quite often when I worked in the area. Not great food by any means, but a small oasis in a desert of bad soup and sandwich joints.

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          Philx Apr 27, 2010 11:01 AM

          I realize we are not talking great food but any dish recommendations? I have a friend who could use another lunch choice in that area.


          1. re: Philx
            grayelf Apr 27, 2010 03:58 PM

            Sure, Philx, but caveat emptor as it's been a while since I ate there (maybe a year?). I can only remember three things that I thought were pretty good:
            Tossed noodles
            Garlic brocolli
            Shredded pork with eggplant

            Here's the link to the menu for your friend. http://www.yopocafe.com/menu1.html# :

            1. re: grayelf
              Philx Apr 27, 2010 05:35 PM

              Thanks grayelf; I will pass along togeither with your reservations.


              1. re: grayelf
                fmed Apr 27, 2010 05:39 PM

                That menu is a lot bigger than when I used to frequent it. I often had the mapo tofu.

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          Peter Rodgers Apr 27, 2010 02:02 PM

          I am a fan of Rodney's, assuming you are still talking lunch. Oyster are impeccable -- try the Stellar Bays; good mussels; an excellent fish and chips on Friday; and the best Bloody Ceasar in town. Sit at the bar and gab with the staff (most of whom have second jobs as actors or musicians). Not too cheap, but worth it.

          Rodney's Oyster House
          1228 Hamilton, Vancouver, BC V6B2S8, CA

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            selena03 Apr 27, 2010 04:41 PM

            I like Kaide and Juno for sushi and also enjoy Scuie for pizza and Provence for baguette sandwiches.

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