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Help me fill a two-hour Chow window on Monday in downtown Vancouver

grayelf Oct 2, 2010 11:22 PM

So I just noticed I have 6:45 to 8:30ish pm *free* on Monday between VIFF screenings. I'll be at Granville and Robson, needing to return there. The places on my list are all "quick bites" -- any thoughts as to where I might while away 100-120 minutes over something tasty but not too formal within reasonable walking distance where I won't feel silly on my own? TIA.

  1. Cancuk Oct 5, 2010 05:28 PM

    I like Uva. Bar is comfortable and you won't feel rushed at all. Good drinks menu and you can order off of Cibo's food menu.

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    1. re: Cancuk
      grayelf Oct 6, 2010 12:13 AM

      I've only tried Uva for breakfast which was okay if pricey. Must try to swing by for dinner. Enjoy Cibo's grub.

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      bdachow Oct 4, 2010 06:15 PM

      The Georgia Straight just posted the exact same question in one of its articles. Not sure of quality of grub though...


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      1. re: bdachow
        grayelf Oct 5, 2010 09:51 AM

        Thanks for the link, bda, I had most of them but added a few :-).

        Ended up meeting mr grayelf and a friend at Bob Likes Thai Food on Main (yay, translink) for another nice meal last night but will bookmark this thread...

      2. t
        twinkienic Oct 3, 2010 10:51 PM


        1. el_lobo_solo Oct 3, 2010 09:41 PM

          Thai Basil
          al Haldmain (newish Saudi place on Granville)

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          1. re: el_lobo_solo
            grayelf Oct 3, 2010 10:45 PM

            LOL, these are all on my list, not surprising. Hapa or Twisted Fork might be good for "killing some time" -- I get the impression Thai Basil and al Haldmain are not places to linger, though I hope to try both before the week is out.

            Twisted Fork
            1147 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z1M1, CA

            1. re: grayelf
              LotusRapper Oct 3, 2010 10:57 PM

              Prosaically, 900 West ? If ya fell asleep after 2 hrs, just ask for a room upstairs :-P

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            shellback2 Oct 3, 2010 09:00 PM

            How about Twisted Fork (1147 Granville)? Comfort food - cozy ambiance. Good place to sit back and read through your VIFF brochure. http://www.twistedforkbistro.ca

            Twisted Fork
            1147 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z1M1, CA

            1. fmed Oct 2, 2010 11:47 PM

              How about Shuraku? They have bar seating and the izakaya/sushi menu is actually pretty decent.

              Shuraku Restaurant
              833 Granville Steet, Vancouver, BC V6Z1K7, CA

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              1. re: fmed
                grayelf Oct 3, 2010 02:14 PM

                Hadn't thought of Chambar for this, that'll work. Shuraku is good but I wouldn't mind venturing out a bit further afield since I have the time. Other thoughts?

                Shuraku Restaurant
                833 Granville Steet, Vancouver, BC V6Z1K7, CA

                1. re: grayelf
                  LotusRapper Oct 3, 2010 09:24 PM

                  How about just good ol' Hapa, for some zen-ness ?

              2. flight of ideas Oct 2, 2010 11:33 PM

                Try Chambar - It's always abuzz - people probably won't notice you're alone - excellent food, great desserts (my fave is thier lavender infused mousse). Not too far from Granville St (Right next to Stadium skytrain station) - about a 15 minute walk.

                1. LotusRapper Oct 2, 2010 11:33 PM

                  Too bad the Art Gallery is closed early on Mondays ....

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