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

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.

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

    1. 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.
      http://www.chambar.com/

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

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

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        1. re: fmed

          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?

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

          1. re: grayelf

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

        2. 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

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

          1. Thai Basil
            al Haldmain (newish Saudi place on Granville)

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            1. re: el_lobo_solo

              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.

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

              1. re: grayelf

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

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

                http://www.straight.com/article-35115...

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                1. re: bdachow

                  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. 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

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