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Azia Restaurant - Vancouver, BC - has anyone been?

islandgirl Jan 17, 2011 09:32 AM

I just noticed this restaurant on Smithe (near Scotia Bank Theatre). I'm skeptical given the pan-Asian, little-bit-of everything menus which tend to do nothing well and everything mediocre but thought I'd see if anyone had actually eaten there and what their experience was. It was actually the poster looking for all-day dim sum that got me wondering.
Thanks for any feedback.

Azia Restaurant - Vancouver
990 Smithe Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 3G5, CA

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    betterthanbourdain Jan 17, 2011 01:14 PM

    Overall, your assumption is accurate. the dishes were not inspiring and some of the flavors were just odd. they may have some dimsum items but definitely not a dimsum place. i certainly wouldnt spent my hard earned dollars here.

    Though i do see they have some regulars and perhaps there are some good items. The concept doesnt have enough emphasize on food quality, consistency or value.

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    1. re: betterthanbourdain
      LotusRapper Jan 17, 2011 01:42 PM

      Sounds like Azia could be a bit like The Red Door ?

      1. re: LotusRapper
        betterthanbourdain Jan 18, 2011 06:41 AM

        red door was opened with some folk previously with local casual dining i.e. bread garden, milestones, spectra group and used their experience for opening. they were hoping to follow in the success of PF Chang.
        i dont think azia had as an experienced crew working for them.

    2. iL Divo Jan 18, 2011 06:49 AM

      wish I knew about this last weekend when I was in Vancouver.
      couldn't have eaten cause of the tooth problem incountered there, but walked right up Smithe.
      I'll give it a look-sie in a couple of weeks when I'm back.
      one reason I want to go in that direction is this Greek restaurant that everytime I walk by, there's a line outside. I had to walk into the street to see what kind of restaurant it was. it's close to Smithe which is why I just remembered that.

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