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Indochine on Broadway and Ontario

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moltmonster Mar 18, 2012 09:39 PM

Anyone know what became of the 3 Lions? I was sad to see its doors close. And what of Indochine?

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    YVRChow Jul 2, 2012 07:18 AM

    They are now open for lunch, so I finally made it in to check it out. There are very mixed reviews online, and it seems that a lot of the negative experiences have to do with dinner time service (lack of it, and also aspects of "the crowd"), so take my review for what it is worth as it is only based upon my own lunch experience there. The crowd at lunchtime was mostly business people (I saw a lot of real estate types reviewing listings with clients, etc.).

    Anyway, on to the food.....I had the bo luc lac. The beef was very tender, having a nice marinade on it. It was cooked perfectly, with the outside of each cube being nicely seared, and the inside still being juicy. The sauce was flavourful without being overly salty as sometimes is the case with this dish for me. The tomato rice had a nice rich flavour, and was cooked well. The cucumber, tomato, and lettuce were uneventful. I would have preferred some watercress to add a little bitterness. Overall this was a very respectable rendition.

    I'm not a fan of the pseudo Earl's/Cactus Club vibe, but enjoyed the food.

     
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      LotusRapper Jul 2, 2012 08:43 AM

      Great mini-review, YVRC :-)

      Just wondering, what kinds of crowds did you see there ? Similar to Earl's/CC/MS/Joey or ?

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        YVRChow Jul 2, 2012 09:51 AM

        As mentioned above, the crowd at lunchtime was mostly business people (I saw a lot of real estate types reviewing listings with clients, etc.). I haven't been there at dinner.

    2. LotusRapper Mar 19, 2012 09:45 PM

      They're open now, I drove past them tonight. A bit sad when I saw three LARGE TV screens hung on the west wall, all three with tonight's game on. Hopefully not a sports bar.

      Anyone know what's on their menu ?

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        kinnickinnik Mar 19, 2012 10:58 PM

        Looks like a loungey-social-sportsbar space from their facebook photos.
        No info on their site yet http://indochinekitchen.ca/

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