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Aug 18, 2014 10:25 AM

New to Frasier/King Ed neighbourhood - Whats good?

I just moved to the neighborhood (and Vancouver) and there are so many small restaurants its overwhelming. Where are the must eats in the area? I truly eat anything.

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  1. You happen to live very close to Earnest Ice Cream. Score!

    1. You're in a revitalizing neighborhood that is undergoing changes. As for good eats in the immediate vicinity of Fraser St corridor between Kingsway and 41st Ave, I can think of:

      Les Faux Bourgeois (who spearheaed the Fraser corridor good eats)
      Matchstick Coffee
      Los Cuervos Taqueria & Cantina
      Sal y Limon
      Fraser Court Seafood Restaurant (Chinese, with good dim sum)
      Pho Quyen
      Pho Cilantro
      Pizza Carano
      Grandview Szechuan
      Koon Bo Seafood Restaurant
      Madras Dosa House

      Of the above, I've not been to Madras nor Pizza Carano. I also left out a few I feel are quite average (Jethro's Fine Grub; Pho Long, Royal Fortune Szechuan) although you might find me at Pho Long once awhile > 10pm slurping down a big bowl of pho or bun vermicelli noodles. IMHO, Jethro's is quite over-rated and there are better options elsewhere.

      1. At Kingsway and Fraser, Ba Le is pretty fine for banh mi, though not quite as good as Kim Chau further east on K'way for me. Bee Kim Heng also has excellent Singapore style beef jerky to take home and snack on.

        1. I am curious to hear what y'all think of Carano. I have not been yet but heard good things.

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          1. re: koshfoodie

            As reported by the trustworthy Sherman, Carano appears to hold their own so far:


            1. re: koshfoodie

              I've only been to Carano once, but I quite enjoyed it. I'd rate their pizza right up there, close to 2 of my other favourites, Barbarellas and Farinas. Service was great, I got served quickly, however like Farinas, I found the tall stools and communal table to be somewhat uncomfortable. Easy to find parking in the neighbourhood is another plus. Thanks for the reminder, I'm going to have to visit this place again soon.

            2. Pho Quyen is one of my favorite bowls of pho in Vancouver.

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              1. re: brokentelephone

                Wee bit heavy-handed on the sodium/MSG, but otherwise quite decent and better than Pho Long.