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Month: February, 2013

SEA MONSTR SUSHI

A – 55 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC

Sea Monster is part of the Mark Brand empire of restaurants. If you don’t know who Mark Brand is, he is the man who owns most of Gastown and is slowly taking over the Downtown Eastside. If any of his business ventures have failed yet, I haven’t heard about it. Everything he puts his name on is hip and unique, and Sea Monster is no exception.

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This is clearly a Gastown restaurant. Through the back of the restaurant you can walk right into Sharks and Hammers another “Brand” establishment, this one selling hip clothing and accessories. And the sushi itself is good. It’s not the best in the city, but it’s good. I had the “Combo C”. It had three pieces each of salmon roll, tuna roll, California roll and spicy tuna roll with a miso soup, for $9.00. Not bad, not bad.

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So next time you are looking for lunch in Gastown, check out Sea Monster! NOM NOM

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CARDERO’S

1583 Coal Harbour Quay, Vancouver, BC

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This past week I had my cousin from Jersey City, NJ visiting , so I needed to impress her with Vancouver’s scenery and foods. I’ve always heard good things about Cardero’s, but never been, probably because I’m not really a Coal Harbour kind of girl. But, Cardero’s has it all; beautiful waterfront views, fresh seafood and a weekday “Mussel mania” deal where you get mussels, fries and a pint for $12.

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Unfortunately, I guess I didn’t read the fine print, and we arrived two hours early for “Mussel Mania”. Too hungry to wait, we stayed and resigned ourselves to paying double the price. Wah wah… anyways, it was delicious.

Mussels Oceanwise coconut curry sauce, Asian herbs

Mussels
Oceanwise, coconut curry sauce, Asian herbs

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Thanks Cardero’s! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Delicious.

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KEFI

102-100 Schoolhouse Street, Coquitlam, BC

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I’m not usually a big fan of Greek restaurants, as I find they usually all serve the exact same menu, and have the exact same decor. And while I enjoy grilled meats and rice and potatoes, it can get a little tired. But…. I love Kefi Greek Kouzina! Kefi is located on the side of the highway in Coquitlam. It’s in a strip mall next to ABC Country Restaurant. It’s close to IKEA and Riverview Mental Hospital. I was introduced to Kefi by a co-worker when we were working at Riverview, and given the choice between ABC Country Restaurant and a greek restaurant, I’ll always take the greek.

Luckily, Kefi stands out from the pack. The decor is bright and sunny and classy. It even has a vine-covered garden patio, if you’d like to enjoy your moussaka with the sweet sounds of highway #7.

I brought a friend here for lunch the other day, hoping to eat their Stuffed Sole, which I remember as being amazing. The menu at Kefi is quite extensive, with such things as “Ouzo Halibut“, and “Fettucini Skordato“. Unfortunately they were out of Sole, so we stuck to some more standard Greek fare.

Roast LambSlow roasted dijon and oregano crusted New Zealand spring lamb shoulder. One of our signature dishes. Served with lemon roasted potatoes, spinach and tomato rice, greek salad, tzatziki, and pita bread

Roast Lamb
Slow roasted dijon and oregano crusted New Zealand spring lamb shoulder. One of our signature dishes. Served with lemon roasted potatoes, spinach and tomato rice, greek salad, tzatziki, and pita bread.

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Calamaria Meal
Marinated, breaded & deep fried squid. Served with lemon roasted potatoes, spinach and tomato rice, greek salad, tzatziki, & pita bread.

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Kefi is my go-to place for Greek food. If you’re ever looking for a nice meal in Coquitlam, definitely check out Kefi.

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