Food Persuasion level : [rating=4]
Service : [rating=5]
Cuisine: Asian Inspired Tapas, restaurant lounge
Location: Gastown, Vancouver
Atmosphere: First Date Spot
Rightfully dubbed, Gastown’s neighborhood cocktail parlor, lacking of any pretentions and Yuppie entourages. We fell in love with the space and atmosphere. Unanimously agreed this is a perfect date spot. Great for people watching, if you are like us, we like to entertain ourselves by watching first dates, while making up soap opera worthy stories. When your date starts to bore you can choose from a plethora of creative cocktails, wines and spirits and livin it up! Ahem…responsibly of course*
It is an Asian inspired menu, with items from subs to Betel Leaves to peking duck noodle soup
For lack of better reason, we have been noticing the portion sizes in Gastown’s newer resto’s have been getting increasing smaller and the prices have stayed relatively the same. I’d hate for Gastown to be fostering anorexic, anti-yuppie, food snobs.
Started with the Crab Cakes – $12, Dungeness crab, coated in panko bread crumbs, with a lemon dijon yogurt lightly drizzled over top and a side of baby greens. Delicious, however everyone on our table and the next were disappointed by its size, comparable to a chocolate coin.
The subs are Vietnamese inspired. Started with the Rock Cod Sub – $12, Moroccan spice, with some greens, tomatoes, cucumber, preserved lemon and Japanese Mayo. The Duck & Soy Chicken Sub -$8, asian pear, cilantro, pickled carrot, rainsins, cucumber and mayo was delicious! It was a Vietnamese sub on speed.
Our bill came out to be $92 for 4 people which includes a dish and drink each. We were still starving by the end of our meal we had to go to Tropika for takeout!
I would however go back for the drinks and the entertaining atmosphere.6 Powell St