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Dream Sushi

Dream Sushi on UrbanspoonA small-medium restaurant that seems like another average Japanese restaurant – that’s not run by Japanese. We happened to walk by one evening, so we decided to give it a try.



idearabbit-dreamsushi7idearabbit-dreamsushi1 idearabbit-dreamsushi2 idearabbit-dreamsushi5We ordered the Pork & Vegetable Gyoza $4.50 which lacked the garlic or nira (garlic chives) taste which is found in most Japanese gyozas. It was a bit weak of flavour.

idearabbit-dreamsushi4The Negitoro roll $2.75 and Sockeye Avocado Roll $5.50 was average.

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Overall, it was what you’d expect from the inexpensive sushi restaurant. Several of the servers sat at the tables next to us and blabbed and ate their supposedly ‘dinners’. They shouted at times to each other when one was at the cashier right behind our table. That was annoying.

The washroom seemed to be a storage place of all things – I just hope not any food.

Would we go back? Hmmm…likely not.

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Old Spaghetti Factory

The Old Spaghetti Factory on Urbanspoon

Located in the trendy Gastown, this Old Spaghetti Factory which opened on March 22, 1970 is quite unique in that you can dine in one of the old trolleys – though I haven’t had the opportunity to dine in there specifically myself. The restaurant is large, and has an old vintage feeling. There’s usually a line up, and they don’t take reservations.

The menus are printed on old newspaper like paper – which they will reuse, so don’t discard them! The prices are quite cheap, and for most of the menu, they have what’s called “It’s All Included” All the entrées include OSF Classic Sourdough Bread with Whipped Garlic and Plain Butter (they are delicious!), Minestrone Soup or Crisp Green Salad; Spumoni Ice Cream; and Hot Tea or our own blend of Coffee.Dressing choices include Ranch, 1000 Island, Blue Cheese, House Italian or Low-Fat Sesame.

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The food is decent for the price you pay for. The menu has a variety of selections/options, so you can come back and order something different every time. The servers are friendly and provide prompt service. The atmosphere is relaxing and a great place to eat out with a group of friends. The last time I went there, they didn’t have wireless transaction machines, so each person had to go up to the cashier to pay. But perhaps that has changed since then.

If you love pasta and a good deal, this place is the place for you.

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