A May 2004 trip
to Vancouver by rossiste
Quote: This is a beautiful compact city on the water, with mountains as the backdrop. It has a strong Asian influence with a northwest twist.
It’s always hard to decide what you are in the mood for!
There are actually quite a few of these restaurants in Vancouver, BC. I tired to find a website that might list them all, but no luck.
This location is right on Robson Street in the heart of the shopping area. I think I stop in here every time I make it to Vancouver. It’s a great stop for breakfast or maybe a snack if you share the crepe with someone else.
Service is adequate, but nothing special by any means. You usually get seated and served fairly quickly. There is always the to-go option as well.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 20, 2004
1032 Robson Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
You have two options here, either sit at the bar and select plates from the floating boats going around the island or to be seated and served by a waitress. In all the experiences I have had there, I prefer to be waited on and order from a menu. If I felt the sushi was better prepared and it was a little easier to get what I wanted instead of hunting for it on the sushi boats, I might try the other option.
The plates are all color- or pattern-coded to equal the price of the dish served on the plate.
I don’t think I have even had anything there I didn’t like. I have really enjoyed all of the rolls, which, by the way, are of a practical size, and you can actually fit them in your mouth, unlike some of these places that try to make the sushi so fancy and overloaded with ingredients that you just make a huge mess! The mixed tempura basket is yummy too.
Sometimes you have to wait a little while for a table. The service is just okay, nothing too amazing, but the food and prices make up for it.
The restaurant is located right on Robson Street on the second level above the Aldo and other shops. In the summer, there is an outdoor patio overlooking Robson Street.
1025 Robson Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
Attraction | "Lush"
Okay, they FINALLY have a few Lush stores in the US now, but for the longest time, this British store has been in every other country except the US. For years my friends and I would drive up to Vancouver to shop, and Lush was always high on the list.
There is more than one Lush location in Vancouver, so check the website for the one that suites you best.
This store is VERY smelly! In a good way for me, but some people find it overpowering and have decided to wait outside while I have shopped away. Also, just to warn you, the sales people are very helpful. Maybe too helpful. If you are new to shopping at this store, you may want that help, but after being to the store a thousand times, I don’t someone in my face every 5 seconds disturbing me. The Robson store tends to be crowded, especially in the summer.
The store sells fun bath and body products, all handmade with fresh natural ingredients and oils with an expiration date. They smell wonderful and are unique. The bath bomb is probably the most popular product. It’s a moisturizing smelly ball of carbonate that, when you drop it into water, starts to fizz and disintegrate, making the bath water smell good.
They also have unique shampoos and conditioners, as well as massage bars, bath melts, perfumes, a line of yummy soaps, and pre-packaged gift sets. Some of my favorites are the sweet-smelling soaps, like "Honey I Washed the Kids" and "Rock Star."
The shampoo bars are great for traveling to avoid leaking issues, and they even sell a tin to put them in. It’s hard to believe, but the bars work great and really suds up. There is a shampoo called "Big" that is based on a salt scrub. It’s very unique, but is amazing and smells great.
You see a trend here - very smelly. I usually don’t need the actual street address for these stores, as I can usually smell them a block away. That’s how I found the one in Prague. It’s a distinct smell; all the Lush stores have it.
It’s not worth shopping here if your nose is stuffed up!
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 16, 2004
Lush Handmade Cosmetics
1020 Robson Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6G2M8
+1 604 687 5874