Hidden Tasting Bar and Social Lounge
Hidden Tasting Bar and Social Lounge

Hidden Tasting Bar and Social Lounge

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hiddenvancouver.ca/
  • Phone: (604) 647-2521
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: 7 days a week: 6:30am - 11:00am;
    Lunch: 7 days a week 11:00am - 4:00pm;
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Friday and Saturday 4:00pm-12:00am
    Brunch: Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: 11:00am-2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Chris Savino
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Complimented by the inspiring beauty of our surroundings, is the quality of the food. Choose from one of the tastefully prepared menus or feel free to arrange a custom-designed meal for your guests. Whatever your selection, you can be assured of our attention to the freshest ingredients and graceful preparation.

    Service for your event will be attentive, yet unobtrusive. Our highly trained service team will be on-site for the entire duration of your event, ensuring that any last minute requests are promptly fulfilled.
  • Special Events: Pop Up Patio ( poolside patio on the 3rd floor)
    Every Thursday and Friday from 5pm to 9pm weather permitting, from June to September.
    No reservations needed.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Homer Street
  • Public Transit: We're located in the centre of downtown, on the cross-roads of Robson and Homer Street, conveniently only a block away from various public transit stops.
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is offered underground in the Westin Grand Vancouver. Valet or self-parking available. Self parking $4.00/hour or flat rate of $7.00 after 6PM. Park by 10AM for $9.00 until 6PM. Metered parking also available on street level.
A word from Hidden Tasting Bar and Social Lounge
Hidden Tasting Bar and Social Lounge is an urban global lounge. A place to savour various options, enjoy a unique beer or glass of wine in a relaxed environment. We have simplified the eating experience by integrating global food offerings using local ingredients paired with attentive service. It's undeniably approachable, comfortable and a place to sit back and enjoy the surroundings.
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Hidden Tasting Bar and Social Lounge reviews from OpenTable diners
20 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.8
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelQuiet
70% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (7)romantic (5)great for brunch (4)fit for foodies (4)special occasion (4)late-night find (4)neighborhood gem (4)vibrant bar scene (4)good for groups (3)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Disappointing
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We booked to grab a bite prior to the 6:30 hockey game on Sunday so arrived early. Service was slow despite the fact that there was almost nobody in the restaurant. We basically ordered pub food thinking you couldn't go wrong but another time would just go to a pub. Tacos were marginal and side rice dish was cold....like not heated at all, and was sent back. Beet salad was tasty but that was the highlight along with the fries. Panini's were average and trio of sliders were passable. Would recommend for a drink as the view is cool overlooking the library and into BC Place stadium but wouldn't recommend for food.
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  • BeeGee
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Good spot for pre theatre bite and to meet friends. Good place to park downtown too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-Game Favourite
    Courtlandia
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The close proximity to Rogers Arena and BC Place, plus decently priced parking downstairs on event nights make this a great launching pad for your Canucks, Lions or Whitecaps celebration. Great tasting apps, pleasant staff (Jude was great) and a decent wine list add to the experience. Bring back the chicken on a waffle with watermelon salsa (please)!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never again
    DisgustingVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    What a rip off. We used an Open Table Dining Cheque and they charged us $12 for the privilege. Biggest F**king rip off in Vancouver. Can't wait for my review on TripAdvisor.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Close to Theatres
    Sixela
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I'm always looking for a decent place to eat before a concert so decided to try this place. It was fine. We arrived at 5:30 so weren't super hungry and decided to share a few small plates. To wit we ordered the green salad (ok -- absolutely nothing special), macaroni & cheese (outstanding) and the calamari (wonderful). We decided we needed more food after we'd finished this and got the lobster poutine. The toppings were fabulous but the fries beneath were disappointing. They tasted like frozen fries but I was assured by the waitress that they were not. The service is perfect. Prompt, friendly & professional. I would definitely come here again before an event.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • noname
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    brought a client here for lunch and were delighted with the restaurant. The menu had something for everyone and the food was excellent. Our waiter was perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and Beverage
    bluemountain
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    They have good prices and portions are pretty big. However, their coffee wasn't a good as I thought it should be.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Terrible ambiance.
    Leslie
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Felt like I was in a Night and Day. Hardly anyone in the place yet it took 12 minutes to get my wine. Food was mediocre at best. I was embarrassed for having asked my out of town guests to meet me there! Very forgettable place.
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  • Scerene
    REG51
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I booked for group of four for an early dinner before a sports event down the street. Having had a dinner ere once earlier this year whne visiting the city, my wife and I wee impressed with the quiet pleasant atmosphere, the high quality of food and service for resonable prices. We could meet our friends and talk without competeing music being played at excessive volumes. Other patrons seemed relaxed and enjoying themselves for the same reasons. Our server was excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    nallas
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food was great, as usual! Service was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 263 reviews are from the Hidden Tasting Bar and Social Lounge reviews archive.
  • the food is great
    sylarVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    crab pudding, lobster poutine is so good, worth to go there
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall Experience
    LuvGoodFood
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Our family of four thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at the Hidden Tasting Bar. Service was very good. Our waiter, Jesse, was especially friendly and helpful. Our food was also very tasty.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Early bday dinner
    Charmaine
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Had great time last Wednesday May 20th at Hidden restaurant. Lobster poutine was amazing and also the Mac and cheese. The gentleman who served us was excellent. Would definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So relaxing
    Live2Eat
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I have eaten here a few times. I have always had good food, and the menu is particularly good if you have several fussy eaters. There is a lot of food diversity, including gluten free items and a fitness menu for the health conscious, and for the rest of us, there is lobster poutine. But the thing I like best is that it is centrally located, quiet, has a lovely view of the library, and they make a fantastic Pimms & Ginger.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super lounge
    Tampa
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    The lounge is great, good food and very good service. Recommended for a quiet drink or a dinner where you want the noise level to permit conversation. A very pleasant atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Good Enough
    Spence
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Nice location, but it really is hidden. Service was almost laughable, but they were short staffed and we had limited time. Food was very disappointing. standard microwave fare. Wine list was small, but fairly priced. But they were out of the wine I selected. Not a good dinner
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great eats at Hidden Tasting Lounge
    HighMaintenance
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    Four of us came out for dinner on a Monday night which we found was a great time to come to Vancouver. I purchased a Groupon because it advertised the bites and shares menu at half price at a place we've never been to before. The regular menu item that caught my eye however was the lobster poutine. Of course we had to try it. We loved it. Then came all the bites and shares. They were brought out at the perfect moment and each of them were bursting with flavour We washed everything down with a nice bottle of chardonnay. I would recommend this to anyone that isn't wanting a huge meal but loves flavour!.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for after the Whitecaps
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Just a few moments away from the Stadium, a great menu and comfortable surroundings in which to satisfy your hunger after the soccer game.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average on the expensive
    LariatVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Hidden is located in Westin. So expect a higher bill. Also expect a quasi fusion attempt: Shanghai Lumpia is described as Filipino style spring roll. Is it Chinese? Or Filipino? Well, it's spring roll. I do like the green mix accompanied some of the share plates. Tender greens tossed with crisp leaves in lightly detectable delectable dressing. Young sweet pea leaves on soft vine, rocket tips... some thoughts have been put into this unassumbing mix. I think there is a dish or two on the menu that share this trait. I did not discover them. If you are staying at the hotel and do not want to venture out for a quick bite, Hidden is better than most hotel restaurants, and similarly over-priced. But you are on Robson, venture out.
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  • Good, not great
    sheed
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    It's your typical hotel restaurant, however a bit dressed up. Drinks were good, and the food tasty. Admittedly, we did have a Groupon, however, so did the majority of patrons (it seemed). I think that it was a promotion gone wrong, as upon our arrival we overheard two of the staff discussing how annoying the promo has been and that they shouldn't run it again. Otherwise, this was a good experience. The portions were definitely on the small side, although, the aforementioned Groupon may have been the cause. The restaurant needs to make money somehow. Overall, the food was tasty, the drinks were good, and the waiter was attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service and food were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The service and food were really good. We started with the lobster poutine, which is on the main menu, but our server recommended as a starter (not that we would even consider having poutine as a main) - it was quite delicious and worthy of the poutine award it won last year. I had the sable fish, which was tasty and the lemon caper risotto cake was devine. My husband had the short rib and found it to be tender and delicious. We shared the banana bread pudding for dessert it was more like cake than pudding, but tasted yummy. Enjoyed a nice bottle of Burrowing Owl wine. It was Valentine's day and it was not a very romanti restaurant. They had TV's at the bar which you can see from the whole restaurant and you can also see the hotel lobby
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love It!
    mommyj
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We had a reservation but ended up arriving early. It wasn't a problem, being seated right away. Only a few other diners at this point but the staff was never still. We shared the flat bread appetizer. The tzatziki was garlicky and my husband enjoyed the olive tapenade. My husband had the burger and kennebec fries. It was amazing, the patty obviously made in house as it wasn't that perfect, pre-bought puck. I had the seafood crepe which was full of seafood. For dessert we shared the waiter's favourites, chocolate banana bread pudding and B-52 creme brûlée. The waiter suggested his favourite tea when I asked and brought some honey with it. Once the wedding party came, we still had our waiter's undivided attention, despite a full restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Theatre friendly!
    Penfor
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    Right across from the Library (parking) and just around the corner from the theatre, this was a great recommendation from a friend who attends the opera regularly. Beautiful hotel, lovely restaurant/bar, good food, nice wine list - nothing outstanding but a great place to meet a friend or a spouse for a before or after theatre meal / drink.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • misled
    foodforthought
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    proscuitto and mozzarella had very little of these ingredients(mostly filler) mac and cheese was boring with 3 tiny scallops and raisins as the tomato compote B52 brûlée was a standard brûlée (didn't get the baileys, kahlua or grandmarnier short rib was the best meal on the table
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  • Maybe not the right day
    BirthdayBoyVIP
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    I was really looking forward to trying this restaurant after reading the rave reviews. Nice location on the 2nd flr. I was somewhat disappointed with the food we ordered, and some of the reviewed menu items I was looking forward to weren't on the current lunch menu. No watermelon salad, no Grilled tomyum prawns. Ordered the Lobster Poutine, and the lobster was overcooked, the poutine kind of curdled. The RAW ALBACORE TUNA POKE was rather bland and the sauce hid the taste of the tuna. The shrimp ceviche seemed to have previously cooked shrimp. the SLOW ROASTED SHORT RIB was gluggy inside, with little beef. I'll try it again, but at $76 for 4 dishes (to share) for 2 people (no drinks), it's a bit steep, especially if you don't enjoy the food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    katpot
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    We really enjoyed our meal at the Hidden Tasting Bar. The food was delicious and beautifully presented! The service was friendly, helpful and attentive. We would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Decent place, nice location
    gribbler
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Nice view, cozy. Staff was good, drinks were excellent
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was sub par, service mediocre
    Foodlover
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    Things started off ok, we had a reservation and when we arrived, the host asked us to wait as he spotted a table opening up by the window, which was great. However, after we sat down, things started to go downhill. The waitress asked us if we were ready to order. When we asked for some more time, she came back promptly a few minutes later and asked again if we were ready. When we said no, she seemed irritated and did not return at all until we flagged her down...we had waited a good 15 minutes. We were there for the dineout menu - for the $28 we were paying per a person, we were not impressed.. The appetizers were minuscule, the main was Mac and cheese which was boring. The tomato chutney it was supposed to come with was raisin chutney..
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  • Excellent Service
    Tubeburner
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    Very attentive and thoughtful staff. Lobster poutine lives up to its award winning status.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    This was my second time coming in December. First visit, the waiter was great but too bad I i did not get his name. He really deserve some recognition for the friendliness. The second time the waiter was nice, very knowledgeable with the wine list and food choice. There was a lady who dressed differently, (in a suit), I'm guessing she's the manager. She did not seem friendly at all.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Tubeburner
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    Just the right portion and great presentation. Great service, too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everyone seemed to enjoy their
    sunshine
    Dined on 11/4/2013
    Everyone seemed to enjoy their meal, although fish tacos were a little too small. Restaurant wasn't busy and service was good. A few of the folks been here before for retirements etc. - so good choice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trustworthy and responsive
    JinxGraulty
    Dined on 10/29/2013
    Business lunch. With my many food allergies, I resign myself to nibbling gingerly on lettuce at these lunches. Here though our server Deborah took great care to ensure that my meal was allergen free for me. Their delightful sounding salmon with crab and white bean became steamed spinach and broccolini with wild salmon fillet over vegetables, olive oil and lemon. No other embellishments. But this lunch was perfect! Fresh, simple and safe. My guest had a beautifully presented tuna tartare with huge yam chips. Thank you Westin. I knew I could count on you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprising in a good way
    GeoffVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2013
    Upon arrival, I was surprised to find this restaurant/bar in the lobby of the Westin Hotel, and my expectations went down accordingly. As it turns out, the online menu (that influenced our choosing this place) lived up to its expectations! The lobster poutine was OUTSTANDING, the chicken entree was flavorful and plentiful. We were disappointed by the times unavailable that were indicate of of a hotel restaurant on a Sunday night, and the fact that we were sat upfront next to the bar instead of in the back away from the hotel lobby, but overall this place had good food, ok service, and was a nice surprise!
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  • Very good experience
    Suzette
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    it was a very lovely dining experience, staff was awesome friendly recommended to everyone...definitely going back soon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for shared plates
    prabd78VIP
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    We enjoyed our meal here. The three of us shared everything and it was all good. I especially enjoyed the healthy options on the fitness menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Options not available
    out4eats
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    Was a little disappointed when 1) the wine I ordered from the menu wasn't available, 2) the beer my husband ordered wasn't available and 3) the sugar free dessert option shown on the menu was no longer offered. Apart from that though the food and service were great.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Made special
    Datenight
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    We were treated very well, good humoured waiter, good food, dessert on the house, very kind, good service all around
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Away but Delicious Menu Item
    Jaycin
    Dined on 9/15/2013
    My wife and I made a visit to the Hidden Tasting Bar and Lounge to redeem our Social Shopper voucher. The place was so hidden that we had to ask the concierge at the hotel where exactly it was. We had previewed the menu so we knew what to order. Nonetheless, the menu provided an added bonus - a low-cal section. We ordered the crab cakes, the popcorn shrimp, the crispy calimari, the fish on lettuce tacos (low cal menu) and, to top off an already rich'n greasy nite, the lobster poutine. Talk about gorging on grease!! But, it was worth the pain. Flavourful and well cooked. The fish tacos were a zesty delight. The lobster poutine was excellent. The other items on the menu looked oh so good, too.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Going to have to work on the food
    Karen
    Dined on 9/9/2013
    Although the food wasn't 'bad', it certainly wasn't a lunch I'd come back for. We shared the fish tacos, the crab cakes and the sushi. We both found all three items very bland. The sushi was actually not done well at all, it seemed as if there was no seasoning in the rice, which made it dry and unpleasant to eat.
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