Ten Ten Tapas
Ten Ten Tapas

Ten Ten Tapas

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tententapas.com/
  • Phone: (604) 689-7800
  • Hours of Operation:
    Mon-Thurs: 5:30pm-9:30pm Dinner
    Fri: 5:30pm-Midnight Dinner
    Sat: 9am-Midnight Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Sun: 9am-9:30pm Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Wine Bar, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Matthew Phillip
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We do catering for special events
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer an elegant space, ideal for groups of up to 60 people. Whether it’s a birthday party, corporate event, wedding reception or any special day – we will cater to your specific and unique needs.
    Enjoy plated dinner, buffet or stand-up cocktail & tapas.
    Personalized menus available.
  • Private Party Contact: Derek Oelmann, Owner 8889896395
  • Entertainment: Live music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. No cover charge. Please check www.TenTenTapas.com for up-to-date listings of musicians.
  • Special Events: Book your private party today!

    Now booking private events for Christmas - reserve now!

    * Holiday parties, staff parties, client events, corporate events, business meetings, birthdays, etc.
    * Bar service and live entertainment available

Getting there

  • Cross Street: on English Bay Seawall, just East of Aquatic Centre & under Burrard Bridge
  • Public Transit: Beach Ave Bus C21
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: * Street Parking on Beach (meter)
    * Free 2 hour parking on Hornby, Howe and Granville between 9am-6pm, free after 6pm
    * Pay Parking at the parking lot next to the Aquatic Centre, enter from Beach Ave. (Location #3697)


    Transit
    * Beach Avenue Bus #C21
A word from Ten Ten Tapas
Located on the iconic Seawall just steps past the Aquatic Centre, enjoy a waterfront view of False Creek and delicious West Coast tapas. Dishes are prepared from scratch using BC’s finest local/indigenous product. Fresh artisan bread is baked in-house. Fun and flavourful dishes, as pleasing to the eye as to the palette, are created daily.

Take in the sounds of some of Vancouver’s top local musicians, with Jazz Nights on Thursdays, Flamenco Guitar Friday nights and a variety of sultry vocalists backed by hornman Gabriel on Saturday nights.

Look for restaurant signs at 1000 Beach, east of the Burrard Bridge. Walk through the Plaza to the Seawall or even take the Aquabus across from Granville Island.

Come taste what you’ve been missing!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Ten Ten Tapas reviews from OpenTable diners
31 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (24)great for outdoor dining (21)scenic view (21)fit for foodies (18)great for brunch (10)romantic (10)special occasion (7)vibrant bar scene (7)good for groups (6)great for lunch (5)late-night find (5)hot spot (4)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • Dissappointed
    vancouvervisiting
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Unfortunately we came in the day that the menu had been changed and the staff on the floor did not know it. We had based our choice of restaurant on the online menu that was no longer being used and there was no note that things were being changed. My husband found a piece of plastic in his fruit salad and nothing was done about it. We would not go out of our way to return.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • a wonderful find !
    PussyKat
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    we came upon this resto after it being highly recommended by my hairstylist. absolutely fantastsic ! From the owner, Derrik and his family, to the entire staff we were made to feel so welcome. The food and ambience are terrific. We will frequent this delightful place a great deal. Looking forward to patio dining
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent music, great food
    Donna
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Excellent music, great food and ambience. The location is right on the Seawall - you can cycle or walk there, or take the Aquabus across from Granville Island. Good tapas menu!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch....the view of
    onis
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Great brunch....the view of the boats on the dock and the ocean air is wonderful....
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • They need to improve. The
    Nico
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    They need to improve. The idea of them men not bad but several issues had made my experience not very pleasant. 1) Long waiting times for the food, the restaurant was half full. 2) The Rissoto was cold when finally arrived to my table 3) mussels were dry and tasteless. 4) very poor quality in the coffee and dessert. 5)the music was nice.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • - seating was scheduled for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    - seating was scheduled for 6 and we were seated quite late. - the waiter forgot our order - and casually apologized for the delay - when everyone else around was half way their meal. - ordered flowers for valentines which were never delivered :(
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quaint and Romantic
    1010TapasDiner
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We've never heard of this little gem until we arrived. It was really intimate for our valentine's day dinner. The Flaminco Guitarist was friendly and added an all exclusive getaway vibe. The portions were surprisingly small which explained why the menu prices were also minimal. Give it a try!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delish all around
    BLK1
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    Great food; great people. Fun and entertaining staff working there. DO try the ribs! Mind you, the trio seafood was devine as well. And save room for the "DESSERT SHOOTERS". Banana Crème Pie shooter......oh yeah. It's a keeper.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely to have dinner with
    Terrie
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Lovely to have dinner with some great jazz that you could enjoy without giving up conversation. Loved the bread pudding.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New jazz house with good food, wine
    Will
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    My wife and I tried Ten-Ten Tapas during Dine Out Vancouver because it coincided with a performance by jazz vocalist and pianist Jennifer Scott. She was great, but the noise level from other diners made her playing difficult to hear on occasion. Ten-Ten is trying to be a jazz house, but it might be more successful on weeknights when a less boisterous clientele would be there. We both had the ribs special which we enjoyed along with the suggested wine pairing. They offer a nice selection of better BC wines and their suggested pairings with each course were very nice. We'll go back again, just not on a Saturday night.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finally...a jazz club in Vancouver!
    Elysse
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    Found out about this gem from Dineout Vancouver. What Vancouver has long needed is a small, intimate restaurant that played real live cool jazz music. Ten Ten fits the bill perfectly! The place is very charming, well decorated, the food was fantastic (ribs and panna cotta were exceptional) and the service was extremely nice and friendly. Nothing pretentious...just a few people that want to share good food and music in a great location facing the water. The music was fantastic....Gabriel Hasselbach and Adam Rohrlick played jazz and blues that night and were great. Great summertime location and we can't wait to go back, especially for the latin/steel band music on Friday. Keep up the great job...and looking forward to returning very soon!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    Before going I had read reviews which indicated that they had had problems which the Manager said had been addressed and they now had a new chef. My Wife had Mussels followed by the salmon and then panna cotta, I had pea soup, baby ribs and white chocolate bread pudding. The soup could have been hotter with more seasoning, the ribs were juicy, tasty and was a generous portion served with mashed potatoes the pudding was to die for . My Wife's mussels were plump and tasty, the salmon flaky and moist and the panna cotta was creatively plated with a hint of mint and topped with chocolate. There was a great saxophonist playing in the background and the waiter was attentive but not intrusive, in conclusion a great find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great recommendations from
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    Great recommendations from the hosts. excellent service. outstanding food
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not so tapa like
    sslake
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    We went for Dine Out and the service was slow and poor. Food was mediocre. Menu wasn't very exciting. Location was ok but it's a small and loud restaurant. Wouldn't go back or recommend this place.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GreatRibs - Great Wine Pairings
    LaniMorand
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Tiny but delightful. Looking forward to the patio. Derek, the Maitre D' was awesomely helpful arranging parking. We 2 enjoyed the $28 flat-rate dinner with $17 flat-rate pairings. Great presentation and flavours. Ribs portions were surprisingly ... huge! The wine pairings were well considered, and the Elephant Bay cherry port with dessert was superb. Really enjoyed Luis Geraldo playing and singing light jazz. Also loved the chandelier fashioned from inverted crystal stemware. Looking forward to returning to work our way through the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ten Ten Tapas was fun.
    OutOfTowner
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    We tried Ten Ten Tapas during Dine Out Vancouver. Our first restaurant of the weekend. The food and service were very good and we're going to be back. The patio looked like it would be amazing in the summer. looking forward to trying that out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HIdden Gem
    Luckycharm
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    First time here, didn't know this hidden gem. Very cozy, service is good. We love the live jazz entertainment. Will go again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Somewhat dissapointed
    Ricardo
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    We came to this restaurant through the "Dine Out Vancouver" festival hoping to find a great tapas experience. However the restaurant's name doesn't have anything to do with what they serve. Why call a restaurant after the name "tapas" if that's not what it is about? Anyways the food was not that great and their option of wines to match the dinner, was overly to expensive compared to what we got served. You'll be better of buying the wine outright by the glass or bottle. The overall experience felt like they don't put to much effort since they already are in a great touristic area and their flow of customers is guaranteed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food with live music
    eatoutBob
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Tasty 3 course meal with live piano music. Under Burrard Bridge. Easy to have a conversation and nice background music. On the Sea Wall walkway with a marina view. Ok wine list with ok prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dine Out 2014
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Are group went specifically for the Dine Out Vancouver menu. The environment was cozy but not super intimate - it was a perfect balance. I choose the ribs which were amazing and would highly recommend. I enjoyed the wine selection and was impressed that you had a couple of options in how you could order (wine flights for example) There was live music but the sound was not overpowering. The staff were very friendly but not overbaring. I would definately dine there again and would reccomend it to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would like to try again
    tglpomo
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    My girlfriend and I wanted to try somewhere different for dinner during Dineout 2014. We decided to give Ten Ten Tapas a try. We chose our items off the Dineout Menu and also chose the sampler wine pairings to go with our meal. The service was quite slow to begin with as our wine and appetizers took quite some time (15 minutes or so) before they came out. Once the appetizers and initial wines were brought out things seemed to flow a lot smoother. The food was good and everything was fresh and tasty. The bourbon ribs were delicious and very tender! We also enjoyed the jazz musician but wished he played a longer first set or came back sooner from his break. We'd like to come back and try the more traditional tapas offerings.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This restaurant by all other
    DineOutfan
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    This restaurant by all other years should have offered an $18 menu for the food we got for $28. I do not feel it was a good dine out deal. I do not know if this restaurant gets what DineOut is. This combined with quite dried out ribs has made me uninterested in returning, even though the restaurant is beautiful and the staff were good.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What A Surprise!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    Pretty small and dark place, was kind of hard to find, but well worth it! Our server was knowledgeable and helpful in deciding both wine and food. I noticed there was a heated patio seating as well, will definitely come back during the summer days.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a very good time
    Jayhawks1
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    All went well, good service, good food, music was great and what a view!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went for Sunday Jazz Brunch.
    Laura
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    Went for Sunday Jazz Brunch. Had an awesome experience. Service, Food, Ambiance all were stellar. Nothing like LIVE JAZZ with Gabriel Mark Hasselbach to warm your soul on a cold day. I will return for other events (live music from Wed - Sun), dinner and even drinks at the bar. The decor is beautiful and such detail was taken even in the washroom. Fantastic. Thanks Darryl for a great Sunday afternoon. See you soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • They appreciated your business.
    UnlimitedtimeVIP
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    They appreciated your business. The jazz music was nice.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • some good news, some not so good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    We ordered extra bread that did not come so we cancelled it since we had already finished our meal. The coffee was fairly weak. This is the opinion of 3 out of the 5 people who drink coffee. Just too busy for the servers to attend to everyone i.e. in refilling water, coffee and there were no serving utensils with the tapas and it was a long time until we received them. This made it very awkward for our group to share the plates. (so the food started to cool off) The bill - Accounting seemed to be a bit of a problem as to correct calculations. Wonderful decor and ambiance. Friendly and courteous staff. Great entertainment.RE: Gabriel
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service was knowledgeable
    kdge
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    The service was knowledgeable and friendly. Dealt with some other very demanding customers in a friendly professional manner. Salad was okay - not outstanding. The main dish - salmon and mushrooms - were delicious! The salmon was moist and tender with only a hint of lemon sauce to heighten the flavour. Excellent! We will recommend to friends and definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This place is a bit challenging
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    This place is a bit challenging to find as their entrance is not facing Beach Avenue. The food is okay but really nothing special or outstanding - all of the dishes we tried could easily be made at home. The tables are so close to one another that you can practically reach out to the person at the next table. The view is nice, but for the price and the trouble, not really worth it.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another good experience,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/11/2013
    The food selection is excellent, dishes are artfully presented, and very tasty Portions to share are perfect. We particularly commented how nice it was to have low background music, making our night of catchin up very easy. This alone is a number 10 on my list for recommending Ten Ten Tapas to friends. We were there Thursday night, did find the service quite slow, a comment to the server regarding that, it was explain we all showed up at the same time, I do not think that would deter me from going back, it just gave us more time to chat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, good service
    Victoria
    Dined on 12/11/2013
    We have a nice experience with the restaurant. All the foods we ordered were delicious. The girl served the table was friendly . Thanks very much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday night tapas
    Normie
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    On a cold December night four of us went to the Ten Ten Tapas restaurant. We enjoyed the decor and style of the restaurant and looked forward to a delightful evening. The food was tasty and flavorful, and well presented. However, we waited quite a long time for our food, even though the restaurant was not that busy. The servers were efficient and pleasant but when we asked to be moved to another table because we were very cold, seated by the glass doors, we were told that the restaurant was going to be completely full and there were no other tables available, though they never filled up. We would have liked staff to try to make us more comfortable, as the cold drafts really affected us and we were too cold to really enjoy our dining out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden gem...
    seasonedtester
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    …that could be easily missed, what a shame! Great service and food, incredible location, can't wait to return on a beautiful summer evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as expected
    Ian2013
    Dined on 11/24/2013
    We went there for lunch and found out that they only had a breakfast menu. The choices are slim and they were not anything great. I will not be going there again.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Confused
    LauraFVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    The menu was repetitious yet limited. Like they didn't know what they were doing. Traditional tapas based on egg or potato not to be found. I ordered salmon which was very salty. We were the only ones there. The staff outnumbered us 2 to 1.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not easy to find; for a restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    Not easy to find; for a restaurant with tapas in the name, I was expecting a more extensive list of tapas offerings including vegetarian ones...What we ordered was excellent although quite slow to come considering it was not very busy.
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  • Not bad but could be so much better
    bmarieVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    My husband has a nut allergy. Unfortunately our first order was bruschetta which did not indicate that it had nuts. However, it included pesto with pinenuts and my husband had an allergic reaction. Of course the staff were apologetic (no compensation provided by the restaurant though) and fortunately my husband's allergy isn't extreme but we expect nuts to be called out on menus. Otherwise the food was pretty tasty, especially the lamb special with apricots, pear and prunes. The wine list is passable. This is an average restaurant but could be so much better with a little effort.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good quality and portion for tapas
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2013
    Bought the coupon online and tried the 3-course menus. Food is delicious, seating is very comfortable. Big portion for tapas. Good value for money paid. Only one Quinoa salad available. Ask for beets salad, but they told us it was not in season, &I just had that for lunch in another restaurant. The only starch available is only polenta. Should restock the ingredients, or take it off the menus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent venue for get-together
    FoodiePiggy
    Dined on 9/26/2013
    I had my birthday celebration at Ten Ten Tapas and it was one of the most special party I have had. We were late to the restaurant due to traffics but the server was still very happy and welcoming. He invited us to the bar table and made special cocktail for each of us according to our liking of syrups and liquor. It was a very special experience for me. The food there was very delicious with very thoughtful presentation. The coupling with fruits and vegetables for each dish is very good. My favourite dishes are the crostini platter, yam fries and the stuffed portabellos. The desserts are also very yummy especially the chocolate mousse as well as the apple pie cheesecake.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Tapas!
    foodlover
    Dined on 9/16/2013
    Delicious west coast style tapas. The stand out was the Moroccan lamb, which the chef has entered for the Vancouver Chefs Dishes Festival. Melt in the mouth lamb, with delicate spices, accompanied by delicious complementary flavours. I hope this will become a fixture on the menu! Other excellent choices were the shrimp and scallops, and the salmon, both perfectly cooked. Warm, attractive decor with interesting artwork. Great location on the waterfront will ensure I come back in the summer as well. The TV is an unnecessary distraction, and the background music (if even required?) could be a bit quieter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.