I have heard a few people rave about this place so I placed it on my list to check out. I find that there are not too many places in Vancouver that have great West Coast Food, and I wanted to see how Bin placed.
The price of the food was quite expensive, each small dish was about 16 dollars with sides around 4 -7 dollars. We ordered three dishes, Kobe Beef Meatballs, Spot Prawn Risotto and Mussels in garlic sauce and a side order of Navajo bread. The food was fairly tasty but I thought it could of been better especially considering the price. The Mussels were good but the broth was very basic, the kobe meatballs pretty much just sucked, and the spot prawn risotto had four prawns in it, and the taste was ok, far from amazing.
So what the hell. People rave about this spot and it has received numerous awards but this place did not get my pallet excited, not the least. In my opinion, Bin 942 is not worth it and it is not really worth a second chance from me.
I know the hipsters don't go here because four dishes from Bin would equal a pair of Cheap Mondays or two tickets to watch Girl Talk hit the play button on his Mac but at least he takes of his shirt.
1521 West Broadway Street
Note : the border is open to Japanese Beef, but Kobe beef can be made in the USA. I am pretty sure that if this meat was kobe beef it is the American version.
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