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“Teeny Restaurant, Big Flavors” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bin 941 Tapas Parlour

Bin 941 Tapas Parlour
941 Davie St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 1B9, Canada (Downtown)
604-683-1246
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Ranked #213 of 2,804 Restaurants in Vancouver
Cuisines: Tapas
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Teeny Restaurant, Big Flavors”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We were admittedly squeezed into a small spot, but we couldn't complain when plate after plate arrived delighting our palates. This was our favorite meal of the trip despite the odd questions from our fellow diners, "Oh you're American, when did the Canadians gain independence? Do you like vegetarian food?" No sir, we're ordering the short rib...

Anyway, this place is a can't miss. Keep your eyes peeled so you don't miss it!

Visited February 2013
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  • English first
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English first
North Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Tapas are plentiful - but remember, they're TAPAS.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Three of us visited this restaurant around 7:30 on a Sunday night and were seated promptly. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable. Our beverages came quickly, despite the fact the restaurant was busy. She gave us time to enjoy a few sips of wine before coming back to collect our meal orders, so we didn't feel like we were on the fast track "get 'em in, get 'em out".

Something she told us up front was that the dishes come out one at a time. Because they're tapas, they are designed to share, so ordering your food like you would in a traditional restaurant doesn't work well unless you don't mind watching each person eat their dinner in turn. (That's where the wine helps!)

We ordered hummus which came with this puffy and addictive bread. We followed with scallops, mushroom risotto and flank steak with frites. Easily enough in each to share for 3 people.

The music is loud (which makes me officially "old") but it's not annoyingly so - you know, not the kind where you better know how lipread or it's going to be a very conversationally arid evening.

Good beats, good food, good service. Share nicely and you'll have fun.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great, but a bit pricey and on the small side”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Based on a recommendation from our friend we decided to pop by this 'tapas' restaurant.

The atmosphere was really nice in the front part of the restaurant. The middle or back of kitchen walkway towards the back was reserved for waiting \ bar space.

This was the back of the kitchen that was separated by a fake wallboard. The place is really small , width wise, and therefore understandable that it was not the best part.

However they gave us a spot at one of the boots which was still small but cosy.

The drinks were nice (their own version of Sangria is pretty good) and so was the food. Portions were pretty decent and it was for sharing - although one could argue that tapas are small dishes and usually plentiful, this version was smaller portions , shareable but good food.

Definitely the food was great but one might not be satisfied with the amount of food / price ratio.

Still , I would recommend to give this place a try out as it is a pretty decent place to visit.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Incredible Flavors”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

The most amazing food combinations. The menu is fantastic and every dish we have tried has been wonderful - great imagination. The flavors in the plates all go together. Obviously a lot of testing and tasting have gone into the combinations. The service is very warm and friendly as well as knowledgeable. The least expensive bottle of red wine when we were there was $50 which we found a little steep. It would be nice if they had a few bottles of red wine that were less expensive so we could go more frequently.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Abbotsford, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“fabulous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

A small restaurant but is packed with character. The atmosphere is fantastic and the food is outstanding! We wanted to try everything on the menu and will definitely be back to work on that! A great place share a nice bottle of wine and sample some of the best tapas around. We had scallops which we both agreed were the best we've had. Perfectly seared and seasoned.We then had to try the beef Wellington and were not disappointed there either and finally after taking a break on eating we couldn't resist trying the lamb. My oh my, it was so tender and good. I wish we could have eaten more because watching some of the dishes that were going to other tables I wanted to have them too!

Visited December 2012
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