Dot Com Pho – Greek Simpatico Edition

Normally, Dot Com Pho means going to a Vietnamese restaurant for a nice hot serving of Pho. However, we’ve been mixing it up for the past few weeks and trying new types of food. For this week, we decided to head to the Greek Simpatico Ristorante at West 4th Ave. Greg Morgan recommended this place, saying it was great and that he loves going there. Then he doesn’t show up. What’s more, the place is dead. We got the feeling we might have been suckered.

As a Greek restaurant, Simpatico Ristorante is not bad. The lamb was extremely tender according iPhone Gary but the pork was overcooked and dry. The service was really slow. There was only one waitress serving the entire restaurant. With only one person working, I can understand slow service but as I said before, the place was dead. We are now plotting our revenge on Greg.

For this edition of Dot Com Pho, we have Ed getting fork feed, what a dead restaurant looks like, the failed iPhone app of the week and a whole lot more. Anyone is welcome to join us for Dot Com Pho. Follow me on Twitter to find out the time and location of the next one.

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31 thoughts on “Dot Com Pho – Greek Simpatico Edition”

  1. Ed Lau says:

    I think Gary…I mean, ‘Miss Ng’ agreed that the lamb soulvaki was rather good. Not the best I’ve had but above average.

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    1. Gary says:

      What happens outside of Starbucks, stays outside of Starbucks they say!

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    2. & what is your opinion about fried cheese. That was really looking great. A small pickle and Tomato sauce would be great.

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      1. Ed Lau says:

        A bit too salty. The lemon juice cuts it a bit and the grilled pita helped but it was too salty for my taste. A tad dry as well.

        A fresh mozzarella with some tomato and some quality olive oil is my idea of heaven.

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  2. don’t know where my previous comment gone.
    I never know “pho” is a Vietnamese dish. Try out some Indian dish too, they are specie

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    1. Ben Pei says:

      I have them for supper almost every night! haha..

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  3. Joshua says:

    Nice haircut Gary, where did you get that?

    1. Gary says:

      I cut it myself. Pretty good huh? 😉

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  4. Zemalf says:

    You must’ve finished the dinner with ouzo, right? I didn’t see you getting a Greek or Crete salad and Tzatziki on the middle of the table to be shared with everyone? Greek tradition, I’d thought any Greek restaurant would upsell you that stuff 🙂 And it’s really good too..

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  5. James Hartje says:

    To bad the restaurant was a dud, glad to see that iPhones were well represented

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  6. Ben Pei says:

    By the way, nice to see you back to PR5 John!

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    1. Yes this was really great and On videos they searched for John Chow and wollaaa … John Chow was at there in search engine …

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  7. Congratulations to John. Your pagerank back to PR 5 ^_^ that great.

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  8. Dean Saliba says:

    I’ve been wanting to try Greek food for a long time but the food in your vid looks disgusting! Looks like it has already been eaten! lol

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  9. Nice to see your PR update, you shoud be at least PR 6!

    Keep up the good work John

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    1. Its just the beginning. Wait and watch … this blog will reach PR 9 as well.

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  10. hehe too bad the restaurant was a bummer

  11. fas says:

    Ah something different this time, I mean some different location this time around.

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  12. EarningStep says:

    congrats john , even i know you can get the number of seven easily next month

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  13. That’s a great news for John. Your PR is back to 5. And that’s not all that. When I search John Chow in Google, I found JC dot com back on the top again. Nice to be here.

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  14. Ray Ebersole says:

    I you didn’t check, Simpatico means:

    1. Of like mind or temperament; compatible.
    2. Having attractive qualities; pleasing.

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  15. Lesley says:

    I totally should’ve had the shrimp souvlaki instead…

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  16. At one time, Sympatico was voted the best Pizza in Vancouver. I remember belly dancers there.

  17. Looks like tons of fun!

  18. Cam Birch says:

    Looks like one of your smallest crowds yet. I’m suprised that the iPhone was having as much trouble with the speech recognition as it did. Of course I haven’t really found many speech programs are very good so I guess the iPhone is really just average in its failure.

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  19. game-girl says:

    I would like to taste food there.I have never tasted Greek food.

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  20. James Hartje says:

    Maybe one of these days I will have to fly to Vancouver to join in on one of these infamous Dot Com Phos

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  21. I’m actually quite surprised at the experience you had.

    Simpatico has always been decent (not as good as Maria’s mind you).

    I’m glad you didn’t try to hit Piato’s (a couple of blocks further East on the other side of 4th).

    We’ve reviewed them (and a number of other Vancouver restaurants) on our Vancouver site…

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    Well this is one of my favourite segment. Because in this video we able to see smiling face and lots of fun.

    Put smile on our face … although we are seating miles away.

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  23. game-girl says:

    With the best company of friends having fun any food seems delicious.

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