Sajin’s Green Tea Cafe

Sajin’s Green Tea Cafe was right near where I used to work and I used to pass by it every day but it took me a long time before I actually went in and tried it. I enjoy drinking green tea so I was looking forward to getting some lunch and a latte. The inside of the cafe is outdated and I had a hard time finding a place to sit because almost every table was dirty.

I went on a Friday because I wanted to try their $5 Friday curry rice special. I wanted the chicken curry rice but I was told that on Friday they only sell the beef rice (maybe they should put this on their sign) so I ordered that. I also tried to order a green tea latte and the guy working behind the counter told me if I came back after 2pm then the green tea lattes were only $2. I told him I had to work and I was on my lunch break now so I wanted it now. I think he might have thought I was asking to have the deal right now but I just wanted the drink at regular price. It was an extremely confusing situation and he didn’t give me my latte and he didn’t ever ring it up for me. I felt very awkward and I tried to explain to him a couple of times that I wanted it now but he never understood me. I finally gave up on the latte and decided I would go to the Starbucks down the street where I don’t have to beg someone for a latte.

Beef Curry Rice

Along with the rest of my experience here the curry rice was a disappointment. The beef they used was ground hamburger meat which I thought added a strange texture to the curry. I don’t generally like ground beef in dishes so I didn’t like this at all. The curry sauce did have a nice flavor and I ended up scooping some on the rice and eating that and the potatoes.

Overall everything about Sajin disappointed me. I really wanted to like this place since it was so close to my work and maybe my expectations were too high coming into it. I left the cafe still feeling hungry because my food was gross and having to go to Starbucks to get my caffeine fix.

Recommendation:

No, the food is gross and the service is extremely awkward.

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Categories: $ (less than $10), Cafe, Downtown, Japanese, Vancouver

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One Comment on “Sajin’s Green Tea Cafe”

  1. December 22, 2011 at 6:25 pm #

    Sometimes if you are really really nice, he will give you the latte deal at 1:30pm. You need to have the green tea latte!

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