As we were being tourists of our own town, we stopped by Kitsilano for a lunch break. With an Entertainment Book coupon, we visited Hell’s Kitchen.
It’s not our first time eating at Hell’s Kitchen. In fact, call it coincident or serendipitous if you will, the last time we ate at Hell’s Kitchen we were also in between checking out local attractions. Oh, and we sat at the exact same table as well. Cheesy, I know :)
Urbanspoon users don’t seem to give Hell’s Kitchen a very good rating, but the food there wasn’t bad. First, the Hell’s Benny had a good flavour by adding the spicy chorizo sausage and a slice of tomato to the traditional eggs benny. The poached eggs didn’t ooze out like Lisa’s did, but it was still pretty good. The use of sausage added a bit of fattiness which made it scrumptious. I loved the hash browns – it’s a bit crispy on the outside, and pillowy inside. Big cubes, too. Funny enough Mr. didn’t enjoy it for the exact same reason. He likes his hash browns super crispy, a bit drier than these ones. The hollandaise sauce was very rich, and I found it a bit too thick for my liking, and it’s not silky and creamy like most other ones.
In case you haven’t noticed, I’m a big meat eater, so I tend to order pizzas with a lot of meat, particularly spicy meat, so I convinced Mr. to order one of Hell’s classic pizzas, Mulberry Street. It was one meaty pizza. It had a good amount of tomato sauce; the bocconcini had a unique scent and added a layer of creaminess to the pizza. I liked the crunch of the green peppers, combined with the fragrant fresh herb. The crust was crispy, and not hard on the edges that makes you want to drop them after eating the toppings. Mr. dipped it in the hollandaise sauce which according to him, was a great pizza dipping sauce.
It was almost 1:30pm on a Saturday afternoon, and I thought the restaurant was doing okay in terms of traffic. The servers were friendly and attentive, and did not give us dirty looks for using a coupon, like what we experienced at Cambie Vietnamese Restaurant.
All in all it was a pleasant experience eating here. Hell’s Kitchen has been around for awhile so it for sure has its charm. I think it’s a nice hang out spot in the Kits area, with affordable food and a few TV screens to catch a game.
2041 W 4th Avenue, Vancouver