This is not authentic Japanese food. Some looked like Korean style and the flavours were not authetic. I think they boast of their Kamameshi and other restaurants don't make it, but it is very bland and can be better duplicated by putting your own cuts of meat and veges into your rice cooker- better value, too. too bad. Disappointed. Will not go there again. I went there with a Japanese friend and we have never gone back.
We had lunch here today when it opened at 11:30 am and sat ourselves down. Its just a little restaurant and the atmosphere is okay. They have lunch special bento boxes for $6.99 which is really good value as the portion size is pretty decent. We both had the chicken & sashimi (4 pieces) bento boxes for $10.99 which consists of teriyaki chicken over a bed of rice, assorted tempura (1 prawn & a few vegy pieces), The tuna and salmon sashimi were very cold, fresh & of a creamy texture which was so delicious! You also get 6 large pieces of California roll and I decided on the yam rolls instead which are tasty. If you want miso soup,its $1.00. It doesn't take long to get your food. We will go back again soon...
Went out for brunch with my friends on a weekday afternoon. The service was really good, no complaints there. I got a pick-a-pancake combo which comes with two pancakes, two eggs, two bacon strips or sausages and hash browns. The food was pretty good, but nothing I couldn't make at home. So for about $12 I could have made more food at home but for a day out with friends it was okay value, there are more expensive restaurants with smaller portions. The pancakes are delicious and I love all the syrups they have to choose from. Would come here again, but not more then twice a year because it's honestly too much to spend on breakfast food you could easily make yourself at home.
Went with friends on a weekday evening for dinner. We ordered two pizzas, the Prosciutto & Arugula and the Salsiccia, split between the four of us which was enough to fill us up. The pizza was delicious and the service was good. I honestly can't think of any negative comments to say... the price is fair, for downtown Vancouver restaurant prices, since usually pizza is split up between two or more people. Would definitely come here again if I were craving pizza while hanging out with friends downtown.
First off if you don't have the discount card don't bother with this place.
Reserved a table for 5 adults and 1 child for 12 noon. We waited 40 minutes because the chubby lady with the glasses at the front decided to let the regulars in first. Ordered food and waited another 30 minutes. How do I know 30? The time is written on the order receipt. Empty containers were not cleared off the table. Based on these things I gave the service a poor rating.
Food and value ties together. They make up the difference on the discount by charging a bit more than other places. Plus they shrunk the portions. Food taste was decent for the hai gow and Sui Mai. The Chinese donut wrap was a tad over oily. 2 dishes came out luke warm.
Ambiance was nice. If you decide to have a wedding here there is unobstructed views. Restaurant is a tad on the smaller side compared to some others in Richmond.
As we were leaving miss chubby gives a frown and rolls her eyes at my mother and mutters some negative remarks. Nice service /sarcasm
Overall I would give this place a pass and look somewhere else for your dimsum craving.
lastly not related to the restaurant. Parking is terrible here. There is a complex on the mckim side you can park at. Street parking meters don't take new coins. Example: I paid $3.75 for 1hr 27min of parking.
This place is so loud the noise of people's conversations is louder than the TV's or music! You cannot talk to a person at your table without yelling. The menu is terrible. No suitable appetizers so we settled for wings and fries. (Vaporized vinegar on the fries--no big deal--very little difference to regular fries) The main course menu doesn't offer much either. Our group had the Beef Wellington, Yorkshire Beef Dip and the Angus Sirloin. All the food was good, but nothing to rush back for. When we got outside our ears were ringing. We won't be returning.
Myself and two friends ate here last night. The waiter was O.K. Not very personable. Two of us had the Ribs the sauce was wonderful but the Ribs where tough. They came with Mac and Cheese and it was excellent. One of us had the Stir fry with Chicken, not much flavour and the Chicken was tough and very dry. Not sure if I will go again any time soon.
Last Saturday I was craving pasta .
I had not been to Anton's for few years now. I used to go there a lot but since I moved away from the area it was not easy to get there , anyhow , I decide to go and have a big dish of pasta. But to my surprise it was not as good as I remember it . Maybe since I have tried many good restaurant in town , my taste had changed or maybe we have such a wide variety of good food and restaurants in our town now .
It defiantly filled me up but I still am in search of better pasta bar.
I love to go to a restaurant that make quality food with super fast service.
Usually we have to wait 20 min for our food to be ready at any sushi place . But not this place
Your soup is on your table within 5 min and so as your sashimi .
Also their teriyaki dishes are prepared mush faster than other sushi places I have been too
Over all a very satisfying experience
We went with 2 of my friends last Friday to this location.
There seems to be a new ownership at this location with new staff
And much better food and service than before. i tried their food once before.
We decided to try their sandwiches.
We are very glad we did .. Amazing .. Amazing sandwiches, nothing like you had before.
I tried their spicy chicken wrap with coleslaw and their specialty sauce, topped with veggies
OMG what a taste , I am craving it as I am writing this review.
My friend had the polled pork sandwich on ciabatta bread.
He was just enjoying every bite..
We were also given free samples of other sandwiches
Plus they offered us all free drinks, which we never expected.
We are going back with more friends next week.
And I will take some pictures and do another review.
ok, first, my review is based from nostalgia and also value.
this place is not expensive and so my expectations for their quality, variety and food style will also be in line with the price you pay which is only $11 for lunch and $15 for dinner.
this is a hearty buffet, with down to earth, non-pretentious cooking.
dont expect five star, fancy gourmet. the foods they push out are very basic, but they do it very well.
fried chickens, fries, king a la cart, etc - your basic comfort foods.
the quality is good, fresh but because of the ingredients sitting on the hot plates, it doesn't matter how fresh they start, eventually the heat will take its toll.
you go to uncle willy for the atmosphere and old-fashioned canadian / american cooking, you know the kind you see in family magazines back in the 80's - corn bread, pasta, stuff that's on the fresh prince and the cosby's.
roast beef, cakes, ice cream, salads, your usual food court fares, but just slightly better.
good place to try, but definitely not for the picky eaters.
My husband and I came after work. Sat on the "patio" - beautiful glass enclosure and awesome view of the river etc. In a great location with awesome new developments. The buiding itself is spectacuclar - great reclaimed wood, concrete, etc. That's sadly where it ends. What a thud for the amount of money someone shelled out.
Thud 0ne - unisex bathrooms are cutesy and trendy - but I don't want to go to the bathroom and smell man piss on the floor. Thanks anyway.
The menu - I looked and looked and looked again - I could NOT find anything remotely that interested me to order. Olives? Um no thanks. Hot nuts? Cute. The waitress mentioned the "special" burger that was lamb and a bunch of other items. I joked to my husband that I'd order that except hold everything except for the bun and the cilantro. It was like they look my list of everything I hate and put in on one burger.
I did not get the food. Plus all the burger were $12-14 PLUS and sides were extra - no fries or anything included. WOW. We had one drink and left and ate elsewhere. It was more than half empty on a Friday night, so it looks like a lot fo people did the samething
Wow - did Capstone go under new management? The mean Asian lady was no longer there. We walked in today with fantastic service! Was so blown away. I only go there because of the Groupon deal, but now I'm thinking I would go back more often. I hope it is under new management as I loved what I saw today. We had two main servers helping us today and both of them were amazingly nice.
I have been on mediocre terms with this place before, but this time REALLY blew me away. If this service keeps up, I definitely recommend everyone to go!
Went with four other people for the first time. We ordered the crab cakes, fish and chips, and burgers and it all was mediocre at best. To put it into perspective, White Spot is 100% better (and cheaper). We won't be dining her again. The service was great and the restaurant is more than charming. But it all comes down to the food and how it tastes in the final analysis.
Went out after my friend's choir concert in Vancouver. My friends raved about the place but didn't seem that special to me.
-It was way too loud inside, hard to hear each other when talking.
-My food was okay but nothing special. Actually I got kind of sick of it and decided to stop eating it because I felt it wasn't seasoned well, tasted very plain.
-The portions are pretty generous. I did notice that the nachos came in a HUGE portion which was nice. My friends loved them, so nachos here are good.
-Price was okay for a bar in Vancouver, but I think I spent too much for food that was pretty plain tasting.
Overall I had a mediocre experience and would have rather spent my money elsewhere.
My friends and I came here last night. Had the nachos, hummus, fondu and sangria. The prices aren't bad for Vancouver restaurants and the food is pretty amazing. Nachos were great, loaded with beans, jalapenos and corn with guacomole, sour cream and salsa on the side. The cheese on the nachos was generous and not too dry. The hummus was super garlicy and the best I've ever tasted. Fondu was good, it's hard to mess up chocolate and fruit. Sangria was yummy, had lots of fruits in it. The portions are fairly large, what we ordered was all enough to fill the 5 of us. The music is just a bit too loud though, I had a hard time hearing what my friends were saying and vice versa.
Overall satisfied, would definitely eat here a second time.
I came for some standard pasta fare, and saw they had a new chef special. I asked, and they said it was lobster fennel ravioli that day. For 12.95. So I ordered it, and I was not disappointed. It was good. Place looks nice, a little rustic for my taste though. The service was okay, I got my food and drink quick enough.
This place has gone through its fair share of ups and downs. The prices have slowly creeped up and up as they have decided to cater more towards tourists. In the past we were greeted by grim looking staff at the front door that acted as if we were a bother. We have lived on the North Shore for many years and this was not just our experience, it was the experience of many others. Today we were greeted by cheery staff with friendly smiles. We got good seats but that is about it. The lunch menu is very limited and pricey. As an example, a small bowl of mussles is now about 23 dollars not including tip. 3 small pieces of cheese and a few crackers is about 18 dollars without tip. If you don't believe, check the menu. The sandwiches have grown smaller over the years, although still tasty. The service was real slow. The best thing about today was the staff so that is an improvement. We will check back again in another few months and provide another update. I do not think they can last much longer with the smaller sized meals, the limited selection and the expensive price points. Will see.
We went on a Sunday late AM for brunch/lunch. It was quiet. My wife had breakfast and for $10 it was good. I had the burger and poutine for $15+. Pretty good although the gravy was out of a package and the potatoes starchy. Also pricey for what you get. Service was friendly but sparing. Perhaps they were getting ready for the day. This, of course, is far different than when it was a dump with the reno and all but it did have a lot of character before. Now it's just a nice looking pub, like all the others. If I'm in the area I may go back but would never make a point of it.
I have never been to this restaurant before, even though I always drive pass this place. Until recently, I moved home and this place is just two minutes away from my home. So one day I decided to take my family there for dinner. We were greeted by an enthusiastic waiter who recommended us a lot of dishes. In the end, my family and I ended up ordering a plate of honey garlic chicken wings, the Peking duck wraps and the meat from the duck was turned into fried rice. The honey garlic wings was extremely tasty, the skin was crispy with honey garlic sauce over them. While the Peking duck was also good, the duck's skin was crispy as well. Finally, the shredded duck fried rice was just average. Overall, the food does indeed taste good, with large amount of portion at an affordable price. I will definitely return for more Chinese food!
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