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ahjaySurrey , B.C.Since August 3, 2010Favourite List (1)12 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.1)
  • Food3 (3.1)
  • Service3.5 (3.4)
  • Value2.5 (2.4)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.4)

Reviews

Displaying 1 - 12 of 12 Reviews Found
Manzo Itamae Japanese Restaurant9020 Capstan Way, #120, Richmond
OK food but lacking
Submitted Monday, October 1, 2012 - 2:06pm [Dine in]

Came here with 6 other people. We ordered beef tongue, takoyaki, fried fish, salmon pizza (that other reviewers rave about) and a bunch of other items. The place is owned and run by Chinese people (it's Richmond after all) so it lacked the genuine Japanese izakaya feeling.

The portions are quite small. Although considering its a izakaya it's not too surprising. The salmon pizza was not as great as you think it is. It's just crunchy pizza dough topped with California roll fillings and a piece of salmon sashimi. I admit it was tasty but nothing out of ordinary.

We ordered the lobster deluxe roll for $20. It tasted bitter and lacked any flavor. Presentation was nice but the taste didn't follow up to how it looked.

The place is very nice though, with decor that resembled a high class Japanese restaurant. It has lighted floors. giant TV's and comfy chairs.

There's always a waitress/waiter on the floor but it was a bit difficult to get their attention (maybe because we sat at the corner of the restaurant.)

Bill came up to be around $120. Not bad but not all of us were satisfied or full.

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Nan Chuu8391 Alexandra Road, #1160, Richmond
My New Favorite Place!
Submitted Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 3:23pm [Dine in]

Very authentic Japanese atmosphere and food. Their menu is layed out with colorful pictures and detailed description. We ordered a tan tan ramen, takoyaki, gyoza. First thing's first, the tan tan ramen was orgasmic. I have never tasted ramen THIS good before. The portion is very large, very flavorful and just melts in your mouth. Food is incredible.

Service was incredible as well. They greet you loudly as you enter and leave the restaurant. Very polite and welcoming, always smiling.

I know dinehere says price ranges from $30-$45 but each dish is usually a bit under $10. Not bad for the portions they give you. Good value.

Ambiance is incredible because it makes you feel as though you're in Japan. I've been to Guu and it just doesn't have that Japanesesy feeling. My gf's been to Japan and she felt as though she was in Japan when we were at the restaurant.

Will definitely be back for more! I can't wait.

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Akari Japanese Restaurant7261 120 Street, Delta
Very poor service! OK food.
Submitted Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 3:02pm [Dine in]

We arrived at around 8:30PM and it was quite empty. One thing I cannot stress enough is how bad the service was. We got our menus and literally waited 10 minutes for someone to check on us. There were about four waitresses on duty and they were huddled up by the cash register. One of them finally saw my wave and acknowledged my call but instead of coming to our table, she goes to clean the other nearby tables! She looks at me with dishes in her hand and I waved her over again, which she yells out "okay!" in a upset tone. After about another 5 minutes, she comes by to bring us tea..only to say "just one minute" before leaving us again. She finally comes by after 2 minutes to take our order.

Food arrived after 10 minutes (we just ordered 10 pieces of gyoza). The food had a nice presentation but did not taste fresh but overall tasted ok.

The service really got to us and honestly, no one should ever be treated that way. Will never go back again.

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On Yuen Chinese Restaurant9014 152nd St., #304, Surrey
Outstanding service, poor food
Submitted Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 3:18am [Dine in]

The GF and I decided to go here for dinner because other reviewers talked so highly about the honey garlic boneless pork.

We arrived around 8PM and there were 4 other customers at the restaurant. We ordered the honey garlic boneless pork and beef & tomato fried rice. Literally, 5 minutes later the food comes out. Five minutes! Keep in mind this is not a fast food restaurant. We were very shocked at how fast it came out. Not sure if it was because the cooks had no other orders so they focused on ours or maybe it was previously made.

The pork had a very dull presentation. Looked bland and tasteless. Also would prefer more beef on the fried rice. Upon tasting the food, we knew something wasn't quite right. The pork was a disappointment as it was nothing like what the reviewers had said. Granted it was last reviewed a year ago, maybe the quality went down. It has a weird overcooked, burnt, re-heated kind of taste. As for the rice, it was hard and lacked sufficient amounts of beef. The rice was definitely old. The dishes were not steaming, hot like it normally would if it was cooked fresh.

Service was outstanding and they were very nice. It's a shame the food was such a disappointment. We won't be going back.

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Sushi California501A North Rd, Coquitlam
The Best Japanese Restaurant
Submitted Friday, January 13, 2012 - 5:09pm [Dine in]

This has got to be the best Japanese restaurant ever! We usually order the spicy salmon sashimi don and it's orgasmic. It is VERY spicy so if you can't handle it, you can request them to make it less spicy. The sushi boat is very good however, the portions is a bit less when it comes to the price. They have many special/exotic sushi rolls that you just have to try. I tried to fried california roll and it was delicious. The cream cheese roll was very good too.

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Aoyama Cafe4151 Hazelbridge Way, Unit 1008, Richmond
Tasty Food
Submitted Friday, January 13, 2012 - 5:04pm [Dine in]

The GF and I always go to Aoyoma when we're in Richmond. They have lots of selections and their daily specials are pretty good. They have a bell (like those in Korean restaurants) to call the server to you. Food arrives promptly and is very good. Of all the dishes we ordered, all of them have came out nicely. They do offer "exotic" coffee but don't bother. If you're used to Tim Hortons or Starbucks, don't bother with the coffee. It's just horrible.

Recommend this restaurant. Will be coming back.

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Guu in Aberdeen4151 Hazelbridge Way, #2790, Richmond
Not as good as the other Guu's
Submitted Friday, January 13, 2012 - 4:59pm [Dine in]

I admit it is a nice place to eat in. We ordered a lot of dishes which totalled $60 for 3 people. The portions were quite small and we were not full (or even close) when we were done. It's a good place to chill with a bunch of friends while munching on a bit of snack though. I saw a couple that actually went to the restaurant next to Guu because they were not full at all. The Guu in downtown was amazing, which makes me wonder why this place was so disappointing. Service was excellent and the ambience was very nice.

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Yuu Japanese Tapas3779 Sexsmith Road, Unit 1111, Richmond
Nice place but mediocre food
Submitted Friday, January 13, 2012 - 4:54pm [Dine in]

The food we got came promptly however the meal I had could have been better. It lacked a bit of flavour and just felt really homemade. The gf ordered curry and she said it was fine. Service was okay but the value wasn't that great. The dishes felt a bit overpriced for what they offered.

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Misoya Ramen4200 No 3 Rd, #140, Richmond
Very poor food!
Submitted Friday, January 13, 2012 - 4:51pm [Dine in]

Came here with my gf and 2 other friends. We arrived at about 7PM and the place was pretty dead aside from a group of 4 at another table. The food took a bit longer than expected to arrive. You can tell it was going to bad just by the way it looked. The prawns had a very fishy smell to it and tasted very bad. The sushi was tiny and fell apart upon touching them. Overall the food was inedible. Will not come back again.

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Hong Mi Korean Restaurant15155 101 Avenue, #100, Surrey
Great food!
Submitted Sunday, October 9, 2011 - 7:53pm [Dine in]

The gf and I decided to eat Korean tonight and decided on Hong Mi because it's nearby. The food was incredible. The meat was marinated so well it melted in my mouth. Our server was extremely nice and even told us we get one free sides refill (don't quote us YMMV). Food arrived quick and the server helped set everything down for us. We got the Smile combo which came with chicken, pork and beef bbq. It is quite pricey but you really get what you pay for. I saw a couple sit down only to leave a few minutes later probably because of the price. We will be coming back soon.

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Branas Mediterranean Grill617 Stamps Landing, Vancouver
Great food!
Submitted Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 11:26am [Dine in]

I brought the GF here on Valentines Day for dinner. Food arrived after 10 minutes of wait but the food was delicious! Chicken was juicy and the seafood was very fresh. The place isn't too bad but a bit too cramp. It's located in a very romantic area. Service was good, food was very delicious and the price was solid. We'll be coming back for more.

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Aji Taro4940 No. 3 Road, #101, Richmond
Never again! Cross contamination!
Submitted Tuesday, August 3, 2010 - 12:09am [Dine in]

I've given Aji Taro not one, but FOUR chances. Every time I go here, I always leave with a bad experience.I will NEVER go back again!

I went there for dinner today at opening (5PM) with two of my friends. We sat there at our table with only one waitress on the floor. When we were about to order, the waitress was busy talking to the counter cashier. A few minutes later, we got our order sheet.We had a vegetarian among us so she proceeded to order vegetarian friendly sushi. She requested that the vegetarian food be put on a separate plate, away from our non-vegetarian food that we ordered. A few minutes later the manager informs us that THEY USE THE SAME KNIFE AND CUTTING BOARD to prepare veggie and meat food. For those who haven't taken food safe, that's food cross contamination. People can seriously get sick from this. Of course, my friend opted out from eating anything there, while the rest of us proceeded to eat what we ordered.

Food - I ordered a chicken karaage (chicken wing) and it was bright pink inside. (This isn't the first time I've seen pink chicken at Aji Taro). The various sashimi we ordered was NOT fresh at all. It had a weird expired taste to them. The beef teriyaki was burnt beyond recognition and ebi sunomono was just half-*ssed. The sushi was the worst part. The rice was literally falling apart and none of the sushi pieces look like sushi at all! Overall the food quality was very poor.

Service - It was mediocre. Waitress kept on gawking (I mean literally STARING) at our table from afar. It made me feel really uncomfortable.

Value - Definitely not worth the value. The food was so bad that we just ate what we ordered and just left.

Ambiance - Just your typical Japanese restaurant.

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