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AKIncRichmond B.CSince August 20, 201028 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.3)
  • Food3.5 (3.5)
  • Service3 (3.1)
  • Value3 (3.1)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.3)

Reviews

Displaying 21 - 28 of 28 Reviews Found
Sushi Han Take-out Restaurant8180 No. 2 Rd., #182, Richmond
Maybe it was an off night?
Submitted Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 5:19pm [Dine in]

We decided to get some sushi from Sushi Han because we had heard some good recommendations through friends in Richmond, although we had never been. Yet alas, Valentine's Day evening and we just wanted something simple.

We got there to find the place mostly full and people standing at the counter waiting for take away. Not too much of a problem as we were not in a hurry, yet I think I would have walked out if I had some place to be in a timely fashion. We were asked to seat ourselves and we hesitated, simply because the tables that were empty were dirty.

Once we got seated at the cleanest table we could find, the host/manager/do everything woman had someone come out and clean the table for us, while she brought menus. this was followed by some terrifically hot tea (which is the way I love it) and our order taken. I really liked the menu, it was easy to pick from and lots of choices, while not overwhelming.

I got some tuna nigiri, a spicy salmon roll and california roll. My partner got a beef teriyaki roll and cucumber roll. It was good, nothing super special, just plain solid.

The whole time it just seemed like they were two staff members short. Out of respect for the recommendations I got, I will give them another chance although if they can't keep up on a weeknight.....

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Diplomat Bakery6111 London Road, #110, Richmond
Tiramisu cake..OMG>>>the only food I need for the rest of my life
Submitted Monday, December 13, 2010 - 5:44pm [Take-out]

We had this cake and eat it every meal until it was gone. When the fork slide through the cake and hit the kahula layer, the liquid mildly leaked down the fluffy cake too. Great flavour, no skimping on ingredients or care.

It was our first experience and we will be back. I'll review our next purchase as well. :-)

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Splitz Grill4242 Main Street, Vancouver
Low expectations....far exceeded.
Submitted Monday, December 13, 2010 - 5:27pm [Dine in]

Perhaps it was because I had low expectations, but man did that burger deliver. Great size for a burger and the patty had some great flavor outside of simple seasoned salt (where most places will simple mask a crap patty with seasoning and/or salt).

Great hand cut fries to accompany the burger that had my choice of toppings, which included babaganouch!! Aw yeah! My partner had an all beef hotdog striaght from New York with dijon mustard. Wow, equally great.

I mean, I do rave about this place, simply because the food was outstanding. Service was good enough, but I can't see how to get higher than solid when you serve yourself. No slight against Splitz, just a fact. Ambiance was adequate for the area and the value is alright.

I'm definitely going to be back.

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Terra Breads53 West 5th Avenue, #107, Vancouver
You have to pay for the privilege
Submitted Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 12:29pm [Take-out]

The food is outstanding, while $9 for a sandwich can be a little steep. It's a terrific treat and never misses :-) once you add a bakery good to a sandwich, you'll be over $10 for sure, yet you should get what you pay for.

Not for everyone, and it gets backed up if you're in a rush at peak lunch time.

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L.A. Grill & Bistro8100 No. 2 Road, 128, Richmond
Average choice. Low prices and there's a reason why....
Submitted Monday, October 4, 2010 - 4:37pm [Dine in]

I have to admit, there's nothing really striking about the place when you walk in. Once you get a menu, I kind of had to do a double take when I looked at the prices.

I wasn't super hungry when I got there and I all wanted was a burger, nothing else. I happened to be in luck as the $7 burger came with salad and roast potatoes. Perfect.

It was a 7 oz patty, pretty hefty. The salad that accompanied the burger did have fresh looking ingredients, while I could almost count the number of lettuce leaves. Obviously, this factored into the price of the meal.

When I was done the burger and salad I thought I'd sample the potatoes. These were probably most bland potatoes I've had ever. They were simply boiled and have rosemary on them. They presented well enough and i expected them to have some flavour only find none. I thought I'd only heard about a restaurant serving boiled potatoes in a Kids in the Hall skit, but I have now seen it in real life. :-)

The drink prices were very low as well. Considering how corners were cut for meals, I doubt a highball would have been very potent.....

Return visit- unlikely.

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Toko Restaurant223 W. 7th Avenue, Vancouver
Amazing for take away!
Submitted Friday, September 17, 2010 - 9:41am [Take-out]

I had the Curry Chicken and rice from Toko last week. Being that it was under $8, I was expecting a lunch portion and I got two dinner servings (well one and a half.) I know when I go again, I'm going to bring a container to work so I can bring the balance home or have it the next day.

There was lots of rice, chicken and green and red capsicum (peppers) while maybe a little heavy on the sauce, it might work better for some people who love sauce. (I wished a had a couple poppadoms to go with it.)

I'll definitely be back. :-)

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Best Burrito15 W Broadway, Vancouver
Solid option
Submitted Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 4:24pm [Dine in]

This place is a true "Mom and Pop" place. They really take care of their regulars, so if you frequent, you can expect better service each time. (I've been there five times in the last two months.)

I'd be lying to say this is the best shwarma I've had. The chicken it best when it's busy and doesn't have great shelf life, so I alway suggest going in the middle of lunch rush. (Getting known as a "cash payer" to the owner gets you VIP treatment too.) The rice they use can be a little dry, while the lettuce and sauces are always "spot on."

Overall, it's solid. If you want to eat more than you can handle and don't mind getting a little messy, then definitely give this place a shot.

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Glowbal Grill and Satay Bar1079 Mainland Street, Vancouver
A Yaletown gem, I guess....it's just lost on me....
Submitted Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 2:23pm [Dine in]

We got a gift certificate to head to one of the Glowbal group's of restaurants. We looked over all the menus and the Glowbal Lounge was the only thing that was vaguely interesting.

Considering we had to wait 5 (literal) minutes just to see anyone, they started on the wrong foot. We selected to sit on the patio as it's nearing the end of summer so you might as well take advantage of it, right?

We orders the Kobe Meatball skewer, the blackened wild salmon and a prawn skewer. These were quite uninspired.

I ordered a 10 oz strip loin steak and my wife did the same. We both ordered medium rare and I had the polenta side and she had the mushroom risotto. My wife's steak was medium rare to rare (which we're ok with) while mine was almost spot on.

My polenta was great and matched well with the bottle of shiraz we got, while the risotto was done well, yet kind of bland...

Dessert was lemon cheese cake and the Baily's bread pudding. The lemon cheesecake was more like a vanilla custard with lemon rind on top while the bread pudding was superb.

I think I might be projecting a bit, but my expectations with respect to the bill was not to par. I felt for the same dollar I could have received a better meal. I guess if I cared about "being seen" that would have been a terrific experience, but if I bother to venture to Yaletown again, I think I can use $200 better at the Blue Water Cafe.

I think the product they are pushing is simply "lost on me." I don't wish to be a character in the Twilight saga or Perez Hilton...

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