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butterflykawaiiVancouverSince February 5, 200616 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (2.8)
  • Food2.5 (2.7)
  • Service2.5 (2.6)
  • Value2 (2)
  • Ambiance3 (2.8)

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Displaying 1 - 16 of 16 Reviews Found
Ajisen Ramen4380 No. 3 Road, #1190, Richmond
Is this really Ramen?
Submitted Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 2:17pm [Dine in]

I know, yes it is, but not in the traditional sense of ramen.
I've heard many stories about this place, some good but mostly bad. It's not a Japanese restaurant in a sense. The people that work there are not Japanese and the cooks. I'm not sure are Japanese either. The soup does taste great, but there is that aftertaste and a sense that you are thirsty. Could it be way too much ajinomoto? The noodles....... oh poor poor noodles. Why serve this if it looks like and italian variation. I know, I know, yes it is ramen..... but......well, whatever.
It's a franchise or so it seems. I just think that they could try to make it a bit more authentic without being so....... It's just that when you go to a real Japanese restaurant you know it's going to be clean, friendly, happy, efficient and tasty. And you won't have to worry about getting crazy thirsty after a bowl of ...ramen. I hate to say it, but I think very few Japanese will go to eat here a second time.

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Guu in Aberdeen4151 Hazelbridge Way, #2790, Richmond
guud but not great
Submitted Sunday, August 12, 2007 - 8:37pm [Dine in]

I met my boyfriend here two times. He suggested it to eat here and it was ok. Not like downtown like everyone is saying, but it is the best in Richmond for Izakaya. I tried thier dinner and their lunch and the lunch is very limited but ok.

It will have time to improve. I am writing this late because I went here last month, so maybe now it is better.

bye!

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Dozo Izakaya9020 Capstan Way, #120, Richmond
this is NOT Izakaya Japanese
Submitted Sunday, August 12, 2007 - 8:30pm [Dine in]

I am Japanese, i am insulted that they try to put this food off as Japanese Izakaya. I have been here two times and it didn't get better. It got worse. The owner, i don't think is Japanese. He can't write Japanese. It's not real Japanese menu and the food is not good.
The chefs are not Japanese and the waitresses don't know the menu or even what the menu says in Japanese.

It is like reading a bad Chinese menu translated into English. Not very good. Even the people who gave this place good reviews I don't think they know what real Izakaya is. But then you have to go to Japan to know the difference.

The poeple who enjoy this place will also enjoy those Chinese western cuisine places with 300 items on a menu.

I do not know what more to say, but blech. Plaase. to the owners of this place. If you want real credibility make it authentic or just call it a Chinese Tapas and change the name.

trying to be trendy does nothing for me. It has to be tasty and real and fresh. It is none of these.
Sorry. maybe next time It will be better.

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Vogue Chinese Restaurant3779 Sexsmith Road, #1118, Richmond
Impressive
Submitted Thursday, August 10, 2006 - 5:37pm [Dine in]

My BF took me here, he always talks about this place he loves it so much. I think it's more for him to check out the waitresses. He is in love with one that looks like Ayumi Hamasaki.
The food there is very good and insexpensive. I have to admit the the menu is extensive and they have food listed as favourite items or spicey items etc.
I would go for those if it is your first time. And if you are a guy, you'll love the watiresses! LOL.. Anyways. You have to try their pork ribs. I think it's called wu xi ribs. And their chicken nuggets and dumplings are good too!

It can be pretty busy at times. so you may have to wait once in awhile. They also have these neat little snacky thingys like pigs ears and stuff. He likes them more than me, but they are kinda neat

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Richmond Sushi8388 Capstan Way, #1488, Richmond
Overly rated
Submitted Thursday, August 10, 2006 - 5:25pm [Dine in]

I think this restaurant is a bit overly rated. For all you can eat, it's very good and it does the trick. It isn't really Japanese if you happen to be a picky Japanese foodie, or even Japanese for that matter, don't eat here. You won't like it. If you like bulk food, good and fresh and you won't get sick. This is the place. Just remember it does it's purpose which is to feed the hungry stomach and mouths of people wanting something akin to Japanese cuisine.

I know for a fact you can't speak to any of the waitresses there in Japanese. They don't speak Japanese and you can't get Japanese service.

But like I said, it is very good for the all you can eat. In fact I would recommend this place over the other bulk eateries in town.

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Moderne Burger2507 West Broadway St., Vancouver
One of the best in quality
Submitted Sunday, May 7, 2006 - 1:14pm [Dine in]

I love this place the way it looks, the upbeat staff and the people who eat there. The burgers are very large and i can never finish one.
I have only been there a few times, but love it's ambiance. The fries are huge too! It takes you back to the 50's when things were simpler and burgers were the real thing. Not like the franchised takeouts you see nowadays. Very clean too which is a plus for a good eatery!!
cya!

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Kintaro Ramen8291 Westminster Hwy, #110, Richmond
Still a good Ramen shop
Submitted Sunday, May 7, 2006 - 12:54pm [Dine in]

I think with the problem of having enough staffing is due to not enough Japanese can work these schedules in this area. It is mostly a Chinese area I find, but to keep this place authentic you need Japanese speaking waitress or waiter and cooks who can provide this sort of service and style. That is part of the effect isn't it? Otherwise you would just have a non Japanese worker serving what is supposed to be authentic. What I find funny is having a Chinese worker pretending to speak Japanese in a Chinese owned Japanese restaurant.
The soups are good and if you like the extra rich soup. go for it!
I still do like the downtown one better, but it is getting run down and needs a fixup.

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Sui Sha Ya Japanese Restaurant4820 Kingsway, #236, Burnaby
Hello??? All you can eat gross??
Submitted Sunday, May 7, 2006 - 12:46pm [Dine in]

Hello???? I think any all you can eat place is gross. Who ever came up with this idea of all you can eat sushi. It was at one time known that sushi was considered a gourmet food, Something expensive and meant to be savoured and this totally cheapens the whole effect of this quisine. Like really! I can't ever go to eat here having made the mistake of going once and it is just gross. The tables are sticky, the food is aweful. It is not Japanese food. Not at all.

They don't even know how to cut the fish properly and it is a shame that they have these places which totally cheapen the whole effect of eating sushi.

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Hiroshi's Sushi Creations3720 Oak Street, Vancouver
Sushi Creative
Submitted Sunday, May 7, 2006 - 12:40pm [Dine in]

This place is very creative with it's simple and effective tasting sushi.
Hiroshi san and his wife have done very well in providing good service, wonderful sushi and a few specialty dishes that I love!
The price is very good too. Not expensive and the quality is very good. You can also get brown rice sushi too! Recommended mostly for takeout but if you are just a couple, it's good for a small quick meal.
They close early so you have to order before 8pm.

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Irashai Sushi2260 41st Ave, Vancouver
texture of sushi rice very good
Submitted Sunday, May 7, 2006 - 12:21pm [Dine in]

This is one of only few places where the rice texture for their sushi is perfect for Japanese. My friend had told me about this place and said it is very good for their rice. The rice taste is good, I think it could have more flavour, but again, it is the texture of the rice that makes this place so good.

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Congee Noodle House141 E Broadway, Vancouver
it was ok this time
Submitted Sunday, May 7, 2006 - 12:15pm [Dine in]

I remember going here when it first opened and it was great and clean and the service was pretty good for this kind of restaurant. The last time I went, last week, it wasn't so good. I had a dish that seemed to have too much soyasauce in it. Maybe it was the cook that day. I know that their congee is great of course and that is what I mostly come for, or their wonton noodles. I sometimes go with my boyfriend who usually eats all that gross intestine stomach stuff and he even said that this last time it wasn't good.... the washrooms were not very clean.

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Curry Point514 West Broadway, Vancouver
I have had better
Submitted Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 2:35pm [Dine in]

We ate here recently wanting to always try this place out. They do close early on a Sunday and it seemed like alot of people were coming in before they were closing. Alot of takeout. I found the curries not as flavourful as most others. it seemed watered down or maybe done that way for people who aren't really used to the spices? Prices weren't that great either for a takeout / buffet place. The ones in the malls are better, sorry.

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Ouisi Bistro3014 Granville Street, Vancouver
It was not as good the second time
Submitted Thursday, March 9, 2006 - 9:08pm [Dine in]

We went once for a dinner for two and it was good enough to go back and try out more dishes. The second time I tried a chicken dish but it didn't settle well with me. It could have been the spices, but i like hot stuff! We were mostly ignored and I felt like we just had to leave the place. I'm not ugly or anything but I felt like it. I have heard not very good things about this place from others. I think that's why they did the renovations and I haven't been back since. Mebbe it's changed?
I hope someone writes something good so I can think about giving it another try. sigh!

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Joe's Grill2061 W 4th Ave, Vancouver
I like Joes for Popeye Omlet
Submitted Thursday, March 9, 2006 - 8:58pm [Dine in]

I had the spinach omlet and it was very good. My boyfriend was always going there to eat and I tagged along with the guys and look forward to going whenever I can. We're always going out to eat at different places but we seem to always go back to Joes for the breakfast basics. I also enjoy their pastas and coffee is always goooooodd.

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Ajisai Sushi Bar2081 West 42nd Ave, Vancouver
Very good
Submitted Thursday, March 9, 2006 - 12:30pm [Dine in]

I liked this place. it was recommended by friends. Almost like sushi in Japan so i can say this is the most authentic.

It is only a sushi restaurant so you must know that you can only get sushi. Very small, but good for the money you will pay. It is hard to find but once you are there, you will go back.

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Kintaro Ramen788 Denman Street, Vancouver
Cheezu ramen
Submitted Sunday, February 5, 2006 - 2:05pm [Dine in]

I really liked the Cheese Ramen. I had it once and it was ok, but the second time I had it was very, very good. I love cheese, even though it can make you fat! I'm not fat, but I do wait to have this ramen at least once a month.

I want to try to new location in Richmond. I can't wait!

I really appreciate that they make their own broth from scratch, the way that it is supposed to be made.

Very good. I just wish that it was a little bit cleaner. They are very busy.

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