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Canada_TurtleRichmond, VancouverSince April 2, 20085 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.2)
  • Food3 (3)
  • Service3 (3.2)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.4)

Reviews

Displaying 1 - 5 of 5 Reviews Found
Ebisu in Richmond8111 Ackroyd Road, #100, Richmond
Solid choice for something new
Submitted Monday, April 7, 2008 - 12:34am [Dine in]

Overall
Having been in various cities in Japan, I can't say the food you find here will be completely authentic; however, I can attest to the fact that the design of different rolls/dishes are unique and creative. I would recommend friends and family to try this place at least once (if not more).

Food
The sizes of the sushi / sashimi here will cater to those who enjoy authentic sushi. (Sorry, Sushi King and Samurai Sushi lovers will be left wanting.) The quality is good, and as mentioned, creative.

Service
During two dinner visits, the service could be said to be attentive and timely. Other tables appeared to be served as well. Due to the layout of the restaurant, it is possible for some tables to be "unseen" or easily forgotten.

Ambiance
This restaurant will cater to those who like a darker interior. For those who have visited Silver Tower Restaurant, think of having the same sort of interior...with nicer washrooms.

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Prince Chinese Seafood Restaurant2881 Grandview Highway, Vancouver
Decent choice in Vancouver East
Submitted Sunday, April 6, 2008 - 10:31pm [Dine in]

Overall
Solid choice of Chinese restaurant when in Vancouver East. Good food, service, and quality for economical prices. I would recommend this place to friends and family.

Food
Great-tasting for lunch and dinner. Food is neither too salty nor oily. Prices are very reasonable. Note: king crab price recently went up from $10.80 to $13.80 per pound; though it's still a good deal.

Service
After 5 visits for various meals, I have found the service to be attentive, prompt, and exceeding that of many (if not most) Chinese restaurants in Vancouver.

Ambiance
It's a Chinese restaurant - it does not exude extravgance. It may be a step below the brightness of Shiang Garden, Kiran, and Sun Sui Wah, but would it be comparable perhaps with Flota.

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No. 9 Restaurant5300 No. 3 Road, #812, Richmond
Ok Choice - for a 24-hour Chinese restaurant
Submitted Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 8:28pm [Dine in]

As a frequent business traveller landing late at night in many locales throughout North America, I would have to say #9 is a decent choice. Think of a Hon's Restaurant that is open 24 hours.

(Potential) patrons should consider:
1. It's a 24-hour joint
2. It's Chinese (and Hong-Kong in its service style)

My ratings are therefore relative to those criteria and I recommend taking that into consideration before you set expectations.

Pros:
+ it's open 24 hours for folks with appetites at all hours of the day.
+ Food quality can be compared to Hon's.
+ Service is relatively fast.
+ Recent renovation.

Cons:
- It's very Chinese service-wise in that you should not be expecting smiles and stellar customer service.
- Price can be on the (relative) high side for what you get (for the more elaborate rice and noodle dishes).

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Papi's Ristorante Italiano12551 No.1 Rd., Richmond
Come hungry, leave hungry for more
Submitted Tuesday, April 1, 2008 - 11:32pm [Dine in]

This review is based on a February 2008, three-person dinner visit.

Food
The risotto in particular and other dishes and appetizers were sub-standard, and certainly not worth the prices demanded. Not only were the dishes small portion-wise, but also over-cooked, oily, and/or salty. I don't know about the folks at the nearby tables, but our experience warrants a vote of 1 out of 5 stars.

Service
We loved how the host took our jackets when we went in and remembered whose jacket was who's when we left. Other than that, the appetizers took a long time to arrive, as did the main courses and dessert. Despite having three waiters serve the small, half-full restaurant that night, it was sometimes difficult to get any attention. Thsi was apparent at nearby tables also. Hence, my rating of 1 to 1.5 out of 5 stars.

Ambiance
This place may have been rebuilt after the fire and I believe they tried to make it upscale in some way. However, it is relatively dim in places and odd-shaped; I would not want to host a gathering here. It's only OK in my opinion. 2/5 stars.

Overall
I don't know why it is rated highly in the Richmond News / Review each year. I certainly would not want to come again unless a friend or family member tells me they had a good experience here. (IMHO, even Paesano's was better, and I don't think too highly of that place.)

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Red Star Seafood Restaurant8181 Cambie Rd, #2200, Richmond
Solid choice for dinner
Submitted Tuesday, April 1, 2008 - 10:49pm [Dine in]

The restaurant was formerly known as the Richmond Mandarin Restaurant. The changes include: the ownership, kitchen staff, and more – all for the better.

Food
For dinner we enjoyed a two-person combination meal of jellyfish, squab, shark fin soup, abalone and broccoli, baby bok choy and tofu sheets, and seafood fried rice for $110 total. While not "incredible", it certainly was good. The vegetables tasted as if they were fresh, and all dishes were prepared as one would like or expect. We did not order any king crab ($13.80/lb), but we noticed many others doing so and finishing it all; we might try ordering it next time. My vote: 3.5 to 4.0 stars.

Service
Good to great. With clean / better uniforms, the wait staff was also attentive to all other tables around us. Tea was sometimes poured for us, food was distributed into individual servings, tea/hot water was replenished in reasonable times, food was served at reasonable times, and our plates were constantly being replaced by fresh ones. On our night, I did not notice the long wait(s) the previous reviewer found. My vote: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Ambiance
I am happy with the fresh coat of paint, renovated front bar, new chairs, and significantly renovated washrooms (brighter and contemporary in design). I am just not sure about their decision to: hang a chandelier in their signature blue-sky, oval-shaped ceiling ornament, replace the wall scones with unusual jewel-like fixtures, and mix the contemporary style designs around the dining room with classical curtains. It seems to be a clash of the classical and contemporary. My vote: 2.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Summary
I believe this restaurant would be similar to Kirin, Sea Harbour, or Flota. I would like to try their lunch dim sum service and see if it was similar to what the previous reviewer found.

Based on the dinner experience I had, I would recommend this restaurant to friends and family. My overall vote: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

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