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chaRichmondSince May 12, 200622 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.7)
  • Food4 (3.9)
  • Service3.5 (3.5)
  • Value3.5 (3.6)
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Splitz Grill4369 Main St., Whistler
Great Burger Joint
Submitted Monday, October 12, 2009 - 6:34pm [Dine in]

If you want a burger but think you deserve so much better than MacDonald, then try this place. Basically like Subway, you build your own burger here. My husband picked almost everything to be on his burger, and I don't know how he made it fit into his mouth. Ingredients are fresh, burger is nice, juicy, and flavourful. We came here for dinner but should've saved it for next day's lunch - because, even though the food itself is good and satisfying, it is after all a fast food joint. Not somewhere you come with your hubby for a quality meal time.

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Ingrid's Village Cafe4305 Skier's Approach, #102, Whistler
Our All-Time Fav - Veggie Burger
Submitted Monday, October 12, 2009 - 6:22pm [Dine in]

It's our "must" stop when we are in Whistler. We just have to have their Superior Veggie Burger. It's so fresh and tasty and very satisfying even for a non-vegetarian like us. The spicy mayo gives it a good kick. The place is very small and tend to be crowded, but you can always take the sandwich out and eat it anywhere you like.

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Pasta Lupino Gourmet4368 Main St., 121, Whistler
MmmMmm Good!!
Submitted Monday, October 12, 2009 - 5:46pm [Dine in]

Our innkeeper recommended this place. It is at the back of IGA - very hard to find if you are a tourist. Perhaps this place offers one of the best deals you can find in Whistler. For $11.95, you can have a basket of soft bread, green/ceaser salad, fresh pasta with home made sauce of your choice. We could go back every night. The place is tiny but comfortable and homey. The service could be slow when busy but very pleasant nonetheless. Highly recommend.

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Kintaro Ramen788 Denman Street, Vancouver
Gooooood Ramen
Submitted Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 9:33pm [Dine in]

My husband and I came in just around 6 pm on Sat. The place was packed - one of the waitress came over and gave us a menu so that she could place our order in line already. Luckily we got seated in 5 min. and after another 5 min., our order started to come in.

Gyoza: average Japanese gyoza - tastes just like back home. Garlicky and crisp bottom.

Ramen: my choice - Miso (middle richness and lean pork)
my hubby's - Cheese! (middle richness and lean pork)
Ohhhhhh it was authentic. Great broth. You can't duplicate this at home. The broth was Tonkotsu-based, I believe, and very rich to me who grew up in Kansai (West mainland Japan). Lots of noodles, pork, and veg. Much more satisfying than ramen I had elsewhere (incl. in Japan). For Cheese Ramen, he liked it, but perhaps for novelty only. We both enjoyed broth a lot but didn't finish because it was just too rich.

By the time we finish, the line-up outside was long. The bill came to $23. Will definitely return.

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Tenku Bakudanyaki8740 Charles St, Richmond
Taste of Japan
Submitted Sunday, April 19, 2009 - 10:41pm [Dine in]

Mmmmmmm - for native Japanese, this is a real taste of home. I never even heard of "Bakudanyaki" in Japan, but it's like Okonomiyaki offered in huge Takoyaki style. We had to wait for 10 min., but it was worth it. The ball was filled with seafood, quail eggs, little mochi, and topped with Okonomiyaki sauce and bonito flakes (plus your choice such as mustard, wasabi, chili, etc). I never thought wasabi would go well with Okonomiyaki until now! It's right across the street by Fitness World - so I'll be stopping by after a workout for sure.

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Toko Restaurant223 W. 7th Avenue, Vancouver
Always reliable
Submitted Wednesday, April 4, 2007 - 1:01am [Dine in]

We often stop by here for a quick dinner. They have a large menu and the prices are very good. It's difficult to finish a plate by myself. Service is always quick and pleasant. Never had a bad meal. The food quality is above average and very consistant.

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Ichiro Japanese Restaurant12011 2nd Avenue, #110, Richmond
Decent - good potential
Submitted Saturday, February 24, 2007 - 2:00am [Dine in]

I had positive experiences at Ichiro - I'm a Japanese citizen and know that they serve decent food here. Nigiri sushis need some work - the rice wasn't quite up to par when they opened first and still not there yet. However, the maki sushis are excellent. My partner even had the best uni (sea urchin) sashimi there just the other day. He is the uni gourmand. The place is nice and the servers we had were all polite and good. We will go back again and again!

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Torarenbo8191 Park Rd, Richmond
Excellent Japanese Food!
Submitted Saturday, October 7, 2006 - 11:41am [Dine in]

We are so lucky to have Torarenbo in Richmond - this restaurant is so much better than regular Japanese restaurants in downtown. We've been there a few times and always left very impressed. Maki Rolls are innovative and very tasteful. I'm in love with their Chicken Karaage. Appetizers are served in good portion. What's so good about this place is that everything tastes so fresh, and the prices are so low! We were stuffed with dinner and the bill came under $50 - including beer and wine. MUST TRY!

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Pita Star146 East 3rd Ave, Vancouver
Best Falafel
Submitted Friday, September 8, 2006 - 2:35pm [Dine in]

I had their pita falafel a few times and it's just getting better and better. Everything is so fresh. The store is clean and the staff is polite. It became my lunch favourite. Definitely worth trying.

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Sushi Village4272 Mountain Square, Whistler
Great food
Submitted Monday, July 3, 2006 - 3:34am [Dine in]

Whenever we come to Whistler, Sushi Village is always a must on our list. The reason why we come back to this restaurant year after year is their Box Sushi. It's not a roll or nigiri - basically Sushi is pressed into a specially designed box and cut into squares. Thier version has two layers - topped with slices of prawn-scallop-salmon-lemon, and avocado with spicy sauce in the middle. It's so refreshing and just a joy to feel this wonderful combination of flavour exploding in my mouth. I recommend stuffing the whole piece into your mouth for the best effect. Sushi Village does other Sushi's very well and their grilled/deep-fried items are also good. Very consistant good quality Japanese food.

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Northern Delicacy4151 Hazelbridge Way, Unit 2788, Richmond
Very good food
Submitted Sunday, June 25, 2006 - 4:36pm [Dine in]

They don't open until 11 am - be aware. We had to wait for 1 hr at Starbucks downstairs but it was worth it. Each dish was well-prepared and it had very delicate taste. Not a regular Chinese restaurant where you leave feeling heavy and uncomfortable. We were pleasantly stuffed and the bill came just under $40. Very nice. Our friend just loved the decor as well.

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Brioche401 West Cordova Street, Vancouver
Decent cafe
Submitted Sunday, June 25, 2006 - 4:30pm [Dine in]

The decor is stylish and has nice relaxing atmosphere. I had a panini and my partner had an omellette. Everything was quite tasty and yes, they have great coffee as well. All their decadent desserts are displayed beautifully but without any labelling as what they are. I had to get a server to explain each one of them and it was rather tedious.

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Rebar50 Bastion Square, Victoria
Very good
Submitted Monday, June 19, 2006 - 2:49pm [Dine in]

Tried Sunday brunch - I found the omellete a bit cold on the surface first but the yam filling inside was so tasty it made me forget all about it. Nice selection of special herb tea. Even though the restaurant was packed, the service was pretty prompt. Unfortunately my partner's coffee cup was not clean - the waitress replaced it quickly, but they should've checked it when setting the table. Nice restaurant with unique food - I'll go back for more.

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Adega1022 Main St., Vancouver
Great deal
Submitted Wednesday, June 14, 2006 - 10:30pm [Dine in]

I've never felt so full even before my entree arrived. We shared an appetizer (2 grilled sardines) which was very delicious and had a bowl of potato & kale soup prior to the main dish. My chicken was spiced nicely and Adega chips were also crisp and tasty. Simple but tasty side veg balanced the whole dish well. I only wish the bread was warmed in oven before serving. My partner could barely finish his Salt Cod dinner - he was just full. For these plus refreshing Portugese fruit drinks, the bill came about $35. Nice place. Will come back to try desserts w Adega Coffee.

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Pisces Fish & Chips3675 Westminster Highway, #115, Richmond
Nice place!
Submitted Tuesday, June 6, 2006 - 2:39pm [Dine in]

Mmmm. That was the first expression as I bit into their halibut burger. I don't know what they do with the hoagie bun, but it's so warm and soft that I couldn't even tell where the bun ended and the fish started. Everything was melting in my mouth. Not much to mention about the fries, but the coleslaw was delicious. I could eat a big bowlfull of it. For 8.77 incl. taxes, it was a very satisfying meal. The restaurant is run by a very cheeful family and their large open kitchen looked very clean and organized. I will definitely go back again.

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Correli's Restaurant3900 Bayview, #160, Richmond
Great Restaurant
Submitted Monday, May 22, 2006 - 4:40pm [Dine in]

We went there for lunch and the place was busy, yet the service was prompt. We shared a bowl of Manhattan Clam Chowder which was superb. For $5.95 it was a steal. I ordered a warm Tiger Prawns & Mushroom Salad and my husband had a Seafood Burger. We love seafood and are fussy with the way it's cooked, but Correli impressed us both with the way they do it just right. My Tiger Prawns were succulent and perfectly cooked. The Burger was very flavourful as well. The total bill came just abount $30 including coffee and tea. Not bad at all. Next time we will try dinner here - they have a very good drink list (martini, cocktail, rum, cognac, etc). Very good restaurant.

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Quilon6030 No.3 Rd., Richmond
what a great surprise
Submitted Saturday, May 20, 2006 - 3:23pm [Dine in]

We passed this restaurant many times - never considered going in because of the rundown exterior. Only after reading the first comment on this website, I suggested my husband we give it a try - and oh I'm glad we did! We went there early Friday night - the place was empty. The interior was surprisingly much nicer than exterior. We ordered two curry dinners to go - chicken w house curry, lamb w spicy creamy curry. Each costs about $12 w huge Naan and rice. We hurried back home in great anticipation and we were not at all disappointed. Both curry were fresh, hot, spicy, with generous chunks of tender meat. Everything was so flavourful. Honestly, it was plate-licking good. If you are one of the No 3 Rd commuter who never tried this place, I encourage you do. You don't know what you are missing.

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Paul's Place Omelettery Restaurant2211 Granville St, Vancouver
satisfying breakfast
Submitted Saturday, May 20, 2006 - 3:00pm [Dine in]

We went there on Friday morning past 9 am and the place was not at all crowded. The service was prompt. I ordered Huevos Ranchero (poached eggs w panfries on tortilla);my husband, Meatlover's omellette. He found the omellette flavourful but greasy. If they removed excess oil from the cooked meat, it would have been better. Luckily my meal was excellent. Lots of flavour and the crispy toasted tortilla added interesting texture. The server came and refilled our coffee many times. Very attentive (it may not happen when the place is packed on regular weekend). If you like it spicy, don't miss their hot sauces. The light coloured one is the hot one - be careful, it could burn your tongue. Paul's Place is definitely a solid breakfast institution - you will leave full and satisfied.

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Chiyoda Restaurant1050 Alberni, 200, Vancouver
Biggest counter in town
Submitted Friday, May 12, 2006 - 9:36pm [Dine in]

We used to come here when we lived in downtown. Make sure to reserve Robata counter. It is huge and makes you feel like dining in Japan. Very stylish and luxurious. Table area is rather boring - only recommended if you have a large group. The dish not to be missed is "Gindara" - Black Cod marinated in special Miso sauce. You need to get there early to savour this dish - often sells out. Food is very good. Great ambience. Busy with local/visiting Japanese. Highly recommended.

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Ajisai Sushi Bar2081 West 42nd Ave, Vancouver
Good Sushi
Submitted Friday, May 12, 2006 - 9:21pm [Dine in]

Above average. Very reasonable. Sometimes too innovative. Personally I didn't care much about the cornflake they used in Dynamite Roll - it didn't work with soy sauce. Also yama-imo they used in some rolls didn't enhance sushi flavour but rather distracted it. I'd like to try other rolls - the menu looks intriguing. Overall, I liked this tiny place - good sushi at good price. It will be a regualr hangout.

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