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CharmSurrey , B.C.Since January 22, 20112 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.6)
  • Food3 (3)
  • Service2.5 (2.5)
  • Value3.5 (3.5)
  • Ambiance1.5 (1.5)

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Maguro Japanese Restaurant10090 152nd Street, #141, Surrey
decent food
Submitted Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 3:17pm [Dine in]

Ok, so it doesnt look like much, and the only reason we went there, was the places I wanted to go wasnt open for another 3 hours.
So you walk in and the woman server sees you and if she knows you, she waves you in with a friendly greeting ( i know, as I saw her do it) but if she doesnt know you, she kinda bellows the number in your party in the form of a question, and waves you in the general direction of a table. We wanted to sit in the funky lil rooms they had there but it didnt seem like that as an option, so we sat where we were 'waved'/told to.

ordering was a bit of a challenge as the woman's accent and lack of English made it hard to understand what she was saying, AND made it hard when my spouse tried to tell her that she did not want the sweet potato tempura, the woman CLEARLY did not understand, as when it came, she actually had twice the serving of sweet potato- but did not get a white potato tempura like i did. Odd.
The main struggle I had was the waitress did seem like she was swamped, practically running away b4 I finished telling her my order, yet there were only 3 tables filled in the place . Also odd.
The food came quickly, was very hot, and pretty good. The cali rolls were stuffed with crab, and the teriyaki beef was hot and tasty- although the dressing was quite a lot more oily than I enjoy , but the taste was good. I did not care for the ebi nigiri sushi as it tasted funky- like the ginger they serve. If you like that, then perhaps its a good thing. I dont like the ginger.All in all the price was good- 28 bucks incl tax for 2 lunch box meals, tea, miso, and 4 nigiri. we were stuffed, and took a little home with us too.
Not a bad place for rolls, I would go for the cali rolls again for sure!
atmosphere is kitchy japan style, cushions on seats were as thick as kleenex, so be prepared to have a sore but if you like to linger. ( i dont)
take out would be great here too.

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Rickshaw Chinese Food10522 King George Hwy, Surrey
An Honest review of the Rickshaw
Submitted Saturday, January 22, 2011 - 5:45pm [Dine in]

went there today for lunch. Jan 22, 2011

Had been there 20 years ago, to eat but was not sure what to expect considering the mixed reviews here.
When we ate there today the place was really busy! But that didnt stop the waitress from helping us select dim sum for our lunch AND to recommend some we might enjoy for next time.
All the servers were very helpful, and the dim sum was taken around to tables, fresh and hot.

My spouse and I love variety, so we each ordered a lunch special, plus a spring roll plate with wonton soup, and a few dim sum items. The bad news: the decor is a little dated, ( but its cute, in a kitchy kinda way) but I was concerned for the Koi in the large tank at the entrance, as the water was brown, you could hardly see through it. They do need to hire someone to come in and sort that out, to restore it to some type of beautiful water feature, not to mention the health of the fish.

The good news;
really really good food!!!! Served piping hot! The vegetables were crisp and very fresh, the shao mai ( pork and shrimp dumpling) was awesome, the transparent shrimp dumpling was fab, the wonton soup very good, sesame balls for dessert were delicious!!! the spring rolls were good, but the deep fried prawn was a little too greasy for my spouse. The noodles I got seemed a bit dry, but not that bad. I could've mixed my veggies and sauce into it..
The shrimp in the dumplings was So tender, fresh and cooked perfectly. ( I am a self-proclaimed foodie, and am very picky about seafood)

Value is great- lunch specials were 5.95 for a really good size plate, and of course, free water and green tea in a large pot left at your table so you can refresh your own cups. Loved that. Dim sum items were 2.95.

we ended up eating till we were stuffed, and taking half of what we ordered home.

I would definately go there again and be sure to try the sesame balls for dessert! YUM!

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