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cheshire68S. DeltaSince July 7, 20093 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.1)
  • Food3.5 (3.3)
  • Service4 (4)
  • Value3 (3)
  • Ambiance2 (2)

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Oki Doki Japanese Restaurant5571 Ladner Trunk Road, Delta
Go for the food, not the decor
Submitted Saturday, June 26, 2010 - 8:53pm [Dine in]

I have to say that having just read the bottom two reviews, I'd have to write them off to being (at the time) a new restaurant. The place has been open for a year now.

And where has a year taken them? Overall, I'd say to a pretty good place.

First, let's talk about the food. It was excellent. My wife and I eat a LOT of sushi, and fairly frequently. And on the way home after dinner here, we decided that this place will be on our "must re-visit" list. Is this a place to go if you're looking for a posh fancy dining experience? No, it isn't. Want good sushi? Do it.

We ordered gyoza, miso soup, and a variety of rolls. The gyoza and miso were fairly standard, nothing out of the ordinary. At 5 pieces for $4.50, the gyoza weren't the best value proposition. And from there things took a steeply upwards. The rolls were: california, cucumber, tuna belly, eel, and something they call a tempura california roll. The california rolls use real crab, and they're well stuffed. The tuna rolls were sumptuous, and the tuna itself was clearly very fresh. Cucumber rolls were... well, cucumbery. The tempura california roll (a california roll coated in tempura batter and deep fried) was surprisingly non-greasy, and easily a pleasant surprise. My personal fave however was the eel (unagi) roll. The eel was arguably among the best I've ever had. It just melted in my mouth, and was quite flaky. I *heart* their unagi.

The place wasn't busy. A couple other tables, one or two pick ups while we were there. Mind you, this is a bedroom community, and we got there after 7. So not surprising that it was quiet. The service was great, possibly because of having all that free time. The server was polite, efficient, and non-intrusive while still being available.

The decor in the placee? Looked like it belonged in California during the eighties. A little dark, a little dated. But it wasn't bad enough to detract from the meal, and it certainly won't stop me from going there again.

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Mona's Mezza Bistro and Lounge1128 West Broadway, Vancouver
Forgot to add...
Submitted Tuesday, July 7, 2009 - 12:05am [Dine in]

The place needs more life. Maybe it was the time we arrived at (9 pm), but I find an empty restaurant to be slightly depressing. Personal taste, granted, but I like watching the other people, seeing the other dishes go by to another table. Having been deprived of that in an empty room... well, I can see enjoying the whole experience a lot more with more things going on.

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Chop10251 St Edwards Dr, Richmond
Bring a flashlight
Submitted Monday, July 6, 2009 - 11:46pm [Dine in]

Granted that my eyes are failing, however I *really had trouble seeing the menu in the lighting. Way too dim. Otherwise the decor was quite good; understated elegance.

The server was friendly and available without hovering. A rare skill. And had a sense of humour, and wasn't afraid to follow our lead when it came to cracking jokes.

The food was a bit of a letdown unfortunately. My steak (sirloin ordered medium) came to me quite rare. A re-fire brought it back to me charred. In fairness, my dinner companion had no issues with theirs. The wasabi mashed potato side was good and plentiful.

I don't know if I'd go back, simply because the prices seemed a bit on the high side or what we had. 3 courses each and a glass of wine each was noticeably over $100 PLUS tax and tip

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