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choweatsVancouverSince August 5, 20095 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.2)
  • Food3.5 (3.4)
  • Service3.5 (3.6)
  • Value3 (2.8)
  • Ambiance3 (3)

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Benkei Ramen1741 Robson St, Vancouver
Yummy and tasty Ramen
Submitted Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 11:31am [Dine in]

I usually go to the place around the corner for ramen but I am going to stick to this place for now when I want a bowl of ramen.

I ordered the Shio Ramen. The soup was really tasty and strong. There was no fat floating around either. The tonkatsu was perfect in fatness and leanness. I was able to eat it without feeling too guilty.

The price was reasonable compared to other Ramen houses in Vancouer. The amount of noodle it came with the order was good enough for me. However, if you are a big eater I would suggest ordering the extra noodle for a dollar more.

The ambiance is good. You didn't had to share a round table (like the other ramen place around the corner).

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Sushi House3779 Sexsmith Rd, #2182, Richmond
Good Sushi
Submitted Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 9:48pm [Dine in]

I've been here a number of times. It has become one of my go-to places for sushi especially if I am at Richmond. There are a lot of authentic Japanese food in Richmond but a lot of them are overpriced. I believe the chefs in Sushi House are Japanese too and compared to other authentic places around, Sushi House can be considered to be pretty good in value.

When I go here I usually get the Negitoro roll, Chopped Scallop roll, and the JB roll and some nigiri sushi. I find that the JB roll (salmon, avocado and cream cheese), doesn't have enough cream cheese. Other than that, the sushi is good.

They put the wasabi and ginger out already on each table. I don't find that very sanitary for some reason.

If you want good value sushi in Richmond, I suggest this is the place to go.

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Kintaro Ramen788 Denman Street, Vancouver
Good and Authentic Ramen
Submitted Tuesday, August 11, 2009 - 6:51pm [Dine in]

I've been here quite a number of times and find the ramen very delicious. The pork broth is nice and tasty with a strong taste. The amount of ramen in each bowl is just right. Not too little. I like the choices they give in terms of what type of soup you want: rich, medium, or light. The first time I came here, I tried the rich. Little did I know that it was really rich with fat on the surface of the soup. So since then, I've been ordering light, which is perfect. The service is solid, in that the waitresses always come and check if you still need some more ice water. But you do get the feeling that they are trying to hurry you up a bit. Understandable, since the place is quite small and there seems to be a line-up most of the time. I think that they do need to get rid of that big table by the window, because not a lot of people likes to share a table with strangers, watching each other eat, and don't know where to look. I enjoy sitting by the 'bar' stools where I could watch the chefs make noodles. It feels like those authentic ramen places in Japan.

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Afghan Horsemen Restaurant, The1833 Anderson Street, #202, Vancouver
Good Food but Not Worth the Value
Submitted Monday, August 10, 2009 - 10:01pm [Dine in]

I went with my friend and we shared the Horsemen' Platter. After reading the reviews here saying that the platter was even big enough for 3, I figured with 2 people we can share the platter for sure. We are not that big of an eater but after finishing the food we both felt that there wasn't enough to fill us.

I expected more than one kebab for each type of food. There was only one chicken kebab, one lamb kebab, one cabbage roll, one baked eggplant piece, a bigger piece of lamb shoulder and a small bit of rice. I thought since it said 2 people there might be two of each. There were, however, a lot of pakawras nicely placed around the dish. From the many reviews here, everyone seem to enjoy the pakawra but I didn't find it that special. It was just really hard and chewy fried potato. The chicken breast kebab wasn't dry, in fact, it was nice and juicy.

The appetizer was pretty decent. I enjoyed the dip with the pita bread. We also ordered the dough (yogurt salty drink) and the afghan tea. Maybe we are not used to the dough drink, it was just way too salty to be a drink for us.

I really enjoyed the atmosphere of the afghan room. It was different and it gave the feeling that you are in some in afghanistan place, a really good way to enjoy the afghan culture.

The service was good. The waiter was really nice and attended to us whenever we needed something.

Overall, the food was okay but I don't think it's worth the price with what you get. I don't think I would go again. You can maybe get the same kind of food in some greek place without having to pay such a hefty price. It's good for the first try and do get the afghan room.

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Sushi World4540 No. 3 Rd, Richmond
Outstanding Service But Terrible Food
Submitted Wednesday, August 5, 2009 - 1:22am [Dine in]

The price of the sashimi was cheaper than most places, but the rolls were quite expensive. The size of the sashimi was big, but so big that it makes it kind of sick looking at it and putting it in my mouth. Plus, big does not mean it's good. The sashimi was not fresh. And the way they stored it made it undesirable to eat. The first bite I took on my salmon sushi was like no other sushi I ever ate before. The rice was soggy, wet, warm, and was not tightly packed. Looking at the rice on my rolls, I cannot even see the individual rice grains, it was mushy. The rice made the sushi really warm, like they never even fanned the rice. Things just didn't taste fresh.

Other than the food, the service was great. The owner talked to me and asked me which roll was my favorite. To be honest, none of them were, but I just had to say something. I left half of my order uneaten, but I still packed it home because I didn't want to be rude.

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