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DerkatzSurrey , B.C.Since August 29, 201036 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.3)
  • Food2.5 (2.7)
  • Service2 (2.2)
  • Value2.5 (2.3)
  • Ambiance2 (2.1)

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Displaying 21 - 36 of 36 Reviews Found
Richmond Sushi8388 Capstan Way, #1488, Richmond
Established AYCE
Submitted Monday, August 30, 2010 - 11:55pm [Dine in]

Have frequented this place over 12 years, in its heyday it was awesome as there were little competition. It went through a period when the food was awful, but has now revived itself. The decor and ambience and uniformed staff have a theme, so it is presentable to invite business contacts to dine in. The music is not too loud. Once the disc got stuck over Christmas and they played Here comes Santa Claus for 2 hours non-stop with nary any staff even noticing it.

Service is so-so, staff always rushing around although many tote a gormless expression as if their souls were teleported to another dimension whilst waiting at your table. Many many times only 7 out of every 10 items you order would actually come, we used to place bets on this and win often.

Ok down to the actual food ...I'd say in Richmond this place used to hold the standard by which other AYCEs are measured. This place, along with Kingsway Sushi in Burnaby and others are the Princess Cruises of the AYCE world. Their maki and sushi has always been their fórte and is often fresh and of a high quality. Their robata is so-so as is their tempura, which tend to seem like it has cooled down or warmed up in the kitchen nether regions. Sitting at the bar can be entertaining as the "Japanese" sushi chefs converse loudly in Mandarin or Canto, or Mantonese. Their bean sprout salad is laden with some oil, but they actually have mango pudding which is decent. Portions are generous.

Sometimes youngsters holding birthday parties in the cabin rooms get obnoxiously loud and shout in badly taught English grammar and upspeak which irritates other diners trying to hear themselves even think.

The washrooms are clean, but parking can be limited. People used to line up outside the restaurant in the good old days. If they line up outside the washrooms then something is wrong.....

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E-Canteen8171 Westminster Hwy, #200, Richmond
Good value and selection, mediocre service
Submitted Monday, August 30, 2010 - 11:22pm [Dine in]

I am not one who fusses over a dollar's difference charged on drinks but rather look at the overall value. Been to this place a few times over many years. The stairs are hard for some to climb up, parking is cramped. Service is so-so, and a bit slow, although you do get smiles, and they are not impatient to explain the menu. The selection is wide and excellent albeit a bit confusing to order if one's not used to it. The portions are fairly generous and the food, although a tad greasy, is tasty, ok, not haute couture but has a soul-food taste and preparation. Did not check into the cleanliness as other diners are more astute in this department. The place is a wee bit loud with little privacy, and being a typical Chinese type of restaurant, people rudely stare at you as you come in, but that's to be expected. I did once have a business meeting with 8 people in a private room inside. The drinks are a bit watered-down but the hot beverages are not tepid when served.

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Ho Yuen Restaurant8338 Capstan Way, #1226, Richmond
Preferred the previous set-up
Submitted Sunday, August 29, 2010 - 6:58pm [Dine in]

Used to frequent this place when it had their fanous curry beef brisket and free range and Hainanese chicken dishes. Now the menu platter has widened considerably but unfortunately they sacrificed quality for quantity. Service is so-so, not rude but impersonal as is to be expected. Parking is really terrible. I'd only return if there were no choices anywhere else.

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Happy Date Restaurant8135 Park Road, Richmond
Basic as basic comes but good value
Submitted Sunday, August 29, 2010 - 6:52pm [Dine in]

Been here for over 12 years, never a first choice however. It has a loyal customer base, the food is very reasonable for what you get, the standard remains the same, reliable. I like their breakfast combo which is very reasonable and comes with your own style of eggs and bacon or sausage and some weird macaroni soup and even a sweet bun or toast. Old style Chinese western greasy spoon cuisine, hearty food, for the family, and I agree with the other writer, a definitive no-no to impress the boss. Service friendly enough. Parking is the pits.

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Bubble World10090 152nd St, #137, Surrey
Can't hear yourself think even!!!
Submitted Sunday, August 29, 2010 - 6:28pm [Dine in]

You'd like this place if you're hard of hearing. On top of the "din over the din", they blast loud Asian pop music. Lots of young people, place is lively, a bit too much so. Food is excellent, very good value. Always busy, people lining up and all that. Service is so-so, waitresses all have dyed hair and are sweet but are very rushed due to the volume.

They open till 1 am they tell me. No old bills accepted it says outside so I'm not bringing my next door neighbour here any time soon...

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Mogul Gardens12827 76 Ave, #106, Surrey
Bôht suade hê!
Submitted Sunday, August 29, 2010 - 6:12pm [Dine in]

Been going there over 12 years. A hole in the wall in an industrial zone, but if you see lots of locals going in, and the Punjabi community tend to cook at home normally, it means the food is good. The food is very very good, and shames some such served in "proper" restaurants downtown. You'll be hooked once you try it, any dish. Service is terrible by design, understaffed, and is basically a take-out restaurant, with most of the attention focused on take-out clientéle, hard to get their attention if you sit in to dine. Order everything in one shot as it'd be hard to grab a server later, as they like to hide in the rasôee. Also have to line up and wait to pay later which is a royal pain. Washrooms are gross.

Prices are reasonable, and for that quality of food, is in fact excellent. Parking is bad as is located in a strip mall, careful when backing out. Cutlery consists of teaspoons in lieu of tablespoons. Don't expect luxury treatment but be in for a gastronomic thrill trip!!! Your friends will be enjoying the food so much they'll stop chatting with you once they dig in!

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T & T Supermarket10153 King George Hwy, Surrey
Blah but much needed
Submitted Sunday, August 29, 2010 - 5:54pm [Take-out]

Much needed service and food for the area in view of the burgeoning Asian population though overall quality is so-so, as is price, but of which is reasonable. The cake section is good. The managing staff is very rude and shows petty official behaviour although the cashiers are friendly. Been shopping there many years so am speaking through experience.

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Ken's Chinese Restaurant1097 Kingsway, Vancouver
Overrated but worth the salt
Submitted Sunday, August 29, 2010 - 5:44pm [Dine in]

Lots of self back-patting advertisement for this restaurant. Went there a couple of times. Service was ok, but lacked class, but then the restaurant is like any other middle-of-the-road Chinese restaurant in Kingsway, the decor is old and gaudy and the place crowded and noisy. Having said that, the food is very well cooked, with panache, and the presentation and taste is like that from a higher class cuisine. Their much touted dungeness crab cooked with duck egg yolk is not a unique recipe by any means, just that there are very few places which do it for some reason. However that was well cooked and the crab was fresh also. Parking is atrocious. Place needs a face-lift, if only to make its ambience match the food.

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Curry Express5300 No. 3 Road, #1045, Richmond
Surprisingly tasty
Submitted Sunday, August 29, 2010 - 5:11pm [Dine in]

For a food court curry place, this is really good. Price has shot up a bit since before however. Service is friendly and there's always a queue at lunch time. Their nans are actually baked and not nuked. Lamby curry is delicious. Serve a tad too much rice.

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Big Olive, The13845 104 Ave, Surrey
Ine Poli Kala but place needs make-over
Submitted Sunday, August 29, 2010 - 9:16am [Dine in]

Been here a couple of times. Their main dishes, roast lamb and souvlaki, is tremendous. Head to head with restaurants in Greece itself. The servers were polite and attentive. However the place is in need badly of a make-over, it is quite dated, although there are many plants inside. An adage when trying out any restaurant is to try their main dish, if they can't cook that one well, one can usually forget the quality of the other and rarer dishes on the menu.

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Il Uk Jo15188 Fraser Highway, Surrey
Great service, ok food and nice ambience
Submitted Sunday, August 29, 2010 - 9:09am [Dine in]

We've been here many many times, and recently they provide AYCE late night and night which is great value!
The service is outstanding, the servers are sweet and helpful. Their soups and noodles are fantastic. Sushi is good but rather small portioned. Their Robata is so-so, their Maki is good. Their gomae spinach is a bit tough. The Korean hot-pot is ok but they are generous with their meat portions. Can sit in common area or in cosy nooks, the decor is pine wood, so it has a comfortable ambience, expecially for larger groups, because this setting muffles the noise they tend to produce which might disturb the other diners. One should at least give this place a try.

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Taste Of Punjab, A10009 136A Street, Surrey
worth a try for Indian food lovers
Submitted Sunday, August 29, 2010 - 9:02am [Dine in]

I agree with the others, the food is excellent, fresh, authentic and tasty. However had runny tummy afterwards both my wife and I. Location is easy to find, parking is so-so. The ambience is good and clean, strange seat designs though. Service was friendly, kind of average, but sometimes this changes as is one's state of digestion. One of the better Indian restauarants, and the price is reasonable.

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Daimasu8300 Granville Avenue, Richmond
An overall good place, but a bit pricey at night
Submitted Sunday, August 29, 2010 - 8:58am [Dine in]

Been here many many times. The place is clean and well decorated, the servers friendly. Go for their eye-opener deal. The food is of a standard higher than AYCE. Only thing is it gets really noisy especially in the central part of the restauarant, must be the acoustics.

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La Amigo Restaurant8291 Alexandra Road, #160, Richmond
Excellent food so-so service
Submitted Sunday, August 29, 2010 - 8:53am [Dine in]

Have frequented this place many years and often and recommended many others there. The location is a bit hard to find, it's on "Eat Street" Alexander but tucked inside. Parking is ok, but watch out for people backing up. The food is excellent, very tasty, their mushroom soup is out of this world. Service used to be poor, with waitresses with very poor attitudes, but that has improved quite a bit. Price is reasonable. The food is mainly Chinese western Hong Kong style.

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Bauhinia Restaurant8360 Granville Avenue, #120, Richmond
Quality but poor service
Submitted Sunday, August 29, 2010 - 8:49am [Dine in]

Been here many times, often even recommending others. The Chinese western food is well prepared and tasty. The ambience is good and clean. However I always find the service below par which is a shame. Servers wear long faces as if you owe them money they loaned you. Order very carefully as they often make mistakes.

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China King Restaurant15950 Fraser Hwy, #202, Surrey
Gross food
Submitted Sunday, August 29, 2010 - 8:44am [Dine in]

Seldom have tasted such bad Chinese food. Service was ok though, ambience clean but restaurant empty at peak hour on a weekend. Loaded a lot of salty sauce, the rice was like semolina, some cheap stuff, veggies were old and tough. Watch out for fine print in their special offers. They should get a real cook, or at least try out their own cooking. I can't cook but yet can make up something way superior. My dog hesitated before eating what we took home, which is most of it.

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