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HoDuckYeeRichmondSince December 31, 200722 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.3)
  • Food2 (2.1)
  • Service2.5 (2.4)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.6)

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New India Buffet & Restaurant805 W Broadway, #105, Vancouver
if the buffet offering was as spectacular as the view..........................
Submitted Monday, February 25, 2008 - 12:11am [Dine in]

I had occasion to visit the New India Buffet today (Sunday, 24 February 2008) because I had a craving for butter chicken.

A table was offered by the window overlooking the patio, the downtown business district and the north shore mountains, quite delightful given that it was a lovely sunny afternoon.

The restaurant brags 40 different menu items, however a good sprinkling were not of east indian origin............about 1/2 were jellos, salads, other western desserts and fruit.

The butter chicken is nothing to write home to mother about and the chicken was all but non-existent.

In general terms the buffet offering was not consistent with other East Indian buffets within metro Vancouver.

After waiting for some time for our check, I attended the female at the bar who appeared more intent in amusing her daughter than tending to business.

It is very unlikely that I will re-visit this establishment anytime soon.

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Pisces Fish & Chips3675 Westminster Highway, #115, Richmond
a neighborhood ma & pa operation
Submitted Friday, January 18, 2008 - 7:01am [Dine in]

If I were to guess I'd have to say that my first experience with Pices was about 3 years ago, about the time that the ocurrent wners moved from their fast food venue in the Terra Nova Village.

I regret to advise that over the period of time the "specials" all but evaporated and the caribre of cooking deminished. In fact the last few times I ordered their fish & chips the bish and it's batter arrived raw and uncooked.

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Fishermans Terrace Seafood Restaurant4151 Hazelbridge Way, #3580, Richmond
above the cut
Submitted Friday, January 18, 2008 - 6:48am [Dine in]

Before considering this establishment be aware that parking is all but non-existant at Aberdeen Centre on weekends aqnd holidays.

Also be prepared to wait to be seated during prime times also, 30 to 45 minutes is not unreasonable.

The ambience, service and fare is comparable to what one would expect from an establishment of this calibre, and the "tab" certainly reflects this

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Rooster's Quarters4800 No. 3 Road, #105, Richmond
a change of attitude
Submitted Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 4:06am [Dine in]

I first visited the Rooster's Quarters about a 1/4 century ago when a good friend insisted that I tried their Montreal style chicken (which he had raved about for years).

The fare was nothing to write home about but sufficiently satisfying that I recall returning on several other occasions (with guess who).

Needless to say the the original owner decided several decades of slaving in a kitchen was enough and retired.

The new owners recently renovated the premises with very sparce furniture.

Even with Entertainment Book coupons and 2'fer offered in a local rag I haven't noticed an abundance of patrons knocking down their front door.

What's wrong one might ask? Well it might help if the proprietor's mindset in terms of satisfying patrons changed..............in fact I think that it'd go a long ways in improving business.

We, the people just aren't quite as uninformed as we used to be.

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William Tell, The765 Beatty Street, Vancouver
a patron from the oldies
Submitted Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 3:32am [Dine in]

Gone are the days when the William Tell was on Richards Street and fondues were the rage.

It was also the era of Monty's Spare Ribs, the Roof, Love's Cafe, the Peter Pan (of the polar bear swim) and many more establishments that have fallen by the wayside (most probably won't recognize these names today.

I must admit that while the William Tell still remains a fine place to dine, it pales when compared to it's offerings of days gone by.

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Salmon House2229 Folkestone Way, West Vancouver
I concur with the majority of reviewers
Submitted Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 3:16am [Dine in]

The Salmon House is blessed with being ideally located with a panorama view of Vancouver, the Gulf and San Juan Islands as well as Mount Baker.

In it's hey day it was "the place to go".

Unfortunately over the years an awful lot of the sparkle and magic has evaporated.

That being said we still manage to make it up the hill once a year "for old times sake"

I guess we're still romantics at heart.

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Monk McQueens601 Stamps Landing, Vancouver
keep your car keys in your pocket
Submitted Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 3:08am [Dine in]

Admittedly it's been some time (years in fact) since my significant other and I dined at Monks.

Monk's used to be one of our favorite haunts with the Canuck's tickets and dinner package being the bait.

That was until after returning on the Monk's bus from a game and the valet fetched our car for us that we notice that the front bumper of our car was damaged.

Of course the valet denied being the responsible party and it followed that the management would deny liability.

It's not surprising that we voted with our feet.

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Harry's Pub & Restaurant17830 56th Avenue, Surrey
el cheapo chicken wings
Submitted Tuesday, January 8, 2008 - 10:51pm [Dine in]

My friends and i have frequented this quaint and favorite neighborhood pub for several years now.

Their chicken wings were to die for, and the best part was the price, only 15 cents each.

The pub recently came under new ownership and the flavor and hospitality of the pub didn't change................for a while.

I had occasion to re-visit The Clyde (as I still prefer to call it) just a few days ago while enroute to visit an old freind.

While the price of the chicken wings remain unchanged, the quality and preparation of the wings left much to be desired.

More noticable was foul scent of urine which leached into the pub from the men's washroom.

It's very unlikely that I'll patronizze this establishment anytime in the near or foreseeable future.

Such a shame.

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New management
Charthouse Restaurant3866 Bayview Street, #200, Richmond
the middle of the road
Submitted Tuesday, January 8, 2008 - 7:03am [Dine in]

Although parking is difficult to find in Steveston during the summer months we found our way to the Charhouse (located on the second floor).

I was impressed with the service staff, the fare was well presented and of a calibre consistent with this style of establishment.

A bit of renovations to the premises would have visit much more pleasant.

Overall I would certain re-visit this restaurant

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American Grille Restaurant7571 Westminister Hwy, Richmond
Sunday Brunch
Submitted Tuesday, January 8, 2008 - 6:52am [Dine in]

One morning a few friends and I decided upon a buffet for our Sunday brunch.

As I frequently pass by Westminster Highway and Minoru Boulevard and was enticed by the Amercan Grille's pair of elephants I made the suggestion to sample the fare at this establishment.

What a enormous mistake. The bacon was covered with scum (the type that manifests itself when frying bacon that had been frozen), the scrambled eggs were dry and tough, and the selection choice was meager at best.

Without exception the concensus within our party was that price was expensive given what was offered.

Oh well, they'll only be able to do it to us that one time.

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Tim Hortons7771 Alderbridge Way, Richmond
FOR THE LAST AND FINAL TIME
Submitted Monday, January 7, 2008 - 2:11am [Dine in]

After numerous visits to this Tim Hortons location I've finally had to "throw in the towel".

Over the past few years that I've frequented this outlet the products have always been stale, the service non-existent and the tables, floors and washrooms were disgustingly filthy

I'm at a complete loss to understand how this establishment manages to retain whatever patron base they still have.

Do yourself a favor, avoid this Tim Hortons like the plague.

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Closed
California Hong Kong Cafe5300 No. 3 Road, 322, Richmond
a baby grand
Submitted Saturday, January 5, 2008 - 7:40am [Dine in]

I don't recall having a bad experience at this establishment.

the ambience is high end (although admittedly it's overdue for renovations).

in terms of the food, for the most part it's good comfort food and one certainly can't complain about the price.

the only confusing thing is why a baby grand piano is located in the middle of the dining room...................but is always mute

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Quilon6030 No.3 Rd., Richmond
upon recommendation
Submitted Saturday, January 5, 2008 - 7:14am [Dine in]

during the spring of 2006 I was introduced to the Quilon by a good East Indian friend.

Vineeta did nothing but rave about this establishment.............................that is until we had dined there.

the ambience was nothing to write home to, the service as at best acceptable and the fare left a lot to be desired.

I for one have difficulty in understanding the logic to all the raves

well, to each his/her own

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Kirin Seafood Restaurant7900 Westminster Highway, #200, Richmond
a wonderful experience
Submitted Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 3:29pm [Dine in]

we had occasion to attend the Kirin restaurant on 2008 Jan 01.

even on New Year's Day we were seated within a minute upon our arrival (reservations).

our bill of fare included peking duck (served 3 courses), deep fried rock cod with peppery salt and cow yuk (braised pork belly) which was more than adequate for a party of two.

with the exception of the cow yuk (which was overcooked to the point where it was near impossible to pick up the slices of pork without it breaking in half) where the mui choy flavour appeared to be washed out, the food presentation and preparation was to our liking.

the ambience was pleasant and the service both prompt and polite.

the only distraction that we noticed was when a server presented a lobster to another party in a grubby plastic bin.

overall is was an enjoyable experience.

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Andales Mexican Restaurant3211 W Broadway St., Vancouver
s swansong
Submitted Tuesday, January 1, 2008 - 4:31pm [Dine in]

after numerous years of frequenting this west Broadway establishment I think it's time to say farewell.

slowly, but surely this location has fallen off both in their food as well as their service.

I still whole heartedly recommend the Davie Street location however

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Paesano's Fine Italian Cuisine4800 No. 3 Road, #133, Richmond
a ladle for a soup spoon........I think not
Submitted Tuesday, January 1, 2008 - 4:17pm [Dine in]

we never were too impressed with Paesano's but there was enough to encourage us to return once a year (because of the Entertainment coupons.

with each passing year the food and service degenerated.

on our last visit a member of our party was offered a small ladle as a soup spoon. when I requested the female server to replace the ladle for a soup spoon she insisted that this was in fact a soup spoon. can you imagine trying to devour soup with a ladle? it was only after strenous insistence that the ladle was exchanced for a soup spoon.

that being said, no more ladles for us.

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Pajo's Fish & Chips3500 Bayview Street, Richmond
all that jazz
Submitted Tuesday, January 1, 2008 - 4:04pm [Dine in]

sorry folks but I tend to disagree. remove the fact that you're on top of a float situate on the south arm of the Fraser River and is Pajo's on the wharf really all that?

the seafood fare is just barely comparable to other global "Fisherman's Wharf" locals.

sitting on the edge of a boardwalk (adjacent to a pier) and eating with my fingers out of a newspaper cone just doesn't always "cut" it for me. and if I were to factor in the price then I'd really need to scratch my head.

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La Tandoor Restaurant3651 Moncton St, #120, Richmond
butter what?
Submitted Monday, December 31, 2007 - 5:06am [Dine in]

I also was encouraged to patronize this establishment during the summer of 2007 with another couple (party of 4).

Our party opted for the buffet but noted that the butter chicken was devoid of poultry.

The server recommended the buffet assuring us that the steam table would be replenished on a regular and frequent basis.

True to form no chicken was forthcoming until was were about to depart, and then onlyu sufficient chicken to satisfy the needs of one patron.

This type of conduct certainly makes one wonder how some establishments manage to remain in business.

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President's Cafe at Radisson Hotel8181 Cambie Road, Richmond
NO JOY
Submitted Monday, December 31, 2007 - 4:51am [Dine in]

I was encouraged to attend the President's Cafe by an ad in the Richmond News which lauded their Prime Rib Dinner.

Because my previous experiences with the Radisson Hotels both in Canada and the USA was more than favorable I was more than prepared to accept their invitation.

This was my worst dining experience in 2007, and the price was no joy either

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Golden Bull Sea Food Hot Pot Restaurant Ltd8500 Alexandra Road, 140, Richmond
don't waste your time
Submitted Monday, December 31, 2007 - 4:42am [Dine in]

The Golden Bull Sea Food Hot Restaurant was a good standby several years ago.

Be advised however that this establishment is no longer operational at this location, an alternative might be H.K.Y.K. Hot Pot Restaurant on No. 3 Road.

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