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kumquaticusRichmond , BCSince March 3, 201012 Reviews
Average Rating
4 (3.9)
  • Food4 (4)
  • Service4 (4.1)
  • Value3.5 (3.5)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.7)

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Displaying 1 - 12 of 12 Reviews Found
New Novelty Restaurant & Sweets6669 Fraser St, Vancouver
Perfect Indian Buffet!
Submitted Monday, March 12, 2012 - 11:28am [Dine in]

A vegetarian Indian food-lover's dream come true. Awesome buffet offerings- plenty of paneer dishes, stuffed naan, large samosas, and veggie dishes! Add soft, hot fresh naan delivered right to your table, very friendly service, and outstanding value- definitely a new favorite! I can't wait to go back!

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Osaka Today8180 No. 2 Road, #168, Richmond
So worth a try!
Submitted Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 10:08pm [Dine in]

my husband and i ordered tuna, salmon, red snapper, prawn nigiri, a bc roll, spider roll, and the las vegas roll. my husband really enjoyed his pieces. i only had the tuna, which was fresh, delicious perfection, in addition to the las vegas roll- a deep-fried masterpiece with just the right balance of ingredients, and not disproportionately RICE(eatery). everything was beautifully presented, the prices were very reasonable, and the service was fast and friendly. the generous piles of ginger were delicious, too! we will definitely be back!

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Eatery, The3431 W Broadway, Vancouver
riiiiiccce
Submitted Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 1:42am [Dine in]

my husband and i ordered a spider roll, a chopped scallop roll, a spicy tuna roll, and a jalapeno popper roll. the rice was overcooked and excessive in every roll, especially the jalapeno popper, which contained just a sliver of smoked salmon and only a hint of cream cheese. the portions were tiny for the price. i loved the decor, and the service was decent, but i will probably never order their sushi again.

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Nao Sushi7060 Kingsway, Burnaby
only 2.5 stars? must be Dai Sushi employees;)
Submitted Saturday, September 10, 2011 - 11:18pm [Dine in]

i am bewildered by the low ratings that this restaurant has received...quality and service were so impressive after my first visit with my husband and his family that we decided to return on our own. the portions are very generous- outstanding fish-to-rice ratio, and great value for the price. sashimi cuts(specifically the tuna and salmon) are large and fresh with a perfect, succulent texture. we also ordered a spider and a crispy roll- structurally sound, perfect ingredient ratios, decent size for the price, fresh, and delicious, as well as the yam and prawn tempura, which was beautiful- large pieces, breaded to light, crispy perfection...great flavor and texture as well. service was very friendly and fast, even though they were packed- they were able to squeeze us in at the bar;) complimentary tea was also hot and tasty, and we were frequently offered refills^_^ haven't been to Japan, but after tons of experience with sushi in California, Washington, and the lower mainland, i highly recommend giving Nao Sushi a try:)

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Chuan Xiang Ge Szechuan Restaurant8211 Westminster Highway, Richmond
superb Szechuan, free tea!
Submitted Sunday, January 9, 2011 - 9:07pm [Dine in]

my husband and i had a craving for Szechuan, and based on the reviews provided here, decided to try Chuan Xiang Ge at about 5pm on Sunday. we were seated immediately(we were one of only three groups in the restaurant)and offered a choice of two types of complimentary hot tea- chrysanthemum or a jasmine scented variety(my husband selected this variety in Mandarin, but didn't know the English translation). loved the tea! for dinner, we selected "diced chicken and peanuts(/kung pao chicken)," "bean curd and vegetable," and their green onion pancake to share. the chicken was tender and juicy in a perfectly flavored sauce, with a heat level of about 2/5 if consumed apart from the hot pepper pieces in the dish(for those with less heat tolerance). the mild bean curd and vegetable provided an ideal balance and relief from the occasionally extreme fiery sneak attack in select pepper pieces. the onion pancake was deep-fried, flaky, and tender. while delicious on its own, it tasted even better dredged in leftover sauce from the chicken dish. the portions were generous, the price was reasonable. we will definitely be back!

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Nikkoffee6900 No.3 Road, Richmond
adorable and delicious
Submitted Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 10:50pm [Take-out]

I strongly encourage a visit to this very charming cafe. Although I only sampled their excellent Chocolate Mint Latte(to go), I will definitely return for another latte, perhaps an entree and/or dessert, and to savor the ambiance. This restaurant just opened, and their hours seem to vary at this point, but the business hours listed on their website should take effect mid-December. With very friendly, helpful staff, and excellent coffee, this cafe keeps all promises made on their website.

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Mezbaan3499 Kingsway, Vancouver
Best Buffet in Vancouver!
Submitted Friday, November 12, 2010 - 5:20pm [Dine in]

High quality and wide variety of offerings for a very reasonable price, including a dish with plentiful, delicious paneer, and some very tasty deep-fried appetizers, plus fresh naan served at one's table, and free chai tea! as other reviewers mentioned, it is small, but very clean, with a very pleasant atmosphere(street traffic aside) and perfect service. my husband and i will definitely return!

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KFC10111 No. 3 Road, #208, Richmond
double down - tiny and mediocre
Submitted Friday, October 29, 2010 - 9:33pm [Dine in]

dared to try the double down, and it was an epic fail. tiny, very dry, old-tasting chicken, waaay overpriced for what, after consumption, felt more like a snack. the combo is definitely overpriced as well for the mediocre, mini bag of "fries" it includes. truly heartbreaking that Canada's KFCs don't offer potato wedges. KFC is a complete waste of time and money here, and should be ashamed, though i'm fairly certain that its US stores have plummeted in quality as well. go to A&W instead! :D

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Al Porto Ristorante321 Water Street, Vancouver
delicious food, above-and-beyond service
Submitted Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 7:08pm [Dine in]

my husband and i decided to split an insalata mista(salad), quattro stagioni pizza, and a slice of tiramisu. our waiter was very friendly, attentive, welcoming, and informative throughout our meal. lunch began with warm, crusty on the outside, soft on the inside complimentary bread and soft, spreadable butter. we quickly polished off the bread, and after we declined a refill, the waiter offered to bring more bread anytime, should we change our minds! :) the salad that we informed the waiter that we would split arrived on two plates, so beautifully presented that i worried we would be charged for two(only charged for one:)). the pizza was cooked to perfection, with a thin, light, flavorful crust and savory toppings. the tiramisu was beautiful- moist, creamy, and delicious, but seemed a bit light on the espresso, which would have provided more balance to the sweetness of the cake and mascarpone. the food preparation was perfection, and all ingredients seemed to be of very high quality. the salad, pizza, and bread made for a substantial, satisfying lunch- totally got our money's worth. this most charming, delightful meal concluded with a cup of rich, flavorful espresso. we will definitely return. cheers!

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Church's Chicken3675 Westminister Highway, #185, Richmond
"stop the spread of germs." LOL!
Submitted Sunday, September 5, 2010 - 11:03am [Dine in]

the food is very tasty, just what i've come to expect from this chain, but drink refills are 70 cents, a total shock after growing accustomed to free refills. the most horrific discovery, and the reason i will not return, is that they do not stock soap in their restrooms. they were not just out of soap- no dispensers were even installed. i found the poster on the wall reminding the reader to "stop the spread of germs" highly amusing.

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Green Lemongrass8180 Westminster Hwy, Richmond
Consistently Outstanding!
Submitted Friday, July 23, 2010 - 7:57pm [Dine in]

I have been to this restaurant several times since February 2010, and each visit leaves me anxious to return! I would highly recommend the vegetarian pho, vegetarian spring rolls and fried tofu on vermicelli, any chicken dish, and definitely the sub sandwiches! Superb quality and value. Staff are friendly and attentive from beginning to end, and will make sure that you have a constant supply of complimentary hot tea and excellent service. I love you, Green Lemongrass!

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Little Mexico Cantina3131 Chatham St., #150, Richmond
food as far from "Mexican" as Richmond is from Mexico
Submitted Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 9:18am [Dine in]

Little Mexico Cantina claims on their website:

"These are families who cook the same food as their mothers and grandmothers — a menu is inspired by the cooking of northern Mexico and southern California."

I spent 25 years of my life in Southern California, and the food served at this restaurant resembled nothing I had ever experienced at countless Mexican restaurants throughout Southern California and U.S. border states, such as Arizona.

I was pleased, however, to be served the traditionally complimentary chips and salsa, and not terribly surprised to find the salsa uncharacteristically mild. It was comprised only of chunks of very very lightly flavored stewed tomatoes, topped with a sprig of cilantro. it was tasty and juicy.:)

My husband and I ordered the chicken fajitas and Mexican pizza. The chicken was chunky and tender, but very bland under the sauce that dressed it, which was more like the sweet and sour sauce one might find in a Chinese restaurant. A small dollop of cheese, sour cream, and "guacamole" accompanied the "fajitas," but the "guacamole" was just mashed avocado- no spices, onions, tomatoes, etc.. All in all, edible, but not worth 12.95. As for the Mexican pizza, the menu description was this:

"MEXICAN PIZZA - Best in town! 10" thin crispy crust covered with mole sauce, chorizo. Feta & Jack cheese, onions, tomatoes and sasame seeds."

What I got was thin cripsy crust topped with mole sauce, a tiny sprinkling of what actually looked like cheddar and jack cheeses, garnished with a little bit of chorizo. Completely absent were the onions, tomatoes, and sesame seeds, although, there was a sparse scattering of green onion slices across the pizza. The flavor was decent, but not at all substantial enough to be worth 10.95.

When someone that I'm thinking was the owner came by to ask, "how is everything?" i replied that i expected a bit more for my money. She just shrugged me off, mumbling something like, "this is how we've done it for years..." Later she asked if we enjoyed the chips and salsa, stating that no one serves a free appetizer. Ha. Complimentary chips n salsa are pretty much standard!

If you're looking for a very bland, slight resemblance to Mexican food, and are not that concerned about value for price, give this restaurant a try. It won't make you sick, and maybe we just ordered the wrong things.

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