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lovingfoodKerrisdaleSince August 13, 200790 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.7)
  • Food3 (2.9)
  • Service3 (2.9)
  • Value2.5 (2.4)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.6)

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Tapioca Express8388 Capstan Way, #1438, Richmond
Please fire your waitress/cashier to save your business
Submitted Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - 7:34pm [Dine in]

Wow! This place has gone down hill. Way down!

Please fire your troll looking waitress/cashier to save your business. The one works behind the counter during Tuesday afternoon.

I came here today (Tuesday afternoon) for bubble tea. The waitress/cashier was so mean like "soup nazi" except she was selling bubble tea and there's no customers behind me. That's right! No customers behind me. There's no line. Not a soul! Obvious there's no pressure and stress for her at all. What's up with her attitude? She was like rolling her eyes and impatient. I didn't even ask her for any service except ordering food.

The place has shown wear and tear. It's not as clean as it used to be. Maybe it's because it's summer and bright so you can see more clearly that it's dusty.

Since the waitress was so mean, it did leave a bad taste in my mouth and ruin my appetite. The bubble tea just tastes whatever like every other bubble tea in this town. I keep thinking if they have already changed their bubble tea by watering down a little bit or it's my ruined appetite. Frankly, I couldn't tell no more. It doesn't matter anyway because I won't be back.

By the way, they were playing really loud, cheesy and horrible music in the shop. Maybe it's that mean waitress' taste and choice so she can daydream about love at work. I don't remember they played loud music last time I was there. If you really want to play music in a food joint, make sure it's really good music or turn the volume down (way down) so it won't irritate customers
There are dozens of bubble tea shops in Vancouver and Richmond. I certainly don't have to come here to pay for the abuse. It's just absurd. I should have just walked out the shop before I paid at the ordering counter.

........ for the owner ........

I feel sorry for the owner. It's not easy to build a shop. He or she just invested the money in this shop so the waitress/cashier could have a place to throw her temper and fuck it up for the owner. The saddest thing is the owner has to pay her for ruining the business and investment.

I strongly suggest the owner to supervise the staff's customer service. Train them. You come this far, don't let the simple but obvious detail screw you up. No wonder there's no customers here because your waitress/cashier scared them away.

When you find that you have very few customers, don't always just blame the weather or high tax in Canada. There are shop owners actually making it. They might not make a big fortune but they can sustain their business. Maybe you should look at your business to see what has gone wrong.

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IHOP - International House of Pancakes10551 St. Edwards Drive, Richmond
petty and pathetic, NOT like IHOP in Cali at all
Submitted Friday, August 29, 2008 - 6:13pm [Dine in]

In LA, we used to go to IHOP. Food was OK and satisfying enough. So we went to IHOP in Richmond. Expecting it would just be the same as IHOP in California, it turned out to be false, to my surprise.

The interior of LA IHOP seems less cheesy looking than the Richmond location. Service is always better in the States. The service in Richmond store is nothing to praise about.

They are very petty and pathetic. Dinner portion is really small. You would think chain restaurants order their ingredients in large quantity, so they can get cheaper wholesale price and their food will be priced inexpensively. There's no reason for them to be cheap on portion right? Well, this IHOP proves you wrong. They just try to gip you as much as they can. I don't know if IHOP America even knows how IHOP in Richmond just butchered their brand. I wonder they come here to check if local stores follow certain guidelines or they just sell franchise to these cheapos and let these losers do whatever they want?

People go to IHOP for satisfying meals. It's NOT a fancy or cute place for you to sit comfortably. If the price is not right, you would spend your money somewhere else. For same amount of money you can definitely find many restaurants with better decor and more food. That just makes it harder to return to a shabby and stingy IHOP.

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Tokyo Joe's8211 Ackroyd Rd., #130, Richmond
They need ventilation
Submitted Wednesday, August 20, 2008 - 12:22pm [Dine in]

We passed by Tokyo Joe's. We were very hungry and needed food ASAP. So we went in for cheap bite. After walking in, I had the same "oh-oh...." reaction like the other viewer. It's very dingy and ugly inside. It looked better from outside. It's too unkind to walk out, I guess. So we stayed.

Food was greasy. It's as authentic as Chinese sushi. LOL! Staffers are Korean. Nothing Tokyo or Japanese about it. The lady at the counter was really kind. It's almost self service though.

They need ventilation badly. The air was stuffy. After dinner, we walked out the restaurant with our clothes and hair smelling like fried food or a greasy wok. It's so horrible. I kept smelling my clothes and hair to verify it because it wasn't even a "JP or Korean BBQ on your table" restaurant, how could that be?

The price of the meal is the same as what you pay at a bubble tea restaurants. I rather go to a bubble tea restaurant for cheap bite, at least most of them are clean and you won't smell like the restaurant after you leave. If you insist to come here, I suggest you wear very washable clothes, not coat or anything not meant for washing machine.

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Mambo Cafe4151 Hazelbridge Way, Suite 3020, Richmond
It's all right.
Submitted Wednesday, August 20, 2008 - 3:42am [Dine in]

This is one of the food vendors I had tried at Aberdeen Centre.

Food: It's ok. Hits and misses. I like baked seafood rice. My friend likes that stir fry beef noodle dish. He always orders that. Portion is generous. I don't like seafood fried rice though because I don't find lots seafood in it.

Service: Nothing to praise or complain. Just pay and go. Waiting time isn't too long, tolerable.

Value: It's definitely cheaper and better value than any vendor at any mall food court such like Richmond Centre or Pacific Centre. Food at food court just shouldn't be expensive, period.

Ambiance: Aberdeen foot court is more spacious than any other food court. If you go all the way back and sit near the window, you got natural light and view. It's actually comfortable, better than sitting in some dingy mom and pop shops. If I want cheap bite, I bypass mom and pop to com here. I only go to mom and pop that has really awesome food because I can't stand small dingy places.

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Vera's Burger Shack1181 Denman Street, Vancouver
worst burger in my life, frozen burger patty for sure
Submitted Thursday, August 7, 2008 - 12:46pm [Dine in]

I am pretty sure they use frozen patties, not freshly made. How do I know? Because inside the middle of the burger, the meat is a little bit raw and pink. I didn't eat that part. Anyone has cooked meat not completely defrosted at home knows it, meat is hard to cook through and usually inside the middle of the meat is still a little bit raw after the outside is too well done or burnt. That explains why so many reviews here say their burger is raw or burnt.

It's summer, of course you want to hang out at English Bay and eat something. So my choice for lunch was Vera Burger. I regretted. Food is bad. Service is slow and not friendly. They are understaffed. Ambiance? The place looks dingy and smelly.

For people who snob fast food chains like McDonald's or Wendy's or Burger King's and prefer the so called "6 Dollar Burger"(it's probably 7 dollars now), you probably won't be a snob no more after you have Vera's yucky burger. Vera's burger tastes so bad, burgers from those chains beat Vera's without a doubt. There is no point eating at Vera when big fast food chains' food is actually fresher and tastes better than Vera's. They are certainly faster and cheaper than Vera's.

If I want a burger made from frozen patty, I would go to McDonald's. At least McDonald's burger is never raw and some stores (depends on location) are clean and big enough, not smelly, small and dingy like Vera.

I can't believe Vera can actually sell franchise to people. What idiots would buy it? And they even have investors. Dumb investors! They are going to lose their money.

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Amato Gelato Cafe5951 No. 3 Road, Richmond
won't be the best or top 3 ice cream you ever had
Submitted Monday, August 4, 2008 - 9:42am [Dine in]

Food: It tastes good. But it's not memorable because it's not the best I ever had, not even top 3. I just don't really care and don't make an effort to go back.

Value: I don't see the value. I had ice cream from Ben and Jerry Ice Cream Shop and Haagen Dazs Ice Cream shop (both of them are in the states, I haven't found one here), both stores give you a big scoop for your money. And their ice cream is freshly made in the back of the store as well (I used to peek the back of the store and saw them make ice cream), absolutely NOT frozen from the market. Compare to Ben and Jerry and Haggen Dazs giving you a big satisfying and delicious scoop , Amato is just another failed attempt of food corp in Vancouver. Gelato is just a fancier name or exotic name for ice cream. You don't know if they actually really make it up to Italian gelato standard to be authentic or they just use the name gelato so they can price it higher than regular ice cream and make you feel that you are having something better than ice cream.

Some people think gelato is healthier than ice cream, which is doubtful. I think it's ok to have ice cream not gelato. There's only two months in summer in Vancouver anyway, you won't be eating that much ice cream. Just enjoy some sinful ice cream, where ever you can get and whatever tastes good to you, don't fall for the stupid name.

Ambiance: The store is clean and bright.

It's not a surprise Amato is always almost empty inside in winter. They really need to sell some nice specialty coffee or tea like Starbucks or Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf to keep business going in winter. Can your business really last without customers in late autumn, winter or early chilling spring, that's like 6 months no business right there.

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Little Bean Bubble Tea House3700 No. 3 Road, Unit 1055, Richmond
decent
Submitted Sunday, August 3, 2008 - 10:36pm [Dine in]

I think Little Bean is probably by far the cheapest bubble tea I have found. The quality is pretty good for the price you pay. The texture of pearls (bubbles) is always consistent, soft and chewy, no mushy or harden balls.

I love the red bean slush. As for their cheapest bubble tea on the menu, the $2.66 milk tea bubble, it's a little bit watered down, just a little bit. However, pearls (bubbles or balls? whatever) are always tasty.

Food: They got great drinks! However, the cheapest drink (the promotional item) might be compromised a little.

Service: Polite. They can get really busy, you might have to wait a while.

Value: Compare to other bubble tea stores in this town, Little Bean does score high in terms of value. But if you compare it to bubble tea shops in Asia, you might not think it's good value. I heard people coming from Asia complain about the price of bubble tea in this town a lot. Apparently, bubble tea is dirt cheap in Asia, especially from those bubble tea take out stores not the sit down bubble tea houses with some decor/interior design. So, they don't think the price is justified. I find Little Bean is still a little more expensive than similar stores in Los Angeles. Oh well.

Ambiance: It's a food court. Tables and chairs are kind of cheesy but it's clean enough. Most people take out bubble tea anyway, so it's really not an issue.

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Keg Steakhouse & Bar, The11151 No. 5 Road, Richmond
You can do better than that
Submitted Wednesday, July 30, 2008 - 5:49pm [Dine in]

I ordered a steak because it's a steakhouse, I guessed their steak must be their best item on the menu. Too bad I was wrong. My steak was so chewy, it's not even funny. It's like jaw exercise. :( The quality of meat wasn't great. Very disappointed. You do expect more from a steakhouse when it comes to having a steak.

The steak from my BBQ grill tastes better than Keg's. And I am not even using an expensive powerful mean BBQ machine, just a standard small propane grill.

The service was pretty bad. We waited forever for our food. There's very little service. Hard to get waiters' attention. That makes me wonder what is the point going there and paying for a so so steak and non existing service. You will have a better time BBQ at your backyard or balcony, just dress the outdoor space with pretty flowers and enjoy your summer. You will have great food minus the attitude. You can't possibly fail to grill a steak better than Keg. If you are unsure, just choose thinner piece of meat, it will cook faster.

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Caffe de Medici1025 Robson St, 109, Vancouver
so so, not worth it
Submitted Monday, July 28, 2008 - 9:59pm [Dine in]

The problem with Italian food is that it's so easy to make at home, it's hard to be convinced that you have to pay high price for it. Unless you are a weido who is ashamed of cooking in your home kitchen or you are a healthy eating fanatic who has to limit tons of somewhat fattening ingredients which are common in Italian food, you will probably never know how simple it is to make it.

Food: It's good enough. It tastes OK. But the pasta doesn't wow me that I have to pay higher price for it. Pasta is pasta. I have a lot of excellent pasta more fair priced in other restaurants.

Value: Italian food is known for hearty and honest not pretentious like Caffe De Medici gives you. In America, they market Italian food as rich and honest as it should be, definitely NOT like Caffee De Medici making a big deal AS IF they are feeding you some exotic whatever. Pleazzzz... With so many great restaurants serving wonder Italian food in States, decent decor and well priced, it just doesn't justify Caffe De Medici's just OK Italian food with big price tag.

Service: It's fine. They did their job.

Ambiance: Hmm...the decor is kind of old fartish. Yup! I sure don't dig.

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Connor Butler2145 Granville St, Vancouver
NOT a great choice for fine dining! Diva is way better
Submitted Saturday, July 26, 2008 - 2:55pm [Dine in]

Food: Food is not bad but it's not great. It's not the best fish I ever had, not even one of the best fish I ever had. The taste doesn't have a kick and it's not memorable, meaning I won't have craving for that.

Service: Service is really friendly and nice, which is rare in Vancouver. I am guessing good service is the reason why some reviewers give this restaurants high regards. They are treated well so they forgive certain obvious flaws. It's like if you are treated with kindness and attenion, you feel bad to criticize. I get it.

Ambiance: I hate the decor. It shows wear and tear and it's not well designed. Since it's fine dining and you pay big bucks for it, you do expect a nice environment, not this shabby. The Versace plates are lame. The owner must have had a great time in late 80s and early 90s and he can't let go. Versace is dead and the brand Versace is no longer cool or hip. LOL! I think the plates are actually ugly. Only Kimora Simone likes those plates and we all know her over the top taste is so cheesy.

I should have gone to Diva. We wanted to explore some places we had never been. Not worth it.

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Saint Germain Bakery4151 Hazelbridge Way, Unit 1428, Richmond
excellent cakes & pies
Submitted Monday, July 14, 2008 - 10:34am [Dine in]

When I am in a mood of having pastry, this place is a wonderful choice. They have the best Napoleon pie in this town. Every bakery I go, I have to Napoleon and I find this store has THE BEST Napoleon. It's fluffy and creamy. All the cakes are good. Hehehe! I tried them all, single slice. I love them all. I can't pick my favorite.

The service is friendly and fast. The store is bright and clean. It faces big spacious aisle in the mall. Very nice space they have there.

You can get a lot of pretty looking cakes and pies and have your afternoon tea at home, arrange them nicely on a 3 tier dessert plate or big plate. Especially in a dreadful raining day, it will certainly cheer you up. Sweet!

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Cafe Crepe2861 Granville St, Vancouver
lame expensive tourist crepe
Submitted Sunday, July 13, 2008 - 9:55pm [Dine in]

I actually dined there a while ago and forgot to write a review.

Cafe Crepe is without a doubt depending on curious tourists' money to survive. Their locations are where the traffic is. People walk by and get a crepe and only to find out they get ripped off.

For the price you pay around $5-$6, you get a ridiculous tiny crepe, only suitable for a child. And it's overcooked. They are incredible stingy. It's a barebone cafe selling cafe food but they don't want to fill you up.

The service is horrible. The are under staffed and under trained. You have to wait for a long long time to see a waiter coming to you. You also wait forever to get a lousy crepe.

Ambiance? Every customer looks pissed. I bet it's the waiting makes them not very happy. Not so much decor, it's minimum and cramped. Very uncomfortable to sit inside.

I believe it's the fake European theme attracts innocent victims/customers. There's nothing European or French about it. It's false advertising. And you think crepe is simple food with simple ingredients so it should be inexpensive. Think again! Dishonest merchants never fail to rob you.

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Moxie's Classic Grill808 Bute Street, Vancouver
horrible service
Submitted Saturday, July 12, 2008 - 12:08pm [Dine in]

The decor is cute. And it stops right there.

Food is bad. The taste is bland and it's a little bit on the greasy side. You definitely will not miss the food.

Service is bad. Waiters just simply ignore you. Customers are not the priority. Their chatting with each other and having a relaxing moment are their main focus.

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Wo Fung4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond
Best fried food in town!
Submitted Saturday, June 14, 2008 - 10:55am [Dine in]

I absolutely love their fried food. Fried chicken wings are piping hot, crispy outside, tender inside, no thick batter. They are not greasy like Kentucky fried chicken. Drinks are cheap.

I also had their fried squid/calamari. It's awesome. The portion is very decent and it's very inexpensive. Usually when you order calamari in other stores, you get tiny portion. Not here! I got lots calamari for just one order and it filled me up. It is so tasty, I can't decide which one is better, chicken wings or calamari. It doesn't have thick batter over calamari to disguise small portion like other stores in town. They give you solid portion of calamari, honest.

I also ordered that noodle dish everybody was ordering once out of curiosity. I am not into that noodle dish. Not my favorite. It's not bad. I just don't have craving for it and probably won't order again. I guess it's the Hong Kong thing, if you grow up eating that, you always want it once in a while. It's not an easy dish for "food explores"(people who want to try something new or unfamiliar) to like.

Sometimes there's a line. They can get really busy. They take your order quickly then you wait for your food. If you order noodles, it's very quick. If you order fried food, then you have to be very patient to wait for a while. I say fried food is definitely worthy waiting. I always have craving for their fried food.

In terms of ambiance, you are in a food court, so you get the idea. But Aberdeen food court has way better ambiance than other food courts if you sit yourself near the window. I actually don't hate the ambiance because I always choose to go all the way back and find a seat near the big window. It's quite soothing sitting near the window. You get to have lots daylight (especially in cloudy winter) and a view.

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Ninkazu Japanese Restaurant4231 Hazelbridge Way, #205, Richmond
The best 10 dollar lunch you will ever find in a restaurant
Submitted Saturday, May 3, 2008 - 2:46am [Dine in]

This place is a gem. I almost feel that I shouldn't let people know it's great, so there won't be too many people going there. Cuz I don't want to wait for the seat, dude!

When I got there, I didn't have to wait. I was seated promptly but all the window seats were taken. That's all right. I still had a good time.

Ambiance: The restaurant is clean. It has contemporary decor with warm color scheme. It also has large windows. It's nice to have views. During lunch the lighting is natural light coming through the big windows. I like that, it's not too bright, it's very soothing.

I like the seating arrangement. Big tables and spacious. Other tables are behind you not right next to you, so you have full privacy. Love it!

Service: It's good. They kept pouring tea for you. They came right away when they saw you waving. They checked my order slip to make sure any staffer already took my order when they saw us sitting there without food. It's very attentive. They cleared the plates fast when they saw empty plates. They did their job. I really have nothing to complain.

I read the reviews before I went. I thought I was going to keep egging them on getting all my orders like the previous reviews. I was really expecting that. To my surprise, I didn't have to do that at all. All my orders came and I didn't have to wait too long. Wow! Maybe the manager read the reviews and improved? Or when it gets busy, it takes longer to get the orders so it looks like they don't want to give you, in fact they might be just busy. I guess I will not know because it didn't happen to me yet.

Food: Food is definitely better than those All You Can Eat Restaurants out there. Sashimi and Sushi are fresh enough. Rolls, cones /hand rolls are great too. Salad, hot dishes and cooked dishes are also decent. The taste of food is actually very close to those authentic Japanese restaurants (operated by Japanese owners and staff) offer in California. You know, in Richmond, some Japanese restaurants' food taste like Chinese food? That's not the case in this restaurant, so I was pleasantly surprised.

Lunch menu is limited. So is every All You Can Eat Sushi in the States. So that's not a problem. The question is whether there are good dishes on the lunch menu and they taste good or not. Yes they do have good items on the menu and they are delicious. So it's absolutely worth it.

At Ninkazu, they don't set up buffet table like what they do in the States. They give you a menu and let you order. You know what? For 10 dollars a person, I don't mind at all. In the states, you can't find All You Can Eat Sushi lunch at 10 dollars a person anymore. Definitely not in California. Maybe the menu is bigger in Cali, but it costs more. I really don't eat that much at lunch, it will be a waste for me to pay more for a bigger menu in buffet table setting. This 10 dollar AYCE lunch is just right.

I give it a 5 star based on the great value, some delicious dishes, good service and pleasant setting. I am not going to rate it by comparing to Iron Chef Morimoto or something. Seriously, what can you get for 10 dollars these days when you dine out in a restaurant? You could easily spend 10 bucks in a hole in the wall restaurant for one simple dish with limited amount of meat and one drink and no comfortable seating.

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Gogo Tea Cafe8788 McKim Way, #270, Richmond
Great seating arrangement, full privacy.
Submitted Friday, April 25, 2008 - 10:18pm [Dine in]

Food:
It's not bad but it's not good either. Let me be more specific. The taste is not impressive, I have been to many bubble tea restaurants in Vancouver and Richmond, so I do compare them. In terms of taste, Gogo Tea really doesn't rank high among them, it just doesn't have better food than its' competitions. The price is about the same as Pearl Castle and other bubble tea cafes. I find the portion smaller, not a lot of meat in my dish. Other bubble tea cafes are more generous about the portion of meat. However, you will not starve here either, one order of meal should fill you up all right.

I like my bubble tea though.

Service:
It's quick and no fuzz. They are polite.

Ambiance:
I am not into the maid theme. As long as waiters and waitresses are polite, I don't care what they wear. It's the attitude that counts not the costume. I rather they fix the interior a little bit.

The decor is kind of worn out. I was kind of disappointed when I walked in, it doesn't look as good as the pictures on the website because it's worn out. The industrial ceiling looks creepy, I rather they cover that up. Stop pretending it's hip to have pipe exposed ceiling. Just admit it you are too cheap to buy a ceiling.

What I do like is that it's very spacious. The seating arrangement is great because you can have your privacy. Some bubble tea restaurants have really bad seating arrangement, you sit so close to the next table as if you sit at their tables or you sit on top of each other. At Gogo Tea, you don't have to sit next to any table, the next table is behind your back not next to you so you can have full privacy. I LOVE THAT. I can see why some people choose to hang out here. They can really sit down by the big window, relax and talk to their friends without worrying about eavesdropping.

You would go back if you want to have a relaxed quiet meal with you friends and have some private long conversation without people rushing you or staring at you like some cramped busy restaurants.

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Diva at The Met645 Howe Street, Vancouver
It does live up to fine dining standard
Submitted Friday, April 25, 2008 - 1:06am [Dine in]

DIVA AT THE MET is one restaurant that truly lives up to fine dining standard. It is in a downtown hotel so you expect the price is on the high side. However, they do make sure you get the quality service and product.

Food: It's descent. If you order the more expensive dish, you do get the exotic (more expensive) ingredients on your plate.

Service: Service is good like a hotel restaurant would be.

Ambiance: I am not feeling the contemporary decor. I mean the decor is not bad but the look and feel is too common. How many homes and restaurants can pull off nice contemporary decor? Many. I believe you have seen a lot already. But you don't see design like BACCHUS, another hotel restaurant in Vancouver, that often. So you get the wow factor at BACCHUS but not at DIVA AT THE MET.

I laugh at a lot of Vancouver restaurants trying to market themselves as fine dining but they have mean and lazy waiters, bad food with cheap ingredients and so so or ugly decor with fine dining price tag. They are not any cheaper than DIVA AT THE MET but they don't have any good quality DIVA AT THE MET has. I always call them out and shake my head in disbelieve how disrespectful they are to consumers and to the industry and to themselves, there is no work and business ethic at all. If you want a truly fine dining experience, DIVA is a great place to go. Watch out those fake fine dining places.

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Tojo's Restaurant1133 W Broadway, Vancouver
mediocre food with PR machine
Submitted Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - 12:37pm [Dine in]

Food: I can make better sushi rice than those idiots. There's not a lot of varieties of fish. It's not like southern California, sushi is so good there with all kinds of fish. The menu and ingredients are quite limited Sashimi is so so, not the best sashimi I ever had, certainly not that price. I had much better sashimi but much cheaper and better decor and better service in the States. Why is Tojo so expensive then? They spent all the money on PR and advertising. It's just a hype.

Service: It was so slow. It's a joke. When you pay a lot of money (fine dining price), you really expect good service. I don't care the restaurant is busy or not, if you charge people fine dining price, you need to hire more waiters to keep the service prompted. They want you to pay lots money and not being a cheapo, but they are acting like cheapos themselves. Ya,that's really classy.

Ambiance: Whatever. The decor doesn't look like a fine dining restaurant to me.

These days, with the popularity of food TV, a lot of restaurants got their PR time on TV. They sure turn around and try to sell themselves as some expensive big deal. In fact, it's just a hype like mother used to say "Don't believe TV advertisement." Having a segment on TV is a different form of advertisement. The 30 seconds commercial spot lets you know it's an advertisement already. The TV segment (they can get it from paying the producer or hook up with the producer) is a more subtle advertisement. You think it's show producers' research and point of view. It can be bought. In fact, a lot of them pay for their TV segments.

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Queen's Cafe6091 No. 3 Road, Richmond
It's all right
Submitted Monday, April 21, 2008 - 12:34pm [Dine in]

Being there once for lunch. Food is OK. My friend likes his pasta. Service could be friendlier. Ambience is not bad during lunch hour. It's quieter and not singers.

The night singer must be a volunteer. Volunteer (free labor) means no offering real jobs and no competition. People are mediocre to the best. Quality goes down the drain.

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Tri-ty Cafe8100 Ackroyd Rd, #130, Richmond
Solid Food
Submitted Monday, March 10, 2008 - 12:24am [Dine in]

Food: It's great. No complaint. It tastes good and the portion is in decent size. Lots meat in my dish, that's what I like :)

Service: Servers are polite and fast.

Ambiance: The decor is cute, bright and clean.

The only complaint I have is that the seating is NOT COMFORTABLE. You are so close to the table next to you as if you are at their table. Talking about no privacy. You can hear their conversation even if you desperately don't want to. I have no place to look at. I turn right just 15 degrees, I see the person at the other table. I turn left a little bit, another person stare at me back. Hell, there's not even enough space to look at because they are so close to us. I have to either look absolute straight or look at the ceiling. Yup! It's that uncomfortable. It's hard to have a conversation when you have no privacy. I noticed people on my left and right ate quickly and left. We did the same. Will I ever go back? It's not comfortable dining even though I don't hate the food. I will only go back when it's not busy (kind of empty). What a shame. I will look from outside, if it's empty I will go inside. Laugh out loud! That means I will not go back to often because I rarely eat lunch or dinner at odd hours.

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