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mmmsteakRichmondSince June 23, 200874 Reviews
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3.5 (3.3)
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Mongolie Grill8400 Alexandra Road, Richmond
Know what to put in your bowl
Submitted Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 1:15pm [Dine in]

The trick to going to a place like this is stick to the meat and some veggies when you're putting it in your bowl. Don't, and I mean DON'T go for the noodles. They're heavy and will cost you a good $10 extra. The dishes all come with rice, so you won't really need the noodles.

Nothing really stands out about the food at this place, other than the gimmick of "do-it-yourself" assembly of the meal. I don't really mind doing this and find it to be kind of fun. However, afterwards, the food only comes out to be mediocre, and sometimes the cook mixes up the dishes of different guests.

This location being in Richmond, I don't really find it worthwhile to eat there when so many good Chinese places are surrounding it. It may be a good "tourist" thing to do if some friends come from out of town.

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Burgers Etc. BBQ House4091 Hastings St., Burnaby
That's a good burger
Submitted Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 1:02pm [Dine in]

We went to check this place out because they were voted lower mainland's best burger by CTV a few years back. We tried the burger and their brisket and ribs. This place makes a pretty darn good burger. It was thick and juicy and definitely not lacking flavor. It's pretty big too. I couldn't finish the side of fries. The brisket was decent but not great. The meat did seem like thin sliced beef that they use for beef dip. The ribs I didn't try, but was reported to be good.

The burgers are not too pricy at around $8-$9 (including one side) plus extra for toppings like bacon or cheese. A nice burger joint around the neighborhood to visit once in a while.

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Shabusen Yakiniku House2993 Granville Street, Vancouver
Love the korean bbq!
Submitted Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 12:43pm [Dine in]

We're absolutely crazy about Shabusen.

It seems every month or every other month, we will end up at the Shabusen on Granville or Robson at least once for all you can eat. We go so often because of the combination of AYCE sushi AND korean bbq. While their sushi isn't vastly better than any of the other AYCE places in the lower mainland, it's the korean bbq that really cinches it. They have a good choice of meats to choose from, spicy lamb, spicy chicken, and beef short ribs being some of my favorites. On top of that you can opt for shabu-shabu (hot pot) as well if you're a large party with multiple grills. What a great way to experience 3 different meals in one! It's really great value for good quality and the same price as regular AYCE sushi places.

The place is always ALWAYS packed, so make sure you call ahead to make a reservation. Don't be afraid to be seated at the sushi bar, as you get your order quickly (directly from the sushi makers) that way. We will definitely be back many times, no matter how long the wait is.

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Felico's Restaurant8140 Leslie Road, Richmond
Same great food, new look
Submitted Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 12:26pm [Dine in]

We went to Felico's some time ago after their renovation. The place looks gorgeous!

We were sat right next to the fireplace. It turned out to be fine because it wasn't a real flame (but looked nice). We ordered a kalamari appy and roast lamb entree. Both were exceptional and delicious. Felico's kleftico has a ton of flavor and is one of the best! We were both stuffed and couldn't finish the whole thing. That means yummy leftovers for lunch next day.

This place is such great value. Even though it may be a couple of dollars more expensive per dish than the average Greek restaurant, it really is worth it.

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Samba Brazilian Steak House1122 Alberni Street, Vancouver
Not the best steak, but there's a whooooooole lot of it
Submitted Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 12:01pm [Dine in]

We went to Samba for a birthday party and called to make reservations. When we got there the tables were nicely set up for us. We all opted for the rodizio which is $30 on weekends.

Initially the meat was pretty tasty. The sirloin tip and the chicken are very good (although some of my friends found the chicken dry, but I thought it was fine). There was also a bbq / teriyaki chicken dish at the salad bar that we loved, but alas it ran out too fast. I'm a lamb lover, but I didn't really enjoy their lamb. It lacked any kind of taste or seasoning. Later on towards the meal, we found that the meat started to lack in flavor. It was probably because they were all seasoned similarly, so the lamb and the different cuts of beef did not taste very different. My friends had to grab a bottle of steak sauce from the salad bar to add some taste to the dishes.

Being one of a kind type of restaurant in Vancouver, I definitely recommend giving it a try, but don't have too high of expectations unless you're a big meat eater.

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Daimasu4680 Kingsway, #106, Burnaby
Not bad for late night
Submitted Friday, June 27, 2008 - 6:11pm [Dine in]

Although not an AYCE place, Daimasu does have some good deals for late night, so we decided to go there last night.

I ordered their shoyu ramen and spicy chicken wings. My friend ordered chicken yakisoba and a house roll. The shoyu ramen had really tasty soup base (but could've came hotter) and the noodles were not bad. The chicken wings did not turn out spicy but were still pretty good. The yakisoba was nicely flavored and we both really liked it. The house roll was pretty large and filled with kani and tamago. Mmmmmmmm.

Since it's off of their late night menu, you can get shoyu ramen or yakisoba with a drink for only 6.95. That's a pretty good deal. We tried their Shirley Temple as a drink. It's sprite with orange juice and cherry syrup. Definitely liked it and will order it again.

Daimasu is normally not great in value compared to AYCE sushi restaurants, but their late night makes it worth it.

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Cho Sun Korean Restaurant3486 Kingsway St., Vancouver
Decent Korean food
Submitted Friday, June 27, 2008 - 6:05pm [Dine in]

Went here for lunch. The location is fairly good (near Metrotown). The servers are actually Korean, which always adds some authenticity. Seating can get a bit crowded for large tables.

Everything we tried here was solid. Their seafood pancake is really good. For $20-$30 you can get a decent portion of meat for bbq. I also thought their kimchi and sweet potato were not bad.

Nothing is really remarkable about the restaurant, but it's good value for decent Korean food.

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Saffron Indian Cuisine4300 Kingsway, #5, Burnaby
Good lunch option
Submitted Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 11:31am [Dine in]

We've only dined at Saffron once for dinner. Most of the time we grab lunch takeout. It is really good Indian food (a bit on the greasy side though, you can see the oil especially well when you order chili chicken for takeout). For lunch it's at around $12-$15. If we didn't have to work we would eat at the buffet.

The restaurant has good ambiance and nice candlelight dining. The server will come if beckoned but won't really be by to check on you every 10 min (just the way I like it). We also went very early and the restaurant wasn't crowded at all, so not sure what happens when it gets busy.

I recommend giving this place a try, but when we feel like dinner buffet we usually end up at Samosa Garden. Less grease.

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Boston Steakhouse8171 Alexandra Road, Richmond
Good food so stuff yourself silly
Submitted Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 11:19am [Dine in]

Boston Steakhouse is really close to where one of my friends live, so we've been there quite a few times. It's a HK fusion style steakhouse, so the way the meat is cut and cooked is a bit different. If you order one of the combos on the menu, you will get soup, the entree and a side, and a drink ($1 extra for cold drink). It's really good value considering most of the combos are about $11-$20. I love their soup (the borscht is slightly better than the bisque but they're both good). Sides are spaghetti / fries / mashed potatoes / rice / etc.

There are some really good choices for meat here. I love all of their lamb dishes (lamb cubes which come on a sizzling iron plate, lamb curry, etc). They also have stone grill type meals and you can often choose 2 or 3 different items to be cooked on the hot stone. Their steak is not my favorite. It lacks a bit of flavor unless you pour lots of sauce on it. They have a ton of sauces to choose from: peppercorn, beef gravy, mushroom, etc. With my meal I always get a HK style mixed coffee and tea - cold. It's delicious!

Overall this place is great value for low/medium price range eats. It's also open fairly late (like most asian restaurants in Richmond). Servers are polite and helpful with good knowledge of the menu and can speak English decently. This place is highly recommended!

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Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant4920 No. 3 Road, #102, Richmond
Better than your average Chinese restaurant - and more expensive!
Submitted Wednesday, June 25, 2008 - 4:52pm [Dine in]

My parents and I went to Sun Sui Wah for dinner to try their seafood. We ordered live lobster in cream butter sauce and several other dishes. I must say that you really do get what you pay for because:

1. The food was amazing! Some of the most delicious Chinese food I've had. The lobster was complimented perfectly by the cream sauce and wasn't overcooked. Their portuguese style rice with seafood is SO GOOD! I love the curry-like sauce and there was a lot of seafood in there. Even the standard beef in XO sauce was done better than your average Chinese restaurant. My parents were impressed and that's not easy.

2. Ouch! Pricey! We asked for one of the smallest lobster they could find because it was just the 3 of us, and the lobster came to around $50. All of the other dishes were about $14-17 where as your average Chinese restaurant they're about $9-11.

The servers were professional and polite, although we did have to ask twice to get our bill. The restaurant was loud, but if a Chinese restaurant is quiet, you probably don't want to go there...

We would like to return, but probably only for special occasions. It's too expensive to eat there regularly.

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Gelarmony1222 Robson Street, Vancouver
Yummmmmmmmmmmmm
Submitted Wednesday, June 25, 2008 - 4:38pm [Dine in]

Mondo's has some of the best and most unique flavors of gelato I've tasted. I really like the fact that they will let you try as many flavors as you want before you make up your mind. That was the only way I was going to try rose flavored gelato. Who knew that I would enjoy flower flavored gelato so much? It was like your tastebuds suddenly learned to smell.

I'm a big fan of the sorbets at Mondo's. They're a lot lighter than gelato and is perfect for a little dessert after a big dinner. Their pineapple and lemon sorbets are really good. The grapefruit sorbet is another one of my favorites. It's got a strong flavor, so perfect for tiny little bites that will last a long time while people watching on Robson or hanging with friends.

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Richmond Sushi8388 Capstan Way, #1488, Richmond
Not the best and not the worst
Submitted Wednesday, June 25, 2008 - 4:29pm [Dine in]

We go to Richmond Sushi every now and then and never had a bad experience. Then again, we never had a very memorable experience either.

The food is always good. Pretty standard AYCE sushi fare. Nothing special to rave about and nothing offensive. They have a wider selection of food than a lot of AYCE sushi restaurants (especially their deluxe menu). I'm very partial to the lamb chops. The late night AYCE is good value, but it does not start until 9:30 and the menu selection is limited. My carb-loving friend is a big fan of their corn croquettes.

The service is okay. Food gets onto your table as soon as you order. Some people complain that it's all pre-made, but which AYCE sushi restaurant has food that isn't? Given the choice I'd probably prefer Fish On Rice or Top Gun a bit more, but when in Richmond and craving late night sushi, you probably can't go wrong with this place.

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Stepho's Greek Taverna1124 Davie St, Vancouver
Good cheap Greek food
Submitted Wednesday, June 25, 2008 - 4:21pm [Dine in]

When my friends came from out of town, I brought them to Stepho's because it's an iconic restaurant in Vancouver. After dining there they were impressed by the great value. I like their roasted lamb and calamari. It's not the best Greek I've ever had, but it's pretty decent and so much cheaper than most Greek places. I noticed in recent years they have reduced their portions a little, but it's still more than filling!

The restaurant is small and always cramped, and it's nearly impossible to bring large groups there unless you want to split into several tables. In the summer it's very hot inside, no AC. The servers are always friendly but food can take a little bit to get on the table.

If you've never been, you should definitely give it a try. Be prepared to wait up to two hours in line on a busy night. Personally I'm more inclined to shell out a bit more money and eat somewhere where I do not have to wait for so long.

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Black Forest Restaurant, The3140 King George Hwy, Surrey
A charming place
Submitted Wednesday, June 25, 2008 - 2:29pm [Dine in]

We recently went out to White Rock, and on the way back decided to try this restaurant since it's in the Entertainment Book. We were there a bit early so the dinner crowd has not found its way in yet. We ordered the schnitzel oscar as recommended by the friendly waitress, and the special, which was steak with wine reduction. All of the food was very good! I tried a bit of the schnitzel and it was delicious. I'm normally not even a big fan of veal. The steak was very flavorful and good portion. In the end with the coupon, the meal only came to $20 for the two of us.

The restaurant has a charming atmosphere. It feels like you're dining inside somebody's house. It's very casual and a lot of seniors seem to come here. There is a gentleman who sets up and plays the keyboard and will take requests. Even though it all seemed a bit too old-fashioned for our age, I thought it had a lot of charm and was a very different experience.

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Dragon Palace45 8th Street, New Westminster
Good Chinese restaurant.. for New West
Submitted Wednesday, June 25, 2008 - 2:10pm [Dine in]

We've been to Dragon Palace several times for lunch and dinner. Their dim sum was surprisingly good (I didn't have very high expectations, since it's a restaurant in New West). It doesn't measure up to dim sum in Richmond and Vancouver, but if you live in New West or Surrey and want some dim sum without a lot of driving, the food here is solid enough.

Their dinner dishes are similar. Deep fried squid is good. I really like their wonton soup. The wontons are filled entirely with shrimp and was a good value for around $6. I'm a bit conflicted on the deep fried shrimp balls. On the one hand, I REALLY like the shrimp balls themselves. They taste like hargow but in larger portions and are absolutely delicious. However I hate the deep fried wrappers on them. They appear to be shredded wonton wrappers, and the texture is way too tough and does not go well with the shrimp balls themselves. Their crab is good but too pricy (try Dai Tung instead). The almond chicken is a total miss and very bland.

If you live in New West and you don't like Hon's, this is probably the next best option. However if you live in Richmond or Vancouver, I wouldn't go out of my way just to try this place.

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HKYK Seafood Hot Pot Restaurant4260 No. 3 Road, Richmond
A fav in Richmond!
Submitted Wednesday, June 25, 2008 - 1:48pm [Dine in]

We go to HKYK so much that the hostess recognizes us and makes small talk. We've been there for dim sum, late night dim sum, and hot pot.

The dim sum at HKYK is pretty standard fare, and you can expect good but not top-notch quality. They also have all day dim sum, so we often go in the evening after work. Not everything on the menu is available outside of regular dim sum hours, but you can still get all of the main items (hargow, siu mai, etc). It should also be noted that HKYK makes pretty great congee. We brought some friends once and tried the beef congee. It was cheap and they loved it.

HKYK has AYCE hot pot in the evenings (maybe weekends only?). It is a good bet for hot pot as it has fairly fresh ingredients, and a pretty big selection. We love their shrimp balls and deep fried bean curd skins. Their satay soup base is also delicious.

Service is usually decent, but not exceptional. If you mind waiting for your food, try going a bit earlier or later (not 7pm on a Sat). They do take reservations but you may still have to wait a bit at the door. Due to the size of the place and number of tables, the servers sometimes forget about your request because they're usually bombarded with requests as they walk around. It hasn't been a huge issue for us. We've just gotten used to asking several different people to make sure it gets through.

The thing that keeps us coming back is the convenience. Because the restaurant is so large, it's easy to get seated even on busy weekends without too much wait. Being able to go for dim sum at any time (not just before 3pm) is also great. Overall it's definitely worth a try and is one of our favorite places in Richmond.

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Hamilton Street Grill1009 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Great steaks and fantastic dessert
Submitted Wednesday, June 25, 2008 - 1:05pm [Dine in]

We've been to Hamilton Street Grill twice. Once was during DOV and we liked it, so we decided to go back with the entertainment book coupon.

I must say they really do make a good steak. It's flavorful and juicy (I don't even eat rare). Their lobster bisque is also fantastic. But what you should try and then write home about is their signature gingerbread pudding. I don't even look at other desserts on the menu when I'm at Hamilton Street Grill! It's warm with the right amount of spice and comes with two scoops of ice cream (I think vanilla and ginger). This is the ultimate gourmet comfort food.

Service is always exceptional and the waiters are knowledgeable and friendly. The ambience is great. Doesn't come off as too snobby due to the large TVs at the bar always showing sports. I will be back during hockey season!

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Tamarind Hill Malaysian Cuisine628 6th Avenue, #103, New Westminster
Good Malaysian food if you don't want to go downtown
Submitted Wednesday, June 25, 2008 - 12:48pm [Dine in]

We went to Tamarind for a friend's birthday. Initially there was just 3 of us, but 3 more friends decided to join us. We asked the waiter if we could move to a bigger table and they quickly agreed and helped us move the plate settings and everything right away. We were quite happy about that.

The food is pretty good. We ordered some appetizers including soft-shell crab, calamari, satays, and roti. The roti was soft and a bit fluffy, delicious paired with the dip or to go with a curry. The soft shell crab and satays were just average, although I really liked the dipping sauce for the satay and calamari. I had the lamb curry and it was a very decent portion with big chunks of lamb (couldn't finish it and had to take it home). One of us ordered the laksa and it came in an enormous bowl. The presentation wasn't great but I tried some of the soup in it and it's quite good.

I like the decor of the restaurant. The walls and decorations are mostly red and black accented. In the hot days of summer I can potentially see it being a bit too heavy and suffocating.

Given it's location, it's probably the best Malaysian restaurant for miles.

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Japa DogCorner of Burrard and Smithe, Vancouver
Really tasty hotdogs
Submitted Wednesday, June 25, 2008 - 12:32pm [Dine in]

Been to Japadog twice now. The first time I ordered the Oroshi with bratwurst. It was good, but the radish was a bit overpowering and too salty. Second time we tried the Terimayo (no seaweed for me, adds a weird fishy taste to the hotdog) with jalapeno cheddar smokie. That was delicious! The smokie has just the right amount of kick and the teriyaki sauce and mayo evened it out just right. That is one yummy hot dog! We will definitely be back many times.

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Sabo8291 Alexandra Rd., #105, Richmond
Decent hot pot place
Submitted Tuesday, June 24, 2008 - 3:35pm [Dine in]

Sun Tung Kee is a decent hot pot place and we go every once in a while, but compared to other hot pot restaurants in Richmond, it doesn't really stand out in any way.

The place is always busy. Making a reservation on a Saturday night just means you wait 25 min instead of 30 min. The servers are pretty helpful if you can manage to get their attention.

The food is not bad. It's pretty great, actually. But as I said, it doesn't stand out in any way compared to hot pot fare in other Richmond restaurants (Chubby Lamb, Cattle Hot Pot, HKYK, etc). I'm not sure if the food is really clean. One of us always seemed to get sick after eating here, but the rest of us are fine (so we're not sure if he's allergic to something).

Overall not a bad place, and it's easier to get seated than Chubby Lamb or Cattle Hot Pot. I would recommend it even though it's not my favorite hot pot restaurant.

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