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Nonsuch22RichmondSince July 1, 20067 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.4)
  • Food3.5 (3.4)
  • Service3 (3.1)
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Displaying 1 - 7 of 7 Reviews Found
Guu in Aberdeen4151 Hazelbridge Way, #2790, Richmond
Authentic, tasty & in the burbs
Submitted Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 11:08pm [Dine in]

My husband & I always enjoy checking out their daily specials, as the sushi & sashimi are consistently fresh & tasty. They prepare & present each dish with great care & attention for detail. For instance, they serve top notch Gari (pickle ginger on the side) - one of the best I have had for a long time. The Kanpachi sashimi we tried the other day tasted better than the ones we had in Japan!

In addition, their standard items are appetizing. Chicken Karaage, one of my husband's favorite dishes, is always cooked perfectly. Seafood Bibimba is one of a kind, not only spicy & flavourful, but also entertaining. When we ordered Ahi Tuna Steak, we did not expect to see a chunk of Tuna, instead of the usual Izakaya style thin slices. It was unique, and we recommended to the customer beside us. He loved it, too!

We strongly believe great customer service is key to a great dining experience. Guu has never failed us. Their energy & enthusiasm ensures we always leave happier than when we arrive. Contrary to some previous reviewers, we find they serve a better portion than downtown Guus, as the bills always come up slightly lower. With great sushi, fun nibbles & local draft beer, we have nothing to complain about. No hassle parking, no long wait - this Guu has been our favourite these days.

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DJJ's Wedge8053 Alexandra Rd, Richmond
More than a hole in a wall
Submitted Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 11:01pm [Dine in]

Finally, we got a more than decent pizza eatery in the heart of Richmond! My husband & I have been picking up pizza & salad at least once a week since we discovered Djj's. We exclaim - big thanks to the first reviewer. I would never have had a courage to try this small, not so inviting take-out place, unless I read the review. It is like a hole in a wall! But let's not forget - a nice thing always comes in a small package.

Their dough is amazing - it has outstanding flavour & texture. Djj's strategy seems quite straightforward - using fresh & good quality ingredients, and cooking it right. Their pizza comes out of the oven perfectly every time. All their sauces & ingredients are fresh & tasty, including the salad. Who else serves Greek Salad with more than 5 olives in this neighborhood!?

Djj is conveniently located on our way home. They offer unique & fun menus most other "2 for 1" kind pizzerias don't. For the quality, they're reasonably priced. Last, but not least, unlike yuppie gourmet types sometimes found in the local magazines or newspaper, Djj's happy to do "Half & Half". As my husband & I barely agree with anything when comes to pizza ordering, this is absolutely great. So far, everything we tried tasted great & we'll definitely return.

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Ichiro Japanese Restaurant12011 2nd Avenue, #110, Richmond
When Sushi Chef forgets wasabi, it is always a bad sign.
Submitted Friday, August 31, 2007 - 6:05pm [Dine in]

After being there twice, I am absolutely convinced that this place is not worth visiting. It is too bad, as Ichiro has nicer & cleaner ambience than average Japanese eateries, and offers a very informative menu with pictures & clear translations. My husband & I were thrilled to see such a menu. Unfortunately, our excitement stopped there. We only ordered three things and walked away hungry & angry. "Beef Tataki" tasted bland - one third of the portion was dry, as if it sat in a freezer too long. "Japanese Cod Sashimi", one of the day's specials, supposedly a fresh seasonal fish was not very fresh. "O-Toro Nigiri" cost $8/piece was smelly, and lacked sensational buttery "O-toro" flavour. It almost tasted like it was pre-sliced earlier or substituted with something else cheap - worst of all, no wasabi in it. I could not imagine any trained sushi chef would make such a mistake. We complained, but no explanation or apology was ever offered.

Being Japanese born & raised, I feel extremely angry because this kind of sloppiness, sneakiness & insincerity insults both customers & Japanese culture. Sushi making is not just "raw fish on rice". It is an art requires great attention & care to details, including buying & handling of fish. If Ichiro serves sloppy food, because they think local customers do not know any better, and they can get away with it for a while, the owner of Ichiro will soon find out - he/she is WRONG! We live in a great multicultural city, where Sushi & other Japanese food are so popular, and information is widely available. Our taste buds have become a lot more sophisticated. Ichiro's owner seems to underestimate this reality.

With a beer each, our total bill for three small not so tasty, and not so fresh "so-called" dishes came up to $42 - a sad rip off!

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Toshi Sushi181 E 16th Avenue, Vancouver
Authentic does not mean great food
Submitted Monday, July 3, 2006 - 10:21pm [Dine in]

I must agree with one of the previous reviews by tgx78. Funny thing is I've also read "smelly" review thought local Japanese BBS. So here I was. To be fair, I tried a little bit of everything including sushi (both nigiri & roll), sashimi, grilled & deep-fried items. They may be authentic - not terrible, but less than great. Just like you find many mediocre burger places in town, there are average Japanese restaurants in Japan, too. With this quality, I find this place rather expensive. Well, as I work neaby, I might give another chance.

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Sushikan4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond
As authentic as it gets
Submitted Monday, July 3, 2006 - 9:40pm [Dine in]

Best sushi I have ever had in Canada! Quality of sushi is exceptional, and texture of rice is perfect. It would be hard to find sushi this good even in Japan. This is as authentic as it gets. Here, I would stick to traditional items, because I personally prefer authentic North American style California roll with a lot of imitation crab & mayo instead of a skinny one with a tiny bit of real crab (California roll is a North American invention). Service is OK - could be a bit more attentive, considering they are a high-end restaurant. Obvious downside for me is the price, but every single grain was worth it. Sushikan clearly brings Vancouver's Japanese food a higher level.

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Hiroshi's Sushi Creations3720 Oak Street, Vancouver
Sushi tastes like he cares
Submitted Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 10:34pm [Dine in]

Although his menus are limited, this very small, casual take-out restaurant's owner obviously doesn't take his job casually. Both his taditional & innovative sushi definitely stand out among all other mediocre sushi places you find in every single block in town these days, because his sushi really tastes like he cares. This makes me happy!

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Torarenbo8191 Park Rd, Richmond
I no longer have to go to Vancouver for good Japanese food.
Submitted Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 10:05pm [Dine in]

Raised in Japan, I have been telling all my friends that "there is no good Japanese restaurant in Richmond - Go to Vancouver", but not any more. Torarenbo serves not only authentic, great quality sushi & sashimi, but also flavourful, mouth-watering grilled & deep-fried dishes. Everything I tried so far is impressive. Try Toro nigiri, Ika sashimi & Chicken karaage! This place may not be as cheap as "All You Can Eat" sushi places. But compared to similar Vancouver restaurants, it is very reasonably priced. For this kind of price range, Torarenbo offers a best value. Keep up the good work!

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