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orikuchiSurreySince February 21, 200816 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.7)
  • Food4 (3.9)
  • Service3.5 (3.5)
  • Value4 (3.8)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.7)

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Craving Thai Restaurant15976 108th Ave, #105, Surrey
Superb
Submitted Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 5:47pm [Dine in]

I couldn't find a more suitable title that other people haven't used, so sorry about that.

When i arrived at the restaurant it was about 4:30. I was serviced promptly, even though they seem to have one waiter available. It's a clean little restaurant that used to sell Taiwanese food i believe. I never took a look at this place after the previous guys closed, until I saw the good reviews..

I went with the reviews and got the Craving Pad Thai and Tom Kah Soup ( w/ Chicken ). Was gonna go for the crispy beef since that's the first time i have ever heard of such thing. Instead he told me i'd be better off with a fried rice dish or a pad thai, since I came in alone.

The foods were in a generous portion and a great price, comparing to most of the Thai restaurant. ( by that I excluded stuff you find in Food Court ). Tom Kah soup is rich in taste, and you find quiet a bit of chicken in there, cooked just about right. The Craving Pad Thai doesn't have too heavy of a flavor, but enough that I liked it. The prawn is big and juicy too, seems like fresh stuff.

Overall it was a very satisfying experience, and I will definitely be back for more.

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Bombay Se7500 120th Street, #201, Surrey
Great Indian Food Experience
Submitted Friday, April 29, 2011 - 1:33pm [Dine in]

Read all the negative reviews, didn't expect too much out of this place. Turns out it's in fact much better than the previous reviews.

I came in on a Friday afternoon ( just finished actually ), since the coupon I bought online expires in May. I had the Bombay Se special sizzling plate, which comes with chicken and lamb, served with rice, fries, and veggies. It was pretty good considering some of the bad experiences I had with Indian food before. It also comes in a big portion, like a plateful of meat, veggies, and rice.

Also, the prices on their website is actually outdated. The sizzling plate is $16.99, cheaper than what's on the website. It's still a little on the expensive side though. They also feature a $11.99 lunch buffet, which looks attractive to me but wasn't up for AYCE today.

The server lady was attentive and polite, the restaurant seems pretty clean and high-ended. I would definitely come back for the buffet, and maybe the sizzling plates if I feel like it.

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Adesso Bistro1906 Haro Street, Vancouver
Extremely Pleased
Submitted Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 8:54pm [Dine in]

I've heard of this place before, and when I saw it came up on Groupon, I decided I was gonna give it a try sometime. Just happens that one of my friend is leaving the country, so we came here.

The service is quite friendly from the moment we stepped in. It's a really nice and cozy, environment. It's a Weds night and not many people were here. Maybe that explains the prompt service all the way, and the server gave us some recommendations as well as introducing some of the dishes that came.

We ordered Quattro di Bruschetta, which features bread served in 4 different toppings, pesto, olive, parmesean, and tomato. I was definitely pleased. Now comes the Steamed Salt Spring Island Mussels. This, my friend, got both of us amazed. It is fresh, it is properly seasoned in the tomato broth, it is plain amazing. Best mussels I have ever had.

Then comes the pasta. Spaghettini Frutti di Mare features 3 kinds of seafood, and I loved the baby squid, fresh and cooked right to the point. My friend went with recommended Pappardelle with Whole Roasted Duck Leg, duck was properly cooked, meat falls from the bone easily, and has great taste to it. I would recommend not having the parmesean with the duck though, but it might just my personal preference.

Overall it was definitely a bang for the buck. Even without the Groupon we find the pricing reasonable. I would definitely be back for their neighbourhood specials.

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Bistro The Home8460 Alexandra Road, 165, Richmond
Come for the Pasta
Submitted Saturday, March 5, 2011 - 9:33pm [Dine in]

I stepped in here in a quite Saturday afternoon. There was only one other customer since it was only around 11AM. The server was friendly and made some suggestions.

Lunch comes with complimentary soup or salad, and coffee or soft drink. I would suggest getting salad while making a separate order for the soup, since the complimentary soup was only about 1/4 of the bowl. They had cream and broccoli soup, which also features a rich garlic taste. Coffee wasn't too bad though.

Now comes the real deal: pastas. I went for the seafood pasta with cream sauce. The cream sauce had a rich taste in it, but very smooth. The plate was full of seafood just like the picture people submitted here. The portion was on the small side, but considering what you are paying for, there really should not be any complains.

Every restaurant has its "mines". Here it is, Tiramisu that was clearly out of the fridge, AND the cake part was wet and soggy. If you really want desserts, opt for other options.

Overall, this restaurant features great ambiance and service, while serving great pastas. Would return.

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Da Rae Korean Restaurant3510 Kingsway, Vancouver
Good Korean Food
Submitted Friday, February 18, 2011 - 6:06pm [Dine in]

Went in for lunch today, got ourselves the kimchi dry noodle, a tofu pot, and spicy chicken.

The seafood tofu pot is packed with seafood and tofu, and the soup is tasty.
The noodles are on the spicy side, so I loved it.
Spicy chicken isn't too bad, but portion's on the small side.
Side dishes are authentic as well.

However, when you add all these up, it only cost me $25. Great value, must say.

One downside is that there were only one or two server in this busy restaurant, so the service is a bit on the slow side.

Overall, worthy of returning.

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Olive Tree Royal Kitchen4500 Kingsway, #2127, Burnaby
Food Court version of Han Ju
Submitted Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 9:29pm [Dine in]

Wondering around with my friend in Crystal Mall, decided to give this one a try.

Before we ordered, we noticed that the hot pots that came out look alot like Han Ju Tofu Pot at first floor of Crystal Mall. However, the menu options were much more than Han Ju ( which only has mini Hot Pots, BBQ Rice, and some others )

I ordered the BBQ rice just to compare with Han Ju. Not surprisingly, it tastes exactly the same. My friend ordered beef noodle, which has some herbal taste in it, unlike the traditional beef noodle you see elsewhere.

For those people that have liked the food in Han Ju, but fed up with their service, long line-ups and "required" minimum tip amount, this is a great alternative, as their service attitudes were much better. Ambiance, well you can't really expect too much out of the food court.

Overall, I would call this my new favorite spot in Crystal Mall.

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Deli Nippon3913 Knight Street, Vancouver
Good Okonomiyaki
Submitted Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 5:04pm [Dine in]

Since I arrived at Vancouver, I have never found any decent okonomiyaki around town, so I was not expecting much when I came in the store around 3PM, thinking that it's gonna be a stomach filler like all other ones available in Vancouver.

Wrong.

The storefront is not appealing, and so is the interior. It has some nice looking combos that I couldnt try since I had my lunch already. Ordered an Pork Okonomiyaki and Chicken Yakitori. The store owner was Japanese for sure, but didnt smile much.

Yakitori was alright, but Okonomiyaki, oh man, this is the closest resembelence of real Japanese Okonomiyaki, imho. Decent size, decent appearance, decent taste, couldn't even finish the whole thing.

I will definitely come back to try other stuff next time, including the combos with appealing prices attaches, and, more okonomiyaki for sure.

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Hell's Kitchen2041 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Average - Not Sure of Returning
Submitted Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 11:05am [Dine in]

Walked in on a Friday evening, There were only 2 other desks with customers at that time, but nonethless we waited about 5 minutes til we were seated.

The food was alright, steak was a little overdone. Hell's Chowder was awesome, but Hell's Salad was not so awesome. Chicken wings are average compared to other possible options. However, it takes forever every time we are looking for a waitress.

Just like other normal restaurant with bars, you can taste beer in your iced tea.

It was okay in terms of the experience, but I'm not sure if I will come back next time.

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Aqua Riva200 Granville Street, Suite 30, Vancouver
Pleasant Dine-Out Experience
Submitted Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 10:57am [Dine in]

Came here for the annual Dine-Out Vancouver 2011. The scene was great at the waterfront, and the restaurant's got a romantic feel to it. The food was overall great, but a little on the light side in terms of size. The steak was done just the way I wanted. One thing is that the apple cranberry crisp may be a little too sweet for some. Would definitely return.

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Yamato East Asia Cuisine8260 Westminster Highway, #1160, Richmond
Medicore...
Submitted Saturday, May 22, 2010 - 11:22pm [Dine in]

I figured last time I highly overrated this restaurant. Still acceptable, but does not deserve a five-star.

The Bak kut teh noodle was nothing like the traditional Chinese taste. Glad the noodles are still fine, but yeah, does not compare to the Japanese noodle places around.

Side dishes are hard to finish, cuz after you eat too much it sort of repels from you.

Overall, yeah it's still cheap alright, but don't expect too much off it.

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Madangcoul Korean Restaurant847 Denman Street, Vancouver
Traditional Korean Cuisine
Submitted Saturday, May 22, 2010 - 11:16pm [Dine in]

I'm quite surprised by the low rating in here. Might be inconsistency but I don't know. I was recommended this restaurant by another friend of mine, who also likes to try different things.

Well, this certainly met my expectation.
This place is certainly serving much more traditional korean food than what I've had before( ie. Jang Mo Jib, Kyung Bok Palace, whatever )

We ordered Bibimbap ( love it, best one i've had ) Tofu Pot ( acceptable, portion can be a little more generous ) Seafood Pancake ( must get ) and Tteok bokki ( spicy rice cake, also great ). Kimchi = authentic, other side dishes not too shabby, but we didnt had chance to ask for refill since we were full.

Overall, based on this one time experience, I would recommend this place. Will come back and re-rate next time I go back.

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Chill Restaurant5507 Kingsway, Burnaby
Fine Food Experience
Submitted Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 7:16pm [Dine in]

Had a friend coming back from the East, thought I'd bring him to a nice place for some nice food.

We got here around 2PM, there weren't many people, and the waitress was very attentive and friendly.

Foodwise, it's not the best in the world, but it certainly meets the standard.
"Pork Delicacy Hotpot" - not spicy enough, abit too much water
"Chill Roll" - creative looking little dish, with pork wrapping cucumber.

Most of the main dishes were up to their value, considering how overprices it has gotten for Taiwanese food around Greater Vancouver.

The dining atmosphere is very nice, fine dining experience on food that's not fine-dining price. I've also heard about live performances on Weds nights, will definitely find time to come.

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Cafe de Waraku4231 Hazelbridge Way, #155, Richmond
Surprisingly delightful
Submitted Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 11:05pm [Dine in]

A quiet Thursday night, I went with 2 friends that have eaten many pasta houses to this newly opened pasta house, and we were not disappointed.

This is a little place with not many seats, and maybe because it's thursday and this place just opened for 3 weeks, there were not many people.

The pasta portions are large compared to some pasta houses they have eaten. They claim no MSG's and only uses olive oil. I ordered the deluxe pasta, and it's filled with sausages, meatballs, and bacon, baked with cheese. And yes, it's not heavy flavour, but enough that I enjoy the pasta. My friend said the same thing with their tomato crab ( or shrimp? ) pasta. Their clam chowder is creamy and full of flavour, and you can actually find some clam meat in there.

The service is awesome, too. Chef came and ask us about our opinions, and the server was friendly and everything.

Pricing i do not have a good sense, but it's ~$7 per serving, and you can combo up for $11 with the chowder, caesae salad, and garlic toast.

This is definitely one pasta house I will go back for more, and bring friends

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HKYK Seafood Hot Pot Restaurant4260 No. 3 Road, Richmond
Not a pleasant AYCE experience
Submitted Friday, April 10, 2009 - 11:52pm [Dine in]

It's a Good Friday night, and all other place was packed except for this place, with a couple of empty tables. So me and my friends thought about giving it a try. Shouldn't be too bad right?

Guess again.

We sat down right beside where all the clean dishes were. First thing we saw was green onion and other scrubs on all the bowls and spoons. Took 10 mins to flag down someone to replace. Female waitresses, except for the manager ( i think ? ) is always looking pissed off. Throw the food on the table and stormed away. On average takes 10 - 15 mins to flag down anyone.

Food was acceptable, vegetables aren't the freshest you can find, but well, it's all you can eat hotpot, can't expect too much. However, with the same price and all, there are other places for better food and MUCH better service for hotpots. Yeah no wonder this place isn't packed on Good Friday. And I will never go there for hotpot again.

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Bubble Queen8888 Odlin Crescent, Unit 1200, Richmond
Bubble tea of Value
Submitted Tuesday, February 17, 2009 - 1:15pm [Dine in]

I have been a regular customer since they opened half a year ago. And there is a reason to it. Over the half year they have came up with several creative bevarages, as well as several food items, that all come with an affordable price. Bubble tea comes with a pricetag of $3.50. The owners were really nice and friendly ( especially the female owner ). The store itself is small but clean. My fav is blueberry cheesecake slush and Japanese green milk tea.

One thing to note tho, for the choose your own menu ( flavor + milktea/slush/tea ) you gotta know what you are doing... Last time i ordered green bean slush was literally green bean crushed in ice ( without milk... )

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Gyu Japanese Teppanyaki755 Burrard, #219, Vancouver
Attitudes.
Submitted Sunday, October 19, 2008 - 12:04am [Dine in]

I was there today with a bunch of friends, and we got the AYCE menu.

First of all, for the amount of food and time ( one hour ) we got, 20 bux is a little overpriced. I didn't take a look @ the separate orders.

On to the foods. The food were nicely cooked, in front of you, by two chefs that are kind and sometimes chat with you. I especially liked the beef, which was cooked just perfectly to eat, with dried garlic and green onion. Other foods, chicken, shrimp, salmon, and squid ( the last three you only get one order ) is really good as well.

However, the manager really had attitude problems. He was very rude to us on several occasions, yelling like we are his workers or whatever. And he was arguing with other ppl about tips and services...

I really liked the food, but if I could have the food without getting pissed off the whole way I'd visit a lot more.

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