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reubenrichmond, bcSince November 2, 200637 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.1)
  • Food3.5 (3.3)
  • Service3.5 (3.3)
  • Value3 (2.8)
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Displaying 21 - 37 of 37 Reviews Found
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Cucumber Cafe10211 St. Edwards Drive, Richmond
2nd Time Here, and Still Great
Submitted Sunday, March 16, 2008 - 12:26am [Dine in]

Great food, great service and great interior.

This place has the best omelettes, and burgers.
My favorite is the mushroom burger. Love the Angus beef AA patty, and the mushrooms. Fries are great too, with the apple coleslaw.
The tijiuna omelette is great too. Large portion. The omeletter was served on top of a quesadilla (tortilla with melted cheese), which I thought was interesting, and very inventive.

Pass on the guiness eggs benedict though, not worth the 12.00.

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Yokohama Japanese Restaurant12251 No.1 Road, #140, Richmond
Never again
Submitted Sunday, November 18, 2007 - 9:27pm [Dine in]

Thank goodness I had a coupon for this place. After the meal I had there I would likely demand my money back. This definitely one of those places who needs a qualified japanese chef.
The food lacks the autheticity , and freshness that supposed to go hand in hand with Japanese food.

I am picky when it comes to Japanese food because much of the items I order are raw fish. The sashimi I ordered had to be returned b/c it simply was not fresh. The rice dish I ate, and it just tasted off somehow.

Never again. Great name for a restaurant, but misleads customers to think that it's authentic Japanese food.
I think it may just be another set up by people, who just want a quick buck, without recognizing that quality comes first.

One good note: server tried and was friendly.

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Japa DogCorner of Burrard and Smithe, Vancouver
Ohmy~ Best Hot Dogs in Vancouver
Submitted Monday, November 5, 2007 - 5:50pm [Dine in]

Today I finally travelled to downtown Vancouver to try Japa dog. Yes. It was worth the trip. Being not a hotdog fan, I was a little hesitate about eating a dog. I expected I wouldn't be impressed. After all, I thought, weiner with seaweed, wasabi mayo, teriyaki sauce...didn't seem that appetizing...
Boy. was I wrong. Definitely worth the trip, and the price.
I bought 2 more for the road home.

Friendly service as well.

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Shanghai Wonderful Restaurant8380 Lansdowne Road, #110, Richmond
The best shanghai restaurant in Richmond
Submitted Saturday, November 3, 2007 - 7:22pm [Dine in]

This is likely the best shanghai style restaurant in Richmond.
The tan tan noodle soup, and the other noodle soups are awesome. At 5.95 a bowl, and perfect noodles with the great tasting broth, you can't go wrong. I'll be back there soon.
(I like this restaurant better than the Shanghai River Restaurant, which I believe is overpriced for what you get.)

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Beard Papa's4151 Hazelbridge Way, Unit 3160, Richmond
Not the best cream puffs
Submitted Tuesday, October 30, 2007 - 11:04pm [Dine in]

With 2 hours line-ups on the weekend, and an enthusiastic review by my facialist yesterday , my curiosity got the better of me, and I headed down the street to taste what some individuals claim to be the best cream puffs in the world. I took my first bite, and my first thoughts were "that's it?, it's dry", "cream was okay". I put back my partially eaten puff into the box, and then threw the box into my freezer.

On a good note: The service was faster than I expected b/c the cream puffs were sitting on a pan, waiting to be sold.
The service people were very friendly.

Cost: 1 dozen is 19.00, half a dozen is 9.50

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Mongolie Grill8400 Alexandra Road, Richmond
Terrible if you're looking for Authetic Food
Submitted Sunday, July 29, 2007 - 5:53pm [Dine in]

ohmy. this place was simply awful. my caucasian friends loved it, but me~being a traditional chinese food diner hated it.

i ordered a plate full of noodles and meat, and it was by weight, and the chow mein dish cost me 26.00. worse is the stir fried noodles were still soggy due to the sauce and the 'chef" had fried it 1/4 black. it was simply the worst, and the most expensive noodle dish i have ever paid for.
also, burnt noodles /soggy rolled in a pancake is not the least tasty.

awful. big waste of money for a restaurant who's target market are non-asian people who don't know any better. sorry. this is the best rating i can give.

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Kyung Bok Palace5300 No. 3 Road, #720, Richmond
Impressive
Submitted Friday, July 27, 2007 - 12:29am [Dine in]

Initially, my family and I were going to go to No. 9 Restaurant, but after looking through the window, we decided to take a chance on this place. We've never tried Korean BBQ and I didn't know what to expect. The decor was elegant, and when we were seated in the semi private dining room, we sensed we made the right choice. We ordered the all you can eat, and what a bargain for 24.00 a head. Awesome fried seafood ~esp the prawns ~yummy with the sweet mayo sauce.
The seafood pancake is a must as well. Don't forget the meat dishes for the bbq. Ohmygoodness, too much to eat. We didn't get a chance to try everything.

The food surpasses the service. But the staff was still attentive and polite!

If you try it, I'd recommend the all you can eat, as it looked a better deal. Give it a shot. I was impressed, and I'm known to be " picky".

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Correli's Restaurant3900 Bayview, #160, Richmond
Last time!
Submitted Saturday, May 19, 2007 - 6:13pm [Dine in]

I had lunch here and I didn't have a good experience. Service was indeed prompt and pleasant, however the food was a disapptment. I ordered the calamari and my friend ordered her schnitzel. My calamari was tough and rubbery. The portion was 1/4 the size of the plate, with the pita bread filling the remainder. My friend thought her schnitzel had a bit of a freezer burn taste to it. Little portion as well. We definitely won't be making a return visit. Huge disapptment. We felt the reviews about this place was exaggerated. Agh.

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American Grille Restaurant7571 Westminister Hwy, Richmond
Awesome for Weekend Lunch
Submitted Saturday, May 19, 2007 - 6:02pm [Dine in]

I took my parents here for lunch today. Our experience was incredible. Great service and wonderful food.

I ordered their crunchy french toast. Baked not fried and covered with cornflakes. Great with syrup and fresh fruit. Highly recommended if you have a craving for carbs.

My Dad ordered the blackened halibut sandwich and salad. Halibut was grilled perfectly, tasted fresh, and not too salty. He didn't particularly like the raspberry vinigrette b/c it was a little sour. Individual taste. He mentioned, he should have choose fries instead of the organic salad.

My Mom ordered the breast of chicken sandwich with fries, and she enjoyed her meal immensely. Breast was grilled nicely with layers of havartie cheese. Not to be missed.

We used our Entertainment card, so our bill came out to 25.00 for three. Great deal for the attentive service, ambiance, and wonderful food. We'll definitely be back!

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Burgers Etc. BBQ House4091 Hastings St., Burnaby
mediocre. kind of expensive for a burger
Submitted Wednesday, May 2, 2007 - 9:36pm [Dine in]

i was dying to try this place after hearing fab. reviews. i finally went and got take out. i ordered 2 burgers, one charboiled beef burger with cheese, the other ~ a chicken burger with mushroom. and cheese. one with side order of fries , the other with coleslaw.

no denying that both burgers tasted great. but i was disappointed with the meal because the mushroom was lacking. the coleslaw was tasteless, and the fries ~ not a lot as some ppl claimed, and they were similar, if not the same as whitespot's. they must buy from the same supplier. overall, i thought $ 20.00 for 2 burgers was expensive.

i don't regret trying this place, but i won't be back. i'll stick with whitespot ~ i miss the triple 0 sauce. that's just me though.

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South Ocean Seafood Restaurant4751 Garden City Road, #150, Richmond
Best dim sum in Richmond. Tradition. Simple
Submitted Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 9:58pm [Dine in]

This is by far the best dim sum restaurant in Richmond.
The dim sum is tradition, nothing creative or fancy. It reminds me of going to dim sum as a kid with the family every Saturday in Vancouver Chinatown.

I recommend the hai gow (shrimp dumplings) and shiu my (has shrimp topping), but you really can't go wrong with any of the dishes.

Price is cheap for dimsum. If you go there before 11am, every dish is 2 dollars each. After that it is typically 2.50.

The employees are friendly. This isn't very typical of chinese restaurants in my experience, but here, I was really impressed. Customers are key!~ and their smiles reflect it.

The ambiance was not a factor in my rating. However if ambiance is a big factor in your dining experience, skip this one. This restaurant during lunch is very busy, and can be crowded.

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Pisces Fish & Chips3675 Westminster Highway, #115, Richmond
fish and chips mediocre. indian food much better here
Submitted Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 9:48pm [Dine in]

I've been here a few months ago for the fish and chips. I can't say it was different from Pajo's. Although, I thought the fish portion was smaller here than Pajo's at Garry Point.

Yesterday, I went here for East Indian food. It's definitely more popular than the fish and chips, since I saw 60percent of the patrons, mostly families, eating butter chicken and naan.
Seeing this, I ordered the butter chicken and I have to say, I enjoyed it immensely.

If I go back, I'll skip the fish and chips, but I'll order the butter chicken for sure.

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Uncle Willy's Restaurant6411 Nelson Ave, #100, Burnaby
guilty pleasure?
Submitted Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 1:14pm [Dine in]

I went to uncle willy's 2 lunches ago, and I just had to put my 2cents in. To be safe, I stuck with their "famous" rotisserie chicken, coleslaw, and cold salads. The food is comfort food buffet style. Expecting not to be impressed, I was surprising elated with the quality of the food. Later, I moved to dessert, and the "dairy-queen" like ice cream was good.
At less than 10 bucks, all you can eat, it was super. Also, the busboy ~ a wonderfully cheerful and customer oriented (e. indian) fella was a pleasure to talk to. I tipped him 10.00 just for his super disposition!

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Pho Hoa1011 West 49th Ave, Vancouver
Focus on Profits, Not on Food
Submitted Tuesday, November 7, 2006 - 12:35pm [Dine in]

The 1st time I tried this place was in San Francisco's Chinatown.
Subsequently, I was a regular at the various locations in the Lower Mainland in the 80s until I moved away to Europe.

Being back, I visited this location, and noticed it was expensive for what you get. Theres' hardly any noodles or meat in soup. The soup tasted "off". Not bad, but not good...

My guess is the priority of head management is global commercialization/expansion of this franchise, and not on the food itself! Too bad... Pass on this one. Stay with the traditional restaurants. Tip: at Nanaimo and East Broadway, opposite Trocodera Italian Restaurant, is an awesome traditional Pho' restaurant. Large vietnamese families make it a custom to go there every weekend, so lineups are long. But the wait is well worth it. Food here is as authentic as it gets!

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Pho Hoa8500 Alexandra Rd, Richmond
Focus on Profits, not Food
Submitted Tuesday, November 7, 2006 - 12:31pm [Dine in]

The 1st time I tried this place was in San Francisco's Chinatown.
Subsequently, I was a regular at the various locations in the Lower Mainland in the 80s until I moved away to Europe.

Being back, I visited this location, and noticed it was expensive for what you get. Theres' hardly any noodles or meat in soup. The soup tasted "off". Not bad, but not good...

My guess is the priority of head management is global commercialization/expansion of this franchise, and not on the food itself! Too bad... Pass on this one. Stay with the traditional restaurants. Tip: at Nanaimo and East Broadway, opposite Trocodera Italian Restaurant, is an awesome traditional Pho' restaurant. Large vietnamese families make it a custom to go there every weekend, so lineups are long. But the wait is well worth it. Food here is as authentic as it gets!

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Sui Sha Ya Japanese Restaurant4820 Kingsway, #236, Burnaby
First Time Dining Experience
Submitted Monday, November 6, 2006 - 6:54pm [Dine in]

I had only one dining experience at this restaurant. Looking in from the Lansdowne Mall parking lot, the restaurant looked "fancy" ; therefore, somewhat promising. When I went , there was no wait. The ambiance was nice with the water fountain at the front and the black lacquer interior. The food, on the other hand, was a different story. As my order was placed, it took long for the food to come out. When the food finally arrive, I realised the sushi didn't seem as fresh as it should be ~ ( I automatically compared it to Richmond Sushi ). Because of the service and eating a few sushi, my intuition told me it was time to leave after 1/2 an hour. But here's the bad news: after few hours, I experienced severe stomach pain, and eventually, I got diaaherra. I was sick for 2 days after that. Anyways, to be fair ~I can't say the food here caused it, but my guess is ~ it might be probable since I didn't have anything else to eat up until that meal.

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Tivoli's7311 Westminster Hwy, Richmond
Great Food! Super Service! Use Entertainment Coupon! (Don't pass up this one)
Submitted Sunday, November 5, 2006 - 2:05pm [Dine in]

Looking in from the outside, I was not impressed. However, when I entered, the ambiance was welcoming. The waiting staff, especially our server ~ a sweet spoken woman with a gentle demeanor~ was very friendly and had impeccable manners.

The lunch menu was not extensive nor impressive. A little thought in their menu planning to develop their assortments might be helpful. Anyways, on the menu was Beef on Baguette ( But the beef, of course, was of AAA quality), Salmon sandwich (But the salmon, indeed, was Atlantic salmon ~flown in from the East possibly), sandwiches, burgers and pastas. The PRICES were surprisingly a GREAT deal considering its excellent quality and large portions. I ordered the Beef on the Baguette which included a huge portion of fries for 11.95. On the other hand. my Mom ordered the salmon sandwich which included a large organic salad for 9.95. Whoa! Unbelievable!

The food, aside from Price, was awesome. My beef sandwich was loaded with THICK layers of roast beef. The beef was NOT the sandwich beef one would buy at Safeway . Instead the beef was of AAA quality, and tasted like it came straight from the oven onto my sandwich. The beef had a drizzling of aioli (garlic) sauce which made the taste even more poignant. Heaven!
Mom's salmon sandwich was also not a disappointment.
When her plate arrived, we were surprised that the salmon sandwich had one HUGE / THICK salmon fillet. We both assumed that the salmon would be of "canned" quality that was spooned onto the sandwich. Instead, the salmon appeared as though it was prepared fresh from the kitchen with the chef, taking a huge slice from the salmon's side, and placing it right onto the bread.
Awesome....

We don't drink, so the price of alcoholic beverages was not an issue.

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