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ryyeungRichmondSince July 20, 200735 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.5)
  • Food3.5 (3.5)
  • Service3 (3.2)
  • Value3 (3)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.4)


Displaying 21 - 35 of 35 Reviews Found
Hon's Wun Tun House4600 No. 3 Rd, #101, Richmond
One of the best Greasy Spoon Chinese Restaurant in the World
Submitted Monday, January 21, 2008 - 2:23pm [Dine in]

First of, I'm really annoyed when I see people write that Hon's is greasy, not healthy, too loud, too salty. Please...pizza, McD's, White Spot, they are all greasy too. Why did you come here in the first place then? Are you really that redneck?

That being said, Hon's provides good food at excellent prices. A California couple once asked my family where Hon's was b/c they were recommended by relatives!!! Also, my girlfriend forbids me to go to Hon's which adds to the mystere and aura of this restaurant. Kind of like the forbidden fruit in Adam and Eve.

Food: Basically any kind of Chinese food you can think of. Portion sizes are generous, albeit smaller than before. You can still be stuffed for <$10. I heard there is a BBT place in here too, which would be awesome to wash down the goodness and yumminess of the greasy, yet tasty food.

Service: Efficient. Again, people complaining about Hons' lack of personilized service should get their head out of their butt. This is the equivalent of Chinese fast food. They fill your tea, get you your food, and leave you alone. Just what I want.

Ambiance: I really like how this place is always busy. The open kitchen is really cool to watch the chefs cook. I just wished the restroom were a bit cleaner, but then I can't really complain.

This is a place you have to visit before you die, just like doing Mecca for some people, or watching the Super Bowl in person for others.

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Vij's1480 West 11th Avenue, Vancouver
Unique and Pleasant Indian Fusion Experience
Submitted Monday, January 21, 2008 - 2:15pm [Dine in]

We knew we had to line up so we arrived around 5:05 on a clear Friday evening and ended up second in line. We were prompty seated and served with free appetizers and chai tea which was a nice surprise.

Food: Pretty good for Indian food. For appetizer, we crab spoons, which was ok. We also had prawns with a vegetable called kail, which was pretty unique and tasty with the sweet curry sauce. Usually, I avoid lamb like the plague, but after seeing the lamb popsicles made on City Cooks, I thought I would give it a try and was pleasantly surprised. There is no usual lamb taste, the meat was tendered and the curry sauce was excellent. The sauce is creamy, and not loaded with spices like some other Indian restaurants do. Oh, Atkins dieters beware: with the yumminess of the sauce, you'll want to soak it all up with the naan bread.

Service: Very attentive. I'm a big water drinker and it was always refilled. A waiter "encouraged" me to try the kail I mentioned above and it was a good thing he did, cuz it tasted good. The only disappointment was the Vij himself didn't come by to see how we were doing.

Ambiance: This place doesn't take reservations, so it could kind of suck waiting in line. There is a bar at the back of the restaurant, but there is not much atmosphere and it's next to the restroom. Otherwise, restaurant is cozy, but somewhat loud.

Overall, this is probably the first time I've had good Indian food. A good experience that I would recommend to others.

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Golden Dynasty Seafood Restaurant8360 Granville Ave, Richmond
A rare push cart dimsum place
Submitted Wednesday, October 10, 2007 - 1:45pm [Dine in]

This is my favorite dim sum place of all time. It has the best combination of food, service and ambiance. Most reviewers downing this place are too stupid to understand that with a price of $2.38 per dish, you can have your cake and eat it too!

Food: This place still have the good old greasy and unhealthy dishes that some "upscale" dim sum place don't serve, that is why I still come back here. I always have the four type of cow parts (tripe, tendon, stomach, and mixture) - always good here. Then I get two order of chinese doughnut roll and two bowls of rice. This is my standard lunch here, and I'm never disappointed.

Service: Quick and efficient. That's sums it up. They want to get turnover as high as possible, and that's my type of service. My gf always complains I eat too fast, now I have no excuse here!

Ambiance: This place is actually quite dirty. Old chairs, carpet not cleaned, etc. Washrooms are disgusting, so avoid if possible. This place is always packed at 11am on weekends, so come early.

Otherwise, this place rocks. I come to dim sum to eat food, not enjoy the view. Happy eating!

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Sandbar Seafood Restaurant1535 Johnston Street, Vancouver
Nice place on Granville Island
Submitted Wednesday, October 10, 2007 - 1:36pm [Dine in]

Went here for dinner on a busy Saturday with a party of +10. Were seated next to the window on a spacious round table.

Food: Started off with six fresh oysters, which was only decent compared to other places. At $3.00 a pop, I expect a little bit more. For entree, I had the black cod with rice. Cod was nicely seasoned with soy and cooked perfectly. Very delicious. The gf had a 2 lbs lobster, which set me back $50.00. Nonetheless, it was grilled nicely. I was a little disppointed they didn't deshell it for us after the initial presentation. Also had risotto cakes as a side, which was well done.

Service: Was quite friendly, even though our large group made lots of request. We ordered another order of bread AFTER dinner and desert. Weird. Our waters were always refilled, and empty plates taken away promptly, no complaint.

Ambiance: Very nice place. Bright enough to see eachother, but dim enough to enchance the atmosphere. It was full, but the restaurant never seemed too noisy. I liked the big round table for conversation, which is a plus since not all Western higher end restaurants have round tables.

Overall, this is a nice restaurant with a pleasant ambiance.

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Star Anise1485 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver
Nice quiet place
Submitted Tuesday, October 2, 2007 - 8:52pm [Dine in]

Went here on a Tuesday night with only one other couple in the restaurant. Was greeted by the host and promptly seated. We were given our water and bread shortly afterwards.

Food: Had the scallops for appy. Excellent. They had it slightly rare so the texture was very soft. Probably the best scallops I've ever had. My partner had mahi mahi with risotto. The fish was a little too meaty for my texture, but the risotto with white sauce was awesome; I soaked up some remaining sauce with the bread. I had beef tenderloin medium rare. I was somewhat disappointed that it was a little tuggy and too salty. The all-star dish would be the the scallops with risotto.

Service: Very attentive. Our drinks were always refilled and condiments brought right away. The only downside was that when we wanted the bill, the server was behind the counter doing some accounting. So I guess that the trade off with a small restaurant.

Ambiance: Very cozy and quiet. Clean washrooms. Nice little that you can see you partner, but not to dim that you can't read any.

Overall, a nice find around South Granville area. Recommended. I tried Vij's down the street, but it was packed at 5:30pm on a weekday. Crazy.

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Tomokazu Japanese Restaurant1128 West Broadway, #201, Vancouver
They serve sashimi for lunch
Submitted Sunday, September 23, 2007 - 6:38pm [Dine in]

Went here for lunch with a few coworkers. The price is on par with most AYCE sushi places.

Food: The good thing about here is that you get 2 orders of sashimi per person, which is better than most places. I found the food in general to be very fresh and tasty. The chicken karage was especially good, and was fryed to the right crispiness.

Service: Basic AYCE type of service. Nothing outstanding, but again, nothing to complain about. They kept our tea filled consistently, which is something I can't say about all places.

Ambiance: Restaurant overlooks Broadway, so there is some people watching to do. Table felt clean, and utensils were also. The only drawback is the lack of parking.

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Montana's Cookhouse2929 Barnet Hwy, #1046, Coquitlam
Good place for after shopping eats
Submitted Sunday, September 23, 2007 - 6:33pm [Dine in]

Came here with my girlfriend after a day of shopping at Coquitlam Center. I had a free appetizer coupon from signing up on their mailing list.

Food: I forgot the name of the appy we had, but was basically cheese and some salsa wrapped in a tortilla shell. Quite delicious. Then we shared a large rack of ribs and a plate of fish and chips. Considering they claim the ribs are award winning, I was disappointed. While the honey garlic sauce was tasty, the ribs was not too tender it itself. The fish and chips was below average, and cod nor halibut was used. I actually think the fish was sole, which was odd. The colelaw was crispy and fresh though.

Service: Attentive, the waitress was very cheery and checked up on us to see if everything was OK. Definitely better service than other chain restaurants like Milestones.

Ambiance: We sat in the bar area, which had HD TV with the football game on, so that was good. Washrooms are fairly clean. However, I found the restaurant too noisy. In the main dining area, it seemed their was a b-day every five minutes, and people celebrating by banging their utensils on the table or plates.

Coming from Richmond, I wouldn't drive out here just to come to eat, but if you're here already, this place is worth a try.

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Simba's Grill825 Denman Street, Vancouver
Good food, way way overpriced!!!
Submitted Monday, September 10, 2007 - 1:32pm [Dine in]

This place was quite quiet on the Saturday night I came here. Only about 10 ppl in the restaurant during the dinner rush on a nice day.

Food: I had the chicken curry, which was delicious and second in excellentness only to Mui's Chinese curry. It was green colour, and had a good cocunut flavour. No to spicy, and the creaminess was just right. Delicious! However, at $14, the dish was a little bigger than a bread plate. Also, here's the catch: there is NO side dish included, like rice or naan. WTF??? How do ppl normally eat curry? I asked my fellow dinners who had been here before and they said rice comes seperate. So I ordered rice and naan for $5 total. So the total cam to $19 not including tax tips. That is just too much for a bowl of curry!!! I'd rather head down to Mui's or have a BBQ duck anyday.

Service: Not very professional: Server took our order leaning against an empty table. Even though my glass of water was empty, they never came by to fill it even though they were not busy. Tried to sell us the desert, but I was already poor after the entree.

Ambiance: Clean, nice African atmosphere. Nicely lighted.

This restaurant has a lot of potential. Please owner, Big Simba himself, reduce the prices a little bit, or at least include rice with your curry for the love of God. It's not an entree if its just a bowl of curry! Unless prices come down, I don't think I'll be returning here.

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Kyung Bok Palace5300 No. 3 Road, #720, Richmond
Good value, bad service
Submitted Tuesday, September 4, 2007 - 2:27pm [Dine in]

Had the $24 AYCE at night, which features an array of meats and side dishes. Overall, it is a good value for the selection that you get.

Food: The short rid is very good, juicy. Don't forget to ask the server for the "meat sauce", which makes the meat so much better. Appetizer of gyoza, wings, etc. is refreshing is a Korean restaurant.

Service. Here is the problem with this place. When I arrived on a Saturday night, about 20 people in the lounge area waiting to be acknowledge. Knowing that we weren't going to get served unless we were aggressive, I went straight to the front desk and told them we had reservations, then we were seated promptly. The place is very understaffed, but nonetheless, the waitress are friendly. There is this one older Chinese lady that is grumpy (Magaret I believe). The other waitress are Korean.

Ambiance: I like how they tried to jazz up the place. It is fairly clean. TV's are on to keep you busy while you wait forever for service.

Overall, this is a good Korean place.

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Richmond Sushi8388 Capstan Way, #1488, Richmond
Better than most AYCE
Submitted Tuesday, September 4, 2007 - 1:17pm [Dine in]

In writing this review, I'm only comparing Richmond Sushi against other AYCE. There is a reason why this place was one of the original places that started AYCE and why it has outlasted so many other clones. When you go to these places, you just want to get stuffed with food, not enjoy authentic Japanese food. Mostly people downing this place are trailer trash who think they know Japanese food.

Food: Pretty good, they comes out really fast as they are probably pre-made. The oyster motoyaki is hot and fresh. The sushi portions are good, and no fishy smell. The short ribs is tender. Richmond Sushi has a good selection compared to other AYCE places.

Service: They should really smile more. Fast and efficient, they get your order correct with the PDA they use. Not here for service, just to stuff my face. Empty dishes were cleared quickly. Definitely better thatn Sui Sha Ya

Ambiance: Not much. Just a couple of Japanese posters. Cleaniless is ok, I don't think it will get shut by Health Canada lile Aji Taro, where I had a cockroach in my salad.

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Congee Noodle House141 E Broadway, Vancouver
Tasty food
Submitted Sunday, August 19, 2007 - 4:53pm [Dine in]

I went here during the lunch rush and had to wait ~10 mins to get a table. This restaurant's decor is similar to Hon's and has a menu similar.

Food: I had a plate of BBQ and it was super duper fantastic. Granted, I like even mediocre duck, but this duck was superb. Meat was tender, and perfectly seasoned. I may have been in heaven for a while. Also shared two rice rolls with my fellow diners, but they were average. But the BBQ made up for it.

Service: Not much to say. Slightly sub-par, but I give them slack for a busy lunch hour. Our tea was not refilled, had to constantly flag down a waitress for order, bill, etc. , but I guess you can't expect service at these types of restaurants. Even though I rated service poor, I come to these restaurants for food, not service, so I would defintely be back.

Ambiance: How is 4 stars possible for a noodle house? Yes, b/c it had the perfect ambiance for a noodle house. There was a glass area to view the chefs making the soups, it was busy, and it was loud. Just the way I like it. It would have gotten a 5 stars if cleaniless was just a little better.

Overall, I will definitely come back to this restaurant.

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Gotham Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar615 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Best steak ever!!!
Submitted Sunday, August 19, 2007 - 4:45pm [Dine in]

I went to Gotham's on an early Saturday night ~5:30 pm. Restaurant was fairly empty, and I was seated promptly.

Food: I had the fresh oyster as an appetizer. It was nothing to brag about. Joe Forte's has much better oyster, but these were only acceptable, considering the price of $15.95 for 6. However, then I moved on to the steak. I had the bone in rib steak, done medium rare. I'm not a steak guy, but this piece of meat was done excellent. Very juicy, with the fat marbled in. Tender mmeat that could have been cut with a butter knife. I don't think I can go to the Keg anymore after eating this steak.

Service: Always attention: drinks always refilled, explained menu items, very patient with our group of 6 indecisiveness. The server even joked around with us, which was nice. I expected great service at a restaurant of Gotham's stature, and that is what you get.

Ambiance: Maybe it was that I went early, but no piano, waiters standing around doing nothing. Just kinda missing a classy atmospere. Lighting dimmed mid way though dinner for no apparant reason. However, seating is spacious and noise level is low, so conversations are easy.

Overall, this is an excellent restaurant if you want top of the line steak and to be treated right with great service. Next time, I'll come back later, and hopefully the ambiance is a little better. But still highly recommended.

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Guu with Garlic1698 Robson St, Vancouver
Special request handled excellent
Submitted Monday, July 30, 2007 - 9:32am [Dine in]

This restaurant is awesome, we went here on a very very busy fireworks Saturday night.

Food: Solid, the highlights were the tuna tataki and the raw shrimp. Every dish is something different, yet tasty. Lots of items on menu, so you never try the same things twice, unless you really like it.

Service: The best part of my dining experience. Servers are native Japanese I believe, and are very accomodating. The host, a guy about 20ish, tried to find us a table of 4. There was a nice table on the patio, but no chair...we suggested that we just take a waiting bench from the outside and lift it into the patio, and he was fine with that! Awesome.

Ambiance: You come here for loud, and that's what you get. Patio view of Robson is nice. Less yelling from the chefs and servers that from the Thurlow location though.

Overall, Guu is guud, just like what their poster says. Highly recommend.

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Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant3888 Main Street, Vancouver
Good place for large groups
Submitted Friday, July 27, 2007 - 2:49pm [Dine in]

The reason this restaurant didn't get higher than a 3 overall is b/c it was a bit pricey. A Friday lunch cost our group of 10 $250 taxes and tips all in. So that is quite hefty, considering we didn't really order any special dishes.

Food: Good quality dim sum, relatively low grease factor compared to other similar restaurants. We had the black bean sauce clams, which was pretty decent. I think we set a record when we ordered nine (9) trays of shrimp dumbling. The deep fried squid was also nice b/c the batter was very fine (not thick) and seasoned just right.

Service: Nothing to brag about, they serve us the food, we eat, everyone's happy. Servers didn't smile too much, but not really concerned with that. I'm glad they didn't add the auto 15% tip that most Western restaurants do.

Ambiance: Very comfortable eating environment. The decor is modern and looks clean. They use actually table cloths, rather than the plastic covers. The lighting is bright, and make you want to eat more. That's why after $25, I'm still going to an all-you-can-eat restaurant for dinner.

But I won't definetely be back here. Maybe a little pre-eating at McD's will be good on my wallet.

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Toko Restaurant223 W. 7th Avenue, Vancouver
Good eating place close to my work.
Submitted Friday, July 20, 2007 - 3:40pm [Dine in]

I went here for lunch with a co-worker. We were seated promptly even though the restaurant was quite busy.

Food: I had a "dan dan" noodle with pork, which is a soup noodle with peanut sauce. It was excellent noodle texture and the soup was creamy and plenty of yummy peanut taste. The only complaint was that it is slightly too spicy, even though I requested it mild.

Service: I think it was summer break for the owner's kids so we had some amateur servers. One kid seemed like he didn't want to be there, and was a little bit lost. Otherwise, my water was always refilled so no complaints, but not exceptional.

Ambiance: Standard business district eatery. Confused decor. They sell some small jewellry at the front desk area, have chinese chairs and lanterns, with a Japanese name...Menu has Western, Chinese and Japanese food, decently clean.

Overall, I would return here for lunch. I think they don't open for dinner here.

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