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sadenshiRichmondSince May 1, 200712 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.4)
  • Food3 (3.2)
  • Service2.5 (2.4)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.3)

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Shi-Art Chinese Cuisine6551 No. 3 Road, #1302, Richmond
Traditional Dim Sum
Submitted Tuesday, May 1, 2007 - 8:52am [Dine in]

I like coming here for dim sum of the traditional sort, instead of the fancy sort out there. One unique item that I enjoy is those dumplings with mutton inside, and the sauce that comes with it tastes very nice too. Another is this dessert dish. I don't know how to translate it, really...those sticky rice balls with sesame paste inside. They serve it in a sweet soup that is quite unique. The tea is decent, not too bad. Not many dim-sum places open as early as before 9 AM. Like everywhere else, if you pay the bill before 11 AM, it's 20% off.

I enjoy the dinner here very much, really. The soups never fail me and they serve rice cooked in clay pots too. The roasted pigeon isn't bad and my kids love the mutton chops cooked in red wine, so it gives a little western twist to the meal. I tried the shark's fin in a meal for 10 several times and it was great!

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Pearl Castle3779 Sexsmith Road, #1128, Richmond
Bubble, bubble, bubble!
Submitted Tuesday, May 1, 2007 - 8:43am [Dine in]

I am not really a big fan of bubble teas. I come here mostly for the food of Taiwanese taste. The set meals on the menu is quite a bargain. For less than $10, you can leave the restaurant very happy and satisfied. I often would order one more bowl of rice in addition to the one included in the meal, because the main dish and the 3 little side dishes altogether are simply too sumptious and delicious. It's actually like two meals to me. They serve Taiwanese sausages and smelly tofu too, har. One of my kids' favourite is the fried spicy chicken, though it's too much for me. They offer a large assortment of cool drinks, but I enjoy their hot brews in those glass teapots the most. My only complaint is their slow service, though the girls all try to look at their prettiest and tidiest and they can be quite sweet. Oh, yes, it's a bit cheaper too if you order it as take-away's.

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Gingeri Chinese Cuisine5300 No. 3 Road, 323, Richmond
Great tea, great dim sum!
Submitted Tuesday, May 1, 2007 - 8:31am [Dine in]

I'd come here whenever I thirst for a great pot of tea early in the morning. No other local dim-sum place serves the same quality of tea at an early hour like after 9 AM.

The dim sum is of good quality overall. Unique items I can list right away are:-
1. sticky rice wrapped in "bamboo leaves", which is unusual because most restaurants would wrap it up with lotus leaves, often quite old too. 2. fried crab claws -- four in a serving, and it's very delicious. I was pleasantly surprised.

I tried the dinner several times but it's too pretentious and expensive for my tastes.

My only complaint is the lightning. You don't look too great under such lightning and it's not bright enough for me to read a book or newspapers properly.

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Flying Beaver Bar & Grill4760 Inglis Drive, Richmond
Not for Kids
Submitted Tuesday, May 1, 2007 - 8:21am [Dine in]

I ventured here with my family once and got stopped at the doors because of the kids *laugh*. It was daytime, but still, minors were not allowed, we were told, but we managed to get ushered into a small spot where we could sit down and enjoy a cheery meal with the kids. It's obviously a favourite hangout for the local pilots and it's really cool to see planes out there. The view is marvellous indeed. The atmosphere was great. I saw on blackboard about fishing lessons being offered too. Quite a community gathering here.

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Ellie3779 Sexsmith Rd., #1111, Richmond
Favourite Malay Restaurant
Submitted Tuesday, May 1, 2007 - 8:16am [Dine in]

I prefer this little place to Tropicana, honestly. It just seems more personal and cozy, and the attention they can give to you and your food seems more focused. I like their chicken satay the most and the naan -- malay fried bread? Other items on the menu are mostly good, but anyway, I come here mostly for the satay.

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Alleluia Cafe8131 Westminster Hwy., #188, Richmond
Happy meal, healthier than McDonald's but without a toy!
Submitted Tuesday, May 1, 2007 - 8:11am [Dine in]

I wanted to make this place my hang-out once more, after it had changed from Venice Cafe to Alleluia, but the food I could get even at such a cheap price did not get me hooked. It's like a canteen to some of the people I know -- food and drinks are decent for a very good price. I just can't be bothered to switch my car into this area from Westminster Highway, then try find a parking space. Sometimes I'd want to sit down and try to pick some food from the menu at a leisurely pace so I can enjoy a feast of a good meal, but the waitress always seems in a hurry and quite discouraging when it comes to ordering too much food. Very funny *laugh*

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7th Heaven Cafe4151 Hazelbridge Way, #2792, Richmond
Heavenly, yes, if you live in the dream
Submitted Tuesday, May 1, 2007 - 8:04am [Dine in]

I go there only to relive my memories of my childhood days in Hong Kong. My mom used to take me to this restaurant of the same name in Hong Kong. I must say I have problems finding my all-time favourites from the menu, like the prawn toast which I always coveted. They try to give the HK style cafe items a modern twist, I guess. It's quite an adventure trying to find out their better items from the menu. Some I tried were raelly horrible, like the salad items. Some came as a pleasant surprise. I love their jukebox the most. I understand that they have dance some of the nights, on Thursdays, I think, but I've never been there. This is a good place if you want some Hong Kong Chinese nostalgia

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Takeya Sushi8671 No.1 Road, Richmond
Favourite Sushi Place
Submitted Tuesday, May 1, 2007 - 7:47am [Dine in]

I am so hooked on this place that I'd frequent it too much, so much that I'd have to give it a break before I start going the rounds again for lunch, snack and dinner, hehe. Let me list what I like so much about this place:-

1. Pricing -- what more can you ask if you can get a toro sushi for $1.50 a piece, a decent meal for less than $10?
2. Sushi -- they put up on the wall big photos of all the sushi available on their menu. It's a large assortment and a delight to the eye. The sushi may not compete with the much pricier sushi places out there or as creative, but the price is competitive and the quality is always very good -- fresh and delicious....and, most important of all, just the right temperature!
3. Fried dishes -- highly recommended, all of them, heh! Prawn tempura, cream croquette, spring rolls, chicken karage, pork/chicken katsu....the list is long.
4. Chef's special -- Spicy tuna is one of my favourite dishes. Give it a try!
5. Drinks -- you can find an array of drinks from Japan in their cooler, which is a great delight, though this will add a few dollars more to your meal.
6. Snacks -- they sell all sorts of Pokka *laugh*
7. Service -- they're all Japanese, from what I can gather. This woman with a happy smiling face is another reason why I'd come back for more, heh.
8. Decor -- very simple and casual, typical of such a place in Japan. The TV is showing everything from Japan. The owner obviously is a big fan of hockey, putting up a big flag in support of the Canucks. There's a big world atlas along with world flags.

The only thing that concerns me is their apparent need for more helpers. Still, I don't see a huge deterioration in the food and service so far.

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Hananoki Japanese Restaurant & Cafe3679 Westminster Hwy, #110, Richmond
Favourite Japanese Restaurant
Submitted Tuesday, May 1, 2007 - 7:19am [Dine in]

This is like, the only decent Japanese western-style restaurant I can find in Richmond. Food is not all that exciting me, but I still like coming here to enjoy a mix of Japanese and Western food. The sushi/sashimi is okay, but not worth the visit if simply for this. The pasta/rice dishes are all very large. I enjoy the clam soup and the kushi the most.

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Boston Pizza8100 Ackroyd Road, #50, Richmond
Favourite Pizza Place
Submitted Tuesday, May 1, 2007 - 7:06am [Dine in]

I've never been keen about pizza and all that pasta. I used to come here only for the kids. They had to drag me here, though I always enjoyed their rice bowls a lot. I found all that red in the decor intolerable too, har. Now that it's renovated, all's changed! They're stressing fresh and cool, from what I've seen. Now, every dish I've tasted certainly is fresh, fresh, fresh. I enjoy everything from start to end -- Caesar's salad, pizza, pasta, rice bowls, yum yum. It's ranked very high up with my local favourites now. I am guessing all this change for the better is due to the fact that BP has made this restaurant in Richmond their headquarters. Let's hope they'll continue with all this new freshness over the years.

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ABC Country Restaurant3580 No. 3 Road, Richmond
Great with Kids!
Submitted Tuesday, May 1, 2007 - 6:55am [Dine in]

I'd only visit this restaurant for kids' sake! It's one of their favourites though I've only managed to find a few of their menu items tolerable -- I can't remember which, to be honest. The entrance area is my favourite spot in this restaurant, however. While waiting to pay the bill at the cashier, I'd take time to look at the array of little stuffed toys being sold as souvenir, sometimes even taking the time to play with this machine in the corner. Of course, I never manage to grab any prize :D

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American Grille Restaurant7571 Westminister Hwy, Richmond
Favourite Hotel Restaurant
Submitted Tuesday, May 1, 2007 - 6:45am [Dine in]

This is currently my favourite for Richmond in this category for a number of reasons:-

1. Meatloaf - the best I've had.
2. Macaroni and Cheese - my little girl's own favourite and I always can't resist stealing a few spoonfuls.
3. The place is sunny and airy during the day, though it's on a street busy with cars going into No. 3 Rd along Westminster Highway. At night, the street is a lot quieter and the candlelight adds to the ambience.
4. I love how you can watch the several chefs cook in the open kitchen.
5. Service not too bad -- the few servers probably too busy sometimes but they still try to pay you the due attention when they come to your table. The big glass of cool water is always refreshing.
6. You can park for free. Just prepay the fee for 2 hours, I think, then have it reduced from the bill at the restaurant.

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