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turbos86RichmondSince March 4, 200712 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.6)
  • Food2.5 (2.6)
  • Service2 (2.2)
  • Value1 (1)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.4)

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Boston Steakhouse8171 Alexandra Road, Richmond
Paying too much for bad attitude
Submitted Friday, January 2, 2009 - 11:55am [Dine in]

Going to this place was the biggest mistake ever. I went with my family. The moment we stepped into restaurant, a waiter greeted us with "How many, do you have reservation?". We didn't reserve, as it was one of those, spur of the moment, let's go out for dinner, don't want to cook nights. The waiter, upon hearing our answer, walked away! Our eyes followed him as he wander into the almost empty restaurant looking for a table to seat us. He stops at the opposite side of the room and waves us over. We proceeded to the table beside where he was standing and sat down. And then things started to go downhill. The waiter started this half giggling laugh with a "What the f#$%" look on his face as he turned and looked at one of his co-workers. He then signaled to us that he wasn't intending to seat us at this table, but to another smaller table BEHIND him, where he was blocking the path to, with his body. So instead of politely asking my party to move to another table, he makes up this lame excuse that the table we have already sat down at is beside a window that's not sealed properly, so it could get cold. We complained about his attitude and another waiter served us for the rest of the night, and he was fine. However, one is enough to ruin it all. I'm never going back. And did I mention the food were typical HK cafe style that are way over priced.

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Guu in Aberdeen4151 Hazelbridge Way, #2790, Richmond
Finally, a location outside of downtown
Submitted Monday, April 16, 2007 - 7:28pm [Dine in]

This place is located where Sushikan used to be, in the 2nd floor of aberdeen center, beside 7th heaven restaurant.

Service:
Friendly staff, as with any other Guu, but they could use more workers. Service was a bit slow, due to limited staff.

Ambiance:
Entire place was brightly lit. Clean and new. They recycled Sushikan's layout and hardware.

Food:
Pretty much on par with other Guus. This location also offer sushi on a seperate order form.

This is great news for people living in Richmond, no more long drives to downtown for decent Japanese tapa food!

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BC Sushi2126 W Broadway, Vancouver
Don't ignore me!
Submitted Monday, April 16, 2007 - 6:59pm [Dine in]

Went to this place a couple times, but the most recent visit was a real big slap in the face.

Food:
Typical AYCE stuff.

Ambiance:
Dirty, avoid the washrooms at all cost.

Service:
What service? After getting 2 rounds of food, they pretended I was invisible. I called the waiters over, I waved at them, I even waved the menu in the air, and no one would come over. All the tables around me were served. When a waiter finally came 15 minutes after I started waving, I just told him to give me the bill. If that's how you treat customers, then you won't see me back

This place is off my list, never again.

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Alleluia Cafe8131 Westminster Hwy., #188, Richmond
Blah~
Submitted Monday, March 19, 2007 - 1:16am [Dine in]

Food:
I used to go here a lot before they renovated. The portions were really big before, now, it's not even enough to make me full. WTF!

Service:
What service? Give them your order, eat it as fast as possible so you don't hog the table, pay and get lost.....atleast that's what they want you to do.

Ambiance:
Typical

I know, can't expect too much from a HK style cafe/rest, but com'on, what the hell is this junk? And don't rush me out the door, I'll leave when I'm good and ready. Geez

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Wang's Beef Noodle House8390 Granville Street, Vancouver
Where's my food?
Submitted Monday, March 19, 2007 - 12:57am [Dine in]

Saw a TV commerical for this place and decided to give it a try with the girl friend, worst decision ever.

Food:
I ordered a large beef noodle and most of it was just noodles. The whole bowl had like 5 tiny piece of beef and some green onion. What a rip. Oh and it was super salty.

Service:
Was there any? It was sunday night, and the place was not even half filled. Still, no tea refills, had to wave people down to get anything. Exactly what "madddskillz" experienced.

The couple at the table beside us ordered after we did, yet, they got their food first. Heck, even after they finished and left, my girl friend's chicken rice still didn't show up. And then we noticed other tables receiving chicken rice, so i waved down a waitress and asked what's going on. She said she'll rush the kitchen, a few minutes later, the rice came. If we didn't complain, the chicken probably would never come. When I went to pay the bill at the counter (since I waited for a long time and no one bothered to come and collect the money from me), I gave the guy behind the counter $30 for our total of $21.20. When he put the change on the counter, there was only $3 something. So I told him I gave him $30. But he was like, you gave me $25, I was like WTF?! After exchanging a few more words, he reluctantly gave me back the correct change. I still left them tips, I shouldn't have.

Ambiance:
Bright lighting, but floor and tables weren't clean.

Overall:
I'm still so angry from their service. Guess who's not going back.

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Boathouse Restaurant, The8331 River Road, Richmond
Awkward
Submitted Sunday, March 4, 2007 - 4:58pm [Dine in]

I went on valentine's day with my girl friend. Called in to reserve just 1 week prior and still got a table.

Service:
We arrived early and they seated us right away. Maybe because it was valentine's, we got a tiny table in the middle of the walkway. Another couple that arrvied a few minutes eariler got a big table, big enough for 4 people. The waitress was friendly, but only as expectly from a restaurant of this scale (too bad she gave my desert to another table). Half way into the dinner, tables beside us left, a couple of waiters came and took away the tables and chairs! They left us in an empty room to our tiny table, it was very awkward. We stayed almost until closing, and they sort of rushed us out (Took away empty plates almost immediately and then gave the bill). As we were walking out, all the workers there were crowded around the reception area, chatting and laughing, while ignoring anyone who was leaving (Not even a "Thanks for coming").

Ambiance:
A sorted themed restaurant, but nothing out of the ordinary.

Food:
Decent price and portions. Taste was good.

For a normal night out, this will do, but don't expect too much.

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Also Lounge & Restaurant4200 No 3 Road, 120, Richmond
Poorly located
Submitted Sunday, March 4, 2007 - 4:41pm [Dine in]

An upscale Lounge that's located in the wrong part of town.

Service:
I went on a weekday night with 3 of my friends, it was to celebrate my birthday. The place was nearly empty, 4 tables filled the entire restaurant. It would of been completely slience if the jazz musician was not there to entertain. The waitress was very friendly and she gave a lot of helpful recommendations. Food came at a reasonable pace.

Ambiance:
The soft lighting and soothing music made for a very relaxing enviorment. However, the lack of customers and overly spacious dinning area made it quite awkward.

Food:
Ever saw that fast food commerical on TV, when a couple walks out of an upscale restaurant, pretending they enjoyed the food, but ended up going to the fast food joint after confessing they weren't full. The taste was very typical (ie HK cafe style). Portion was small, but the plates were huge.

For the price, there are lots of better choices out there.

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Yokohama Japanese Restaurant12251 No.1 Road, #140, Richmond
Relax enviorment
Submitted Sunday, March 4, 2007 - 4:15pm [Dine in]

If you want AYCE but don't want the noise, this is the place for you.

Service:
Seats are always available and the staff friendly. Due to the poor layout of the restaurant, it could be hard at times to get attention from the waitresses. Speed is good. Sit as long as you want, no one will rush you.

The order forms here needs improvements. Imagine a piece of computer paper cut in half, with the menu printed on it, then photocopied at the public library, but moving the paper as the machine scans it. They use the same type of order for normal and deluxe menu. Besure to double check what's not listed on the order form, and write it in yourself.

The order form, beside from being hard to read, is hard to understand. I once tried to order 2 chop scallop cones, and it turned into 2 order of chop scallop rolls (12 pieces = 6 pieces each x2). I explained to the waitress that wasn't what I wanted, and she was more than happy to correct it for me.

Ambiance:
Nothing fancy here, the enka (Japanese odies) music, the typical Japanese restaurant settings. Clean overall.

Food:
Taste better than most AYCE places I've gone to, and I've gone to a lot of them. The Oyster motoyaki is the best in all of GVRD. Instead of being baked with mayo and cheese sauce, they deep fry the oyster and dress it with their special sauce. Also try their Beef sashimi and Unagi.

For AYCE, Yokohama is the only place I would want to go back.

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Kintaro Ramen8291 Westminster Hwy, #110, Richmond
I like it
Submitted Sunday, March 4, 2007 - 3:45pm [Dine in]

If authenticity is what you want, this is as close as you can get. Going here reminded my time in Japan, eating in similar size family owned ramen shops.

Service:
The staff was friendly enough, and responded immediately everytime. No complains here.

Ambiance:
It felt like IKEA did the setup but forgot the paint. The place is not noisy, and actually quite spacious. Overall clean, just alittle dusty by the windows.

Food:
The soup was too salty. I ordered light and my girl friend had medium, I couldn't tell the difference between the 2. If you have a big appetite, order the Richmond don, and eat it with some soup from your ramen. However, I find most girls can't even finish a bowl of ramen there.

For a simple meal, it's a good place to just relax and eat.

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Fukuroku Express4651 No. 3 Road, #155, Richmond
It's not exactly Express
Submitted Sunday, March 4, 2007 - 3:27pm [Dine in]

For a quick grab of Japanese flavour, there are no other choices.

Service:
One word, slow. If you're eating in, expect to wait anywhere from 5 to 50 minutes depending on the time of day. Yes, I said 50 minutes. That's how long I waited one weekday afternoon for a bento box, and it wasn't even lunch time! At the end, I told them to just cancel my order and I went somewhere else.

However, for take out, during weekdays night, if you call in 10 minutes ahead, the food should be ready when you arrive. (But only if the place is empty).

Never tried their delivery service, but I believe they will only deliver orders over $25.

Ambiance:
Ronald McDonalds goes to Japan. There's a TV that plays the same Japanese food show VHS over and over at the corner. The floor could sometimes use some cleaning. Don't be surprise to see tables cluttered with plates and trays during busy time.

Food:
Everything is made when you order, so it's fresh. The taste is not bad, but felt a bit AYCE, very typical.

So if you are just lazy to cook on a weekday night, call in for take out (they call it "Pick up"), by the time you get there, it should be ready, hopefully.

On a side note, they will not take debit if you buy less than $10.

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Richmond Sushi8388 Capstan Way, #1488, Richmond
Let me take my time, it's AYCE, not the ARMY
Submitted Sunday, March 4, 2007 - 3:08pm [Dine in]

This place always gave me the impression it caters to anyone who has no knowledge of anything Japanese.

Service:
Took a while to get seated for just 2 people. Once seated, the servers just left the menus on our table and walked off, acting all busy. When we were ready to order, we waved down a guy holding a pda. He didn't even bother looking at me while I was giving him my order. Instead, his eyes wandered off in all direction (probably to check if other tables needed attention). I felt great pressure from him when I made a pause looking for the item in the long menu. He gave me this impatient look, as if I was wasting his time. The food came pretty fast and no clear mistakes on the order. However, after finish eating the second round of food, one guy came over and asked if we were done. They were clearly rushing us out the door. I told him I still wanted to order more food, and he took my order. As we were finishing up, I noticed a couple of waiters had crowded up behind me. Just as I thought, as we got up and were about to leave, they raided the table and quickly set it up for the next group.

Ambiance:
Beside a couple of big sake signs and lanterns with random Kanji written on them, I didn't find anything remotely Japanese with this place. It was noisy and felt quite cheesy.

Food:
The food came very quickly, so quick that it made me suspect they were pre-made or even *gasp* pre-heated! The taste was ok, but everything seems to be warm, even food that are supposed to be cold. Afterall, it's AYCE, don't expect so much in terms of quality.

My sister later told me, she saw a kitchen staff there used the same knife to cut raw and cooked food. She never went back, and neither will I.

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Aji Taro4940 No. 3 Road, #101, Richmond
Never going back
Submitted Sunday, March 4, 2007 - 2:34pm [Dine in]

Went with my girl friend on a saturday night, around 8pm. Surprisingly, half the place was empty! Yet, we still had to stand around the entrance for 5 minute before they could prepare a table for us.

Service:
When we finally were seated, they put us right infront of the kitchen at a table that was barely bigger than an A4 poster. I noticed a couple of the bigger tables beside the windows were empty and asked who I believed to be the manager if we could sit at one of those instead. Without thinking, she replied that those tables were all reserved. The restaurant started to fill up after my first order arrived. A young couple came in and asked for a table, and were given the table beside the window that I've asked for earlier. That couple did not have a reservation, because I overheard what they were saying. I understand a lot of places tries to keep bigger tables open for bigger groups and tends to give small parties tables that are barely sufficient. However, lying by saying the tables were reserved when in reality they weren't, is just ridiculous.

Also, we had missing food orders, and the servers were reluctant to serving customers, and were anything but friendly.

Ambiance:
The garbage dump is located at the end of the parking lot with the lid openned. Good luck if you have to park beside it. The inside of the restaurant was equally disgusting. Floor was not clean with traces of food everywhere. Seats and counter tops were dusty and sticky. Washroom, well, let's just say, hold it in if you must.

Food:
I weren't expecting anything special from an AYCE place, but this one doesn't even try! Most of the hot dishes were over cooked/fried, then left on the counter until cold before it got to me. The protions were small, really small. Sushi were soggy and tasteless. Sashimi were either frozen to solid, or looked like left over scraps.

I used to be a regular customer at Aji Taro couple years back, but will now swear to never go back.

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