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yiujunRichmondSince June 28, 20094 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (2.8)
  • Food3 (3)
  • Service3 (3)
  • Value2.5 (2.5)
  • Ambiance3 (2.8)

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Guu in Aberdeen4151 Hazelbridge Way, #2790, Richmond
Some of the reviews here are pretty harsh...
Submitted Friday, October 2, 2009 - 5:32pm [Dine in]

First off, I've been to the Guu on Thurlow, on Robson (Guu Garlic), on Gastown, and in Richmond.

I want to say that except for the one on Thurlow, I've pretty much only had so-so experiences at the other locations, ESPECIALLY the one on Gastown (VERY DISAPPOINTING). And the last time I went to Thurlow, the yukke was pretty bland and the shrimp chips were stale and the miso mayo was pretty off.

So overall, although I like Guu sometimes, I cannot say I am totally impressed with the other Guu locations as some of the reviewers here. I have, however, been to Richmond Guu on numerous occasions (at least 10 times) and although I have sometimes been disappointed with the fluctuating quality of the food, the overall experience is positive if I compare my experiences with the other locations.

Why would anyone complain that a restaurant is not noisy enough or crowded enough. Seems like a lot of people docked points off the ambiance b/c it's not as noisy or crowded compared to the Vancouver locations. Well, the restaurant is BIGGER, since space is cheaper in Richmond compared to Vancouver. I really don't see what is wrong with that. I personally do not like being packed like a can of sardines and waiting outside in the cold for an hour to eat.

And if you've been lately, you would notice that they hired a bunch of ridiculously loud boys that almost shattered my eardrums the last time I was there. So for those saying that they lack enthusiasm, I'm pretty sure that has been fixed.

And as for the reviewer saying that they are disappointed b/c there are no japanese girls running around.. you have issues if you think that is part of ambiance.

Overall:
- I would give food 3 just b/c of the volatility of quality of the food. - Service is excellent - they always clean up our plates really quickly and get us water (sometimes without asking). If you live in Richmond you really appreciate this.
- Value is 4 - My boyfriend and I order 4 dishes and that pretty much fills us up - around $25 for the whole meal.
- Ambiance is 3 - It's nice there, but the people are just too loud for me when they greet people coming in. I know it's a tradition but do you really need to scream?

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Beard Papa's4151 Hazelbridge Way, Unit 3160, Richmond
They still line up for this in Japan...
Submitted Saturday, June 27, 2009 - 8:39pm [Dine in]

The cream puffs are well, just cream puffs. With custard in it. So if you like big cream puffs with custard, this is your place.

They have other stuff such as molten lava cake, cheesecake sticks, etc. For the price I'd go get a real molten lava cake somewhere else (but I haven't tried this one so don't quote me - theyre always sold out when I get there). I got the cheesecake stick in LA (since they didn't sell it @ Aberdeen at the time) and I liked it. But it was pricey.

I like the original custard. Tried the green tea one in Japan but I didn't really taste the green tea.

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Ajisen Ramen4380 No. 3 Road, #1190, Richmond
Ajisen Ramen is a chain store in Hong Kong
Submitted Saturday, June 27, 2009 - 8:36pm [Dine in]

Ajisen Ramen is a chain store that has stores everywhere. The one in Parker Place is a chain store opened by a Chinese person. So it's not exactly "authentic" Japanese. If you want that, go to Motomachi, Kintaro, etc.

The only two things I don't like about this place is the noodles (they are too hard, round and small, I prefer the traditional ramen noodles), and the PRICE. Way too pricey for what it is. For that money I'd probably rather go try Motomachi.

Anyways, if you actually go there, try the Spicy pork ramen. I love that soup and it's actually REALLY spicy. Don't get more than medium if you're just an average spicy person.

I would go again someday, if I feel like getting spicy pork ramen. I haven't been in almost a year though.

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Pho Hoa8500 Alexandra Rd, Richmond
Don't understand
Submitted Saturday, June 27, 2009 - 8:32pm [Dine in]

Most people out there seem to hate Pho Hoa, and especially the Richmond one. Well, they ARE never full, but usually when I go there there are several occupied tables. So some people do keep coming back.

You don't come here for the service or ambience, definitely. However, I believe the service has improved. They hired one lady there who has provides very good service in comparison with the other ladies out there.

I've always like the soup base @ Pho Hoa. I found other places such as Pho Thai has a soup base that was just.. salty. There's no twist to it. At Pho Hoa, I found that the soup base had a sweet taste to it. I like it for that. However, the noodles they use get soft too easily. The soup they service is EXTREMELY hot (I don't know what the reviewer is saying when they say the soup is COLD b/c it burns my tongue), and so the noodles gets too soft too fast. That's the only thing that annoys me.

The place isn't clean, so don't expect too much. The rice dish is ok though - I usually get the pork chop with egg and meat scraps on the side.

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