Turned out to be my favourite Japanese in Richmond!
Submitted Friday, October 7, 2011 - 1:36pm [Dine in]
I used to go to this restaurant for both dine in and take out when I lived and went to school in the area. The funny part is that even though I live on the other side of Richmond now, I still find myself going here all the time!! I absolutely love all of their food!! Their sashimi and nigiri sushi is amazingly fresh and I like the way they don't cut their salmon too thick and that it is a nice bright red colour. I also have quite a few favourite rolls from there like their mango california, alaska and BC roll....even though I know these aren't unique rolls, I find the quality and balance of textures in these rolls to be perfect!! They also have great udon, rice, and noodle dishes with a good portion of fresh vegetables in their noodle dishes and I also find that their chicken is always a good balance of white and dark meat and is always fairly lean.
The only complaints I can really make about Takeya is that their prices could be a bit better....and they need MORE SEATS!!! (because they're usually pretty busy)
Anyways...I love this place so much that I just had to share!!
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There were plenty of great japanese restaurants around...but we went to Ebisu instead
Submitted Tuesday, March 9, 2010 - 4:44pm [Dine in]
Me and my friend went here for a saturday lunch
My friend ordered a box and I ordered their lunch special.
Their lunch special was pretty good, there were about 20 items you can order for $2.89 each. My food came out pretty consistently, item by item, but my friend's food didn't come out until I was almost finished.
I was not impressed with the food quality. The rice under my tuna nigiri fell apart when picked up, my dynamite roll had brown avacado in it and the tempura was ridiculously oily. I would say that the food was all-you-can eat quality at best.
I didn't try any myself, but my friend said that his beef teriyaki was the saltiest he'd ever had and his sunomono was just noodles, with no vinegar dressing.
On the plus side my goma-ae was pretty good, and i can't complain about the service either. But this is not enough for me to come back for.
I've heard alot of good things about this restaurant and the dinner menu looked really good so I might consider going to a different location for dinner sometime. But i won't be returning to this particular location.
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