Produced by Vancouver's Gyoza King Group, Gyo-O (魚王) is a Japanese seafood restaurant serving donburi, sashimi roll, udon, takoyaki and others. The restaurant is closed on the second Wednesday of every month.
Unlike most Japanese restaurants in Richmond, Gyo-o and fully Japanese operated and it shows in the food and the decoration. Donburi is what I ordered from Gyo-o most of the time. For the standard size, the price range from $10 to 30 each, with satisfying portion and quality. Their chicken karaage is one of the best I have ever had, and since they introduced their lunch special several months ago, for less than $10, and comes with fish donburi, grilled mackerel, seaweed, and oden, it is very good value. Gyo-o is located in the same plaza as ramen house, G-men, also owned by the Gyoza-King Group. I don't know why G-men's always more packed than Gyo-o, because for the food and value, Gyo-o is better in every way.
I would highly recommend Gyo-O to anyone wanting a delicious bowl of noodles, namely ramen. I had the seafood ramen with miso soup base: wonderful broth that complimented the seafood quite nicely. My husband had the seafood ramen with tonkatsu soup, which he found good, but the soup to me was a bit salty. The kids had fried chicken udon: chicken was non-greasy and boneless, udon was good size for the kids, soup was great too as it wasn't strongly flavored. Everything we had tasted fresh. The service was excellent: all the tables were full, but the servers still came around to fill our tea and to ensure everything was to our liking. Staff were very friendly: you get the welcome greeting from everyone as you enter and the farewells as you leave (reminded me very much of Japan). We will definitely be making our way out to Richmond to visit this place again.