Ninkazu is an all you can eat Japanese restaurant in Richmond.
I have tried many Japanese all you can eat restaurants in Vancouver but I have never been to an all you can eat restaurant quite like this one. I am a Japanese Restaurant all you can nut and I love this one. Talking to some of my friends that this all you can restaurant is one of Richmonds unknown secrets. The restaurant truly became a surprise when I walked in felt deja vu only to find out that this restaurant is another Tomokazu which I experienced just a week ago which seemed mediocre.
Food: The food is incredible. The sashimi presentation is excellent. Each individual piece is nicely cut and displayed with garnish. It was like a garden with raw fish. The fish to rice ratio is perfect which is something I used to complain about in most all you can eat restaurants. The rolls are beautifully made and nicely cut. The yam rolls and chicken teriyaki rolls were actually hot and delicious. The Deep Fried tofu and tempura was golden brown and delicious. The chicken teriyaki had nice crispy skin while the beef teriyaki was a bit chewy. The New York steak was a bit too thin but tasted like a nice peppery steak. The Gyozas were perfectly cooked. The star here is the barbeque salmon kama, beef ribs, and yakitori. I haven't tasted yakitori like that since being in Asia. The hot pot items are pretty standard but for only $3 for the to the lite all you can eat menu is a steal. I am not sure if any other restaurants with the exception to Shabusen offer both hot pot and Japanese food. I give the food 4 stars.
Ambiance: Nice clean bright colours which gives you a comfortable feeling. The washrooms are clean while the king size spacious tables are awesome. Perfect for the king placing all that all you can food especially if you decide to do the hot pot. The major plus is that you don't have to wait too long for a table even if there is a lineup. Fast and effiecient. I give the ambiance 4 stars.
Service: The most biggest suprise and the major attraction to this restaurant is the service. Unlike Tomokazu and other all you can eat restaurants the service staff appear to be more professionally trained. Ninkazu has brought a whole new level of service to all you can eat. Being a banquet service manager myself believe me I can tell. Many restaurants don't even reach that level. The food comes out very quickly. The soup and salad came within 1 minute. The staff seems to be able to anticipate your needs before even asking. I was offered beverages. The drink menu and wine list is nicely done. The order sheets were promptly taken. I didn't even need to wait or wave it around before someone took it. Tea was very constantly filled with a smile. My tea was never empty and my cup was never dry even though the restaurant was full of people and even a small lineup. Empty food plates were promptly taken and for gods sake they even changed my dirty plate with a clean plate all the time!! Even after the bill my table was promptly cleaned and cleared. The staff was extemely friendly. Thumbs up to management. I give the service 5 stars.
I would highly recommend this place!!
I came to this restaurant with my other half, hoping to eat some quality raw fish. We used to eat here quite frequently for the last 2-3 years but have not returned for a few months because the freshness of the raw fish was horrendous. We decided to give the restaurant another try tonight. We arrived and waited for a table. We specifically asked for a large table instead of the puny table that seats only 2 people. I'm sorry but these tables are pathetic. Customers come to eat all you can eat sushi and are expected to sit at a table that's smaller than the tables at Starbucks. It's ridiculous. The manager tried to seat us but my boyfriend who is quite muscular stated that we would rather sit at the table that seats 4, because it provides more space to relax and eat. We did not want to sit at the crammed table where the next table of 2 was less than half a foot away. My boyfriend asked the manager if he'd want to sit at this table for all you can eat and be replied "no, I know what you mean". Can this restaurant stop being so cheap and get rid of these puny tables? The manager even acknowledged that the tables were small, yet still decides to keep them in his restaurant. However, since there was only 2 of us, he insisted we would have to sit us at the table for 2. We already waited for the big table because the waitress said we could have it. The manager finally replied with a snobby "fine, just sit here. I'll work around it". And to that my boyfriend and I had no interest in eating here anymore. We left and decided to try Richmond sushi. Check back later for our review on Richmond sushi!!!
One of the best places in Richmond that I have found so far. Price is $12.95 for their late night menu.
Food: Pretty decent quality food for AYCE. The only issue is that they limit you on your sashimi (2 orders per person - 6 pieces in total).
Service: Pretty quick service. I haven't had many "missed" orders that you find typically in AYCE places. Tea always comes quickly and often.
Would come back again!
Most of the time I go to Richmond Sushi since it is close to my home and when I am in Vancouver I go to Tomokazu on West Broadway. Ninkazu blows Richmond Sushi outta the water even exceeds fellow branch Tomokazu in Vancouver. The food is too die for!! The tables are large. Service is much better than most all you can eat restaurants. The only drawback is just like broadway wait times can be long. I can guarantee that this place is the best all you can eat in all of Richmond. Richmond Sushi and Sui Sha Ya has strong competition. The late night menu is awesome, cheaper and extensive. Recommend the Beef Ribs, They even have Sashimi for Late Night which others don't even offer Highly Recommended!
I am new to this website and this is my first rating and I decided on Ninkazu for my first review. Understand that this is a newly opened all you can eat Japanese restaurant in Richmond I certainly had to try. My friend recommended this place and I was really impressed. The food here is excellent!. The service is fast and spiffy. The tables are spacious in a very comfortable atomosphere. I would recommend anyone to try the beef ribs!!! perfectly cooked. I used to go to Richmond Sushi to have all you can eat. I have found a new home to eat!!