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Richmond Sushi

8388 Capstan Way, #1488
Richmond, BC V6X4A7
Tel: (604) 207-7799
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
  • Price: $$ ($15 - $30)
  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner, Buffet
  • Richmond Sushi is best known for its all you can eat menu. All you can eat bargains to be had after 11am during lunch and late night after 9:30pm.

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Meh
By crazee_turtle of Richmond , BC (38 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, August 13, 2007 - 2:44pm [Dine in]

I've been there a few times, and I've never been overly impressed with their service or the way they treat their customers. They're very rude sometimes. The food is okay. It's filling, and it's decent.

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It is alright, if your expectations are low.
By Azusa of Burnaby (38 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, July 24, 2007 - 10:47pm [Dine in]

I was in the area and my friends wanted to have sushi. Based on that whim, somebody said "Richmond Sushi!". Since nobody had an objection (I myself haven't been there before), we went there and arrived just before noon.

When we got there (group of 4), we were told there was no table available but was given the option to sit at the bar. Since we were hungry, we didn't mind... (more on this below). So, we were seated, given the menu and started to order after a couple of minutes.

We ordered the usual suspects of a sushi AYCE, including some items you don't usually find, like fried scallops (tasted OK, though a waste of scallops), scallop roll (OK, though almost at room temperature) and spare ribs (again, OK). As for the usual suspects (California roll, motoyaki, chicken karrage, chicken teriyaki, miso soup, et al) were usually OK in a general sense, though with some small issues. Things that could be piping hot (teriyaki chicken, motoyaki), were room temperature. Likewise, items that could be "cold" (rolls, sushi, et al), were, again, room temperature. As another reviewer mentioned, this most probably means they were pre-made and just waiting for people to order.

Service was OK. Dishes were remove soon after we finished them and then they asked us if we wanted to order anything else. Most of the dishes took a while to arrive at the bar; and one item was "lost" in the queue. What puzzles me is that, if items were pre-made (otherwise, how they could be "room temperature"?), why it takes so long?

Ambiance, well, not much to talk about. We found out the hard way it is not a good idea to be seated in the bar as the people waiting for a table kept looking at us, almost drooling. Not fun...

Overall, it is a slightly above average AYCE sushi place (that does not mean much, though). I might go there if my friends want to go; however, it is unlikely I would be the one making the suggestion.

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This place it a riot
By vball_guy of surrey (33 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, September 21, 2006 - 5:41pm [Dine in]

Myself and a few friends went here for lunch on a Saturday afternoon and before we were asked how many in our party one of the managers thought my cellphone was some type of firearm which was pretty funny. Another manager liked my brother's Guns and Roses shirt and started to sing Welcome to the Jungle, wow good times.

The food here was excellent although when my brother wanted to order a BC roll the waiter was honest gave us all a strange look and said "you don't want that, very bad" Hey if a guy who works there and says something is bad I ain't gonna eat it.

Service was very fast and they use PDA's to run things more effeciantley even though they forgot a few things but even then it was fine.

Only hard part was what to order because of all the choices, my only negative thing was the Spicy Chicken Roll. The chili sauce they put on it bore a hole into my stomach.

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Usual Standard Asian
By Wish 64 of Van (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, July 13, 2012 - 10:21am [Dine in]

The place is poorly decorated and the furniture sub par. My date requested sushi. The food was adequate but the menu is boring. Waitress was probably tired and it was only late afternoon, judging by the lack of enthusiasm she served us.
Overall the place looked dirty and neglected. Price is right and they have you on your way so you can start your night.

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Best of all the "Top Gun" restaurants
By dolly of Vancouver (4 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 3:02am [Dine in]

Of the 3 "Top Gun" ayce sushi restaurants (Kingsway Sushi in Burnaby, Top Gun Sushi in New West, and Richmond Sushi in Richmond), I found Richmond Sushi to be my favorite because of the far larger variation in dishes.

The food is fine; it meets the expectations I have for an ayce sushi restaurant, minus this: WHY are the bbq beef short ribs ALWAYS so salty? I've never had a problem with anything else, but it makes me wonder if the cooks are even looking at what they're making.

On occasion you'll get the grumpy older lady taking your order, and you can tell she REALLY hates working there. But otherwise, the service is FANTASTIC. The boss is really friendly, visits your table if he recognizes your face, and makes a lot of small talk. :)

I'm not a fan of Top Gun Group's pricing for their 3 restaurants-- $29.95 for a "deluxe" menu which includes a few more sashimi items, a few robata items and 4-5 more rolls that aren't on their $21.95 dinner menu, but I really don't think it's worth the money. HOWEVER, their Late Night menu is a total steal. I'm usually there during lunch or dinner, and I've done the Late Night menu once, and as far as I can remember, it was $11.95-$13.95. It mimicked the lunch menu plus a few dinner items, and for the price, you can't go wrong.

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What do you expect?
By nirvanaman of around new west (3 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, January 22, 2011 - 8:53pm [Dine in]

So I am not normally one for oriental cuisine preferring more refined dishes and gourmet food and wine but this lady I was meeting was craving oriental sushi and so I met her there as it ws near our hotel.
Well it was a all you can eat joint serving fish and sushi and some salad. The joint wasnt worth orderng wine at but we were gonna have some later so no big deal. We wertreated to several house rolls and were out of there in 30 minutes so kudos for speed but gee there was no service. That's typical, isn't it? Not a big fan of course but hey the ladies like it. Dont know what it is wether wife, lady friends or what, but at least it isn't expensive. I figure I paid $35 for two

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it was okay..
By reilax3 of Vancouver (7 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, July 26, 2009 - 6:01pm [Dine in]

I have been eating at this place since i was little. I remember eating here at least 4-5 times a month. But, the standards have been going down. Before, you could get a plate of ginger for free. Now, they charge 75 cents for it? We pay to eat all you can eat.. but we can't get ginger.
Also, if you order food, for example 5 miso soups, they only give you 3. They also don't always serve you the amount of food you order.
Overall, it was very disappointing.

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Richmond sushi, ok experience
By Linewt of Richmond (2 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, June 24, 2009 - 9:14pm [Dine in]

went there on a weekend. Place was quite busy, had to wait about 10 minutes. I found cheaper priced menu to be quite bare compared to other all you can eat places. The expensive menu had a lot more stuff, but was also quite expensive in all you can eat standards. I of course, ordered all the expensive items I could, geoduck, stuff like that. The food was so so, I think I could've eaten at a regular japanese restaurant for maybe not so expensive stuff, but the overall food quality would've been better.

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excellent
By july88 of canada (8 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, November 23, 2008 - 5:15pm [Dine in]

amazing. very clean, fast service, and very fresh food. all cooked well, and very nice displayed on the plates. i would recommend it to all. very nicely decorated, depending on what holiday is. an all you can eat worth the money. lots of free parking. even the washrooms are extremelly clean, with plastic covers on the seats.

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If you're looking for quality, go somewhere else..
By mmmm of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, June 2, 2008 - 5:55pm [Dine in]

I wouldn't recommend this restaurant if it was the last all you can eat japanese restaurant on earth.

The service is terrible, it seems as though that they only care about is the seat turnover rate.

The food is not too apetitizing, all the items are pre-made ahead of time in large quantities. (therefore, just sits there until someone decides to order the item)

I don't understand why there is always a long line up to get into this restaurant. There is nothing good to look forward to.

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Not what they used to be!!
By Johnson of Richmond (6 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, May 23, 2008 - 4:08pm [Dine in]

I used to be a regular for all you can eat sushi at Richmond sushi. There used to be long lineups and loads of people waiting just to get in to have all you can eat sushi. The food since has gotten worse. The bbq items are dry and overcooked. The sushi rolls fall apart and the service nowadays are terrible. No smiles from the staff and a very long wait for the drinks. Richmond Sushi better get the act together as competition in Richmond for all you can eat sushi has risen. I don't really come here anymore unless I have to and I wouldn't recommend it. There are other all you can eat Japanese restaurants in town.

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It is OKAY for all you can eat!
By bling of Vancouver (8 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, May 7, 2008 - 10:32pm [Dine in]

Food: The food is decent and good for all you can eat. The chicken teriyaki always has too much fat though.

Service: The owner knows me and my cousins and friends so when he is working, he makes our dining experience better. The servers are quick and efficient at busing and taking our orders.

Ambiance: Big, open spaced restaurant, but in my opinion, it needs a makeover!

*** This is the one restaurant that makes me feel sick and just "ugh" after eating all you can eat, even if I don't eat that much. There are definitely better Japanese restaurants for all you can eat sushi in the lower mainland.

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Expensive Menus
By sushicritic of Burnaby (7 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, May 6, 2008 - 4:27am [Dine in]

This is one of Richmond's old and traditional All you can eat Japanese restaurants. Seems like this place has been around forever.

The place here is actually pretty decent. It has a weird host which makes funny greeting sounds but seems nice. I used to come here as a youngster and this place has changed.

The restaurant is spacious but nowadays has a highly inflated menu while the food quality remains the same. Prices can be as high as $30 per person for dinner all you can eat and lunch prices is like $12. Its simply no longer worth the value.

Service has always been mediocre and sometimes better while the food though consistant in quality not very good presentation wise. Would recommend but try other all you can restaurants around the area. I am sure you can find better quality and better prices.

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Good Place to Fall Back on for Lunch
By reuben of richmond, bc (37 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 2:44pm [Dine in]

Whenever I can't think about a restaurant to go to for lunch, it's Richmond Sushi. Never fails.

I've always been happy with their selection during lunch. Mind you, it's definitely nothing fancy, but for 10 bucks a person, what can I expect. However, freshness is key when serving raw fish, and they don't disappoint. The fish, for the times, I've been there is always fresh! Yea!

My only disapptmt. is the service. It looks like most of the staff aren't happy serving people, or it could be they're overworked. Anyways, the service I've never been impressed with. But as I said before, for 10 bucks a pop, I kind of expected this. On the bright side, I don't tip. hee hee.

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Not what it used to be
By bestofthebest of richmond (5 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, April 23, 2008 - 2:08am [Dine in]

I was in the restaurant on the weekend. Surely this restaurant isn't what it used to be. The service clearly isn't there. I had to wait 15 minutes just to get my soft drink. I think they had forgotten about it. The staff is there for the sake of their job and certainly attitute wise they aren't enthusiastic to serve. The food is decent. The all you can eat menu is getting more and more expensive these days. Its not fine dining and I don't think I want to burn a hole in my wallet for all you can eat.

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Wonderful for a casual outing
By tavi of Vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, February 15, 2008 - 11:17pm [Dine in]

My family and I are regulars--usually partaking in the all you can eat menu. The food is excellent, portions decent, and only once out of the many times I have been here have I thought the service was lacking. Naturally, it's not the same quality or selection as what you would get at a higher end restaurant, but it's outstanding for what it is. Wonderful for a casual meal with family/friends.

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Cheap doesn't mean good
By eatright of Richmond (2 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 1:53pm [Dine in]

The selections are very limited. I have been there on several occassions, and simply can not go back. The hot food is cooked all at once, and you may get it well after its best before date. Nothing worse than a Tempura that is cold, droopy and greasyor soup that is luke warm, pork that is so dried out because it is so overcooked from being so thin, it is like the breading itself with nothing in between. There is hardly any choices in sashimi, and the salmon is farmed. Everything is extra, even a piece of lemon. You are jammed up against the next table, and it is all about turn over, eat and get moving, don't worry about getting comfortable, it won't happen here.

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Used to be my favorite sushi restaurant
By pilipeeno of richmond (3 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - 1:22am [Dine in]

I used to go here for all you can eat almost every friday night for the last 5yrs. The Salmon sashimi was so fresh it would melt in my mouth, the staff was very friendly and made us feel welcome, they would give us mango pudding even if it wasn't on the menu and on occasion give us pitchers of pop. Through the years my cousins and I would meet here to eat and catch up on things, it was great. All that has changed, the salmon is cut smaller, food is not that good, oysters are no longer served in the shell, the service seemed to be cut as well. We asked for our mango pudding once and the manager told us that we would have to pay more. If you gave it to us regularly and then change your mind, don't be rude about it. I don't go there anymore because of the service, they used to be warm but then I realized, it's a business they just wanted us to come back, but I know for sure I won't. It's ok, there are many other sushi restaurants that surpass this one in service and quality of food. Service is important, it's not always about profit. I suggest to management to think about that the next time they sit a customer at a table.

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overall a good time!
By wcollar of Kitsilano (9 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, December 23, 2007 - 4:26pm [Dine in]

my friends and i went here for a birthday celebration and decided to go all you can eat. we didn't order the deluxe all you can eat meal but it was just as good nonetheless! i'm usually not a big fan of japanese food, but the stuff here was really good!

service i admit could be improved. very typical asian restaurant service style: no smiles, quick responses, always look like they're in a hurry. we had a man take our order looking like he was impatient.

it's a pretty good deal if you want decent all you can eat japanese food. for the next birthday celebration, my friends and i will probably go again!

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Awful experience
By saigara of Vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, November 7, 2007 - 1:29am [Dine in]

had an awful experience today at richmond sushi...for their "DELUXE MENU" which is charging $24/person .. .the quality is bad... compared to other all u can eat places...the stuff was not fresh...

even worse was the service... the first guy that took our order.. was a complete mute...he did not say a SINGLE word...even when we asked him a question.. he just stood there.. then walked away.. i was @[email protected]

i really regret going there and would probably never go back...for $24/person i can get much better meals elsewhere..what i regret more is that i actually still gave 5% tips.. shoulda been zero

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