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.
The place isn't all that nice but for some reason, there's always a lot of people, specially on the weekend. The food is pretty good. The service is ok. There's not a lot of parking so you'll either have to park on the other side of the plaza or wait for a few minutes. It's pretty pricey here too, hence the title of this review.
Beware of the imitation seafoods they have. We all know crab is usually imitated but Tilapia but do you know how they are raised? It's disgusting! Also, the other fish they have such as Tuna, Salmon and scallops. They could all be imitated or severely poor cuts of other fish to keep costs down and profits up.
I do not trust this owner, unfortunately people in North America are not as educated...
I do NOT recommend this place.
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.
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.
I read a few reviews here a few nights ago and decided to give it a try with my dad. We went there at about 9:30, and they took names down for the late night menu crowd. I thought it was quite professional of them having this type of system so it gives their employees a break, and it shows to me that they're taking their jobs seriously. Although the food is about average "all you can eat" quality, their service was well better than others! We had only one waitress in our area and she kept asking for tea refill and if we wanted to order more. As well, I noticed that for our seating area there are 2 servers that serves the food so thei waitress wouldn't have to work so hard. Food = okay. Service = well beyond any other all you can eat places i've been to
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.
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.
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.
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
I used to frequent this place back when I lived in Richmond. I must agree that their late night AYCE is a good way of filling up with out emptying out your wallet. However, my hubby and I decided to visit this place again the other night and I must say that the ambiance alone is enough to make me not want to go back. I don't think much has changed with the restaurant in the last few years, but having been exposed to better quality sushi (ie. Iki Sushi), I can't justify going back to this place.
We had the Deluxe All You Can Eat and with HST and tip, our bill was $70. For that amount of money, my husband and I could have had better sushi somewhere else where the service and ambiance is top notch. We were seated next to the bar and we can see them cleaning their bar glasses and such, and they also had a cart full of dirty dishes right in front of the bar. I don't know about the rest of the patrons, but when I am eating (especially raw fish), I don't exactly want to see servers cleaning bar ware as well as having dirty dishes and food waste staring at me. The place just feels outright dirty and just not the right place for me.
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.
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.
I think Richmond Sushi is great for lunch or a late night dinner. The price is decent and food isn't too shabby either.
For people who complain about warm sushi, have you ever made it before? Sometimes there isn't time to wait for the rice to cool down. And it sucks that some of you have had some bad food, but it happens.
I think people should try it because I've been there so many times and have yet to had bad food or service.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Richmond Sushi is definitely a decent all you can eat restaurant. Food is what you expect for 13.95, and service is decent too. Some of the manager's are amazingly friendly! Service was decent as well. You just have to make sure you flag the servers down to order more, as they can get pretty busy with the amount of customers. If you're looking for a cheap AYCE sushi restaurant, definitely check out Richmond Sushi.
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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