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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 @_@
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
not the best i've seen but it's not too bad. it's hard to get the servers attention not because they have a lot of customers but it seems as if they haven't hired enough people. While most of the food is lacking in taste I absolutely adore their curry coquette.
A good selection for a pretty good all you can eat pricing. However, the oysters and other cooked food were not something you would drool over; stick to sushi and cold food for their late night all you can eats.
FOOD was generally tasty and quantities ordered were actually honoured (unlike Tomokazu) for AYCE. What stood out the most was that although there were vegetarian items available for order, upon hearing that there was a vegetarian at the table (me), the wait staff arranged for the chef to send out special unique items for my sampling pleasure :) Maybe such service enhances flavour but I really enjoyed these pieces as they were seasoned and crafted very nicely :)
SERVICE was wonderful as the staff was accommodating and pleasant and as mentioned before, very attentive to my friend's casual offhand mention that I was a vegetarian.
AMBIANCE was decent, more brightly lit even during late-night. Casual.
Food: The food is delicious. The sushi is made quick, but it still tastes really good. Lots of assortment of sushi and other dishes, like the teryaki chicken and noodles and soups and, believe it or not, salads.
Service: The service is great. Waiters and servers are friendly. You ask them for something, and whether they have it or not, they're still nice about it.
Ambiance: It's a vibrant place buzzing with either large crowds or couples out on a date. It's nice to have a good meal and watch a game on TV. Décor is bright and colorful.
We went to an all you can eat sushi for the first time and it was not bad at all, for what it is. It is not a buffet and it is not a high end sushi bar, so if that's what you are looking for, don't go.
We were a total of three people, this might affect our dining experience here. The more people you are with, the slower the service.
A bit on the pricey side ( 23$ before 9or 10 pm and late night diner is 12 $), but it is relative to how much you can eat. They have 2 prices for the all you can eat, one is cheaper and more limited and the other has a bit more choice.
The new york steak style beef was good, it is really thin, but well cooked and tasty, same foes for the chiken skewers.
The sashimi was good as well as the nigiri sushi. Nothing too extravagant but, fresh, which is the MOST important aspect of eating sushi.
The Agedashi Tofu was mediocre, it didn't come with a lot of sauce and it was too crispy...I gues the consistency of the tofu wasn't correct. The Tempura vegetables were good, a bit too greasy for my tase, but then again, tempura is deep fried!
The mango dessert was GREAT and it is includedi n the menu, so I don't know about any extra charges because I ordered it twice.
SERVICE: fast and efficent( they have these little blackberries so no forgetting the order) our hot meals were hot and our cold meals were fresh. We got there at about 8pm,so by the time it was getting really packed we were leaving, no complains about the service really.
Had the late night all you can eat.
Food - Food was pretty good, not to the level of fine dine sushi, but level was good for all you can eat. oysters taste and size were alright, not so small that you can't even find it in the ocean of cheese in the shell. No Sashimi, just salmon/tune sushi for the all you can eat late night menu.
Service - the waiters' service were alright, not paying much attention to the customers, just want to take down what you want to order and seems like in a hurry to do other things. But food arrived pretty fast, usually within 5 min. after ordering.
Overall - pretty good overall for the all you can eat menu.
I think this restaurant is a bit overly rated. For all you can eat, it's very good and it does the trick. It isn't really Japanese if you happen to be a picky Japanese foodie, or even Japanese for that matter, don't eat here. You won't like it. If you like bulk food, good and fresh and you won't get sick. This is the place. Just remember it does it's purpose which is to feed the hungry stomach and mouths of people wanting something akin to Japanese cuisine.
I know for a fact you can't speak to any of the waitresses there in Japanese. They don't speak Japanese and you can't get Japanese service.
But like I said, it is very good for the all you can eat. In fact I would recommend this place over the other bulk eateries in town.
I have been here a number of times for something to do with "all you can eat". The food is good, get seated fast, and ordering right away. As we are waiting for our food to come, I have noticed that something is always missing and that we have to re order it and then remind the server that we still have not received that item or items. The service is fine, nothing special, not very talkative, I guess because I don't speak the language, or they don't speak English well. Overall it's an okay place just be prepared to wait.
Today is my 11 months with my girlfriend and we decided to give this restaurant a visit. Right when we got in, we were greeted nicely and they gave us adequate amount of time to choose which menu to go with. We end up choosing the deluxe menu, strictly because there was a much larger selection of sashimi/meat. Speaking the truth, it was a little pricey for 1 person to start, but my baby and I was craving for some sushi tonight; and that’s all it matter.
Note: the * are the items that are at limited quantity/ we asked the server if it will be available tonight before getting started as I assumed these are the star items of the menu and they will most definitely give off a “wow” impression. Confirmed by the server, we insisted to try, otherwise we wouldn’t have chosen the deluxe.
We ordered the sashimi to start. Tai, salmon, sockeye, geoduck*, sweet prawns*, tuna, surf clams, black peppered tuna, and beef tataki. Also, the legendary ebi sunomono to get me and my girlfriend' appetite started.
The ebi sunomono was “meh”. I’ve had better for sure. It was bland, too much overcooked noodles, in a bland vinegar dressing.
The food came shortly, immediately I realized the fish seemed very fresh, nice texture, cold enough but not frozen. It tasted really good, the geoduck was crunchy (like pig ear-like texture), but most of the pieces were cut too small to actually taste the sweetness of the geoduck. After a while, the geoduck tasted really nothing but fishy-taste, not the type of “sashimi geoduck” I’ve had at a Chinese restaurant. I was fairly disappointed by the geoduck, because that was one of the main dishes that made me go with the deluxe menu. The sweet prawns were nothing more than just some normal shrimps, nothing special about it, did not taste anything special. The tai sashimi, was a little different from what I usually see. Other places i've had them they looked really white and thinly sliced, but the ones that was served had hints of red and brownish on it. With that said, it still tasted pretty good to me, but my gf said it tasted a little fishy.
I ended up ordering, more beef tataki because it "Wow" me. It was sliced really thin, and it was nicely flavored. It melts in your mouth, it tasted good, but I suggest you ordering 30slices, because it actually taste that good, and they are thinly sliced, so not a lot of meat.
The blackpepper tuna tasted delicious, seared on the outside, raw on the inside, seasoned with black pepper. Isn't it funny how food can taste so much better with pepper? And that brings a question, how come I dont see alot of pepper used in japanese cuisine?
My second batch, I got the Deepfried scallops, tempura, newyork steak on skewer, oyster motoyaki, chicken wings, black cod, halibut.
Im not sure if the scallops are real scallops or the imitation crab-type of of meat. It just didn’t taste like a scallop or had no real flavour to it but deep fried. Tempura was mediocre, a lot of batter on it. New York steak on skewer was not bad, it tasted good, nicely cooked, definitely a flavour punch in this one. Oyster motoyaki and chicken wings, black cod, and halibut all disappointed gravely. Usually the oyster and the chicken wings should be atleast mediocre at any AYCE sushi restaurant, but all I can tell you is, I’ve never tasted a chicken wing as bland as the one I had tonight. I thought the black cod and halibut would give me a kick in flavour, but it was just overcooked/dry. Nothing special about those 2 dishes… but such a shame, because I’ve actually had “black cod, and halibut” before. It’s a shame how they gave those 2 delicious fish a bad taste.
This is one the first AYCE restaurant I’ve been to, that actually lets you order your “all you can eat food without staring you down” when you requests to order more.
Despite the fact, I am not sure if it’s because we ordered the “deluxe menu” and they treat us “extra” polite and always checked up on us by refilling our tea cups. However, based on how much it costs per person, I would be expecting a hell of a meal, and I’d certainly not leave until I’m satisfied. I do wonder, would they treat us the same, if we just went with the basic dinner menu, and mass ordered food, like how i always do. : D
My gf and I really liked the lay out of the restaurant, a tleast for an AYCE. It didn't feel OVERLY PACKED, like Ninkazu sushi. It felt like i can TALK to my GF, we had a nice table, and i was not once distracted by the manager sprinting around the dining room. ( if you've been to Ninkazu you know what i mean).
Overall, I do not think I will return to Richmond Sushi for the deluxe menu, based on the $$$ and the quality of the food. The normal dinner menu, has only salmon and tuna sashimi, and all these rice rolls/cones. I don’t know about you guys, but I do not go to ACYE sushi to eat rice. Aside from the deluxe menu, which is quite expensive, I don’t see what I like about this restaurant that I will return. As title say, get "Deluxe Menu, or Just go Home."
My finace and ahis family introduced me to Richmond Sushi about 6 years ago now and ever since then we have been happy to drive 45 minutes from Langley to enjoy their amazing food!
Through the years we have been happy to drive all that way for their all you can eat menu's. we mostly go for late night though we have been there for lunch and dinner as well. Each time we leave happy and full (sometimes over full). The owner and staff know us by name and what we order because we tend to go atleast once a week. U can see how some people might think that the wait staff (the ones who deliver the food) are rude but that is their job, to deliver the food quickly and not stand and talk to the customers. That is the job of the staff that take your order. We frequently carry on a conversation with at least one over the staff every time we go because they are just so friendly. Sure the decor isn't amazing but that isn't the reason you should be going anyway and who is staring at the ceiling while they are eating anyway. Sometimes i agree it can get a little loud but that is to be expected with any resteraunt, some poeple are just louder then others. WE order the same thing every time that we are there and i can say honestly that there have only been a couple times when i have gotten something that i was't fully happy with and each time they are happy to bring another. The thing i really like the most is that you are seated quickly and the food is delievered even faster then that! The better thing is that because the food is made so frequently it is always hot when it comes to your table.
Over all i would reccomend this resteraunt to anyone and I have over the years. My fiance andi have taken many friends there over the years and gotten each of them hooked on it. I will continue to frequent this resteraunt for years to come!!!
great deal for tons of food, served amazingly fast which made we wonder when the items were made as the place was absolutely packed. food okay price is great, i wouldn't go there for dinner but i would return for another cheap lunch. Service left alot to be desired, they forgot to give us the sunomunno salads, so we had to ask for them,got them last it was the first sunomonno salad that I ever had which I did not actually enjoy.
I've enjoyed coming here for years with friends or with the hubby, or with friends and the hubby. It has an excellent vibe at night and it's usually very clean. if you go for the AYCE after 9 everyone at the table must order it. It really is a bargain at $15 a person.
They have almost every mainstream Japanese food imaginable from Terriyaki to Sushi to tempura and the food is always solid. My favorite is sitting at the bar and watching them making and plating the food. Enjoy with a pitcher of beer or even a Mai Tai. Leave very full and satisfied.
Don't miss this place. The deal is even better at lunch.
I know these restaurant may be a bit pricy for some people, but I say their price isn't that high compare to other restaurants. If you want to eat good value, I would suggest you to eat lunch there, it's cheaper! Dude, their food have good quality and their food is actually a lot better than most of the Japanese restaurants I been to. As long as the price is reasonable, what else can beat "Good Food Quality" for restaurants? I have been to 3 Top Gun Sushi altogether: "Kingsway Sushi" at the intersect of Kingsway and Boundary Road, "Richmond Sushi" on Sexsmith, and "Top Gun Sushi" in New Westminster at the Quay (sadly, it's permanently closed). Trust me, they are good cooks.
We are regulars on Monday nights at Richmond Sushi and we find it is the best we've ever had. Aside from the usual sashimi and sushi they have the greatest BBQ short ribs. We drive for half an hour to get to them but it is worth the ride. The staff is also very friendly and the private booths make you feel very intimate and relaxed.
It's a great eating experience and we recommend it to all our friends.
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