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Strawberry Cones Pizza & Pasta

4151 Hazelbridge Way, Unit 3180
Richmond, BC V7E6N1
Tel: (604) 295-6693
Neighbourhood: Trites
  • Cuisine: Fast food, Pizza
  • Price: $$ ($15 - $30)
  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Strawberry Cone was established in 1983. It has been serving pizza lovers with great taste, with over 200 locations in Japan. Now, it's here in Richmond, BC.

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Unusual pizza
By sweethot of lower mainland (162 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, October 31, 2009 - 5:29pm [Dine in]

Located next to fellow Japanese-chain Beard Papa's at Aberdeen Mall, Strawberry Cones offers unusual pizza flavours. The other reviews mention waits, but I opted for their pizza by the slices. They come in various flavours and cost $2.95 which is fair in my opinion as it's something unusal. They offer combo's but unfortunately there is no combo deal for two slices of pizza. The crust is different here, it's lighter as well as being more bread-like, I also found it to be less greasy & heavy than pizza hut but it was still crisp. I liked the crust. I tried the Hokkaido Potato Tuna slice and it was different reminding me almost of a tuna sandwich but it was still tasty. I love potato on my pizza, especially Boston Pizza's perogy pizza. They can probably go heavier on the toppings but it was still good. It's a decent sized slice, and they cut it into two smaller slices. I remember having weird fast-food Asian style at the Pizza Hut in Thailand so this food wasn't too unfamiliar with me. The frozen seafood mix used at these fast food places aren't the best quality so I would recommend skipping the seafood. This place is worth trying as it offers unusual tastes.

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This is only a snack
By hungryjo of Vancouver (175 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, February 13, 2009 - 1:32pm [Dine in]

You should not order this when you're hungry. They said it's going to take 15 mins but we had to wait 25-30mins for one pizza, that can only feed one person. If you share it, you'll leave feeling unsatisfied and ripped off. It's about $8 per pizza and for that price, I could get a bowl of noodles,a drink and still have some money left for dessert.
It's a good one time experience but I wouldn't go again.
As for taste, it's good but maybe b/c they put mayo in it. There isn't much topping though. This food is for fun only, not to feed a tummy.

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Not impressed
By cherrybomb143 of Surrey, bc (218 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, January 17, 2009 - 10:09pm [Dine in]

I was really looking forward to trying a different kind of pizza but after waiting in line for 10 min, then another 15 min. to get my pizza (which I think is kinda long for food court food), I was disappointed to bite into a small, oily pizza with a very plain crust (reminded me of the baking soda crust I made in highschool's cooking class). I tried the potato and sausage pizza, the sausage which turned out to be (drum roll....) a sliced-up hot dog.

As for value, at first glance I thought the prices were fairly reasonable. Then I realized that their small pizza is actually only 8" and their medium is 10".... basically, one size down from normal pizza places (a small everywhere else I've been is 10" not 8", and a medium should be 12") Their per slice deal is also a very small slice.

Won't be back.

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Just a rip off, a hype, whatever you name it
By lovingfood of Kerrisdale (90 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, January 4, 2009 - 3:16am [Dine in]

My friend insisted he had to try it, so we went along.

There's nothing new with putting non traditional pizza ingredients on a dough to make a fusion pizza. California Pizza Kitchen started doing that long long time ago. The only differences are that California Pizza Kitchen is actually cheaper than Strawberry Cone, and California Pizza is a real restaurant and Strawberry Cone is just a lame food court joint. What a shame.

Strawberry Cone is really just a hype to rip off chinese customers who seem to be always fond of or curious about Japanese import. It's really nothing special.

Food: Small portion, really small. It can only fill up a child. It doesn't even use a real pizza oven like California Pizza or other respected pizza places. It uses a commercial toaster oven. For god's sake, you could use a toaster oven to bake a Delissio pizza (DiGiorno in USA) yourself at home.

Everyone knows oven makes a huge difference when it comes to making a pizza because of heat distribution. California Pizza uses wood ovens and it's still cheaper than Strawberry Cone. How does Strawberry Cone justify itself for its expensive mini pizzas?

The medium pizza Strawberry Cone has here is small or individual pizza at any other pizza places.

Fusion pizzas still don't taste as good as traditional pizzas, doesn't matter which store it is. There's something about those traditional ingredients and pizza dough, they just work well together. Frankly, none of the fusion pizzas I had have memorable taste or give me cravings. They are all forgettable.

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Does Not Belong In Fast Food Court
By Spelunca of Vancouver (45 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 8:30pm [Dine in]

Preamble: ordering a pizza to share with the g/f

Food: so the taster pizza is split up into four flavors with a mochi crust. I believe two of the four was downright horrible (tuna and sausage) while one was passable and the last one pretty good.

Service: not much to say about this. They did semi-apologize for the half an hour that I waited

Value: half an hour wait for an expensive pizza that promised Asian flavors but delivered something..else..

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Not my kind of pizza
By hellothere of Richmond (15 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 9:25pm [Dine in]

I've always liked pizza. So when I heard of Strawberry Cones, I was excited. The pizza had such unusual toppings, such as lobster, tuna, and mayonnaise. My family and I tried the hokkaido potato tunna and teriyaki mochi chicken. The potato tuna one was very...oily. And messy. It tasted really odd with all the mayo potato egg salad as the sauce. The mochi chicken was better, not as greasy and messy. I liked the imomochi toppings. Would I come back? Well, maybe only for the teriyaki mochi chicken pizza.

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Good place
By steph84 of Vancouver, BC (10 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, January 11, 2009 - 1:37pm [Dine in]

My boyfriend and I visited this food court restaurant on Friday January 10 at 130pm.

There was a long line up with people waiting for their orders (about a 20 minute wait per order)

I ordered a small 1/2 moshi terriyaki chicken, 1/2 spicy hanero sausage pizza. It came with a side of shredded seaweed, pizza spice and hot pepper sauce.

The flavour of the terriyaki was a little too sweet for my liking but it was an interesting combination. The crust was nicely cooked, there was an adequate amount of cheese and toppings.

The price was a little high since other places in the food court sell their items for a couple dollars less and you get more.
I would try this place again because it was a fine place for pizza.

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Dreadful and sorry excuse for food...even for food court standards
By foodygoody73 of Richmond (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, December 13, 2009 - 9:55pm [Dine in]

Went recently (Dec 2009) with my GF.

Anyone who knows me or talks to my GF will know that I am not picky about food, but this latest experience was plain dreadful. If they keep this up, I can confidently say this place will close down sooner rather than later..unless they are being financially propped up by the Hutchison empire

Ordered the Meat Lovers pasta combo which came with Creme corn soup as well as a slice of the deluxe pizza for filler.

Pasta was passable, but the canned meat was half cooked. There were a few pieces of fatty bacon like meats on top that was less than half cooked. I didn't dare touch them. Pasta sauce tasted like the bottled sauces I buy in the Safeway and heat up at home.

Creme corn soup tasted ok, except..it was half heated. First few spoonfuls were warm enough, but as I dug in deeper, the soup was cold in the middle on downwards. Very dissappointing considering any microwave job could've done an adequate job heating it up

On to the slice of pizza...worst I ever tasted. Pizza was rock hard and meat ingredients up top looked like it was at least a day old. What's wrong with the heat lamps, or the pizza toaster? I could've done a better job at Safeway with a DiGiorna and heated it up in my oven at home..

Sad...sorry excuse for food at this joint

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Not worth it, IMHO
By moomoo55 of Vancouver (20 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, January 2, 2009 - 11:54pm [Dine in]

... went on Jan 2/09 - it's located at the Aberdeen Centre Food Fair... (so no ambiance either.. what can you say, it's in a friggin food court!)

around $8 - 12 a pizza. HOLY COW, they're small. They use a 10" box for the pizzas, but they seem even smaller - and that's MEDIUM. I've been to many pizza places - these so-called Medium pizzas are very small compared to Pizza Hut / Panago.

had one with salmon and onions. They have very different varieties - not your usual Tomato Paste / Pepperoni fixings - they have all sort of other varieties. However, you CANNOT pick and choose. On the menu they have around 10 - 15 pizzas. When we went, they only had 4 available. So even if you see something on the menu, you might not be able to order it. They don't do custom pizzas.

They fresh-make the pizza - spread out the dough, put it in a machine to flatten it out, and put the ingredients all right in front of you - then bake it in one of those Quizno's style ovens.

Nothing special - other than the toppings are unusual. (Teriyaki Chicken as a topping?) However, IMHO, really can't justify the pizza at $13.50 (tax included).

Pastas are around $5 or so - really pathetic, actually. Not even a mound of noodles - just a handful of noodles, with maybe a few thin slices of chicken, or 3 shrimp. Can't justify paying $5 - $6 for pasta like that.

Try once, at least say you had the experience, then fall back to good ol' Bella Pizza or Pizza Hut. Or unless you REALLY have a pizza craving at Aberdeen and can't wait to go to somewhere else.

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Seriously, nothing special~
By schweetb of Burnaby (11 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, January 13, 2009 - 5:12pm [Dine in]

So there's another japanese infused trend that's taken place at Aberdeem. Of course just like every other curious food lover, my boyfriend and I went out over the weekend to try out this new food craze.

To my amazement, we couldn't place our pizza order until 6pm...not sure why they have that procedure, but we were interested to trying out regardless so we hung around the mall. When we were able to, we order half hokkaido tuna and potato and half premium lobster pizza plus the fishermen's pasta. The wait time for everything was approximately 25mins.

The pizza - the crust was chewy and crunchy...the texture wasn't too bad. The toppings, definately something different and not your 'typical' pizza topping. But overall it was just, mediocre. The tuna and potato pizza tasted like a sandwich toppings baked on flat bread...and the lobster pizza tasted like some sort of creamy pasta sauce slathered on the crust. Neither tasted bad....but it didn't taste good either.

The fisherman's pizza was definately a regret for us to have ordered. The shrimp and squid was bland and tasteless...the marinara sauce that's usually red was brownish looking and clumpy. The pasta tasted something like left over pasta that's been sitting in ur fridge over night and you've just microwaved it back up.

Overall....we wouldn't try it again....but people should try it out for yourselves and make your own call on it.

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It's not that bad... just different.
By daiKK of Richmond BC (3 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, February 17, 2009 - 10:10pm [Dine in]

Well I tried their pizza twice on two separate days and I found both to be pretty decent, at least I like them. I tried the one with tuna and the one with Camembert cheese and smoked salmon, both very tasty. Especially the Camembert cheese and smoked salmon pizza... the way the cheese melt was so heavenly! I ordered this one with the Mexican spicy sausage (you can order a pizza with split toppings), and the Camembert and salmon easily top the Mexican spicy sausages. To be honest the Mexican spicy sausages were not that great, but the Camembert and salmon was so insanely beautiful!

My friends tried the pasta, which was pretty boring. Pass.

The down side is that the preparation time is kind of long. The smart thing to do is to order, then walk around and go back. Standing there to wait for it is plain stupid.

I heard some pretty rude comments about Strawberry Cones when I was lining up... come on! It's just different then the old pizza joint around the corner that you are used to. It's fancier and more expensive, so what? That's what makes it stand out. At least I will go back and order the Camembert and salmon again and again and again...

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Not worth the money
By theonlyalmond of Richmond (5 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, January 4, 2009 - 4:18am [Dine in]

The signs and brochures of Strawberry Cones were quite impressive. The very attractive menu and graphics made the actual food just that much more disappointing.

my boyfriend and I ordered a seafood spaghetti which looked fantastic in the picture. It tasted worse than our own cooking and it was tiny.

It's really a shame. With such great marketing materials already in placed, if the food were anywhere close to average, i think Strawberry Cone would be a popular spot at the Aberdeen food court.

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Wonderful experience
By erica1285 of richmond, Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, January 5, 2009 - 5:06am [Dine in]

I went to Strawberrycones on Jan 03 at Aberdeen center. I was amaze by long line up, i bet is because they had only open for 2 weeks and people wanna try it out, so me and my bf waited in the line up. We ordered the Salmon & Camembert cheese pizza which cost me about $13.50 ( a bit expensive compare with other pizza chain) and the Fisherman pasta. The taste was extraordinary, i was amaze the pasta was not over cooked like those chinese place i used to go. I will definately go there again and try the Teriyaki chicken pizza.

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