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Richmond Restaurant Reviews
Ninkazu Japanese Restaurant4231 Hazelbridge Way, #205, Richmond
Horrible Restaurant
By ShyaneHe of Richmond , BC, Canada (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 11:05pm [Dine in]

This has got to be the WORST restaurant I have ever eaten at. I go out to eat approximately 4 - 6 times a week, and have enjoyed many different "ALL YOU CAN EAT" restaurants and until tonight I have never been so unsatisfied. First of all, the staff is the worst. They do not greet you when you walk in, nor do they talk to you at all. You have to WAVE down staff to pick up your order. And if you want anything else, good luck! Because you won't get any staff to help you out. Not to mention, they give you a time limit of 1.5 hours to finish. I like to enjoy my time out, and take my time to eat, not rush to finish. I'm paying to eat out, not to be rushed to eat. OH and the servers, GET TO CHOOSE THERE OWN TIP. I'm pretty sure thats for the customer to decide. But I can see why the choose there on tip because the service is horrible. I can't see anyone actually tipping them. I have never been so unpleased in my life with eating out. I will NEVER return to this restaurant again and I advice you just to go somewhere else like Kisha Poppo where the service, food and quality are actually worth the price. Or anywhere else for that matter.

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Ninkazu Japanese Restaurant4231 Hazelbridge Way, #205, Richmond
Not impressed
By CourtChan of Vancouver (4 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, August 13, 2012 - 7:59pm [Dine in]

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!!!

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Ichiro Japanese Restaurant12011 2nd Avenue, #110, Richmond
Asian food night
By ians lesson of Chinatown, BC (2 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, August 10, 2012 - 3:00pm [Dine in]

It was date night and I met a woman at Ichiro. First time and she wanted to be impressed naturally. I'm not sure if the weird menu was scary or alluring; perhaps a little of both. I have driven by this place a couple of times on my way to Steveston, and rarely see cars parked. I was just in one of those crazy moods meeting a different kind of woman so I was going to try something different knowing I prob won't even like it. Well It was the adventure I expected for the night. We waited for quite awhile ( nearly 15 minutes) and there was only one other person in front of us before food came. It was box of dumplings and beef and salad I didn't see the hustle that other places like this usually exhibit. Maybe there was a lot going on with delivery in the kitchen. The place is also a little dingy inside.
The food was okay, not bad and not good mostly weird Asian. I think perhaps with a little effort and some paint this place could improve.

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Watami Japanese Dining House8380 Lansdowne Rd, #170, Richmond
I don't know what the complaint is about...
By yumster of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 3:55am [Dine in]

I usually dine in Vancouver but went down to Richmond to try out the dbox experience in Silvercity in Richmond a couple days ago. A group of my friends (from Richmond) suggested to grab a bite from Watami before the movie. We went in and the young waitress came and seated us right away. She was really friendly, handed us the menu and left us with some time to skim down the menu. It was very quiet, not a lot of customers at the time I went surprisingly (6pm?), and I personally enjoys this kind of atmosphere. The food is alright, above average than most sushi places I've been to and the value for the food is what you pay for so I'm not complaining. A lady sitting by the counter (the manager I assume) came up to us and started a conversation with my friend about his phone case which I find entertaining to watch. She is very friendly and outgoing and not to mention, very humorous. I guess some of her jokes can come off playfully offensive but it has done no harm. Once you start talking to her like a friend, she becomes your friend and you'll find her 'offending' jokes extremely funny.

On a side note, what I really like about this restaurant was that it was very comfortable. The decorations, tv's, and a touch of the nice and cozy feeling when you sit down and eat. I don't know what the other complaints were about but it was a good dining experience for me:) I'll definitely go there again and maybe 'bond' with the manager again haha!

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No. 1 Shanghai Cuisine4200 No. 3 Rd., #120, Richmond
Solid Shanghai cuisine ruined by aloof, borderline rude service
By DaggyDiner of Richmond (2 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 10:49am [Dine in]

I want to address the service in this restaurant right off the bat. There was a disturbing lack of hospitality. This is endemic to many asian cuisine restaurants in town and is often simply accepted as a fact of life. This place hits a new low bar. In my case we went for a BC Day lunch and experienced tasty, competently prepared food but thing that really bothered me was the utterly humourless service.

Nobody looked happy to be working there. The utmost minimum was done to make us feel welcome. The servers never smiled and one in particular was so cold and curt that I felt by the end of the meal that we must have done something to offend her. Perhaps our mere presence as customers was enough for do that! Dishes were dropped at our table with nary a word. They seemed to expect us to shift plates around on the table in order to make room for the next dish instead of, you know, actually doing it themselves. When we requested some leftovers to be packed away, the grumpy server practically snapped at my dad for taking too long to explain what he wanted. This is unacceptable.

Nobody thanked us when the bill was brought to our table. Nobody thanked us when we got up to leave.
Look, if I'm to believe in this day and age the restaurant biz is struggling like the rest of us, I'd like to see them stepping up a bit and at least pretending to make an effort at customer service.

The food is quite good and at fair prices. But we're in Richmond and there are a gaggle of other places that service great food at good prices and where you'll be at least given the time of day.

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Seto Japanese Restaurant8460 Alexandra Road, #155, Richmond
Not sure what to say
By saturn of Richmond (3 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, August 3, 2012 - 11:31pm [Dine in]

I've been here quite a few times in the past 4 months.

Food: Acceptable, but lacks value. The price is WAY too expensive and not worth the quality/quantity of food they provide. Plus, the location it's situated should not be in that price range.

Service: It's ok. If the restaurant is packed, expect to wait a bit more longer. There is this one guy who needs to learn some manners. Putting the tea cups on the table with a LOUD "boom" is unacceptable.

Ambience: It's got some style, and noise level can be a bit too loud during dinner times. I think it's time for them to renovate the place, and stop taping food menus on random walls.

Will I go back again? Probably no, but I won't say a "definite" no.

Will I recommend the place to my friends, family, or co-workers? The answer is "NO".

I recommend phoning the restaurant to reserve a table beforehand. The last two times I was there, people got irritated for waiting 30 minutes for a table. One of the person, who didn't phone in to reserve a table, was just absolutely rude. She stormed out, without saying anything. HELLO!! If you didn't reserve a table, naturally, you'll have to wait! WAKE UP!

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Harold's Bistro & Bar7551 Westminster Hwy, Richmond
Hidden Gem in Richmond
By gr8martini of vancouver (9 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 4:08pm [Dine in]

As a rule, I avoid chain hotel restaurants. They tend to be overpriced and low quality, especially unbranded one-offs like Harolds. But Harolds is the exception. Someone in the kitchen seems to actually care - the food is well preparred and good quality. Try the hungarian goulash on fettucini, Lamb shank or the rueben on rye with sauerkraut. hot dog is pretty good too, add chili or pulled pork. Not the cheapest place in town but decent value for the quality you get. Drinks seem a bit pricey. Decent bar food too - huge wings. The best part is the courtyard patio in the summer. Its full of trees and flowers near the pool, so you feel like you're on holiday and its quiet. Also, say Hi to Harold, the restaurants namesame if you see him,. He's there every day by himself usually sitting in a window. You can't miss him because his picture is all over the place.

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Flying Beaver Bar & Grill4760 Inglis Drive, Richmond
Go for the location and ambience - not for great food or service
By gr8martini of vancouver (9 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 3:59pm [Dine in]

No complaints from me - this is a fun place. Watch the seaplanes take off and enjoy the air terminal atmophere. Sure the service can be on the slow side, and the food is average, but they are friendly enough and I've never really had a terrible experience. I've been going for years and there's no place like it Richmond. There are really much worse choices for pubs.

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Moxie's Classic Grill3233 St Edwards Dr, Richmond
Best Moxies in metro vancouver
By gr8martini of vancouver (9 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 3:55pm [Dine in]

Love the lounge here. Solid talent, good apps, quick service. Also a the patio is one of the few in Richmond you get sun on, but the view is basically the highway and parking lot, but it'll do. Good appys and usually have some kind of rotating feature menu and daily drinks.

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Tramonto8811 River Rd., Richmond
Great high end dining in Richmond
By gr8martini of vancouver (9 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 3:47pm [Dine in]

Been here twice now. Both times delivered a solid food, atmophere and service experience. Yes it's pricey, but no more than what you would pay downtown Vancouver. This is definately for a special occaision. Steve the waiter is worth requesting - he's a pro. Crabcake appy was great. So was the gnocchi. Another member of our party had Wagyu beef - good, but not worth the extra money. Nice to have an quality upscale italian style restaurant in Richmond.

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River Rock International Food Court8811 River Road, Richmond
Mistaken food to be asian...lol
By Huge of Surrey (116 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 1:46pm [Dine in]

Went here for a bite to eat before the Price is Right show and what a mistake. I chose the beef brisket with rice and what a mistake that was. It is a poor excuse for Asian food in this food court. Not only is it overpriced for what you get, it was bland and small. I wish we went outside of this area and found a real Asian restaurant. I would not eat the Asian food there again and would try something like the burgers instead...if it came to that. I would not recommend the Asian food as there are far better places in that area for much cheaper.

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Ninkazu Japanese Restaurant4231 Hazelbridge Way, #205, Richmond
Very little selection, poor quality food
By chrys of Richmond (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 10:05am [Dine in]

I should have known better when I saw that the price is only $10.95 per person for lunch. Little selection does not neccessarily equate to poor quality food though, so I gave it a try. I was very disappointed. The restaurant lacked ambience which was reflective in the presentation of their food. Most of the items on the lunch menu were deep-fried or greasy foods (e.g., katsu, tempura, gyoza, agedashi..etc.). We tried most of the rolls on the menu, including the Alaska roll, BC rolls and dynamite rolls. They were poorly put together and thinly sliced, so they fell apart as soon as we tried to pick them up with our chopsticks. It didn't help that there was LETTUCE in all the rolls. (Who puts lettuce in sushi maki?) What they claimed to be gyoza was actually a Chinese dumpling with pork annd ginger. The only thing I was somewhat pleased with was the scallop handroll. I would never go back to this restaurant again though.

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Shady Island Seafood Bar & Grill3800 Bayview Street, #112, Richmond
Terrible frozen food
By Limoguy of Langley (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, July 23, 2012 - 11:36am [Dine in]

I went here with my fiancé yesterday to have FRESH seafood but instead had FROZEN over battered cod and cold fries. My fiancé had a oil soaked oyster burger that She didn't finish as it was making her feel sick. Do not go to this place if you want fresh or good food. I wouldn't go here again if it was free!

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Fogg 'N' Suds10720 Cambie Rd, Richmond
16 flavours of wings
By beerlover2 of Richmond , BC (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, July 21, 2012 - 7:18am [Dine in]

Went into Fogg n' Suds this Thursday to find out that they now have 16 flavors of wings, the dry rubs were excellent I had the Ragin Cajun, Spicy, but no to hot. Dry rubs are awesome cause they are not messy or sticky. I had a few of there mirco brews I believe they have a selection of over a 140 beers. The server was knowledgeable, attentive &cute!

All & all a great night! Highly recommended

Beerlover

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Jumbo Sushi Japanese Restaurant6648 No. 3 Road, Richmond
Jumbo Sushi still offers the best specialty rolls in town...both for quality and CHEAP prices.
By reuben of richmond, bc (37 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, July 20, 2012 - 10:44am [Take-out]

This is the 2nd time I've been here, and Jumbo still remains my favorite sushi place in the entire Lower Mainland.

Since new managment has taken over, this place still continues to improve. New specialty rolls, such as, the "earthquake" continues to be created. This adds to their other popular rolls ~ red roll, caterpiller roll, canuck roll, etc. Quality of rolls...always been top notch fresh, with the chef...taking considerable care to create them.

Bonus: Specialty rolls are priced cheap to reasonable.( from $3.95 to $7.95 for the most unique) ..making frequent trips to this place affordable.

Also, if you get the Richmond community newspaper, THE REVIEW, coupon for "buy one, get one for 1/2 price...are frequently published. USE the coupon....you'll be laughing in delite due savings and nice tiggle in your taste buds!

If you decide to eat here, stick with the specialty rolls.... this is where they shine.

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Flying Beaver Bar & Grill4760 Inglis Drive, Richmond
HORRIBLE Service
By AlisonI of Richmond, BC, Canada (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, July 20, 2012 - 9:32am [Dine in]

I made a reservation and arrived on time with half of my party. The other half was on a delayed SeaAir flight and were going to be 20 minutes late. We ordered drinks for the entire party and two appetizers in anticipation of their arrival. Upon their plane landing (we could see them de-planing on the dock behind us), the manager came over and told us that he was taking away our second table because our entire party wasn't there and they have a "15-minute rule". We argued that we could not control a flight delay, that we had ordered for the entire group in their absence and that they were visible walking up the dock to the restaurant (30 seconds away). The manager still said that he was taking our table. We were flabbergasted with this appalling service and pleaded that he just wait for 30 seconds until our Grandmother could make it with the rest of our family up the dock to our tables (she's in a wheelchair). He still said no and said that "if our guests were going to be there, they would have been there by now." All of us are very frequent guests and we all removed our Frequent Beaver cards from our wallets, put them on the table and walked out. I will NEVER go here again, NEVER refer anyone to this establishment again and will tell everyone I know our horrific story of a restaurant that I used to love. Terrible management decision Flying Beaver.

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Jade Seafood Restaurant8511 Alexandra Road, Richmond
Excellent choice
By foodcritic2012 of Richmond , BC, Canada (2 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, July 16, 2012 - 8:46am [Dine in]

I've been to Jade numerous time and each visit is a wow, Food and Service are always great. It's worth the price. The waiters are good and professional. When they recommend food, it's always the best. I always bring my family there and whenever we have guests coming, Jade is always the first in my mind. Keep going because for all these years, they've been topnotch for me. :-)

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Hog Shack3900 Bayview Street, #160, Richmond
Horrible service. Food just OK.
By Shazzy of Richmond (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, July 15, 2012 - 3:57pm [Dine in]

Ate here for lunch with some friends. Walked in the door and was not even acknowledged. Finally a young girl looked at us but couldn't even force a smile. Finally got seated. Service was slow..food was just okay. Nothing to rave about. Won't be going back. I'll stick with Memphis Blues.

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Richmond Sushi8388 Capstan Way, #1488, Richmond
Been going here for years
By Dfindlay of Langley, BC. (3 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, July 15, 2012 - 2:10pm [Dine in]

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!!!

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Fisherman's Boot Cafe12740 Trites Road, Richmond
Fishermans Boot Cafe
By Gafar of Steveston BC (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, July 14, 2012 - 11:32am [Dine in]

This place really takes you back in time. It is located in Steveston inside the gates of a commercial fishing marina (or pond) and is open to the public. If you like dinners, grease, good food with tons of atmosphere and some real personalities around the tables you'll love the Fisherman's Boot. From the ripped seats to the book exchange and the friendly chatter of Penny the owner this "hole in the wall" has really endeared itself to us.

Expect a wholesome but very limited menu. Nothing over $8.00. Breakfast and sandwiches are their specialty. All day big breakfast for $6.00 including coffee. The interior hasn't been renovated since the 60's or early 70's but that is one of the things that makes this place special.

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