This was my first time at the River Rock Buffet and I loved it. There were many food choices (could have been a few more meat choices) but the food was excellent and Uncle Willy's does not measure up to this place it all.
The service my mother and I received was amazing and the staff seem to mind everyones table because we did not need to wait for our server at all. As soon as a server saw me looking around the room someone was
at my table asking if we needed anything. My table was cleared of plates, drinks topped up and I had a great experience.
For the money this is incredible and I normally go to the Keg but not any more! For $29.99 I am able to have salad, desert, dinner, pop, coffee or tea and if I wanted an extra something it is included and I do not have to wait 30-45 minutes for my food! Where else can you go and have 10 crab legs if you wanted? They even warmed up butter for us!
We have had food from here before and it's been great. However this time the food was horrible. It smelled sour and tasted even worse. We wondered how old it was. The service was nothing to write home about. We called to complain and the person said it was cooked to order, but I definitely don't believe it. Especially when they said it would take 45 minutes to deliver yet we got it within 20 minutes. (we live at least 20 minutes away from the restaurant.) We definitely won't be returning.
We had a great F&C experience at the Pajos on the wharf a couple months ago so we decided to spend one of the possibly last sunny Saturdays at Garry Point Park enjoying a F&C lunch in the park. We got to the concession about 11:30 and grabbed a table in the sun overlooking the river beach. Ordered 2 large cod F&C for $30. While I was collecting our condiments for the table I could see the cook in the back had stockpiled several fryer baskets with precooked cod and sure enough, our order came up much too quickly to be fresh fried. Not a good omen.....
The fries were okay but dry and needed vinegar and ketchup and the fish didn't have the crispy light batter we enjoyed previously at the wharfside PAJOs. Smoking guns for pre-fried food re-heated. Still edible but disappointing after our previous experience down the dock. I can appreciate they want to try and keep ahead of the crowd but pre-cooking F&C should be a cooks sin punishable by boiling oil immersion.
Ordered a number of sushi rolls and discovered a bone in two different pieces of Toro. Both bones were 1.5 cm long and the thickness of a round toothpick. We were surprised to find bones because the fish had a pasty consistancy, like it had been ground up. We were unable to finish the miso as it was too salty and had an odd flavour. Would not return. Would not reccomend unless you like your sushi bone-in.
We had dinner at the American Grille last evening on our way home from the airport. They validate parking in their parking lot for 2 hours. You just give your license number to the hostess. The ambiance is that of a typical hotel coffee shop. It’s a nice room but it is not meant for fine dining by any means, no linen on the tables and the décor is just that of a nice upscale coffee shop.
The service was very good considering how busy they were. We had a glass of wine each while we perused the menu. A basket of nice hot baquettes was brought to the table. They were really good and the butter was soft. A lovely start to dinner. My husband and I shared the mussels in white wine reduction with garlic, onions & tomatoes. They were served with fries. The mussels were very good but they were not as flavorful as some mussels I’ve had. For entrees I had the rack of lamb. I requested the lamb medium rare and it was cooked to perfection. The lamb was so juicy and had a wonderful taste. The sauce was just perfect and did not overwhelm the lamb. It was a full rack of 8 and extremely good value at $28.00. My husband ended up eating about 1/3 of my lamb as there was so much of it. My husband had the smoked sable fish with honey miso glaze served with fingerling potatoes and baby bok choy. It was perfectly cooked. For dessert we shared a dessert that consisted of ice cream, chocolate syrup, lemon curds & meringue, bananas, whipped cream and nuts. Truly decadent.
A lovely evening and a good stop to or from the airport.
The food was great. They have some speical rolls and suishi that other suishi place doesn't have. I will recommend their signature roll. The watiress was surprisingly friendly, and price is alright. Got 10% off and free ice-cream using the qooway card. Who can say no to ice-cream? The ambiance was acceptable, nothing fancy, but I only care about the food. Will go more often for sure!
Came here with 6 other people. We ordered beef tongue, takoyaki, fried fish, salmon pizza (that other reviewers rave about) and a bunch of other items. The place is owned and run by Chinese people (it's Richmond after all) so it lacked the genuine Japanese izakaya feeling.
The portions are quite small. Although considering its a izakaya it's not too surprising. The salmon pizza was not as great as you think it is. It's just crunchy pizza dough topped with California roll fillings and a piece of salmon sashimi. I admit it was tasty but nothing out of ordinary.
We ordered the lobster deluxe roll for $20. It tasted bitter and lacked any flavor. Presentation was nice but the taste didn't follow up to how it looked.
The place is very nice though, with decor that resembled a high class Japanese restaurant. It has lighted floors. giant TV's and comfy chairs.
There's always a waitress/waiter on the floor but it was a bit difficult to get their attention (maybe because we sat at the corner of the restaurant.)
Bill came up to be around $120. Not bad but not all of us were satisfied or full.
The service was good, the waitress was really surprised someone walked in though.
Anyways, my girl friend and I got attracted by the $11.99 all you can eat poster and we so we thought we would give it a try.
That was the worst decision we ever made, and I walked out regretting not looking at any reviews beforehand.
When we first walked in, we thought the chef was a Japanese, BUT, the moment he opened his mouth, our first impression of the restaurant was already heading to the negative side. He spoke full standard Mandarin Chinese and so was everybody else serving.
Anyways, we still thought that should't matter much, we were just a bit disappointed.
Then we looked at the all you can eat menu,
2 pcs max salmon/tuna sashimi per person, WTF? ALL YOU CAN EAT?
Other food on the menu were just basic stuff, nothing special to choose. (ie. cucumber maki, tuna maki etc.)
SO, from all you can eat, we switched to ordering meals instead.
The price were not cheap, we ordered a sushi combo + box set, costed us $24.
In the sushi combo, it had 1 salmon nigiri, 1 scallop, tuna maki, ebi, tobiko, and tako (which I just realized they didn't even serve it while writing this review!!!)
***** I have to emphasize this part with the *, the nigiris had rice bigger than any other all you can eat places you can ever imagine, the rice was HARD, I can tell they were not sushi rice. This was the first ever, I had to leave out a piece of rice from ordering not from all you can eat, EPIC. The tuna maki, rice was hard again, seaweed was unchewable, I still can't believe it.....They color of the tuna/salmon/hokkigai was weird, I am writing this review in the washroom with a diarhea, and we just finished eating 2 hrs ago.
My girlfriend had the boxset, again, the taste/color of the sashimi was weird, the chicken teriyaki was cold and horrible, the tempura was not even crunchy, the california roll we didn't even want to finish it.
Overall, if this place can give negative scores out of 10, this place definitely deserves -10. HOLY F****.
If anyone still decides to visit this place after reading this review, may God bless you. Best of Luck.
Honestly, I can make better sushi than this place by watching youtube.
I have heard from many local stevestonites about how great Caesar's Brunch is, so I thought I’d give it a try.
Honestly, I was hoping for a buffet, however when I arrived I found out quickly that they do not offer a buffet. But I decided to give it a shot anyways. I ordered their traditional eggs benedicts, my mother had the French toast and my grandpa had their spinach omelets. At first I thought the food was taking a bit too long but when the food came I realized why. The portions of our meals were very large. The benedicts and omelets came with a ton of fresh delicious fruit, and home made potatoes. The French toast was covered with slices of strawberries, bananas, and blueberries. You can tell they spent an extra few minutes to present each dish spectacularly. I guarantee you a plate like this anywhere else would be double the price. So yes to answer my question, I do think Caesars has the best brunch in town.
I have been coming to Caesars for quite some time now and I have to say it is always a pleasure. I took a glimpse at what others have written about Caesars and as someone who has worked in the industry for a long time I have a few things I’d like to say. I order their pizza almost once a week. And when I see people complaining about the price of their pizzas it makes me realize how naive some people you can be when it comes to costs of food. When you take a bite of their pizza, you know their crust is homemade and fresh. As well as the amount of products they put on their pizza is how a pizza should be made. When they say it has ham and pepperoni, you will find each item covering the entire pizza and not just spread around. Sure you can go to browns for a $14 pizza or order a pizza from dominos, but the amount of toppings you find on their pizza is equivalent to two slices at Caesars. Plus I am stuffed of a small Caesars masterpiece (my favorite) and I could easily take down a large pepperoni from Dominos.
First time to Guu. People say it's good so decided to try the Richmond location since it's close to where I live. Wasn't busy but friend and I got seated at bar. At least two tables were open but had to specifically ask for a table. Ordered two bento boxes. Went to use washroom but it was outside of the restaurant. Got lost on the way back through the labrynth. Ended up coming back to the front entrance. My friend's bento box finally arrived after 30 min wait. My bento box arrived after another 10 min wait. Food was terrible. My chicken tasted like it was microwaved and left out in the open for hours. Salad was very watery. Roll was falling apart. My friend's prawn tempura was cold and soggy instead of hot and crispy. Portions were tiny. Still felt hungry afterwards.
My friend told me the downtown location was the total opposite and actually quite good. I will never go back to this location.
Went for a birithday lunch. It was a very sunny day so decide to sit on the patio. We shared a butter nut squash soup which was excellent. I had the short rib benny and my friend had steak. Both were very good. Service was excellent and very enjoyable. We also had the bread pudding which was good as they had run out of other desserts. I will go back. Parking was bit hard to find as Stevenston is busy on sunny days. The patio was full and not sure if there many people sitting inside the restaurant. This place is not a cheap place but you do get value for money.
I would have to say that ths is probably the closest to authentic you can get for a non authentic Japanese restaurant. I wouldn't say this is an izakaya though. The food is fresh and delicious. I can tell there is a lot of care in the preparation. The Kamikaze roll is to die for, the combination of of ally the ingrdients go so well together and I love the fact that they roast the sesame seeds- it really makes a difference in the taste. The owner lady is nice but the only thing is that the place is quite small and sometimes gets quite loud with groups of people playing drinking games and being rowdy. One of our favorite late night spots for great sushi.
Do not go here!!!!! My family was harassed by the owner for having a groupon. The over all attitude was SO BAD that we walked out . First time I've ever walked out of any establishment with my wife and 3 kids. Terrible way of doing business, at one point she said that there are no tables for 5 people!
It was a warm sunny Saturday so we decided to drive down to Steveston for a walk and a fish & chips lunch at the docks. Of course I first perused the Dinehere reviews for F&C in Steveston and saw middlin' to good reviews for Pajos so we aimed our sights at their wharf-side location. It was just before noon and there was no line-up to order so it took about 15 minutes to get our order of two large cod F&C and a bottled water ($32). The cone-cup dishes were novel and would be a challenge to eat from if you couldn't find space at one of their picnic tables with special holes in them for the cups, but we found a nice table up on the dock in the sun. Tartar sauce, lemon wedges and ketchup could all be gathered at the take-out counter and there were vinegars and salt on the tables.
Wife and I were very impressed with the quality of the food. The cod fish was deliciously moist and lightly battered in an almost tempura style batter, very crispy without being oily. The chips were double fried, crispy on the outside and fluffy potato goodness inside. The condiments weren't even necessary, we enjoyed the fish and chips so much. I was starting to get a little jealous at my wife's pleasurable moans. It was truly just the way F&C are supposed to be. We would have had seconds; our mouths said yes but our tummies said no friggin' way. Combined with the sun and location, we both agreed they were the best we've had since York, England a dozen years ago. The place was starting to get busy as we left so we were glad to have stopped in a bit early. We'll definitely go back soon.
I think one reason F&C places like Pajos and others can have such mixed reviews is traffic volumes. If you go when they are very busy (i.e. big line-ups), I think they have problems keeping their oil temperatures hot enough while cooking order after order, and that leads to a soggy, oily, not so crispy product. If you go before the big lunch rush like we did, you'll get peak quality. Makes a big difference.
Have ordered from this place before. Last night was told it would be rfeady in 10 to 15 min. When my daughter arrived to pick the food on her way home from work she had to wait another 40 MINUTES so it was an hour after I placed the order. Apparently only 2 people working, but then give a reasaonable estimate of time!!. Also the Panang curry was much blander than usual, the papaya salad way too sour and the mixed vegies so so.
No offer of anything to compensate for the ridiculous wait.
Will NOT be recommending this place to anyone anymore.
Just ok. I wouldn't go back. The waitresses, would barely acknowledge us. One of them even completely ignored my wife after making eye contact with her, when she was trying to call her over for service.Food was... ok. should be better.
Just ok. I wouldn't go back. The waitresses, would barely acknowledge us. One of them even completely ignored my wife after making eye contact with her, when she was trying to call her over for service.Food was... ok. should be better.Just ok. I wouldn't go back. The waitresses, would barely acknowledge us. One of them even completely ignored my wife after making eye contact with her, when she was trying to call her over for service.Food was... ok. should be better.Just ok. I wouldn't go back. The waitresses, would barely acknowledge us. One of them even completely ignored my wife after making eye contact with her, when she was trying to call her over for service.Food was... ok. should be better.
Didn't know until we sat down it was an AYCE restaurant. Was a bit hesitant but after taking a look on the menu, it seems to be a cut above your normal AYCE Japanese restos. They have about 5-6 sashimi choices including wild sockeye and Toro (Tuna). The rolls were not packed full of rice with the Negitoro and chopped scallop rolls being very good. The wait staff were available quickly and the food came out at a good pace. The hot food were pretty good especially the tempua and terriyaki. The only suggestion would be to indicate how many pieces per order so customers can adjust their orders. Would come back if I did AYCE more often, dinner was $22 per person which is pretty standard.
Craving beef ribs last night and never been to thie place decided to give it a try. Stevenston is a far drive from where I live and we got there at 630. There was a sign that said they have a private party at last order will be taken at 7. Private party on a Saturday horrible business decision in my opinion. When I asked for seating for two they said the only thing available was outside even though there were seats inside. I guess they were saving them for the private party. Once I sat outside it was cold because you are close to the water. My friend started with an order of chili, he order the platter with pulled pork with pork ribs I order the beef ribs.
His chili arrived first with a piece of corn bread. My friend let me try it, the chili was really bad the corn bread was nice and warm. Finally 45 minutes after order our main course came. The beef ribs portion was huge I had it with corn bread and fries. I tryed my fries pulled pork and ribs and it was very very dry not tender at all. I only ate half of one of my beef ribs but I was too cold and asked if I could take it to go. The fries were cold and the corn bread was as well. When I got home all I found in the bad was three ribs. What happens to the fries, the corn bread and the other half rib I barely touched. I was quite disappionted. You put us outside with the plastic table and chair and now you stiff me on what I ordered. If it was good I would say ok but I willl never return there again. Service was slow food was slow and food was cold. Barbecue sauce is average at best and the chili is worse than having it in a can. The corn bread is good too bad they decided not to pack it for me. Thank goodness I didnt overtip because waiting over 45 minutes, sitting in the cold I wasnt impressed.
If you live close you may want to try it but dont go out of your way to try it.
Living in Richmond we have been meaning to try the Hog Shack for some time now. So a visit by out of town guests with a fondness for ribs presented the perfect opportunity.
Not wanting to disappoint our guests we took the precaution of making a 7pm reservation for our party of four. Once seated we were somewhat surprised and little disappointed to be told that such bbq staples as the baby back ribs and corn bread were sold out so early in the evening. Nevertheless with the wide range of choice on the menu this was not too much of a problem and we had little difficulty deciding on two portions of beef ribs, a smoked brisket platter and a burger.
Thirty minutes after ordering with no sign of any food my patience was starting to wear a little thin. Attempts to try and catch our server's eye as she attended to neighbouring tables were fruitless. Her avoidance skills were par excellence. After 15 minutes of this cat and mouse game I dispatched the busboy to the kitchen to find out when we could expect our meal. He returned with the server who informed us that it would be another 10 minutes. An HOUR LONG wait for food is completely unacceptable. At the very least one would expect the restaurant staff to have the courtesy to pre-warn one or apologise for the unexpectedly long delay.
When the food eventually arrived it was a complete disappointment.
The "texas toast" that accompanied my brisket platter turned out to be a slice of pre-packaged supermarket brown bread served dry, slightly stale and not toasted. The brisket itself was dry and compact, difficult to chew and other than the dollop of bbq sauce spooned over it completely lacking in flavour. The coleslaw had an unpleasant sour taste that did not appeal to my taste buds, two mouthfuls were all that I could manage.
The beef ribs as ordered by my partner were the better choice, but at best could only be described as mediocre. Her accompanying side order of yam fries were limp and greasy and she also found the coleslaw not to her taste. Our hamburger eating guest was non-committal, merely describing his meal as "ok".
I really wanted to like the Hog Shack. Ever since the demise of "Dem Bones" we have been searching for a place to satisfy our occasional carnivore cravings for ribs. But with appalling service and mediocre to poor food quality, the Hog Shack is not it.
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."
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