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Richmond Restaurant Reviews
Flo Tea Room7771 Westminster Hwy, Richmond
Bad Service, Have Yet to Try Food
By Daisycloud of Vancouver East (7 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, May 19, 2012 - 11:18pm [Dine in]

Poor service on a slow Saturday night. Eight of us came here for after-dinner drinks, each of which came five minutes apart. That's pretty slow service even if the restaurant were busy. A waiter took our order and the waitress who brought the drinks barely knew what she was serving us, which caused confusion over who ordered what. My friend found the passion fruit with mango stars too sweet. The waiter offered to remake it but she settled for a glas of water to dilute it. Another friend ordered pearls in his drink but got coconut jelly. He was nice about it, so the waitress didn't offer to correct it. Finally, my drink still hadn't come after over 30 minutes. Because the waiters seemed to be socializing, I called for them across the room and told them it had been a long time. My drink was quickly served without an apology. I'm sure they forgot because there were just 4 other small tables being served. We left a $2.00 tip on a $37.00 bill, but I'm sure the message is lost on the staff. Might be back to try to food, which seems like good value. This experience at this location is definitely not as good ad the Granville store. There, they are at least efficient.

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Maruchu Japanese BBQ Dining4580 No. 3 Road, #2065, Richmond
Japanese copy
By Sweeta of Fairview, Vancouver, Canada (3 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, May 19, 2012 - 11:01pm [Dine in]

If you like Korean copy food this is the place for you. They are huge and I am not lying. They prepare the meat so quickly and the price is expensive. Nothing to praise about this place.I trust you know koreans do it better and better prices.

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Fukuroku Express4651 No. 3 Road, #155, Richmond
fish, skin, meats all great
By Sweeta of Fairview, Vancouver, Canada (3 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, May 19, 2012 - 10:58pm [Dine in]

This place has delicious aand authentic Korean sushi fish. it is $15.50 for rice + 10 fishes with the choices you can have something different every day of the week. the fish is amazing, one of the best i've had especially if they still have half fatty. the bbq fish specials is perfectly glazed and flavoured (my fav). the fish has a great ratio of meat + fat + crunchy skin. you have go to try every combination! will differently come back for lunch take out. They are \korean so they treat you right.

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South Ocean Seafood Restaurant4751 Garden City Road, #150, Richmond
Sorry, saved the last one by accident
By jjbrothers of vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, May 19, 2012 - 9:57pm [Dine in]

... and service was so bad that we asked for soy sauce and didnt get it until we had the second dish of dimsum! Selection of dimsum was so awful that we had to grab whatever, just for the sake of eating. The only thing about this restaurant is that it is cheap. But I guess with the food and service, it is more than reasonable pricing. There are plenty of good dimsum restaurants in Richmond. I will never go back to this one.

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Ebisu in Richmond8111 Ackroyd Road, #100, Richmond
Would not go back again.
By Sidneylee of Burnaby (25 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, May 19, 2012 - 7:24pm [Dine in]

My partner and I decided to try Ebi-su restaurant in Richmond for lunch after reading some positive reviews on it. When we first went in, the waitresses were talking, but didn't take too long for them to seat us after greeting us with "yes?", accompanied with a facial expression for "how many"? She decided to seat us next to an empty table with a wet mess on the floor, so we asked to be seated in a two seat booth. The ambiance was nice, the decor was modern, however it lacked a bit of luster giving me a somewhat dirty feeling.

The menu was very straight forward and had a good selection. The price for the set lunch was very reasonably priced. My partner and I decided to order the 3 item special for $9.99, which we chose two organic sashimi salad and a tempura. We also ordered Bento box A for $11.99. Both of these lunch sets included miso soup. The soup came first and it wasn't anything special, typical miso soup.

It didn't take long for the salads to come and we were really excited that they had organic greens, however my excitement soon dissipated after taking the first chew at my sashimi. I'm not sure if they didn't remove the silver skin to the fish or not, but it was chewy. So, I swallowed it, decided that this could happen to any of the most experience chefs, however 4 out of the 5 sashimi in my salad and also in my partners salad were chewy. It was really really unappetizing.

While we were chewing our salads, the other items arrived. The presentation was average. But again, for the price, we weren't expecting anything fancy. The tempura was mediocre, the batter was really heavy leaving the suppose to be crispy tempura very soggy and doughy.

The Bento box A had 7 pieces of sashimi (3 salmon and 5 tuna), a small salad, tempura, 4 nigiri sushi ( 2 salmon and 2 Tuna). First we tried the salad with a thick goo of salad dressing on top. It tasted really really fishy so we did not eat any of it. The tempura was again heavy, soggy and doughy. The sashimi and nigiri remained to have chewy bits in them.

The servers were attentive and the place had 8 tables of customers. We asked for two small plates and they gave us two small plates that were greasy. Overall this experience will make me think twice about eating another piece of raw fish from a sushi place I know nothing about. We didn't end up finishing our meal, not because we weren't hungry, but because we really couldn't stomach the grossness of the fish anymore. 3 hours after this meal, both of us ended up going to the washroom a few times. I will definitely not go back to Ebi-su again.

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Mazazu Crepe4400 Hazelbridge Way, Unit 3110, Richmond
soggy and disfiguered crepe
By food_monster of vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, May 18, 2012 - 4:00pm [Dine in]

I had this crepe 3 days ago with a friend of mine we were looking forward to it....
however the crepe there was TERRIBLE!

first my friend ordered a strawberry chess cake crepe which looks like someone's skinful of pimples

second i ordered a tuna egg crepe which was soggy and fall apart after my FIRST bite...

thirdly the service there was POOR! i am being honest here ... they gave me this ignorant look because i hand over a coupon.

I have to be honest here... the ingredients they used was very fresh and the sauce was tasteful however the person who made it ruined EVERYTHING! I truly recommend them to change the person who made the crepe! PLEASE HIRE SOMEONE WHO ACTUALLY CARES WHAT THEY ARE PASSING OUT TO THE CUSTOMERS!

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Jade Seafood Restaurant8511 Alexandra Road, Richmond
Trying out dim sum the first time - remember to order Mushroom Dumplings!
By DineOutOften of Vancouver (West Side) (15 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, May 18, 2012 - 1:45pm [Dine in]

We enjoy dinners here, so we figure we will try out dim sum on a day off. We waited for 10 mins for a table on a Friday arriving at 11:55am, and the service was good as we expected.

We pretty much enjoyed everything, but I have to say the Mushroom Dumplings are absolutely exceptional! Have not had anything like that - no wonder they win an award. You have to try this fantastic dim sum if you are there.

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Haroo Homestyle Korean Cuisine8580 Alexandra Road, #2000, Richmond
Has its ups and downs
By seasons_PT of Richmond (17 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, May 14, 2012 - 5:45pm [Dine in]

First of all, I feel bad for this place because it has to share a parking lot with Michigan, Deer Garden, and Cattle which means parking your car to come to this place is a total gongshow. After walking into the restaurant after all the waiting however, you may walk through the doors of Haroo to be greeted into a very homely looking atmosphere.

The server (whom I presume is the owner....?) promptly showed us to our seats where we looked around the restaurant. Korean dramas are playing on two TV's in the restaurant and they have their chopsticks/spoons in these cool looking wooden boxes. Everything is standard but feels really relaxed, nothing totally OUTSTANDING but it was solid.

Let's talk about the food. The side-dishes arrived after we ordered our main courses and at first, we noticed the variety in the dishes they offered. There were 7 of them, including an appetizer congee for each person. The congee was GREAT; the rest is good but not mind-blowing. When asking for refills, the server seemed a little reluctant to give them to us. The salad (which is sized for one person no matter how many people are at your table) is non-refillable no matter how much you want it. We haven't had to go past one refill on the dishes though so I'm not sure if he puts a "limit" on it.

In the times we've visited, my girlfriend and I have ordered their Stone Bowl Bibimbap, Kimchi Hot Pot (which is like a set platter meal for 2~3 people), their tofu soup special (which I can't remember the name of) and they're all very tasty. The portions can be a little small though if you're big eaters. I remember the Bibimbap being smaller than I hoped but it didn't bother me too much since I just filled up with side-dishes.

The tea they use is a corn tea, which was good and new to me. Overall, I recommend this restaurant if you're into the homestyle Korean cooking type of thing. Do not raise your expectations however, as it caters to a specific type of taste.

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Sockeye City Grill3800 Bayview Street, #108, Richmond
Good but not great!
By CaptainNemo of Vancouver (97 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, May 14, 2012 - 12:55pm [Dine in]

We were here for a mother's day lunch. We asked for a table to 5 for outside, but they said that the tables outside are only for a table for 4, and pretty cramped for 5. Another group came for a table for 5 and they put 2 tables together for them. Hmmm........

We ordered the platter, steamed mussels and crab cakes. The ice tea I ordered was so sweet, I watered it down, several times. But the rest of the food was good. All the fish on the fish and chips platter was good. The fries were well seasoned. The calamari was not the traditional, but also good. Crab cakes and mussels were pretty outstanding.

The next table had the seafood hotpot and the dungeness crab benny, which looked really good. Will go back and try, next time.

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Su Hang Restaurant8291 Ackroyd Road, #100, Richmond
Good northern Chinese Food
By cocoeater of vancouver (323 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, May 14, 2012 - 11:20am [Dine in]

This restaurant is located across from the Price Smart in the same strip mall as Nandos. Lots of parking so ideal versus many other richmond restaurant locactions. Nice ambiance with table cloths and a more quiet setting versus your typical dim sum restaurant. Had the XLB's and they were very good, spicy wontons - good, daikon pastry - not as flacky as Shanghai River, steamed veggies dumplinig - very good but big, chive and shrimp dumpling - nice with some egg inside. Overall a great experience with good service. Value is about the same at about $12-$15 per person for dim sum. Would return.

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Continental Seafood Restaurant11700 Cambie Rd, #150, Richmond
small plates of dim sum & loud recital music blaring away
By pete66 of coquitlam (56 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, May 12, 2012 - 7:02pm [Dine in]

Due to the positive reviews we decided to have dim sum here. We arrived arounnd 11:15 am, the place was about half full, the other half of the restaurant had a wall/divider running down the middle of the restaurant as there was some kind of recital happening. Apparently this happens regularly as they have a lot of weddings/events here. I prefer eating in peace or enjoying a conversation but the piano recital was so loud it was a distraction while trying to eat. None the less I wanted to see how the dim sum was, we had the usual dishes - steamed pork dumpling, steamed shrimp dumpling, shrimp rice roll with soy sauce and fried radish cake. First of all, only a few dim sum carts rolled by the whole time and all the dim sum was lukewarm at best. We like our dim sum piping hot, fresh from the steamers but all of our steamed dishes were not hot or even at room temperature. The size of the dim sum was quite small when compared to other dim sum restaurants we have gone to and yet the price was higher than average. The only thing different about this place were the high back chairs. For 4 plates of dim sum it came to $21.15 (which included a $2 charge for tea). Total $23.69. We can find better tasting, piping hot, larger pieces of dim sum at other restaurants, so don't believe we will be returning.

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Diplomat Bakery6111 London Road, #110, Richmond
Still my vavorite cake place, but sliding somewhat.
By culinario of Burnaby (5 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, May 11, 2012 - 12:39pm [Dine in]

Diplomat bakery is still one of the best places in the Vancouver area to by high quality cakes, for any occasion. Having said that, I am a bit disappointed that the individual portion sizes have gone down in the last year.
Prices have been pretty stable though, so I guess they raised their margins by getting more pieces out of a cake. Prices for whole cakes have remained the same for a long time though, so you're getting the best deal buying whole cakes.
Here is my only real peeve: The tiramisu cake, long time my absolutely favorite and exeptionally good, is now cowered with some sugary fondant icing which really messes with the great flavour of the cake below. I've actually stopped eating the tiramisu now.
If they would go back to doing the Tiramisu cake the way they did before and not put that horrible icing on it, it would again be my favorite.
Service is a bit hit & miss, but pretty good most of the time. Only if you're there towards closing time the servers behind the counter really show they'd rather close shop now and get out instead of serving the last few starglers coming into the store.

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Harold's Bistro & Bar7551 Westminster Hwy, Richmond
A Nice Pleasant Surprise
By BraveDave of Victoria BC Canada (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 2:50pm [Dine in]

. Freshly baked bread to start with and a wide variety of items to choose from. I particularly like their Lunch Salads - unique, fresh and plentiful. Breakfast Buffet is very generous but their hidden secret is the Prime Rib served on Sunday and Monday nights.....better then the Keg's. I like the restaurant enough to ensure I am booked at the Hotel when visiting Vancouver. You will not be disappointed in this unassuming eatery. Four and a half stars.

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Tramonto8811 River Rd., Richmond
Somewhat lacking
By white-rock-diner of surrey bc (2 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 9:29pm [Dine in]

I dined here with 3 friends on a Saturday evening before a show. Anticipating the restaurant would be busy, we made early reservations (5:30). In our reservation we asked for window seating and were provided with a table with an excellent view. Although our waiter was extremely personable at the start, the minute it got busy (around 6 pm) it was difficult to get his attention. We ordered drinks from the bar that were costly and would’ve enjoyed another round but wasn’t offered. My 3 friends all ordered pasta dishes and portion size was substantial and, they say, the quality excellent. Originally I was going to order sablefish but at the waiter’s description of a halibut special, I decided to go with that. The halibut was excellent but very small. The piece was maybe 10 cm by 4 cm. That would’ve been sufficient if was served with potatoes or rice of some kind, unfortunately, it had only the barest, slimmest amount of vegetables (maybe a spoonful) that accompanied the dish. The entire entree would've fit on my bread plate with room to spare. I’m not a big eater and usually can't finish a restaurant size main course but this was truly more an appetizer. I found I was still hungry so we ordered desert. My mind was made up the minute I saw crème brulee on the dessert menu as it’s a personal favorite. It was delicious. My friends weren’t as impressed with the Tiramisu. I would’ve had coffee but it was never offered. At the end the bill came to just over $200 for the four of us which would’ve been fine had the service matched and had I at least been full when I left. We’ll choose the hotel buffet next time.

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White Spot6551 No. 3 Road, #1902, Richmond
Favourite lunch spot!
By zilla of Vancouver (5 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, May 4, 2012 - 7:57pm [Dine in]

This is a great White Spot to go to. Ciara gives us great service every time. I love the Veggie Burger with Triple O sauce- they char-grill them here so they are crispy and flavourful (not mushy like most)! Love the fries and honey mustard sauce. I can tell that this location has great management, sometimes they even come by the table to check on us. It's a fantastic place for lunch during a busy shopping day!

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Charcoal Sushi and BBQ Restaurant7997 Westminster Hwy, Unit 250, Richmond
Charcoal never dissapoints!
By zilla of Vancouver (5 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, May 4, 2012 - 7:42pm [Dine in]

This place is better every time we go! Korean style BBQ in the center of the table, and some crazy sushi rolls on their menu. There is a photo album at each table with almost every menu item on it! Nice ambience, prices are great and has better service than similar spots around town. I would highly recommend it!

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Izumi-Ya7971 Alderbridge Way, #160, Richmond
Good buffet!!
By traveljunkey of Richmond , BC, Canada (2 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, May 3, 2012 - 2:29pm [Dine in]

Just tried out there new buffet - $9.99 for lunch or dinner with lots to choose from. Very good authentic Japanese food made in their kitchen at the back of their store. I will be going back for sure! The service to get in was a little slow, but they have only been open for a few days ;)

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Ninkazu Japanese Restaurant4231 Hazelbridge Way, #205, Richmond
My Go-To AYCE
By aftertaste of Vancouver (4 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 2:07am [Dine in]

I'm always satisfied with their "Late Night" ($13.95) menu, but I do get their "Lite Dinner" ($20.95) menu if my hunger can bear to wait until 9:30pm.

In my opinion their food is pretty much up to par with regular non-all-you-can-eat Japanese restaurants.

The pros of the "Late Night" menu would of course be the price. But the advantage of ordering from the the "Lite Dinner" menu would be certain menu items that I like:
unlimited sashimi (as opposed to a limit of 6 pieces per person on the "Late Night" menu),
chopped scallop sushi (you can only get the cone version from the "Late Night" menu ... which I find to be a lot messier),
shark fin sushi (tastes like jelly fish from Chinese restaurants),
wakame sushi,
tuna tataki (tuna sashimi that's cooked on the outside),
and New York steak (thin pieces of steak that I really enjoy it, but it might be a bit plain for others).

For either menu, I always tick off orders of sashimi, miso soup, oyster motoyaki, agedashi tofu, beef teriyaki, chicken katsu, chicken karrage and jello for dessert. These dishes always come out tasty.

Some items I don't recommend from Ninkazu are their gyozas, unagi fried rice, and salmon kama. The unagi fried rice tasted like bad fried rice with little to no unagi, and the salmon kama is just a deep fried fish head that's very difficult to eat.

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Charthouse Restaurant3866 Bayview St., #200, Richmond
Place has gone downhill......over priced for Sub-Par food.
By canucksfan13 of South Surrey (6 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 9:07am [Dine in]

We had eaten here previously a couple times and the was food was pretty good. Decided to give it a try again but started to get 2nd throughts after reading the other recently bad reviews. We are kind of the mindset that "don't believe it before you try it" so we decided to go anyway.

The Owner sat us....he kept walking around like he was "the man" ....was kinda weird. The server was young but polite and quiet....seemed to have a basic knowledge of the menu but no a lot of confidence.

I had the 7oz sirloin which was pretty good actually....had it medium rare and the cook did a good job. The prawns and scallops were decent. The baked potato was really dry like it was nuked in the microwave. No matter how much butter I put on it didn't really help! The vegatables were dry and hard. Absolutely no flavor. The mushrooms, onions and tomato's beside the steak were mush.

My wife had a pasta dish. She had a chicken breast added to the dish for $4.95 but the chicken was just that pre-cooked and cut chicken breast you'd buy in the deli aisle with the fake grill marks. She said the dish was "edible" but overall quite bad. Sauce was dry with little flavor.

With the desert we split, entree's, and 2 glasses of wine it was nearly $70.00 and totally not worth it. You could get a way better meal for the same price or less.

The decor in there is still from the early 90's or late 80's.

If in the area, I highly recommend you do NOT eat there. Try the Sockeye City Grill, Tepanade or even one of the local fish and chip joints.....you'll be way happier!!!

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Paesano's Restaurant12240 Second Avenue, #250, Richmond
Genuine ambience that made the evening
By Rj of WHITE ROCK BC (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, April 29, 2012 - 11:23am [Dine in]

As I travel I eat out a lot, so I appreciated the personal attention and friendly atmosphere almost as much as the tasty food, Paesanos gets my thumbs up for being "human" and the difference by not being yet another of the faceless chains made the all the difference for us. If you shop at The Brick, maybe move on . . .

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