First the beers: I was disappointed that only two of their own beers were on the menu, but found a nice drop of guest IPA. Although the restaurant had become half empty while we waited, the food preparation seemed slow. Perhaps they wanted to sell more beer? When the fajitas and salmon/crab cakes came, they were hot and we enjoyed the food.
This is one of my fav. place for Indian food. They have amazing option for lunch sets as well, take-outs also taste equally wonderful.Their House Curry with any type of meat is very tasty, although I usually order Butter Chicken. If you don't like overly sweet stuff, don't order their desserts. But don't forget to order a lassi to go with your meal. I wrote a blog about my recent dinner there to give you a more detailed review :
It was hard to find breakfast places that are open at 7am in Richmond but saw this place while driving to the airport. They had not opened up yet but waited only 5mins before they opened up. Everything there was bad. Old looking restaurant. Coffee was not good. They don't know how to make over easy eggs. I don't eat pork but they gave me bacon. My friend who eats bacon said that it was not good at all (funny tasting). I would not go back as i just wasted $30 for two people on breakfast. McDonalds could have done a better job on this.
After I read those two reviews posted earlier , I and my friend Roger decided to have a try in this Japanese restaurant. There is not a traditional "Japanese Restaurant "that someone mentioned in his/her review. Old wood doesn't mean traditional Japanese. They are Korean. But I am not a person who think only Japanese people can make a good Japanese cuisine. Anyone can do it if they are well trained.
Don't expect too high for the taste, sushi rice is too sweet, Korean style spicy sauce that is not well match sashimi.. Too much sauce for the roll.
If the price is the most considerable for you, better to go before 20% off promotion end, after that everywhere is the same (Korean Japanese)
While some people, like tourists or those who travel a lot like coming here because it is super close to the airport terminal, I liked Flying beaver for another reason. The ambience! It was just amazingly pretty coming down here, either to catch a canucks' game with your friends over drinks and simple but yummy food (wings, burgers, fries...you get the point).
This time around, i was seriously disappointed. Im all for nice and lively atmospheres, but this one was too much. The music playing in the background was so loud that even sitting in the patio watching the deck was no longer nice. the crowd is also too roudy, which i didnt like this time around. kinda made this place lose its touch.
We chose this restaurant for an anniversary dinner. We anticipated excellent food and service, given the price of main courses that are $20 and up. The service was friendly and the waiter was informative. However, we had what seemed like a very long wait for the soup and main course to arrive. Both were lukewarm at best. Perhaps this was because there were four chefs bout only two servers helped by a manager. Nobody asked whether the food was to our liking. It was certainly tasty, but not sufficiently warm to be enjoyable.
It was a nice sunny day in Steveston, and we decided to drop by Kisamos for lunch to see if we could get a table because the last few times we tried to go there during dinner they were packed. They weren't busy at all, with only 4 or so other tables. We were greeted nicely and got a table right away. We didn't take too long to order, I went with the calamari plate and my wife went with lamp chops.
Then we started to wait while our two kids got fussy.... Luckily the server brought some small pieces of pita which were warm and tasted good.
Eventually, about 25 minutes later, I noticed that the lamp chops were at the window, but they sat there, waiting for the calamari so they could be brought together.. Food all arrived finally after about 30 mins. Quite a long wait given that they weren't busy, but I figured they had to cook the lamp chops... So we started to eat.
Greek salad - Cucumbers were definitely not fresh, a bit mushy. Not enough feta, and the tomatoes weren't too fresh either.
Rice - Was just ok.
Potatoes - Were somewhat overcooked, but not horrible.
Lamp chops - These were actually not bad. Not overcooked, and seasoned nicely.
Calamari - Biggest disappointment. They were a bit mushy, and almost tasteless. They should have been the star of the dish. Some of them even seemed a bit underdone. I would have complained, but we had waited so long for our food and we had to leave so I just left the food and paid the bill.
We have been to Kisamos many times in the past and have always enjoyed the food. This trip, however, left me feeling sick to my stomach due to the mushy calamari, so we won't be returning. The best thing we ate was the pita bread.
Hi DineHere readers,
I've seen ABC country at its infancy, and out of all the times I've eaten there I'd like to do the restaurant some justice and remark on my experience here.
ABC Country is a family restaurant with a farm theme as shown by the pitchforks and the old-school lamps as some of the decorations you will encounter there. As inferred by the random farm ornaments decorating the interior, ABC Country Restaurant has an emphasis on farm-fresh local ingredients and you can really taste it in the food. For breakfast, there is only one thing I order and that is the Farmer Sausage Skillet. If it is your first time eating breakfast there, I highly recommend it. It has farm fresh sausage, scallions, mushrooms, cheese, potatoes, and your choice of egg or egg whites (egg whites at no extra charge is a plus) along with some toast on the side.
For breakfast, I always ask for egg whites and multi-grain toast with no butter on it with my farmer sausage skillet. As for dinner, I usually get the pulled-pork sandwich with skinny fries and substitute the coleslaw with a small garden salad with raspberry vinaigrette. However, no matter what I order, the food is consistently great, fresh tasting, properly portioned and of great value. The servers have no problems adjusting to the substitutions I request and they are done at no extra charge.
They often have coupons in the Richmond Review (?) and have a frequent diner reward system. For every 5 times you dine there, you get your next entree up to 10 dollars free! Their frequent diner reward system used to have a 3 month expiry from the first stamp, but now it doesn't expire anymore. Also, they have seasonal promotions where a free dessert is included (usually the Mount Baker ice cream and cake dessert) when you order 2 entrees from a special menu. There are free refills on pop and bottomless fries, which is a plus.
In Richmond, where ethnic foods tend to outnumber western foods, this place has always been rock solid for a simple burger or wholesome country favourites and I will be returning here for as long as this place remains this way.
Hi DineHere users,
Just to let you know where I am coming from, I've lived in Richmond for over 25 years and I've been at this restaurant a total of 10 times over the course of 5 years. I tried to submit a review on the IHOP official site, but there was a bug with the submission form and I was unable to inform them of the poor service my girlfriend and I received last Sunday.
We came in for brunch on Sunday, September 7th at 11 AM. The front of the house was kind and seated both of us promptly. I ordered the 2x2x2 (Which is 2 eggs, 2 sausage, 2 buttermilk pancakes) and my girlfriend had a steak omelette. Our food came within a reasonable time. However, when I asked for extra whipped cream for my girlfriend's pancakes, our server said "Why not just use the butter on yours"? We didn't ask for our bill yet because we were still eating, and our server plopped down our check and walked away hastily. She was about 5 metres away when I was trying to ask her for take out containers. I don't want to name names, but my server's name started with a "M".
The food has not changed: it was barely edible and the reason I did not complain is because the quality of the food is consistent with how it was 5 years ago, with the exception of the pancakes. The buttermilk pancakes were dry and spongy, and soaked up the maple syrup like a sponge. My eggs and sausage were luke-warm and did not taste fresh. I expect a little more quality if I am paying 8.99 for a simple breakfast.
The ambiance is alright, and probably the only thing I have nothing negative to say about. The tables were clean and they changed the syrup holders so they are more spill-proof.
This place has its work cut out for them if they are going to compete with other local family restaurants like ABC Country Restaurant and Cora's, both which I would highly recommend over this place.
After giving this place multiple tries, I think I'm confident in saying I'll never come back to this location again. I know IHOPs vary by place, but as far as the Richmond one goes I'm done with it.
New Japanese restaurant opened in Broadmoor by RBC bank. Don't be deceived by its new opening, it was quite busy when I came in during dinnertime with my brother. We were seated quickly and given menus to look at. The menu was intriguing and the ambiance was enticing. Most of their decor were of old looking, but it was of Japanese tradition. We ordered the salmon and tuna nigiri and the bc roll. When the food arrived, I was surprised to see the salmon nigiri were long-cuts of fresh pink salmon and the tuna had a lively colour, unlike most cheaper Japanese restaurants. The sushi rice used to make both the rolls and the nigiri were somewhat bland though, I guess that's what happens when MSG is not used in food. However, I would much rather prefer a meal without MSG than with it. After finishing our meals, we were full and content and the bill totaled to $30.24 with its current 20% discount. Most of my trips out to sushi restaurants would amount to about 50-60 dollars a person. Gami sushi is definitely worth a try if you're looking for decent food for a cheap price.
Great experience at this brand new joint! Menu has enticing items like coconut crusted tuna, shrimp gyoza, spicy pork gyoza, lobster motoyaki, and a great selection of specialty rolls. The highlight of the night was the okonomiyaki (Japanese savory pancake)- filled with shrimp, mussels, and tender squid. Came to table cooked in a sizzling cast iron plate. Tempura was fresh and light. The accompanying sauce was so much better than the usual bland stuff. Decor is lovely. Service was extremely friendly, although I hope more attention to detail will be paid once they've been open longer. This will definitely become a neighbourhood favourite
I would have to say that Prata Man has one of the best hainanese chicken in Richmond. I usually come here and no other place when I want some hainanese chicken. Everything, from the chicken, to the chili sauce to the ginger is delicious, and the rice compliments it perfectly. Other than that, their satay and laksa are also good. One thing I didn't like was that the portions were much smaller now.
Oh, another thing: a lot of people complain about the setting and while I partly agree with them, the taste of the food overrides everything. The place looks kind of old but you can order take-out from them.
I am not going to lie, I have been to Aji Taro in the past and didn't have such an unpleasant experience as the reviewers here described. So I decided to give it a second shot the other night.
I usually don’t have such high standards for food, especially AYCE, but this time around Aji Taro disappointed. I went like at 10 pm and the food was extremely bland. The gyoza was a joke, and the portions of salmon and tuna nigiri were tiny and tasted old. When I asked the waiter about the freshness of the ingredients, she simply didn’t respond (although she clearly heard me).
I think what continues to draw people to it is its late hours. If it were not for the fact that it is open until late (2 am), I don’t think many would go. Better go to somewhere else and get good quality sushi for the same price.
I came here for a wedding banquet on the weekend and I was quite interested to see how it compared to other Chinese restaurants as I had briefly considered holding my wedding banquet here when I was looking for restaurants for my reception last year. Suffice it to say, I'm glad I stuck to my gut feeling and went elsewhere instead.
The food I would say, is average. Not spectacular but not bad.
Disappointing. Yeah, yeah, I know, you really can't expect that much from a Chinese restaurant but when the server can't be bothered to tell you what she's serving and just plops it into the middle of the lazy susan, that's pretty terrible. This is the first banquet I've ever been to where they don't show the table the dish in its entirety and then separate it into individual plates for people at the table (which is always nice, especially if you're sitting at a table full of strangers).
I always look for good value because, let's be honest, why would you pay more when you can get the same thing elsewhere at a cheaper price? I know for Chinese banquets, you order the menu by tables of 10 people each and if you have less than 10 people at a table, those people will be eating more. If you have more than 10 people at a table, then you have the option of paying extra to add more to the dishes. We had 8 people at our particular table so we should've gotten a lot of extra food but instead, we got just enough for the 8 of us. Example: when the soup course came, the server split the soup into 8 bowls and there was no extra left over. Just enough for the eight of us. Our lobster course was very skimpy looking. Definitely did not come with two whole lobsters. And the most obvious of all was when our noodle dish came. The server was holding one plate for us and one plate for the table next to us (who had a full 10 people). It definitely looked like ours had about 1/3 less than the other plate. To me, just because there is less people at the table, doesn't mean less should be served to us as the full amount was paid.
Probably could've been bumped up to a four but the night was ruined by the fire alarm going off for a good 30 minutes. No announcement was made whether we should evacuate and no explanation about the fire alarm was ever given.
All in all, I think this place got it's "high-end" Chinese restaurant because of the décor (which, I guess made them feel justified in charging the outrageous prices) but they certainly need to up their game if they want to be actually worthy of that label.
When a place claims to be 100% healthy, and even flaunts it in its name (they used to be called 100% healthy desserts), I expect it to be so. I guess they kind of realized it themselves, as they changed the name to Sweetie Pink Desserts. Still not a fan of the name, but at least it’s not dishonest.
While there are some interesting flavors (they have deep fried ice creams), I find their desserts too sweet for my taste. I tried their cold tofu flakes and found it just okay.
I'm 45 years old so I've had my fair share of wedding banquet over the years. I regret to say that the wedding banquet I went to at this restaurant was the worst I have ever experienced! It was a pretty big wedding - 40 tables and the restaurant was not equipped to handle it.
Invite was for 6pm but food service did not begin until after 8pm. By the time I left at 10:30 they had not yet served the rice, noodles, or dessert. During dinner, no one came to refill drinks and plates were changed only once. The food was horrible. Everything was there: crab claws, lobster, rock cod, etc. but everything tasted weird. The ingredients had no taste or some very wrong texture. You know there's a problem when over 60% of the lobster is sitting on the table and no one wants to eat it!
The environment was horrible because it was EXTREMELY HOT! It got so bad that the parents of the wedding couple had to apologize to the crowd. Everyone was fanning themselves and a bunch of people left the building to hang out in the parking lots. None of the restaurant staff provided cold drinks to the tables.
I'm pretty confident this place is going to go out of business soon.
A friend and I had lunch at the Blue Canoe in mid-June. Great location, the wait staff were great, but the food left much to be desired. So much so that my friend, who had the beef sliders, ended up with food poisoning. The salmon on my salad was unde rcooked, but passable. A call to management to inform them of the food poisoning was received indifferently. Not good enough, in my opinion. Definitely not going back, view or no view.
We had been eating at the restaurant a couple of times already, but last night was the first time we ate during the restaurant's busy period (6-7 pm dinner). You can tell how well a restaurant is run by going there during their busy period, how their staff is able to handle the volume. When we ordered, we also asked for 4 glasses of water. Few minutes went by, so we asked again (this time a different waitress walked by). She said "wait a bit" in Cantonese. Again, a few minutes went by, so we flagged down the same person, and again she said "wait a bit" and walked away. REALLY?? When you have to ask for water 3 times, that is poor service!
One of the waitresses there sounded very bossy and did not crack a smile on her face. In fact, hardly any of the staff there had a smile. Sure, I understand it's busy, but you need to be friendly at ALL TIMES, especially to your paying customers! She was already trying to hurry us out by clearing what empty plates she can see from our small table. Funny, how when we asked for the bill, it came right away!
So because of the lack of customer service, we decided they didn't deserve a tip. So we just paid the bill amount, which was $18, and yes they only accept cash. We left the money on the table, and exited the restaurant. After we had just stepped out for a few seconds, we hear one of the waitresses storming out the door saying that we didn't pay enough. THAT was definitely a WTF moment. So we gave her what cash we had in our wallet ($2 or so of change) as tip. It's a pity that we won't be returning to this restaurant again. And we definitely would NOT RECOMMEND this restaurant to anyone! The service was slow, attitude was bad, and to top it all off, they chase you down for the tip, which is legally not even required here!! Yeah! WTF!
my husband decide to take us for prime rib at this restaurant for our 18th anniversary last night...we love prime rib and he heard they offer a 28 oz bone in which includes the salad bar for $42...heck of a deal for a large chuck of meat you think!!! well the prime rib was very bland...it was served buffet style with mashed potatoes, veggies, au jus, horseradish sauce...well the cold potatoes that had a funny 3 day leftover taste were not edible...the veggies...overcooked frozen mixed veggies, the aujus...packaged brown gravy that had a very sour taste to it and the horseradish had no heat to it what so ever. Lets talk salad bar...in the warmer was stale garlic bread, there was also a bread basket that had some stale buns...the 3 or for bowls of lettuce, potato salad and tomato//boccocini saled all just sitting on a table not on ice...how safe is that. we could have added the dessert bar for an extra $6...we opted out for the stale looking items that were also sitting out on the open table.VERY DISSAPPOINTED and we should have complained ...but did not. NEVER GOING BACK!!!!!!!!
Just horrible. Singapore vermicelli was inedible- had the strangest taste to it- I actually threw it out (!!)- I love this dish and it was the worst version I've ever had. Chicken with black bean sauce on rice- completely flavourless, clumpy overcooked rice, and overcooked vegetables. Small portions to boot! $10.99 for each and not even close to how big other Chinese places give. Never, ever again. Waste of money.
|2.||Ninkazu Japanese Restaurant|
|5.||Kyung Bok Palace|
|7.||Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant|
|8.||No. 9 Restaurant|
|10.||Thai House Restaurant|
|11.||Kisamos Greek Taverna|
|12.||Steveston Pizza Co.|
|13.||Yokohama Japanese Restaurant|
|14.||Guu in Aberdeen|
|16.||Shanghai River Restaurant|
|17.||Buffet at River Rock, The|
|19.||Shanghai Wonderful Restaurant|
|20.||Sushi Hachi Restaurant|
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|3.||Kirin Seafood Restaurant|
|4.||Pho 99 Vietnamese Noodle House|
|5.||Sushi Hachi Restaurant|
|6.||Ninkazu Japanese Restaurant|
|7.||Ichiro Japanese Restaurant|
|8.||American Grille Restaurant|
|9.||Jade Seafood Restaurant|
|10.||Seto Japanese Restaurant|
|11.||Thai House Restaurant|
|14.||Chen's Shanghai Kitchen|
|19.||Cattle Hot Pot Restaurant|