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Richmond Restaurant Reviews
Parklane Chinese Restaurant7997 Westminster Highway, #200, Richmond
A Refreshing Change with Hard to Find Chui Chow Cuisine
By cherrybomb143 of Surrey, bc (218 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 12:37pm [Dine in]

So I need to preface this review in saying that my family is from the "Chui Chow" province in China. However, growing up, I've had little Chui Chow cuisine outside of my own home, since most of the Chinese restaurants offered Cantonese, Taiwanese, or Northern Chinese dishes. Those who are unsure of the difference, will be able to have a taste of something new if they venture into Parklane.

I was very impressed by the freshness of the ingredients, and happy with the variety of the menu. I wanted to order it all. Chilled crab? Good. Braised Duck? Good. Satay prawns with greens? Good and fresh. Chui Chow Fried Rice? Super good. There are some other items that may not appeal to all appetites, such as the soup with pig's stomach and preserved veggies, or the oyster omelet, but to me, these dishes are as authentic and tasty as they can get.

The service was friendly, but not pretentious, and the space was newly renovated and chic. Bathrooms were neat and clean. Good value, and an even better deal if you go with one of their promotions - Six of us were stuffed (and had packed the rest of the food) for $120.

One thing to note is that this restaurant fills up quickly. The last time we were there, it was 5pm on Sunday and by 5:30pm, it was 3/4 full. Remember to make your reservation.

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Fresh Restaurant8181 Cambie Rd, Richmond
empty restaurant with bland food
By smartfoodlover of Richmond , BC (7 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, June 23, 2014 - 10:35pm [Dine in]

we went for the prime rib special dinner on a Friday night at 6:30pm, the restaurant was almost empty during the whole time when we're there. Two of us chose the prime rib & one ordered the salmon. The prime rib was ok in texture but quite tasteless, the Yorkshire pudding & veggie that came with it were pretty bland-tasting too. The salmon tasted like boiled but it's supposed to be cedar-planked. The presentation of food was boring, the only good things I found in this restaurant was: it's quiet, airy & the food portion was generous.

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Flying Beaver Bar & Grill4760 Inglis Drive, Richmond
Terrible Policy of Seating Customers
By DoyleScott of Ladner , B.C. (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 3:59am [Dine in]

I've been here about a dozen times but no more until they change their policy of seating customers.
We arrived around suppertime to a full house but had to keep wandering around the restaurant several times to try & find a table. We finally got tired of hovering around the tables & went back to the entrance to wait. In the meantime about a half dozen customers did the same thing & then left (lost business) but unfortunately,
two couples who arrived long after us managed to snag a place because we weren't in the right place at the right time (hovering near the wrong tables?). The servers seemed to notice what was going on but the guy at the front entrance didn't care at all. Sad that we won't be coming back because we like the atmosphere.

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Chef Hung Taiwanese Beef Noodle4151 Hazelbridge way, 2800, Richmond
Highly Overrated
By WaterBleu of Coquitlam, B.C. (2 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 7:55pm [Dine in]

The restaurant won the "beef noodle contest" in past year.
so the expectation of the food was fairly high.

so I tried their "Champion Beef Noodle Soup"..it was pretty much tasteless
the quality of the meat is decent however the noodle was hard as rock.
the drinks had a glamorous name however the pearl was hard as well.

all in all probably by far the worst restaurant I've ever set foot in.
and very amazed how they managed to get three stores open in vancouver

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Browns Socialhouse11660 Steveston Hwy, #1020, Richmond
Mediocre food.. Salty sauce The servers were great kids.
By richmond diner of richmond bc (12 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 8:01pm [Dine in]

Tried the recommended dynamite salad. So so, not outstanding, the solid clump of ginger slices for sushi thrown into it was out of place in the taste mix. Too salty white sauce of unknown origin with the chicken wings, it looked and tasted like jello and sourmilk with salt. Server said it was blue cheese. I love and eat blue cheese regularly and believe me, there was no blue cheese in that salty milk jelly sauce. Fried calamari tasted acceptable(kitchen staff knew how to cook it) but I cant help but notice that the calamari was supertiny baby squids. The smallest I have ever eaten (diameter as big as your pinkie)

The service is ok but the food needs tweaking and improvement. The total value for the cost of dining here is 2 out of ten, 2 and half at the highest. One leaves with the feeling that this place has a small economical food budget but wants to appear and charge customers with fine dining rates.

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Mega Sushi3131 Chatham Street, #100, Richmond
So far best in Richmond
By bulawrench of Richmond , BC (3 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 11:30am [Dine in]

We dine out often in Richmond and are somewhat critical of the places we go. When Mega sushi opened we noticed it to be very busy. We better give it a try. The first thing we had was the nice green tea. It had a toasted sesame flavor and i couldn't stop drinking it. The rolls were very fresh and especially liked the mango roll. Very fresh. The table next to us had a tower of something and we later found out it was a tuna tower. Looked impressive. The chicken was especially good because it was like they BBQ it. The flavor and freshness was really good. We have been back almost weekly. The only disappointment was one day on a Sunday they were so busy the were taking reservations. There was no place to wait so we stepped outside. People were being turned away but that must be a good sign. Disappointing for the customer but food and service was very good.

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Sushi Han Take-out Restaurant8180 No. 2 Rd., #182, Richmond
Disappointed again
By bulawrench of Richmond , BC (3 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 11:09am [Dine in]

We both look forward to dinning out several times a week. We thought since we are going to this mall we could give Sushi Han another try at their new location. The first time the service was poor and the food was just OK. This time the service was better and i think only because there was just two other tables. The food came quickly and was somewhat disappointed. I had a bento box with chicken. The chicken was white as if it was microwaved with sauce on top. The sushi was mediocre at best. My wife's sushi was inconsistent. The rolls pieces were different sizes and not appetizing at all. We took the left over home but will be thrown out. After having the sushi at Mega sushi in Steveston it would be hard for Sushi han to compete.

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ABC Country Restaurant3580 No. 3 Road, Richmond
Excellent dining experience
By mannief of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, May 19, 2014 - 9:13pm [Dine in]

Always wanted to try this place as I pass by it so often, and it's been around for so many years. Finally got to come here for dinner and, like some of the other reviewers commented, what a pleasant surprise. Food is comparable to, or better than, Denny's or White Spot. Very reasonably priced for the quality and quantity of food from the dinner menu. Service was excellent, servers attentive, and our food came within 15 minutes of ordering. Very baby/child/family-friendly as well, great ambiance. Excellent choice for a relaxing meal with family or friends, and a nice change from the Chinese restaurants in the surrounding area. Will definitely be back.

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Fujiya3086 St. Edwards Dr, #113, Richmond
Only if you have to
By princessgaga of burnaby B.C. (120 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, May 16, 2014 - 6:05pm [Dine in]

Cheap. The price is cheap- probably why the food is cheap and the staff cheaper. You get ONE soy sauce and a drop of wasabi and that's it. You want more you pay. It's premade packaged sushi that is made at their Vancouver store. I was actually shocked when I read the list of ingredients over 25 plus in one sushi roll and over half of them were unpronounceable chemicals. I like fish and rice period. I kinda felt sick after I read the list and spent the afternoon sucking back water in was so thirsty. You pay too high a price for the cheap cost.

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Subway11700 Cambie Rd, #165, Richmond
BLAMES & Charges You for THEIR Mistake!
By claire_blue_skies of Vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 12:52pm [Take-out]

I understand it's a busy lunch hour,but that's no excuse to mess up on my order and then charge and BLAME me for it. I made it clear when I got to the counter that I wanted a Chicken Teriyaki Salad. The lady even put the chicken in the microwave!!! (as the other was putting my salad together). I got to the cashier who asked the others behind the counter in THEIR own language (Hindi?) what my order was. I assumed you knew what you were doing - you proved me wrong.

I paid and left assuming all was in order. Well, I opened my salad - there's NO CHICKEN...okay fine so I go back, I get it, mistakes happen, we all make mistakes. So I kindly line up AGAIN and when I get to the counter the same lady looks all confused. She looks in the microwave and lo' and behind there's MY chicken!!! She doesn't look me in the eyes and instead stands there confused looking from side to side. So she DUMPS the whole piece into my salad and hands it back to me. In the meantime, I get to the cashier again and this time she claims she told me my order was a "Veggie Delight" and of course I tell her otherwise so she says instead "ya ya, jus' gimme thee money". No apology from either of them. I would have happily paid the extra $2 or so had I received some apology or customer service. Where's the common courtesy??? I'm NEVER going back to that Subway!!!

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Top Shanghai Cuisine Restaurant8100 Ackroyd Rd, #120, Richmond
Absolute worst service
By goq3web of Vancouver (Collingwood) (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 8:53pm [Dine in]

Over an hour to get all of our food. They took our tea pot away half way through lunch to refill it. Or at least I thought that's what they were doing. It never came back. Should have sent out search and rescue. No one really came by our table at all over the course of a couple of hours.

Beware, when it come to paying the bill, ALL THEY CAN FOCUS ON IS THE TIP. When I said I wasn't a going to leave a tip, they suddenly showed up at our table. Finally, some service. Oh wait, it was only to ask for a tip again. When I told him about our problems, all I got I was a half hearted, "we're busy". No apology, no real explanation, nothing. When he figured out that he was t getting a tip, he gave me THE FINGER. Yes, a very classy person. Wonder if he learned that in ESL. Oh wellie sure they have enough business without me ever returning. But if you look at other review sites, their sucky service is well noted.

You can find other places with just as good food but with much better service. Please let this place die.

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Buffet at River Rock, The8811 River Rd., Richmond
Bad food! Bad Bad services!
By Cyan of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 12:49am [Dine in]

Went there for lunch with my family, food quality was okay~ Cooked food was bad, I rather go to food court. Salad was the only good thing in the buffet. The worse thing is the services, rude and bad attitude. This lady scared my 2 yr old who was just sitting on the bench quietly playing with her iPhone. Without a word, she rushed to the table and removing all the dishes and cup in front of my child, when she walked away, she made this horrible face and said "I'm taking these away....... Blah blah... Or else I will needa clean it...". Forgot the exact words she said because I was too shock at her action. I understand (maybe) she did this for my child's safety, but can she be a bit more polite or at least be gentle when taking the stuff away, the noises she made scared everyone. And this chef at the bar, I accidentally dripped a half-penny size congee on the bar, and he wiped it right away and said 'Oh man~~~'.... I didn't know why I paid almost $20 for this quality of food and services.

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Yokohama Japanese Restaurant12251 No.1 Road, #140, Richmond
Fantastic,best food ever!
By katsuko koko of richmond bc (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, May 5, 2014 - 12:30am [Dine in]

Yokohama Teppanyaki is my favorite all time restaurant.very beautiful decor,I had a good experience every time. their teppanyaki experience is fun and the meat used is high quality. A5 Wagyu from Japan grilled to absolute perfection and melts in your mouth with buttery goodness.the filet mignon is SO good. Tender cooked just right . the sushi and sashimi here is fresh.I like the roll is so well made. I order the Lobster roll so fancy and delicious.Uni Sashimi is my favorite too. only $8.95 whole fresh uni.if you want a quality food. It would be a good place to eat.

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White Spot6551 No. 3 Road, #1902, Richmond
Favorite eating place in Richmond
By pakingsley of Richmond , BC (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 11:47am [Dine in]

This restaurant has great food and great service. All of the servers are good, but, I must say that Shannon and Smarten are two for the best. Great service and smiles. You can see that they enjoy their work and the people that they meet. Great job ladies. Again all of the servers in this restaurant are great. The hostesses and hosts are friendly and manage to do a great job of seating customers in a timely and smooth manner. All in all a great place to eat.

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The River Club Pub & Restaurant11111 Horseshoe Way, Richmond
Pleasantly surprised
By rnathan of Richmond (14 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 9:29am [Dine in]

We ordered the $12 Friday night steak special and chicken strips. Although the chicken is listed as an appetizer, when fries are added it makes a nice, light meal. I'm looking forward to trying other appetizers on my next visit. The service was prompt and friendly. When the food came, it was well presented and tasty. We'll definitely add this place to our list of local restaurants that offer good value and service.

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Yokohama Japanese Restaurant12251 No.1 Road, #140, Richmond
What an Amazing Experience
By Cecilia Wang of Richmond (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, April 21, 2014 - 1:55pm [Dine in]

I've eaten here many times and the food was really amazing! The chef performs his cooking skill in front of us and shocks everyone there. The sushi there is really wonderful. You will definitely enjoy the service in yokohama and it will become one of your favourite place to go.

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Mary's Italian Gelato & Ice Cream12240 2nd Ave, Unit 120, Richmond
Chalky ice cream - bleh
By lindarose of Vancouver (172 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, April 18, 2014 - 8:45pm [Dine in]

Bought the kids single scoops of ice cream. The kids had chocolate. I had butter pecan. The kids thought the chocolate was okay - but my son thought it a little sweet. My butter pecan had no flavour and no pecans that I could discern. I also thought the consistency was chalky.

The ambiance was non-existent. It was uncomfortable in the shop with little decor.

The server was unsmiling and curt.

We ended up going here because of the long line up for Timothy's Ice Cream nearer the water. I guess there was a reason for that. Next time, we will stand in line too and avoid Mary's.

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Pajo's Fish & Chips12011 7th Ave, Richmond
New Year = New Staff?
By Silent Typewriter of Vancouver (8 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 12:04pm [Dine in]

This Pajo's has always been our go-to place for outings with the dog and with the first sunny weekend of the year, we couldn't pass up the opportunity to go back and enjoy some delicious fish & chips. However, with the new year, there seems to be changes does not benefit the customers.

Food:
We ordered the large halibut with onion rings replacing the fries. Of the three pieces of halibut we received, one piece was cod (which is cheaper) rather than halibut and all three pieces of fish were overcooked. The batter was also lumpy and didn't have the usual lightness or crispiness to it. The onion rings were great but there were only about 7 or 8 rings in there.

Service:
There was a line up to order but we've lined up at longer ones and received our food even faster. Waited about 15 minutes just to order and then another 30 minutes to get our food! And the guy who was calling out the numbers for pick up was so quiet, no one could hear him so he kept calling out the same numbers, taking up even more time.

Value:
With the new year came an expanded menu but also higher prices. We paid $22 for 3 pieces of halibut, some onion rings, and a medium fountain pop. For that price, I rather go to one of the restaurants along the boardwalk and be served.

Ambiance:
Excellent as always but of course, the ambiance is nature and had nothing to do with Pajo's.

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Yokohama Japanese Restaurant12251 No.1 Road, #140, Richmond
Great food and friendly service
By NatLynn of Richmond , BC (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 9:25pm [Dine in]

Yokohama Japanese Restaurant is a very great place for families. My family are regular customers that love to eat at Yokohama's! The food is very authentic and at reasonable prices.
The staff are very friendly and have some of the most entertaining Teppanyaki chefs!!
It is our favorite place to eat at a nice location.

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Steveston Seafood House3951 Moncton Street, Richmond
Not Worth It
By masonjarz of Surrey , B.C. (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 1:27pm [Dine in]

Food was OK...just OK. Prices were 10-20% higher than then should have been. Service was poor. Decor was bland. Deceptive price on seafood appetizer platter--ended up being $90 for the platter which was nothing to write home about. Wanted to leave a small or no tip, but the lowest tip option on their card machine was 15%. All in all, felt ripped off. Do not recommend.

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