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Richmond Restaurant Reviews
Maruwa Sushi Japanese Restaurant11300 Steveston Highway, Richmond
Some of the best Japanese food in town
By pkwok of Shaughnessy, Vancouver (123 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, November 22, 2013 - 10:56pm [Dine in]

I have eaten here several times with different groups of people over the last few years. Every time, the food was incredible. Even if you order something "ordinary" like California roll, it tastes better here than at other Japanese restaurants. One of the reasons, perhaps the primary one, is that the food is very fresh. They have a board by the bar counter with daily specials written on it. These are must tries. I have never been disappointed with any one dish from that board, and the these specials are usually very creative, both in cooking and in presentation. The price is not cheap, but well worth the money. The latest time I went there, the (I suppose) husband and wife team handled everything in the whole restaurant, with no other help, which initially concerned me a bit. The service suffered somewhat because she was so overburdened trying to juggle so many things among the different tables, but he was incredible. He was constantly dashing between the sushi bar and the inside kitchen, in charge of both cooking the hot food and preparing the sushi and sashimi, yet every dish came out perfect and delicious.

If you don't mind the slightly cramped space and the slightly slow service, just tasting the food is worth a trip to this restaurant.

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Prata-Man9060 Capstan Way, #180, Richmond
Hidden gem! Great cheap eat! Good for lunch or quick take out for dinner
By cindyLiu925 of Richmond (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, November 15, 2013 - 3:34am [Dine in]

Prata-man has been around for a while and we have drove past it many times in Richmond. But we finally had the chance to try it. We didn't have high expectations because it seemed to be quite a small local restaurant serving the nearby neighbourhood. But the place can get quick busy during lunch time. We ordered the Hainanese chicken, satay and the laksa. The chicken is served cold boneless, and with ginger/green onion sauce and chili sauce. Delicious and the oil rice complemented it very well. The satay was a great appetizer with the special peanut sauce. I had to ask for more of the sauce to go with my chicken! The laksa was very flavourful, although I did find the presentation to not be the greatest but the taste was great. There was big pieces of chicken, along with some tofu, shrimp and egg in the laksa. Overall, the meal was very filling and quite the deal. We had some leftovers chicken that we brought for lunch the next day and it was still delicious. Definitely recommend this place when you are strolling by Richmond for a quick bite.

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Bubble Queen8888 Odlin Crescent, Unit 1200, Richmond
Sinful!
By saintvlas22 of Vancouver (downtown) (18 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 2:14am [Dine in]

I had a Ferrero Rocher slush, and it was fantastic - a chocolate, wafer and hazelnut milkshake basically, and surprisingly, not too sweet! The only complaint is the price - at about $6, it's pretty steep. The only saving grace is that the standard size is huge, so if you come here after dinner, it's big and rich enough to split between 2 people.

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Red Star Seafood Restaurant8181 Cambie Rd, #2200, Richmond
My new Richmond favourite
By pkwok of Shaughnessy, Vancouver (123 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, November 4, 2013 - 1:48pm [Dine in]

I hesitated in going to this restaurant for some time, because during its early days, I heard from friends that its food quality was not as good as that of its sister restaurant in Vancouver. However, these days, it is offering a special promotional set menu with snow crab that is very attractive, so I and my family took the plunge.

It was a very pleasant surprise. Not only was the set menu incredible value for money (the entire menu cost less than what just the snow crab might cost elsewhere), but every dish was delicious and perfectly cooked. Service was top-notch, as the waiter kept changing our plates every now and then to clear them of bones and crab shells.

Another outstanding feature of the restaurant is that seating is non-congested (unlike most other Chinese restaurants), and, combined with its high ceiling, the noise level is many decibels lower than at a typical Chinese restaurant. It makes for a very pleasant dining experience.

Highly recommended.

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Garden City Hot Pot Restaurant8788 McKim Way, #1205, Richmond
I feel ripped off
By Holland.Kinn of vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, November 4, 2013 - 3:03am [Dine in]

This uses to be one of my favorite food spots back when I was living in Richmond, but the age of the establishment, heavy competition from AYCE shops, and inflation has gotten the better of this place.

For starters the place lost it once glory and its interior looks dated and dirty. Everything I touched, seats, tables and so on and so forth felt sticky and dirty. This is not condensation one would expect from a hot pot restaurant, but more of a grimy feel.

Service was a little better than most Cantonese restaurants, they were attentive came and refilled drinks often, but a few of the server also had a very smug attitude. I was dinning with my mom and grandma and they are a little bit slower, due to their age, but to be very honest if you do not have patience to deal with seniors, you should not work in the service industry.

Now the food itself was decent, nothing exceptional, but also nothing wrong. The problem is the portion size. When one pays $16 for a plate of fatty beefy you would expect to get more than 15 slices, $9 for veggies, a little more than a handful right? I ended up spend $130 for table of 3, left unsatisfied and even feeling a bit ripped off.

Also be wary and check your bill. I recalculated again after getting home and they had overcharged me by around $9, but since I did not order anything of this price I figure they charged $3 per head for the complimentary drinks.

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Prata-Man9060 Capstan Way, #180, Richmond
Prata Man does not sell prata!
By hibiscus of Burnaby (3 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 11:50pm [Dine in]

Thought of having some roti prata this evening when I remembered we passed by this place before but have never tried it. So we tried it today and guess what, they dont serve roti prata! Accordingly, the Chinese doesn't like the layers! So why call themselves the prata man! The so-called prata that they serve is like the Chinese pancake!
We wanted to order the satay but when we looked at the next table with the satay, they look dry so we decided not to try that. The Hainanese Chicken rice - the rice is undercooked and the chicken is cold! As for the tofu goreng, it's nicely fried but the sauce is meh! The last thing we ordered was the mee goreng and it tasted like puke! Sorry no offence but its gonna be my first and last time there.
Feel really bad for the Singaporeans though, to have their food represented this way by this restaurant! This is not the restaurant to go to if you want authentic Singapore or Malaysian food!

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Continental Seafood Restaurant11700 Cambie Rd, #150, Richmond
Great first impression
By hibiscus of Burnaby (3 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 11:46pm [Dine in]

Push cart dim sum style. We ordered about 12 type of dim sum for the 5 of us. Just the regular stuff - har kow, rice flour roll, steamed buns, claypot rice, congee, bbq pastry and some desserts. All were good except for the claypot rice and my favourite is the deep fried taro. Worth coming back again and the restaurant is very spacious and the staff are friendly and attentive compare to other Chinese restaurants (if you know what I mean).

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Yuu Japanese Tapas3779 Sexsmith Road, Unit 1111, Richmond
It's just like the food back in Japan
By MinaWang of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 12:51pm [Dine in]

I've been to many places after coming to Canada with my family and I have been to this restaurant twice so far and both experiences were quite pleasant. I myself have tried three dishes the tokatsu curry(This one is my absolute favorite, it's to die for), the tokatsu ramen(was really tasty and cheap considering how much the serving was) and the hotpot(I actually didn't like this one, I would describe it as mushy and I wouldn't recommend this unless you have recently got a tooth removed). Moral is if you pass by Yuu make sure to eat curry, and If you are a hotpot type of person go to the Taiwanese restaurant a few stores to the left of Yuu. I am Taiwanese and I would say that Yuu overall isn't as good as the Taiwanese restaurant, however, if I would have have to choose my favorite dish in Richmond it would be the tonkatsu curry at Yuu. But since most of you dislike curry and ramen I suggest the Taiwanese restaurant.

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Tramonto8811 River Rd., Richmond
Wish I could give it 6 stars!! Great Food & Service
By kathleenmilton5 of Richmond , BC (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 12:53pm [Dine in]

Had my birthday dinner here and it was amazing.
When I entered the restaurant, the very friendly hostess greeted us and welcomed us to Tramonto. She then seated us at a lovely corner table where it was quite and with a great view.
We ordered the crab cake which was good. My bf ordered the beef tenderloin and it was so soft and tender, it just melted in my mouth ! I ordered the seafood platter and delightful !!! The yummy clams, lobster tail, crab claw and scallop !! (It came with mussels but I'm not a big fan of it, so I asked for more clams)
Anyways it's always a pleasure to come here because the food and service is always consistent :) I can't wait until I come back again!
P.S. You must try there pear sorbet !!!!!

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Chen's Shanghai Kitchen8095 Park Rd, Richmond
Good place for occasional cravings
By Denniswebstuff of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, October 11, 2013 - 9:27pm [Dine in]

Ambiance is so-so, service is reasonable, and value is excellent in terms of price and portion.

Though I dont like every dish on the menu, I come here when I have a craving for the xiao long bao and sweet rice ball soup. Hands down one of the best in those categories in Metro Vancouver.

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IHOP - International House of Pancakes6780 No. 3 Road, Richmond
Good breakfast !
By 2gether of Mexico,cancun (4 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, October 4, 2013 - 6:09pm [Dine in]

We came here for breakfast and ordered different dishes group of 10 and the food was fast and absolutely fresh and hot. Service is wonderful and my fave is the blueberry pancake. We all certainly had a good time. Love IHOP good thing that we don't need to cross the boarder for a treat. Will definitely come back for more.

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Saigon City Vietnamese Restaurant9040 Blundell Rd., #125, Richmond
yet another visit
By AKInc of Richmond B.C (28 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, September 16, 2013 - 2:48pm [Dine in]

this place used to be walking distance from me before I moved. Since then, I have gone to other places for Pho while I was continually disappointed. I didn't write about those, simply because they were utterly forgettable, although there is anew place at 5 and Steveston that is good in a pinch.

Let's face it, not much separates a Pho place from another, other than service (Although I would argue, the broth is best here) and it's service that keeps me coming back. Always greeted with a smile and it's very fast. When's it's busy, it can be tough to get a second cup of tea, admittedly, although they are typically really attentive.

My wife and I were here on Sunday for dinner and it completely "hit the spot." I got the rare beef bowl and it was perfect.Sunday's can be tough at times for bean spouts and basil as freshness can wean a little, yet they were "spot on." the beef was tender and the noodles were NOT overcooked (which happens far too often with Pho.)

My wife likes the added touch of the garlic garnish on the peanut sauce for her salad roll, too.

Consistent choice and Christmas year round! :-D

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Red Star Seafood Restaurant8181 Cambie Rd, #2200, Richmond
Red Star is a Star
By leonard h of Vancouver (39 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 11:49pm [Dine in]

Conveniently located minutes by foot from Aberdeen Station, it nevertheless wasn't easy to find. The Red Star sign outside President Plaza pointed to nowhere, and once we figured out that it was IN President Plaza we still couldn't find it. Then I saw a sign that read "Chinese restaurant", and after investigating further, found out that that was Red Star. At last. But the food turned out to be so good, our "miss" adventure was soon dismissed. Dim sum has come a long way from the stuff on wheeled carts I used to eat in Chinatown back in the day. Stodgy har gow/siu mai be gone...at Red Star you get star treatment. We had a fried fish dish that was so fresh I doubt something that good would have been possible in a city away from the sea. The Chinese broccoli with dried fish was like something picked recently out of a garden. We had a rice roll with minced fish that had a fishball-type filling so succulent and smooth, and I had never had anything like it. The sticky rice wrapped in a leaf stuck just slightly, falling apart gently when prodded by chopsticks to reveal hot and steamy goodness inside.Just really good food overall, not greasy...we will be back.

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Pho Viet Restaurant8291 Ackroyd Road, #125, Richmond
Disappointed!
By Xitheaven of Richmond (9 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, September 14, 2013 - 10:37pm [Dine in]

This place is now at the NW corner of Westerminster and Cooney, in the plaza (it's been for many years). It's a place I usually go and have been for a long time, ever since they were at their old location by Nando Chicken. But after today I won't be going back. I went there with my parents and ordered their BBQ Pork with vermicelli. My mom ordered the same except with rice and dad had a small #2 pho. His pho was fine (just smaller than expected, almost like a kid's size) but our BBQ pork was horrible! I have never had such dry pork chop. We were there around 4pm on a Saturday and the place was empty - we were hoping that it was because it was too early for dinner.....but later we realized that perhaps it's just not popular anymore due to the fierce competition of pho places in Richmond.

It tasted like the pork chops had been BBQ-ed many days ago, left to dry, then reheated before serving. The flavour was there but if only it was made fresh, I believe it would have tasted much better. By the end of the meal the pork got tougher and chewier as the food cooled down...it was like eating jerky. My mom felt the same way and so did dad who had a bite of it. He couldn't believe this was the same place as the one we used to go to by Nando's Chicken. Maybe they changed owners or chefs?

I really hope the owners would put more heart into making sure the food tastes good. I would rather they remove this dish from the menu if it's going to taste like that. *sigh*... never been so disappointed from eating pork chop at any Vietnamese restaurant.

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Shi-Art Chinese Cuisine6551 No. 3 Road, #1302, Richmond
Manager will try to argue and humiliate you.
By acekwong of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, September 13, 2013 - 8:44pm [Dine in]

I go to Shi Art occasionally with my family, both for lunch and for dinner. The food is usually above average and the service is quite average, but I had the worst experience today.

My friend and I ordered peking duck, and we asked for extra cucumbers. When we asked for the bill, we realized that they charged $3 for the extra cucumbers we asked for. I told the waiter that we were not informed that we had to pay $3 extra when I asked for the cucumbers. I said I will pay the extra $3 but pointed out that the waiter should have told me that I would have to pay $3 if I want more cucumbers. What genuinely shocked me was his extremely rude response that was said in a very degrading manner.

"Well, it is not our responsibility to tell all the customers that. Let's say a customer orders a coke, do we have to tell him how much the coke costs? This is what happens when you go to a restaurant. The customers themselves should ask what is the cost when they ask for extra stuff"

He continued to have a heated argument with me for the next minute or so. He was trying to make it sound like I don't go to restaurants and I do not know how things work.

I eat out at least 3 times a week, and go to chinese restaurants enough that I know this is not the norm. Some restaurants charge for XO sauce, but they always let you know ahead of time. My family almost always order peking duck whenever we eat in a chinese restaurant and sometimes they ask for more cucumbers or wraps. NEVER once did they charge for those.

By the way, when i wanted to speak with the manager, I glanced over at the tag of the server that was arguing with me. it says "manager" on it.

I am definitely never going back to this restaurant. There are many good restaurants in Richmond where the servers will never treat you like that.

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Gingeri Chinese Cuisine5300 No. 3 Road, 323, Richmond
A Class Act in the Dim Sum Scene
By leonard h of Vancouver (39 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, September 8, 2013 - 7:49pm [Dine in]

We had made a reservation for noon on a busy Sunday, got there at noon, and were seated almost immediately. I was impressed by the genuine friendliness of the hostess, and - throughout the meal - by the staff. The decor was soothing to the eye, tasteful without being gaudy, elegant yet spartan in the traditional big-dim-sum restaurant fashion. We had a choice of more than 10 teas, and chose a kind of flower tea that was delicious. Our pot was re-filled promptly, and again, and it was all we could drink for 2$. The food was excellent. The highlights were scallop and mashed potato wrapped in seaweed, the end result spring-roll shape; jicama-peanut dumplings; deep-fried salty tofu with garlic, crispy on the outside, soft and fresh on the inside; and pieces of fresh fish in a lovely sauce. I really couldn't find a thing wrong with this place.

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Ninkazu Japanese Restaurant4231 Hazelbridge Way, #205, Richmond
Our favorite all you can eat.
By straw_hut of Vancouver (downtown) (22 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 5:46pm [Dine in]

My buddies and I have frequented almost all the all-u-can-eat sushi places in richmond in the last 10 years. Restaurants have opened, experienced their growth with decent food and ultimately declined into oblivion. This place has been our favorite for the past 2 years. Great sushi rolls, consistently awesome food + fast service and as long as you make reservations ahead of time, you'll get a table in a reasonable amount of wait for late-night.

Host / Hostess is always friendly and the staff look really tired but are never mean or make you feel unwelcome.

Hope this place does not decline like all the others in Richmond. It does get noisy in here and the place usually fills up fast with college kids. Not the ideal place to go for a date but it is good when you want great food.

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Lai Ching Kee BBQ8580 Alexandra Rd, #2010, Richmond
great bbq restaurant
By gcc888 of Richmond , BC, Canada (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 8:46pm [Dine in]

Their bbq rice toppings and noodle soup bbq are very good. Service is quite fast as we came in on a slow day. I'm somewhat surprised they are not as busy as the other restaurants in the area. Would definitely recommend to family and friends. Portions are quite huge as well and give a tremendous value.

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Top Gun J&C8766 McKim Way, #2020, Richmond
Love the Deep Fried Chicken Wings Stuffed with Sticky Rice
By equus of Richmond , BC (7 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, August 25, 2013 - 12:07am [Dine in]

Solid menu of dim sum items with the one outstanding dish as mentioned in the title. Overpriced unless you have the Top Gun card, then it becomes a good deal especially if you are an early eater. Haven't tried the sushi for dim sum, I find it a bit weird. Can't go far wrong with this place.

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Jade Seafood Restaurant8511 Alexandra Road, Richmond
Great Place for Dim Sum for Early Birds
By equus of Richmond , BC (7 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, August 25, 2013 - 12:00am [Dine in]

We can't seem to find many dim sum places that opens at 9am so this place really suits us find. The good is great and we normally get good service from them - yes we are regulars. Only downside about this place is that they don't serve congee this early. Highly recommended.

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