Corner of Broadway and Renfrew, next to Mr.Sub in the same Plaza. Sushi take out place with reasonable prices. Serving sushi bubble tea, snacks and desserts.
Over the years, the prices of the menu items here have risen considerably. I remember paying only $10 (meal plus tip) for myself but then again, that was the past. Really fast with preparing and pushing out orders. Also, for those who haven't visited in a while, this place has gotten a new renovation and there's more space for dine in customers. Other than that, Brian (the owner) is a really nice guy and his staff reflect that. If you come here for the food or the service, either way, just bring some extra cash with you.
Went here for lunch with my friend today.
Food was good. I had the Spicy Combo which consisted of half a spicy tuna and salmon roll, spicy dynomite roll, spicy negitori and chopped scallop nigiri . . the fish tasted very fresh but this was not spicy enough. Also, found the seawood very tough to bite through, so ended up stuffing the whole roll into my mouth. Didn't like that at all!! My friend had the bento box - she liked it. It came with miso soup, california roll (which you can exchange for another roll and paying the difference), tempura (2 pieces), teriyaki chicken (or beef) over a huge mound of rice and the green salad. $22 for the two of us. To me, a bit pricey for lunch.
Service was good . . came around to refill cups with tea but at the end slowed right down.
I think the value was just ok. I think I can go elsewhere and get better sushi.
This place was clean wasn't too crowded. Would go back.
My favorite Sushi place in Vancouver. Been going there once a week after work. Fresh Salmon Sashimi, yummy rolls (nothing too fancy but it's good) and they have the best Miso Soup. The place is nice and small but the people there have really big hearts. They always greet me with a huge smile and friendly voice. The owner is awesome too, very polite and outgoing. I love it there. I totally recommend this place. The only downside is that they're open till 7:30pm or 8pm.
Our office orders from Riz occasionally and Brian has never turned down an order no matter how last minute it is. He is always accommodating and is able to customize some orders to meet demands.
The sushi is always fresh and the prices are great.
Eventhough our office is located quite far away, he never charges us delivery.
Definitely recommend Riz.
I wasn't very impressed with this place the first time I tried it, but after giving it one more go, I am happy to say I have changed my mind.
I call the food a 4/5 - it's not that it is the best sushi ever...but it is fresh, and the owner is very nice, very genuine and I am happy to give him my business. Like those have said before, it is always busy with locals and regulars who know a good thing. I am glad to see this place has moved past the days when it was only visited by hgh schoolers looking for bubble tea!
FYI, I have also ordered their party trays - GREAT value and they take a lot of pride in presentation and quality. The maki tray is superb, and you can't go wrong for $20. I get one on every holiday (I have done it the last Christmas and Easter) as my appy contribution for family dinners - always a big hit! Just call the catering line a day in advance and tell him what time you want it!
I live in the area, but was always a little reluctant to try this place out.
I have seen them at the PNE and other places and a lot of people in the neighbourhood had said that this is a good little joint to try out. I ordered from there on the weekend. The people there were very friendly. They were very nice and told me that they had a weekly cone special, so next time I may want to try.
I had ordered thier House Party Tray and thier "Volcanal" Roll for two and it was plenty. There were a variety of party trays, for a very reasonable price.
Will definately go back and try more of their stuff.
Needing a quick sushi fix, we came by this neighbourhood joint based on positive reviews. Maybe it was an off night for them, but we didn't experience the same 'wow' factor as others did. It was more of a 'meh' experience.
Food: bland sushi with average quality fish. The rolls were above average in size but filled mostly with rice and veggies. The tempura was heavily battered and tasted over fried. Toro nigiri was not good, even for BC standards. Overall the sushi rolls were similar to what you'd expect at AYCE - large, average tasting, and made with blah rice. Huge menu selection though.
Service: quick and friendly. We were one of two sit-in diners and they seem to specialize in take-out business.
Value: pricing is appropriate for portion size and quality of ingredients. $32 for two so the value is fair, but I would prefer to pay a few dollars more for better ingredients and execution. Oh well, can't have it all.
Ambiance: simple chairs and tables with a nice looking mural on the side wall. Basic decor for a casual dining experience.
Overall: recommended for those who prefer quantity over quality. We'll continue looking for that perfect sushi joint that balances quality with value.
I am a regular customer here for last 1yr 1/2. I enjoy their sushi very much with great price. Always fresh and busy with friendly service.
Wah!!!!! This place have change alot. New wall painting, new decoration, new Lighting, new funitures and new set-up. This place have been totally revised to a great eat-in restaurant. First I though that it must be a new owner but No! they are the same owner and same friendly staff. I was talking to the owner and he said that some of his client suggested that he should do something about his place because it is too small and uncomfortable for eat-in so he closed down the place for big renovation ( no wonder I could not get my delivery during Christmas). Good for the guys who is seriouse about his business and talking the feed bach from the customers seriously. He also mention that there would be a new menu and he is expending his catering business.
Now I have another choice to eat out with friends. I definately recommand this place for sushi.
Wish this place great success and looking forward for their new menu.
I've been a regular at the Riz ever since I worked in the Technology Centre across the street from it and I have to say that I love it. The service is amazing, the staff are friendly, the food is above average in quality and price, and the new look is great.
When I went away to Australia for 8 months, the Vancouver sushi I craved wasn't from anything downtown or in Kits, it was from the Riz.
I highly recommend this place to any sushi junkies or Vancouverites looking to have a good cheap meal that leaves you satisfied.
In fact, I'm going there right now...
Went to Riz last weekend, the store seems to have a new look compare to the last time we went. The food is Fresh, especially the peoples there are very generous and always happy for any business. A few times we went there it was super busy and we have to wait outside the door, even though they were incredibly busy at that time, the staff and the owner seems to still care for the customers whos waiting, nice!
Highly recommend Riz!
It's a small place and not very fancy, but their rolls are great. Golden Roll is one of my favs and the service is very exceptional. The pricing is about average; same as what you would expect from any sushi bar.
I've driven by this place many times, and it is the reviews on this site that made me stop one day to buy takeout. I've given the place a low ambiance rating, because it was freezing inside. I could not imagine staying to eat in (and this was way before the cold spell we are now having!).
For the most part, the sushi rolls were good, although nothing exceptional or worth commenting about. My one complaint is that a favorite of mine - the yam rolls - was actually made with carrots! I kept doubting myself but and wondering if there were different yams, but no, they were carrot! I would have preferred they said they were out of yam, rather than giving a carrot roll as a replacement, at the same cost! Kind of put me off and I haven't been back since.
Food - The quality and presentation is always excellent. The chefs seem to prepare the rolls with much care and don't rush. Definitely better than what you would expect by just looking at the place. They also serve bubble tea, which is a nice option to have.
Service - Their staff is always friendly and accomodating. Easy to talk with over the phone and in person.
Value - You can't go wrong with their prices. I have ordered one of their party trays numerous times and for the price, it feeds plenty of people. Even at their competitive prices, the quality is not comprimised.
Ambience - A small little place where you sort of don't expect it to be. The few times I have been there it was always clean and presentable.
I've lived in the area for 2 years & finally decided to go after reading the reviews. The service was super friendly! I had a lunch bento box that included miso & nonstop tea for $7.30 all in! Not the best sushi I've ever had, but that aside I'll definitely go again. I was there at the end of lunch & was amazed at how many regulars the servers knew by name. Judging by the foot traffic & phone orders, this is a destination for many.
Riz has the best sushi by far in the immediate neighbourhood. The prices are good, especially for what you are getting, and the food is yummy and wholesome. It's not spectacular fusion fare, or wonderfully authentic Japanese food, but it's good all the same. I like the clean, white layout of the store, as well, and the staff is friendly and always happy for any business.