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bubblejummRichmond , BCSince January 5, 201010 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.4)
  • Food4 (3.8)
  • Service3 (3.2)
  • Value3 (2.9)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.7)


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Meloty Fine Tea8328 Capstan Way, #1161, Richmond
Pleasant experience
Submitted Tuesday, July 26, 2011 - 7:27pm [Dine in]

I went here one afternoon with my mom, not because we'd planned to, but we were just around the area and wanted some light snack.

Upon entrance, the place was very elegant looking. Since Asian restaurants are not famous for excellent service, I was still kind of expecting to get some service here since the price is not inexpensive.

I had the English Special for One, for $13. They give you three pastries/treats at random, and a drink of your choice. I had this taro cake, strawberry custard, and green tea pastry. I had a Swiss coffee drink, which was fine. The presentation was very cute and girly, in expensive looking china. My mom had meat pastry* for around $10. Overall, we paid $25 for the experience plus tips.

The portions are quite small, and would not satisfy an average man's appetite. I thought the experience of eating here is perfect for catching up with a friend (someone who's girly or cutesy), since it's better for intimate moments. It's almost as if it's a secret location since not that many people would pass by it. The restaurant itself was not too quiet, so I guess it's quite popular with the Chinese community.

The service was actually there! The female servers were polite and came by promptly and as requested.

The ambience is the winner for this experience. They played classical music (in English too!), and had a really nice Victorian restroom.

I recommend this place :)

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Fish on Rice1414 W. Broadway, Vancouver
A Pleasant Experience
Submitted Friday, February 4, 2011 - 1:22am [Dine in]

Tonight, two non-pregnant women (me and my bff) were craving for some AYCE sushi.

After a random encounter/help from a man who works at a corner store, we decided to go to 1414 W. Broadway St. to satisfy our cravings. There we decided to check out Fish On Rice.

The food itself was pretty good. They had really great portions, and were presentable. Although I've had fresher sushi (*ahem* Jumbo Sushi in Richmond), the food at F.O.R. was very satisfying.

The service was what made the experience really pleasant. I'm so used to being treated poorly at sushi restaurants, that my expectations have gone down. But at F.O.R., I actually felt like the server(s) did what they were supposed to do...which is simply serve the customers. I felt like they were there for us whenever we needed them, and made sure that our water and tea were refilled as necessary. They took away the dirty dishes, in a way that was not distracting. The servers worked together in serving our table, and never told us that it was "someone else's table". I really felt like they worked as a team. I'm very happy about this. And with great service, comes happy customers = well-deserved tip!

As for the value, it wasn't the $15 weekday AYCE I expected, but because I was happy with the service and the food, I didn't mind paying more. It's all about the good experience, right?

The ambiance was not that special...it was fine. Typical Japanese restaurant.

Overall, I say YES, go ahead and try it :)

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Bridges1696 Duranleau Street, Vancouver
Location, location, location
Submitted Sunday, July 11, 2010 - 1:50am [Dine in]

Bridges has a really good location. No wonder it's a popular choice especially in the summer days to come!

My bf and I had our anniversary here. Although it was a busy Saturday dinner time, we were seated in about 15 minutes. It was packed, clearly because it was very sunny and the perfect weather for eating on the patio.

FOOD- The food was not too bad. I had the halibut and my boyfriend had fish and chips. I had long island iced tea and that one was terrible! The alcohol in it was sooo damn strong, I felt like I was just drinking rum, which was gross just as is.

SERVICE: The service was okay. The server was serving a lot of people so at times it was very difficult to catch him, and it took him awhile to bring our food out. At least he took our picture without rushing us.

VALUE: Guests are definitely paying for the location. If you're not going to eat on the patio, might as well go somewhere else. The food is a little overpriced for the amount they are feeding you. We paid quite a lot, and did not get that much. And that long island iced tea was soo not worth it =[

AMBIANCE: Great summer sunny day restaurant. It has a cool, upbeat vibe, and there are lots of people and lots of things to view in the Inlet.

RECOMMEND? Yes, to those who would like to enjoy a great location in Granville Island. Perhaps to experience the full G.I. experience, by paying a little more.

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New management
Kashcool222 Pemberton Ave, North Vancouver
Taste Test of Persian Food, and it did NOT disappoint
Submitted Sunday, May 9, 2010 - 2:52pm [Dine in]

My boyfriend came here on a Saturday evening for some dinner.
After reading all of the horrible service reviews, but the great food, we just had to try it.

It was our first time trying Persian food, and it was delicious!

We had what the server suggessted (boneless chicken skewer and beef skewer).
The chicken and the beef were so soft and very tender, and even the rice was great with it. It definitely satisfied our hunger! It makes me want to come back and truly I recommend others to try it as well.

The service was great. We had a younger female server, and she was really nice and she gave us great recommendations. She was not pushy and annoying, and made us feel comfortable (although everyone was Persian in the restaurant, except for us). However, the owner lady was not very charismatic. She only noticed/acknowledged our presence in the restaurant when we were about to pay, and her tone of voice was not very friendly. Perhaps it's the lack of fluency in English? I totally get what everyone else is saying here. If I were her, I'd make sure that I'm friendly to everyone, cuz you never know who writes reviews on your restaurant. Because of a 5-minute encounter, with her, I'm giving the service aspect a 4 instead of a 5.

The ambiance was similar to Mirch Masala in Surrey. It was really authentic however, since they had this mini fish pond in the middle of nowhere, and there was interesting art work displayed all throughout the restaurant, do it sets the mood that you're in a Persian restaurant.

Over all, it was a pleasant surprise, and we plan on coming back.

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Urban Thai Bistro1119 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Food was Yummy, but not so much the service...
Submitted Friday, March 19, 2010 - 1:37am [Dine in]

My boyfriend and I wanted to have some dinner after watching the opening ceremonies of the Paralympics (so this was a Friday night).

We decided to choose this restaurant as we wanted to have some exotic food such as Thai food, and the price did not seem too much to handle.

Upon arrival, the hostess did not necessarily have a pleasant first impression on us. She seemed irritated. Although my boyfriend told me that he hopes that we won't have to deal with her for the rest of the night, I said that she might be tired. But that should not always be the excuse to not treat your customers right.

The server came, and they were in such a rush!

Our food came promptly after we ordered it, but again, the server seemed to want to rush us. However, it was nice that they gave us the 15-minute warning until the kitchen closes.

Dining here made me feel unwelcomed, and that I have to leave ASAP because they are closing way too early for a Friday night. I have been to other restaurants before, and it is up to great hospitality that restaurants should never rush their customers (by turning off the lights, taking unfinished dish, and constantly asking if you should take the bill yet).

The food was great, but I wish I was able to enjoy it more.

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Italian Kitchen1037 Alberni Street, Vancouver
Meh, not THATgreat.
Submitted Tuesday, February 2, 2010 - 3:22pm [Dine in]

So, my boyfriend an I were really excited to try this place.
WE passed by it a couple of times, seemed to be busy, so it must be good enough for lots of people.

So, we decided to save it for a special moment, our 2& 1/2 years.

It was a Sunday night and we had a reservation. However, we came in early, so we did not get the corner seat that we requested for.

The server did not really seem to care about us =/
It was a brief and uncaring 'hello'...perhaps she was tired?

The food was okay, it wasn't anything exceptional.
I ordered some pasta (can't remember which one it was), but it was quite pricey, but not thaat great.

However, their to-go bags are really nice (it's like a cloth bag)

At the end of your meal, they give you this paper where you rate their service. The great thing tho is, they actually sent me a 'coupon' two weeks later, saying 'Thanks for your review, here's a coupon for appetizers that you can use next time you visit any of our restaurants' (which includes Sanafir, Global, etc.)

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Cheesecake Etc.2141 Granville, Vancouver
simple concept converts to dollars
Submitted Tuesday, February 2, 2010 - 2:42am [Dine in]

This place, if you think about it, is actually very simply organized.
Just turn off the lights, light up some candles, and there's your Cheesecake Etc., always buzzing with cheesecake lovers, from 7pm til 1 am.

I actually like it. Very clever, in fact!

My boyfriend and I always go here pretty much after a dinner out (if we have extra time anyways). The cheesecake is consistently tasty, and in good proportion. Although it could be quite pricey (everything is pricey nowadays!), the value is still pretty worth it.

However, it sucks how there's not much of a selection of cheesecakes or et cetera, for a company that calls itself 'Cheesecake Etc.' The menu is very short and sweet, but I'd love to see more in there. It kind of gets boring to see the same dessert menu all the time.

The service is very quick, except for this one occasion where the server seemed to have forgotten about us. Otherwise, it's pretty much a 'Hi, how are you? Good, I'll give you a moment...', "What would you like? Okay, it's coming up...", "Thanks for coming, here's your bill..." kind of a conversation. There's nothing wrong with that, as the place is always packed!

A great date place. Very romantic, with the jazz pumpin up the romantic scene, with sometimes, a live pianist sitting across another couple (cuz the place is soo damn small, he/she has no choice but to play piano in your face, literally).

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Yavis Club Cheesecake Cafe8338 Capstan Way, #1231, Richmond
Great Dessert Place Hidden in Rich City
Submitted Tuesday, February 2, 2010 - 2:32am [Dine in]

so, i live quite near this place.
i found it by accident with my boyfriend, as we were walking around looking for a place to eat dessert.

we were so glad to find it, as it is a convenient place in richmond, as oppose to going all the way to downtown v just to have cheesecake.

although it is quite pricey (you spend 20$ on 2 slices of cheesecake =O), it's still pretty cool that they have that cheesecake/drink combo (where your drink's cost is lowered). but then again, it always adds up.

the place itself is very modernly decorated. it has a lot of 'white space', and it's quite worth a visit. although it's not something super mindblowing, it's still quite a state of the art once you step in. and their super artistic looking clock is cool.

the cheesecake itself is pretty good. i always order the heavenly whatever (chocolate vanilla) one, since most of their cheesecakes are fruity (i like chocolatey flavours more). they have quite a selection that's definitely worth checking out. the portions are quite smaller than other places, that after a few nibbles, your cheesecake experience is over m'dear.

the service is meh, straightforward. they're probably better towards chinese people since it is located in a highly chinese-populated area.

overall, i say that you try this place at least once.

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Richmond Sushi8388 Capstan Way, #1488, Richmond
But then you realize that you get so full easily...
Submitted Tuesday, February 2, 2010 - 2:24am [Dine in]

So you pay whatever amount of money you do in order to savour every bite of this all-you-can-eat sushi house...until you realize you're full.

Was it worth it?

Well, the service is quite fast. And the servers are quite friendly, and they understand English, so that's always a plus.

I starved myself for a few hours before goin to late night sushi here, and I was full right away. Perhaps not a good idea to go here if you get full easily cuz as much as 'all-you-can-eat' sounds appealing, it is a rip-off once you realize that you spend 15$ on food that you normally would've paid $7 for.

but then again, sushi is always worth it? no, good sushi is always worth it.
as for richmond sushi, it was good enough to make me full.

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Jumbo Sushi Japanese Restaurant6648 No. 3 Road, Richmond
Me and my boyfriend's favourite
Submitted Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 3:18am [Dine in]

I first visited this place in 2004, and I thought it was pretty cool how it had the bamboo and wooden seats and tables. However, recently, they had changed to IKEA stuff, which makes it look more cafeteria-like. I miss the old ambiance!

BUT, my boyfriend and I love this place. We always go here, pre-ordering just to speed things up. Nothing can compare to the quality and freshness of sushi that they have here. And the price is really cheap, and great for the quality of food.

Although they may be slow, it is worth it once you start your first bite on that jumbo california roll (or whatever it is you're consuming). it's so tasty, combined with the wasabi and the soy sauce. we always order a bento box g, chicken teriyaki roll, and a mango roll if available. and it is soo worth the wait and the non-original IKEA furniture.

ps. but im glad that they're making enough profit that they even upgraded their stuff to IKEA.

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