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killer23dRichmond, BCSince January 21, 20094 Reviews
Average Rating
4 (3.9)
  • Food4 (4)
  • Service4 (4)
  • Value3.5 (3.5)
  • Ambiance4.5 (4.3)


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Sunway Restaurant4540 No. 3 Road, #1300, Richmond
Hidden Gem for Taiwanese Food in Richmond
Submitted Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 12:50am [Dine in]

Richmond as we all know it, has tons of Taiwanese Restaurants. In all of my experiences on majority of them, this one is the only one that I don't mind going a few times a week.

Before I go into more details, I need to state that this place is a home-cook type restaurant. It serves home-cook like meals without any "chemicals" like MSG or baking sodas. They have a small kitchen with 2 persons working at best, if you are in a hurry, try someone else. Otherwise, this place offers a lot of value.

The most famous dish for this place is the deep fried chicken (pop-corn chicken), for $4.50, you get a large plate that can be shared with at least 3 persons. They are also famous for their mini-hotpot, they use some delicious ingredient and you will go for that last drop of soup. The menu says the soup is good for your health!

Most entree items come with 2 side-dishes; depends on the days, they can serve some good appertizer or just a small mandarin orange. But hey, what more do you want for a little less than $9 that can fill you up?

Due to the small, family owned restaurant; I do not expect top notch service for the price they charge. As long as food is good, served hot and on-time, I will gladly tip the waiter/ess.

Sunway also does delivery, so if you are lazy to drive, call them.

I am a happy repeat customer for months with this place. They don't have the pretty renovations or the variety of dishes compare to other places; but Sunway gives you a warm, decent home-cook meal that is quite original Taiwanese for a good price.

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Highlander Restaurant, The9260 Bridgeport Road, Richmond
Must try Prime Ribs!!
Submitted Saturday, February 27, 2010 - 12:54am [Dine in]

Highlander Restaurant is a little hidden gem for great steaks in Richmond. This is our second time visiting as we are Entertainment book users. My gf and I feel that this place offer good value for the dollar paid compare to other chain restaurants in the area.

The prime rib is probably one of the best I've had in Richmond. The portion is about 6-8oz, serves with a Yorkshire pudding, veggies and potatoes all for $25!! We always like our steak medium rare, therefore the steak comes out a bit red, which is exactly how we like it. The steak is juicy and tender, it doesn't really require any gravy to pair with it. In fact, compare to other places, the taste of the food is on the lighter side. We think that is great because good beef need very little seasonings. The gravy doesn't taste salty or too strong, therefore it enhances the flavors of the steak.

The dessert on the other hand, is more disappointing. Otherwise I would give a 5 for food. We order the cheesecake, lava cake and cream brule. The cheesecake has no cheese flavors, it tastes like jello. Our server explains that it is made out of gelatin, it is different the "classic" cheesecake elsewhere. Since I am not expert in cheesecake, that explanation is... acceptable. The lava cake tastes like a double-chocolate muffin with chocolate cream on it. This is simply bad. The cream brule is very sweet, we think that sweetness should be able to make 2 extra cream brule orders.

We have extremely polite and attentive server. She hears our complains and willing to take off the desserts from our bill. I guess she is a paying more attention to the hockey game (Go Canada Go!!), she only removes 2 desserts from the bill. Since she takes the gesture to remove the 2, we never bother to have her remove the 3rd one and rather we pay her a bigger tip.

We find extremely good value eating at this place as the food is simply excellent and servers are attentive. Even it has a bar/pub next-door (it's part of a hotel), the environment is still quiet. We really like the ambiance of the place.

Other than the dessert, Highlander is now on our frequent visit list for steak.

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Zefferelli's Spaghetti Joint1136 Robson Street, Vancouver
Olympic Pricing? Too Salty
Submitted Monday, February 22, 2010 - 12:02am [Dine in]

Same as the other reviewer mentioned, the place is extremely busy. Nonetheless, both the host and our server had been very attentive. I guess they were working for long hours so I didn't expect to squeeze a smile out of them. I would rate the service for a 4, but they never mentioned about the "split charge" and automatically charged us for our shared plate. Moreover, the 17% gratuity charge was simply outrageous; no wonder this place had a shorter line-up compare to other places in the nearby location.

Food wise, they lean on the salty side. I've tried other Italian places and this was by far the one with the strongest taste.

Price wise, I feel I am over-paying a little for the 17% surcharge. Therefore I didn't leave any tips at all.

The restaurant environment itself is great, but next time when I am in; I will be using my Entertainment book.

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Soul Robata & Izakaya8580 Alexandra Road, #1015, Richmond
Something Different
Submitted Tuesday, January 20, 2009 - 6:05pm [Dine in]

If you are looking for something different for the evening, Soul could be your answer.

Japanese cusine in Vancouver often serve typical food such as sushi rolls, sashimi, deep fried items and noodles. Soul on the other hand, refuses to offer those and rather going for something that is unique.

The best of the best comes from the "Special Menu", the owner claims he changes it at least once a month. Being a regular customer there now, I have to say that menu lives up to the owner's word. Everything on the special menu is good, just simply pick anything and you should not be disappointed.

Pay close attention on the Sashimi, it is something you don't want to miss. Fish is extremely fresh and the owner prepare every dishes with extreme care.

Must try: Sashimi and BBQ items, also the the deep fried ice-cream

Soul tries very hard in the very competitive market of Richmond, a market that is filled with lower priced All You Can Eat. If you are afraid of trying new things, Soul is not for you. If you are raw fish lovers, Soul is good place to go.

Oh, they have enough place to run a small party of 10-15 on one side of the store. It's cozy and quiet, a nice place to have a date!!

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