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Richmond Sushi

8388 Capstan Way, #1488
Richmond, BC V6X4A7
Tel: (604) 207-7799
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
  • Price: $$ ($15 - $30)
  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner, Buffet
  • Richmond Sushi is best known for its all you can eat menu. All you can eat bargains to be had after 11am during lunch and late night after 9:30pm.

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Real fish? Think about it...
By Rosser of Vancouver (9 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 3:56pm [Dine in]

Beware of the imitation seafoods they have. We all know crab is usually imitated but Tilapia but do you know how they are raised? It's disgusting! Also, the other fish they have such as Tuna, Salmon and scallops. They could all be imitated or severely poor cuts of other fish to keep costs down and profits up.

I do not trust this owner, unfortunately people in North America are not as educated...

I do NOT recommend this place.

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Foods good, something's always missing
By Stephanieb of Richmond (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, March 30, 2013 - 10:27pm [Dine in]

I have been here a number of times for something to do with "all you can eat". The food is good, get seated fast, and ordering right away. As we are waiting for our food to come, I have noticed that something is always missing and that we have to re order it and then remind the server that we still have not received that item or items. The service is fine, nothing special, not very talkative, I guess because I don't speak the language, or they don't speak English well. Overall it's an okay place just be prepared to wait.

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Deluxe Menu, or Just go Home.
By CourtChan of Vancouver (4 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, September 2, 2012 - 11:08pm [Dine in]

Today is my 11 months with my girlfriend and we decided to give this restaurant a visit. Right when we got in, we were greeted nicely and they gave us adequate amount of time to choose which menu to go with. We end up choosing the deluxe menu, strictly because there was a much larger selection of sashimi/meat. Speaking the truth, it was a little pricey for 1 person to start, but my baby and I was craving for some sushi tonight; and that’s all it matter.

Note: the * are the items that are at limited quantity/ we asked the server if it will be available tonight before getting started as I assumed these are the star items of the menu and they will most definitely give off a “wow” impression. Confirmed by the server, we insisted to try, otherwise we wouldn’t have chosen the deluxe.

We ordered the sashimi to start. Tai, salmon, sockeye, geoduck*, sweet prawns*, tuna, surf clams, black peppered tuna, and beef tataki. Also, the legendary ebi sunomono to get me and my girlfriend' appetite started.

The ebi sunomono was “meh”. I’ve had better for sure. It was bland, too much overcooked noodles, in a bland vinegar dressing.
The food came shortly, immediately I realized the fish seemed very fresh, nice texture, cold enough but not frozen. It tasted really good, the geoduck was crunchy (like pig ear-like texture), but most of the pieces were cut too small to actually taste the sweetness of the geoduck. After a while, the geoduck tasted really nothing but fishy-taste, not the type of “sashimi geoduck” I’ve had at a Chinese restaurant. I was fairly disappointed by the geoduck, because that was one of the main dishes that made me go with the deluxe menu. The sweet prawns were nothing more than just some normal shrimps, nothing special about it, did not taste anything special. The tai sashimi, was a little different from what I usually see. Other places i've had them they looked really white and thinly sliced, but the ones that was served had hints of red and brownish on it. With that said, it still tasted pretty good to me, but my gf said it tasted a little fishy.

I ended up ordering, more beef tataki because it "Wow" me. It was sliced really thin, and it was nicely flavored. It melts in your mouth, it tasted good, but I suggest you ordering 30slices, because it actually taste that good, and they are thinly sliced, so not a lot of meat.
The blackpepper tuna tasted delicious, seared on the outside, raw on the inside, seasoned with black pepper. Isn't it funny how food can taste so much better with pepper? And that brings a question, how come I dont see alot of pepper used in japanese cuisine?

My second batch, I got the Deepfried scallops, tempura, newyork steak on skewer, oyster motoyaki, chicken wings, black cod, halibut.

Im not sure if the scallops are real scallops or the imitation crab-type of of meat. It just didn’t taste like a scallop or had no real flavour to it but deep fried. Tempura was mediocre, a lot of batter on it. New York steak on skewer was not bad, it tasted good, nicely cooked, definitely a flavour punch in this one. Oyster motoyaki and chicken wings, black cod, and halibut all disappointed gravely. Usually the oyster and the chicken wings should be atleast mediocre at any AYCE sushi restaurant, but all I can tell you is, I’ve never tasted a chicken wing as bland as the one I had tonight. I thought the black cod and halibut would give me a kick in flavour, but it was just overcooked/dry. Nothing special about those 2 dishes… but such a shame, because I’ve actually had “black cod, and halibut” before. It’s a shame how they gave those 2 delicious fish a bad taste.

This is one the first AYCE restaurant I’ve been to, that actually lets you order your “all you can eat food without staring you down” when you requests to order more.
Despite the fact, I am not sure if it’s because we ordered the “deluxe menu” and they treat us “extra” polite and always checked up on us by refilling our tea cups. However, based on how much it costs per person, I would be expecting a hell of a meal, and I’d certainly not leave until I’m satisfied. I do wonder, would they treat us the same, if we just went with the basic dinner menu, and mass ordered food, like how i always do. : D
My gf and I really liked the lay out of the restaurant, a tleast for an AYCE. It didn't feel OVERLY PACKED, like Ninkazu sushi. It felt like i can TALK to my GF, we had a nice table, and i was not once distracted by the manager sprinting around the dining room. ( if you've been to Ninkazu you know what i mean).

Overall, I do not think I will return to Richmond Sushi for the deluxe menu, based on the $$$ and the quality of the food. The normal dinner menu, has only salmon and tuna sashimi, and all these rice rolls/cones. I don’t know about you guys, but I do not go to ACYE sushi to eat rice. Aside from the deluxe menu, which is quite expensive, I don’t see what I like about this restaurant that I will return. As title say, get "Deluxe Menu, or Just go Home."

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Been going here for years
By Dfindlay of Langley, BC. (3 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, July 15, 2012 - 3:10pm [Dine in]

My finace and ahis family introduced me to Richmond Sushi about 6 years ago now and ever since then we have been happy to drive 45 minutes from Langley to enjoy their amazing food!

Through the years we have been happy to drive all that way for their all you can eat menu's. we mostly go for late night though we have been there for lunch and dinner as well. Each time we leave happy and full (sometimes over full). The owner and staff know us by name and what we order because we tend to go atleast once a week. U can see how some people might think that the wait staff (the ones who deliver the food) are rude but that is their job, to deliver the food quickly and not stand and talk to the customers. That is the job of the staff that take your order. We frequently carry on a conversation with at least one over the staff every time we go because they are just so friendly. Sure the decor isn't amazing but that isn't the reason you should be going anyway and who is staring at the ceiling while they are eating anyway. Sometimes i agree it can get a little loud but that is to be expected with any resteraunt, some poeple are just louder then others. WE order the same thing every time that we are there and i can say honestly that there have only been a couple times when i have gotten something that i was't fully happy with and each time they are happy to bring another. The thing i really like the most is that you are seated quickly and the food is delievered even faster then that! The better thing is that because the food is made so frequently it is always hot when it comes to your table.

Over all i would reccomend this resteraunt to anyone and I have over the years. My fiance andi have taken many friends there over the years and gotten each of them hooked on it. I will continue to frequent this resteraunt for years to come!!!

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Usual Standard Asian
By Wish 64 of Van (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, July 13, 2012 - 10:21am [Dine in]

The place is poorly decorated and the furniture sub par. My date requested sushi. The food was adequate but the menu is boring. Waitress was probably tired and it was only late afternoon, judging by the lack of enthusiasm she served us.
Overall the place looked dirty and neglected. Price is right and they have you on your way so you can start your night.

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Not as good as their sister, Kingsway Sushi
By theschuay86 of Vancouver (32 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, March 30, 2012 - 11:08am [Dine in]

Everything was slightly worse than their sister AYCE sushi place on Kingsway and Boundary.

The food was similar, but the meat seemed of lesser quality.

The service was the main downfall. Not that anyone was mean, just forgetful and slow due to the size of the place. It is a large place, but because of the organization, it is too large for them to handle. A few items never go to us and other items were so slow. Getting someone's attention took time as everyone was busy. Friendly people, just unorganized.

The value is the same as their other sushi places. No complaints. It is actually one of their strong-points.

Ambiance is fine, it just feels too large and open. Am I being too picky maybe?

T. Schuay

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Consider Me Impressed
By sexycombover of Richmond, BC (15 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, July 11, 2011 - 9:42am [Dine in]

Although, as mentioned in the previous , the price for the deluxe menu is quite expensive for an AYCE place, I thought it was worth it.

This is the only AYCE place I know that has torched sushi, which I love, and is normally a lot more expensive if you order it a la carte in other japanese restaurants. Their hamachi was good. The fish was generally fresh.

Oh, and the best AYCE oyster motoyaki I've had in years.

Most things are a bit standard, but like I said, I enjoyed the torched sushi option a lot.

Seating was comfortable (sometimes AYCE places cram you into small stalls)

The service was a bit of a let-down though, as they forgot half our order and when we asked them, they ended up sending us doubles of what we wanted--this happens at most AYCEs though, so I guess it's not an exclusive flaw.

Overall, I enjoyed it and will likely come again, if not just for the torched sushi.

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All you can eat, now with a reduced menu, higher price
By soiepu of Vancouver (16 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, June 4, 2011 - 10:46am [Dine in]

You get what you pay for -- we usually do not have high expectations toward all-you-can-eat places. This is why we go to places like Richmond Sushi. They were not bad amongst AYCE restaurants. Nevertheless, yesterday's visit was quite an disappointment. They raised the price, and reduced the menu. There were a few our favorites that were cut from the menu. We also noticed that the raw fish was not fresh.

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WORST Service EVER!
By ishneka of Vancouver (10 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, February 28, 2011 - 9:38pm [Dine in]

We went as a group of 5 to this restaurant on a Sunday night for the All You Can Eat Menu, and I have honestly never, ever seen such horrible service before. The waitresses were rude and the food was flavourless, except for the red bean roll and the mango pudding (which are both desserts). The sushi rolls were plain, the tempura were super oily. I ordered a vegetable stir-fry which was jus cabbage that was very oily. When we were being seated, a waitress from behind rudely said, "excuse me." After we ordered the dessert, we waited for quite some time, before another waitress came by and asked if there was anything else. We said we'd like the bill, and we asked if the dessert was coming. And she rudely said "Yes, it will come." We waited some more, our bills came with three out of the 5 dessert dishes and we had to remind the waitress once again. I still get a bad taste in my mouth when I remember Richmond Sushi. I won't recommend this place to anyone.

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Best of all the "Top Gun" restaurants
By dolly of Vancouver (4 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 3:02am [Dine in]

Of the 3 "Top Gun" ayce sushi restaurants (Kingsway Sushi in Burnaby, Top Gun Sushi in New West, and Richmond Sushi in Richmond), I found Richmond Sushi to be my favorite because of the far larger variation in dishes.

The food is fine; it meets the expectations I have for an ayce sushi restaurant, minus this: WHY are the bbq beef short ribs ALWAYS so salty? I've never had a problem with anything else, but it makes me wonder if the cooks are even looking at what they're making.

On occasion you'll get the grumpy older lady taking your order, and you can tell she REALLY hates working there. But otherwise, the service is FANTASTIC. The boss is really friendly, visits your table if he recognizes your face, and makes a lot of small talk. :)

I'm not a fan of Top Gun Group's pricing for their 3 restaurants-- $29.95 for a "deluxe" menu which includes a few more sashimi items, a few robata items and 4-5 more rolls that aren't on their $21.95 dinner menu, but I really don't think it's worth the money. HOWEVER, their Late Night menu is a total steal. I'm usually there during lunch or dinner, and I've done the Late Night menu once, and as far as I can remember, it was $11.95-$13.95. It mimicked the lunch menu plus a few dinner items, and for the price, you can't go wrong.

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all u can eat lunch
By cakes of Fraser Valley, BC (5 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, February 4, 2011 - 7:18pm [Dine in]

great deal for tons of food, served amazingly fast which made we wonder when the items were made as the place was absolutely packed. food okay price is great, i wouldn't go there for dinner but i would return for another cheap lunch. Service left alot to be desired, they forgot to give us the sunomunno salads, so we had to ask for them,got them last it was the first sunomonno salad that I ever had which I did not actually enjoy.

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What do you expect?
By nirvanaman of around new west (3 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, January 22, 2011 - 8:53pm [Dine in]

So I am not normally one for oriental cuisine preferring more refined dishes and gourmet food and wine but this lady I was meeting was craving oriental sushi and so I met her there as it ws near our hotel.
Well it was a all you can eat joint serving fish and sushi and some salad. The joint wasnt worth orderng wine at but we were gonna have some later so no big deal. We wertreated to several house rolls and were out of there in 30 minutes so kudos for speed but gee there was no service. That's typical, isn't it? Not a big fan of course but hey the ladies like it. Dont know what it is wether wife, lady friends or what, but at least it isn't expensive. I figure I paid $35 for two

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Did not get what I ordered but overall an OK AYCE place
By Huge of Surrey (139 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 10:43pm [Dine in]

Went here with some friends for lunch last Sunday. The place was very accommodating for seating. The ambiance was decent and the food was prompt once ordered but since we had a party of 10 they had to have 2 separate tables. My better half and I and the kids were on one table and the rest of the party were at the other table. They would take our order but for the most part we would not see our dishes until we found out that the food was going to the other table. The beef ribs and the sushi were pretty good. The tempura was hot and fresh. Overall the experience here was positive. I would not say that they are awesome but if I am in the area and craving some AYCE sushi, I would definitely give this place another try.

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Established AYCE
By Derkatz of Surrey , B.C. (36 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, August 30, 2010 - 11:55pm [Dine in]

Have frequented this place over 12 years, in its heyday it was awesome as there were little competition. It went through a period when the food was awful, but has now revived itself. The decor and ambience and uniformed staff have a theme, so it is presentable to invite business contacts to dine in. The music is not too loud. Once the disc got stuck over Christmas and they played Here comes Santa Claus for 2 hours non-stop with nary any staff even noticing it.

Service is so-so, staff always rushing around although many tote a gormless expression as if their souls were teleported to another dimension whilst waiting at your table. Many many times only 7 out of every 10 items you order would actually come, we used to place bets on this and win often.

Ok down to the actual food ...I'd say in Richmond this place used to hold the standard by which other AYCEs are measured. This place, along with Kingsway Sushi in Burnaby and others are the Princess Cruises of the AYCE world. Their maki and sushi has always been their fórte and is often fresh and of a high quality. Their robata is so-so as is their tempura, which tend to seem like it has cooled down or warmed up in the kitchen nether regions. Sitting at the bar can be entertaining as the "Japanese" sushi chefs converse loudly in Mandarin or Canto, or Mantonese. Their bean sprout salad is laden with some oil, but they actually have mango pudding which is decent. Portions are generous.

Sometimes youngsters holding birthday parties in the cabin rooms get obnoxiously loud and shout in badly taught English grammar and upspeak which irritates other diners trying to hear themselves even think.

The washrooms are clean, but parking can be limited. People used to line up outside the restaurant in the good old days. If they line up outside the washrooms then something is wrong.....

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Gross.....
By melly of Kitsilano (26 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, August 3, 2010 - 4:35pm [Dine in]

I used to frequent this place back when I lived in Richmond. I must agree that their late night AYCE is a good way of filling up with out emptying out your wallet. However, my hubby and I decided to visit this place again the other night and I must say that the ambiance alone is enough to make me not want to go back. I don't think much has changed with the restaurant in the last few years, but having been exposed to better quality sushi (ie. Iki Sushi), I can't justify going back to this place.

We had the Deluxe All You Can Eat and with HST and tip, our bill was $70. For that amount of money, my husband and I could have had better sushi somewhere else where the service and ambiance is top notch. We were seated next to the bar and we can see them cleaning their bar glasses and such, and they also had a cart full of dirty dishes right in front of the bar. I don't know about the rest of the patrons, but when I am eating (especially raw fish), I don't exactly want to see servers cleaning bar ware as well as having dirty dishes and food waste staring at me. The place just feels outright dirty and just not the right place for me.

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Good ol' Reliable
By AmandaC of Yaletown (4 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, July 9, 2010 - 3:32am [Dine in]

I've enjoyed coming here for years with friends or with the hubby, or with friends and the hubby. It has an excellent vibe at night and it's usually very clean. if you go for the AYCE after 9 everyone at the table must order it. It really is a bargain at $15 a person.

They have almost every mainstream Japanese food imaginable from Terriyaki to Sushi to tempura and the food is always solid. My favorite is sitting at the bar and watching them making and plating the food. Enjoy with a pitcher of beer or even a Mai Tai. Leave very full and satisfied.

Don't miss this place. The deal is even better at lunch.

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These Top Gun People Really Know How to Cook!
By Restaurant Lover And Introducer of Surrey, BC (3 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, June 7, 2010 - 12:33pm [Dine in]

I know these restaurant may be a bit pricy for some people, but I say their price isn't that high compare to other restaurants. If you want to eat good value, I would suggest you to eat lunch there, it's cheaper! Dude, their food have good quality and their food is actually a lot better than most of the Japanese restaurants I been to. As long as the price is reasonable, what else can beat "Good Food Quality" for restaurants? I have been to 3 Top Gun Sushi altogether: "Kingsway Sushi" at the intersect of Kingsway and Boundary Road, "Richmond Sushi" on Sexsmith, and "Top Gun Sushi" in New Westminster at the Quay (sadly, it's permanently closed). Trust me, they are good cooks.

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But then you realize that you get so full easily...
By bubblejumm of Richmond , BC (10 Reviews)
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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A little pricey
By ssnissan of Vancouver (21 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, August 17, 2009 - 5:34pm [Dine in]

Went a couple of times recently. Apparently they are under new management. 4 of us went on a Friday night and they were kinda busy. Food was better than before but I can't say the same for their service though. We had the all you can eat deluxe. Honestly I thought it was a little pricey for the kind of food they were serving us. Wouldn't be going back any time soon.

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it was okay..
By reilax3 of Vancouver (7 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, July 26, 2009 - 6:01pm [Dine in]

I have been eating at this place since i was little. I remember eating here at least 4-5 times a month. But, the standards have been going down. Before, you could get a plate of ginger for free. Now, they charge 75 cents for it? We pay to eat all you can eat.. but we can't get ginger.
Also, if you order food, for example 5 miso soups, they only give you 3. They also don't always serve you the amount of food you order.
Overall, it was very disappointing.

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