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Kizami is a small Japanese restaurant that opened up last year in a tiny strip mall on Leslie Road & No.3 Road. The team comes from Manzo and is Chinese owned and operated. Kizami menu offers both fresh sheet and fish flown in from Japan along with a decent izakaya menu with lots of robata choices. What I like most is their pressed oshi sushi.
Unfortunately there is limited parking front of the restaurant and parking can be difficult during peak hours. I highly recommend making reservations. For parents this restaurant is kid-friendly and even has a changing table in the women’s bathroom. Kizami just earned itself plus 10 stars!
We came here for lunch of a quiet Wednesday weekday. Originally, we were going to order off their lunch set menu which includes a variety of Black Cod set, sashimi rice don sets and udon noodles – priced between $13 to $27. Instead we ordered a la carte.
Cheese Chikuwa 6.50: six pieces of deep fried chikuwa filled with a creamy cheese center. These were pretty tasty and would be a great late night snack!
Truffle Chawanmushi 7: Silky smooth savoury soft egg custard has a subtle truffle flavor that is delicate. Comes with one bouncy prawn.
Salmon Oshi 14: A good ratio of salmon to rice with a good balance of sauce. It isn’t too saucy like Hanamori. It’s a good option for pressed sushi when you don’t want to go all the way to Downtown for Miku.
Saba Oshi 13: This pressed sushi also had a good amount of saba but we found this oshi sushi to be less flavourful and bland in comparison.
We also ordered a few nigiri pieces and I was pleasantly surprised they also carried Engawa. The nigiri sushi are well portioned. I also love their A5 Wagyu Beef (fatty and juicy).
- Engawa 7 each
- Botan Ebi 5 each
- Uni 5 each
- Hotate 6 each
- Foie Gras 6 each
- A5 Wagyu Beef 12 each
I’m looking forward to my next return when we try their Chef’s Choice Sushi platter for $28 – 9 pieces of aburi style nigiri sushi and includes foie gras and wagyu beef topped with a quail. And also their grilled robata chicken wings which I hear is tender, juicy and falls off the bones!
Overall I think Kizami is a great Japanese restaurant with fresh quality ingredients. I love that they are kid-friendly! And if you stay long enough, you may run into some Hong Kong celebrities like Bernice Liu.
Kizami Japanese Cuisine
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Tue 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Wed 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sat 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sun 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
120 8031 Leslie Road, Richmond B C, V6X 1E4
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Fortune Terrace Chinese Cuisine 福滿樓海鮮酒家 is a high-end Chinese seafood restaurant located in Richmond by the Richmond Oval – next to Ora a large scale residential community with T&T Supermarket. The restaurant is spacious with a large screen projection screen (perfect for weddings). Service is friendly and was not pretentious.
There is a good variety of dim sum selection on the menu: steamed, deep fried, marinated, braised and plenty of specialty items. Channeling Yum Cha HK, they’ve even got those super cute Boas with eyes and pig faces!
It’s not often you see grown men and women playing with their food! Of course, this salty egg yolk bun was soft and moist with a creamy center filling.
Steamed Shrimp Dumplings: Although it was $9 per order, there was five pieces. Thin skin and has a bouncy mouthfeel. There was nothing to complain about these Ha Gaws.
Deep Fried Mince Pork Dumplings: A like the gelatinous dough with a salty center of minced pork. The portions were a little small and leaves you begging for more.
Steamed Beef Balls
Special Steamed Rice Rolls with Tofu, Scallops and Eggplant: Not exactly a “roll” but this was one of our favourite dishes. The filling is tasty but is hard to share if you have more than four people.
Steamed Marinated Beef Tripe: I like the marinated flavours of stay and jalapeno. The tripe is soft and tender.
Truffle Siu Mai: These bite size pork dumplings has a mild taste of truffle that is not too over-powering.
Snow Pea Tips: Served with consomme and lots of dried shrimp.
Fortune Terrace has a few hits and misses but has a good variety of dishes. We like to come here for yum cha since it is close to work and there are plenty of free parking underground. Price point is on the higher end, but it isn’t over the top when you compare other newer Chinese restaurants in the area.
Fortune Terrace Chinese Cuisine 福滿樓海鮮酒家
Cuisine: Chinese, Dim Sum, Seafood
Mon 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
6200 River Rd #130, Richmond, BC V7C 0B1
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R&H Chinese Food is located in Lansdowne Centre’s Food Court. Unlike your typical fast food burgers, greasy spoons and teppanyaki, they offer some really delicious Chinese Shanghainese options! Their menu has a good variety of noodles, dumplings and other snacks great for sharing.
Steamed Soup Dumplings: In particular, I really enjoyed their Xiao Long Bao. Very juicy soup filling with a thin skin. The meat was not mushy and well flavored.
Beef Wrap: These beef wrap were also very flavorful. The beef itself was well marinated and melts in your mouth. The wrap was not too dense and has a nice warm crispiness.
I can’t wait to return again to try their pan fried soup dumpling and their spicy noodles. Who says you can’t find good eats in a food court?!
R & H Chinese Food
Cuisine: Chinese, Shanghai
Mon 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sat 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
5300 No 3 Rd, Richmond, BC V6X2X9
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Samsoonie Noodle and Rice is a dive-y Korean restaurant in Richmond. It is located at 8211 Westminster Hwy. The place looks beat and could use a face lift. Regardless, this place is busy and it’s a good idea to make reservations.
They offer a good selection of Korean cuisine ranging from bosaam, mandu dumplings, bimbimbap stone rice and Korean Ramen noodles (instant and regular).
Pan Fried Dumplings: Nice crispy pan fried skin with a juicy filing inside. I like that it was meaty and plump.
Bosaam: a plate of pork belly served with vegetables and spicy pickled radishes and jalapenos. The meat was tender but I wished it was there was some way to keep the plate hot. Our meat got cold pretty fast.
Spicy Beef Noodles: I would not recommend this. The broth is no different than pre-packaged instant kimchi ramen and lacked profile. There was not enough broth and just meh overall.
Ban Chan: Kimchi and seaweed. The table complimentary dishes were weak and could offer a better selection.
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Overall I’m pretty disappointed with this Korean restaurant and feel sorry that I dragged my two GF’s here. Hope they don’t hate me!
Samsoonie Noodle and Rice
Mon 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tue 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
8211 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC V6X 1A7
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