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Aug 17, 2009 12:48 AM

The Canada Line: (The Orient Express) some places to eat near the new Skytrain stations (Richmond, BC)

The new Canada Line is set to open tomorrow. I'm calling it the Orient Express for the quick access (20 mins) to Richmond Asian Food from downtown Vancouver. Here are a few recs near the stations. (Not complete by any stretch - I'll just post a few...reply to this post and add your own favourites). Some places are a bit of a distance away (15 mins by foot, etc) and some might actually be closer to the next station.

I tried to post links...but no go might have to Google.

Aberdeen Station
-Aberdeen Mall Food Court
-Northern Delicacy (Northern/Shanghai, Aberdeen Mall)
-Fisherman's Terrace (Dim Sum, Aberdeen Mall)
-Golden Spring Sichuan No 3 Rd
-Golden Szechaun (Sichuan-HK, No 3Rd)
-Sea Harbour (No 3 Rd)
-HKYK Hotpot (No 3 Rd)
-Vougue (Sexsmith - a bit of a distance...another 10-15 min by foot)
-Rainflower (dim sum, 3 Rd)
-Yaohan Center Food Courts
-Parker Place Mall Food Courts (and Dragon's Beard maker)
-Shiang Garden (Behind Parker Place)

-Alexandra Rd ("Eat Street" - a bunch of izakaya, Korean, Chinese bars and restaurants, some are maybe 15 mins away by foot)
-Viva City (Dim Sum)
-Mak's Noodle House (Alexandra Rd)
-Bonqula (Japanese fusion, Alexandra Rd)
-Northern Dynasty
-Sun Sui Wah (No 3 Rd)
-Northern Dynasty (Alexandra Rd)
-Jade (Dim Sum Alexandra Rd)
-Gingeri (Dim Sum Lansdowne Mall)
-Shaghai Wonderful (Lansdowne Rd)
-Top Shanghai (Ackroyd)
-Dinesty (Acroyd Rd)
-Soul Robata (kushi/izakaya/sushi, Alexandra Rd)
-HK BBQ Master

Richmond Center
-Kirin (Westminster Hwy)
-Empire Seafood (Westminster Hwy)
-Shanghai River (Westminster Hwy)
-Richmond Public Market Food Courts
-Chen's Shanghai (Park Rd)
-S&W Pepper House ( Sichuan, No 3 Rd)
-Mui Garden (HK Cafe, Minoru)
-Szechwan Restaurant (Sichuan, Saba Rd)

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  1. Awesome list! But I'll wait for the crowds to die down after the line's opening later today.

    1. Wow! Super list, and I LOVE the Canada Line's new nickname!!

      1. Thanks, makes it so much easier for those of us from the other side of the Rockies.

        1. Thanks a lot fmed! I rode the line yesterday down to Brighouse and got off at Aberdeen to tour around a bit. It was kind of funny seeing all these restaurants from the line when I had never seen them in person before.

          5 Replies
          1. re: peter.v

            Way to early adopt, Peter :-). Did you chow anywhere?

            1. re: grayelf

              Ha! I'm a bit of a transit junkie... so I was pretty excited to ride the new line. The excitement faded when I was squished for the whole ride, but at least I didn't have to wait for hours like the folks downtown and at YVR did!

              I unfortunately didn't eat anywhere. I convinced my friend who was with me to hop out at Aberdeen in an attempt to eat at the food court there, but it was closed! Their hours are pretty early for a mall. M-W they close at 7. We could have gone to Yaohan, but we chose to try and get back to Vancouver before they shut the Canada Line down at 9.

              1. re: peter.v

                Hard to believe all the hard core foodies here didn't mention a visit to that long time #3 Road icon called Big Crazy!

                OK maybe dried Chinese groceries don't turn your crank but still it's worth a peek inside even if only to say you've been.

                And of course @ 'The Dark End Of The Street' there's the redoubtable IHOP.

                1. re: peter.v

                  Please tell me the Canada Line will be running later than 9 at some point or it will be pretty useless for dinnertime chowing :-(. I guess I could take it out to meet the SO there and then drive back with him....

                  1. re: grayelf

                    Yes it will be. The schedules should be out late Aug. but if you put in any date after Sept. 7 & put the route to Richmond on Translink you get the times. I put in 10:30pm from City Hall to Aberdeen & got the schedules for Canada Line.

            2. Fmed, thank so much for posting this. I'll be working my way through this list every chance I get. I foresee many an Orient Express-induced food coma in my future...