Where to eat in Richmond
if you're hesitant about Asian - which is what you'll commonly find out near the airport ,,, then get on the Canada Line (transit train) and go downtown
lots of choices there.
if you want seafood -- North American style (plus the usual farm meats) -- one of the Boathouse (a higher-priced chain) is near YVR http://www.boathouserestaurants.ca/
if you feel most comfortable with hotel food, Delta Hotels (there is one near YVR) does a decent job - and i think in one of the restaurants, you might have a view of the boats on the river. http://www.deltahotels.com/en/hotels/british-columbia/delta-vancouver-airport/restaurants-and-dining/
or if you need some entertainment, you might want to check out the nearby River Rock Hotel Casino (Bridgeport Station on Canada line - you won't even get wet in today's rain) ... if you're feeling that you need to have a certain type of food - i would not personally go there for the food alone. It's typical fare -- here's the link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_Ro...