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taiphun Feb 24, 2014 09:30 PM

Coming to Vancouver for a mini-vacation before baby pops... haven't rented a car yet - we're hoping to stick close to restaurants within walking distance of bus stops.

We traditionally go for taiwanese/shanghaiese restaurants, but we're not adverse to trying new things. I heard that there are some good Brazilian BBQ restaurants, but I don't remember the names.

We might try Shabusen Korean BBQ for dinner one evening. If there's better (subjective, I know), please do tell! I found the Ramen thread, wifey has already put down Santouku and Marutama as musts.

Anything else worth trying to stuff into our brief stay? It's turning into one big massive eatfest, but I'm not complaining.

We used to love Kimura Sushi, but I read that he sold his restaurant - has he resurfaced elsewhere in the area?

Thanks in advance,

  1. LotusRapper Feb 25, 2014 06:39 PM

    An up-to-date listing of Taiwanese restos, mostly in Richmond:


    1. LotusRapper Feb 25, 2014 09:36 AM

      What part of town are you staying in ? Will you still rent a car ?

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      1. re: LotusRapper
        taiphun Feb 25, 2014 05:26 PM

        Staying at the Radisson Richmond. Might rent a car, not sure yet.

        1. re: taiphun
          LotusRapper Feb 25, 2014 06:32 PM

          You're in luck :-) Dinesty (chain of 3 Shanghai/Taiwanese) has two in Richmond, the newest and biggest is right across Cambie in the Aberdeen Mall:


          And the other further south on #3 Road at Ackroyd:


          There's a plethora of Shanghainese restos in Richmond now. Sherman has the best and most updated listing tagged by "Shanghainese":


          And for "Taiwanese":


          1. re: LotusRapper
            taiphun Feb 26, 2014 11:33 AM

            Wow, thanks for the links. There are some bad reviews of the Dinesty there.. we've been to the one further south and loved it, but that was several years ago.

          2. re: taiphun
            grayelf Feb 26, 2014 07:41 AM

            Also just "above" the T&T across from the Radisson complex is a tiny food court with a couple of worthy items. O'Tray's crepes are wonderful, especially for breakfast, and the dumplings from the older couple are excellent, especially the veggie ones.

            1. re: grayelf
              LotusRapper Feb 26, 2014 07:57 AM

              Called President Plaza:


              1. re: LotusRapper
                taiphun Feb 26, 2014 11:35 AM

                Cool, thanks for that too.

                Turns out we won't be renting a car.. guess we'll be staying in Richmond most of the time and taking the train to Robson on Friday.

                1. re: taiphun
                  LotusRapper Feb 26, 2014 05:06 PM

                  There's a Dinesty on Robson too, for what it's worth.

                  The izakayas along Robson (Guu, Hapa) are also worthy if you're there anyway for ramen. There's also Gyoza King on lower Robson at the Denman end, and just around that corner (Safeway) on Denman is Kingyo, another great izakaya.

                  Sura, a Korean resto down at lower Robson is also good.

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