Toshi has been famous for their quality sushi and competitive prices for as long as I can remember. And for as long as I can remember, it’s always been small, crowded and not the most comfortable. That is why you should always expect a line up and if you’re desperate enough, to share a table with strangers. I have definitely shared a table with complete strangers just so I could satisfy my nigiri sushi cravings and paying a fraction of the price I would spend at other famous sushi bars like Ajisai (Kerrisdale) or Sushi Hachi (Richmond, BC). Continue reading
Located along the boarder of West and East hastings (between Gastown and China town), Acme Cafe is an American style diner that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant is very casual with booths, counters and bar stool seating. It looks like a place you would bring a foreign friend visiting America for the first time. Think a more neutral-coloured Dennys. Continue reading
Located in the heart of Richmond, BC (I say heart because it is located in “downtown” of Richmond), 0755 is a restaurant and lounge serving chinese fusion tapas in an upscale environment with down to earth prices. Think Global Group atmosphere but White spot prices.
Seeing as though their prices are decent, the food was on par. Nothing exceptional but I could tell the emphasis of 0755 was on their well mixed cocktails by professional bar tenders and wine service. I say this because the tables barely fit all the food we ordered and the table ware was badly designed. We had to put some of the table ware on a chair to fit the large plates. Also, one of the waiters spilled the Soft Shell Crab I ordered all over the table because the plate had no edges to keep it from sliding off. However, their Mojito was one of the best I’ve had and they constantly came to refill our wine.
Located in the hipster part of town (aka. Gastown), Meat & Bread simply serves freshly cut meat sandwiches and sides. They might as well have called it Breat or Mread or Meatwich.
Meat & Bread gives you the efficiency of a cafeteria but the food standards of a bistro. Once you walk in, you make your order and line up to pay while your order is handed to you on a wooden meat board.
Their menu consists of the Procetta and Meatball sandwich along with a special feature each day (as well as soup, salad and Bacon maple syrup ice cream sandwich).
What I ordered:
- Even though the Procetta is a favourite among many, I found it to be too dry because the bread itself is quite hard. I would have loved the porcetta by itself because it was moist and had a crispy skin but still not the best combination with the bread.
- There are about 3 giant meatballs drenched in Grana Padano and Sambal sauce. The meatballs are juicy and the sauce is amazing but I found it to be a little too salty and too heavy for lunch. I would suggest sharing this one.
Beef & veggie special 4/5
- This was my favourite out of the three. The braised beef was perfect texture and the veggies and sweetness of the sauce gave it that extra something that was missing in the porchetta and meatball. I didn’t give this 5/5 because I still think the bread could be a little softer but that’s just my preference.
- This is a self-service joint so you shouldn’t expect people to be pouring you water or bringing drinks to your table. However, the people there are usually friendly.
Consistency of food standards 5/5