Updated: 1st April 2011; the $9.95 lunch does not include sashimi now but one can have unlimited salmon and tuna sashimi with $5 extra.
Last year’s spring break, Polly and I brought our kids to Tomokasu Japanese Restaurant in Vancouver for birthday celebration of a few of them which fall in March. This year, we did it again, but we do not have to travel so far. A new Japanese Restaurant, Ninkazu has just opened in Richmond. It’s a sister company of Tomokasu.
Ninkazu Japanese Restaurant is located at #205-4231 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond. It is on the second floor of the small strip mall between Parker Place and Aberdeen Center.
This is the view from our table.
The interior deco is very similar to Tomokasu. We were there at 11:30 am when the restaurant just opened and we were one of the first customers there.
We had the all you can eat lunch which costs $9.95 for adults and $6.95 for children 4 to 9. Apparently, this restaurant also serves all you can eat hot pot in the evening. Check out their website for the details.
Here were some of the items we ordered:
For starters, we had the Miso Soup, Ebi Sunomono (Shrimp and Vermicelli in sourish soup) and Goma-Ae (Japanese Spinach Salad).
The star of this all you can eat is the Sashimi. We can only order limited serving of Salmon Sashimi and or Tuna Sashimi per person, so we ordered all that we can. The boys just love sashimi, Salmon only.
The Seafood Motoyaki is served in aluminium container instead of oyster shell.
We also ordered some rolls like California Roll, BC Roll, Alaska Roll, Dynamite Roll and Tomo Roll. Other than the California Roll, I have no idea which is which.
Chicken Karrage, deep fried chicken wing is Polly’s favourite.
Click on the link below for more photos.
Salmon Sushi, another of the boys favourite.
Some cones like Chop Scallop Cone, Spicy Tuna Cone (Nanzaro’s favourite) and Spicy Seafood Cone.
Yam Tempura which Polly and I shared.
Chicken Teriyaki for me.
Beef Teriyaki for Arkensen.
Seafood Fried Rice for the Nanzaro, Anna and Amanda.
We ended the meal with oranges and Fruit Jello. It was a nice meal indeed. We hope we can do it again next year.
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Wow, $9.95 for AYCE! Great price, I’ll check it out when I come back to Vancouver.
We go there all the time for late night. Similar menu. Good fresh AYCE food. Better than the other’s I’ve been to. Great pictures by the way, makes the food taste better.
I can’t believe you have all these all you can eat japanese restaurants. I don’t think we have any in Sydney. If we did it wouldn’t be that cheap either. All the food looks great!
wow…I’m so glad that one opened in Richmond! I’ll definitely have to give that a try. Are the menu items the same as at Tomakazu?
Hi Gigi, the menu items for the AYCE is the same. In addition, the Richmond outlet serves hotpot for dinner too.
Over this past weekend I was hesitant to go to a large (17) family dinner at this place, as I usually avoid AYCE Japanese restaurants for their lack of ambience and poor food quality. Well I gotta say this time I was pleasantly surprised. I’m sensitive to MSG, yet Ninkazu’s foods didn’t send me gulping down gallons of water nor give me a headache afterward. While the variety is fairly large, I liked the fact the individual pieces of nigari and maki were small, as I find typical AYCE portions much too large (and wasteful).
The Korean beef short ribs were esp. good
We were lucky to have gotten a private, enclosed room (with wall-to-wall window view of Aberdeen Mall) due to the larger size of our group. If I had to eat in the very loud and smoky main dining area I think the experience would have been less positive.
Go for the food, but don’t expect a quiet ambience.
I went there for lunch today, I figured even if it wasn’t that good, it’s hard to argue with $10 for an all you can eat lunch, especially sushi. I’ve got to say, I was pretty happy with it.
We went there for late night dinner all you can eat. It was the worst service had ever experienced. Food came 2 hours later, waiters were rude and incompetent. I would not ever go back to this restaurant.
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