The Top 10 Restaurants In Richmond, British Columbia

| © Steveston Seafood House
Lily Cichanowicz

Richmond near Vancouver is largely an agricultural town, producing cranberries and blueberries for the surrounding areas, as well as being a salmon fishing hub. Each year, Richmond holds festivals to celebrate the harvest from this beautiful landscape. Try some of the spoils at one of these 10 top restaurants in the city.

1. Steveston Seafood House

Steveston Seafood House

As you probably already guessed from the name, Steveston Seafood House serves a variety of different seafood dishes inspired by cuisines from around the world. Popular entrees include mussels, seared ahi tuna, miso glazed sablefish with leeks, New England clam chowder and the seafood platter which features a little bit of all the classics and then some. Finish with one of Steveston’s elegant desserts such as the goat cheese tart with blueberries, poached pear pastry, or Mason jar tiramisu.

3951 Moncton St, Richmond, BC V7E 3A7, Canada +1 604-271-5252

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2. Steveston Pizza Co.

© Steveston Pizza Co.
© Steveston Pizza Co.

Steveston Pizza Co.

Steveston Pizza Co. offers an enormous variety of inventive, gourmet pizzas. The water pizza, for instance, features shrimp, fresh herbs and a creamy sauce. The dragon comes with whole jumbo crab legs on top. Meanwhile, the Japanese version is made with wasabi-teriyaki chicken, enoki mushrooms, Camembert, and sesame seaweed. Each pie comes absolutely loaded with quality toppings. The menu itself is quite unique, especially when it comes to naming and organization of the different pizza options. The sections are ordered by color, location, parts of a symphony, the four elements and more.

100-3400 Moncton St, Richmond, BC V7E 3A2, Canada +1 604-204-0777

© Steveston Pizza Co.

3. Flying Beaver Bar & Grill

Bar, Canadian, Pub Grub

The Flying Beaver Bar & Grill is one of the best pubs in Richmond. This is a great spot to enjoy some excellent appetizers while sipping a beer and enjoying time with friends. Appetizers include nachos, steak bites, poutine, chicken wings, artichoke dip, potato skins, and yam fries. On Mondays they offer 2-for-1 appetizers as well. The Flying Beaver Bar & Grill is located right in front of the Harbour Air Seaplane Terminal on the Fraser River, so you can watch seaplanes take off from the window. This pub fills up quickly with locals and regulars, which is always a good sign.

5. Smokehouse Sandwich

Restaurant, Sandwich Shop, Canadian, American

Smokehouse Sandwich is a rustic restaurant serving fabulously creative sandwiches and drinks. One of the most notorious options is the Samson, which is a combination of coffee-crusted beef brisket, red pepper aioli, and strawberry glaze. Some other varieties include the pork belly sandwich, banh mi, and the salmon sandwich. Everything is prepared right in front of you, and the sandwiches are served on metal lunch trays with a side of homemade kettle chips. If sandwiches aren’t your thing, however, you can also choose from a variety of salads featuring many of the same toppings. Pair your meal with a refreshing honey-ginger or strawberry-mint lemonade.

6. Parker Place Meat & BBQ

Restaurant, Asian, Chinese, BBQ

Parker Place Meat & BBQ is not fooling around when it comes to meat and BBQ. You can see whole chickens, ducks and pigs being slow cooked and smoked in the kitchen. Instead of adhering to North American conceptions of barbecue, Parker Place Meat & BBQ is done in Chinese and Shanghai styles. Located inside Richmond’s Asian Shopping Centre, the restaurant itself is quite small, but typically, you will find a line stretching out the door; the wait is worth it. Finish your meal with a sweet treat such as the bubble waffle or dragon candy.

7. Shanghai River

Restaurant, Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian

Shanghai River serves Shanghai dishes and dim sum. If you’re unfamiliar with Shanghai cuisine, no need to fear. The menu comes with pictures of each dish to help even the most unsure beginners navigate this culinary experience. Try the giant clams with boiled egg whites and bok choy, lion head meatballs, ginger crab, sweet & sour fish, stone pot eel, black vinegar ribs, or the handmade pork dumplings for something authentic.

8. Daddy’s Delight

Restaurant, French, Middle Eastern

Seafood selection
Courtesy of Brookhurst Seafood Bar
Daddy’s Delight is a hole-in-the-wall kind of restaurant that offers halal and Persian dishes as well as pizza. Most entrees feature succulent roasted meats in a kebab style. You can get yours served as a wrap with crisp veggies, spices, and basmati rice on a piece of fresh Middle Eastern flatbread or as a platter. The interior is neat and clean, with simple tables and Persian décor. The staff are friendly, and you can smell the delicious scent of food wafting throughout the space.

9. G-men Ramen

G-men Ramen

G-men Ramen will satisfy all your cravings for this iconic Japanese soup. The small interior is decorated with classic Japanese aesthetics; all dark brown wood and cream-colored walls. They serve all the basic ramen, such as tonkatsu ramen with pork belly and scallions. You can also choose from different sushi and appetizers such as salmon Carpaccio, fried tofu, gyoza dumplings, and fried chicken karrage. Pair your meal with an ice-cold pint of Asahi beer or some plum wine.

8391 Alexandra Rd #1160, Richmond, BC V6X 3W5, Canada +1 604-276-8391

10. Chef Hung Taiwanese Beef Noodle

Chef Hung Taiwanese Beef Noodle

Chef Hung Taiwanese Beef Noodle is the place to savor a multitude of different traditional Taiwanese soups such as the braised beef shank, tendon and trip soup with thin noodles and veggies. For a starter, we suggest the pan-fried beefcake and the dumplings filled with seafood, veggies, or pork. The more adventurous can consider tasting the pig ears and the jellyfish starters. If you managed to save room, finish off your meal with some sweet shaved ice.

4151 Hazelbridge Way Unit 2800 Aberdeen Centre Richmond, BC V6X 4J7 +1 (604) 295-9357

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