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Local Izumi-Tei - $9.99 Japanese Buffet Inside Izumi-Ya Marketplace

Discussion in 'Food, Drinks and Dining' started by milquetoast, May 10, 2012.

  1. milquetoast

    milquetoast Senior Member

    There's a new japanese style buffet that opened last week in Izumi-Ya (Golden Village in Richmond). I haven't had a chance to visit, but here are some pictures from friends on facebook. It looks promising! All you can eat (AYCE) with an hour time limit.

    Izumi-Ya Marketplace
    7971 Alderbridge Way
    #160 Richmond, BC V6X 2A4
    Tel: (604) 303-1171


    Soft serve ice cream

    $1 for a soft drink and a frosty cold glass


  2. ema

    ema Full Member

    I wonder if they go straight to your table and tell you to leave because it's over 1 hour. Is there a +/- value with the 1 hour?
  3. milquetoast

    milquetoast Senior Member

    What does +/- mean? In my line of "work" it's means with or without. I didn't see them enforce the policy explicitly but they do write down your time limit on a sticky note and the restaurant is still super busy. The buffet is pay before with a tip jar by the register.

    I got to try it on Friday and they've raised their prices to $11.99 + tax for lunch/dinner. Apparently they don't close right at 8 pm. Customers were coming in and they were still restocking the food well past eight.

    The food was alright. I liked the clams and the variety (though the sushi selection was poor).


    Fruits were limited to watermelon and honeydew but they did bring in some reject nectarines from the adjacent market :D.

    The ice cream tastes icy rather than creamy, a friend described the taste as hot chocolate mix with water. I also got schooled on how to use the soft serve dispenser by a little Asian girl as I fumbled with the different knobs :oops:.

    They have those gummy Japanese fruit candies by the register (possibly for kids only?) as you leave.

    Overall, it's decent.
  4. tojo

    tojo Guest

    they've lowered their price back to original

    Weekdays: Regular $9.99, Seniors (65 & over) $8.99, Children (9 & under) $5.99, Children (3 & under) FREE
    Weekends (Fri, Sat, Sun): Regular $10.99, Seniors (65 & over) $9.99, Children (9 & under) $6.99, Children (3 & under) FREE
  5. compass

    compass Junior Member

    That's a real deal, cheapest Japanese AYCE I think. Will check it out.

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