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8391 Alexandra Rd., Richmond, British Columbia V6X 3W5, Canada
604.276.2882
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Still good for izakaya

You drive down Alexandra street in Richmond and you get bombarded with lights, restaurants, and then more restaurants. It's no wonder some call this 'restaurant lane'. The choices for Asian cuisine seem endless. Along the short street, in a small slot among scores of restaurants lies Manzo. You... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
Grant L
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Vancouver, Canada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Maple Valley, Washington
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Manzo was a surprise find on our recent trip to Vancouver. A diner can get spoiled eating at the wide variety of Asian food to be found in this area, but Manzo is a cut above the standard Japanese food fair. All he food is homemade, fresh and authentic. I've traveled extensively to Japan, and know that amazing variety available.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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142 reviews 142 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

You drive down Alexandra street in Richmond and you get bombarded with lights, restaurants, and then more restaurants. It's no wonder some call this 'restaurant lane'. The choices for Asian cuisine seem endless. Along the short street, in a small slot among scores of restaurants lies Manzo. You step inside and it's a restaurant that sits very narrow and deep... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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306 reviews 306 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

After reading others' reviews I'm convinced that we need to go back and more a better variety. That is: we really enjoyed our first meal there last weekend, but I had forgotten my close-up glasses and could not read the menu in the available dim light. And it was so busy, and the servers so harried (service out of the... More 

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Red Deer, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Fun atmosphere and great service -- we ate here over the weekend with our 3 year old son and were impressed with how warmly the staff welcomed him. They brought him a little bowl of steamed rice right away, as well as IKEA-style plastic plate, bowl, and cutlery, and all of our servers made a point to chat with him.... More 

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Richmond B.C.
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Wonderful presentation of all the food. We were there in a large group so we had a great assortment from sashimi to rolls, beef tongue robata , goza, asparagus, edananme, Beef and chicken teriyaki, The Asaki beer and chill saki was also very good. we all ate for a couple of hours and left very full. Its a gold-mine in... More 

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Toronto
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94 reviews 94 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012 via mobile

Awesome atmosphere, better Japanese than most 5 a dime joints. We tried mixed sushi, lovely. Gindara was delicious, sweet and clean to the palate. Beef tongue robata was a surprise delicacy. Worth a visit whenever you are in greater vancouver area.

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Vancouver, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

The title says it all. It is crowded and service is good, I don't think they need to skim on giving their customers non-standard half-thickness un-acceptable slices. Sashimi, being the first course, turned us off right there and then; and it doesn't matter how good everything else is ! Which wasn't above average by any means anyway. AVOID.

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London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2011

Since moving to Richmond, we've been exploring various cuisines. We stumbled across Manzo in a little strip mall not far from the airport, and hit the jackpot. We had some asparagus with a delicate roe sauce that was out of this world, very delicately flavoured. We chose a few other dishes and were quite full when we left. It's not... More 

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Vancouver
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2009

It has been a year since I last visited. The last time it was absolutely superb, the BBQ chicken gizzard, bacon wrapped asparagus, tongue were delicious. However, it was a bit disappointing this time and I felt it did not meet my previous set standards. It was just smothered in oil and not enough flavour. The sashumi items squid, shrimp,... More 

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Shanghai, China
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2008

The woman who runs this restraunt could teach a seminar on customer service. This place truly has my heart. You can tell that I really like you if you have eaten here.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8391 Alexandra Rd., Richmond, British Columbia V6X 3W5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Richmond>  > City Centre
  • Neighborhood: City Centre
  • Phone Number: 604.276.2882

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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