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My friend and I were at Steveston for the Salmon Festival and got us to cool down at the cafe. After we left the cafe, we went back to the place where we parked her car. By the time we got to the car, it was getting dark and we were talking about dinner. As I’m not familiar with Richmond, she suggested some places and I chose one. However, when we arrived the restaurant, it wasn’t open. So, she was thinking about somewhere else.

We headed to Seto Japanese Restaurant. It is on Alexandra street, located between Garden City Road and No 3 Road. We drove in the area, so I’m not sure about the exact location, but it looks like you can walk from Canada Line Lansdowne station. They serve authenticated Japanese food that their website says.

We ordered from their dinner menu.

Seafood Salad

Seafood Salad at Seto Japanese Restaurant in Richmond

Vegetable Tempura
(10 pieces)

Vegetable Tempura at Seto Japanese Restaurant in Richmond

Ika Karaage
(Deep-fried Squid, Geso)

Ika Karaage (Geso) at Seto Japanese Restaurant in Richmond

It was getting greasy eating at the same time as Tempura, I was happy to have them!

Unagi Roll
(Grilled Eel)

Unagi Roll at Seto Japanese Restaurant in Richmond

Umeshiso Roll
(Pickled Plum & Shiso)

Umeshiso Roll at Seto Japanese Restaurant in Richmond

The combination of pickled Japanese plum and Shiso leaf always helps refreshing our mouths.

Nigiri Sushi (Aji & Uni)

Aji Nigiri Sushi at Seto Japanese Restaurant in Richmond Uni Nigiri Sushi at Seto Japanese Restaurant in Richmond

Regular Spider Roll
(Soft Shell Crab Roll)

Regular Spider Roll at Seto Japanese Restaurant in Richmond

This tasted good, but by the time when we got this, we were full by the other Sushi and fried food. We should have ordered less at the beginning.

Well, dessert is always for a different stomach, right? :p Once we settled our stomach, we had this Japanese confections.

Cream Mitsumame with Green Tea Ice Cream

Cream Mitsumame with Green Tea Ice Cream at Seto Japanese Restaurant in Richmond

This should be called Anmitsu rather than Mitsumame. “An” for Anmitsu indicates pasted red beans. “Mitsu” is brown sugar syrup. “Ma-me” is beans. Anyways, you can refer to this.

Overall, the food was not bad, although we had heard some rumor that their food wasn’t good.

Note that the pricing seems up since, as far as I saw their website.

Seto Japanese Restaurant

Address: #155 – 8460 Alexandra Road, Richmond, B.C. (map)
(Close to Kwantlen Street)
TEL: 604-231-9493
Urbanspoon: page

Lunch/ Dinner
[Mon, Wed – Sun] 11:30 – 14:30, 17:30 – 22: 00
*Closed: Tuesdays

Price Note
– Seafood Salad $8.00
– Vegetable Tempura $7.50
– Ika Karaage (Geso) $8.00
– Unagi Roll $3.50
– Umeshiso Roll $2.75
– Aji Nigiri Sushi $3.25
– Uni Nigiri Sushi $3.25
– Regular Spider Roll $12.00
– Cream Mitsumame $5.00 each

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It was a girls’ night in the end of last year. I picked up a few choices of restaurants and had my friends decide. A place we went is Alpha Global Sushi & Bar, close to Vancouver downtown and Yaletown.

The last time when I went is probably over 5 years ago?! They had very small menu before, but now there are a lot of food choices as well as various drink menu.

We each ordered a drink and shared food.

My friend’s drink, Frozen Mango Triangle (Vodka, Cassis, Mango)

Frozen Mango Triangle at Alpha Global Sushi & Bar in Vancouver

My other friend’s drink, Sea Breeze (Pink Grapefruit, Cranberry)

Sea Breeze at Alpha Global Sushi & Bar in Vancouver

My drink, White Holiday (Gin, Peach Schnapps, Pineapple, Lychee, White Wine)

White Holiday at Alpha Global Sushi & Bar in Vancouver

Crispy Bacon Tofu Salad
(tofu and crispy bacon on organic spring mix with our original japanese style dressing)

Crispy Bacon Tofu Salad at Alpha Global Sushi & Bar in Vancouver

Pumpkin Croquette
(deep fried kabocha squash and mashed potato croquette with fruity vegetable sauce)

Pumpkin Croquette at Alpha Global Sushi & Bar in Vancouver

Angle Roll
(Cream cheese, Prawn Tempura, Cucumber, topped with Eel, Avocado, Tobiko)

Angle Roll at Alpha Global Sushi & Bar in Vancouver

Angle Roll at Alpha Global Sushi & Bar in Vancouver

Italian Spring Roll
(mozzarella cheese, fresh tomato and basil in deep-fried spring roll)

Italian Spring Roll at Alpha Global Sushi & Bar in Vancouver

Natto Bomb
(tuna, salmon, salmon roe, squid, japanese pickle, green onion, quail egg on fermented soybeans)

Natto Bomb at Alpha Global Sushi & Bar in Vancouver

Nankotsu Kick
(deep-fried chicken cartilage with sea salt)

Nankotsu Kick at Alpha Global Sushi & Bar in Vancouver

Vancouver Roll
(avocado, crab meat, cucumber and mayo wrapped in smoked wild sockeye salmon with wasabi mayo sauce)

Vancouver Roll at Alpha Global Sushi & Bar in Vancouver

Vancouver Roll at Alpha Global Sushi & Bar in Vancouver

Chicken Kara-Age
(fried chicken with hot and sweet soy sauce)

Chicken Kara-Age at Alpha Global Sushi & Bar in Vancouver

Grilled Toro-Pork
(grilled tender pork with original garlic onion sauce)

Grilled Toro-Pork at Alpha Global Sushi & Bar in Vancouver

And, with girls, of course, we ordered dessert to share. 🙂

Green Tea Ice Cream with Red Beans

Green Tea Ice Cream with Red Beans at Alpha Global Sushi & Bar in Vancouver

Tiramisu
(Italian espresso cheesecake, ladyfingers dipped in coffee and mascarpone cream)

Tiramisu at Alpha Global Sushi & Bar in Vancouver

Usually, if you make a reservation, you could stay only for two hours. But we weren’t kicked out, even though there were some waiting at some point. I appreciate that. 🙂

Alpha Global Sushi & Bar

Address: 1099 Richards Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(At the corner of Helmcken street)
TEL: 604-633-0355
Twitter: @alphaizakaya

Lunch
[Sun – Mon] 11:30 – 14:30

Dinner
17:00 – late daily

Price Note
– Frozen Mango Triangle $6.75
– Sea Breeze $5.75
– White Holiday $6.00
– Crispy Bacon Tofu Salad $6.75
– Pumpkin Croquette $6.00
– Angle Roll $9.99 (as Thursday special price)
– Italian Spring Roll $7.50
– Natto Bomb $8.50
– Nankotsu Kick $4.75
– Vancouver Roll $6.00
– Chicken Kara-Age $8.00
– Grilled Toro-Pork $6.75
– Green Tea Ice Cream with Red Beans $5.00
– Tiramisu $5.00

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