Richmond >Sticky Rice
HORRIBLE RESTAURANT. This restaurant won't last in the fan! BEWARE this restaurant will charge your card twice and allow other people to sign it to get extra money. I had to fight to get a bogus charged removed from my card at this restaurant. BE VERY CAREFUL, they enjoy taking your money and they don't care who signs. I had my friend go down to them to resolve the issue and the manager was RUDE! There are a lot of other cooler places to go that are respectable and responsible.
Very good sushi, but a bit cramped and sarcastic. The sushi they create here is very good, but don't look for any bargains on account of the sushi chef wearing t-shirt and jeans. It's good to eat here early or in the afternoon. It gets way too cramped and smoky at night, not good when you are trying to eat expensive sushi. The service is typical of many places near vcu, very hippy bohemian, if you're into that kind of thing. If you're not, you won't dig the sarcastic tone of the pierced and tattoed girls that serve up the sushi rolls. I don't give good tips here generally because I think they could be nicer when charging me full market price for sushi in a casual atmosphere.
Fun, cheap sushi. I found the sushi to be surprisingly tasty and the low price is a bonus. Definitely more of a bar scene, and if you don't mind your sushi chefs not being Japanese, it's great. The quality of the fish is very good, and their best feature, food-wise, is the creativity with their rolls. This is not the place to go if you are looking for the authentic traditional Japanese experience, but great if you don't mind the loud music and kitschy decor.
You'll find more than rice in your bowl at this American-Oriental dining spot..
Expect an unconventional crowd at any restaurant that serves everything from sushi to tater tots. Bright red walls and white paper lanterns welcome a continuous parade of pierced parts, blue hair, babies, backpackers and a strong Oriental population from lunch til the late-night closing. Tuesday night Karaoke brings a more boisterous bunch, and the small but superb sushi bar adds a touch of drama.
Amazingly, both the American and the Japanese menu items work well. The meat loaf dinner resembles Mom's at first glance, but the Shiitake mushroom gravy and Wasabi mashed potatoes give it an Oriental edge. The 7-spice pork dinner is one of the healthiest versions in town. Pork loin slow cooked in special spices and served with sticky rice and sautéed snow peas takes minimalism to magnificent heights. Order just one slice of Feed the Rich pie for the entire tablemore than one fork full will seem like overkill. Mango with plum honey is seasonal but worth the wait.
Too Loud. The food was amazing. Everything was cool, except for the annoyingly loud music. I understand that it is also a bar and folks were hanging out and drinkin having a good time but possibly maybe the music could be turned down until dinner is done being served. Who knows.
For sushi lover's only!!!!. I highly recommend this place if you want to make a small evening out of it. The service is its biggest downfall as I can never get a drink and be prepared to order on the first go round. Silverware already placed could be good for business as well. But if you love sushi, you won't stay dissapointed! I keep coming back because the food is to die for! Expect a young, eclectic crowd with Atari for bar-goers; this place is always an experience!
I have only been once to date, but plan to return!
I think the sushi was phenominal, and we tried just about everything on the sushi menu - o.k. maybe half, but 2 can only eat so much...
The service was good and I liked the atmosphere (a little cold, though). I believe the decor, the menu and the employees showed the ecclecticism and fun we all have come to expect from fan restaraunts.
We also enjoyed bellying up to the bar for an after dinner drink/smoke, bartender was perfect for the place.
stuck on sticky rice. We live close to Sitcky Rice and find ourselves walking there regularly. The sushi is always fresh and delicious. Their sushi menu has creative rolls and selections that are fun to try. The rolls are average in size, but the price is completely reasonable. The service varies, and sometimes you can wait awhile, but it is a BAR, not a "West End" sit down restaurant. The new decor is awesome and the atmosphere is great (relaxed, cool, fun, good music, lots of cool tattoos and piercings to admire). The beer selection is decent and there's plenty of "cooked" food for those afraid of the raw stuff. There's even an Atari and selection of games at the bar! How cool is that?! The overall greatness of Sticky Rice is only mildly decreased by the sometimes less than stellar service.
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