Gyo-O is one of my favourite restaurants in Vancouver…or rather Richmond (previous review here). We rarely come all the way out to Richmond but we had to run some errands so I got to have my Gyo-O craving satisfied 🙂
I absolutely adore the interior of Gyo-O because it makes me feel as though I’ve been transported to a little hole in the wall restaurant in Japan! The only downside of this is of course, you can’t really host large parties there and wait times are long during peak hours.
Unlike most Japanese restaurants out there, Gyo-O doesn’t serve sushi. Rather, it chooses to focus on traditional appetizers, rice (dons), and noodle (ramen, udon) dishes.
Even though the two of us should try something new, we always find ourselves going back to the first dishes we ever tried here. But I decided to switch it up and got the mini seafood salad don instead of my usual spicy sashimi udon.
The junior size allowed me to be just full enough to be satisfied but still have room for dessert (: I liked that there was loads of spinach greens but there really could of been more fresh seafood in there! But then again, there is never enough seafood!
Grayson didn’t stray from his usual and got the regular seafood don because he just adores it too much. He’s been saying that he wanted to try the udon here for a while now but never gets around to it because “the regular seafood don already has everything I want on it so why would I stray from perfection?” I guess he has a point there…
Would I come back? Yup