TSUJIRI Richmond Japanese High Tea

4.3
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37 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Japanese

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Afternoon Tea

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About

TSUJIRI was founded in 1860 by Riemon Tsuji who was renowned for his spirit of "YUWA" meaning "continue to innovate and sustain the tradition". His statue was build in Kyoto, Japan to honor his contribution to the Japanese tea industry. Mr. Tsuji has refined the cultivation of Gyokuro (the highest grade of Japanese green tea) and his method is still being used to this day.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese
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Hours of Operation
Tue–Sun 2:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(604) 370-4956
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Neighbourhood
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High Tea
What 37 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.3based on all time ratings
4.3
Food
4.3
Service
4.3
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience4

It’s nice that they have a secluded thematic area for reservations, but service was pretty much nonexistent after the food arrived. Also, giving your guests cheap plastic cutlery to use for “high tea” really takes away from the food and experience.

J
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Just go and get take out dessert without any reservation. The additional menu items arent as tasty as the basic items from the to go stand

AH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice quiet place for tea and snacks. They have a few items not available in the take-out area.

VY
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Late opening was disappointing and the seat mates were noisy. The food and service was just so so this time.

AY
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Overall food is great and the waitresses are nice. Just some basic simple tips to get a 5 star from me... Offer dishes for sharing as it was awkward trying to dig into the ochazuke from a distance. (The ochazuke was in the centre of the table.) You already knew to give us our own spoons and chopsticks, why not our own dishes? Also ochazuke is a savory item. The high tea set is sweet. If customers order both, it is likely they intend to eat them as meal and dessert. If you're not sure, you can always ask. You should serve the high tea set after the ochazuke. Not the same time. So it was even more awkward as my friend had to reach over the dessert to eat the ochazuke as the ochazuke is moved to my side. Finally, we weren't offered glasses of water at all until we asked for them when it should be a standard to have them on our table in the beginning.

Overall we enjoy the food and will definitely be back to try other items. It isn't such a big deal to us that we put up with the awkwardness, but since I've been invited to write a review, then I will provide my honest opinion instead of sugarcoating things. We are quite satisfied otherwise :)

EC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Seated promptly. Food was fresh and delicious. Tried the matcha parfait. Would order again. We also ordered the matcha soufflé. It was not bad but I’d not reorder it. The salmon and rice dish was good and price was very reasonable. The hojicha/green tea shake can be ordered at the front counter. We always go back for that! The tea was okay but I still prefer the hojicha shake.

SP
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I highly recommend houjicha over matcha. My fav is a houjicha float and a mochi. We also got a little birthday treat which was very nice. (I forgot that I said it's for my husband's birthday celebration when making a reservation but appreciate that they actually read and paid attention to it.) XD

K
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Waited 3 months for my table. I should've checked the menu before booking. Soba is only available after 5pm. I'll try again next time. Overall it was worth it. I really enjoyed my time there. I'm satisfied 😋

S
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Tsujiri is a nice enjoyable place. The best thing is the ambiance.

We had the pancake souffle, and original matcha parfait. The food was okay. Good texture and taste, but price was high for what it entailed.

This place is worth going once to try it out though.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

good date ya

C
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

They open at 200pm and we were there 330pm and they ran out one of two choices of tea. They mention specific percent for tips for 6 or over. But their service was not there to deserve it. Since we only got spoons for the salads they served us. We have to ask for forks.

g
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience2

If you are green tea fans, you must go there to try their drink and dessert. Don't order their noodle and rice, bad taste.

F
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Last time I just tried the desserts. This time I tried the lunch menu too. The dishes looked so beautiful and all the food were great. Also, their service was good. I will try the dinner next time.

z
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience2

We made reservations. The cakes and food were really delicious but that's about the only good thing about this place. Service was really lacking and they ran out of clean plates within an hour of opening so it was hard to share our cakes. The table was really tiny and uncomfortable for 3 people. You'd think a shop that has been open for 5 months would have worked out the kinks already but apparently not. But I guess since this place is still very popular with line ups all the time, there's no pressing need for them to improve their service.

AN
Vancouver
40 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great place to bring family and guests. Matcha drinks are Intense and only very lightly sweetened. Opera cake still a great selection.

ST
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I like the matcha rare cheesecake~ the souffle is also pretty good, little bit bitter because of matcha.

L
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

I have gone to visit 3 times and each time has disappointed me. The food has been delicious but the disappointment each visit has left me with an overall poor experience. The first visit was a few months after opening, there was still a long lineup out the door. Arrived shortly after opening and ended up waiting for over an hour and the treats we wanted were either not available or sold out.
The first reservation date was reviewed previously so I will no mention it.
We came back the third time and final time because I wanted High Tea and hoping that we can get a second shot at the Tonkotsu Soba. We were informed that the Soba's aren't served until after 5pm and that was the final straw. While the food I cannot repeat enough was good, the disappointments outweighed everything else. If there were posts in the store and especially on the menu indicating items were "Limited quantities" or "Available only after 5" we would be more understanding but I can only say this was overhyped and my patience has been tested time and time again that I can't really recommend this place unless you were in the area and were passing by, otherwise I would say there are other places worth checking out instead.

E
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The parfaits were delicious. Also shared a high tea with a friend, but I would rather get a few cakes than the high tea.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience4

Afternoon tea not worth the two month waiting time

R
Vancouver
24 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The desserts were all very delicious but expensive

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Get together with family

OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

The staff were chatting and did not notice when we arrived for the table. They were not facing to us during our dining so couldn't notice what we needed until we caught them and asked for. Once we asked for it, they are polite enough and did their job properly. Just hope they will be more attentive and improve their customer service. Food was OK but matcha flavor was too weak for us especially the matcha souffle. Pricey but we so love their cakes.

MY
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

Very poor service.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We’re huge afternoon tea people and it was something we’d definitely all the way back to Richmond to dine at again

C
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to Tsujiri for the afternoon tea set, I would strongly recommend reserving on open table because they are usually fully booked. I love the mochi that comes with the afternoon set and the matcha!

A
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The presentation of the food was amazing. The service was expectional. I personally preferred the savoury more than sweet. The rice was fagrant and tasty. Their green tea parfait was quite good.

n
Vancouver
116 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was top notch. No complains. Lucky for us nothing was sold out yet since it was snow day and not too busy overall. Soba and udon were delicious. Souffle pancake was excellent. Glad i made resos 3 weeks in advance to enjoy this much anticipated opening.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

The place was over rated by social media. I guess its a new concept and newly opened thats why there’s a big line up because there ONLY few seats for customers to eat and enjoy their food. But how can they enjoy when you fall in line for a long long tome and you ended up having your food for take out because theres no table/seat to eat and enjoy your food.

The server was very nice and accomodating.
The ambience was appropriate for a Japanese theme food resto but Only FEW chairs/tables.
If you want to enjoy your food get a reservation which is always FULL!!!
Price is a bit pricey
FOod is not as good as priced!

5/10

L
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

I found the overall experience disappointing. After we were shown to our table, we were asked to remove our shoes though the area under the table was dirty with dust and hairs. We ordered the afternoon tea set and matcha soufflé pancake. We found both dishes lacking. I would not go out of my way to go back again. I think they need to work on the finer details, like nicer napkins, cups, cutlery and plates. The matcha latte priced at 6.50 are served in paper cups.

OT
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The Chatsuke n pancake was so good! the matcha opera is little bit too sweet. They dont have the highest grade matcha yet, you can only have the usucha when u order the hightea set

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply delicious. Will be back again

HN
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

We ordered Unagi chazuke and Japanese high tea. It was good taste, good value and nice atmosphere.

MM
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Loved it! The crazy opening rush of people unfortunately detracted from the atmosphere, but I’m sure it’ll be wonderful once the hype dies down. Would reserve and go again for a leisurely tea time!

F
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

We made our reservation for 3pm got there on time. And she said on her end it said 3:30pm. Told us to come back at 3:30pm. So we just stood there waiting. Got seated at 3:25ish ok whatever. Ordered. The parfait took half an hour itself. Then the souffle pancake I had to ask her after an hour and a half where it was. And she said they dropped it and is currently making us a new one. I feel like if she knew why didn't she tell us instead of having me ask? Overall this meal took 2.5 hours which is totally uncalled for.

LW
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

hightea set require booking in advance. Great sitting area and wonderful service.

AN
Vancouver
40 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Like that the souffle was not sweet at all but has a slightly bitter matcha essence. Yuzu matcha was refreshing and goes great with meals and desserts to balance the sweetness. Like the service here, they try to be attentive even though so busy.

AN
Vancouver
40 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful matcha feast. Everything was very delicate and simple but flavorful. Only downside is the whole setup is a bit confusing. Waitresses are very patient in explaining menu and business operations.