Richmond Night Market, Richmond
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We enjoyed the experience of the night market. The only downside was the huge line up. The food choices are excellent, and the chains delicious. Lots of neat nick knacks to pick up , good for bargain ... read more »
I either had good poisoning or an allergic reaction, I somehow suspect that MSG is still being added in the cooking. All I had was Chow Mein, which was 99 per cent noodles and very salty. After 3 mout... read more »
A big group of us made our way from downtown to the night market on recommendations that it was a fun experience with good food. What a let down! It was basically a carnival with horrible Asian food. ... read more »
The Richmond night market is a blend of a county fair, and a theme park! It's a brilliant combination, with a ton of things to do. You can stuff your face with some of the most amazing cuisine around, pick up any kind of knickknack or gadget you want, and then when you're finished – climb onto theme park rides and get spun around up in the air! Life pro tip - make sure you invest in a "zoom pass" which are sold on the way into the fairgrounds. It's much cheaper in the long run, and you save about half an hour in line.
Not like the typical asian night markets but it can do! Love the selections of food to eat there! And they serve a lot of iconic foods but at a tourist price. If you're going there often or in a big group make sure to get the zoom pass and show it to customer service to get free coupon book! Its a real saver!!!
Driving there is difficult and just getting into the parking lot can take 30 to 40 minutes. Then another 15 to 20 minutes to buy a ticket. Hint: buy a 7 pass ticket from the sellers in the parking lot for you and your friends and skip the long line getting inside. The vendor side is a lot of cheap stuff, like cell phone cases (there are a lot of them), colored contacts, cheap jewelry, and other typical night market nonsense, but always fun to shop through the stalls anyway. The food area is great if you like deep fried things, or meat on a stick. There are a LOT of Asian foods to choose from, some you may not even know, but here is a great chance to try something new. Unfortunately there are very few other kinds of foods, except for maybe a hot dog and curly fried potatoes. And it is very crowded, and there are lots of lines. Be prepared to hurry up and wait. There is also a live music stage, but don't expect much here. It's a fun outing, but can also be a little stressful for newcomers.
This night market is a real cultural experience. It's filled with stalls selling all kinds of miscellaneous items - socks, figurines, accessories, Lego kits, stuffed chibi figurines that pin to your shoulder - and there's hundreds of food stalls with carnival style food (blooming onions and fish-on-a-stick and tako maki balls to name a few.) Nothing healthy but this is a once-in-a-while venture anyway. If you go, go with a group and get the zoom pass!!! The regular line is INSANELY long. You can include up to seven people on one pass (or yourself seven times) for $20. Well worth skipping the line that runs around the block.
Go for the food, and don't settle for gimmicks like the "Rotato" (it's not worth it). Instead, try some of the amazing cultural specialties like Dragon Beard, deep fried whole squid, and shaved "icy". The non-food market is a great place to buy cute socks, cell phone covers, and garbage you definitely don't need of a quality that is pretty much bottom of the barrel. If you visit in groups of more than 3 people, get the FastPass to avoid the ridiculous entry line. Free parking, but expect massive gridlock early in the evening.
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