Pepper Lunch is popular restaurant franchise known for their wide range of sizzling dishes served on a hot plate. To date, they have over 200 restaurants with two branches in Canada-both of which are in BC: Richmond and Vancouver! I’ve been to the Richmond location once but was left disappointed. I decided to stop by their Vancouver location on their grand opening day for dinner and make a comparison between the two.
The ordering system here is pretty simple. You pay at the front and get assigned to a table after your order. It was a bit annoying ordering my food since the front entrance is pretty cramped. Being third in line, I was already waiting right by the door. I can’t imagine how crazy the line-up would when the place becomes busy catering to the lunch and dinner crowds. To keep it safe, I went with their Beef Pepper Rice with extra beef ($10.95). Besides beef, they also serve chicken, salmon, and seafood dishes. Pasta dishes are also available for order if you’re not feeling rice. I believe they only have cream sauce available for pasta dishes. Prices here can range from as low as $8.50 to over $30 depending on what you get here.
All dishes are served on a hot iron plate that heats up to 260 C in 70 seconds and remain hot at approximately 80 C for more than 20 minutes. Knowing this, I made sure to flip my beef the moment it arrived to prevent them from being overcooked. After a few quick snaps of course 🙂 What I like about this place more than the Richmond location is that your food arrives on a tray with complimentary condiments. Whereas for the Richmond location, you have to ask for it yourself as the condiments are shared between several tables.Once you add the garlic and sweet sauce in, you mix up the ingredients and enjoy! By the end of my meal, I was pretty satisfied. I loved the combination of the corn and beef with the addition of some sauce. It’s a great place to check out If you’re looking for a quick meal . Next time, I will probably try their salmon steak or unagi pepper rice!
P.S. They also take reservations!!!
2323 Cambie St