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Kato Japanese & Chinese Restaurant

3760 E Hastings St
Burnaby, BC V5C2H5
Tel: (604) 299-7299
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese, Sushi
  • Price: $ ($15 or less)
  • Reservations: Accepted
  • Service: Takeout
  • Hours: Mon - Tue: 11:30AM - 2:30PM & 5PM - 10PM, Wed: 11:30AM - 2:30PM & 5PM - 10:30PM, Thu - Sat: 11:30AM - 2:30PM & 5PM - 10PM, Sun: Closed
  • Kato is a Eat-In and Take-Out restaurant featuring both Japanese and Chinese cuisine.


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Good value with Entertainment 2012 coupon
By hydeeho of Burnaby (182 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 11:05pm [Dine in]

Never would have tried Kato if not for the entertainment 2012 coupons. 2 orders of beef & scallop teriyaki and 2 orders of chicken & prawns teriyaki. All orders came with miso soup and either a tempura or sushj option. Tempura and sushi were non-descript but the teriyaki was flavourful and sizzling hot. Service was not up to par considering there was hardly any customers. Taking our coupons into consideration each meal ran about $7.50. Extremely worth while. Originally we wanted the bento box specials but were told they were exempt if we used coupons. Restaurant is kind of old and seedy. Lots of street parking. All in all a pleasant surprise.

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Take Out Once, Probably Not Again
By monster_meal of Burnaby, BC (4 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 2:41pm [Take-out]

At a place where you do a lot of office lunches, you are always on the lookout for a place with some variety of cuisines so everyone can get what they want.
So this place seemed awesome when I discovered they had both sushi and chinese.
However, my sushi wasn't the freshest. While it was passable (perhaps not as bad as I thought it was going to be), there is really no reason to go here when there are many far fresher and more valuable establishments in the area.
One of my co-workers said the chinese (egg rolls, wonton soup) were rather bland, and they didn't finish it.
While I can't say it was a horrible experience, I couldn't see myself going out of the way to return. However I will say that the workers operating the joint were very friendly and welcoming.

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Not a great experience
By phoebehsu of Richmond , BC (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, February 13, 2011 - 11:42pm [Dine in]

My boyfriend and I decided to try this restaurant out because it was on the Entertainment Book 2010-2011. When we stepped into the restaurant around 7:30pm on the Sunday night, there was no customers, so we got greeted and seated right away.

We ordered a Beef and Scallop Teriyaki that came with Miso Soup and Tempura (2 prawn and 3 vegetable pieces) for $14.99. The quality was not bad, but it was definitely not superb. Other than the teriyaki combo, we ordered a Deluxe Sushi Combo (9 pieces of tiny sushi + 6 pieces of tuna maki) for $15.99. It was such a rip off. The sushi were probably 2cm x 5cm?? The size was small and the fish was not fresh.

I didn't try their Chinese menu though. Maybe they are better in that area since the owner didn't look like Japanese.

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Good Value
By MartinL of Surrey (8 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 12:21pm [Dine in]

I love sushi and this place is close to my work. The food is pretty good and fairly authentic. Prices are very reasonable. That's the good news, the bad news is the ambiance is non existent. Not someplace you'd take somebody to impress them. The place, is pretty clean however and that's important for a sushi joint.

Tempura here is awesome although I try to abstain lest I need new pants. Teriyaki dishes are good although not spectacular. Sushi and sashimi have always been fresh and I've quite enjoyed them.

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once, but never again
By drew86 of Vancouver (11 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, September 24, 2008 - 6:49pm [Dine in]

So we were running errands at an office across the street and saw this low key looking restaurant. As we entered, it was the beginning of a chilling experience. The interior looks like a Chinese chop-suey restaurant in a mid-western town, but it serves Japanese food!?

It was lunch time and we were the only table inside, so I thought service has to be great. The lady was very friendly but quiet. We got sake and I swear it must have been watered down. Taste more like homemade fermented rice water than something u would put in your mouth.

However, there's one thing to praise. It's CHEAP. Probably because it's ventured by a Chinese owner. We didn't try any of the Chinese menu items because we were there for Japanese food but looking at the way they prepare Japanese food, the Chinese version has to be better. Maybe next time, NOT..

Try it for yourself and hope you will prove me wrong. But if things go really bad, try asking them to serve the carp in the aquarium. Wasabi goes really nice with carp sashimi. At least that's what I heard before.

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