Narita Sushi is a small family run sushi restaurant.
My Husband and I have been looking for a decent Sushi Restaurant in the Burnaby Area for some time now. We have our usual places that are just ok but we have exhausted the menu items and really find them to be only ok now. So upon looking up Sushi Places on here I discovered Narita Sushi. Being 7months pregnant once I get the idea of something in my head I must have it! So off we went to try Narita Sushi.
OK onto the food. Given that I am pregnant I am unable to order anything with Raw Fish in it and I dont eat any other form of meat so Generally speaking my menu item choices are very restricted when it comes to Sushi. I was very pleasantly surprised to find that I had a large amount of things to choose from. My Husband who is far less picky than me had a large menu of different items to try. The service was fast, and the girl was very pleasant and polite.
We ordered: a Emerald roll ( which was a seaweed salad, cucumber and avocado roll ) which for a vegetarian roll it was AMAZING! so refreshing and nice change from the standard cucumber or avocado plain rolls I usually get. As well as I ordered a Tofu Teriyaki which was a good size portion ( I was unable to finish ) that came with Miso soup and a choice of Salad or Yam Fries. I decided to try the yam fries. They were sweet and had a bit of a kick to them. SO GOOD! My husband started with the Volcano roll which was a large tuna roll with a mildly spicy sauce on top ( my husband who generally speaking does not like tuna rolls LOVED this roll) and to top it off it had a tower of yam fries on it for a really good price. He also got a Nigiri combo and said all the raw fish was very very fresh and tasted amazing! We will definately be going back no doubt about it. I was sad to see that the place was so empty, its not in the best location to be seen but so worth going there to try. They have great Lunch specials too. You can get a lunch box for under $5! GO TRY IT YOU WONT REGRET IT! Its just walking distance from Metrotown!
We live five minutes walk from this place. However this is not the reason for us being their permanent customer (which we are). Rather this is the reason for us feeling lucky for living so close to this place. We've been in many similar restaurants in the neighbourhood and around the city, and overall we still prefer this one.
The restaurant is kept by a very friendly and diligent Chinese family, which very often, especially in the evening, you will find inviting you in corpore. Aside of a very friendly attitude and proactive service, there is a number of factors that combined make the Narita Sushi our everyday backup plan for a regular meal, be it a dinner or a quick snack (we both eat inside and take out).
- Great quality. Even such a simple dish as seaweed salad is cooked here with an aesthetic taste, as opposed to being mechanically served in other inexpensive places.
- Small price. If you get used to their tricky system of time-of-the-day discounts, you can make it even cheaper. Even visiting them on daily basis will not hit your pocket.
- Up to now, we have never seen a queue in the restaurant. I don't recall any order which the chef would not start cooking immediately for us. Even if we order by phone, the order is already packed for us in fifteen minutes (of course it depends on the size of the order). And if I come in five, I can watch the chef cooking and his five or daughter packing for us.
- The supporting dishes taste great as well, again, as opposed to many other similar places. I mean the green tea and the Miso soup.
If you drive, please note that there is no free parking at the place. And at the meter you could only park after 7 pm if I'm not mistaking. However you can always find a free spot at one of the small adjacent streets, which would be three to five minutes walk away.
A few minor improvements that I would suggest are the following.
- At the moment only about third part of the menu is illustrated. Please provide photos for the rest of the dishes: they help a lot.
- Switch to the wooden sticks only. I know you have done it for us in particular, thank you! But we cannot imagine how anybody could find the plastic ones useful.
- Register your place with Google Maps, it will allow more people to learn about you.
Walked in here the other day. Close to Metrotown, very friendly service. Place is very clean, we loved it. The food here is interesting. It has brown rice sushi, never had those before. They were pleasant and felt healthy. I also recommend trying the BC roll. The salmon skin does not smell at all, by far one of the better places I've been at. By the way the place is very cheap. The food we got was well worth the value. Recommended to anyone who wants a good Japanese meal for a good price.
For anyone who wrote a bad review about this place..... maybe they were just being very rude with the restaurant as this place is awesome and staff are very friendly people. As for someone saying they are from Japan and have tried best sushi.... maybe this is Vancouver??? not Japan. What kind of comment is that. Obviously there will be better sushi in Japan.
Anyways would tell what a good place is for sushi in Vancouver? just curious cause I loved their brown rice sushi... best i've tried in vancouver!!!
Eaten here a few times as they are the only place in Burnaby with Brown rice sushi. Overall is a great price for what you get, and as good or better than Sushi Garden (which has gotten me sick twice now..)
Great value, well made and quite pretty rolls - usually get spicy tuna, salmon avocado and dynamite. Miso is nothing special, haven't tried hot dishes.
Not a great ambiance, but if you want fast, friendly and good value sushi, this is the place to go.
First of all, I am Japanese (born and raised in Japan) and know that it is not easy to find authentic sushi restaurants in Vancouver. But I am usually okay with non-Japanese (usually Korean/Chinese) sushis you get here. But this place was a disgrace to sushi and I highly recommend people not to go there.
We recently ordered sushi rolls and miso soup from this place to take out. When I came in, this place was dead given that it's prime dinner time. While I was waiting for my orders, other guy in the restaurant complained about his gyoza (Japanese dumplings) being frozen. The server said to him, "We don't make it here. So, I don't know." Now, I started to have a really really bad feeling about this place...
Anyhow, I got my orders which took them half an hour to make even though it was dead. When we came home to eat it, it was absolute trash: miso soup was like water with no taste, portion of their dynamite roll was half the normal roll size with hardly any batter on the tempura prawn; their raw salmon was stale and gross; and their rice tasted over flavoured with rice vinegar. When we phoned them to complain, they told me that most of their customers like watery soup! We are their customers and don't like their soup. so what is the point in saying this???
We had to go back there to return the food. And as we were leaving, they said, "Don't come here if you don't like our taste." I couldn't believe my ears. You never get this kind of treatment from any other restaurant...
AVOID this place.
This sushi restaurant to me overall is the best one around metrotown, i went there with my friends, and the food was delicious. The price is low, the service was good, and the place was really tidy. I really don't see the reason why i shouldn't go there again. The place is also pretty easy to find, it is just right across london drugs on Kingswasy. It's a great place to go when you feel like having something good.
We went to Narita sushi for the first time as a family and were very happy with it. The restaurant is very clean, tidy and has a nice ambiance to it. We ordered the Volcano roll because we had seen a picture that friends took of it and it tasted as good as it looked! The other rolls were good also, fresh and the rice was tasty. The service was good with a constant supply of hot tea and new rolls coming steadily from the kitchen. We'll definitely be going back as well as taking advantage of their take-out menu as well.
One of the neat little things this restaurant does well is offer brown rice instead of white for a small additional charge. We didn't notice that until the end so will try it out next time.
Been to lots of Japanese restaurants owned and operated by non - Japanese people. This place get total thumbs down...
Ambience.. great....no one else.was in there at 11:50 am for lunch.
Service. Too great.... for take out.. she asked if I need soy sauce. Yes I replied. Then asked how.many... next. Do I need wasabi? . Japanese sushi and rolls are complimented by these two important ingredients.
Food. OMG. .The food. I needed a snack. So decided to order the $3.00 Teriyaki chicken on rice. . The lady asked am I sure cause it's very small for me. So why sell it? Excuse me....? Maybe wait til I Finish ordering. California roll...2.95...that's all..
Teriyaki chicken.. rice was so watered down was like mush. Chicken bits were really liquid flavored. So bad..
California roll.... 6 medium pieces. Really? Where the other 2 pieces when you make it? OK. Crab meat was fine cucumber too. Rice. Watered down. Imagine dipping your sushi in water before eating it... bad.
Warning you if you are out to try something new. Save your money. This place is out to make a few bucks for themselves. Leaving you with a watered down stomach ache of disappointment. Don't do it..
Just went to this place last night. It has solid sushi. The specialty sushi like the dragon roll was great. The Alaska roll was tasy. The issue: the chicken teriyaki rice bowl was only average. Ambiance was a little dull but servers were friendly and enthusiastic.a a a a a
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