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Sushi Town

5935 Hastings Street
Burnaby, BC V5B1R7
Tel: (604) 294-6155

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Great Sushi Restaurant in north Burnaby
By BigAnthony of North Burnaby (106 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, December 30, 2011 - 11:45am [Dine in]

Been here many times and always enjoyed the food. It is a small place that gets busy so coming at certain times can be crowded. Ordering takeout is also a challenge at busy times because it's very loud in there and nowhere to really stand once you're inside to grab your food without feeling like you are in someone else's personal space.. but the good food keeps us coming back.

My wife and I had lunch here yesterday, nice looking, clean restaurant. We ordered 1 miso soup, 1 agedashi tofu, 1 gomae, 1 california roll, 1 salmon sashimi and 1 spicy tuna sashimi. (drank tea) The bill came to $31.98. Everything was great, the sashimi here is very fresh and the spicy sauce they use for their sashimi is excellent. We will return.

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A great place in burnaby!
By stripperdj of east vancouver (55 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 12:33am [Dine in]

First time here,after driving by many times.
Yes,it is small,but thats not a big deal. The food is fast friendly and large portions.
Some original rolls on the menu,I tried the fillet o fish roll. Very nice!
All in all,a great deal,45 for two people who left full and satisfied.
And,as strange as this sounds,real live Japanese people making sushi!! We all know how hard that is to find in this town.

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Cheap eats with some questionable service
By aregma of Burnaby (116 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - 12:23am [Dine in]

Had dinner here a few days ago with a friend. I ordered an alaska roll as well as one of their special rolls and a miso soup. My friend ordered the alaska combo.

Service was pretty rushed and sparse. They came by to take our order and to give us our bill when we waved one of them down. The food itself is not bad, but the wait time was very long. I got my miso soup in about 10 minutes, and my rolls came out about 30 minutes after. My friend's rolls about 15 minutes after my last roll. So it was almost an hour since my friend received her meal of an alaska roll and 4 pieces of nigiri sushi. The restaurant was full but it shouldn't take 1 hour for food to come out.

Ambiance was fine, it was a decently clean area.

For the price, its hard to do better in burnaby for sushi. Probably would return if I had a lot of time on my hands.

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An enjoyable experience
By applepie of Burnaby (129 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, June 24, 2007 - 8:35pm [Dine in]

This is my first visit and I thoroughly enjoyed the food. Their Awesome Roll was like the name: awesome. It tasted great and the presentation was also lovely. The waitresses were attentive, and very cheerful too. I think I will go back some day.

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Great sushi w/ great prices
By epicurious of Burnaby, BC (507 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, November 22, 2006 - 2:28pm [Dine in]

Girlfriend K and I went here for dinner last night. We originally wanted to come here the night before, but ended up at Gohan. I would definitely reccomend Sushi Town. The sushi is not as good as Gohan, but for it's still great and the prices are awesome.

A summary of the food we ordered: a salmon don w/ 9 extra-big slices of salmon sashimi, an ebi sunomumo, 2 gomaee, edamame, cali roll, 3 tuna sushi. All this for only $32!! We took home 1/2 the salmon don, 1/2 the cali roll, and 1 gomaee because we were absolutely stuffed.

The food was nice and fresh, and the service was nice. The only thing I did not like about the place was the ambiance. It didn't feel very cozy and welcoming. White walls with 2x4's nailed to the walls creating a "japanese" look, banquet chairs and white floor tiles. It was a little too brightly lit which combined with the chairs and floor tiles, created a basement suite look (as K noted).

But the food was great, and I would definitely recommend this place!

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Good Sushi!
By chasiubow of North Van (675 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, September 30, 2006 - 11:04pm [Dine in]

I tried this place based on the previous reviews, and it lived up to the press. This place makes good sushi. I had a California combo, which had California roll, 3 pieces of nigiri sushi (tuna, salmon, and prawn), and my wife had the sushi/sashimi combo which had 2 pieces each of salmon and sushi sashimi, a chopped scallop sushi, a fish roe sushi, and a salmon and a tuna nigiri. We added a salmon roll and the beef teriyaki roll.

The salmon roll was just okay, but the teriyaki roll was amazing. As for the sashimi pieces, they were a little cold, but so big you could choke on them! Tha California roll was really good. Don't get me started on the nigiri. They were big and tasty.

The service was a bit lackluster, but I think it was because it was near closing. The presentation was excellent though, and the sushi chefs really knew their business.

The deor is spartan but clean, and the place looks new inside. I would avoid the carpet covered benches against the walls though.

If you are in the neighbourhood, check it out!

Recommended.

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Sushi Town Burnaby
By Gorgelicious of Vancouver (52 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, January 5, 2013 - 10:02am [Dine in]

Sushi Town, among a bunch of it's competitors (Sushi Garden, Sushi Nanaimo, Sushi California, Sushiholic, etc.), is a Korean run Japanese restaurant. There's really not much to say about these place except they serve possibly the most awesome/amazing sushi in town. Fairly big rolls + ridiculously cheap/affordable prices = bang for your buck. Today, we will be reviewing Sushi Town's location in Burnaby, on Hastings Street.

Mangodise Roll - $4.95 (7/7)
If you're a fan of California Roll's, you will be a fan of this. It's essentially a California Roll with Ebi on top, topped off with some special yellow coloured Japanese mayo. We'll take this over the regular California Roll any day. Soya sauce? Who needs that! You can eat this roll as is, as it is packed with so many delicious flavours.

Awesome Roll - $6.95 (6/7)
Unlike Sushi Nanaimo (who gives you an option to substitute the bonito flakes for the yam chips) and Sushiholic, this Awesome Roll comes topped with bonito flakes. Again, the Awesome Roll is like your basic California Roll but with masago on the inside. Outside comes with an overwhelming (in a good way) amount of toppings such as: salmon, green onion, more masago, and of course, bonito. This combination may not look presentable and/or appetizing/appealing, but this roll, my readers, will blow. your. mind. Guaranteed. The taste is indescribable. It tastes just simply AWESOME. Don't go to Sushi Town without ordering this. Again, soya sauce is unneeded. In fact, try it WITHOUT the soya sauce so your tastebuds can experience the awesomeness that is this roll in all its glory.

Spicy Chopped Scallop Roll - $3.95 (4/7)
This roll was nothing out of the ordinary. Just your typical spicy chopped scallop roll. Soya sauce may be needed.

Sushi Town has about 4 locations total across the Lower Mainland, so be sure to give them a visit. If you've heard about/tried Sushi Garden, then you will definitely like this as it is the same. Service may be slightly better, but don't count on it. Parking available at the front and on the side streets.

Ratings:

Food: 7/7

Value: 7/7

Service: 3.75/7

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Best Japanese In Burnaby
By A Fatty of North Burnaby, BC (75 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - 9:23pm [Dine in]

The look inside is traditional (well I'm not Japanese so I wouldn't know). The food is good for its price, and the servers aren't bad looking either. Personally, I enjoy their sashimi on rice, the best value on the menu in my opinion. Filling for not much. Worth a try if you haven't.

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Cheap Sushi with Okay Service
By Balmy of Burnaby (52 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, March 27, 2009 - 3:20pm [Dine in]

The food here is pretty decent. As mentioned previously, it's korean style so the rolls are a bit different from the standard sushi restaurant you get elsewhere. The food is really fresh. We ordered a platter, salmon sashimi and some rolls. The portions are above average.

I've been to this restaurant for a couple times now. During dinner, it's best to show up earlier as sometimes there are line ups. So remember to put your name and number of people eating on the clipboard provided at the front of the restaurant. This way, you know when you will get your table when it's your turn on the list. The food took a long time to get to our table as the restaurant was full so be prepared to wait even though there are lots of people working behind the counter making the orders.

This visit is by far better than my last experince here. I decided to give this place another try because my friend wanted to eat here. In my last visit to this restaurant, the tea was never filled and the plates were greasy. As in the plates that the food was served on was greasy. It made eating my food unpleasant because I wondered how they were cleaning everything. This time, everything was clean and presentable. Much better than my last visit.

It's a great value for the amount of food you get. Ambiance is loud. The place looks like the standard sushi restaurant and what you would expect a sushi restaurant to look like when it's packed.

Overall, the sushi is good and fresh, but the service really needs improvement. Be prepared to wait a long time for your food to come.

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Cheap eats good value
By Vancouver_foodlover of Vancouver (53 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 3:11pm [Dine in]

I have frequented this place numerous times. It is extremely busy during lunch & dinner hours. I was informed about this place 2 years ago. At that time, the food and price was excellent. Currently, the food' quality has deteriorated somewhat. But the price more than makes up for it.

Someone with a sushi craving but on a tight budget then this is one of the better places to try out.

I used their take-outs a couple of times and found it much more convenient than dining in. All in all, a fairly good place to eat sushi in the north side of Burnaby.

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A lesmark recommendation
By lesmark of burnaby (72 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, October 29, 2006 - 5:14pm [Dine in]

This place is one of my favorites. I would classify this place as in the top three in Burnaby for food and value. The fish is fresh and the preparation is great! No real complaints here. I would recommend it but not too loudly as this restaurant is getting more and more popular.

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A hidden gem!
By Lanie23 of Vancouver (53 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, October 4, 2006 - 10:02am [Dine in]

I also decided to try this place out based on previous reviews. What a great little place! The salmon sashimi is big and tasty, and I loved the alaska roll with the pieces of salmon draped over them. Good portions, reasonable prices. The service was good, until we got our food- then they seemed to forget about us. No matter- I will definitely be back here. I like Sushi Garden, but when you can go to a place of similar quality and not have to wait ages in line, I'm there!

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Economical sushi, but no expectations
By CaptainNemo of Vancouver (97 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, October 22, 2008 - 10:32am [Dine in]

I had been there a couple of times. It seems like the quality of the food is getter worse. Overall, it's an okay place.

I tried out their uni there. It was not fresh, and there was a weird taste to it. Otherwise, everything else was pretty good. No complaintes for the price, I guess.

The service there was not all that great. I think it's because they are quite busy, and there are not a lot of waiters for the service.

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Try their Awesome Roll!
By frugalgourmet of Vancouver (70 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, October 6, 2007 - 12:12am [Dine in]

The Awesome Roll, as the waitress explained is like a "big baked California roll with warm salmon on top". I know the above description doesn't sound "Awesome" or really appetizing at all; but having first seen another patron order it, I had to inquire about the roll "with the crunchy flaky bits on top".

The roll is slightly baked and served warm, toppped off with a delightful combination of green onions, bonito flakes, barbeque sauce and spicy mayonnaise. It provides some great flavor and texture contrasts (crunchy/soft; sweet/salty; piquant/creamy). A meal on it's own - 8 generous pieces for $6.95.

My other standbys are the avocado, yam tempura, and spicy scallop rolls. Since I'm not a fan of farmed salmon or tuna, I don't order fish based sushi as often here or elsewhere anymore. However, Sushi Town does have a delicious Spicy Tuna roll (the sauce has a hint of sesame oil) and BC Roll (creamy, slightly cinnamon like spice in the salmon skin seasoning).

Their Party Trays ($18-20) per tray are very good value too.

Highly recommended. As an interesting sidenote: one evening their phone didn't pick up, and I thought they were closed for renovations or for holidays. As it turns out, they were closed for a WEDDING reception, I kid you not!

Bottom line - if it's good enough for a wedding reception, it's good enough for an occasional cheap and tasty sushi treat.

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packed to the gills
By honorberry of kits, vancouver (41 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, March 6, 2010 - 6:23pm [Dine in]

Visited this place for the first time ...the place was full of diners even though it was 9pm. The adjacent restaurants were either closed or empty. I was optimistic walking in. We were seated fairly promptly, though you could see that the workers were swamped. Sparsely decorated, and warm.

Sashimi was chunky, fresh and inexpensive - i was really surprised. They said they specalise in "bbq and speciality rolls" - didn't see anything or note anything yakitori in nature, just unagi. The nigiri sushi is also really good value. Lots of variety for rolls, cut unevenly and smothered in rice.

Service? What service - ok, it wasn't the worse but I'd say no...too busy running around like blue-bottle flies and choosing to overlook their patient customers. Staff walked round, clearing tables, wiping down the same table numerous times but not once did they think that perhaps their customers were thirsty, wanted to order, wanted to pay and leave, requested containers for take-away so that they could leave, only to be told to hurry up as they were closing (we were still waiting for containers and THEN a bag...)

If i were to crave sushi, i don't think i'd even consider this place. If i happened to be in the area and hungry...perhaps i'd try it again.

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Great Sushi ...
By darrenkadish of Burnaby, B.C. (46 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, December 11, 2006 - 6:04pm [Dine in]

One of my employees recommended this place to me as she use to work there as a server. Do you know why this place is so much like Sushi Garden in Metrotown? Because the owner of Sushi Town use to work at Sushi Garden and has just decided to take the best of his former workplace and apply it to his current restaurant.

The food is always good here and the sashimi is almost insane in size when you compare it to any other sushi place in North Burnaby. There is absolutely no comparison. The service is not the greatest - a bit slow and stunned sometimes, but the food makes up for it. My favorite is the "Alaska Roll". They put this awesome salad-type dressing on the rolls that makes it out of this world. Mmmmm .... I'm actually craving one of those rolls right now. The sushi is the best here. I tried the chicken karage one time and it's nothing to write home about. Needs salt or something - there's no flavor to them at all.

It gets packed during prime-time lunch and dinner hours, but I usually go before or after prime-time hours so I don't have to line up. I can see this place getting busier and busier once people find out about it. So remember, it's Sushi TOWN ... not Sushi GARDEN ... I still get mixed up by the two names because they are so similar.

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Great Value Great Food
By saltnpepper of Burnaby (10 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, June 18, 2011 - 9:27pm [Dine in]

Had our Saturday night dinner here at the BBY location. Much smaller than the Coquitlam location
Food came pretty fast, no problems at all with the service. Portions are Huge . Spicy Tuna our favorite
Nigiri sushi was very fresh. What a deal when you are hungry. Loved the House Roll.
Keep up with the large portions and the quality! Will recommend and return!

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Non-traditional, but that's what's good about it.
By sakuchan of E. Vancouver (12 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, December 29, 2009 - 12:50am [Dine in]

Let's make this clear: this is fusion sushi, it's non-traditional and the place is run by Koreans. None of this is bad news at all. Sushi Town is true to its reputation for its specialty sushi, which is its own house creations. According to my friends, only the Awesome Roll was worth ordering and they were right to order that. The Awesome Roll uses bonito flakes and plenty of flavourful mayonnaise to delight your taste buds.

Its regular rolls (salmon, tuna, scallop, etc) were fresh and sufficiently generous and they give serve more meat in a katsu don than the average sushi place.

The place can be quite busy, but remained clean. The waitresses were attentive enough and came around to fill your tea occasionally.

Verdict: If you have an hour to spare for lunch, hit this place up for a satisfying meal.

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Good food. horrible service..
By hamsup of Vancouver (14 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, May 27, 2008 - 3:06pm [Dine in]

I am not sure if this was worth it !!!!

My great lunch was gf's parents ended with a MISO HUNGRY and MISO MAD.. where the hell is the rest of my meal !!

I must admit that their awesome roll is quite awesome !!! =) but what i don't understand is why there isn't any food on my table. I was so hungry. Between the three of us.. we ended up eating one order of salmon sashami and one chopped scallop roll !!! man i was so mad ! hahaha...

thank goodness DQ was just around the corner !!!

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not bad...
By satch of vancouver (19 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, October 29, 2006 - 1:51pm [Dine in]

i would recommend this place if you want to grab a quick bite in the area. Service is never great. Food is never bad. The shashimi is always on the pretty good side. Sushi is not huge like samurai but has the right taste and texture. I would not go out of my way to eat here. But if i'm in the area and wants sushi, this is one of the better choice in the area!

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