Sushimoto is a new Japanese restaurant in front of Holdom Station. Chef has more than 10 years experience.
I went the first week they opened a few years ago and was disappointed but gave them a pass since it was so new. So I went again now and the only difference was they now had a liquor licence and it was busier but the food was still poor, in my opinion. The Oyster Motoyaki came in Crème Brulee cups which is nice, but the mayo was runny and the oyster was rubber. The Shishamo grilled fish was terrible and I could not eat more than one. The other dishes were just ok.
On the bright side, the server was friendly and attentive, the atmosphere was lively and the décor is unusual but interesting. The location can't be beat as Skytrain is right there and there's lot's of street parking (but I walked from home a few blocks away). The selection of beer and sake is very good.
So I wish the owner would just spend a little more and get quality food and get the kitchen to learn from the pros like Zakkushi and Guu.
Best deal are the lunch specials but still steep at $10. A roll, a sunomono and miso soup. Soup was ok but nothing special. Sunumono was HUGE and had nice prawn in it. The roll was average to smallish. I would go back if in the area. But like others have said there is NO WHERE to park. Ok if you have to use tranist.
i've been here quite a few times and the food and service is consistently top-notch. they all seem to be japanese young people. i always feel welcome and 'thanked' even when its a tiny takeout order with no tip (thats what it usually is) i also love the decor. dark rustic japanese with some modern touches. also, an action figure collection to see at the sushi bar. they take amex which is not common for a sushi restaurant. seem to have generous hours as i've never found it closed in the afternoon, not sure about sundays.
i would live to eat here everyday but it is just too expensive for the portions they serve. a wild sockeye roll is almost 4.50 with hst and its very small. the menu is big enough but did not have an item that i was looking for ( a dark leafy seaweed salad that ive had at another authentic japanese sushi place) not sure if the prices are high because of the skytrain proximity or the luxe decor. they may have good deals on set meals, i havent checked; but combining things really adds up. the miso soup was good but nothing special. the closest free parking that i know of is on broadway (one street north of lougheed highway) west of holdum street. not sure if you could also park at the bowling alley while you eat. but basically compared to most burnaby restaurants, there's no parking. ( i always walk here or stop if im going to/from the skytrain)
will probably return for small orders when i dont have options because at least the food is fresh and tasty
This is one of my favourite discoveries in Burnaby. It has great food and a quirky atmosphere. Great place to meet up with friends and enjoy good sushi. The staff are always friendly and the service is fantastic. Lunchtime can get pretty busy - so either go here for an early or late lunch to avoid the rush hour. Love the action figures!
I can't believe this awesome place got such low star rating based on price. You certainly get what you pay for at this place and it's worth every penny!
The food is always fresh and very good. They add just enough rice to balance the main ingredients, that's why the rolls are not "huge" like in cheap places, but are normal in size, instead of giving you a huge roll full of rice and cucumber and little fish, you get a proper roll with lots of fish and veggies. Speaking of the fish, always fresh and looks and tastes just perfect.
Servers and Cheffs are super friendly, we always feel welcome.
Yes, we are regulars. Since moving to Burnaby from Vancouver a year ago, we missed our good quality sushi place in Kits and none of the other nearby joints worked, even though they are cheap and busy, their food sucks. This place is a lifesaver! Yes, you might pay "city" prices, we usually spend about $30 on dinner for two and we eat enough, but you also don't have to go to the city to get good food. It's at your doorstep! Great sushi in the suburbs!!!
So there you go: if you appreciate good food and don't mind spending an extra few dollars, try it and you won't be disappointed!
Oh and by the way, the cheap places we tried the food was really inferior and the bill was only $5 or so cheaper. Go figure!
Been meaning to try this new sushi place for a while and finally had a chance to last night. The decor of the restaurant is tasteful. We sat under these paper lanterns that were very pretty, despite the fact that it casted giant shadows on our table.
We ordered 10 pieces of nigiri, some rolls, salmon sashimi and a donburi. The sashimi was very fresh and delicious. The tuna melted in your mouth and I have to agree with their 'perfect proportion' of the fish vs rice ratio. It is a smaller piece of sushi but they would be happy to make it a bigger size if you wanted to.
The server was very nice and constantly refilled our tea. She even came by a couple of times to make sure everything was okay (which doesn't usually happen at asian places)
The only downside about this place was the price. For two people our bill came to around $60. The prices matched a sushi place downtown not so much a sushi place in Burnaby.