We drive by this place almost every single day, so wanted to try it out. The food is only okay and the waitress took forever to bring us our tea and our meal. She also didn't know what was in the special rolls that were listed on the specials board. The Nabeyaki Udon was the smallest portion I've ever tried and the Sushi Combo was only mediocre - very small California Rolls. The Rainbow Roll was probably the only redeeming tasty sushi dish. I think they do a lot of take out orders, because the entire time we were there, there were at least half a dozen people coming in to order take out. It's definitely not the best sushi place in town, but not the worst.
We had dinner here with some old friends. I heard some good reviews of the place, i agree with those good reviews. We ordered a bunch of stuff bento box, kiwi roll, chicken karage, oysters, unagi, tako, ebi. Everything was very good, service was good the kiwi roll was fabulous, i would try that one again. unagi was delicious. A friend we were with was trying some of the more adventurous items for the first time and he was pleasantly surprised how tasty it was. I'm glad i helped open the door to trying some more unique unusual foods for him. I would go back.
The food here is alright, nothing too special. The box sets are nice to have because not too many places in North Burnaby have that option. The service was alright, and the value was pretty good. This place doesn't have the greatest ambiance, but the food tastes good so it doesn't matter. I wouldn't go out of my way to come here though.
I often get take out from Take Sushi, and their quality has been consistently good. Their cooked (kitchen) items may take a little longer, but they do usually have my food ready in the time they state (usually about 15-20 minutes). In the few times that I did have to wait for my food after arriving, they always offer me tea. Their soft shell crab is one of the better ones I've tried. While not the cheapest deal in town, their quality more than makes up for it.
I have tried every Sushi restaurant on Hastings street between Nanaimo and Kensington and I have found Take to be by far the best. Sushi chef Jason always has an excellent Chef's special and the old favourites (California Roll, Dynamite Roll, etc) are always very fresh and very satisfying. His Tuna Tataki is fabulous and he provides both farmed and wild salmon for Sashimi and Nigiri.
The service is very friendly and competent. I would recommend this restaurant to any sushi lovers in the area.
This is the best place I have ever had sushi. This place is so great and always fresh. I love their take roll & sunshine roll. I am also craving the tataki. If you had ever try other Japanese Restaurant on Hastings, you would know TAKE is the best on the street.
I have been here a couple times now, and I must say it is the best sushi I have ever had. The fish is incredibly fresh and of excellent quality. The specialty rolls are definitely something to try (the kiwi roll, atlantic roll, mermaid roll... so good!). The second time I was here (~8pm on a Sunday) all the tables were full, so we sat at the bar, which turned out to be a great experience. The chef unobtrusively gave us recommendations, all of which we enjoyed. He also had advice for each roll... whether or not to have it with soy sauce etc.. You could tell that he really loves what he does and each roll has a lot of thought put into how the flavours are layered.
The service is friendly, and I have never thought it to be slow. The staff seems to know a lot of the customers, and there are always friendly greetings.
The food is affordable, especially considering the quality. Nigiri is around $1-3, typical rolls (california etc) ~$3-5, and the specialty rolls ~$9. The rolls have about 8 pieces each.
The ambiance is quite casual, as people mention. It's a pretty small place, but it's nice and clean.
If anyone ever asked for a sushi restaurant recommendation, this would be the place i'd send them too hands down.
Been here a few times. Had the chicken karaage, was good. Tried a few rolls including the dynamite roll, the sushi is good. The one dish that did stand out for me was the tuna tataki. It was refreshing and sweet, a little different than other tuna tataki that i've tried in the past. Place is pretty clean and the decor is nice. Decent place to go if your in the area.
Ta-ke has very good sushi in general. It's a good place to stop by if you are craving some sushi on the go. The decor is not much, but the restaurant is very clean. Definately stop by if you are in the area.
Among the numerous sushi restaurants along Hastings, Take really stands out in terms of quality of food.
Their rolls, sashimi, and hot dishes have all impressed me. The rolls are smaller than at places like Sushi Garden or Sushi Town, however, the contents are of much highly calibre, and you can actually fit a piece of sushi in your mouth. Plan on visiting Take when you're not in a hurry as the service can sometimes be slower. On a Saturday evening (7pm) the place was packed, however with only 2 servers, the food came out slowly. That being said, the staff was very friendly and apologetic - which is fine, when the food is good!
I love sashimi, it's my favorite thing, especially salmon, but when I ordered it here, it was pretty disappointing. Well for on thing, it was rather metallic, and rubbery. I understand that they could have had a bad day for fish, but it doesn't excuse their rolls. These were too sweet. And the Alaska roll, well you couldn't call it an Alaska roll. Sure, when you own your own restaurant you can change certain recipes, but if you gonna take an Alaska roll, and replace the smoke salmon with sashimi, don't call it an Alaska roll. Maybe they had misheard my order, however, that doesn't change the fact that when I went to eat here, I was dissapointed. I'm not telling you to stay away from this place, if you like it, then find, eat there, but I'm just telling you, you can probably fined better places on the same street.
This is my favourite sushi restaurant in North burnaby. Their fish is fresh and they offer both farmed and wild salmon. they're pretty quick and the place is clean and generally not too busy. it's a hidden gem if you ask me since i live and work in the area but haven't noticed them until recently. they're also open sundays which is pretty much rare in that part of town aside from pizza places
If it wasn't for this sushi house in North Burnaby I do not know where my husband would go for Sushi. My husband says the sushi is unbelievable here and you must try the house roll , the "take roll". The owner is super nice and always greats you when you come in. The restaurant is very clean and they have tried their best with the decor. This is not a fine dining restaurant but their service and food is excellent. I do not eat sushi but I LOVE their chicken teriyaki, it is always hot, fresh, and comes on a bed of rice with lots of vegetables. Their yam(sweet potatoe) tempura is always hot, fresh and very good. This is definately the place to go for sushi, chicken teriyaki as well as sweet potatoe tempura. If you have not made it there yet, you do not know what you are missing! A definate gem!
It was my first time visit. The restaurant is quite spacious and not small at all compared to some of the Japanese restaurants in. town. The server was quite attentive and gave us tea and took our order. We ordered the assorted sashimi, a few rolls and a calamari salad. The sashimi and rolls were fine but nothing really outstanding. It was the salad that really stood out. It was a spring mix salad with vinegrette and calamari with sprinkle of fried garlic. The taste was awesome and the calamari was tender.
Highly recommend the salad. The food was decent in price too. A good neighbourhood restaurant to hang out.
I'm reluctant to share, but here it is: Take Sushi is the best sushi restaurant in North Burnaby.
This little gem of a restaurant opened in the Summer (?) of 2006 at about the same time as I moved to this area of town. We have been dining here ever since it opened and let me tell you, the food is very good here. There are some innovative items on the menu like Mango Paradise and a Pacific Roll which are both very tasty. The food and fish are consistently fresh, which is unusual for a restaurant of this size since it probably doesn't do as much volume as other larger places. The prices are very reasonable and the hot foods (beef teriyaki, tempura, etc.) are also good, beef's always done to perfection, not too chewy or salty and the tempura's always perfectly crispy and not dark (in other words they probably change the oil on time here).
The place is VERY clean, but the decor is not anything to write home about. But I am okay with that as the place seems to be a labour of love for the young sushi chef and his fiance who you will meet if you go here because he makes the effort of connecting with his customers. I have fairly high standards when it comes to sushi and I can say that this place exceeds my expectations for something in this price range.
Try it and tell me what you think!
Take Sushi never disappoints whether you dine in or take out. The sashimi wraps are delicious as is the spicy tuna, mermaid rolls and agadashi tofu. Bento boxes are great value for the huge amount of food you get. The tempura is always fresh and not greasy. You also have your choice of wild or farmed salmon. The owner is at the sushi bar and always greets you with a big hello. It is some of the best moderately priced sushi in Burnaby.
Went to Take Sushi with the girlfriend a week ago and I was extremely impressed with both the quality of the sushi as well as the very attentive and pleasant staff just like every time I've been there prior.
The value is about average in terms of price, but the quality of the food is high enough that I don't mind paying a little bit extra than I would at some other sushi restaurants.
As others have mentioned, the decor seriously leaves something to be desired, but when you're filling your face with fish, you tend to ignore these things after a while.
So, if you're in the area for some reasonably priced, yet very tasty sushi, Take Sushi is the place to go.
FOOD >>> Food at Take is exceptional! The spicy agedashi tofu comes highly recommended. Their house rolls are all delicious and arrive exquisitely presented. Negitoro (both temaki and rolls) is prepared as it should be: minced extremely fine.
SERVICE >>> Polite and attentive.
VALUE >>> Value is good, exactly the price you'd expect to pay for good Japanese food.
AMBIANCE >>> Extremely average decor... A decidedly not Japanese space renovated with little money into a Japanese restaurant... The sushi bar is cute.
Three of us went to “Take Sushi” on a Sunday, the restaurant was not too busy – 50 to 75% full.
Ordered a Goma-ae, Appetizer Sashimi and a Pacific Roll, it took about 35 minutes to get the order. The shrimp in the Appetizer Sashimi tasted as if they were straight from the freezer. Server did come to refill the tea a couple times. When we went to pay for the meal the phone line was busy so we had to wait about 10 minutes for the VISA transaction to go through.
The interior of the restaurant was decent and the food was decent as well (other than the above mentioned shrimp) – by far much nicer than any of the sushi places in North Burnaby; however the service was not up to par at all.
We went based on the reviews and were not disappointed. The salmon and tuna in the assorted sashimi plate were good but the others so so. The fried chicken udon was fresh and filling and well worth the price.
Service was decent and pleasant. Ambiance was a cut above for restaurants in this range. The tables were clean and cleared and the patrons well served on the night we were there. Overall, a satisfying experience and deserving of its rating in its peer group.