I really like the idea of choosing your own combination and sampling different food in the bento box. I wish more sushi restuarant would do that. Everything I picked turned out to be good and tasty and the California roll deserves an "honourable mention", in my opinion. Portion size was so generous I had difficulty finishing the whole thing. So I will definitely be back another time.
This seems to me as a Japanese/Korean restaurant. it's got japanese food, but also sells Korean food. It is definately run by Korean people.
I tried thier cold noodles and it was pretty good, but I've had better tempura that accompanied the noodles. They seemed a little soggy. It wasn't as deep fried and crispy as most of the tempura I've had.
The sashimi there was quite fresh, but a little bit on the pricey side.
The service was pretty mediocre. Some of them don't seem to understand a whole lot of english, but overall, they were very nice people.
The atmosphere there was quite nice. A little cramped with a huge shelf by the door and their utensils sitting on the shelf. It just looked messy and sloppy.
It was our first time in this Japanese sushi restaurant. Having been to at least half a dozen Japanese restaurants in the Metropolis neighborhood, we thought we would give it a try. The lunch specials menu consists of some very interesting bento boxes. We were able to create our own combinations, based on rice+(choice of chicken, beef or tempura)+fried chicken wing+(choice of sushi)+salad+miso soup.
The california roll tasted really good. It wasn't too dry, nor moist, it was just right and did not fall apart when picked up by the chopsticks. The tempura was equally impressive, evenly fried and with good batter. The salad was good as well. My praise for the food would not be finished without mentioning also the very sweet cheeries included in the Bento box.
All in all, we enjoyed the food very much and it was a delightful lunch experience. I'll definitely be back again.
I found this place by accident. It's so small and hidden that it's easy to miss. When I first stepped in I was promptly greeted and seated. It's so small that their booths are more like 2 people booths. Food was pretty ok for their asking price. Service was pretty ok also. Their washrooms were pretty nice though. I was surprised. Overall I'd come back again.
The food was okay. I've had better sushi but it was decent. There is one major thing that really bothered me and I probably won't be eating here again because of it. It is also probably the reason I am writing this review in the first place. I noticed many of the chefs, who also smoke, do not wash their hands properly before handling the sushi. Being a neat freak, this was a big deal.
The service was generally friendly. Some of the waitresses did have English problems but they smiled and did their best.
The value was definitely on the pricey side, especially the sashimi. Some of the rolls were quite expensive as well.
The place has a good atmosphere. It's not a big restaurant but it's cozy and I like the layout. It could be a bit more spacious but it is fine the way it is, in my opinion.
This restaurant (across from Metrotown) opened not long ago.
The freshness of their sashimi and other ingredients is impressive.
Especially worth mentioning was their California roll..it's packed with fillings and not too much rice, and the crab cake inside is better than some of the best sushi places in Burnabay.
The restaurant itself is quite small, as it targets take-out orders, but it's definitely a great sushi place with very competitive prices. If you like Sushi Garden or Sushi House, you would love Yakko Sushi.
I've relied on Yakko for years whenever I have a craving for sushi. This restaurant is truly a hidden gem; more people need to know about it!
I usually order the California roll and the Dynamite roll. Both are very tasty and the dynamite rolls are pretty big. Their unagi don is great as well. The eel is very fresh and there's no fishy taste. Ramen is mediocre. Sometimes, the noodles are a little soggy. The teriyaki chicken is decent. The chicken can be quite dry at times. With the exception of their sushi, the portions are quite small in comparison to a place like Sushi Garden.
Ultimately, in terms of food, Yakko isn't quite on par with Sushi Garden both quality-wise and quantity-wise. However, it is almost as good. What really seals the deal is Yakko's friendly staff. They are very well-mannered and polite. Whereas Sushi Garden's staff is downright rude and conceited.
I just had lunch there twice last week. It was decent, good sushi at a very affordable price - they make all their own dressing and sauces from scratch, which I found it to be a nice touch. my server was attentive and my food was delivered to me timely. Not much more you can ask for. I will come back again.
This was our favorite sushi restaurant for a number of years. Their food is quite good and the staff is friendly. However, after dealing with constant mistakes in our take out orders and having to go back and pick up things that had been missed, we decided that we will no longer use this establishment. When showing our discontent with the mistakes, the owner or manager just dismissed us like he didn't care whether we came back or not. I will not go back and have been trying other sushi establishments in the area with quite a bit of success.
I just ordered a lunch box, very simple one, but I waited there for almost 20 minutes, and there were other customers who arrived later than me and they got food faster than me !!!, and more provokingly, the waitress just served them tea as long as they sat down, and didn't give me anything!
After long time waiting, finally the waitress gave me one off box ! Unbelievable, I said: for here when I ordered!!! She let me take out.
When I finally opened the box at home, only a bite of rice, little enough for a cat's lunch! Two dumplings some tempuras, and other stuff. These things took them 20 minutes to prepare!!!
Then I called the restaurant and tried to talk with the manager, I said I just wanted you know this and apologized to me, but the audacious korean guy ( manager) said : oh, I can't understand what you are saying. The shameless guy including didn't say sorry to me!
I felt very very bad and upset, how can they treat customer like this!!!
Never go to this restaurant!!!!!