A very small Korean run Japanese Sushi restaurant hidden near the Thrifty Foods in Coquitlam. Exceptionally fresh ingredients, and friendly service.
Finally got around to trying this place since it changed from a Sushi $1.99 joint. Not sure if they simply changed hands or just names, but eating in was a definite surprise. The place is pretty tiny and mostly caters to take out, but it will fit around 10-12 people tops. A good selection of regular sushi fare and some special rolls. Between 3 people on on Wednesday night, we ordered a Salmon & Tuna Sashimi, a Dynamite combo, a Chopped Scallop Roll and the Crazy Boy roll, which is deep fried tempura based California roll. Everything was brought all at once and came in good time. Luckily it had because right after that there was a mad rush of customers that steadily came in for the next 30 minutes. The sashimi portions were generous and fresh. The sushi were rolled nicely and pretty good. My only complaint would be the dynamite roll being a tad bit salty. Tea was refilled often and they even gave us each a complimentary bowl of miso soup. Solid service, food, value, and ambiance. Even though I had to trek through the kitchen to get to their one washroom, it was surprisingly super clean and tidy. A good local neighborhood joint for good sushi to ease that sudden sushi craving for sure. =)
My wife and I are always up to try new Japanese sushi places. We've driven by Mega Sushi's sandwich board many times, without giving it much thought.
We were craving sushi and thought we'd give it a try, expecting a generic take out sushi place that you can find anywhere.
When we walked in, we were surprised at the size of the restaurant. It was tiny! 2 tables for 4, and one table for 2. Obviously catering to the take out crowd. We were cheerily greeted by the sushi chef as the waitress was taking orders over the phone. The take out orders seemed to be coming in quite consistantly, which is usually a good sign.
We sat down and picked a few favorites from other places. A Salmon and Tuna combo (1 tuna roll, 1 salmon roll, 2 tuna nigiri and 2 salmon nigiri), a Chiraishi Don, and a Chopped Scallop roll. Everything was amazingly fresh. More fresh than most sushi places we've been to. Everything was presented very nicely, and tasted amazing. The rice had just the right amount of vinegar to give it some flavor (which many places tend to forget these days). Portions were good, not massive like Sushi Garden, but a little larger than many places.
The service was great as well. As the place was small, there was only the sushi chef and one waitress working, but they were very efficient at keeping things moving along. Both were extremely friendly, and didn't stop smiling.
Price wise, the prices were in line with most Japanese sushi places. Nothing exceptionally expensive or cheap. Our bill came to about $29 including tax and tip, which was quite reasonable for what we ordered.
As for ambiance, it's small, but spotlessly clean. Not much to look at there, so take out is probably recommended.
Overall we were blown away by the service and the freshness of the food. We'll definitely be returning. Highly recommended!