I moved to Coquitlam not long ago and I'm always craving for sushi. The problem is, there are sooo many sushi places to choose from. I hate eating bad sushi so I always end up going to the ones inside the mall. One day, I decided to be a lil adventurous and starting searching for some good ones on dinehere. I narrowed it down to this one, Osamu. It was a lil tricky to find but it was worth it. This restaurant had a bar atmosphere to it because of the tv, stools and booths. I didn't mind; I thought it was unique.
When I looked at the menu, boy, it was super expensive! But the taste and freshness made up for it. Their nigiri's are $2.50+. I don't normally pay more than $1.50-1.75 at other places. Their specialty rolls are to die for.
I tried the trio taster (the one w/ volcano roll, etc) which was a real treat. Super yummy!
This is the place to be if you want great and fresh sushi. There is no where else.
I have been here twice previously, both times thoroughly enjoying myself. Not so much on the latest visit. We attended about 8:30 PM on a Friday night. The lights were fully up(it was night not day) & the music (certainly not Japanese) was quite loud.
They dimmed the lights twice (without asking) but raised them again. Finally I asked if they could be dimmed, they did so & then raised them again. This was at the instruction of I assume the head hostess.
The food itself was quite good, although they missed a dish we ordered. Service was at best aloof and non attentive. A real shame, as the atmosphere here was one of the nicest I have been in in the lower mainland.
Okay, so this is a more personal review.
It was a first date night. I picked the restaurant and made reservations. Got the name of the restaurant from my sister.
I wanted to find a place with real Japanese sushi chefs and luckily for me there was one. Not super close to home but well worth the trip to get there.
Went in January of this year.
First time to this restaurant for both of us. We have not been back although we really enjoyed it. Too many other places in other locations that have been a little more convenient.
Will go back though, hopefully for a first anniversary unless we are out of the country.
We had sashimi, seawood salad and sushi. No hot foods. Sushi was beautifully presented, very fresh and tasty. Rice was done just right and everything was superb. Perhaps part of it was the ambiance as well. Restaurant is cozy and we sat at a bench table. Lots of privacy for a nice intimate dinner.
Great place to eat and I highly recommend it. The chefs are truly artists here.
I have been living in coquitlam for more than 10 years and have tried numerous japanese restaurants. This place stands out a bit because of its steak-house style ambiance. Try to get the booths if possible, they're huge and pretty private.
The food and price are reasonable, the selection however was quite limited.
I really liked its Tuna Trio appetizer for around $15.99, you get to try tuna done in 3 different ways, i particularly like Tuna Pokki (sth like that) it's a mouth-watering appetizer!
Its location is a little awkard, right next to a paint shop, but the good thing is ample parking.
I personally like this place more than Nagano (too crowded and overpriced).
The food and service and EVERYTHING was perfect for what you paid for before they renovated the place. Now the portions are smaller, price higher and the food is still the same quality as before. I know that renovating costs money, but I'm not going to go there for overpriced food and tiny portions to help pay for the renovations.
Last year we had our Staff Party of our Holisitic Day Spa at Osamu.
Osamu personally created a great menu and each course was superb!
The service, the atmosphere and music where all great!
The food was original (Our favorite was the Spicy Tofu & Shrimp),
tasteful, fresh and the sucker at the end topped it off.
We will be back this year to do it again!
Well what could one possibly say about a restaurant when the green tea comes with a piece of noodle in it? The servicer was somewhat apologetic but that does not excuse the fact that a piece of noodle (whether it has been served before is another question) can get into a cup of green tea. The place looks nice but where it really matters it falls short. Needless to say, it was an unpleasant experience.....Gross!!!!!!!!
Dined here last night with 3 friends. We had made a reservation and were prompty seated. Our drink orders came quickly enough, but it took over 15 minutes before our server returned for our food order.
It took close to 20 minutes for our first round of food to arrive. Sensing it could take all night to eat, we ordered the next round right away; again this took 20 minutes, and they forgot one dish. One reminded, it arrived about 10 minutes later. The food was very good; but the prices high for such poor service.
This is a great Sushi place. You MUST try their special rolls: I had the volcano, the rainbow and the dragon, all were amazing, the rainbow was the best. It had salmon, tune, crab, avocado, and this sauce that had a hint of mango and strawberry.
Their Wild Sockey Sashimi is also a must, it's very delicious.
The ambiance is really great, it's a quiet place, they have really neat dishes, and the service was just what you'd expect.
have been here several times, both pre and post reno's. While the prices have gone up slightly, they are still very reasonable, in fact pretty cheep considering this is not your average sushi-in-a-box place. The fish is always fresh, and you can get varieties not always available in a little tri-city area place. If you sit at the bar and whatch the chefs, they actually TALK to you, and ask you what you like, and then make you something. The miso soup is made in house, and the tea always hot and fresh. When you sit down, you are giving a warm, moist towelette for your hands, which is just an added extra touch that not many plaes do, but it makes you feel welcome and starts the meal out on the right step.
This is a wonderful place for fresh sushi. The presentations are wonderful and the portion sizes are great. The gyozas are hand made, and the misu soup is made in house. Hot tea is always refilled. The warm hand towles when you are seated are a nice touch. I hope Osamu decides to open up in Yaletown as well. Definately recommend.
This place has the best spicy tuna tekka don but was better b4 they renovated ,then the prices went up quite a bit. So we go once in a blue moon when we've got the craveing and the money. the spicy tuna tekka don is now 13.95 from 11.95. and looks smaller in portion. more expensive now but still a great place.cali roll 4.50 not far from Couquitlam Center