I had a very bad experience for the first time eating in this restaurant because I had to compete with the flies (at least more than two were flying around) eating the food. The occupants of the table next to us also had to use one hand as a fly swatter to keep the flies from the food while eating. No staff come to help us with this problem. In the end, we had to pack the food home because of the flies crawling over our food throughout dinner at the restaurant.
I have read a few of the previous reviews and found I did not agree. I happen to enjoy the large portions that are served ( especially for the price!) I happen to think a person really does get a good value for their buck. I also found the fish to be quite fresh! I have never had faster service....although not the friendliest. All in all I woulld definately dine there again. If it is ambience that I am looking for, then perhaps I would go somewhere else. Quite satisfied!
To counterpoint the previous reviewer, I went to Sushi Town today and enjoyed it.
Admittedly I was hungry and going for a snack rather than some epicurean experience. My meal was Miso Soup, Edamame, Gomae and two portions of Sashimi. There isn't that much that can go wrong with that as long as the fish is fresh.
Well the fish was fresh, correct temperature and erm... generous in size. Perfect if you are hungry.
The rest of the food was fine and well presented. Service was polite and swift. The restaurant itself is rather characterless. It's a retail space done on a budget, they've tried to lift it with some 'designer' chairs and inoffensive tables.
Here's the deal. Its not Tojo's, its not a destination nor an event. It is a solid, clean restaurant without pretension and its good value. If you are local and like Sushi, it should become your 'usual' place - its going to be mine.
I've been there a few times for dine-in and take-out, both pretty good experiences. For dine-in, service was responsive and polite. We had a party of about 12 people and everyone got their orders around the same time, where the cold food tasted fresh and the hot food was..well, it was still hot!
Take out was good too!
Probably one of the better values for sushi and sashimi around Coquitlam..good portion size and reasonable priced. Ambience is nothin special, but if you're looking simply trying to find a place to quickly cure sushi cravings, it's worth checking out and won't hit your recession-sized budget ;)
In my opinion, in general it's a not bad sushi place in the Tri-Cities area. We have been there few times. Even though the food isn't too bad but the waiting time is too long and furthermore the waiting time to get your dishes and your bill is not better. On a busy day, when coming through the door no one greats you and tell you to sign your party up into a small white board, so if you don’t know you may have to wait longer than the rest.
Their combos are well varied, however for some of them the price seems to be a bit excessive. The Ambience is nice, it is a wide open space and from any seating you can see the preparing area.
the moment i walked into sushi town of coquitlam i knew it was going to be like the sushi california in lougheed and sushi garden of burnaby... this restaurant serves large portions of sushi at a cheap price but not exactly the freshest and best quality.
if you happen to go there, definately order awesome roll or double dragon roll
the tako yaki was AMAZING
Heard from friend that Sushi Town owner was from Sushi Garden, so went to try one day. The food was average, basic Japanese food, but SUPER HUGE. The salmon on salmon nigiri was like 10cm long. OH MY GOD, couldn't finish in one bite. One way, I feel happy that it's so worth my money, but one way, I feel they are wasting somehow. The table beside me actually left half of a roll and bunch of nigiri unfinished on the table, what a waste!!! The service was ok, but didn't get my tea refilled til I waved down waitress. There were 3 of them and nobody came by my table. Just sent my orders then they igored us. Not really happy with that. The value is really good though. Combos are always good value. and since they gave out large portion of everything. You don't need to order too much to get filled. One thing I found it really funny was the music. It was BEAT 94.5!!! oh my...I only expect to hear that from my car stereo while I am driving. Not when I am eating SUSHI!!!! definitely don't feel Japanese-y. Don't go there with your date! Ok! Cheap food, good.
Sushi Town is a delight. The food is great. Service is friendly, And the restaurant is clean.
The food itself is fresh and for the most part well presented, except the salmon/tuna nigiri which are cut larger than normal. Not to say they aren't delicious, simply that the excess fish can feels like wasted profits.
The service is one the ball, perhaps too keen at times. The servers will periodically check to see if the ordering customer is ready, even if they are still looking at the menu. This is not to say they are rude, not at all. On the contrary, it comes off as eagerness to please as they are happy to make suggestions and clear up any jargon on the menu.
One area that is often over-looked in many restaurants, regardless of their cuisine, is the customer bathroom. Luckily, Sushi Town does not fall into this pitfall. The facilities are clean on a satisfactory level, which is all that is needed ultimately.
With tasty food, genuine service, and good hygiene, Sushi Town is sure to delight most anyone with a craving for a Japanese meal.