Togo Sushi offers sushi and other Japanese fare made using fresh, top quality ingredients.
I was in Coquitlam Centre, when suddenly I needed sushi. It happens. I saw at least 3 places in the mall. This one looked good, and it had the best price.
I had a California roll, a cucumber roll, and a beef teriyaki roll, washed down with a bowl of miso soup. The sushi was well prepared and fresh if a bit on the small side even at the relatively cheap prices, and the miso was great considering it cost a dollar. This restaurant does a huge (I mean there was a lineup) takeout business, but I decided to cram myself into one of the tiny chairs in the eating area. The staff was friendly and the food was prepared to order and arrived quickly. I noticed that some of the customers were greeted by name. I guess they must have been regulars.
I won’t say it was an unforgettable dining experience, but for mall sushi it was pretty good. If you are in the wilds of Coquitlam, Togo isn’t a bad choice.
I have to admit I didn't have a meal here, but I did have some of my sister's take-out. After trying it, I can't say I would go back for more. The sushi was really bland, especially the cali roll. No mayo mixed in with the crab and no vinegar in the sushi rice. I guess some would call it a "fresh" taste, but I think a cali roll should be somewhat creamy. Plus vinegar in sushi rice is a must.
The sushi combo my sister ordered took quite a long time to make considering she was the only one there basically.
I do have to say that the eating area (can't really call it a restaurant) was clean - a definite plus.
This place moved across from where it was and made the seating area bigger. It is in the Coquitlam Centre Mall. My go to place for sushi in the mall is Sashimi Sushi with real Japanese people. But, I thought if this place had expanded it must be good right - wrong.
I had a California roll and a yam tempura roll. The Cali roll tasted like - no kidding - smoked salmon. That was not totally bad to me but weird. But, it should not have either been contaminated with smoked salmon or have been stored so close to it that it picked up the flavour. The yam tempura for the other roll had been fried much earlier in the day, if not the day before and was cold and hard. Yuk. Also, the roll was so bad and had so much cucumber in it that it fell apart. That's about the worst thing a sushi roll can to. Plus it was way overpriced. A lousy yam tempura roll with cucumber was the same size and price as a dynamite roll with a tempura prawn, crab and avocado -go figger.
Also, the menu was false advertising. It said the california roll was crab. It is not crab, it is fake crab. Plus they cheap out on the wasabi.
Customer service was nil, with little interaction and no conversation or smiles. I'm heading back to Sashimi sushi where they know how to make sushi and treat customers.
It's a solid little joint and well decorated, plus the staff are very friendly. It is on the small side, but they only have room for what they can manage. The food is made fresh, promptly, and very carefully. They also give you a free appetizer while you wait that's a yummy broth with a bit of noodle tied in a bow with bits of kara-age on top. The tempura batter for the butterfly prawn is very light and crunchy, and never under or over-cooked, but most of all, I love their salmon sushi. I've also had their chirashi-zushi, which was exactly what I expected. Naturally, it's still hard to get more tea when you need it, but those are the risks of dining out, and you just have to speak out and git sum, darnit!
This Japanese Sushi shop moved from the old shop opposite in the same corner of the mall.
They had some renovation and now have a better seating area than before, but the price is more!
I don't mind paying a little more if the food & service quality are good!
Ever since it is operated in this new location by 2 new guys ( The old one was managed by 2 older guys), I have never had a happy nor satisfied experience in terms of quality and service!
The cashiers & servers never greet customer with even a "Hi!".
Customers stand in front of the cash registry waiting to order, but they are always busy tidying the till, the counter, etc. A friendly greeting like " What can I do for you? or simply Hi" is completing missing, they would just look at you coolly!
I once asked them not to shed the sesame seeds over, because sesame is too strong for the natural taste of seafood. They replied: "We never put sesame seed unless customers asked for it!" That day, I got the chopped scallop & Philadelphia rolls, OMG, they are all covered with sesame seeds!!!!!
Last Saturday, I went there with my daughter, hoping this time they have some improvements!
At the first glance the rainbow rolls and Philadelphia Rolls seemed alright, except that the pieces at the end of the rolls looked not having enough stuffing, and were very limp and small!
After the first bite,I found the rice was in fact not cooked thru! What a shame for Asians not knowing how to cook RICE!
The chalky taste really upset my stomach ! Breaking the rice apart, I looked closely and found the inside of the rice was still white - really uncooked!
I brought the dish to show them to the 2 cashiers, unbelievable they just stared at me, then turned to the 2 preparers behind the counter, who were also staring at me!
They all said nothing, not even a word in comfort, but wore a grin like we are making something big to ask for something in return....
Feeling upset and disappointed, we just finished the cheese and fish stuffing but leaving the rice behind!
I don't think this location is worth trying for the next time!
Me and my husband always go to Togo Sushi. We tend to sick with the same order, I usually get the avocado roll and mango roll and DH usually gets the California Combo. We are always happy with our order. The Miso Soup is great, they don't put seaweed bits in it (which we like). Also they're always quick, never usually have to wait more than 5 minutes for our order.
This place is the tiniest little place imaginable. I've gone here several times and I always enjoy the sushi I get. It's prepared fresh and has always been tasty. But I have to agree with the reviewer below me, it always takes a LONG TIME for orders to be completed. Even if I'm getting a roll or two and I'm the only person there, it seems to take abnormally long. However, the taste and price is worth the wait so I don't mind sitting around for 5-10 minutes.
Ordered a chopped scallop roll and spicy salmon roll to go. Girls that took the order were friendly - seemed like one of them was being trained.
While waiting for the order, I noticed one of the girls lean over to the sushi chef and say that that doesn't look like a spicy salmon roll. He muttered something that only she could hear. I didn't realize it was my order he was working on as there were a few ppl waiting.
Once I got home, I realized that the chef decided to make me a smoked salmon roll instead. Not impressed as that is not what I ordered and he clearly didn't seem to care since the girl who took the order had mentioned something.
Will not be returning.