This is the best sushi restaurant in Ladner/Tsawwassen by a long way and better and cheaper than most in Vancouver. The sushi/sashimi is always fresh and made to order and there is usually a wait for a table but never too long. The Lovers Boat and Bridge are two assorted meals you can share. Innovative chefs and if you want to try something different sit at the counter and ask them to make you something they recommend. Please don't all rush out here at once!
There is another Maguro Sushi restaurant in the Guildford area, started by the same man who runs this place in Ladner. We found him (Guildfod area) by chance years ago, and kept going back for the excellent sushi. Suddenly, he was gone and others were running the Guildford restaurant. Since it was quite a drive, we stopped going there.
Several years ago, while in Ladner, we saw a new awning in the Trennant Park mall, "Maguro", with the same logo. Next time we went by, it was open, and we dropped in to investigate. There he was, the same man behind the sushi counter who had produced such wonderful sashimi and sushi. Seems like he must travel around, setting up these restaurants and then turns them over to someone else....
Anyway, the Ladner location has the same very fresh fish and well-produced cooked food. Prices are quite reasonable for this quality.
They DO get very, very busy, and a wait is possible - but definitely worth it.
I along with a lot of my friends are regulars at this sushi restaurant. It used to be the best spot in town.
The food was always fresh, atmosphere lively, service left a bit to be desired but we put up with it because the food was so good.
The last 3 times I have been there starting 2011 have been a big dissapointments. The ownership has changed and it shows, the food just isn't the same.
It is unfortunate that this gem has slipped so much, we used to eat there at least once a week.
I may try one more time but now I am looking at other alternatives for sushi in Ladner.
There are some other places which are eager to please and serve the dissapointed clientele from Maguro Sushi.
In Ladner, there is not a whole lot of choice with respect to restaurants so it a pity that I have to confirm the miserable service other reviewers have confirmed.
The sushi is indeed first-rate, and I do on occasion still eat there but the service is at best indifferent and at worst graceless.
My boyfriend really likes this place. I beg to differ. I think he only likes this place because it is MAYBE one of the only 'reasonable sushi places in ladner' and it is only five minutes from home.
The times that we eat here, I always feel sick afterwards. I totally refuse to dine in because service is sooo bad. I dont understand why they cant acknowledge anyone when they first walk in. A simple hi/ hello would suffice. Instead they greet with a turned eye and seat you only when its convenient for them.
The last time we ordered, My california cones were ALL rice, and a few strands of that fake crab meat. I would rather hop in the car and drive ten minutes into richmond where you can find many other good sushi places.
I almost didn't want to review this place because every time I've been there the restaurant is packed. People in Ladner know how amazing this place is and it's quite apparent. This is the best sushi I've had (haven't been to Tojo's) and I've been to countless sushi joints. Their spicy tuna rolls are the best I've had for sure. Everything here is very fresh and their sushi rice is awesome.
The restaurant itself is very small and sort of cramped, I suggest calling in advance picking up, buying a bottle of wine and going out to one of Ladner's many beautiful vantage points for a picnic.
Outstanding Value for the quality of food.
We travel here from Surrey for top notch sushi! I can't eat sushi in downtown Vancouver anymore. Very interesting rolls and the chefs are happy to make anything you suggest. Today we asked for something with spicy tuna and scallops and it was such a delicious creation Hojin the owner came up with. Sashimi melts in your mouth with freshness. I wish Hojin would open up a place downtown so I could go everyday.
always fresh and always busy.
price is always right. Short of going to Tojo's for the real and ultra fresh.. Maguro does a great job of getting all the bases covered. It's not the biggest restaurant so don't be surprised to have to wait on any given evening.
All the rolls are always fresh and put together nicely. Rice is always firm and not over or undercooked. Soups, ramen , combination bowls are all top notch and service is always great.
You can tell how good a place is by the line up and how many "to go" orders they need to deal with on a nightly basis.
Good stuff and when I am in the area to visit family. I love it here
This little gem is a great place to go for a succulent meal and a relaxing time. Filled with charming little booths that ensure a private and cozy experience, Maguro is generally a busy, happy place. Our sushi experts adore their fresh, delicate and inventively prepared dishes, and their tempura prawns are to die for! The bento boxes are excellent and well priced. Even the Japanese tea is delicious; nutty, toasty yet astringent. And for some reason, their Miso soup is better than anybody else's! Often busy, so book ahead if you can. Well worth waiting for even if you show up unannounced, does takeout as well. Also offers a good selection of Japanese beers and sakes. Great decor.
I've been going to Maguro for years. The food has always been delicious, plentiful, and consistent. The waitresses on the other hand are the rudest, most disrespectful, and snobish I have ever encountered. They are not pleasant, no hello's or how are you? They get you seated, stand at your table not saying a word until you acknowledge them, and then say order now? Straight faced, no warmth, like you're a bother to them. The food always comes fast though. When it comes they drop it on the table walk away and never ask you how your meal is. If you need something, good luck to you. You might be able to quickly say your request as one of them walks by and hope they heard you, because they will not stop to acknowledge that you're trying to speak to them. So it's a 50/50 chance you'll end up with what you ask. Probably the rudest thing I always encounter there is when you're getting close to being done your meal, someone will come over and start grabbing at your food and while they are taking it away will ask you if you are done? If you are not they will put it back down without saying sorry and walk away. But if they get it right and you are finished they plop down the bill as soon as you say your done, will have a debit machine also on the table, and expect you to pay as you're still chewing your food. If you want to sit and enjoy the company your with, well think again. Once the bill is paid they grab a rag and start cleaning the table with you still in it and will mumble, Okay bye now, rushing you out. The food is good yes, but the wait staff act as if they don't need your business. Like they're doing you a huge favour by you choosing to eat at their establishment. Their attitudes really make me think twice if I want to come and eat there, because they make everyone I'm with and I feel really unwelcome.
Prior to tonight i used to be a regular take out and the foodwas always fresh and the order was always correct. This last order the person onthe phone was almost bitchy, and when i went to pickup my order. It was wrong but i only discovered it when i got home, so i phoned in and almost got into an arguement with the next person. They did say they will make a note on file. But to be honest i probally will not go back. To bad to see a great restuarant go down hill.
If you're looking for a good night out that includes decent service, forget this place. And if you have kids, don't bring them to this kid-unfriendly restaurant. Our server barely understood English and didn't acknowledge my well-behaved, polite seven-year-old son who loves Japanese food. The sushi was OK, as was the soba noodle soup but I was too turned off by the pathetic service to care much about the food. If I go back, it will be for takeout and only because there are very few restaurants in Ladner.
Service is terrible:
Words cannot even begin to describe how bad the service is. The staff avoid any eye contact with you, we waited over 30mins before we were even acknowledged at the door.
Once the waitress takes your order, she disappears in the back. Good luck getting more tea from the tea master with the pigtails.
Be sure to make a reservation.
The food is good but if you can't stomach bad service and dirty tables, then don't eat here. I took a friend and my toddler there and received some serious attitude from the two full time waitresses (they aren't real Japanese despite their kimonos). I asked the server for a fork and when she brought it to me, she asked me if I wanted anything else. Not in a kind way, but in a sarcastic way. Sorry, but just because English is her second language, doesn't mean rudeness doesn't translate! Then when I had to get up to pay the bill because she was missing in action, the cashier topped the experience off with a disgusted look as she checked over the tip line on the receipt. I left it blank so that I could tip in cash. You'd think they'd prefer the cash. Seeing the shelves full of lollipop buckets, I'm assuming are meant for children... well, I have yet to have my children offered one after about 6 times going there. This was the last straw. My family will not step in there until the owner does something about the service. I'll take the extra 8 minute drive to Ironwood and go to Maruwa Sushi (across from Canadian Tire).
fresh and clean fish everyday, cheerful staffs, and the best part... BEST FOOD/SUSHI in Ladner! I love this restaurant! The owner hojin makes special surprise dishes which is always amazingly tasty. The value of the food is very cheap too. defiantely a hidden gem in ladner. also better then the maguro in guilford. (Previously owned by the same owner, hojin)
For anyone that lives in S. Delta, we already know what a true "jewel" we have with Maguro Sushi. Their food is incredible... the service is amazing. They are busy, so busy in fact I am reconsidering giving this review! We/I dine there on a regular basis and have never had a disappointing experience. We also "take out" on a regular basis in our family from this restaurant and have never had to wait longer than a 15 minute wait time for pick up. The staff are friendly and kind, but the 5 stars go to their wonderful Japanese cuisine. You won't be disappointed.. I promise! If you love sushi/sashimi, and more... you won't regret going to Maguro, and perhaps turn into the the Maguro addict that I am! Closed on Sundays... so sad!
We love this hidden little gem in Ladner! We go at least 3 times a month for our sushi fix. The owner Hojin (probably not spelled right!) is fabulous, we always buy him a beer or 2 while he prepares his master pieces. The service is excellent....you may need to wait a bit for a table because they are always busy, but it is worth the wait...The tuna is to die for. Give it a try, you wont be disappointed. I hope Hojin doesnt leave Ladner!!
As far as sushi restaurants go, Maguro is probably one of the best kept secrets in the lower mainland. The locals around here just hope not too many others find out about it.
It's a pretty small place, but is always busy - even mid-week. They also do a brisk take-out business.
The fish is always fresh and there are always new and interesting sushi creations from the chef. The prices are also good, considerably less than you'd pay in a comparable Vancouver or Richmond restaurant.
They have a good variety of combo dinners; combo sushi platters; hot and cold appetizers; and a full complement of a la carte nigiri, maki sushi, and sashimi. If you don't want sushi, they have a variety of teriyaki, rice bowls, ramen and udon dishes.
But I must admit, I go for their excellent sushi, almost every time; and we go often -- probably two or three times a month. I can't think of a single negative to say about their food.
This is by far our favourite Japanese restaurant.
It is nice to go to a Japanese restaurant and get fresh high quality food prepared at a good price. I had a sushi and sashimi dinner box for $16.50, this included chicken teriyaki, tempura, miso soup and 2 pieces of gyoza. Good value for the quantity and quality of the suhi and the sashimi. A nice place to dine, quiet and comftorable.