I actually made a review for Nikko in Delta but actually meant to do a review of this location. Its no wonder this place is always packed. Cheerful staff and fresh sushi. Daily specials are pretty good too. A little cramped but I guess it adds to the feel of the place. Probably one of the best salmon around in the city.
We stopped here for dinner after hearing great reviews. I don't understand why, it was such a disappointment. We ordered dinner box A and appetizer sashimi to share. The tuna sashimi was FROZEN. Why? This makes me really mad. Why do they freeze the sashimi in the first place? And if they must, how are properly thawing it before serving it? The salmon wasn't frozen but it was mushy and not fresh. Bleh.
The dinner box seemed okay but small in size and poor value. The service was horrible. We never got our tea refilled, even after I pushed my cup to the edge of the table. No one checked on us either. I'm guessing because they didn't want to give us a chance to send the nasty sashimi back?
What's with all the pictures everywhere too? They plaster the walls AND the ceiling. So tacky.
Never returning. Stay away!!
Wow to today's sushi meal - you have to know what to order and after many visits we seem to zero in on the dragon roll and Murrayville Fever roll with the seawood salad. Yes the akadashi tofu is very good and some of the sashimi looks fantastic. The house roll and rainbow roll are also recommended. Even the green tea is better than most places. They always give you something on the house like spring rolls and watermelon for dessert. It is a friendly place and your photo will be added to the ceiling or walls during one of your visits. There is just no point in eating sushi downtown anymore. I am always disappointed like yesterday's visit to Ajishai in Kerrisdale. Nikko's is not perfect - like your food order may not arrive at the same time but it is so much more preferable to eat perfect sushi rice with fresh tasting fish than some of the mushy horrible stuff I've eaten downtown lately.
We've tried a few sushi restaurants around Langley and so far this one is our favourite.
One pet peeve I have about sushi is I absolutely HATE when you order a roll (ie: kapa roll) and the roll is coming apart at the side because they didn't roll it properly. It happens pretty often with rolls that have the rice on the inside, and at Nikko sushi it never happens. It's a small thing but it's nice for presentation! Why would you want sushi that isn't even rolled properly?!
Aside from that, i can only agree with what everyone else is saying. They have great customer service, always give you a little freebie which is always yummy, fill up your tea all the time (that is also a pet peeve of mine!) and the food is consistently good. The yam roll is the biggest I've ever had and the rolls seem to be made with skill. The only thing I'm not crazy about which they make is the Spinach Gomae - I've had better elsewhere but it's one minor detail in a vast menu of other good items so not a big deal! Can't wait to go again to get my sushi fix.
There are a lot of sushi resteraunts in Langley and this is an excellent one. The service is very friendly, that alone wants to make you come back! The sushi is fresh and very good. The prices are reasonable and everything that we have ordered has been very good. I can't think of one bad thing to say! The last time we went we couldn't even finish the food that we ordered as the boat for two was enough to feed three and the price was very reasonable. Go and you won't be disappointed.
I was very curious about this restaurant because a friend, whom I respect, liked their sushi and even though I am skeptical about sushi I went along to make her happy. Unfortunately, this place left me cold. The walls were white. The window was not clean. The owner was wearing funny outfit like pajamas indoors. The place reminded me of a cafeteria. The food reminded me of supermarket sushi that people like (why?) and I am always skeptical about the service at such oriental restaurants. Everything I had tasted bland. I was not impressed by the $8.99 price for a glass of rice wine. Sure my girl was happy. The service was fine during this visit..I am sure that fans of their fish will disagree with me; however in my opinion there are better alternatives in Langley to dine for a date or quick getaway. The men's room was cramped.I have no desire to go back.
While the customer service may be one of the best, the sushi is definitely not. I love this place, as a place.. not as a sushi bar. The owner posts pictures up of every regular customer to walk in, makes Nikko seem well liked, and welcoming.
But, the sushi quality. Nothing worth the time. If you are in this area, look behind Nikko to Take Sushi. Where the food portions are a bit smaller, but the food is unreal, with great customer service as well!
Really wasn't impressed with the quality. My husband lived in Japan for two years, so he is kind of my expert when it comes to sushi. The spicy tuna roll just doesn't melt in your mouth like it's supposed to, and it's not the freshest quality. There is better out there. If you did like it, try tokyo sushi by spa utopia. You get HUGE portions for very little price. It's good for what you pay!
This place is awesome the salmon sashimi and tuna tetaki is always fresh . They have an assortment of they're own special rolls you must try to appreciate. The ppl are always freindly and they all great you as you walk in the door. This place is the best so far in Langley.
Food: I have never had anything not-fresh in this place.
Sashimi salad is to die for.
Agedashi Tofu better than perfect.
Unagi suhi - ah, A++
Basically, almost all dishes are great.
Why then only 4 stars?
No popular choices like chicken karaage, no motoyaki (Bob doesn't have the special oven) and a little bit limited choices.
But whatever he DOES have, is always very good.
Service is generally good, but since there are quite a few young students working part-time, you have to ask for tea, or more wasabie, or even chopsticks, but it is not a big deal.
Value - uhm, while not the cheapest, all items are priced reasonably
Ambiance: this joint has even traditional japanese rooms, however Bob is a big fan of hockey and such and has TV screens about and around showing this or that sporting event.
We find it extremely annoying - the screen are a distraction and it is difficult to relax and concentrate on your companions with the images flashing before your eyes.
Bob himself is a perfect host. Extremely friendly. as regular customers we end up getting some special treats (seaweed salad, and his other creations not on the menu).
I have had the pleasure of eating many fabulous and unique dishes of sushi at Nikko Sushi Restaurant for the past 7 to 8 years (or since they opened). The owners, Bob & Jane, warmly welcome their guests and you can tell that they care about their loyal customers by how many times you see your picture on the walls. The quality of the Sushi is the freshest I have had in the Fraser Valley. I have faithfully eaten many lunches and dinners at Nikko Sushi because of their all around great service, fresh food and creative and refreshing menu selections. Bob and Jane are always adding new and improved selections to the menu and like to give taste testing samples to those that are waiting for their take-out orders. Daily, they post what the freshest selection of fish and other seafood are, as all seafood has its season and Bob and his staff makes sure their customers are informed about their choices. Their green tea is steeped perfectly, not one bitter cup! Overall, Nikko is top quality in my taste!