Whenever I am in Langley and craving sushi, I always head over to Seh-Mi. It's a tiny little place with only about 8 tables, but their food is outstanding. They often have special rolls not on the menu, and they can make whatever you like. The crispy crab roll and the fire roll are amazing.
The servers don't speak English too well, but understand enough for you to get what you ask for. When I lived in Langley, I used to eat here about once a week, and often got takeout. They aren't licensed, so you have to make do with non-alcoholic beverages, so if you like sake with your sushi, you will be disappointed. Other than that, it's a fantastic little place and I will keep going back.
My friend Susan introduced me to this place, before they moved to Fraser Hwy, when they were still in that Old DQ on 56th Ave. Since then I have been regularily with a full range of my friends and NO one has done anything less than marveled at this taste treat---
Crispy salmon roll, 3 out of 4 on the spicy range, sooo addicting. Salmon and green onion rolled up with rice and nori and then lightly deep fried, served with a spicy crab mayo. We start with this everytime and go from there...Can also recommend the alaskan salmon roll for those not inclined to spicy. Another fav are the Spicy Tuna bites, like chicken BUT so much meatier and full flavoured...ya ya not everything should taste like chicken LOL.
As a rule the service has always been fast efficient and gracious...
Since firing "Village Sushi" in Cloverdale from my weekly haunts, I was asked by a friend to join her at the 56th Avenue location. It was fine, but I wasn't blown away. The sashimi was served in blocks, as opposed to fine slices of fish. This was unappetizing. I was however, introduced to a quality serving of agedashi tofu, and remembered this dish for some time.
Since then, Sehmi has moved to a larger location, in a nicer area of Langley. There, you can have 4 large rolls, miso soup, agedashi tofu and tea for under $20. And that will heartily feed a couple. The Tokyo Roll - salmon, yam tempura, tuna served on chili sauce and sesame oil - is one of our favorites. The Gyoza is also spectacular, and have tried the shrimp gyoza as well. California rolls are tasty, and not too wet with mayo. All dishes taste fresh. Our new favorite is the tempura appetizer, with 3 prawns, 4 veggies, and 2 generous pieces of halibut. The tempura batter was light and flavorful.
We love the gratis tea and miso soup, and the lovely little waitress who works there. The wait staff are always ready to refill your cup of tea, and remember my boyfriend and I on our weekly trips. Fantastic sushi.
Used to eat here a couple times a month and the sushi was ok. Nothing amazing but it satisfied my hunger when I forgot my lunch at work. They recently renovated and new owners/management took over in the last week or so. Ordered take out Monday at 6pm. Dynamite roll, deep fried California roll, yam tempura roll NO sesame seeds and Wild avocado roll NO sesame seeds. I arrive to pick up my food and the lady tells me she put sesame seeds on it all, so I said that isn't what I wanted, she said 'oh well' so I explain I'm intolerant to sesame seeds and would rather not have and she didn't say anything. Fine, I guess I'll scrape then off I exclaim. So I'm paying and didn't tip (obviously) and she scoffs at me. I then asked for extra soya sauce and she just threw 1 packet on the counter and walks into the back. Ummmm okay. So at this point I am pretty upset and already decided I will never return here. Then I get home to enjoy my sushi with my partner and I get one bit into the yam tempura roll and there's a ROCK yes a ROCK in it. I almost broke my tooth! I called to complain but was ignored and hung up on.
I will never return again and will be telling my friends and family to never eat here again. I'm absolutely appalled at the customer service here
I placed an order for takeout - and observed the chefs returning from a cigarette break to then go straight into food preparation without washing their hands.
Someones cigarette - and saliva on my food - DISGUSTING!!
Since they can't be bothered to take the time to do something this simple after a cigarette - it makes you wonder when else they are not washing their hands.
First of all, I want to start off with saying that they have very good quality food. their fish was cool and fresh and tasted great. As for the rolls, it was filled with the stuff that i acutally want to taste, unlike the ones that I tried in some other places where I couldn't taste anything other than the rice. Its other types of food such as tempuras and teriyakis were great as well. But, the udon was especially outstanidng.
In addition to what i said before, everything was served super quick and the servers never gave us any attitude. After having to deal with a waiter that raged because I asked for sprite for the second time because it took too long(this place was in metrotown) the service they provided was very contrasting to the other sushi place.
This is one of the largest reasons as to why I keep going back to this place, the price. All of its lunch specials are 9 or 10 bucks including tax, except a 14 bucks one which contains LOTS of food. I found it to be very pleasing. And practically everything in the menu is very, or fairly cheap, and they give u quite a lot.
Overall, I find myself very pleased everytime I dine in this place simply because it tastes great, and everthing else is also great.
I've eaten at many a japanese restaurant even before they became popular in the lower mainland. If you have too, and you're looking for great sushi, this is NOT the place. I have yet to find a place that ewuals Akasaka in Mission or Sushiwa in Chilliwack. For me, a good judge of the quality of the food at a japanese restaurant is the Dynamite Roll (Prawn Tempura Roll). The prawn should taste fresh fried and still be warm, should have other goodies in there like avocado, cucumber, lettuce, tempura yam, and fish roe. Should definitely have toasted sesame seeds on the outside of the roll and the rice should not be gummy or too thick. Unfortunately, the Dynamite Roll at Seh-Mi was only fair with no yummy extras. The rest of the food was also just run-of-the-mill. Keep searching as we still are here in Langley. We might try the other Seh-Mi on 56th Ave.
ok. i love sushi. could eat it everyday. BUT, if this were the last sushi place in Langley, i'd drive elsewhere. my roll was sticky and gummy with rice. barely any fish in the center and it was warm. i have NEVER left any of my roll behind anywhere else i've eaten but i ate barely half, paid my bill and left. yuck. i know people who love this place and i wonder if they've ever truly had good sushi before. i doubt it. suffice to say there are some GREAT sushi places in Langley and i'll stick to my two favorites.
The service here is SOOO bad! I've never had this bad of service in my life! I was with 3 other people and I had asked for a water when we got there and they never brought it to me, so my boyfriend asked as the waitress was passing and she said she'd go get it for me. Well she passed again with no water. Then she brought our food but no drinks....AGAIN. I had to ask 5 times and got it when I was finished my meal.
The food is excellent but a little overpriced for what you can get elsewhere in langley.
End - waitress got tipped $.01