Hayashi is located in New West and is open for lunch and dinner.
This is a small local Sushi Place. The food is good and the prices are reasonable. When we were there however across from us was Ms. Obnoxious. Barking at the staff " will someone take our order "when are we going to be served?" Where's our food? etc. Look around when you come in - there is one person waiting on tables -- if you want fast service go somewhere else.
This is a mom and pop restaurant supported by the locals who dine there regularly. Don't be in a hurry -- read the paper and relax. Have a Japanese beer. When the food comes you will enjoy it. Try the shrimp tempura.
The food is fresh and tasty. The restaurant is clean and the booths are cute and cosy.
I have frequented this Restaurant and have seen several generations of owners within the last two years. It may have been Japanese owners who owned this restaurant in May - I can't quite recall but there was a change in ownership earlier this year.
There are frequent customer credits in which a stamp is placed on a business card. However, in the price range of $7.95 the selection for lunch is severely lacking.
The service has been decent and the food has been consistent. With the most recent owners it took some time for the gyozas to be cooked properly as it was undercooked when they took over the restaurant.
Unfortunately, there is no sushi bento box that is available other than a California Box which includes only California Rolls.
Wouldn't go out of my way to try this restaurant and there are other restaurants that provide better value and selection.
"It is what it is." I hate the saying but it's applicable to this place. Crappy location (Columbia Square), generic Japanese interior, average prices and menu. The sushi I've tried here was always fresh, but I've never left saying "wow". I had an udon seafood soup one day that was only redeemed with copious amounts of soy sauce and Japanese red pepper mix. Service has always been freindly, and they do seem to care, but, in the end, "It is what it is." `S'alright.
This is another great restaurant to go to for a quick, but delicious lunch. You will feel so welcome the second you step into this restaurant. The tables inside are surrounded by sticks of bamboo to create the feeling of a booth. It's a nice touch considering it's a small restaurant, but you still get your privacy. The servers and chefs here are Japanese and the pay their customers with the most respect. The lunch menu is super value. For about $8, you can get fed until you have to roll yourself home or back to work. They also have good gyozas!
Went here and got pick up. They serve you tea while you wait, you can also enjoy miso soup. Everything was well portioned and delicious. Large sashimi slices, great ebi sunomono. I asked for extra wasabi and ginger, which they added lots of without any extra charge. Server was a very nice guy who did things quickly and effortlessly. No smug attitude and it seems to be family run, very friendly. I will be coming back and recommending this place.
The wife and I have eaten at several sushi joints in New West and Burnaby and this is actually now our favourite. My wife loves the Alaska and Philadephia rolls there. Perhaps not the most traditional of Japanese cuisine but still the quality of the rolls and nigiri sushi is very good I think. The times I've been there, it seems that the trays are the most popular and this is what I usually order too. Living in the New West area, it's a great platter to take home and not that expensive. It's pretty small inside and around the corner from the liquor store. I'd recommend this place to anyone.
good place for take out. I had assorted rools, and they were all made fresh. the chef was very meticulous about cleanliness and cleaned his knives after each use, and washed his hands often. While waiting, I was served hot tea, which was appreciated. The prices are good, and the food came fast. The rolls are also quite large.
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The menu is generic and the taste is satisfactory. I can think of many other places to go for good sushi.
This next note is for epicurious...The staff and chef are Korean not Japanese. We just all look the same. lol.
Hayashi Sushi is not a big nor a very glamorous place to eat, but it is a fun and enjoyable place to go on a summer's day or for a quick and tastey sushi-fix. The servers and sushi chef are very kind and the resteraunt is bright. The combo's aren't the best priced, however, getting individual orders is well worth the money. For example, you can get 8 enormous pieces of California roll for only $3.25. Most of their rolls are absolutely huge, so you don't need to pay alot to get the most for your money. Again, if you're on the run or just need to chill out and you don't plan on spending alot, definitely go to Hayashi.
The staff were friendly and the sushi tasted great. I believe they do have a wild salmon option, which I didn't bother with at the time because we only ordered one piece of sashimi with salmon on it. We got take out, so we didn't get a whole ambiance picture, but it looked like a nice clean little place. A solid first experience.
This place was great when I last went before it moved last year. Today the salmon was farmed Atlantic. Three servers, two tables eating and no one around to help? Very nice people, fresh food but a better value is Kirin a couple blocks away. Would eat there again but am prepared not to love it.
Would have been great if we didn't have to slide thetable back and forth to sit in the booth. Some paint would be nice as well.
Been here a couple times as it is near my workplace. The service is really good and they are friendly, however, the sushi is definitely not up to par with what I am used to. The dynamite rolls, spicy salmon rolls and the ebi nigiri were dissapointing to me, the salmon nigiri was somewhat warm, which I think is unusual. Haven't tried anything else then the above but considering I wasn't satisfied with the food the first 2 times, I don't think I will be going back.
I regularly use this restaurant for take out. Their party trays are excelent value ($35-45) and always fresh.
Perhaps not as good as Sushi House in Burnaby on Kingsway, but one of the better ones in New West.
Really nice people, too ;-)