Mrs. C and I were heading to Grouse Mountain to get some fresh air, but as we arrived I realized we forgot our lift passes at home. Doh! We decided to make a detour to SM since it was on the way, and their other location had some good reviews on the DH site.
The restaurant is located in a little strip mall and there is street parking in front. The place looked nice and clean, although the w/c could use some floor mopping and an air freshener. We were seated right away by a friendly server, and service was great for a while. Unfortunately for us, halfway through the meal she was replaced by her lazy young colleague who basically ignored us. Service was awful for the last half of the meal. I will split the difference and give service a 3 out of 5.
We ordered a variety of roll sushi, sashimi, nigiri, and gyoza. We accompanied it with some sake. This place has an impressive sake menu, but we went with the generic stuff which was moderately priced. The food was tasty and well prepared, but it was about 50% more expensive than similar sushi places in town. Maybe because the neighbours are well-heeled. As for me, I didn't see or taste where the extra money went.
The meal was okay, but I could get the same for a lot less money at a dozen other places I can think of. Unless you are wealthy and don't care about wasting money and taking a long drive, I recommend you go elsewhere.
i live just around the corner from sushi mori and they have become a bit of a staple. i really enjoy the food, but feel the price is a bit high for the quality. ambiance is quite good in the restaurant. it's a great place to sit down for a drink with friends after skiing at grouse. if there were other options close by i would probably chose them.
I live blocks away from Sushi Mori, and have ordered take out frequently over the last 2 years.
The quality of the food is definitely above average. It easily can hold it's own against other North Shore favourites like Honjin and Hachi Hanna.
The prices are not cheap, but not overly expensive. In my opinion, price is fair value.
My biggest issue with Sushi Mori is the speed of service. Our typical order is roughly $100-$115, feeding a family of four with leftovers for the next day. Without fail, the prep time is never under an hour, and every one of our last 5 orders has seen us waiting an additional 30 mins in the restaurant.
I have finally given up on Sushi Mori. I really like the food, and they are so convenient for me personally, but I simply will not be fooled on more time into waiting 30 mins in the restaurant, even after waiting for a 60 min prep time.
Someone, please update if they fix the service. I would love to return to Sushi Mori, but just won't any more.