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.
We live in the area around Sushi Mori and have ordered there probably once a month since we've moved into the area. We've always done take out - so can't really comment on service and ambiance.
Food wise though, this is above average fare. It's high end quality, offering some interesting rolls on and off the menu. Mango Roll #2 and Rainbow roll are favourites in our home. Also - ask if there are any specials - often on the walls there will be off menu rolls that are very tasty.
Tempura's are crisp and not greasy. Sashimi is thick cut and good quality.
You can find cheaper, but you won't find cheaper with equal quality. If you're looking for just your cheap salmon and tuna shop, I'd say go to Gen on Lonsdale. If you want to spend a little more and treat yourself to some great flavours, Sushi Mori is your spot.
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.