Sushi Bar Shyun is an authentic Japanese restaurant.
Always pass by this little Japanese restuarant on Lougheed, but never thought to try it because of the odd location. Finally decided to go there for lunch one day. I like the fact that it's a nice little authentic Japanese restaurant, which I'm always on the search for.
It was a slow day for the, there was only one other customer there when I arrive. I was seated right away. The waitress (presumably the owner's wife) came by with my menu and came back almost right away for my order, but I was still studying the menu considering it was only my first time. The service was only so-so, my tea only got refilled once with me asking.
I decided to go with the sashimi rice on their lunch special menu. The portion was alright. A small bowl for $10, and it also came with a small order of agadashi tofu, which was quite good. The variety of fish was good, there were 3 different kinds of tuna, salmon, mackerel, egg, chopped scallop and maybe 1 other kind of fish. The sauce on the seared tuna was a little too salty for my taste and it got onto half the fish in my bowl, kind of overpowered the tastes of the other fish. In terms of the freshness of the fish, it was alright, a little watery on the salmon from the defrosting, but other than that, everything else was pretty fresh.
Overall, it was good sushi. I will probably come back, and perhaps come back to try their Happy Hour specials.
Writely or wrongly, I keep track of these things; I have eaten in over 125 sushi restaurants from Tokyo to London, needless to say I love my sushi. They haven't all been good, in fact some of them didn't even bother to cook the fish (just kidding). I stumbled across this restaurant unexpextadley; and wow was I surprised.
I would easily rate Sushi Bar shyun in the top 5 Sushi restaurants I have ever eaten at. Talk to the chef; tell him what you feel like eating, he willcreate something unique for you. This restaurant is on the expensive side; but for a fantastic sushi experience; this is the best choice this side of Whisler Village.
Having been to Japan and eaten at most higher end Japanese restaurants in Vancouver, I honestly think Shyun is amongst the top 3 Japanese restaurants in Vancouver. The sushi rolls are delicately made with layers of flavors using the freshest ingredients. Be sure to try the Flying Dragon roll and Volcano roll - the exquisite flavors come together finely and melt in your mouth. The cooked foods are also extremely authentic. Each dish is like a piece of art for the chef. Given the quality and presentation of the food, I think it's reasonably priced. The wait can be a little longer when it's busy so it's best suited for a leisure meal. It's definitely worth the trek out to Poco for such a treat. It is a good idea to call in advance (closed Sun/Mon) as well.
After finding this little gem a few years ago, my wife and I can't get enough.
We consider ourselves sushi snobs and are constantly on the lookout for the best and when we were introduced to Katsu and his wonderful concotions, we stopped looking.
If you want great sushi, you are going to have to pay for it and you are going to have to wait for it. And in both cases it is well worth it. Even though most items are well priced.
Our favourites are the Volcano roll and the Shellfish roll. All of the ingredients are of highest quality and Katsu and his wife Kanako are a delight.
We have been going to Katsu's since he opened. It is the best and most authenic japanese restaurant in the lower mainland with great food and ambience. At the sushi bar it has become a gathering for the regulars for a nice night out for good food and good laughs. Whether there is one one person you will always find someone to talk to.
This restaurant serves authentic sushi all the time. I can taste some sushi that I seldom seen elsewhere in this restaurant. The quality is always an A+. I love their Saba, it tastes so fresh, so different, just melt in your mouth. The seafood salad is also one of my favorite dish, the dressing is one of a kind because the chef made it by himself. When I go there, I like to sit in the sushi bar and enjoy whatever the chef give to me. The price is on the high side but still reasonable. If you want a real adventure on sushi, this restaurant is a must. But stay away from the cook food, even though they taste good, the size are pretty small. If you are a raw fish(sushi) lover, this restaurant is recommanded.
I had to comment as I was very surprised at the other review.
I have been dining at this sushi bar for over 2 years and the food is always fresh. Is of excellent and consistent quality.
I have invited my friends and made recommendations to my neighbors; all have replied what great food.
We go at least twice a month and I have to say I have not found another sushi bar to compare the quality and freshness of the seafood. The prices are consistent with the quality of food.
We tried this restaurant and what a mistake! There were only 2 other people in the whole place and once the server finally made it to our table, our food took 35 mins. The food that should have been cold was warm and the food that was supposed to be hot (tempura) was cold and greasy. Our server never did come back to our table, even for the billl. To top it off, it was expensive!
We will never go back to this place!