A Japanese fusion style restaurant in Port Coquitlam area. Offers a variety of fusion rolls and original rolls / makis. They also serve tataki sashimi (barbeque / seared fish) on many different dishes like salads, rolls, sunomono, and donburi.
I was just at the Sushi Shelter beside Save-On Foods - it's a little tricky to find if you don't know it's there, but it's definitely worth a visit! The service there was outstanding - very friendly and prompt. The food was also outstanding - I had the spicy tofu, which was nice and crispy in a spicy sauce; the spicy tuna roll was excellent with a very nice spicy sauce; the Tuna sashimi was very fresh and tasty also. The complimentary miso soup and the tuna tataki taster(signature dish) I received were some of the bestI have tasted. The restaurant istelf is very clean with a simplistic, modern 'Zen' ambiance with neat, eclectic music. The presentation of the food was nicely done - such as the sashimi served on ice cubes in a nice dish. All in all I would recommend for anyone to try this neat restaurant.
Where to begin...I really don't like writing bad reviews but I thought I would be doing everyone who thought about going here a disservice if I didn't write this. Was visiting a friend out here and we ordered from here based on dine here reviews but was sadly disappointed. They got the order wrong but we didn't find that out until we got home and couldn't be brothered to go back. The presentation looked good but the food didn't taste nearly as good as other reviewers say it is - maybe they never had good authentic sushi? Worse part is, I have had way better sushi for less. Don't get me wrong, I don't have a problem paying a lot for good food but when the quality and taste is not there, and they charge the same as anyone else, we have a right to feel ripped off - will not be returning ever again!
I don't do this often but I felt that I should write a review considering I went to this place based on previous reviews on this site only to be extremely disappointed with bad service, long wait times and mediocre food. I do recommend the Assorted Tempura, It was delicious. I wish there was better organization with our food order.. I mean, If I'm the only one who ordered soup, why are you putting it RIGHT in front of my friend? My friend ordered Tempura, why are you moving my plate and setting it RIGHT in front of me? I understand that people can fall under pressure, maybe another staff member would be in order? In fact, as soon as we stepped inside the restaurant we weren't even acknowledged, not a smile, "hello", nod or even eye contact, instead we waited in silence for a good five minutes where we witnessed a table of four being re seated to another table for four to allow my table of two to sit??? It made no sense!? I think the food presentation was beautiful, tasted ok for the most part, wouldn't dine there again. It was a Tuesday, I can't imagine how it would be on a Friday.
If you are looking for standard Sushi Bar fare, stop now. There is no Nigiri sushi to be found here, instead an incredible menu, with an amazing assortment of eclectic Japanese Fusion. Try the White Bamboo. The Agedashi Tofu is to die for. The sashimi selction is limited to various tunas and salmon, but of very good quality.
We didn't even get to their selection of rolls and cones; that's for next time!
The restaurant itself is tiny compared to many in the area; small, comfortable, yet still spacious. The wait staff was very attentive, and food arrived quickly.
Overall, simply a great dining experience!
Upon hearing outstanding recommendations of Sushi Shelter 101 from close friends my guy and I decided to check it out for ourselves. We were not disappointed. The food was like a work of art. It was presented so nicely that we almost did not want to eat it. The best part was that the food did in fact taste as good as it looked. I must admit that I am a wimp and not a fan of raw fish so I stuck to tempura and teriyaki beef. The guy, who lives for sushi had nothing but great things to say about it. The place is very small and intimate and only holds about twenty people. The prices were good, as they are a little higher than most sushi restaurants in the area but the quality of food makes it a steal. I would defiantly recommend Sushi Shelter 101! I wish we had one in Port Moody!