Last Saturday, a friend and I wanted some sushi nearby and I remembered seeing this new restaurant on the corner of Nanaimo and Hastings where a cafe used to be. Considering it was going to be a toss-up between Tentasu (another nearby sushi place which was sub-par), Toby's Teriyaki Bowl (which I really don't like) and this new place, I figured we didn't have much to lose.
Upon entering the restaurant, I have to say that it is rather small yet, the tables were sectioned off in a way that provided quite a bit of privacy. We decided to order the Party Tray A and were we happy we did. Party Tray A comes with an order of California roll, Yam Tempura roll, Kappa roll, Salmon roll, Tuna roll, Chicken Teriyaki roll, and Dynamite roll. For 45 pieces, it was only 19.95! And let me tell you, the sushi was delectable! Everything was fresh and the presentation was beautiful. I immediately fell in love with the sushi there.
I went back the following day with my boyfriend and we ordered the same thing along with an order of Tuna Tadaki and the Tuna Tadaki was simply divine. It was seared just perfectly and it tasted so fresh. Even my boyfriend who does not like raw sushi, enjoyed the Tuna Tadaki and that's saying a lot.
I really do hope this restaurant survives in our neighbourhood because it's a gem! I know I will be going back more frequently!