Submitted Monday, August 24, 2009 - 3:33am [Dine in]
Vancouver style sushi restaurant. The only difference is it's done well, very well. They're not recreating the sushi world or trying to be super authentic. However it's the one place that doesn't disappoint me in any aspect of my experience.
Service is attentive and friendly but leaving me comfortable to enjoy my meal. Waitresses communicate very well.
Their specialty rolls seem to standout the most. They're all different, but amazingly, if you had them all on the table, which we did, the flavors flow very well from one to the other. All the flavors are very fresh and appetizing.
Nigiri sushi here is great. Ikura with a good portion of roe, not all rice like some places. They also use the non colored tobiko which i prefer. The fish is all very fresh, and good cuts. Ama ebi has three shrimp. Uni arrives in one piece(not mush) and tastes fresh. They have wild salmon too.
Food arrives hots and in reasonable time.
The main thing here is great quality. The quality of their food is on par with higher end restaurants. The surprise is in the price. The price is similar to takeout restaurants around town. Loved it.
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Submitted Monday, August 24, 2009 - 2:56am [Dine in]
Went in not expecting very much and left more pissed off than anything. The service and seating was actually fine. It all went terribly downhill as soon as the first serving arrived. We ordered tsubugai because it's rare to have in Vancouver. When it arrived, it was nothing like we'd seen in Japan. This appears to be a Conch that you can buy at the grocery store. Not a Whelk which is Tsubugai. Confusion? It also came with a helping of sand.
Then the Atlantic roll. Bland with a bland sauce that doesn't match the roll. Would have been better with some smoked salmon instead, and no sauce.
We ordered a Kamameshi set as well. The rice in it tasted pretty good, but the quality of the vegetables inside was pretty bad, it's what seemed like canned vegetables. Some of the greens were chewy and inedible, leaving you pulling strands out of your mouth.
The deal breaker was the side of salad. Standard japanese restaurant salad. How do you get that wrong? It was a bowl of lettuce swimming in dressing. It was more like a soup than anything. I had to fish out the lettuce. Again, how do you get that wrong???
I do like the special items on the menu. If only they were made with more love.
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