I have been a long time customer of Sushi Garden on Kingsway in Burnaby. I bring friends, family and even business guests there to enjoy their Alaska Rolls and other great dishes. So, when I found out that they are opening a new location by my parents house on Lougheed Hwy in Burnaby, I was so excited and couldn't wait for it to open.
Unfortunately, I went there the first week of the grand opening and was rudely greeted by an unhappy waitress that did not even smile when i asked her if we could be seated.. the restaurant was half empty btw. We had to waive someone down to get service and asked three times to get our tea refilled. Instead of refilling it, she just plopped a jug of tea on the table - service with a smile? Apparently not. Not only that, the rolls tasted horrible, and the presentation was sub par compared to a Vietnamese Pho Restaurant that serves "Alberta Grade A" steak and sushi( aka Simply Delicious on Main St.)
So, I didn't want to make my conclusion in the first week of their grand opening, so I gave it three weeks and then came back. To my surprise, the service was just as horrible and the food tasted old, how could it be worse than before?
I would like to petition this restaurant to change it's name because it is ruining the original name of Sushi Garden. If it's managed by the same owner, it is quite evident that he should not be running two restaurants.
And yes, I went back to my tried-and-true Sushi Garden on Kingsway and it was great!