My girlfriend and I were visitors here, her first but not mine. Now I don't know if Vancouver has spoilt me or something, but the food was pretty terrible. If there is one word that would describe my experience eating here at Azuma, it would be "yuck".
Why come again, you ask? Because I thought the quality had improved, and that my last experience eating here, which was over a year ago, mind you, was an isolated incident. But looking at the reviews here, apparently it is not.
The place is newly renovated and so getting a table is not a problem, as the restaurant is huge now. But looks are seriously deceiving. The sushi was pretty terrible. Lukewarm, greasy and not fresh tasting at all. Nothing you would expect to eat at a restaurant, more like in a fast food place or mall. The fried rice was sticky and absolutely cold. Not happy at all in this aspect.
The only thing that I can appreciate, but cannot say was a saving grace either was the service. The waiter we got was nice, and despite having a mix up with our food, apologized and tried to bring our food quickly. At least quicker than the rest. She did seem a little flustered by that though.
I've seen other sushi places around here so I'm hoping they have better sushi than this.