Our usual dinner gang was on the prowl when we decided to give this place a try, based on the opinions of esteemed reviewers k and bc. The restaurant is next to the McD's and if you come through the back you have to dodge the drive through traffic. If you make it through that gauntlet without getting run down there are no further obstacles.
The place looked the same as when it was East, except it was a little worn around the edges, and as a previous reviewer remarked it was awfully dark. There were more sushi chefs than servers, and throughout the meal it was hard to get one of the staff to actually respond to our requests. It seems every ST location hires 20-something Korean girls who are, to put it mildly, lethargic.
We had a variety of sushi fare including a medium party tray which had dynamite roll, BC roll, and some chopped scallop roll among other things, and we also got some some a la carte items, including tuna and salmon rolls and nigiri, an unagi roll, cucumber roll, mixed tempura, and miso soup. We had sake too, and one of our group had an eel udon. All were okay but nothing really stood out. Okay, our tempura was reported to be hot and fresh, unlike the experience of a previous reviewer. Just lucky I guess. Otherwise nothing really stood out, and for some weird reason the unagi roll tasted of cinnamon. Yes, cinnamon. I have no clue why.
As for value, it was about what we expected to pay, and was no bargain (or ripoff) compared to the bazillion other sushi joints on the North Shore.
My overall impression was that it was just another mediocre sushi restaurant among the 59 listed on this site alone for North and West Van. In reality, there are probably almost a hundred purveyors of sushi on this side of the bridges...
Nothing made me want to return soon.