Submitted Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 1:51pm [Dine in]
let me get this out first.
all they are trying to do is RIP YOU OFF.
i was just shocked when i saw the price on the menu.
i wanted to walk out right away but my gf wanted to give them the benefit of doubt.
the food is subpar, nothing special, extremely overpriced (this one roll, can't even remember the name because it was just bad, costed over $10)...
i just want to know what the owner of this place is thinking.
service was also slow eventho the place was almost EMPTY with only one other table.
just avoid this place at all cost.. you will thank me later.
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Submitted Friday, July 30, 2010 - 2:02pm [Dine in]
me and my buddies went to yume last saturday, looking for good sushi.
it was very convinient to get to, just 20 seconds walk from granville skytrain station.
however, we were all very disappointed by their offerings.
beef yaki udon was salty and awful, and tuna sashimi tasted like they were pre-made long time ago.
even the miso soup was blend and tasted awful..
rolls (california roll, spicy tuna roll, and dynamite roll) were enjoyable but overall we were very disappointed and we are definately not going back to this place.
price was just average-ish (compared to other downtown sushi places) but we felt it's definately not worth the money.
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Submitted Friday, July 30, 2010 - 1:50pm [Dine in]
okonomi is a brand new sushi place that just opened about 2 months ago near columbia station.
when we went there last friday, we weren't expecting much (we were just hungry and happened to be nearby).
we ordered bento box A and udon combo B, and party for 3 sushi tray.
foods were really really good... nothing short of amazing.
even more shocking was the price.. value was simply amazing.
altogether, it costed us about $50 (there were 6 of us) and we left full and fully satisfied =D.
we left $10 tip and we are definately going back!
this place is a hidden jem in the kind of run-down crappy neighborhood near columbia station.
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Submitted Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - 5:12pm [Dine in]
sushi quality of this restaurant is slowly but surely deteriorating.
i've been to this place at least 10 times.
first time i went there, about 2 years ago, food was fresh, well decorated, and served quickly.
then it's been a steady downfall since to the point where i said 'ok, that's enough'.
i ordered a salmon sashimi and i could tell right away that it's been sitting out for a long time.. it was dry outside and also tasted funny.
we complained but the waitress pretended to not understand english.
i don't know what's going on with this place (maybe now they switch sushi chefs too often) but i'd never go back again.
it's too bad since i really like the ambience and convinience (only 10 minutes drive from my place).
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Submitted Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - 4:57pm [Dine in]
i love this restaurant except the crazy wait line.
but that's to be expected considering the food and price they offer.
every time i go here, i can never finish my meal.
usually i order roasted lamb or calamari dinner.
it's so huge it's not even funny.
and costs less than $10 which is incredible.
if there isn't just a long line-up, i'd probably go here almost everyday.
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Submitted Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - 4:52pm [Dine in]
i stopped by this restaurant last friday.
it's a small and very average looking japanese restaurant near bc stadium.
tried spicy tuna roll, tuna sashimi and red dynamite roll.
they were very average meaning not really good, but not bad also.. just like any other average sushi places.
price was also average.. not really expensive but not cheap.
to summarize, it was extremely average dining experience.
nothing to complain, but nothing to recommend either.
next time, i would go somewhere more spacious if the food and price are just average. (it's really tiny with only a few tables).
i mean there are about one million average-ish sushi places in vancouver anyway.
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Submitted Sunday, March 23, 2008 - 2:04pm [Dine in]
Sushi Garden = Sushi Town = Sushi California.
mr. shin who worked at sushi garden as a main sheff for years opened his own restaurant (sushi california) so it's pretty obvious what you can expect.
best bang for your buck but bad service (which is understandable.. they are famous for understaffing so they can give you the best value for your money).
sushi is fresh (high turnover) and just huge compared to other japanese restaurants.
i had BC combo and it was very good and so cheap.. i believe i paid like $8 or something and i couldn't even finish it.. now that's the VALUE meal.
this place is usually jam packed so try to avoid peak hours.
and should clean better.. i went to washroom and it was pretty dirty.
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Submitted Friday, March 21, 2008 - 8:57am [Dine in]
along with sushi garden, this is the only japanese restaurant that i go on consistent basis.
simply put, this restaurant will give you the best bang for your buck.
just go and order sasimi and see it for yourself.
they are so huge that it makes you wonder how they make money.
this place is also very busy, therefore high turnover, so food (especially sushi and sasimi) is always fresh and tasty.
i love the 'awesome' roll and 'red' roll.. beef roll is also very good.
service is solid but can be improved.
i think waitresses are understaffed and they need to hire more waitresses.. every time i go there i see them working their asses off.
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