I eat a lot of sushi, I always joke that I’m probably going to die of mercury poisoning (I have a bad sense of humour…). I live downtown New West (near Columbia St.) so I didn’t even know this place existed for the longest time. I used to get my cheap sushi fix at Ki Sushi but I wasn’t fully satisfied. And then I saw their health report and I thought “Now is the time to find a new sushi place in New West…” and while I was looking at the health inspection reports, I noticed this place and that it was always clean, according to the inspections. So I decided it was safe for me to try it and boy, was I in for a nice surprise!
The place is small but somewhat inviting. It’s more of a take-out place, which is great because it keeps their overhead low and their food cheap. I am getting somewhat tired of the music, it’s always the same CD and in an hour I can hear the songs about two or three times each… At least it’s not too loud or aggressive, but I wish they’d change it now and then.
The service is good. You order at the counter and the tea and water is self-service, but the staff is always extremely friendly and they do come and check to see if you’re enjoying your food. That’s fine by me, and it’s plenty of attention for a place that’s mainly a take-out place.
The food is DELICIOUS. The sushi is relatively basic but the fish is always fresh, never feels like it’s just been unfrozen, and never feels like it’s been sitting on the counter for a little bit too long. It’s consistently delicious. I’ve tried a few of their rolls (my vegan friend LOVED the yum yam roll, which unlike most sushi places, doesn’t have deep fried yam in it, just cooked yam!), their nigiri and their sashimi and it’s always very good. Their udon is also good and the presentation is nice. I’ve also had their tofu and their eel donburi and they were also excellent. The miso soup has nori in it, which you’d expect is standard but a few other places don’t have it. The gomaee is very good too.
Value is amazing. Everything is cheap. It costs the same as Ki Sushi, only the quality is a hundred times better. If you order the appetizer sashimi, you'll likely get more pieces of fish than what is written on the menu, and the presentation is very nice.
I go there quite often and I definitely recommend it, at least get take out if you don’t like the atmosphere of the restaurant.