(new Japanese Restaurant)
The drive is definitely worth it for me at Harbour House in South Surrey. Both of my visits have been exceptional. The food and service was consistent each time.
Very clean and comfortable seating and surroundings. Architecture is somewhat western and cottage-like which contrasts the mostly Japanese-themed cuisine. Parking is a bit challenging specially during peak hours. The area boasts a beautiful walking-distance beach and ocean view.
Beautifully crafted and garnished dishes, parallel to presentations I've had in upscale restaurants at a fraction of the cost. I ordered their house special salad to start out with and I must say it is one of my favorite dish they have. Their fish are fresh (I ordered the Saba sashimi) the serving is generous, contrary to other reviews on here. Flavor is unique and well-balanced, not overpowering like comparable restaurants.
Excellent service from the staff, very prompt, friendly and courteous. Although some are noticeably new to the trade, they are compensated by their warm smiles and welcoming service.
A dinner for 2 complete with 2 appetizers, 4 main dishes, dessert and wine comes to about $45 including taxes and tip. A agreat bang for your buck!
Pros: Service, food, value
Cons: Parking, far location (for me)
I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who ventures to the area.