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itadakimasuVancouverSince May 24, 2008101 Reviews
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3 (2.9)
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Sachie Sushi3130 Saint Johns Street, Port Moody
real japanese Mom & Pop Sushi
Submitted Monday, June 7, 2010 - 2:05pm [Dine in]

We've been here a couple of times and the first thing you notice when you walk in is the lack of tables (there's only two table for a total of six seats) and a small sushi bar. It's a husband and wife operation. There seems to be mostly takeout, but we eat in. My daughter likes it because it reminds her of going to Grandma's because the lady is very attentive and kind.
The food selection is not huge compared to other small restaurants but quite big considering there's probably no one in the back kitchen. They had a list of daily specials. We had Teriyaki chicken bowl, Chirashi, a special mushroom dish, miso soup, sake, a spicy scallop roll and other rolls. Portions are small but tastes good (better than big and bland, eh?)
We've checked out other japanese restaurants in the area and this is the only japanese-owned as far as I know.

Support your local sushi place.

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Au Wing Kee Restaurant5226 Kingsway, Burnaby
Consistantly good food
Submitted Monday, February 22, 2010 - 5:02pm [Dine in]

I stumbled across this place by accident. Saw the words "congee" on their sign so stopped by. There's no decor, no style, no ambiance, service without a smile and they take cash only. But if you can get over those, the food is good. I usually drop by when the staff are eating their dinner around the table at 9 o'clock; I wish they'd ask me to join them as it looks good and I'll never know what they're eating. But instead I order noodle soup or friend rice or gailan and those are always good. There's probably a few other as-good chinese resataurant in the area but I like this place. Apparently there's another place with the same name on Kingsway; not sure if they're related.

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Ping's Cafe2702 Main Street, Vancouver
A different type of Izakaya
Submitted Monday, February 22, 2010 - 4:44pm [Dine in]

I heard about Ping's Cafe from VancouverSlop so we decided to check it out on a Saturday Olympic night. Luckily for us the crowds were downtown so it was no problem getting to Ping's, finding parking and getting a table. The decor is minimalist and cool. I like the fact that all the decor inside was handmade including the easy to read menu. Most of the dishes are in the $6 range. Similar dishes to what you'd find at the other izakaya's in town. We ordered edamame's (seasoned with a little kick to it), Ping's salad, gyoza's, and a bunch of other dishes; all were tasty. My favourite was the Sake Drunken Chicken skewers. The servers were friendly and attentative. Nice to see these types of places opening up outside of downtown.

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Miki Sushi4461 Lougheed Hwy, #1, Burnaby
a solid "mediocre"
Submitted Monday, December 7, 2009 - 9:44am [Dine in]

Miki Sushi must have been temporarily closed after their old building was demo'd and rebuilt on the same property just west of Willingdon & Lougheed. I was eager to check out their new digs so we stopped by Friday night. Yes, the interior is now clean and new. But the food had not improved. The spicy edamame was unique but I could tell they were using the cheap chinese-brand edamame which has no taste. Same goes for the Agedashi tofu - lacks the taste of the traditional dish. The sushi was ok; I ordered Uni, Hamachi nigiris and a couple of rolls but it was nothing special. Service was friendly but a little slow and forgetful. Looked like the staff was working hard and the place was busy. So really, the only thing they need to work on is improving the food.

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Zakkushi Charcoal Grill4075 Main Street, Vancouver
Cool Japanese on Main
Submitted Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 12:13pm [Dine in]

I've had satisfying dinners at the other two Zakkushi's so I was looking forward to checking out their third location. Our family of four stopped by without reservations on a rainy Friday evening so we were expecting a wait. It was only about 15 minutes and the hosts were friendly. We got a shared table right in the middle. The outside of the restaurant has a low-key look to it - no windows and no obvious signage. The inside is dark and lots of wood and very cool. Nice four-seat booths and two-seat booths and one large table in a semi-private room for parties up to 20, I'm guessing. We ordered a number of dishes including Natto Gyoza, Daikon Salad, Chicken Skewers, Mentai Udon, Vegi-Kushi set and others. The place was packed so food came a little slow but we were ok nibbling slowly. The menu has a large selection and I wanted to try more but with only four of us, we didn't overindulge. We'll be back next time. Total bill incl tax, tip and a large sake and soft drinks: just under $80. We need more places like this, in the 'burbs too please!!

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Swish Swish4883 Kingsway, Burnaby
Great meal, great deal
Submitted Tuesday, October 6, 2009 - 12:41pm [Dine in]

We checked out this new Sukiyaki/ShabuShabu place which just opened this week right across from Metrotown. Every table gets to cook on their own "hot pot" and you pick the ingredients from a list. If you ever saw "Lost in Translation", it's like that place Bill Murray and Scarlett dined at, except cooler. The place was busy but the service was still attentive and friendly. The big selection of meats and vegetables were fresh and presented nicely. Since you can keep ordering more ingredients until you get stuffed, it's a great deal. We parked for free on the street (after 6pm) - try doing that downtown! We'll definitely be back for more.

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Miku1055 West Hastings Street, #2, Vancouver
BIG improvement
Submitted Tuesday, October 6, 2009 - 12:15pm [Dine in]

I tried this place when it first opened earlier in the year and was disappointed but I went for lunch and it was WAY BETTER. The food still had a modern presentation but now they got the taste right. The fish was FRESH and delicious. The rice bowl entrees were beautifully served and the box lunches a nice change from the Vancouver-standard bento boxes. Service was improved 110% too; language was not a problem now. The only complaint was maybe the noise; we were shouting at each other at our table due to the acoustics of the place. But I'll be back to try more from the menu.

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White Spot4129 Lougheed Highway, Burnaby
FIX THE AIR CON!!!
Submitted Friday, July 31, 2009 - 9:41am [Dine in]

We usually eat in the car to experience that unique Vancouver tradition. The car hop servers are always efficient and friendly. But yesterday we decided to eat inside due to the 33C weather. mistake. Their air conditioner was non-existent. Even the waitress said "it sucks". So there we are, sweating it out. And to top it off, the Veronica Chicken Salad was poor; limp brownish lettuce with a gross dressing. I ate less than half of it. The rest of our meals were usual White Spot quality, which isn't saying much.
They need to renovate this location and install beefier air cons. Also go back to the old menu of the 1970's (Clubhouse, BLT or Shrimp sandwich, Chicken' Pickin', etc.) Leave the fancy fusion and Asian dishes to the experts.

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Ten Hachi1125 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver
Weird decor but food is great
Submitted Friday, July 3, 2009 - 4:28pm [Dine in]

Been here a few times now including a couple of breakfasts. The japanese breakfast (i've only had the natto fermented bean combo) is outstanding and a great way to start the day. Reminds me of those breakfasts in the japanese inns in Japan. The lunches and dinners are good too; they use organic ingredients and that's just nice to know. The decor is so weird because you'll expect bratwurst or swedish meatballs being served. but it seems clean and mellow so who cares. The japanese waitresses are very polite and efficient. They don't serve lunch on Mondays and Tuesdays for some strange reason. Why can't there be places like this all over Vancouver???!!!

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Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant4920 No. 3 Road, #102, Richmond
excellent but priced out of the world
Submitted Friday, July 3, 2009 - 4:11pm [Dine in]

I've been to this location and the Main St one several times and it's always pretty good. Last week 15 or so of us had two tables and had a feast. Service was quick and efficient, ambience is clean, bathrooms are clean, all-around good. Only one complaint: the steamed rock cod, at $57 per plate, (we ordered two) is a little on the expensive side. It was delicious and we ate everything but the bones but $57! I've had this dish at other places such as East No.1 in Vancouver and it was just as delicious and wasn't nearly that pricey. This will be a deciding factor next time the 15 of us get together.

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Harbour Pacific Restaurant4524 Hasting Street, Burnaby
as good as it get in north burnaby
Submitted Friday, May 22, 2009 - 2:47pm [Dine in]

been here a few times for dim sum. usually packed with asians so that's a good sign. The food is good and service with a smile from the dim sum cart ladies (that's unusual), but the decor is brutally dated and I'm scared to check out the bathrooms. The price is right: can feed a family of four for under $20! we decided to order take out for dinner and it was decent too. There's not a lot of dim sum to choose from in north bby so i'm happy this place is around.

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Kakurenbou Japanese Dining793 Jervis Street, Vancouver
coolest interior, new management
Submitted Friday, May 22, 2009 - 2:41pm [Dine in]

I must have walked past this place before but never noticed it as the outside is unexciting. Went inside and was impressed by the cool japanese-style interior. Looks like an old temple or sake factory with the dark wood beams and rough concrete floor. we ordered a little bit of everything and some things were good like the fried rice and mochi pizza but others were not-so-special, like the soramame (dried beans in shell), ipponzuke (salted cold cucumber) and buta salad (not as good as Gyoza King's). But I guess this is supposed to be an izakaya and those are the little snacks to munch on. Service was good and bathrooms and table area was clean. I heard it's under new management so those problems the other reviewers mentioned shouldn't be an issue now.
The name means "hide n seek"; hope they can find some new good dishes to boost their appeal.

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Tokachi Japanese Restaurant10767 King George Highway, Surrey
Good all the way
Submitted Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 10:35am [Dine in]

This place has been hidden off King George for the past 15 years. The neighborhood looks a little deserted but once you walk in the doors, you forget about it; it's nice, clean and peaceful inside. japanese music is played. There's a number of tatami rooms. Again I must say the restaurant was very clean and neat including the restroom; this shows that the owner really cares about setting a good image. The menu has a big selection of pretty much everything you would expect. The food was very good and fresh. The server and staff were friendly and efficient. Prices were reasonable. Authentic japanese restaurant in the heart of North Surrey.

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Hapa Izakaya1516 Yew St, Vancouver
a positive review
Submitted Tuesday, April 28, 2009 - 6:33pm [Dine in]

Lot of reviewers have some negative reviews of this place but I've been here four times over the past year and it's been good each time. The food was good; especially like the mentaiko udon, stone rice bowls and gyu daikon salad. service was efficient and friendly. place is noisy but lively. I didn't really approve of the 15% gratuity added for parties of six or more (we were four adults and two kids) but luckily we would have tipped 15% anyways; but what if the service was bad? Izakaya's in Japan are usually cheap so it would be nice if these guys dropped the prices a bit.

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Rich Ocean Seafood Restaurant777 West Broadway, 108, Vancouver
Change of ownership, menu and name
Submitted Friday, April 17, 2009 - 12:59pm [Dine in]

This place recently changed hands (March/09) and is now called Beijing Restaurant. The menu has also changed. Their dim sum is different with all my favorites gone. No more shumai, hargow, fish w/pumpkin, sticky rice or abalone soup! They now have 15pc dumpling dishes for example. The gai lan I ordered was not very good. However, the scallop & egg white fried rice was excellent. The service is about the same (decent) with some same employees staying on but the place could use a reno and some cheaper dim sum dishes.

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Curry King Cafe4250 Kingsway, #5, Burnaby
Big Menu
Submitted Friday, April 17, 2009 - 12:53pm [Dine in]

First time I've been here and it was decent. The menu is big and mostly Chinese food but french fries and other western-style dishes too. I had beef brisket curry with rice and my kid had the fries. It was a good size portion and tasty. he place got packed with all asians quickly for lunchtime. servers were quick and eficient but no smiles. several tv's playing sports. I'll be back.

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Kura Japanese Restaurant4300 Kingsway, #2, Burnaby
Coolest ambiance in Burnaby
Submitted Monday, January 26, 2009 - 12:48pm [Dine in]

Ok that's might no be saying much since there are no cool places in Burnaby but this place could easily fit in on trendy Robson. The decor is modern and comfortable. It's been in the same spot for over ten years and nothing much has changed except for the heavy wooden front door that looks like it was taken from a shinto shrine. Even the owner is the original. The food is very good and selection unbelievable considering they're probably not getting a lot of big spenders or japanese tourists. Big selection of daily specials and lots of type of fish and dishes you won't find in 90% of the japanese restaurants in town. We had a big table and the food kept coming out on time and quickly.

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Kibune Sushi1508 Yew Street, Vancouver
Hidden gem
Submitted Monday, January 26, 2009 - 12:42pm [Dine in]

This place has been around longer than any other establishment in Kits and for good reason - good authentic food in a relaxed setting. The sushi bar runs the entire length of the restaurant. The sushi chef has been there for over ten years maybe more. The same owner from the beginning. Lots of private booths that'll sit six people easily. The sushi is fresh and the presentation is superb. This place doesn't advertise much and probably no need to get new customers. This is like a little secret place like many of the cool sushi bars in Japan.

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Peekaboo Bistro1233 56 Street, Delta
Tsawassen Sushi
Submitted Monday, January 19, 2009 - 5:45pm [Dine in]

I don't spend a lot of time in Tsawassen so can't compare this to other places in the area. But if you're looking for a good japanese restaurant down there, try this place out. It's tucked in the back of the mall. They have a full menu with all the usual dishes and licenced. The agedashi tofu was beautiful and unique.

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Fortune Restaurant650 West 41st Ave, #608, Vancouver
decent dim sum
Submitted Monday, December 1, 2008 - 12:16pm [Dine in]

I'm not an expert on dim sum but have been eating this style for 30 years or so. I can tell when the place is decent by the number and type of clientel; This place was packed on Sat noon and seemed like just asians eating here. The service was slow but expected due to the crowd. They also made a few errors on our check list order but no big deal. They charge $1 each for tea and $2 for glass of soda pop. I'd go here again if in the area but otherwise, there are many other places just as good.

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