Submitted Thursday, December 1, 2005 - 12:58pm [Dine in]
Looking for some good food and a lot of fun? New to Vancouver/Japanese style cuisine? Then this place is a must try.
Received a certificate as a wedding gift to this restaurant from my old co workers so I hurriedly made a reservation for the husband and I to try this out. The chefs are very friendly and although it may seem awkward at first to sit next to a complete stranger for dinner, the feeling quickly goes away because everyone is there for the same reason.
Pricey, but would most certainly take friends/family from out of town to experience the atmosphere that is this restaurant.
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Submitted Thursday, December 1, 2005 - 12:52pm [Dine in]
An old friend of mine were shopping at the mall located across this restaurant a while back when we decided that we MUST have sushi for lunch. My usual sushi joint for sushi-ing while shopping at Metrotown is usually Daimasu, next to Save on Foods and Red Robin. Sushi Garden is so small and lost in the shop on Kingsway that I had never noticed it. But I let her persuade me into trying something new and away we went.
The sashimi they serve here always come in really, really large SLABS. The freshness of their fish has always been consistent and their service is super fast. I met my (now) husband here for our first date, recommended my bosses from back East there for lunch during our first interview, and have been brought back to the same place by my bosses.
This place is so unbelieveably great that I feel quite silly for writing this review. I had promised myself that I would stop raving about this place, the line up and wait times are starting to get crazy.
Okay. I'll stop now.
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Submitted Thursday, December 1, 2005 - 12:45pm [Dine in]
I grew up in the neighborhood where this restaurant is located. Just recently my husband and I noticed that they renovated the restaurant. So we decided to go.
The ambience of the restaurant is pretty sweet, considering that you get this nice "classy" restaurant in the middle of an ordinary, local merchant-filled street. It being my first time, I cannot give comparison details on the before and after for renovations. But it does appear that much thought was placed into the new design of the restaurant.
I ordered the Beef Tenderloin, husband ordered the Lamb Shank. Ended up trading our plates as the cornbread plated under the tenderloin peices wasn't much to my taste. The Lamb Shank had much flavor and presentation for both were nice, but upon taking a test bite out of each entree, I didn't 'ooh or ah' over the experience.
This is a nice place to try out if you are in the area, or live nearby. But for the money we paid, would much rather enjoy something else downtown.
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