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NatsuiroVancouverSince July 7, 20073 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.3)
  • Food2.5 (2.3)
  • Service3 (3)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.3)

Reviews

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Suga Sushi Japanese Restaurant5728 University Boulevard, #201, Vancouver
A fake Japanese resturant at UBC
Submitted Wednesday, November 21, 2007 - 10:36pm [Dine in]

The food is terrible. This could be because the primary operator is NOT Japanese. He is in fact Chinese. You can find this by searching the Vancouver Coastal Health food inspection website.

Alarmingly, I visited the this place just before noon and was served food that was not warm! I wondered how long it has been sitting in some back room.

I ordered the bento with chicken terriyaki and it was horrid. The tempura was cold and the batter didn't taste good. Did they even use sushi rice for the california roll? All I know is that the rice was too mushy. The Chinese rice for the teriyaki was trenched in so much sauce that it was a bit like porridge (congee). The chicken was both dry and cold.

It was the worst "Japanese" food I've ever had in my life. It was an sick and disgusting take on so-called Japanese cuisine.

The service wasn't very good and the ambiance was hindered by the booths that looked too much like a grade school DIY woodwork project.

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Ebisu on Robson827 Bute Street, Vancouver
Great!
Submitted Wednesday, July 18, 2007 - 6:03am [Dine in]

I've been here a few times and I think I've tried almost everything on the menu that's not sushi and the only thing I didn't like was the yakitori. Everything else was pretty good.

I love this place because of the cheap beer and oysters! I also really like the ika meshi. They even put small bits of unagi inside.

The service is pretty good but the ambiance is so so. I like being able to watch tv but that kinda takes away from the experience.

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Aoki Sushi1888 W. Broadway St, Vancouver
Somewhat disappointed
Submitted Wednesday, July 18, 2007 - 5:48am [Dine in]

I had high expectations for this restaurant after reading all the glowing reviews however I was disappointed.

I ordered a chicken karaage combo box and a few other pieces of sushi.

The karaage was absolutely disgusting. Think fish and chips batter around chicken. If you have a craving for karaage, a good place to go would be Alpha.

Included in the box were 3 pieces of california roll. They seemed average. Not too big and not too small either.

Also included were salmon (farmed Atlantic salmon not the wild sockeye), tuna, and ebi nigiri. They were all average at best.

In addition, I ordered toro, saba, and hamachi.

The toro was really bad. It looked like regular albacore tuna and definitely tasted like it.

The saba was also not to my liking but I think this is more of a preference type thing. Personally, I love the taste of saba, but with all the garnish on top, I couldn't really taste it. I won't dock them points on the saba because some people may enjoy it like this.

The hamachi didn't really taste that fresh and tasted excessively watery.

I would say that the nigiri was average at best and left me unsatisfied. If not for the karaage maybe they could earn a 3 for food but it was just so utterly disgusting.

The service was actually quite good and I would give them a four, but they screwed up my friend's order so I will give them a 3.

The ambiance wasn't good but wasn't bad either. I would say it was good, but choosing between solid and outstanding, I would need to choose solid.

Overall, I gave a rating of 2 but I would really like to give them a 2.5 rating. The food wasn't so good, but the menu and service were great!

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