Submitted Monday, April 5, 2010 - 3:19pm [Dine in]
I've lived in Vancouver for 2 1/2 years, and have been to The Eatery in double figures since I moved here. I've never been disappointed with the food, and in fact, the Tuna Tempura dish would be part of my last meal on Earth. It's phenomenal.
The service varies depending on when you go, and if you've booked a table. If you book, you're all set. No waiting around. If you just show up, expect a wait. It does seem like they could do with hiring a couple more servers per night, especially on weekends, but I can overlook that. If you go for an early dinner, you'll find yourself getting served very promptly.
I absolutely love the sushi - the menu is large and varied, and the selection for non-sushi eaters is vast. You'll find something for everyone.
They have a deep fried Mars bar on the dessert menu too. If you're tempted to clog your arteries, I'd suggest you split it with at least one other person. It's very rich, but a try-at-least-once-in-your-life kind of deal.
Unfortunately it does seem that the music has become louder over the last couple of years. Either that or I'm just getting old. Either way, it would be good if they'd turn it down a smidge so you could hear your conversation.
Despite that, I'd recommend it to anyone, purely for the Tuna Tempura, if for nothing else.
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Submitted Monday, November 16, 2009 - 11:37pm [Dine in]
I've walked past this place a few times, but never been in because it's in a fairly sketchy area, and they advertise their super cheap deals outside...I giess it makes you wonder why they're that cheap...
But tonight I went in - had to stop judging until I'd tried it. It was completely empty, so when my friend and I ordered for takeout, we expected it to be fast.
Don't ask me why, but a few simple rolls and one tuna don took them a loooooong time to make. Like 15-20 minutes long. In an empty restaurant, that's a little too long.
The upside of this, though, is that the sushi was delicious.
I just inhaled a "Negitoro and Tuna Don" - 3 pieces of tuna and a pile of negitoro on rice, and a dynamite roll. Everything was made fresh, and I really enjoyed it.
Atmosphere is...blah...but that's something that would be fixed with more customers, I'm sure!
Miso soup was same as everywhere, staff were sweet, but slow.
I would definitely go there again, but next time I'll order in advance!
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Submitted Tuesday, June 23, 2009 - 10:00pm [Dine in]
I'm shocked by the earlier reviews from others - I was a regular (twice a week) customer of these guys when they were running Kishu River a couple of doors down from where they are now, and I have seen no change in quality, value or service since they changed premises. Their food is great, well priced (very cheap, delicious dynamite roll) and I am still going there on a regular basis. The service is good, the owner is lovely, and I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.
Too bad others had a bad experience, but just because someone forgot to bring you miso soup before your sushi doesn't make it a bad place - they're only human and shit happens. Try it... especially the bento boxes - great value and big portions.
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Submitted Saturday, January 24, 2009 - 1:03am [Dine in]
Went to BC Sushi this evening for AYCE late night menu (from 9.30pm- There are 2 menu options: $10.95 for standard (A) or $14.95 for deluxe (A+B) which includes unlimited sashimi among a few other things)...although on fridays and saturdays add another $1 to that price. (Side note: if one person on your table wants the A+B menu - you all have to have that. I guess they figure you'd all want a little bit of their sashimi!)
I'd read the reviews on this site and a few others, and was looking forward to a good value AYCE dinner.
Unfortunately, it was not a good experience. The service was decent, but there were very few servers who always seemed rushed off their feet - and were always hurrying us along.
The tuna sashimi was great - but I kinda have the feeling they have a really good piece that they give you your first portion from (3 pieces) - and then a different grade for any subsequent orders. There was definitely a difference in quality.
The really disappointing part was the rolls. I'm guessing because it was a friday night, and most people seemed to order the All-you-can-eat menu, they had made all of them in advance. We had quite a few roll orders, but every single piece was almost inedible. They'd obviously been made for quite a while - the seaweed was so hard and chewy it almost made me gag.
That's what I've now decided I hate about AYCE - you feel like you need to finish everything - even if it's bad - just so they don't charge you extra for "wasting food".
Overall, I guess it was good value for what it is, but I don't think I'll go there again.
Maybe it's better mid- week when it's a little quieter and the chefs don't feel the need to make so many rolls in advance.
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