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RecyclerXBurnabySince September 3, 20103 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.1)
  • Food3 (3)
  • Service3 (3)
  • Value3 (3)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.3)

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Royal Oak Sushi House6514 Royal Oak Avenue, Burnaby
Cheap place, and I mean CHEAP
Submitted Friday, November 12, 2010 - 1:15pm [Dine in]

Went to this place not long ago and ordered a Dynamite Roll and a House Roll; both were huge in portions. However when I picked up the rolls it would just fall apart easily. I had to be real careful and real light with my chopsticks so that it does not 'disintegrate' when I touch it. The taste was not good either. The House roll was packed mostly with imitation crab meat and kappa, which are both cheap ingredients. The ebi in the Dynamite Roll tasted like dried fish. And the bread on the outside had none of that crispiness which was supposed to be evident in an ebi tempura. My colleague who also ordered from that place before even commented their chef needs to go back to sushi school, because even their California Rolls falls apart when you pick it up!! Isn't that one of the most basic dishes???

Anyways besides the quality of their dish they do offer good prices and large portions. But personally if I wanna go for cheap sushi I would rather go to Oyama which is just across the road. They offer sushi in big portions too, with better quality. This place is just TOO CHEAP.

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Makoto Japanese Restaurant5213 Rumble Street, Burnaby
Authentic and Delicious
Submitted Friday, November 12, 2010 - 12:38pm [Dine in]

Even though this place has been in my neighborhood for years I never once ate in there cause I thought of their pricing to be more expensive and my sister told me that their rolls are quite small in portion. One day I got a take out of their Makoto Roll, Crispy California Roll and Dynamite Roll. It was indeed 'small portion' just like my sis described for the price it costs. The taste was not bad. It's not fantastic but not bad. I find the rice on their rolls to be mostly sticky and a bit mushy, like it's all stuck together and not in individual bits. I suppose that's the Japanese style of making rolls that way? Anyways overall the food I ordered was OK only, and for the price I paid for it I wasn't impressed at all.

It wasn't until I ordered their box lunch the other day; I ordered their Box B ($10.50); When the food came I was thoroughly pleased by the arrangement and portion. It had an assortment of Tempura (2 prawn, 4 veggies), a half portion of Chicken Teriyaki (There was a choice of Chicken or Beef, I chose Chicken.) and a bowl of rice, 3 pieces of California Roll and a salmon and tuna nigiri, a regular veggie salad, potato salad, a piece of orange and a bowl of Miso soup. Isn't that plenty? I enjoyed every single dish in this Box! Well besides the California Rolls cause I still think it's average compared to some I've tried. The chicken was tender and browned beautifully by the cooking and the Tempura was crispy yet not greasy at all. The salads were also refreshing, and the orange was so sweet and delicious that I think they must have spent a lot of effort eye picking it! I was pretty full by the time I finished the whole thing and I was totally satisfied. I think this is probably their best valued item on the menu, and it was indeed good value. If you ever come here definitely try out the box.

This small restaurant is run by actual Japanese people, unlike most others which are run by Korean or Chinese. And I think it is family operated given the small amount of staff they have and the fact that they all speak Japanese. The lack of staff means their service may not be too great. The last time I went there was only the chef standing at the counter greeting guests and taking orders. Even though there wasn't too many people he was so occupied that he even forgot to take one table's order, the guests had to walk up to him to give him their orders. I personally don't really mind the service quality though. As long as the food is good, that's good enough for me. :)

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Kiku Sushi4986 Kingsway, Burnaby
These guys make good sushi, period.
Submitted Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - 7:21pm [Dine in]

I fear that I'm going to become their frequent customer. For a man who doesn't eat out much, Kiku's sushi are something to behold. I have only been there twice and I am already deep in love with their rolls, especially the House Roll. If you ever go there definitely order one. You will find it's packed with contents. Their rolls don't have too much rice, which is good because you can fully enjoy the sensation of the contents inside. I have been to many restaurants who either put too much rice in their rolls, or too much 'cheap' food inside. The rice is not sticky, so you can pick it up with your hands without worrying having to wipe it every time. I wouldn't say their portions are huge, as I have seen bigger. But their sushi excels in quality and taste. The fish is always fresh, the fried food is crispy yet not greasy. And they serve their dish pretty fast too. Although their customer service may not be too attentive. The first time I went there the waitress never came to refill my tea. But nothing beats delicious food, right?

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