Submitted Sunday, September 9, 2012 - 1:23pm [Dine in]
Don't be put off by the relatively modest exterior on the north side of the West-Pender pizza/sushi strip. This is one of our favourite lunch-time Japanese restaurants in downtown Vancouver, with fresh, high-quality, professionally prepared, excellent value sushi, udon noodle bowls and bento boxes. The Japanese owner clearly knows his stuff, and runs a clean, tight ship with evident pride. The menu varies with the seasons, with fresh hamachi (yellowtail tuna), uni (sea urchin), ikura (salmon role) and spot prawn when available, cold-udon bowls in the summer, etc. Service is prompt and friendly, and points card are available for repeat customers. The restaurant also does good-value sushi platters for private parties.
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Submitted Sunday, September 9, 2012 - 12:55pm [Dine in]
We visited this restaurant in our neighbourhood on the strength of a recommendation of tasty, good value Taiwanese food. We were disappointed on virtually all counts. Decor was OK, and we were served relatively promptly. We ordered the soup dumplings and a fried tofu dish. The fried tofu was somewhat palatable. The soup dumplings were bland and lukewarm - and the third dumpling (I did not try more) produced a foot-long hair. After bringing this to the waitresses attention, and waiting about 10 minutes, we were offered a lukewarm apology and a 15% discount. Needless to say, we will not be back.
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