I've lived in this neighbourhood for some time but never really thought twice about this restraunt, as I usually go to the drive or davie street for sushi. However, recently I have been noticing that Tentatsu is quite busy all the time, so I thought something good must be going on here ( and we could really use a decent resonablly healthy restraunt in the neighbourhood!)
Tentatsu is not as cheap as commercial drive sushi, HOWEVER, the portions of sushi and sashimi are HUGE. The sushi arrives on really long plates and it is colourful, fun and inviting to eat. This restraunt has a large menu with a few things on it that make it slightly more interesting than your run of the mill sushi restraunt.
I tried the gomae which was a good sized potion, it was slightly more "saucy" then the usual but still enjoyable. The Tuna Tataki was really good with what i think was bonito flakes on it and a nice tasting dipping sauce. The California roll was decent and was a huge portion;. I look forward to trying the blackened cod, baked oysters and what looked like buckweat soba noodles.
As for ambiance, I had a cute friendly waitress with sparky glasses who was attentive and efficient. The restraunt is not huge and its private booths are a bit awkard (but are fun when your with friends). I was seated at a tabe next to another lone diner, as there were not any other availble tables. However, she was just as excited as I was about the colouful oversized sushi and was taking a photo of the colourful display !
Large portioned sushi is not for everyone (as it tends not to be as refined as the more delicately prepared), but this restraunt is fun and it is a great addition to the neightbourhood.I look forward to trying some of the more diverse items on the menu!