Submitted Friday, February 15, 2008 - 6:12pm [Dine in]
Innovative rolls that change seasonally and friendly staff make this one of my favorite inexpensive sushi restaraunts. Service is usually exceptional when compared with typical Japanese restaurants. The fish is consistently fresh -I have only had one bad experience in the maybe 50-60 times I have dined there.
Definitely recommend the Rainbow roll and the Chirashi as a favorite (with wild salmon subbed in), the agadshi tofu is some of the best I have had and the beef donburi is fantastic and guaranteed to fill you up.
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Submitted Friday, February 15, 2008 - 6:04pm [Dine in]
Service is definelty better then you would expect from a typical sushi restaraunt --curt and efficeint as usual. The sushi is quite good though --actually the best that I found when Ilived in the area. The fish in the Chirasi always has fresh and its no problem to have sockey salmon subbed in for the usual farmed salmon.
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Submitted Friday, February 15, 2008 - 5:56pm [Dine in]
ordered the sushi for take out. They had to wake the chef up --he was sleeping on a table in the restaurant. he got up and without washing his hand began making the sushi.Anyways while I was in the restaurant waiting for my sushi to be made i started looking around and saw to my horror what looked like a liberal scattering of mouse poo all over the floor under the sushi bar - I talked myself out of it rationalizing that it was likely just rice that had fallen on the floor and got dusty.
I ate the sushi -which was pretty good for quick cheap take out. Later when I got home and out of paranoia I check the Vancouver Coastal Health web site which confirmed my worst fears.
This was last summer. If the sanitation of the staff and the restaraunt was improveed I would definelty go back, but as it stands I don't think I will be returning.
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Submitted Friday, February 15, 2008 - 5:44pm [Dine in]
I have been to the five point twice now. The first time was for beers and appetizers with a few friends. I had the fry plate and the tuna appy, both of which were okay (how can you mess up fries though). Aside from this the dining room had a pretty good ambiance.
what I experienced this time was the worst meal I have ever paid for.
The descriptions of the food on the menu were terrific and I was starving. A good lesson to restaurants --there is no point in romancing something that is just mediocre -your only going to disappoint people. The first dish up was the what can only be described as a defrosted filo pastry wrapped around Velveta cheese, likely ordered from Neptune. It was Complimented with a side salad the most wilted greens I had ever seen passed off as a salad --that is until the mains came. My date had the beet salad --which barely contained any beets and had the samehorribly wilted greens. Honestly they were wrinkly and starting to turn black. For my main I chose the Red Thai Currie --I found out at the end of the meal I had been given the Chicken Teva some how. Anyways probably the grossest thing I have ever eaten. The chicken in the dish was old tasting and was unbelievably chewy/tough and loaded with cartilage. I can only describe it as tasting like what you would expect to come from a package labeled "mechanically separated chicken pieces." This is the only time that I have ever been to a restaurant and not eaten the food because it was just flat out disgusting.
What really made the experience though, was that the waitress seemed apathetic about the quality of the food. When she approached us for a quality check we were pretty clear --with out being outwardly offensive, that the food was bad. this could have saved the whole meal, instead she chose to awkwardly avoid us for the rest of the evening, only when we had both put our jackets on did she approach us with the bill.
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