At Fujiya, their cooler is always packed with freshly made sushi and bento boxes for food on the run.
Cheap. The price is cheap- probably why the food is cheap and the staff cheaper. You get ONE soy sauce and a drop of wasabi and that's it. You want more you pay. It's premade packaged sushi that is made at their Vancouver store. I was actually shocked when I read the list of ingredients over 25 plus in one sushi roll and over half of them were unpronounceable chemicals. I like fish and rice period. I kinda felt sick after I read the list and spent the afternoon sucking back water in was so thirsty. You pay too high a price for the cheap cost.
Food: we ordered various rolls to be picked up the next day and they turned out alright. It's a lot of rice packed in and not enough of the other ingredients. Definitely have had better sushi elsewhere but it is a little cheaper here so there's always that trade-off. I guess since we were taking it out, it had been sitting in a fridge or cooler for a bit so some of the rice was hard but after leaving it out for a few hours, it seemed to soften and was little better to eat afterwards.
Service: I ordered 24 hours in advance like the brochure said but the lady on the phone (who was quite friendly) didn't know if they could deliver it on time so she went and asked her boss who said it would get to the Richmond location on time (I didn't know they only made food at the Clark location). After that, I went to work and after I got off, there were 3 msgs on my phone, ea conflicting one another saying that the rolls wouldn't arrive, and they would arrive and another about disregarding the previous call. I honestly didn't know after if what we ordered would arrive but they did so I didn't have any qualms but they should really set things straight before deciding whether to take my order or not.
Ambiance: It's just a store - not a restaurant. You take out refrigerated foods and that's all that you can do.
They offer take out sushi that is reasonably priced. The earlier you go the fresher the sushi tends to be. Items tend to sell out quickly as well as the lunch crowd buys up all the items. Very reasonably priced take out sushi and great for a quick meal.
They also have a Japanese grocery shop in store selling unique Japanese items that can be a treat.
all the sushi is 50%off or something after 6pm, too bad theyre all gone by the time i got there, 3 TIMES! i like traditional japanese made stuff, from sushi to instant noodles. service is great, the cashiers smile, greet us, say good bye, just like traditional service you get in japan. Since most of their stuff is from japan, its a bit expensive, i bought 1 instant bowl noodles for $4, but it was very good.
Make sure you get there by noon as there is usually a deluge of folks coming here for takeout. The longer you wait the harder the rice gets on the sushi. Pretty decently priced and something that can definitely fill you up for $5. Free tea if you eat in, mind you you have to sit on a stool. With most takeout places serving high fat, high sodium garbage, sushi is a somewhat healthy lunch alternative...now if they could only use wild rice.