Regular Japanese fare of sashimi and sushi in a mall setting.
I have eaten here several times with different groups of people over the last few years. Every time, the food was incredible. Even if you order something "ordinary" like California roll, it tastes better here than at other Japanese restaurants. One of the reasons, perhaps the primary one, is that the food is very fresh. They have a board by the bar counter with daily specials written on it. These are must tries. I have never been disappointed with any one dish from that board, and the these specials are usually very creative, both in cooking and in presentation. The price is not cheap, but well worth the money. The latest time I went there, the (I suppose) husband and wife team handled everything in the whole restaurant, with no other help, which initially concerned me a bit. The service suffered somewhat because she was so overburdened trying to juggle so many things among the different tables, but he was incredible. He was constantly dashing between the sushi bar and the inside kitchen, in charge of both cooking the hot food and preparing the sushi and sashimi, yet every dish came out perfect and delicious.
If you don't mind the slightly cramped space and the slightly slow service, just tasting the food is worth a trip to this restaurant.
Wanted to go to regular sushi restaurant but was too late in making reservations so fiance and I went here instead. Had heard about the place from a foodie friend of sisters.
From the outside you don't expect much. From a glance at the menu you also do not expect much.
Sashimi is quite good and fish is fresh. Restaurant is run and staffed by Japanese. Two sushi chefs. We ordered a sashimi plate, all of which was very tasty. Agedashi tofu very good. Tuna sashimi was just done right as was the gomaee.
Unfortunately though, the sushi was most disappointing. Rice was sticky and as a result the sushi was pasty.
Would we go again. Probably would do so as the sashimi was good. Service was fine and staff were attentive although we did have to ask for tea a few times.
I KNOW THE CHEF! i worked across from him for 3 years. food is great, no frozen or warm sashimi. everything is fresh and you can taste it. my favourite dishes are uni and unagi sushi, and chopped scallop rolls and they make the best ones ever. the only problem i have with this place is the size of the restaurant, so tiny, fits maybe 25 people, wish they expanded.
This little place is close to home so we go often and love it. The fish is extremely fresh and tasty, all of their sushi is delicious. The service is quick and take out always great. On special occassions we treat ourselves to the more expensive sushi and sashimi, it is the best I have had aywhere in the Lower Mainland. The dynamite and futomaki rolls are favorites. Closed Sundays which is a drag.
Recommended by a friend. The place was small but clean. Friendly Japanese staff. Sushi was tasty (I prefer sticky rice), sashimi was of good quality, tempura was delicious! but I didn't like bento box with grilled mackerel. It was too salty and did not tastes fresh.
I would go back again.
This place is probably my favourite casual Japanese restaurant. It is not a place to go when you are looking for a romantic or high end atmosphere. It is just a little place tucked away amongst a shopping square. It is perfect for a quick lunch or a laid back weeknight dinner. They do offer omakase although it is not mentioned on the small menu.
The food is always exceptional for the price that you pay. The sashimi is sooo awesome and fresh! They also offer rarities like tsubugai. My personal favourite is just their simple lunchtime sashimi bento for lunch. Try it out!
Ordered a couple of bento boxes at 9pm - apparently, last round is around the same time - so if you go, GO EARLIER... it's not all you can eat, but it's quality. Tuna and Snapper were top notch, rice was of decent quality. Service was decent. It's in a strip mall, so it's most people will miss it. But quality of fish was much better than most sushi places. Limited selection, but I'm going for quality, so I will go again.
I love this place. Sushi is always fresh and the spicy tuna sashimi is to die for. Best I’ve ever had! They were kind enough to make my husband a plate of chicken teriyaki which is not on the menu (the chicken is only available as part of a bento box). The restaurant is actually run by Japanese which is rare in Richmond! A warning though - the restaurant is tiny so it’s best to call ahead to avoid disappointment.
I have really enjoyed my lunch time visits to this spot. The food is always excellent and the service is good.
However, it is a small place so seating is limited. But for me what compounds the problem is they close lunch time off at 2pm. So your window to get in is short.
I love this place and come here all the time.
The definately have some of the best japanese food in Richmond.
With Japanese owners, the food is truly authentic and everything tastes fresh all the time.
The ambiance isn't great, but the food really makes up for it.
This place is small, so if you decide to check it out, make sure to make a reservation as space is limited.
One of the best sushi restaurants in Richmond. If you're looking for good quality, authentic Japanese food, look no further. The spicy tuna sashimi just melts in your month! It's also topped with crunchy roe and the combination of textures is sublime! The sushi is always the perfect temperature and rolled with care. The restaurant is relatively new so it's pretty clean and tidy inside. But it's really tiny so make reservations when you can. I come fairly often and will continue to do so!
My husband and I dined here last night just before six. It wasn't busy, but there were only two tables that didn't have reserved signs. We ordered the chicken teriaki box, spicy tuna roll, dynamite roll, and salmon nigiri. My husband said the box was good and I found my rolls and sushi very fresh. The dynamite roll was particularly good. It came out hot and the shrimp tempura was battered just right. The portions are on the smaller side and this restaurant definitely sacrifices quantity for quality. The bill came to just under $20 excluding tax and tip and we had just the right amount of food to share between us. The service is a little disorganized and slow, but overall, we really enjoyed our meal and would definitely go back.
I eat sushi a couple of times a week. This place is consistently great. I highly recommend it for lunch.
Chopped Scallop sushi, Tuna Sashimi and the spicy tuna bowl would be some of my favorites.
The room is too small, but that is just the way it is.
Not a place to bring a group. No room. 2 or 4 people will work however.