Sakura Sushi serves authentic sushi prepared by a Japanese chef.
Drawn into the depths of Richmond by positive reviews on another site I was Happy I had consulted google maps first-the location is somewhat obscure.
And as mentioned the place is a literal hole-in-the-wall (w/decor to match) that seats a dozen people at most.
But the food is terrific, fresh, delicious just what I long for in a Japanese restaurant-this place is 100% Japanese run and it shows.
Good to see how area residents and people who work in the area support this business-it bodes well for the future.
When going into a hidden gem, hole-in-the-wall type operation like Sakura Sushi, it's not really fair to judge them on ambiance, but rather the quality of food. The place itself is quite small and cramped, but Ive been going here several times now, mostly dining alone for a quick lunch and have always receieved polite and courteous service.
I like that their menu has some Japanese words on it and all their staff including the chef is actually Japanese! They offer you to take a seat after you place your order at the front cash register, then immediately give you tea and free miso soup with your meal. The sushi is pretty fresh, I love saba and I like to think you can usually gage the quality of ingrediants buy ordering the saba (mackeral) - the one at Sakura Sushi is melt-in-your mouth buttery and the "fishier" taste found in mackeral isn't very evident or overpowering here at all. They have some pretty good lunch special combos as well though I prefer to order just nigiri or rolls.
Parking can be a bit of a problem in this lot...good luck finding one!
This has got to be some of the freshest sushi ive tasted made by japanese people. Though the restaurant itself was a bit tiny and cramped, I was surprised by the cleanliness and the quick service they provided. Everything was simple and authentic. The price was reasonable and generous since they also offer stamps that lead to a free sushi or roll. Thumbs up! and MORE REVIEWS PPL!!!!!
With so many sushi place in Vancouver, this one still rocks. It's one of the best sushi place I've ever had.
Fishes are good. Service is good. Japanese cook and waitress.
Bite size sushi.
We had squid nigiri and hakki nigiri; california roll, chopped scallop roll and unagi roll, miso soup and salmon sashimi. The salmon sashimi is a dark red which is a good sign. miso soup is cheap only 75c, rolls are all good except the rice is a little stiff. I heard they say they are running out of sushi rice maybe they use the only thing left for us so that's stiff? No idea. I'll see about that next time I visit. and Yes, I'll definitely go there again some time soon
Do you want really FRESH, TASTY sushi? Do you want hand-formed nigiri mastered by Japanese sushi-chef Are you sick-n-tired of all the Chapanese AYCE places that serve volume VS quality?
GO no further than this lil' joint. It is on the back side of the strip mall right close to the Canada line terminus station. While certainly not fancy - they serve some of the best sushi in town (IMHO) and the prices are very reasonable.
Give this place a try - you'll be back (many times) Notable faves: Panko Dynamite roll, Yam tempura roll, BC roll, Salmon & Toro nigiri and soft shell crab.
Stumbled upon this place about a year ago whilst shopping @ Staples (old London Drugs at # Rd & Williams). Peered thru the window and noticed no one else but hey - I was hungry and this was convenient.
Ordered some salmon, tuna nigiri, dynamite roll and a miso soup. When food arrived - i could NOT be more delighted. Everything tasted fresh and delicious. I ordered several more nigiri pieces (I was hungry). Brought my wife the following week and she too was amazed. We have been loyal customers since and recommend this to everyone.
I have dined at many fine sushi bars including Tojos and even Sen Sei in Maui (one of top 5 sushi restaurants in the world). While this lil' place canNOT match their exotic selections and plate detailing - I truly am impressed with their freshness and taste.
Sakura is definately at the top of my list. Not only do we get great, personal service but the quality of food is fantastic. Since I am trying to change my diet to vegies only, their selection is more than enough. I particularly enjoy their Kanpyoh (sp?), oshinko, asapragus roll. I cant forget their wakame salad. Normally, I would never even look at these rolls, but I have grown to LOVE them!
Value: Fab Price for quality of food!
Location is perfect if you take the Canada Line!
Thought we'd try it out because of the good ratings. I know sushi shouldn't be enormous chunks of rice and fish, but we were disappointed at the very small slices of toro sashimi which were 8 pieces for $10.95. I understand why the miso soup was $0.50 per bowl...it was flavourless, had to add soy sauce, which I've never had to do. The sushi was okay but not something we'd want to go back there for.
The sushi at Sakura always tastes great and the prices cannot be beat. Their menu prices are lower than most sushi places, but it is actually even lower than you think because GST is already included.
The service is always awesome and the owners are very friendly. I've noticed that the roll portions seem to be a better value than the sashimi portions, so keep that in mind when ordering.
The place closes at 7pm which is a bit early, but perfectly understandable considering the owner/chef is there whenever the shop is open. Also, I'd have to agree about the miso soup being not too flavourful (it's still pleasant though!).
Sushi standouts include: salmon roll (wild!) and unagi avocado roll.
Really, no doubt about it: best tasting sushi in Richmond for the best value.
Only ordered here once so far. My brother just moved a couple blocks away so I picked some sushi up for us on my way to help him unpack.
I ordered the Yam Tempura roll, and Sakura roll. The sakura roll is good - it has all kinds of good stuff in it. The Yam roll really impressed me though - they don't just stuff the roll with yam tempura - the yam tempura is on top and the inside of the roll is filled with something else - avocados and cucumber - I think. It was delicious.
My brother got the roll combo - I think it has a spicy tuna roll, dynamite roll and salmon roll. They were all pretty standard, but good.
Prices are not super cheap but certainly not expensive. I'm pretty cheap when it comes to sushi (there is so much good sushi in and around Vancouver) - and I feel this is great value.
I can't wait to try more from here.
Service was also great. Cheerful hostess and friendly vibe.