A family-run sushi bar with limited cooked items but mostly serving fresh raw seafood. Sushi Chef Haruo Kojima and wife Mitsuyo Kojima runs this tiny establishment. Located on the Cambie Road side of Pacific Plaza. Plenty of parking available in the plaza parkade. Open for dinner nightly except for Mondays.
Everything is really good about this restaurant. The quality of food is amazing. It is fresh and tasty. You can see that this couple put a lot of passion into the business. However I don't understand why they don't hire one more person for 6-9pm. It is only 3 hours of business hours and how much would it cost for a long run. I used to go there at least 2 times a week and almost every week last winter. At one point me and my husband could not take it anymore. The last visit last year was half an hour waiting time for our bill to come.
Recently we went there again. AGAIN the food is amazing as usual. I don't think anyone go there will question about the quality of food. But seriously if the waiting time of checking out is not that long or there is another persion to help out with serving the food or refill the tea. This restaurant can do a lot better. IT is such a waste to not push this restarant to the next level.
For sushi/sashimi lovers, Sushi Hachi is one of the best in town. Everything is so fresh and melts in your mouth. Prices are very reasonable, too. There aren't many tables so reservations are a must, and sometimes when I phone to make a reservation even a day or two in advance, they are already booked.
The chef and waitress (husband and wife) are both very friendly and humble people. There is only one server, so service isn't always fast, but I've never had to wait too long.
I have often inquired and ordered items not on the menu with success. Other than sushi/sashimi they have Oden (very good) but that's about it.
I would guess I've gone 15 times and never had a bad experience. Will definitely return.
Hachi is our local sushi restaurant and is part of our Friday night tradition. We often take the food home rather than eating in the spartan restaurant but the food is consistently good. The wife does the service and we have noticed many blond pretty girls from what we guess is Vancouver etc hearing. The chef does a great job in preparing the food and supplements the menu with some special dishes now and again. He is crafty. The spartan environment doesn't come cheap though so be ready.
Run by a japanese family, these people serve the freshest sushi in town! Although service sometimes is a bit slow, the food they serve definitely makes up for it. They have all the regular fish you would find at typical japanese restaurants (salmon, tuna, scallop) but on top of that, they also have lots of special fish you usually don't find (shimaaji, kanpachi, blue fin toro, madai to name a few).
If you're looking for hot food, this would not be the place for you but if your looking for quality sushi and is willing to spend a little bit extra for it, then sushi hachi would be my best recommendation!
I advise you guys to make reservation as the restaurant is quite small and always full. Also, they close on Sundays and Mondays
I came here upon recommendations that I would have the best sashimi ever with a side warning that it will probably be the most expensive as well. Both turned out to be true.
The place is run by a Japanese couple who were very friendly and nice. They helped me with the menu and the different types of sashimi. The portions were a bit small but I suppose this is expected in gourmet sushi, it really was the most delicious and freshest sashimi I've ever tasted.
At the end of the night the bill came down to $125 for two people. So perhaps just the occasional visit will satisfy my palette and wallet. Definitely worth visiting at least once.
i am a heavy sushi eater and all my friends know that I cannot get enough sushi. I was honestly blown away by the sushi I had at Hachi Sushi. The best uni and amaebi (raw prawn) hat I have ever tasted and at reasonable prices.
An order of uni sashimi straight from the shell was $18, compared to ~$24 at most restaurants.
There aren't that many cooked dish at Hatchi Sushi; it is a place for sashimi/sushi lover.
The only drawback of the place is the one person wait staff. There is only one waitress for the small restaurant and she gets really busy. So it might take a while to have your tea refilled.
But all in all, excellent dining experience. I intend to become a regular.
(I have accidentally posted this review under the Hachi restaurant in Vancouver. I meant to comment on the Richmond restaurant)
This small restaurant is hidden and only has about 6 or 7 tables and a bar so reservations are definately recommended!
Food: Food was amazingly fresh. It was some of the best sushi I've ever had. They have some fish from japan, i tried one, shimaaji, and it had a different texture that I never tasted! I'll definately try more next time I come.
Service: It was okay but nothing to complain about since it's only one waitress( the wife) and sometimes if shes really busy the sushi chef ( the husband) will bring your food to you. Just don't expect really fast service if its busy.
Value: I was starving and was pretty full and satisfied for 25 dollars. I had 2 rolls and some sushi. So overall, for this quality of food I am happy with the price. Better than spending it on AYCE.
Ambiance: Its small but not cramped.
This place should be tried by all at least once! I will definately come back here and have already recommended it to friends and family.
Yum, one of my favorite Japanese places in Richmond!
The interior is nice and clean, a very nice place to eat - the only thing about it is that there isn't a lot of seating - I think for maybe 30 people maximum, so there might be a slight wait. Also, the service can be a bit slow at times, but the attentivness more than makes up for it. They do close at 9 though, so make sure you get in before then. Once we had a larger party with 8 people and we stayed half an hour after closing, and they didn't hurry us at all.
They serve authentic and fresh sushi, and they have some special types of fish that they get flown in from Japan. The price of the sushi is fairly priced, and usually a meal for two doesn't exeed $50 (no alcohol). Everything there is very tasty and it's great getting to trying some sushi that I don't normally see in Vancouver.
Sushi Hachi produces consistently delicious and fresh sashimi.
The hot dishes are also unique and tasty.
I have been a patron, with my wife, of this restaurant for approximately 12 to 15 times.
Out of those times, 80% of them had great dishes.
The other 20% were still okay, but the other 80% was fantastic.
I would say that a restaurant that gives out quality food 80% of the time is being consistent.
The restuarant itself is small, so you must ALWAYS reserve in advance. You have been warned.
I highly recommend the restaurant.
They got fish imported from Japan which you won't be able to get from most of the sushi places in lower mainland. And they are very fresh. I was so happy that I could had really fresh aji and otoro. I've got nothing to complain on the food. It's similar to the sushi you will have in Japan.
Although they are busy, the waitress was still very friendly. But like what other people say, don't expect fast service.
It will be a place I want to return.
Many people said that is a good sushi place. So, I went there to try it. I make a reservation for 6 people like a week ahead, when I arrived the waitress asked me can we finish the meal in 1 1/2 hours....I don't think party for six can finish in 2 hours. Ok, fine....we try the best. BUT....no one to take our order for 15 min!!! When the sushi come, my friends come from other country, they want to take some pic. The waitress ask me don't put in on the internet in rudely attitude. The food is ok but I think in Vancouver have something better!!
there are a few sushi spots in our neighborhood, but sushi hachi keeps us coming back. food is always good, comes quickly, and prices are quite low for this neighborhood. they have an excellent special box combo deal at dinner for $12.99. i especially like the tempura udon soup - a great value at $6.
Well, i left one review before but probably too long and got banned.
anyway, let me summarize my experience:
1) Overall - my friends and I return there at least once a week b/c of their food quality is good, and the price is not that expensive.
2) Nagiri Sushi - Fresh and tasty. Must try: Ikura (salmon roe) - taste sweet and not fishy. OToro - torched one, a must try. Their Otoro is only 1/3 of the price of others but quality is also A grade. Hirame - a fish from Jap, taste something between Toro and Hamachi.
3) Soup - their miso soup is different from others. There is fish inside. But, must order when you just get a seat!
4) BBQ - not many choices. but I like the BBQ sea snail.
5) Sushi Roll - must try the unagi and real crab one. Tasty!
6) Appetizer - Akimon - fish liver. Very tasty and good with Sake!
7) Service - Good. Even with only husband and wife running the sushi bar, they provide a warmth feeling to customers.
8) Must reserve!! The shop is small. but, I recommend to eat in. :)
Went here last night at the behest of my girl who wanted to try this 'sushi place' because she likes all sorts of oriental foods. I had my doubts but didn't argue because we finally had arranged to spend a night together after so long. I was also hoping they take us in, feed us and get us out of there as fast possible. You know what happened next right?
First, the food, for so little you pay so much. Frozen fish that is served raw with a side of ginger and some radish and how much?? My god.
Second, the waitress was alone on shift and took sooo long. After taking our order which my girlfriend picked salmon cuts and white fish cuts and some other stuff took so long to arrive. The tea was cold by then too.
They have not attempted much to decorate or spruce the place and it was still packed with people from Richmond. Of course, you can tell where everyone is from and as I said it was too expensive for the amount of food.
This was a small family Japanese restaurant. Three of us ordered a lot of regular and special sushi to try. I 'm a sushi lover that their fishes were really fresh espeically saba. The price was not that cheap and the portion was quiet small. The waitress was pretty nice. The bill for three of us were $ 86 (not including Tips). If you only eat sushi once a month, this is the restaurant that I recommond to you. Therefore, I will rate this restaurant in above standard.
I had my birthday dinner there. and was really excited as friends' referral and all the reviews on internet. However when we got there, we ordered few pieces sushi. and rolls. which includes a toro sushi. it was not on the plate.so I just waited and thought ti will be coming later. After few dishes, i asked the waitress how come my toro piece didn't serve? she went to check with chef, and told me that the chef made it and it was served. okay, I am the only one eat the sushi, and toro is my favorite. How can I not remember it? And what on the earth I will lie for just 1 piece of sushi? Anyway , i turned to chef(it is a very small place), and said to him i never had it and other ppl can prove it. long story short, after a few argument, i gave up. And he brough one piece of sushi to me, and said, i will GIVE it to you this time but I made the sushi to you for sure in front of EVERYONE. i didnt take it and asked him to take it back.
Okay, the food is freash but very small portion. Maybe the restaurant is very popular. But it doesn't mean you can accuse your guest is a liar in front of everyone for 1 piece of fish!!! Especailly I never ate it. We were in and out of that restaurant in 30 mins. and didn't want to ask for more food. We paid $85 for 4 ppl and we have to head out to eat noodle afterwards. Go figure!!!
After years of being encouraged by friends to try sushi I gave in (reluctantly) and we went to a place they said has the very best kind, is the best, authentic, fresh, the way it was supposed to be and so forth.
At first sight, this restaurant seemed like a good bet. It was completely booked and seemed clean. We were greeted hastily and shown to our table. I got nervous thinking I am about to eat raw fish but was assured that after 23 years it is time I at least tried it. The fish was OK, sometimes chewy, sometimes rubbery, sometimes easy to swallow. We had lots of sauce to kill off any taste as is appropriate. Unfortunately there wasn't much food and I didn't want much more of the same. The service was very slow and the only waitress was running around busy with something. I don't know what. This restaurant is not for you if you want to enjoy and relax. Everything seemed like a hassle for the waitress. I have to say I never expected great service from a Oriental restaurant but at least try to be prompt that is give good service. The shocking aspect though was the price. The food is priced as if this is a fine dining restaurant but given the service and lack of options and the decorations it is anything but. I will not be returning.
The sashimi here is the freshest you will ever have, and they also have some more rare types of fish you won't find at most Japanese restaurants if you want to pay for it. Don't come here for more contemporary Japanese food like teriyaki or cream cheese rolls or anything like that. That said, the rice they use is amazing and is by far higher quality than almost any other Japanese place. Seriously, if you want sushi, just come here to try the rice they use.