Village Sushi Bar is a traditional and authentic Japanese restaurant that serves the Steveston community. Menu includes a variety of roll sushi, vegetable rolls, nigiri sushi, sashimi, appetizers, chirashi, donburi, udon and excellently priced combination and party trays.
My friend took me to this neighborhood sushi joint.
Food: Sashimi is very fresh. Even though the menu is small but sashimi is very good quality. Some of my favorite sushi joints have gone downhill and use low quality fish (like frozen surf clam or whatever). So it's time to move on and I am really glad I found this little place serving good sushi.
Service: Very friendly husband and wife team.
Value: I think the price is reasonable for the good quality fish.
Ambiance: The place is small but clean and well heated. There's only few tables but the good thing is the tables are not too close to each other. It's small but not cramped because they don't try to fit in loads of tables in the room. I like that! You can still have your space and some privacy. That's very important to me because I hate to dine in a cramped place while dining out. Anyway, it's still comfortable to dine in here regardless it's small.
I would treat this restaurant more like a take out place during winter because it is on a quiet street and it's dark outside. When weather gets better and you get more day light around 6pm and human activity on the street (people taking a walk or biking), I wouldn't mind sitting in.
If you are in the neighborhood, it's definitely a good buy. It's better than those lame over priced restaurants (tourist traps) in Steveston. Steveston is full of tourist traps but this sushi bar definitely serves decent food.
This place is by far the best sushi place in Steveston and Richmond for that matter. I've been here several times because it's in my neighbourhood, and I've never been disappointed. The fish is as fresh as it comes. The owners, a husband and wife team, are always so gracious for the business. The quality, freshness, value exceeds all the Japanese restaurants ( Yokahamo, Ichiro, and Le Nakamura, and Sushi Ten) in Steveston. I wish this restaurant continued success!!!
When you drive pass, there is a big SUSHI sign on the wall. I wonder if this is "Village Sushi". Ohh yes, it is. Ok, let's give it a try since the previous reviwer gave it a good rep.
A small sushi shop with a few tables. Japanes husband and wife business like sushi place. We ordered a few different dinner special - Sushi Special (varieties of Califonia roll, sushi), Misho Ramen, Katsu Don. The Califonia roll is fresh and tasty, especially the chef special mango califonia roll, very unique and special. The miso ramen is just nice, noodle is cooked to the right level, the miso soup is tasty however I find it a bit salty. The Katso Don is very nice and authentic, rice is cooked to the right level and it taste really good. Service is good, we had different bowl for sharing different dishes. Tea is nice and they are authentic green tea. The ambieance is okay but perhaps can be better. Looking at the shelves in the kitchen, you can tell the chef is using the japanes products to prepare the sushi.
Overall, we are happy with it. The price is right, not too cheap and not very expensive. We will not hesitate to go back again.
I would recommend this place if you want a quick feed with some good quality tasty sushi. Other dishes are available on the menu as well. Thumbs Up.
A fantastic place for unique and affordable sushi! I love how the restaurant is family run and service is fast and the food is excellent. The dinner special is an amazing deal and there are such unique rolls and since they're so affordable so you can try lots of them! My friends and I were able to sample many rolls and were delighted to find such a gem of a restaurant within Richmond! It can be tricky to find since you have to pass the orchards and the restaurant is housed within a business complex but you just need to keep your eyes open.
As much as I’d like, I just can’t bring myself to give this tiny mom and pop sushi bar an exceptional review. Not that there’s anything wrong with it, because it’s a perfectly fine little place, but neither did I find anything upon initial visit which really stood out. Maybe a second, more in-depth visit will change that opinion, but for now ... A little surprising, considering the rave reviews it’s received thus far.
Certainly, the sushi was good enough. The girlfriend and I shared a platter of tuna toro and salmon, done nigiri style, as well as an order each of BC and salmon rolls. Nothing too complicated, and common enough to be easily measured against competing sushi places. When it came, we found the food to be freshly assembled and nicely portioned, with good hunks of fresh fish and well prepared sushi rice. Good, but not mind-blowing. About the best thing I have to say about the sushi is that the salmon in the BC rolls was actually quite meaty, not just exclusively salmon skin, and was still warm.
Any rating for ambiance would almost be a waste of time, as the room is so tiny you can’t really describe it as anything other than ‘quaint’ and ‘clean’. Eating on the small outdoor patio, weather permitting, would probably be a better idea. And as for service, considering it's unlikely there's ever much more staff on hand than the husband and wife (I’m guessing they’re husband and wife) duo, it's inviting and friendly.
Comparatively, I’d rate Village Sushi as being one of the better Japanese places in Richmond. Definitely better than Le Nakamura (overpriced with undersized sushi and disinterested staff). Worlds better than Shota. And comparable in quality to Ichiro (although with a significantly smaller menu offering). Value-wise, Village Sushi wins over all three.
Honestly, I doubt I'd seek out Village Sushi if I wasn't in the West Richmond/Steveston area, or wanted a wider variety of items on the menu. But if I was in the vicinity and wanted to get a quick sushi fix, I wouldn’t think twice either. Village Sushi’s a decent little neighbourhood sushi bar.
Tucked away along No.2 Rd in South Steveston, the Village Sushi restaurant is truly a hidden gem. Run by a young Japanese couple, this is some of the best (and freshest!) sushi I have eaten in Richmond or Vancouver. The prices are fantastic, the food is made with love and the menu is not so overwhelming that you can't make up your mind. An absolute must-try if you are in the area.
Been to this place 2 times and both times, my sushi was very very fresh!
I sat at the window bar style seating, looking out. From there you can see the fishing boats sails or crows nest or whatever you call that thing.
The price here was just amazing, when I go to a sushi place I need to spend a good amount of money go feel full. But I only spent $20 including tip and tax, and got myself a udon, 4 nigiri, and 2 type of rolls. Thats alot for $20 if you ask me!!
The Tuna nigiri was just outstanding! the fish is so fresh and soft you can take your fish and rub it on top of your mouth with your tongue and it'll melt!
When I went back the second time, it was a little bit busy, and it is family owned I believe, and the husband makes the sushi, and the wife is the waitress. So when it is busy, it is harder to get better service. Yet, if you just ask the lady for something, she'll bring it to you right away!
and She is SO NICE AND AWESOME!
My friend and I went to this little sushi restaurant last week after a long day of work. I heard of this restaurant from some friends who went there before and was quite happy about the food. We ordered the sashimi salad, mango california rolls, and other various nigri sushi. To my amazement you can actually tell the difference between the fish they use and the fish other generic all you can eat sushi places. The salmon had a strong salmon flavour that is rare in affordable sushi restaurants. The tuna was also excellent it a creamy texture and was full of flavour. I also enjoyed they way they put a twist a the california roll. The mango really added a lot of tangyness; combined with the richness of the crab really changed the whole flavour. Overall I would definitely go back to try their other offerings.