So I'll review this positively, the portions will shrink and the price will increase by 20%. I've avoided this place because I didn't expect it to be good. Someone else reviewed it positively so I gave it a shot. There was someone I spied with a huge bento lunch box so I got what they had. It was huge! Lots of slices of beef terriyaki, not cut into small strips but a good size with veggies underneath. 5 pieces of generous tempura. 5 pieces of sashimi, including 3 wild sockeye. A full size dynamite roll containing crab as well as the shrimp. Typical miso and a tiny bowl of rice. All of this was about $13. Very filling and I had leftovers. Everything was freshly prepared and tasted good. Now the bad, and why the ambiance has a low rating, is that while the tables were cleaned off, the floor needed a good sweep. I would return if I were in the area and hopefully this positive review will not lead them to cut corners and lower portion sizes.
I love this place hands down. The food is really good and I really like their french kiss roll and crispy roll. Their rolls are not as big as guildford sushi house (which I also think is pretty good) but it's REALLY yummy!I don't know how to explain it but i think it has to due with the combination and the sauce? The service is okay I think they don't really "bother" you lol Plus, their lunch boxes are under ten dollars, which i think is pretty cheap, compared to other places. I also like the fact that it's right beside bubble world so we can also go for bbt after our meal :D
Ok, so it doesnt look like much, and the only reason we went there, was the places I wanted to go wasnt open for another 3 hours.
So you walk in and the woman server sees you and if she knows you, she waves you in with a friendly greeting ( i know, as I saw her do it) but if she doesnt know you, she kinda bellows the number in your party in the form of a question, and waves you in the general direction of a table. We wanted to sit in the funky lil rooms they had there but it didnt seem like that as an option, so we sat where we were 'waved'/told to.
ordering was a bit of a challenge as the woman's accent and lack of English made it hard to understand what she was saying, AND made it hard when my spouse tried to tell her that she did not want the sweet potato tempura, the woman CLEARLY did not understand, as when it came, she actually had twice the serving of sweet potato- but did not get a white potato tempura like i did. Odd.
The main struggle I had was the waitress did seem like she was swamped, practically running away b4 I finished telling her my order, yet there were only 3 tables filled in the place . Also odd.
The food came quickly, was very hot, and pretty good. The cali rolls were stuffed with crab, and the teriyaki beef was hot and tasty- although the dressing was quite a lot more oily than I enjoy , but the taste was good. I did not care for the ebi nigiri sushi as it tasted funky- like the ginger they serve. If you like that, then perhaps its a good thing. I dont like the ginger.All in all the price was good- 28 bucks incl tax for 2 lunch box meals, tea, miso, and 4 nigiri. we were stuffed, and took a little home with us too.
Not a bad place for rolls, I would go for the cali rolls again for sure!
atmosphere is kitchy japan style, cushions on seats were as thick as kleenex, so be prepared to have a sore but if you like to linger. ( i dont)
take out would be great here too.
We dined at Maguro twice and twice it did not disappoint us. This restaurant has good food value and quiet ambiance. The menu is huge; they serve both Korean and sushi including bento boxes. Yes it is a bit more expensive than Guildford sushi (but cheaper than other sushi+korean in the neighbourhood) but the quality and quantity of food here are definitely most satisfying.
Now I understand why there are no reviews for this restaurant. There is really not much to say. Hubbie had no time in his day to drive out to Maguro's in Ladner where we usually go and love. I decided to have him do the ordering and I would try a few of his rolls if they looked decent. The negitoro roll was adequate although maybe a bit too creamy for my liking. The unagi roll at $4.95 should have more unagi in it. The caterpillar roll is described as unagi on the inside with avocado on top. We were disappointed that it was more of a california roll. It seems like most sushi restaurants are using california rolls as the base for most of their fancy rolls. We were given a roll on the house which was probably the best part. It was again a california roll with spicy tuna on top. Also ordered was our usual seaweed salad and that was quite good as well. Our son ordered the roll combo which was pretty standard and not tempting. The plus side is that the rolls are not full of rice. Oh well, still on the lookout for something better close to home although I won't be surprised if hubbie drags me there again when the sushi craving arises.
We checked out this place after frequenting Guildford Sushi a little too often.......and the best way to compare the two would be to say that if you're starving and poor, go to Guildford Sushi and if you're just hungry and you don't mind getting a little less bang for your buck, go to Maguro.
The rolls are quite small, but very good. It's actually kind of refreshing to not have to deal with giant rolls surrounded by tons of rice. The gomae was as good as you can expect gomae to be (this is something so many sushi places lack, and it's so EASY to make). The service was friendly, and the restaurant itself is nothing special, just your run of the mill sushi place.......
Not much to say other than it's a good little place to hit up if you want some sushi!
We are a big fan of Akasaka and decided to try this place through a friend's recommendation. Overall it isn't bad and better than some others we've tried in Surrey but for the price we paid for our dinner we would prefer to go to Akasaka. We ordered the Ebi Mayo, Tiger Roll, Spicy Roll, Sockeye Salmon Sashimi, and one other roll with scallop. The Tiger Roll was HUGE and was my favorite out of all the other dishes. The Spicy Ramen tasted like instant noodles with an egg and chopped up veggies which I could've made at home for a fraction of the price.
It's nice to come to Maguro for a non-Friday lunch, grab a seat at the bar and tuck into a spicy salmon roll included in the sushi tray special. They are the height of sushi kingdom and receive fresh fish every day. You can hear the authenticity when every time you ehar the chef and the waiters talk in their native tongue. You can read the copy of the Sun they have there in serene resto and have a delicious and relaxing time. Everyone at work would be so jealous if they knew what an amazing lunch hour you'd had, so keep this place a secret.
I am a sushi monster and so is my wife but we can't get enough of Maguro