As I work in the White Rock area, this is the sushi restaurant I most often frequent when in the mood, and there are several in the area. It is located in a busy strip mall beside the local cinema off King Georghe Hwy & 24th Ave.
The decor is your typical sushi restaurant, nothing special. Most of the seating is large booths which can accomodate six. They recently added a big screen TV.
I don't think I have ever had but one waitress. But she is always efficent and friendly. And this can be a busy spot for lunch.
As I go most often for lunch, I typically order "The Happy Lunch", which consists of Miso soup & your choice of 3 dishes from a wide selection. My favourite combo is the California Roll, Chicken Karagge & Gyoza. Sometimes when my eyes are bigger than my stomach I'll order another roll, but usually regret it almost immediately.
The California Roll is tight. The Chicken Karagge beautifully done and never fatty. The Gyoza plump and tender. Lots of fresh ginger. At $8.95, you won't go away hungry and they keep the green tea coming.Lunch today for a client who ordered a bento box came to under $20 with tip.
Give Maple Sushi a try. I'm surprised it hasn't made this site before now.
Went here for dinner last night. We had a plate of assorted sashimi that had red snapper, octopus, salmon and three types of tuna. The california rolls were made with real crab, not those fishy sticks and they had our favourite sushi ever, mackerel.
Our waitress was extremely helpful and knowledgeable and the fish was super fresh, flown in from Japan. I have lived in Tokyo so believe me when I say this is good sushi.
I have been going to Maple since it opened. Before it was another Japanese/Chinese restaurant called Rainbow Sushi which wasn't very memorable. I have actually always found the service here to be pretty good. They are quick with takeout orders as well as bringing you your food when you are sitting in to eat. Last spring I had had dental surgery due to an accident and was extremely groggy. After not eating all day long, my mom decided I needed some fresh air and food, so she brought me here. That is the one time I honestly don't remember eating here (or anything else for that matter) but the waitress certainly remembered me! Now every time I go in here either for pick up or a sit down meal, the waitress and staff always inquire how I am and show a lot of concern. But even before that, the service has always been pleasant and the wait staff always converse with every one I go with.... my parents, their friends, my husband..... and we are all definitely white!
The food is consistently good. Even though it's probably not "authentic" Japanese since the staff are of other Asian descent and they also serve Chinese food.... it's still good and inexpensive. I like it because they have a lot of menu items to choose from which makes it easier to meet here for dinner with various people with various tastes. Although I love Japanese, the same can't be said for my dining companions..... especially some of my parent's age.
I am very happy to have Maple Sushi around as a stand-by restaurant as it's consistent, friendly, clean and comfortable.
I was searching for a place to go for sushi past 9:00 which is hard to come by, and I found Maple Sushi. It was great they only serve wild salmon which is always great. The fish and food was all very fresh. The price was quite good considering the quality of the food. I would definetly recommend this place.
Been to all sushi restaurants in this area and all are just okay. As for run of the mill typical sushi rolls, Maple doesn't exactly stand out... However, Maple sushi keeps me coming back thanks to their Special Menu - if you're willing to spend a few more dollars it is absolutely worth it. EVERY item is delicious and unique. ( Kirin Sushi in New West has the exact same Special Menu with same rolls so if you've been there before you'll know what to expect from Maple Sushi =delicious )
Ive taken many friends here and order them rolls from the special menu and every one of them says its the best sushi they've had!
Be aware if you go for lunch and order from their Happy Choice Menu - the roll sizes are smaller than if you were to order off regular menu. IE: Dynamite Roll on Happy Choice Menu for lunch only has one prawn, if you order the Dynamite not using the Happy Choice, it has 2 prawns. Some people may be put off by this when ordering from this menu. The sushi roll sizes are typically smaller pieces because it is lunch time and its a CHEAP DEAL!
I am also picky with sashimi - however Maples is fresh and never partially frozen as some tuna comes.
TRY: Montreal Roll, Kirin Roll, Maple Roll, Pink Roll - you will LOVE them!
Maple Sushi has outstanding service. They are great when you are in a hurry to get somewhere, just let the know that you're in a rush and they'll do everything they can to speed up your order. The lady who works there is always cheerful, patient and understanding. If you complain about something, she'll make sure you get what you want. Sometimes their chirashi (raw fish on rice), has some variations. It's happened a couple times where we find that they are missing things in dishes we've had previously. Overall, I love going to Maple Sushi. Their Tuna Salmon Combo, Salmon Don, Tuna Don, Mini Chirashi are all very good. I think they could maybe put more fish and less rice in their don's and chirashi's, but hey, I get it, theres gotta be cuts.
We have tried Maple Sushi four times and we have been disappointed three times. Tonight was by far the worst sushi we have ever had. The tuna sashmi was not cut properly, the shrimp on the sunomono was off and the oyster motoyaki had no oyster and tasted like mayo. Therefore, Maple Sushi is off the take-out list.
To comment on the two previous postings here I've got to say that these people's pathetic expectations of what good japanese food should be is what fuels so many of the sub-par Japanese restaurants in Vancouver.
There are a few all-you-can-eat places that offer superior food to Maple Sushi.
I've reviewed this on my blog too:
My sister raved about this place (it’s close to where she works) and noted the size of Maple Sushi’s portions. Well this place sucks and I won’t go back.
I was in the neighborhood today and needed to have lunch, so I walked in at Noon and there were about six other folks in the place eating in the time I was there. So no big lunch rush.
It’s a dime a dozen Japanese place run by people who have no business trying to pass themselves off as a Japanese restaurant. Anyway I’ll dispense with my rant and share my thoughts on what I did eat.
I got a Chicken Katsu combination box, which included tempura, some rolls and rice. I know I’ve got to take pictures of my visits so you can properly see what I’m talking about, but you can visualize for now.
The tempura was six large pieces. Two shrimp, kabocha, sweet potato, zucchini and a little mushroom. The problem is that they double-fried the tempura. That is a NO-NO. Essentially what a lot of the now substandard Japanese restaurants do is make a whole bunch of tempura, put them aside, then when an order comes in they throw them back in the oil for a few minutes to get them hot and crispy again. It’s a lazy, sloppy way of making tempura, and it made the batter on my tempura hard and there was an additional layer of batter on it (or so it seems because of the double-frying process).
The chicken katsu was run of the mill Korean. In other words the meat was flattened pretty good, then the sauce was squirted on it before it was served. Tasty sure, but not the meaty, crispy katsu that katsu is meant to be.
The rolls - a couple pieces of California roll and three pieces of tuna roll were run of the mill. And that was it.
For that and a glass of water I paid $11 after taxes and tip for a very underwhelming lunch.
Why do I keep subjecting myself to one sub-standard Japanese place after another?
So you don’t have to.
i have not benn back to maple sushi for some time now!!!
but i had gone there frequently
the first three times were great just after they opened however the last three times the service sucked
propbably cause i am white
but we stood at the front for a good 5 minutes to be seated when there was only 1 other table
i had asked to take a booth seat and i was refused because of a lunch rush!!!!! wtf lunch was over it was 230pm
my waitress took my order wrong
and my food came out 35 minute after i orderd
i will never go back !!!!
and i dont suggest that you do either!!!!