Small sushi place on Denman Street.
Yuck! I have eaten in lots of Japanese restaurants all over the lower mainland and some are great and some are ok. This one was the worst restaurant Japanese restaurant I have ever been to.
We planned on going somewhere else but the wait was too long and we were too hungry. So we had gone to this restaurant a long time ago and it was good (obviously the owners must have sold). As others mentioned, it's in need of an overhaul including the food! The cushions were stained and very worn, the menu was sticky, the bathroom toilet was held together with duct tape - I could list more but you get the point.
The food -- well, we ordered three things from the appetizer menu and didn't finish one of them. We left as quickly as we could (unfortunately after paying!) Later that evening, I felt sick to my stomach and my husband had stomach pains. Luckily it didn't develop into more!! AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!! Go to any of the other tons of restaurants around there!
This is by no means the be all and end all of sushi restaurants. That being said it provides solid service with tasty well priced dishes. It does in a pinch when my boyfriend and I are craving sushi but don't feel like dishing out too much cash.
We live in the westend just blocks away from akira sushi and we love it. i have tried many places but akira its always fresh seafood and cheap so really how can you go wrong...not fancy but great....we eat there probable twice a week. peek hours can be busy but turn over is fast and there so friendly i never mind the wait.....oh and dont forget take out very handy if your local