Small take out, dine in Japanese restaurant.
Been to Domo probably more often than I would like, but it's close to my work place. Have tried their rolls and bento boxes. The value isn't bad - average price for average quality food. The strange thing is they're the only sushi place that will give you plain noodles as an item in your bento box. As well, the chicken in the bento is steamed chicken breast, with sauce added on top, rather than the regular filets with the crispy skin. That said, I do like the availability of brown rice substitution (for a dollar more per roll).
Verdict: It's not authentic but it's not horrendous. That said, why come here when there are many other average sushi places to frequent? Like I said, I just come here sometimes because it's really close to my work.
I work in the area and was looking for a regular lunch spot. As I've tried the Sushi Go at Bute already I thought I would give Domo's a try. Boy was that a bad decision.
I came into the place, and was greeted by a Chinese lady.. trying to speak in Japanese. She asked me if I wanted take out or sit in, and I said for take out. She passed me a menu and proceeded to talk to the chef in Cantonese really loudly and was trying to train this new employee. I speak Cantonese as well.. and the lady was extremely irritable and wasn't treating the new employee very nicely to start off with. I just felt bad for the new woman about to start working at Domo's.
The food came out pretty quickly, I'll give them that. Cause no one else was in the store anyways. They seem to do mostly take out. The rolls are about 2.50 and up, but even at that price, the value is only mediocre cause the sushi tasted so bad.
I ordered the usual yam tempura roll and avocado roll. Okay. Here it goes. Worst sushi ever. The rice was too moist and mushy, and too little of it coating the outside of the sushi. It was also inconsistently seasoned, so that after I ate one piece the next piece would taste like it had a lot of vinegar in it. The avocados they used are too ripe.. like they've been there for a couple of days. Oh god, the yam tempura roll was awful. The yam itself was overcooked, and there was no batter before they deepfried it. It was just like, sliced and dumped in oil so it's this soaked oily thin layer of stuff. It was just bad. And the portions were very small. I don't know if it's an off day, but that was horrible. I ended up visiting my other work place and going to Momo Sushi on Bidwell to get a new sushi order.
The store itself looked kind of clean. Kind of sketchy. The washroom is like.. also their storage room or something.
Not recommended at all and will not return.
Looking for a menu to get some take out on the way home, I noticed the older, single terrible review of this place... and I beg to differ. I used to live right on the corner in one of those overly-expensive condo buildings from before and after Domo Sushi was established. Time and time again, I kept going back, even now that I live in Burnaby, read on to find out why.
First things first, Domo Sushi has the best Spicy Tuna Roll EVER: inexpensive, and you get 5 decently large pieces of huge, solid-cut Tuna in a light chili-oil-type sauce, unlike the minced tuna and/or over-drenched artificial red spicy sauce you see at most places (unless that's your thing). If you come here for one thing only, this is it.
The place is small, and seems family owned/operated. I've only ever noticed just two employees, probably husband and wife, chef/husband doesn't talk much, however both are friendly. They have a young 6 -8 year old girl filling in colouring books/doing homework in the afternoon/evening every now and then that sometimes helps them hand out food (daughter off of school maybe?). Food comes pretty quick depending on how busy they are, I've never had issues waiting a long time. Simple decor, and all glass looking out onto the street. Not much to look at.
The sushi is more simpler than most places, and personally, I prefer it that way. Although I still enjoy them and their portions, many popular, or cheap outings rely too much on a california-base for their selection of rolls (Sushi Town, Asakusa, Sushi Garden, California Sushi), and I find that Domo offers a good balance to them.
I'm also a big fan of their wild salmon and cream cheese roll, very nice balance and texture. I like my Toro (fatty tuna belly yum), and Domo's Toro is decent in terms of pricing/quality/value, although I notice that it's sometimes still a little too frozen on some pieces, maybe it doesn't get ordered enough. Negitoro Roll (minced Toro and julienned green onion) is a pretty small portion, although nice.
I've tried other rolls, tempura, miso, and items on the menu and I don't remember them standing out too much, good or bad. I usually aim for the wild salmon, bbq salmon skin, and avocado dish-based rolls.
That's pretty much it, give it a go if you're in the area, and check it out for yourself.
Cheers, and happy sushi hunting.
I live just down the street from Domo and pop in at least once a week either for take out or eating in. It is a quite small but is very clean and the staff is incredibly friendly. The quality is solid, fresh ingredients, a good solid little sushi spot.
The eat in menu is more extensive than the takeout, but they cover all the bases. The brown rice sushi is fantastic and they do not skimp on the ingredients. The avocado rolls are the best I've had anywhere, and the goma ae is pretty good too.
I can't say enough how friendly the staff is, I've only ever seen three people working there, I think it's a family run business. Domo is one of my goto restaurants for a good quick sushi fix.