I have seen this sushi place for awhile and decided to try it for lunch. I had one of their bento boxes with Chicken Teriyaki, 4 pieces that included Salmon & Tuna Nigiri, 6 pieces of california roll & fruit with salad. This included Miso soup for $11.50 before taxes.
The service was friendly, prompt, and I think it's family owned. I like how clean this place was, the menu was easy to follow and the food was fresh.
I was impressed with the entire menu, and decided it would be better to order the bento box, instead of ordering individual items. The deal was hugh, I had leftovers and got to take home my california roll & salmon nigiri.
I would definately be back, and check out other items on the menu. If you're in the area, I would recommend it.
We stopped into Fumiyoshi Japanese Restaurant recently for an early dinner (5pm). After being seated by the young waiter, we were provided menus, and served some tea. So far, great service, and we were impressed.
Oops, then we tried the tea - it was barely lukewarm!! When the waiter returned to our table to take our order, we asked that the tea be replaced by some hot tea. He left, came back with the pot, and instead of emptying our cups, just poured more tea into them!! So now we had full cups, but the tea still cool!! We tried again to advise him that the tea was cold, and we're used to it being warm, and preferably hot. Our words seemed to fall on deaf ears!! He just wanted us to place our food order, and I'm still not sure why we did.
We ordered an appetizer of gyoza, and a 'combo platter of rolls' - we chose their most-expensive platter of such, it had more rolls, and more kinds of rolls. The gyoza arrived within minutes, and the platter of rolls "almost" at the same time!! The second 'ouch or oops' for us .... the gyoza was warm, and quite good, but the sushi rolls left much to be desired. They were "stiff" and rather tasteless. The rolls with salmon in them, had pieces of skin & bone included. We still wonder when they had been originally prepared - certainly not for us, suspect they were leftovers from lunch.
We had selected a restaurant handy to where we were staying, and I had walked by during noon, and it was busy, so thought it could be a decent choice for our dinner that evening - it was not.
We decided to give Fumiyoshi a try for lunch on a Friday noon - the restaurant was a little more than half full. We only had about 1h time, which is why we decided to go for sushi - expected it to be good quality, quick and good value. Unfortunately we were mistaken...
After 30 minutes finally a waitress showed up and took our order. The 4 of us had one of the lunch specials, the assorted sushi platter, an Ocean bento and some california roll.
Food took a long time to arrive and did not come at the same time either. One of my colleagues waited for his roll for more than 30 minutes - we even had to go and ask for it, as we needed to get back to our conference.
Quality was also not very high - in particular in Vancouver there are MUCH better alternatives. My teriyaki special was large quantity, but the chicken meat was not crisp and drowned in teriyaki sauce. My partner's oysters in the ocean bento were not particularly good either.
Considering the food quality and the slooooow service, the value was just decent, even when the lunch special was just $7.99 - but you get much better bento for $5 at other places. It is really hard to see how this restaurant can make money on lunch, when it is not able to deliver in one full hour!
Ambiance is solid, nothing special but also not bad.
I would stick to fried foods like chicken/beef teriyaki or soba. They don't clean the fish so well so watch out for skin and bones in your sashimi or rolls. One of the rolls barely had any fish in it. 4 basic rolls for $14 is not the best deal. For downtown food stick to Urban Sushi. Very fresh and clean.