Hachi is a recent addition to the Kerrisdale sushi scene. They offer up all the classics as well as a selection of their own special creations.
For the most part, the food is decent. I've had some bad salmon experiences there. The service is OK, they never take too long. Definitely not my first choice for Sushi when I'm in the area, but it's not horrible.
We're regulars at Hachi, and love it...their fish is always fresh, their prices are good, and out of the three dozen or so times we've been there, we only had bad service once (and we've never seen that miserable waitress since, so that says something).
Overall it's a solid little hole in the wall with a huge (cool) paper mache octopus on the wall with lots of veggie sushi options if you're so inclined - we're never disappointed!
Somebody gave me some leftover sushi that she received from this restaurant because she pigged out on it and couldn't eat any more. After gingerly trying a salmon tempura roll, it was love at first bite. Since then, I have ordered a variety of things from their tempura (a little soggy if you get it for takeout or delivery), spring rolls (perfectly crispy and not too greasy) and Japanese fried rice (they could cut back on the fish eggs a little, but it's good overall). The prices are decent enough for me, and I'm a poor university student.
Reservation is needed for this place as it is very small, I tried to book 7:30 for 6 people but got my reservation for 8:15.
Service is good, but nothing memorable
Food is great, sashimi selection and freshness are top class, prices are high but not Jet-High. They have things like blue fin tuna and sea urchins. Sake/Beer selection is simple but enough for most people's needs.
i am a heavy sushi eater and all my friends know that I cannot get enough sushi. I was honestly blown away by the sushi I had at Hachi Sushi. The best uni and amaebi (raw prawn) hat I have ever tasted and at reasonable prices.
An order of uni sashimi straight from the shell was $18, compared to ~$24 at most restaurants.
There aren't that many cooked dish at Hatchi Sushi; it is a place for sashimi/sushi lover.
The only drawback of the place is the one person wait staff. There is only one waitress for the small restaurant and she gets really busy. So it might take a while to have your tea refilled.
But all in all, excellent dining experience. I intend to become a regular!
This is the place I come to when I am in the mood for sushi. The food here is very cheap (though prices have raised a little bit recently). I love their avacado rolls! The yam tempura rolls are also to die for. Mmmm just typing about Hachi Sushi is making me crave it... The male server who works here is really nice too!
I've had sushi at this place a few times, and overall, it's pretty good. My favourite is the chicken terriyaki roll; they don't skimp on the meat. For the Dynamite Roll, be prepared to find minuscule pieces of tempura. Dropping in for take-out order, I find the staff very nice. They'll invite you to sit down and serve you some hot team. I'm not impressed with the service I get when I call on the phone-- sometimes I've ordered three of the same roll, and a particular person will incredulously ask me: "Three rolls?!" I'm fully aware of how many rolls I'm ordering, thanks, and I do not see the big deal! Also, once when I forgot to put a tip when I paid for takeout via debit, the woman processing my order was incredibly huffy and slammed my card onto the counter. Overall, the food is good, but sometimes the service leaves much to be desired.
I was surprised to see so many people said something positive about this restaurant.
Well, I’m Japanese and I’m picky when it comes to Sushi. I know the difference.
They can manipulate people who don’t know anything about Sushi, but not me.
First, it was really funny when I walked in there; they shouted “Sha-sha sha-!” Are they trying to say
“Irashai mase?” means “Welcome” in Japanese? If so, they should learn it properly instead of half way
acting like Japanese. Second, the fish used for Sushi was previously frozen! How can they even serve it? That’s UNTHINKABLE in Japan! Third, they just raised the prices for that kind of poor quality. What a confidence! For me, Hachi Sushi is a complete waste of money.
Especially for the area, sushi hachi gives the best bang for your buck. The fish has always been fresh (except for one occasion where my amaebi was definately not!) and the prices are better than any of the other sit down sushi places in kerrisdale. They also don't put too much rice in the rolls- many other restaurants do this to make the rolls look bigger. It is a no frills sort of place but if you want sushi that is good and won't break you wallet, I recommend this place.