Hiroshi's offers Japanese take out and also has a small dine in area suitable for small parties. Closed on weekends.
Located on Oak and 21st this little sushi restaurant tries and succeeds in being different. The Creation rolls are quite inspiring and the chef/owner has certainly has a fan club in the area. The special lunch for $7.25 was a selection of 4 separate rolls, all were good except the Tuna mayo roll. Cooked tuna (it tasted canned) with red onion and mayo was the low point.
Overall though, well worth a visit. Why they close at 8.00PM on weekdays and are not open weekends and holidays really baffles me. The busiest times of the week and they are closed. Don't get it!
I am not a fan of brown rice, I eat it because it’s healthy, so I was hesitant to try brown rice sushi. This little place is fantastic, not just for the brown rice sushi which is super tasty,but also because they’re incredibly innovative. They’ve got all these creative rolls, and these unique sauces. The sauces have a lot of bite to them, but aren’t overwhelming, but they absorb the dullness of the brown rice. It’s an even healthier way to eat your sushi. Everything is fresh, well-done, and the people behind the counter are efficient and friendly. I have felt a little bored of sushi the last couple of years, I've just eaten it too much. Hiroshi's is a place I go to because it makes sushi feel new and inventive again, and the brown rice is just a plus.
The only complaint I have is that they’re not open on weekends. They must be doing really well, but still, a Saturday afternoon would be nice.
This is place is amazing. The sushis are among the best I have tasted so far. The taste is so subtle and delicate. My favourite ones include Baby Shrimp rolls, Smoked Salmon rolls and Tropical rolls. Service can be a little slow sometimes but definitely worth the wait! Highly Recommended.
The sushi is creative and fresh and you can get organic brown rice instead of white for just $0.50 more! The owners are very nice and make consistently good food. It's just a little cafe and the ambiance is very simple, so it won't be a big night out.
Nice people and very nice sushi prepared. They have some unique sushi creations which are well worth a taste. I've give this spot a two thumbs up for take out. (Only a few tables in the shop for dining in, not a large location)
After reading the previous reviews we were inclined to go. The restaurant is small, cute, and homey feeling. If it's busy, it's a bit tight feeling.
It is always nice to go to a Japanese restaurant and have actual Japanese people running the show. Yes they are Japanese. They are selling the restaurant to two other Japanese folks. We had the chance to meet the wife (she was getting used to things the day we went) and she was sweet and wonderful. So I am sure the the service will continue to be great.
They are attentive and put effort into their food. That means decent quality. This is always a good sign at a restaurant. And I like that you can see them preparing the food.
But make no mistake about it, this is Japanese food for White people. Yes the rolls are nice and 'creative' but you won't see many Japanese people in Japan ordering a whole plate of rolls. Especially when they are covered with different types of strong sauces that hide the taste of the fish. Aka, it's sushi for westerners who want to eat sushi but not really eat sushi.
However, with that said, they are kind and put effort into the food they are preparing. They are really Japanese. The place is cute and reasonably priced. And yes, it is different and interesting with the roll selection.
Would I recommend the place to others. Yes. Would I go there again. Probably not, but that just because I like real Japanese food.
This place is very creative with it's simple and effective tasting sushi.
Hiroshi san and his wife have done very well in providing good service, wonderful sushi and a few specialty dishes that I love!
The price is very good too. Not expensive and the quality is very good. You can also get brown rice sushi too! Recommended mostly for takeout but if you are just a couple, it's good for a small quick meal.
They close early so you have to order before 8pm.
Normally I am hesitant about going to sushi places that I haven't heard anything about from my close foodie friends, but this one was worth the drive. Between the three of us we managed to polish off quite a bit of the rolls from a party tray (48 pieces). total damage was only $31 and definitely more than enough sushi for each of us. The fish was fresh and the flavour combos were amazing.
Just thinking of the sushi at this place makes my mouth water. The prices are great and the different creative rolls are so tasty. I was surprised that I really liked the sushi with brown rice. My favourite was the pumpkin and tuna with the garlic lime sauce .. the flavours were so unique. The spicy chopped scallop with brown rice is definitely a must.
They don't really have any cooked stuff like tempura if that's something you like though. Their dynamite roll is made with regular shrimp not tempura shrimp as well.
The only downfalls is that they close early and aren't open on the weekends or holidays.
A must try!
Although his menus are limited, this very small, casual take-out restaurant's owner obviously doesn't take his job casually. Both his taditional & innovative sushi definitely stand out among all other mediocre sushi places you find in every single block in town these days, because his sushi really tastes like he cares. This makes me happy!
Visited last night after finding we would have been 9th on the wait list at Toshi and found a small restaurant very worthy of being on the list of regular sushi list.
The food was good, if not outstanding. The sushi rice is still nice and warm as it should be and the fish is good quality. We were a little skeptical at first about some of the unusual sushi, but found that the combination of flavours coming from the non-traditional ingredients was well thought out and not just throwing in something different for the sake of it. We had the tuna/pumpkin with garlic-lime sauce. Tasty but overwhelmed by the lime. The tartness of the lime was good with sushi although I wouldn't have expected it. The drawback is that it's such a strong flavour very little is needed or else it overpowers the other flavours, which it did in this case. A little less lime would make this a real winner.
The salmon/asparagus with sesame/miso sauce was a good combination of ingredients, crunchy and flavourful. The real crab California roll was good and the spicy baby shrimp roll was also good and not too spicy, just right. I had the large miso soup with vegetables - carrots, green beans, cauliflower. It was not quite hot enough, but the added veg was a nice addition.
The service was simple but appropriate for this type of restaurant. Two of us ate 4 rolls, 2 nigiri, and 2 soups for less than $25 including tip and tax, so that's pretty good for quality food.
It's a small place with small tables and a couple of counters. They had a really bustling take-out business so people were constantly coming and going or waiting, which was fine. More business means fresher food! It's not somewhere you go to relax and enjoy an evening, but it's perfectly fine for what it is.
My friend and I have seen great reviews of Hiroshi's and were finally able to visit when this place was open. We arrived at 11:30 am and immediately ordered the lunch creation special and seawood salad to share. The sushi looked authentic and tasted delicious. We looked at each other and ordered two more rolls plus a takeout order. Although we were never served any tea, it was overlooked by the quality of the food in front of us. The rolls were the perfect size and the sushi rice was done just right. We are totally looking forward to going back but it will have to be during the week as they are not open on weekends. The bill of $20 for two was laughable as well..
Definitely worth going to despite the short hours of operation.
The quality of the food is also quite good...very unique and creative takes on many classic rolls as well as interesting flavour combinations (ex. the lime-garlic sauce) and the use of unconventional ingredients (pumpkin, asparagus, brown rice...etc).
I especially like how they had the option to switch white for brown rice for a small 50 cent fee. For all the health conscious people out there, this is a nice touch.
Overall, the only flaws are 1) there is only one waitress there to take your order so service might be a bit slow at times 2) it's a small place and personally I'm more of an large open spaces and soaring ceilings person 3) there could be better presentation.
HOWEVER...this is definitely a great place to go for a creative, reasonably priced, and cozy place to munch on sushi.
It's so hard to find a unique sushi place in Vancouver - this one gives its best shot at it. I loved the creation rolls - tried the tuna, mayo roll, it was awesome with just a hint of ginger. My second favourite was the energy roll (tuna, pumpkin with garlic lime sauce). Also tried the tropical roll (salmon & avocado w/mango sauce) but didn't like it as much.
The restaurant is small but definitely reminded me of something you'd see in Japan. Too bad they are only open M-F 'til 8.
The one thing I didn't like was they only have green tea by the tea bag - in my opinion, all good sushi restaurants should have brewed tea served throughout. Regardless I will definitely be going back to try some of the other creation rolls