Sister restaurant to Kadoya on Davie Street offering sushi with views of English Bay.
Its funny because since ive been frequenting Kadoya on Davie ive been praying they would open a second location close to my place and when i found out they were opening on Denman street i just about did a happy dance. Kadoya on Davie is one of my favourit places. But this place just blew the Davie location away because the ambience is waaay nicer, cleaner and more spacious. And you have a great view of English bay beach if your sitting by the window and its romantic and intimate if your in one of their booths.
The service is eager to please and very friendly. And the food is still the old amazing stuff. My favorites are the chicken salad (Crispy skinned chicken drizzled in sweet teryaki with a side of salad that comes with a side of a light peanut sauce) If chicken isn't your thing i would recommend the seafood salad (Tobiko and assorted sashimi on greens with a side of the same great peanut sauce.) Mr. Dining dandy has a sensitive stomach for raw fish and strongly approves of the Denman street location. I would also recommend the spicy sashimi. The tuna and salmon are amazing with the mayo hot sauce they pour generously on top with green onion. ymmmmm. Dont expect to taste anything like it anywhere else. The spicy tuna roll is unique because it has tempura inside so it has a bit of crunch to it. Be sure to order a side of the orange mayo hot sauce to dip your spicy tuna roll in (A heavenly spicy combination)
The chefs specialty rolls are works of art. (And are currently being imitated like hot cakes at other unoriginal sushi places.. i've even seen a kadoya roll at other places!) To finish up try the jumping dessert roll. It has pop rocks and is a really unique dessert. Try any one of the sushi chef rolls for a treat. I recommend the volcano roll (I love spicy) The dragon roll, the rainbow is sure to impress any guests (with its colorful tobiko), and if your a vegetarian the pink lady is pretty tasty. Amazing food and now an amazing atmosphere. My new spot.
We went to Kadoya for dinner after reading all the raving reviews. We ordered the beef takaki, 2 specialty rolls, and a prawn tempura. The portions were all huge!! The quality of the sushi rolls were okay, the rice was too soft or maybe because the rolls were so big it was too much to eat in even 3 bites per piece. The prawn tempura had way too much batter on it, I had 2 pieces and was totally done with the entire plate of tempura to share, it was overwhelming to eat the tempura with so much batter! The beef takaki was solid, although the sauce was really salty. They also give you a big bowl of ponzu dipping sauce as well as hot sauce on the side, is it all necessary I wondered? It was already incredibly salty on top of the sauce that it was plated on!! The Volcano Roll had chopped scallop, black sesame sauce, and tuna, it was tasty but also overwhelming because of the big roll of rice. Authentic Japanese restaurants would never over deliver on a huge piece of sushi and although it tasted good it the size ruined it. It would of been great had it been a piece of normal sushi size.
The service was mediocre, they rushed us to our seats, even though the restaurant was almost empty at 8pm. The servers never checked back to see how the food was tasting and was just got us the bill when we were done eating.
The ambiance was kind of tacky, there was a Japanese pop music video playing on top of the sushi bar and disco lights shining on the ceiling.
For what you get, the value is excellent. Kadoya satisfies you for the crave for a big dinner with lots of big portions to literally stuff yourself. But I did not enjoy my dinner as much as I had hope, its cheap and the food is okay if you`re starving!
I have to say, this place is at least better than Ebisu. Good sashimi and specialty rolls. But not amazing. We went during a slower period, where the servers constantly bothered us and asked if we were ready to order. We had the dinner for two and ordered one extra specialty roll. We were super full and had to get a lot of the stuff for take out.
Miso soup and salad was okay, nothing special. The sashimi tasted fresh and the cuts were thick. We had two specialty rolls, I remember one was the volcano roll, forgot what the other one was. Really really good though, amazing combination. One of them had a sesame paste. Very different from your generic dynamite rolls and california rolls, definitely worth trying. The beef teriyaki was a little disappointing and I wish we ordered the chicken instead. All in all, good dinner. Will definitely come back for more of their specialty rolls.
Decently price, each of us had to pay 20 something because we ordered so much. Which was only because I really wanted to try the specialty rolls, no regrets! Be back soon for more.
I'm a huge fan of the Davie street location but its has always made me feel a little crowded and the lack of a view is a bit of a downer. But problem solved; the Davie and Denman location has opened! A beautiful view in a more spacious space. Same amazing sushi, same great price!
I've always found the staff friendly, a little rushed at times but thats somewhat understandable since the place is usually packed.
Oh and my new found obsession; sashimi. Kadoya never lets me down with their fresh and high quality cuts of fish. See you tonight for dinner!
Kadoya is one of my favorite restaur ant in downtown.(west end). I agree with previous review which has wonderful view and cozy place to dine out friends and family. I and my friends are regular customers almost 3years and still love the place. Last week I had bparty with friends and we got crazy awsome special rolls from under house. I was curious ab new owner even though new owner I felt better than before. They are trying hard on new things like new menu ( crazy names love them) and 100% i love the girls(waitress) wrk there. They are awsome, nice, maner and smileing awayz. I would recommend Kadoya Denman evethough under new owner but same chiefs and same systems but getting better. Always as usual should try spicy salmon sashimi (love crunch of garlic), spicy volcano rolls( love love I order 2 plates), snowwhite roll( if you like coconut flakes) and just love theri menu.. I made reservation on friday try new udon soup and my favorite spicy volcano rolls.. and will try other new menu they got.. Dont be scared to try new menu !!!!! Love Kadoya
I usually go to Davie Kadoya but its really small and has no view..and many waitress' serives are strike and solid. Food is fantastic..However my friends and I decided to change Deman location because its larger than Davie location and has fantastic view. I love there incredible creative rolls and also atmosphere. However I heard owner is changed in Denman location but still food is incredible also they have new creative menu which Davie doesnt have. honestly.....I am definalty recommand Danman location cause they got new waitress and they are so nice and really care about customers and confident on their job and their food..
Even owner is changed but food is same and same chiefs..Also another good news!!! Denman location is open for 7days now on.. I and my friends always visit and eat twice a week ...its really worth it...
If you want to have some special creative rolls than best in west end vancouver....Also try Udon....soup is changed... its fantastic lovely...tasteful... and love their new salad dressing ....