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Kishu River

3339 Kingsway
Vancouver, BC V5R5K6
Tel: (604) 433-8857 Order Online
Neighbourhood: East Side

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river of tears
By chasiubow of North Van (675 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - 2:59pm [Dine in]

I went to KR because (1) it was the first restaurant I saw on my food trek, and (2) it was open. I regret to say I was careless in my choice of restaurants.

The place is clean-ish if a little threadbare. They have a dizzying array of signs advertising specials of varying attraction. I ordered the 18 piece sushi combo, some gyoza and an eel roll. The server looked very confused, so I described exactly what was in the combo, repeated the side-orders, and asked if he understood, just to make sure. He said he understood. Despite this, he brought an entirely different order a few minutes later. When I sent it back and asked for what I had actually asked for, an enraged manager appeared. I told the lady dragon exactly how I had ordered the food from her colleague in a manner guaranteed to make error an impossibility. I repeated my order to her. After teaching me some new Vietnamese words, she left, and later returned with my food and a pleasant scowl.

I don't know if they were giving me 'the treatment', but the food was not great. The sushi rolls looked like a little kid made them, and the fish was not fresh. My gyoza was burnt. I can say my miso soup was not awful. It was not the worst sushi meal ever, but it was definitely a strong contender.

Will I be back? Not even at gunpoint.

Not Recommended.

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Don't go
By applepie of Burnaby (129 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, March 23, 2008 - 5:43pm [Dine in]

BC roll, California roll, spider roll - the seaweed is tough and chewy and the rice falls apart, making a mess. Teriyaki chicken - sauce is thickened with a ton of cornstarch. Miso soup - way too salty with very little "soy" flavour. Tempura - comparatively the best of all the items we ordered, but still not what I would call "tasty". With all the better choices I can have in the area, I don't think I will be going back.

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Ugh.
By teddyandturtle of Vancouver - Kingsway (84 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - 11:20pm [Dine in]

Okay. I remember coming here awhile back with a couple of friends. The food was okay, nothing special, typical sushi place. I thought they're pricing was a bit high for the quality and quantity. They do have their specials at night though, my brother goes often. So unless you go then.. not really worth it.

I had a huge problem with their service, which is the main reason why I won't ever go back. Our bill came to about 22 dollars or something, and I gave the waitress 30 dollars. We waited for about 10 mins and they didn't come back with my change. I asked for my change and they told me there wasn't any. I told them how much I paid, and they STILL refused to give me back my change.

After that experience, I'm not going back to Kishu. So many other places to go to instead, like Fish on Rice on Kingsway.

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not the best
By cariba of Vancouver+ (23 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, October 11, 2009 - 7:03pm [Dine in]

if you take advantage of the 40% off on select items at night then you get a terrific deal however i find the cheap items are limited and everything else is not that cheap. the box sets aren't that great either service is actually not too bad, if you come here just don
t expect to be too impressed.

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Not even worth the 40% happy hour discount
By brikym of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, September 20, 2010 - 10:55pm [Dine in]

This place is in my Top 3 in my worst sushi experiences.

1) Food took a long time.

2) Ordered a speciality roll consisting of california roll and unagi roll in one, and they gave us 2 seperate rolls instead, a california roll and a unagi roll. When I told the waitress, she went to the sushi chef to tell him and she comes back and says.. "sorry the chef won't make a new one for you".. right away I knew deciding to eat here was a big mistake. Usually I will argue until we receive our correct order, but I didn't even bother because I'm sure she wouldn't even understand me to begin with. I'm asian myself, and I know that asian vendors will not fix orders. We just sat there and waited for the rest of the food to come out and hoped that everything else would be "okay" enough to eat. Boy.. were we wrong.

3) We ordered toro sashimi, which was cold and half frozen.. we finished 2 pieces out of 6.

4) We also ordered the alaska roll, and when I was in the middle of eating my first piece, I pulled out an inch long bone from the salmon sashimi that was in the roll.. and decided not to bother eating the rest.

5) I didn't bother eating my oyster motoyaki, after my friend ate half of his and said that the sauce tasted bad and the oyster was sandy. I pulled my oyster out of my shell, and put it on the plate, and all this sand came out. I didn't even take one bite.

6) Waitress never asked us once how we were doing, ohhhhh and she also forgot to bring us our ebi sunomono which was the first thing we ordered.. AND when we got the bill, it was still on the bill.

7) The sushi chef was sitting down in the corner playing on his laptop and when he went to the sushi bar to start preparing sushi, I heard him turn on the tap for literally less than 10 seconds before handling the food. Needless to say, we're very worried that we're gonna be up all night with a bad case of poops =(

DO NOT GO HERE. Not even worth any amount of discount.

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its better than what you see
By vanichow of vancouver (20 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, January 12, 2009 - 4:09pm [Dine in]

i've been to kishu river many times. the best time to go though is after 7pm where they have 40% off certain dishes. i usually go with my bf and we would order 5-6 rolls and 2 tempera dishes. the total with the discount would come to just under 20 bux. their rolls are amazing, especially the avocado roll and their negitoro roll. although it doesnt look so nice inside and the service isnt all the best, its good for decent, cheap sushi. its not all that bad like the other reviews that are posted.

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Seriously spilled food
By zelious of Burnaby (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, February 24, 2013 - 9:05pm [Delivery]

Ordered from Justeat.ca as the price was not too bad. Delivery came and the driver shoved it in my hands before taking off. He had spilled all of the sunemono viniger and soaked my entire meal. Will not order again. Similar difficulties with delivery reported.

The food itself was decent, they use real wild salmon for their sashimi and the price isnt bad. Service is important though

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Kishu Rivers Pretty Good
By rk01 of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, February 8, 2009 - 5:36pm [Dine in]

I go to Kishu River quite frequently as I live a few blocks away and its great for the value, best things to do are to order off of the Lunch Combo Menu which has about 18 items for 6.95, but I usually get the Boxes which is about 10.95, you can a mix of things but i usually get beef teriyaki, cali rolls, a salad, and prawn and veggi tempura, and its all includes miso soup (which is great).

The food is always good, and the service is usually hit and miss, the waitresses are great and always prompt but if you get one of the few waiters who work there you're screwed. I ordered a pepsi and he came back with a diet, then i asked for a fork and he came back with chopsticks, and for some reason anytime i called him over he d stop for 2 minutes and watch the plasma tv they have...

anyways though Kishu is great for the value but i'd stick to the boxes and the lunch combo menu, give it a chance

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