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Konnichiwa

1320 W 73rd Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6P3E7
Tel: (604) 267-9991
Neighbourhood: Marpole

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Inconsistent
By me_hungie of Marpole, Vancouver (33 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 5:02pm [Dine in]

I've eaten here quite a few times, mostly takeout. Once or twice the quality of the rolls has been mediocre, but for the most part it's solid. I usually order the veggie rolls, but lately have turned to the Cali/spicy tuna/prawn tempura combo which is great. The first time I dined in (six months ago), the service and everything else was great. I went there today and service was non-existent. My meal arrived quickly (and was just fine), but I then waited for at least twenty minutes to try and get more tea and/or the bill. I was one of two people in the restaurant. I couldn't wait any longer (had to go back to work) so I went to the counter to pay and was met with surprise and even annoyance that I asked for my remaining food to be taken to go. Unfortunate, because the food was good, but a bad taste was left in my mouth.

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Good vegetarian selection...or is it?
By JeNoodle of downtown Vancouver (10 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, June 1, 2009 - 6:36pm [Dine in]

I finally tried out Konichiwa after hearing about it from friends. They told me they had a great vegetarian selection (it's often hard to find veggie choices at Japanese/sushi places).

The menu is very extensive and colourful; each 'vegetarian' selection is indicated by a little head of bok choy next to it (shanghai bok choy, to be exact). Vegetarians and vegans take note here: YOU MUST INQUIRE ABOUT INGREDIENTS! Their tofu teriyaki sauce has chicken stock in it, their miso contains bonito flakes and seafood, and many other choices are topped with or mixed with bonito (dried fish flakes), or meat/seafood products.

Since I'm used to asking about anything I order in all non-vegetarian restaurants, same went for this one. They were slightly reluctant to tell me what ingredients were in their agedashi tofu sauce; all I got was "You can eat it; it's vegetarian." I had to persist and ask for the actual ingredients. Apparently, it's soy sauce and sugar (at least that's what they told me; I'm hoping they weren't just saying that so I'd order it).

We ordered a few different rolls; the vegetarian dragon roll (minus the mayo and crunch topping) is delicious! It's shiitake mushroom, asparagus, carrot and spinach in an inside out roll, topped with long, thin slices of avocado. Delicious.

I'd go back, but I think I'd stick to the maki; good selection of vegetarian rolls. I could do without the snippiness when I inquire as to what's in the food, and whether or not it's suitable for me to eat.

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Promising Marpole Japanese
By Spelunca of Vancouver (45 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 11:57pm [Dine in]

Preamble: Sunday lunch with group of buddies

Food: Let's start by saying that I don't think this is a place for sashimi. Chirashi Don took a ton of time to get here, at least 15 minutes after all the other dishes came, probably because it had yet to defrost fully. However, the rolls were quite good, especially Kiss of Fire with a spicy tangy flavor, and my friends seemed to enjoy their rolls as well. Little less mayo would be better however.

Service: Slight language problem could've been the reason why I got a befuddled look when I asked for my Chirashi Don..yes, it is natural to ask why your food hasn't arrived when your friends are finishing their meals. Otherwise courteous and refilled water constantly

Value: rolls fairly good value compared to other places. Portions were large enough definitely.

Ambiance: good for a quiet lunch, has a bit of patio space

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A welcome addition to the block
By genux of Vancouver (16 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, September 14, 2008 - 8:53pm [Dine in]

Konichiwa is the newest Japanese restaurant in the block, the other competitors being Komi Sushi and Applause Restaurant. This restaurant takes over the spot formerly home to Casa de Amigos and King's Fare Fish and Chips. The place has been redone following a casual Japanese theme, yet also providing patio dining.

The service staff are friendly and attentive, which leads to a cozy and inviting dining experience. It's good to know that even a small wait staff is zealous enough to make sure all tables are attended to (even those in the patio).

Food is pretty decent – nothing outstanding, but good value for the money you pay. Sushi and sashimi are ok: the toppings taste come out, though I noticed they're slightly thick with rice. The lunch combos, dinner menus, and bento boxes are on the large side. The beef teriyaki, though, while plentiful, wasn't anything special.

This is a nice casual place to dine, whether for the quick fix or a heavy meal. Larger parties (6 or more people) will probably want to call ahead to reserve some seats because the place lends itself to smaller groups. This is a welcome addition to the office crowd at Airport Square, where there's a dearth of nice sit-down lunch places.

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Fresh above all
By Groove daddy of suburb (4 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, June 23, 2012 - 11:25am [Dine in]

My friend wanted to meet here having heard great things about the freshness. Great for lovers and lovers of of Asian food! The staff is very nice and friendly (especially June)! The atmosphere is warm and inviting. Items I have tried of which I like include, soy beans, miso soup, and sushi. What makes this place great is you have the option to create your own sushi roll from the menu or get sushi boxes! One thing I have not tried yet but look forward to trying is their Japanese cooked food. There always seem to be a good number of people at this restaurant and since they are all from Asian it seems authentic and I hope to visit again soon soon despite the high prices because the fish is so fresh!

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Best Sushi in Town
By dan81 of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, April 4, 2010 - 8:04pm [Dine in]

I used to live in the area a year ago & just came back yesterday to see a friend.
I was told that there is a new good sushi place in town. We decided to come here for dinner.
I had the mango lover roll & the green papaya salad. My friend ordered a smoked salmon salad and we shared a cold creamy sake bottle. Outstanding & Delicious!!

I definitely come back. This is the best place for dinner , good food, not expensive for a good meal. I bet u can't find any place can give u good sushi & good price like this.
Just one thing, their music was too loud although the place was cozy.

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Just want the price on the menu!
By yummynotsoyummy of Kerrisdale (25 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, August 8, 2009 - 11:08pm [Dine in]

I discovered this place a couple of months ago when picking up chinese food from a neighbouring rest. for my husband. I looked at their takeout menu and decided to order a veggie dragon roll ($7.50.) Got it home and it was great. Good size roll with plenty of ingredents inside. Another time I phoned a head for take-out. I ordered a combo roll that has 3 different rolls. I asked to switch a roll for a same priced roll. Was told on the phone no problem. When I arrived the price from the menu had increased a $1.00. When I question the increase, the women told me that there was an addition charge for changing combos. When I told her that I was not told I would be charged for changing, she took the addition $1.00 off. Another time I ordered the veggie dragon roll again and spicy tofu. When I went to pay for my order, I noticed it cost an additional $1.45 for the dragon roll. I questioned why, the women said the other lady must not know the price. The dragon roll this time was smaller and less flavour then previously. The spicy tofu sauce was good though. Over all this place is good. I wish their quality was the same each time and that they paid closer attention to what they are charging people.

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Great Japanese restaurant in the neighbor
By Jackcool of Unknown (6 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, September 22, 2008 - 3:28pm [Dine in]

I am surprised that this place change so much, from fish&chips to mexico to japanese, can it get any healthier? :D
My family just went there eat yesterday, and i am sastified.
At first i thought it is still the Mexican restaurant, and we were about to go, but we couldn't, so we stay and eat.
Their menu is huge with many food items, beers, and SAKE!!! (they have pretty sake container), i ordered a BIG BOAT of seafood tempura, and it is so big, and really deli. The servers are really friendly, and they sastify your requests, my wife wanted to change the box with different items, and they friendly accepted.
Yes, it is good, and the place is nice, better than the one's on Granville.
Did i mention their creative rolls? their mango maki is good, and SWEET!!
Cons: they need a bigger place, and no music, more tv for game shows (this is my personal view, i'm not saying the music is bad), and they need to stop being agressive at each others, lol.

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Really good, and friendly
By raikonsan of granville, vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, September 15, 2008 - 11:35pm [Dine in]

My house is near this restaurant, and i came eat here once, and i'm really sastified with the food, and services. I really like their uniforms.
Just like the previous viewer said, the beef teriyaki is good, but not really special. What i like about their food is their lemongrass rice combo, which is surprised me, not only that it is a vietnamese food, but also it's really good. And their spicy special roll - fire roll, is really yum. The waiter is really friendly, even though i sometimes found a lot of grammar mistakes in their sentence, :) they are attentive to you; if you need something, they will remember and give it to you. There are so many other good food here.
The lunch time is busy, and it is hard for me to have a seat. But it's really fast.
Overall, this is an outstanding new restaurant.

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