A neighbourhood sushi place with several creative rolls (see Honda Roll and Burrard Roll), as well as excellent deals on sushi and meal combos. Hot Japanese dishes also available. Open Mon - Sat for lunch and dinner.
I found this place by chance two summers ago and was pleasantly surprised by the taste of the brown rice rolls, but my dinner experience today was so unsatisfactory that I will not return again. We were the only people dining in the restaurant but they seemed to prioritize take-out and we had to wait more than 15 minutes to receive our orders. They also managed to bring us tuna maki instead of salmon, and used purple rice instead of brown rice.
We politely told the waitress (who was not friendly and seemed to treat us with disgust) that she maid a mistake with our order, but she insisted that the grey fish was salmon.
The food tasted fine but the portions were small and we left hungry and appalled at the way we were treated. This place should be avoided.
Cheap, fast, delicious. My wife and I eat here once a week now. They have a good selection with neat house rolls that arrive just as advertised. Ordered the real crab dragon roll and it was superb, also decorated like a dragon with big slices of salmon, mackerel and lots of other goodies.
The fish is very fresh as are the other ingredients. Tried the agedashi tofu and miso soup, both were hot and tasty.
Very reasonably priced. Unless you want an izakaya restaurant, you can skip the other Japanese restaurants in the area. Mazuya looks like just another little sushi cafe but it is head and shoulders above its competition. Eating in is nice as the service is friendly and prompt and they play nice music.
I've eaten here a few times, and I am never disappointed with their food. I've tried a few of the 'normal' rolls like the unagi, tekka, and salmon- all are very good. However, the best rolls I've had here are their "Chef Special Roll". I particularly like the Phyllis Roll (Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese, Mango, Avocado, & Tobiko). It's a small place and they also do delivery so there are always a lot of people coming in and out. I like that it's on a stretch of road that doesn't get too crowded much like most of the restaurants along Broadway. It's a nice little find, and the fresh ingredients they use are the reason why their always so busy.
Overall, one of my favourite sushi places in Vancouver.
Went to Mazuya on Saturday night for an early dinner. My dining partner and I had an entertainment coupon for "this place", turns out that they've since switched owners. They did give us 10% off in lieu of the 2-for-1 entree listed on the coupon, because the restaurant has changed owners/names. Very nice of them. They did no need to do that. Anyways, we had the salmon sashimi, bento box B (salmon & tuna nigiri, tempura, salad, beef teriyaki) and the spicy tuna roll. Everything tasted wonderful, but the "spicy" tuna wasn't really spicy and had more of a sweet sauce on it. Still good but not exactly what we were expecting. The service was prompt and delightful. There was only 1 other diner in the restaurant when we were there, but some regulars trickled in for take-out and were welcomed with "Hellos!" and "How is your daughter/new job/boyfriend" and such. Great quiet place for a quick bite. However, my Dutchy dining partner did not speak too highly of the washroom...
This is the best place to find QUALITY casual and fair priced sushi in Kits. Honestly!
So good - the Burrard Roll and other specialty rolls are a hit. They use quality tempura batter so that their dynamite rolls and tempura taste perfect - not like fish sticks like other sushi places around town.
It is busy at lunch if you go past 1230 but so worth it! Even for delivery. To be earth-wise call in an order and bring your own tupperware to save on the plastic and styrofoam - they will put it on your own to-go plates.
I love, love, love this place. having tried many places in Kits I can honestly say this is #1 for price, service, and especially TASTE.
If you were thinking of going to The Sushi Bar on 4th and Burrard - think again. Walk up Burrard 3 1/2 blocks and pay the same price for WAY WAY WAY better food.
I am a regular to this restaurant since current ownership took over. Always very courteous service, and great sushi - certainly inexpensive for the quality. The next step up in quality entails a huge step up in price to the famous sushi house in Vancouver. The in-house dining is nothing spectacular, but clean. It undersells the food.
Food is the best casual sushi in town of the 10 or so other restaurants I've been to.
went here around 8pm Wed. after a day at Kits beach with the kids. I really liked the friendly and prompt service. Wasn't too busy at that time. Had sushi/sashimi/udon/donburi. Food came w/reasonably good speed given, and always like a place that can serve miso that is Hot (not lukewarm). The Udon was also hot. Overall good standard japanese fare, decent value for Kits.
My boyfriend and II decided to try Mazuya for a sushi date because the reviews here seemed good and because it is close to his apartment, and we are glad we did! It's great to know there's an inexpensive but good sushi place nearby; for the two of us, we spent about $24 (before tip), and got veggie tempura (9 pieces), a dynamite roll, a rainbow roll, and mango-coconut ice cream. If you just went for the sushi you could spend even less, or get more for the same. Both of the rolls and we got were quite good, they were fresh and they held together really nicely. They have a number of basic rolls that are priced between 2-something and 4-something dollars, anything from a kappa roll or california roll to something a bit more complex like the dynamite or BC roll. They also have about a dozen special rolls, some of which are probably somewhat standard (like the rainbow roll we got) and some of which are more creative variations. They cost between 7 and 12 dollars (most are around 9) depending on what they are, so a bit more, but there are also more pieces, the presentation is lovely, and the taste is totally worth it. We didn't get anything other than maki rolls so I can't really comment on other types of sushi, but the various kinds of raw fish on the rainbow rolls were fresh and good. The tea was kinda weak but in terms of what's important about a sushi place, good sushi is way above the tea! There were some combos on the menu as well as bento boxes that were reasonably priced and looked good from what other people in the restaurant had. The veggie tempura was good, the dipping sauce was a little bit sweet for our tastes but not unpleasant.
Ambiance-wise, it doesn't look like much on the outside necessarily, but inside it's light, cute, and clean, and they were playing some pleasant chill music; it was a nice place to sit for an hour or two. We were the only customers when we got there at 6:15 on a Thursday, but by the time we left there were about 10 people; the place is pretty small, probably couldn't handle more than 15 or 20 at best. The notes on the wall with people's recommendations is a nice touch.
The chef and waitress were friendly and welcoming. The waitress didn't take our order or bring the check super fast, particularly after more people came in, but the food was brought quickly and the tea was refilled several times. I guess if you didn't have much time you might have to be a bit proactive about ordering/getting the check.
Overall I was impressed and would definitely come back and bring friends, and would like to try some of the other special rolls.
Mazuya is a rare gem of a place. Have been here four times and the food has been excellent especially the unique rolls the chef has created. I love the Honda sushi and Mango Sushi. Each mouthful is a real treat. Though small and on busy lunch hours, service could be delayed, it is still worth while coming here. The value for food is outstanding especially with the box lunches. Guests have left little notes about the place on a kudos board (it's really a fish net where notes are hung with tiny clothespins, really cute) and its worthwhile trying out their recommendations.
I've lived half a block away from this restaurant for four years and only started going for the last two. In the last year or so, the ownership changed, and it got even better than it was before!
The staff here are SO unbelievably friendly - they know me, they're always sincere, conversational, and happy to have you dining with them.
The food is creative, fresh, meticulously done, and most importantly, delicious. They have signature rolls that are beautiful and interesting, as well as great fresh sashimi. They even have wild salmon sashimi, which is incredible - if you can get it before it sells out!
The value is insane - it is so reasonably priced, sometimes you feel badly that you're not paying very much!
I'm so lucky that I live less than a minute's walk away from Mazuya...I consider myself really spoiled!
I've walked past this place for years, never giving it a second thought. Something seemed different last week when I went past, the place looked really appealing so I gave it a try and was pleasantly surprised.
It's a small space with attractive decoration, including a nice green color on the walls.
The waitress seemed sincerely hospitable. After asking a few questions, I discovered that the ownership and chef had very recently changed. Obviously a change for the best.
The tea was fresh and sweet.
I ordered the miso soup and the "Honda Roll" (a large house-special roll, of which there are several).
Presentation was attractive, with the sort of glazed ceramic dish you see at the more up-scale places.
The soup was made in-house (no powdered mix), reminded me of home-made. Simple but solid.
The roll contained tempura prawns among other things, with avocado and bbq eel on top. It was lightly drizzled with two house sauces and absolutely delicious.
I was most impressed by the freshness of the roll. The tempura was light, the prawns not overdone. There was obvious care in the preparation of my order.
I look forward to returning to Mazuya to sample the rest of their menu.