Momo Sushi House is a new little sushi house tucked in behind Starbucks and beside the hardware store.
I've come here during my breaks (sometimes after work) to grab some food, so I'll say I've come here less than 10 times probably. Started coming here since they opened, and the place is very tiny. For those of you who can't see it, it's right around the corner from Starbucks.
The service here is very friendly, but it takes a LONG time for your order sometimes. Don't expect to eat in, there are probably enough spaces for maybe about 10 people or less. The waitress, if you can call her that, is very apologetic sometimes and warns you how long you'll have to wait for your order.
The food is decent for the price you pay. It's not the best, but it's not horrible. I usually get the avocado roll and yam tempura roll cause I'm a veggie. The avocado roll in the beginning was HUGE, like it was comparable to Samurai's.. and then it got a lot smaller? The yam tempura is delicious, but can be kind of oily because of the amount of tempura they put in. But really yummy. The rice is fine, but sometimes on an off day they might not roll it tight enough so that it breaks apart when you try to pick it up. But it still tastes good.
The food is really cheap. I know for each of those rolls it's like 2.50 compared to the other places where's it's at least 3.00 or more for about half the size.
Definitely come back for food if you're on a half hour break or more.. but skip it if you only have about 15 mins.
I've been a regular here for several months. The food has definitely gone down since they're opening. The food hasn't shrunk too much, it's just the quality of the food has gone down.
I've ordered their lunch boxes, the sashimi was still partially frozen one time. Salmon slice was not even cut to the size of the nigri sushi, it just kept trailing on. My once favourite yam rolls here are now not crunchy, almost always cold, and has 75% batter and 25% yam. Any of their rolls containing crab meat tastes a little off to me. The dynamite roll can sometimes have microscopic sized prawn tempura (oh, and all tempuras used for rolls are premade). They do have a decent chopped scallop roll, but I've been told by my friend that she doesn't like it at all. The rolls aren't well put together (problem since opening), cause it ALWAYS falls apart. The rice isn't very well seasoned with vinegar and can sometimes be a mess on your roll, like weird chunks hanging off a piece of sushi.
With that said, your order DEFINITELY varies from chef to chef. One guy makes the lunchboxes beautifully and tastes great, while the other slops on the food. So really depends on how lucky you are. They still have fairly cheap sushi and great deals, so I guess you're really getting what you paid for now.
The chefs aren't very friendly, but the people working at cash (especially the guy with glasses) is super friendly, which kinda makes up for it. I don't know if I'll continue eating lunch here, may have to find new place.
The first time I walked in, I noticed Momo Sushi were like most other restaurants that just open and aren't franchises; cheap decor, but optimistic smiles and a warm welcome. I sat down and was handed a menu from a very nice lady and I first noticed the price. It was rather typical of other sushi places, but I liked their selection. I believe I got the spicy tuna roll and some spinach gomae-e.
While waiting, I was surprised with a complimentary temaki sushi (sushi cone). It was really nice to even look at. It was well presented, and the taste was unbelievable. I'd thought at first that maybe something had gone wrong with my original order of sushi, but right following the temaki came my sushi.
First and foremost, the size of the rolls were HUGE! Each one full of ingredient rather than just a thick layer of rice, and the spicy tuna tasted even better than I'd expected. It was not too spicy, and the tuna was really nice and fresh. I've noticed now though, the rolls have gotten a little smaller, but it's completely understandable. Regardless of downgrade in size, the rolls to this day haven't gotten any less tasty, and the size isn't that different from the original. They're still pretty big.
In terms of the gomae-e, there was a great amount of spinach, and the perfect amount of sesame to balance it out. Great way to start out my meal.
Whenever someone asks about a great place to get some sushi, I ALWAYS recommend this place, and for good reason!
I have eaten here many times and always can't wait to go back. The service is super-friendly and the orders are filled promptly. Free hot green tea is also a plus. All the bento boxes are incredibly fresh, huge and delicious. Great choices are california rolls, salmon rolls, YAM TEMPURA rolls and the BC rolls. Wonderful miso soup and goma-ae rounds out any meals. Two people can be stuffed for under $15. It can't be beat!
No question, it is amazing that they can provide such amount and quality of sushi for such good price ! It maybe is not the high top sushi restaurant in the city but for the best value and satisfaction, I think Momo is the best sushi restaurant in downtown Vancouver. Located near Stanley Park so maybe a good idea to pick up takeout and enjoy sushi picnic in the park on a sunny day.
This is my new regular spot for lunch. I'm a bit loathe to post here as I don't want to lose the intimacy of this little place, but I also want to see them survive in such a competative market. They are sooo good. The staff are super friendly and very accomodating. The food is very fresh with good quality ingredients and the most generous portions ever. Three of use easily eat our lunch for less than $12. The standard rolls, keppa, tune etc.. are all good but the outstanding rolls are the more specialty ones like the dynamite rolls or phillidelphia rolls. The chef makes them unique (and large).
I will keep coming back here and highly reccomend it.
Momo Sushi House is a little hole in the wall tucked in behind the Starbucks at Bidwell and Robson, next door to the tiny westend hardware store. I walk by the location each morning on my way to work and though there was a sushi place there previously it didn't last long, and Momo had a bit better look to it. I grabbed a takeout menu on my way by the other day and the prices were comparable to other quick sushi places in the hood.
On my way home tonight I stopped in ordered a yam roll, kappa roll and Goma-ea. There's not too much seating, a few tables inside, one outside and a little sushi bar, so I got mine to go. The rolls and salad were made fresh, the goma-ea was a good sized portion with lots of dressing (not too thick), very good. The kappa roll was great, rather than larger stalks of cucumber they slivered the cucumber and rolled a good sized portion up. But the BEST roll was the most amazing yam roll I've ever had. Wow, it was HUGE! Really, no joking, this yam roll was the size of some house rolls at other sushi places. Lots of nice yam cooked just right with just the right amount of tempura, and it was only $2.50. The whole meal was only just over $8, great value for fresh sushi I say. I'll definitely be back and encourage everyone to give Momo Sushi House a try.
The staff were super friendly, too. I'll be back next week for the yam roll;-)
The place is small, and the ambiance is definitely cheap looking and sub-par. At least it's clean.
But the food is good, and the prices are great. Besides, the portions are definitely larger than average and you feel like you are getting a great value , which is no ordinary feat considering the amount of sushi places in town and in the area in particular.
The service and staff are definitely friendly and welcoming. If you live close to it I would recommend making it your go-to takeout facility, as you won't have to deal with the bad ambiance, you can call ahead to avoid the long wait times other people have griped about , and best of all: you will get the best value in the neighborhood for decent , solid sushi.
Highlights: I think the $20 party tray is a steal for how huge it is. Feeds at least 3 hungry people.