Driving up Main Street and sushi searching we wandered into Nikkyu. The menu was varied with some out of the ordinary selections, Very reasonably priced...my luncheon special had miso soup, 3 large pieces of tuna sashimi, salad, black cod and scallops in terriyaki sauce with rice ($9.25). Service was pleasant and the meal better than many other more expensive sushi ones I've had lately. Will be back!
After driving up to Zipang sushi to discover it was closed Monday night, we had to eat at Nikkyu instead. Prices are fair, but you can get a better deal somewhere else. For $9, I got miso soup, salad, 3 wings, 6pcs cali roll, small beef teriyaki and side rice. Food taste was okay, nothing special. However, beef teriyaki was fatty and at the same time, dry as hell and hurt to swallow.
Service was again, just okay.
Would I return? Let's just say, I was really disappointed that Zipang was closed - before and especially after this dinner.
I will give them props for serving an order of chicken teriyaki very fast and sizzling. It was good but the sushi I ordered took way too long for a quiet restaurant and didn't taste up to par. Tea refills were non-existant. I finished my meal and was forced to wait over 15 minutes for the bill. This I can accept in a busy restaurant but it wasn't and getting a servers attention was next to impossible. There are far too many sushi restaurants to ever go back here.
I've tried several rolls here and udon dishes and i've come to the conclusion that though non of them were innovative and gave me a wow factor i found everything to be of decent quality. So if your on main craving sushi i say give it a try! There mango roll was pretty tasty and i enjoyed the sashimi. The value was solid. You pay for fresh ingredience. The ambience was nice and had all the usual japanese decor and the pictures on the wall were very pretty.
Used a groupon on my first visit here. Enjoyed our meal - good udon, rolls, and dinner box, but miso soup could have been hotter. Good value, even without the groupon, and service was decent enough. Plenty of free parking nearby and no having to wait for a table, which was nice.
I ordered a sushi combo and noodles for delivery. Apparently the online system 'checks' your postal code before you can order to make sure you are within the delivery range of Nikkyu Restaurant. After I submitted my order I received a call that I am outside their range and would have to order a minimum of $25 for them to come to my house. So I did.
Not too long after I received the delivery. They didn't take into account that I already paid $24 online and just have to pay the extra item to reach now $29. After a while we figured that out. Once I opened the bag I recognized that 2 rolls from the combo were missing (salmon & tuna) so I called the restaurant but due to the 'distance' they did not want to deliver the missing items. I was offered a discount for another order which I declined so they offered a $5 refund on my card which I never received.
If you do order from this restaurant make sure you don't get ripped off as I paid way too much for not receiving the items I wanted. Service is horrible.
We have eaten in at Nikkyu many times but ordered out more. This is a great place for takeout and they can have your order ready for pickup in 15 minutes.
We often order the Yakisoba, sashimi, and special rolls and all are delicious on a consistent basis. I would recommend any of these choices and I'm sure the rest of the menu is good as well.
With some many Sushi joints to compete with Nikkyu offers incredible value for your money. The portions are good and the price is right.
I would recommend the place but warn folks that this isn't the place for a date or a dining experience. The restaurant is bland with a large TV randomly placed to compliment the bizarre music playing in the background.
Been to Nikkyu several times and each time was great. Food was good, service was prompt. My most recent visit was last week before the Whitecaps game. The restaurant was full inside so we sat outside. Food arrived just as fast as the previous times we've sat inside. My partner and I normally order a bento box (several to choose), beef yakisoba and a roll or two. We've Never been dissapointed and even though it is a bit of a drive for us, we elect to eat here for sushi. Good beer prices too! Recommended.
Don't really have much to complain about with this place. The rolls are a little on the small side but the sushi is still pretty nice.
The sushi usually tastes fresh. Really, I'm personally not a cali roll fan but this place makes some pretty good ones. I'm a huge lover of toro and Nikkyu never fails to please me in this department.
I really like the servers here. They're quite attentive as opposed to some places.
Overall, when I'm not exactly in the area I still like to come here for a meal.
Best sushi value and taste in Van CIty. True original authentic sushi. Firstly, the soup at the beginning were awesome and free. Service was pretty damn fast and the California roll & Shrimp tempura rolls were equally awesome. Definitely somewhere to try out. Also very traditional sushi palce: free oranage at the end of the meal no extra charge.
i've gone into nikkyu a number of times and have always had some sort of complaint that i never bothered to address and after a few times of rude service, messed up order and below decent sushi which is over priced to begin with i am just fed up and will not be stepping foot back in it.
first off i've tipped every time i've paid for take out and never even receive a smile or any aknowledgement let alone a thank you once.
they always find some way to mess up my order.. last time it was UNCOOKED YAM in my yam roll if that is even fathomable.
the time before that i ordered a beef udon, took it home and the broth seemed to be some smelly yellow fishy broth which didnt look like it belonged to any dish and did not even REMOTELY taste like the usual beef udon broth.. and this is by no means a CHEAP sushi place that should be making mistakes like this..
i HIGHLY suggest to anyone who lives on main street to walk, bus or drive an extra 11 blocks to Ogenki sushi which has a daily special (yam roll, cali roll, cucumber roll and miso soup) for $6.95 which would probably cost around $20 at the overpriced "nikkyu".. the people are much friendlier and the sushi is actually better tasting if you can believe it.. i actually live closer to nikkyu which is why it bugs me that their service/food/pricing is as bad as it is..
i hope these people read these reviews and make an effort to have better business sense because right now it is insulting quite frankly.
Haven't tried the delivery service yet, which sounds very tempting, but the food there is good enough and the ambiance pleasant enough that I actually want to drive the 10 minutes to eat at the restaurant. The pleasant J-pop, or Japanese soft-rock background music adds to the eating experience. Have been there 6 or 7 times now since my wife and I randomly gave it a try. The menu and the food does not feel totally authentic Japanese, but should pleasantly cater to the taste of Vancouverites. The deep fried chicken wings are light and crispy. The ramen has more ingredients than any other ramen place I have even seen. So you get quantity and quality. The Nikkyu salted ramen soup base generally tastes good, but it did surprise me by tasting richer than usual once and lighter than usual at another time. That is probably not noticeable to those who are not paying attention. You get great deals on the uni, sea urchin eggs. If you are a fan of sea urchin eggs, this reason alone is worth a visit. Somehow I find the outside appearance not very inviting, but once inside, it feels nice. That may explain why it is usually not as full of customers as I would expect it should be.
I have liked their delivery, have had it maybe 5 times or so and it's always been good! Never have been inside the restaurant. I've never had a problem with any of the items delivered and it's always been hot (if it should be), and fresh. I consider it about 1 step up from "Sushi Bang" on W. Broadway that doesn't deliver and only takes cash! It's not great sushi, but it certainly is edible & satisfying, and did I mention that they deliver?! No complaints!
P.S. I only left the ambiance rating as poor, as Dinehere wouldn't allow "Unknown"...
Had read other reviews of slow delivery, so I asked and was told thirty minutes, and it was about thirty minutes. negitoro rolls were very flavourful, rolls were well made with not too much rice like alot of 'fast food' sushi. tuna nigiri was good and well made (doesn't fall apart) but salmon was not very moist or flavourful. i was very dissappointed with the gomae that someone commented was good. very little dressing and it seemed like it was mostly stems or i guess it wasn't fully steamed because i could hardly chew it. i will definitely order again and try some other things.
I eat in the restaurant as well as get delivery. As for the last comment, I suspect it was ordered around dinner time, I I always wait, and expect to wait, at LEAST an hour for deliveries all throughout Vancouver during the peak hours. They're a super busy place. Inside, the service sucks, but the food is completely worth it, I love their goma-ae and in the summer they have delicious fruit-sushi rolls. Weird sounding, but it's a refreshing idea. Local beer is $3 a bottle. Delivery is decent too, friendly delivery guys, food's still warm upon arrival. Cozy likable place.
We went with Nikkyu because it is pretty difficult to find a sushi place that delivers to east vancouver. Nikkyu was found using www.yummyweb.com, I can only hope the other restaurants represented there are better than this. Delivery took almost a full hour, in spite of the closeness of our location to the restaurant (roughly 15 blocks). Upon opening, we realized that our dynamite roll was missing. Tempura was overbattered, my yakisoba was oily and lukewarm, the california roll filling was practically pureed and the goma-ae was watery. Not a single item we ordered was on par for the swarm of sushi restaurants in vancouver. The worst of all had to be my Alaska roll, in which the salmon was nowhere near fresh, never before have i tasted such a fishy taste.
I'd avoid at all costs, a shame because I'd really like to find a reliable sushi delivery place.
This is a small, pleasant restuarant. The service wasn't great but it was very busy when as I went on a Friday night. The servers were polite enough and the food came quickley, but it was difficult to catch their attention and they forgot to bring me a drink I ordered. The food was delicious and the value was outstanding. I ordered a Bento special for $8.95 and I couldn't finish all the food, despite the fact that it was all very fresh and tasty. My dinner companion and I ordered a large amount of food and shared a large Japanese beer and the bill was under $40 dollars. Despite the fact that the service wasn't amazing, I would certainly go back because the food was so good.
We have tried every sushi place on Main between Broadway and 25th (including Sushiyama), and Nikkyu is by far the best.
The food is served quickly with good attention to detail. The roles are small, but plentiful and not sloppy. Excellent Sashimi, really nice salmon cuts.
The vegetarian combo's are also fantastic, and you have lots to choose from!
Service is good, consistent and quick. Very pleasant staff and chefs always greet diners. Delivery is fast and there has never been a mistake with our order.
Value is great! $20.00 worth of food is way too much for 2 people with healthy appetites!
The restaurant is small, but clean with minimal outdoor seating.
They also use recyclable take out containers (yay!)
Overall, we are lucky to have found this little sushi place and return at least 1x/ week!
I've only ever ordered delivery from Nikkyu and most of the delivery guys have been pleasant, friendly, and very nice except for a recent experience with a delivery man who wouldn't take his eyes off his feet. It was very uncomfortable and awkward. Food is decent and I've enjoyed it ordering in for over a year but this weirdo has changed my opinion. I've also heard rumours that this place serves Shark fin soup which I refuse to support after watching shark water. I'll order from other places from now on.
Don't go here if you're actually hungry. I ordered a $10 nigiri and sushi combo. When my food arrived, the nigiri were so small it was laughable, and the california roll didn't have any avocado - only a few tiny slivers of cucumber skin. On top of that, none of it tasted particularly good.
The only positive thing I can say about this restaurant is that the waitress was pleasant, the decor is inoffensive, and they were quick to refill my teacup. Overall, though, it was a disappointing waste of money, and I sure won't be back!