Sushi King House offers eat in or take out sushi at cheap prices. Get a 10% discount on one day advance orders and 5% on 2 hour advance notice orders.
I have been to this restaurant several times, mostly on the weekends, before heading to work in the area. The servers are always pleasant, they remember me each time I go there. The sushi is large, but unlike what Maverick may think, it isn't the amount of rice that makes them big, it is the actual fish and other ingredients. The fish is always fresh and the other dishes they serve (donburi and udon bowls) are tasty and very filling. Will return even if not working in the area.
i come here for sushi about once a week, these include the sushi we bring home on a week day, and the times when we have family gatherings or parties where we need to bring some food. The sushi here is great! the service is fast, and efficient. The staff here is fast and very smiley. They seem to get the point of customer service.
I usually go with the party trays, even when bringing home as i like the variety and large portions. But sometimes i like to order a la carte.
fills the need when you are hungry and don't want to cook.
1 House Special = meal for 2 @ $5.50, healthier and cheaper than fast foods any day. You have to try the seaweed and miso with clams, fantastic. Sushi portions are larger than any other sushi restaurant I've been to in the lower mainland. Service is fast and friendly. Only disadvantage is that they only accept cash but for 30 bucks/couple, you'll be stuffed.
There are so many sushi restaurants to pick from in Vancouver and finding one with good value is still sometimes hard but not here at Sushi King House on South Granville St.
Sushi Restaurant Criteria Checklist:
1. Japanese restaurant run by Japanese people - check
2. Clean - check
3. Sashimi size - check
4. Not too much rice on the sushi rolls - check
5. Proportional filling to rice - check
6. Variety - check
7. Value - check
- Great value for the hockey team and kids
- Very casual and accessible
- They have a house roll that is the size of a Yule log!
- Interior is too simple to bring a date
- Their English is not very good
- Neon lights in the window
- They use some disposible containers for plate service
- They have a house roll that is the size of a Yule log!
The writer: Is a former chef, server and former restaurant sanitation inspector and avid restaurant goer in the lower mainland.
I agree with the previous reviewer that this place is definitely not that great. I've been there once and the huge sushi is kind of frightening. The fish is not fresh at all. The size ruins my appetite as well. I recall that I felt I needed to stop eating after finishing 2 pieces of sushi. This is definitely not quality authentic japanese food. If you prefer quantity over quality and authenticity~ than I guess you won't mind dining here~ but if you want good food~ You should probably stay away~ I dont think this even qualifies as the Mcdonalds of japanese food~ at least Mcdonalds were created by americans~ its still authentic~
and yes the fish on the sushi is huge as well (they arent solely filling u up with rice) but the fish is of low quality~ so its the same deal
I'm pretty much a regular here so on April 23rd my sis-in-law and I shared the tuna & salmon combo and my boys had a california roll each. Rolls were huge as usual and tasty. The salmon looked and tasted good. But, the tuna looked grey and tasted fishy (don't ask me why we ate it and, yes, we should've complained). Later that day I had an awful stomach-ache and the D word. I'm not going back for a looong time and, when I do, I won't be ordering tuna!
Heard positive things about this place, so I walked on over there for takeout last night. The lady took my order and I hung out for a bit while I waited for my food. The servers all seemed very kind, one even asked if I wanted to eat anything while I waited. The restaurant is small though, like a lot of sushi places.
My order was done FAST, I was in and out of there in less than 10 minutes. Almost started to drool when I saw how big those rolls were. Oh and the negitoro was extremely TASTY.
Overall, definitely worth checking out. Good food for cheap prices!
My fav sushi place in all of lower mainland.
It has fed my sushi craving for over 5 years, whether rainy, snowy, windstorm, or chokingly humid, Sushi King was there for me on my way to UBC.
Service: very friendly. they know us by now and remembers what we order. very attentive on filling your tea/water, and always service with a smile =)
Food: They still have the best spicy agedashi tofu, the best(!) sauce for their tempura (and for only ~$5, you can get an appy tempura that has 4 prawns and 2 yam! *drool*). Their cones are amazingly huge.. try the spicy salmon, it's gigantic. their rolls are huge too. M other fav is the Uni Sushi when it is in season, $2 per sushi, and it too, yes, is gigantic. aww man now i want some sushi.
Ambiance: Decent. Maybe cuz i've been there for over 5 years, it feels very cozy. i prefer sitting near the back of this small restaurant .
In response to the reviewer below, I can guarantee you that Sushi King DOES NOT have "unbelievable sushi". There fish is fresh in the sense that they through a lot of fish a day due to their high turnover. Real "fresh" fish is based on the time it has been away from the water. Trust me, their fish is not fresh. In addition, their Salmon (and more than likely all of their fish) is farmed. Please google what happens to farmed salmon and what is in it. Its disgusting. Also, all of their cooked items tastes and looks like crap. Basically, it comes out the same as you would find at a AYCE place. If you want good cooked food, go to an izakaya, such as Guu.
I live fairly close to Sushi King and I do eat here on the rare occasion. Not because it is amazing quality, but because it is cheap. It offers good value for sushi, and it is convenient for me. It is akin to the Mcdonalds of sushi. But I sure wouldn't eat here on a weekly basis, nor would I make a trek here.
I agree with Maverick below. Size of sushi is not what counts. I have had sushi at Tsukiji fish market, and I fully understand what is quality sushi. Unfortunately, quality sushi is expensive, which is to be expected. If you want good sushi for a good price, check out Sushi Hachi in Richmond (awesome place) or Ajisai in Kerrisdale. $20-30 will get you an authentic taste of Japan.
When it comes to eating sushi I tend to lean towards an all you can eat restaurant - I like variety. However, for the days I crave for sushi but not all you can eat...Sushi King is always my first pick.
Their restaurant and location maybe a lil tough to get around, but their food makes up for it. The sunomono is generously portioned with real prawns - their sushi rolls are out of this world. The size and the amount of filling they add into their sushi rolls are outrageously huge. Their sashimi are fresh and well sized. Try their homemade spicy sauce - it's so good....not your typical viet chilly sauce most jap restaurant uses.
I wouldn't recommend going with a too large group as their dining area is quite limited. Sushi King has been consistent with their service, food and cleanliness - - good enough for me to keep returning^^
The name says it all ! Their sushi are really king size! It's a great bang for your buck. The sashimi quality is not the best, but it's not the worse either - but they're huge! The rolls are the best value. A half order of their ginormous house roll is more than enough for lunch and it's only $5.50! Their rolls are big and it's not only because it's stuffed with mostly rice. They actually stuff it with a lot of the good stuff! That's why we keep coming back!