Japanese robotic sushi for take-out
I had to double check the address when I read the review for this. I've been here many times (more so in the past) and I had always thought it was Robo Sushi. I used to go here lots later in the evening and drive over to Stanley Park to enjoy my sushi.
It's a "fujiya" style take out place with very little seating, but their sushi is really fresh. I especially love their BC roll - in fact, it's one of the best I've had.
I do have to admit I haven't been here in a while. The last time I came here (some months ago), the sushi wasn't as good as previous - but it's still not bad.
This is a great place to catch some sushi. Be sure to arrive early though. I think they stop making sushi at around 8-9pm.
As for the "robo" claim to their name (I don't know if this is still so), they used to be amongst the first in the city back then to use machines to dispense rice (for nigiri).
Sushi Robo is a small sushi place hidden amidst the Korean BBQ joints at the far end of Robson. They make sushi to order, or you can pick up from pre-made sushi trays. I had the California roll, a beef teriyaki roll and a small miso soup. The sushi is fresh, well prepared, and a good size despite the low price. The miso was pretty good, too.
The staff is friendly and the place is clean. There is a small eating area, but I was on the go, so I didn’t try it. They have some exotic rolls on the menu like Caribbean roll (Cali w/mango), but I leave that to some other adventurous diner.
I didn't see any robots or conveyors etc., so I don't get the name...
Been going to this little sushi place for years, watching the staff learn english - which for the most part has been very good! Price is decent, like $2.50 to $3.50 per roll, but the rolls are huge! Two rolls will fill or at least satisfy the average guy, no problem! Thats like eating at McDick's a couple doors down, without the queezy feelings 10 minutes down the road (and 10 pounds within no time!)
Recently started to carry all kinds of candies/weird items... not sure if they are selling, but only make the place look very cluttered. Otherwise, the dog potrait art is decent, albeit a tad out of place for a sushi place.
Recently visited this restaurant on a busy Saturday evening amongst the Olympic crowds. Lucky enough this place wasnt too crazy, as it's not "too" downtown. I was very impressed at both my meal and the price! The female server was very polite and was happy to serve us.
Our meals were very tasty and fresh! The price was very low for that neck of the woods...er, city.
It's a cute little restaurant, not a lot of seating...but would be perfect for take-out.
Would definitely visit again :)
Sushi Robo, or Robo Sushi, used to be my usual lunch spot. The rolls were well priced and usually freshly made. If something wasn't fresh, the chef would quickly assemble it with a decent quality. The staff were always friendly and happy to oblige specific requests.
However, it has recently changed hands and has gone significantly downhill. After a number of meals with stale shrimp and poor quality fish I have decided to no longer give them my business. The staff are not as pleasant as they once were. The rolls are now much smaller too. Overall the quality has dropped well below the other sushi restaurants in the surrounding area.