I came back to give them another couple of tries to make a better review, plus the owner here is very nice and one of the girls at the counter is very friendly.
From my previous review, I complained about the maki style avocado rolls (which is not what most other sushi joints do), really badly made yam tempura (which is STILL a problem- sticks of yam to batter ratio is like 1:1) and their poorly seasoned rice, which I think is still a problem. Since then, I've changed back to eating meat. So I gave the chopped scallop roll a try. The actual scallop is good, but VERY minimal. It's like, 3/4 rice and 1/4- but my coworker advised me this varies hugely between sushi chefs. Chicken dynamite roll is probably their best I think, it's pretty good- not traditional sushi though, more westernized cause it's flavoured with sauce on top really. The Alaska roll is okay, nothing wrong with ingredients here but I found it too mushy (salmon and avocado). Dynamite roll is just mediocre, same goes for California roll. The yam tempura is still an issue for me though.
The place looks clean with modern furniture, so I'll give them that. If I order anything, it'll be the chicken dynamite roll. The prawn one is okay too. The pricing is expected, considering that it's in the downtown area- around 2.50-3.50 for most rolls.
I eat sushi a lot, and I thought I’d try this place as the location is convenient for me. I didn’t have huge expectations, but thought it would be decent.
The first time I was there it was really busy and chaotic and the service was poor/rude. I can understand if there is a lunch rush, but there are ways a restaurant should manage during peak times. For instance, staff should still be courteous. When I got my food, it was the worst tasting and poorest assembled sushi I’d ever had. I only ate about half, and that was only cause I was really hungry.
Thinking I may have just caught this place on a bad day- I tried it again recently. The food was still awful. There are so many hole in the wall sushi places in this city, there is no reason for anyone to go here.
I go to school right beside this place and they have the best California rolls ever. Being mostly vegetarian my sushi options are well... very limited obviously. Therefore I’ve tried California rolls from a lot of places. But this place by far has the best rolls I’ve come across in terms of taste and cost effectiveness.
The avocado inside is fresh which i love; i hate it when the avocado goes brown it tends lose its flavour.
Plus you can tell the sushi is fresh as the rice is nice and soft.
I know there is another sushi place adjacent to this one of which I’ve heard good reviews but the reason why i prefer this one over the other is that this place doesn’t charge a service fee for making a purchase with your credit card.
I stopped here to do a pick up for the family as I wasn't in the mood to cook dinner, also I walk past this place everyday to and from work and thought I'd give it a try. There's usually not many patrons whenever I pass by ( could be the time of day? ), definitely much more day-to-day foot traffic when you look through StarBucks window next door.
The girl behind the counter was very cheerful and smiley :)
The bright orange walls and mish-mashed chairs and tables seemed to say "just sit down and eat, don't pay attention to empty cavernous ambiance. " :(
The sushi was okay, I ordered Cali-Tuna-Salmon rolls and the taste was mediocre. Not bad, not good, mediocre :/
Would I suggest this place to anyone, no. Would I dissuade anyone from going here, no. Just keep in mind that this place is very similar to what you'd encounter at a food court sushi place.
This place wood fit the phrase - good not great. It is palatable and there are enuff choices to satisfy most. I normally go for the nigiri combo and sun-out the Cali roll (which is not my fave)
YEAH, I've had much better sushi (even in Vanc) and this place is akin to a food-court place @ mall. But, I would rather come here than go 2 McD's, Subway or the like