The ambiance may not be fantastic, but the staff are friendly and the food is super tasty. I've gone here many times, and each time the sushi is fresh and delicious. My favorite is the dynamite roll - it's the best (and BIGGEST!!) I've tried anywhere in the city. If I had to point out something negative is perhaps that it's slow during a rush time - but what place isn't, especially when you're hungry and waiting for food? I really recommend this place.
We were just out looking for a not too expensive dinner after being out hiking all day and went into this restaurant. The ambiance was simple and appropriate. I personally didn't enjoy the TV that had the sound on a little too loud that was turned to a strange station but perhaps that was just me. They got really busy while we were there and the service slowed a bit but that was too be expected with a rush like that. Nice to see a new restaurant with what looked like a following already. The food was Great. The Kerisdale Roll was fantastic! We were stuffed, had a couple of beers each and the bill including tax and tip was under $50.
my friend started working there so while i waited for her to get off work i had a bite. the sushi wasn't too bad though the portions were small and the sashimi was cut into huge chunks. that put me off a bit, but it was okay. it's a little small family owned restaurant by 2 brothers and so service was somewhat slow since there was only one person in the kitchen and my friends and another person watching the front.
takoyaki were frozen, not fresh--avoid.
other that that it was a average small sushi joint similar to others, nothing special.
I can't say much for the ambiance as it was a take out order, but it was pretty much your standard small sushi restaurant - you don't come for the ambiance.
I was attracted to the place because they had lunch specials on the bento boxes and it was close to work so I ordered a take out one day and my co-worker asked if she could include an order in there. Ordering was no problem, it was paying for it. I was wanting to pay by debit and my co-worker gave me cash so I wanted it split so I could give her the proper change but the girl refused to split it and insist I pay it all either on debit or cash. She eventually got the manager who said splitting it would be too complicated nor would they break my co-workers bill so I gave up and paid on debit. I was astounded by this. It was TWO food orders, no alcohol and there was only one table in the restaurant and the kitchen wasn't making meals. If this was something I asked say, on a rush hour and it had been a table of ten who didn't notify of split cheques then yeah I would understand that but seriously, one $5 order and one $8 and adding 6% to both is too complicated?
The food itself was alright, nothing that would make me tell my friends about it. My co-workers avocado and salmon rolls looked good and she said it was very well made and well priced at $5. My bento had very little teriyaki and rice though it was solid. The gyoza were deep fried, I was a little disappointed as I expected and would have preferred pan fried but it wasn't a deal breaker. I would probably order from here again if I was really wanting some cheap Japanese on a budget but definitely a solo order.
Often 'bargain' sushi is, at best, just okay. Good value, good fun, but you generally get what you pay for. We were very surprised by just how good the sushi at Tokyo Miyako was. We were looking for a quick snack but decided to have more when we saw the dinner special pricing. Miso, two rolls, an additional choice (Spicy Agadashi Tofu was my selection) and a beer for $10.50. I didn't expect much to be honest, but I was wrong. The sushi rolls were of better than average quality and the quantity was excellent. The waitress was efficient, but at this price point you're just thankful they bring it to the table. The place seemed quite clean and there was nothing to complain about that I saw. The sushi chefs seemed to enjoy their jobs and added a cheerful feel to the place. I had the Dynamite Roll, Cali Roll and as mentioned, Spicy Agadashi Tofu. The choice of beer was limited to Kokanee and Canadian, but for the price I wasn't complaining! Overall, very good, very reasonable and I'll definitely go back.