Small, traditional style Japanese sushi restaurant.
Tried this place only once.
Ordered a love boat ($45 for 2 people). One of very few combination dinner options that offer a variety of food that they offer. The menu is more traditional ala carte style, which I usually find tedious to order off of.
The food was good. The robata prawns and scallops very good. Beef and chicken teriyaki were served over dry noodles instead of the typical bean sprouts, with carrots that were soft instead of hard. In other words things were a bit different and in a good way I think. A nice variety of sashimi and sushi. What I liked most was everything was in small bite sizes, including the tempura. There was plenty of food and we left stuffed.
Service was pleasant but the place was a little bit disorganized, no soy sauce or eating utensils ready when food arrived, etc., which we had to ask for.
My biggest problem with the place was the room. I almost wanted to leave when I walked in. That said it very much resembles some low end family run places I have been to in Japan. This was just a small room with tables set in such a way that you kind of felt like you were eating beside someone if you were sitting at the wrong one. Wallpaper was rubbed off the walls at the top, not sure if this was intentional or what (it didn't look good). Tables were left dirty for longer than you might like. Normally maybe not a problem but you can see every table in the place from wherever you sit. Washrooms were clean though. Most interesting thing about the ambience was the variety of people in there. I guess I'm used to eating sushi in burnaby/vancouver where 90% of the diners are asian people under 30. On the north shore there is always a wide variety of people eating at places like this and it was really varied here. Kind of cool.
In summary the food is good, but I probably won't be back because there are options with equal food with a better room and cheaper prices (hint, walk half a block west to Sapporo).
I had lunch there today. First negative point, my server's English was so bad that the plate of food I ordered in no way resembled her description of it and, of course, as a result I was disappointed. Second negative point, the waitress asked me how I was enjoying my dinner while I was chewing my food. I turned to her to show her that my mouth was full and she just stood there smiling, waiting for me to finish my mouthful. Rude, rude, rude. I always despise this all too common discourtesy. Third, the fried chicken of the meal was extremely greasy. It had not been drained properly. It was an unpleasant meal altogether - the main reason being the server's brainless discourtesy and poor English.
Thought this was the same iowner as the one on Victoria/49th in Vancouver...
Ordered the chicken terayaki and California Roll (kinda like a test), and as long as the place was clean, esp. the washrooms, that's good in my books. The nice thing was they weren't crazy size bites that one couldn't put in the mouth.
Service was good, and plenty of street parking on a weeknite.
This spot has been around for some years now, and I love their food. Whenever I'm home-sick, this is where I go. One of the best quality sashimi and fishes in general. The way all of their dishes are spiced is very accurate to what the real Japanese dishes should taste like. The owner (he's not there all the time) is a very good cook, sometimes I will ask for a Japanese dish that is not listed on the menu and he's never failed to satisfy me! If anyone's into eel, ask for "chopped eel", it's one of their specialties that is not on the menu but very tasty. Their atmosphere is not "up to date" but the food sure is good. I could never stop going here.
I was not sure if it was bad timing but the service was not so good.
They brought wrong food, which was not good as I expected but not bad for sure.
Ambiance is not that great as well so it might be good if you are just going to eat there instead of the fast food for sure.
I would go to other restaurant if you want the good ambiance restaurant.
Excellent vegetarian and prawn and real crab sushi. Waitresses were very pleasant and attentive with tea refills. The lunchboxes with tempura etc are fresh and crispy and priced for a good deal. I have been 3 times and I will continue to return when I have the craving. Decor is minimal and could use some prints or artwork on the walls. No complaints.
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