Located in the Summit Lodge, Sachi Sushi is a local and visitor's favourite in Whistler.
Located off the main tourist strolls, Sachi has developed a strong local following and has been voted as Whistler's best (at least most popular) Japanese in Pique Newsmagazine readers polls for the past couple of years. It's worth looking for. On our last visit we enjoyed chicken karaage, spicy agedashi (order a side of steamed rice to soak up all the yummy sauce), nabeyaki, and a number of rolls. The mango roll and Sachi roll, wrapped with a soy crepe rather than nori, are highlights.
Another good review from our front desk agent at the Westin and another let down. Sachi sushi was slow to sit us down with a half full restaurant, it was cramped and our server seemed angry at us, we noticed she was fighting with the Chef, it was weird. The food was standard, nothing special, the deep fried items were greasy and soggy. There just seemed to be lots of stress in there and the mood was hurry up and eat, we will not go back
I feel this is Whistler's second best sushi restaurant after Zen but it's prices are much more reasonable than Zen's. Not somewhere for a romantic setting though, but an excellent choice for lunch. I have been here many times and each time the sushi cuts are fresh and top quality.
The amazing mango rolls were my favorite dish and must be tried!
Girlfriend and I got the craving for sushi after a few days of backpacking. Neither of us familiar with Whistler, Sachi was the first sushi place we found driving around town. The prices were definitely higher than typical Vancouver rate, but I guess Whistler in general is more expensive. The restaurant was packed on a rainy Friday noon, but service was professional and prompt.
I would recommend the seeweed salad, roundhouse rolls (perfect), and mango rolls. We also had their big lunch box, which was miles above average. Judging by our experience, I do believe the other review that says everything on the menu is good.
We found the village afterwards, but I'm very happy to have stumbled upon Sachi.
We love this place whenever we are in Whistler. I love how the service the sushi on a little wooden boat. The food is fresh and well prepared and presented. Favorite sushi was the spicy tuna roll as well as the spider roll. Never had a disappointing meal or experience.
This is the only sushi place we've visited in Whistler, so who knows how it compares with it's immediate competitors. But we're used to Vancouver sushi, where it's fresh, and a roll is large and cut into 8 pieces. It was painful to pay significantly more per roll (as compared to Vancouver sushi shops) and to receive dinky little rolls, and only 6 pieces. The rolls were overly salty, and our veggie tempura was not cooked (unless you like your yam hard and cold).
We have been to Whistler many many times and tried all the Sushi Whistler has to offer. Truth be told we know should just stick to Vancouver for our sushi but we got sucked into trying Sachi by reading some of these reviews. It would have tasted better had we just ate the money in its bill form and followed that up with a dessert of chewing on quarters. The Sushi was by far the worst ether of us had ever tasted.... EVER. This is includes the $3.99 rolls you can by at a 7-11. The service was a joke. When we asked why it was the wrong color and you couldn't break apart the rice in the rolls the woman said we should just try different ones next time :>. I truly hope anyone reading this does themselves a favor and never wastes their money at this excuse of a restaurant.
If it was my first time eating Japanese I would have to write off the whole country due to the fact I would probably die from starvation from never being able to eat again.
Many people have a place in their hearts for a certain sushi place in the "village" and while thats not entirely unfounded, sachi is definitely the jewel of sushi dining in Whistler. The only negative about this place (might as well get it out of the way) is the cramped dining room and lack of private party rooms.
That wont matter after you take your first bite of anything from the menu. The Seared Ahi Nigiri is easily my favourite dish in the entiore town of whistler and find myself craving this perfectly prepared nigiri numerous times a day. The prices are in line with the rest of whistler adn the sake selection is good enough. Seriously I could encourage any item off the menu and you would be satisfied, keep in mind that if you normally wouldn`t order geoduck, don`t do it here and expect seomthing life changing.
The Green Tea Ice Cream and Mango Ice Sorbet are perfect finishers to a fabulous meal. If you wnat sushi, make a reservation and run, dont walk, to the front door.