Kappa Japanese serves a menu of authentic, fresh, high quality sushi. Kappa is open for dinner Wednesday to Sunday.
Well we finally got to what many term "the" place in White Rock for sushi.
One of the few sushi restaurants locally with the private rooms and this always makes for a somewhat more intimate and less rushed dining experience. Eating sushi tends to be somewhat matter of fact most places.
The service was very good. Staff are pleasant. And the food, and we ordered quite a quantity to share as there were 4 of us, was nicely spaced on the delivery to our table.
Overall quality was quite good. One of my minor beefs with this website is having to jump from solid (which I term good/dependable ), to oustanding). It was certainly solid but I would not say outstanding. But those are the choices.
The specials I found disapointing. Several featured Ahi tuna the night we visited & the presentation was ok but nothing special taste wise. Quite bland.
Prices are a dollar or so more a roll than you would typically pay elsewhere, so i guess you can put that down to the more upscale dining enviornment.
Overall, a very pleasant evening spent with good friends. But I hate to say it yet again, I'll take Maple Sushi.
A friend told us to give this place a try so we went there for dinner. We were pleasantly surprised by this place. The decor is kinda scattered but the food was really good. I had a couple of the sushi rolls. The White Rock Roll is definitely one of my favourites. The Dynomite Roll was one of the best I've tried. My wife liked the Agedashi Tofu and the Tuna & Salmon Sashimi. The fish was fresh and the presentation was good. Service was okay and the menu is a little more expensive than some of the other places I've been to but you get what you pay for. Going to give this place another shot with some friends so I can try some more of their rolls.
Last night was the second time I attended Kappa Sushi.
As the number of places is limited, I strongly suggest to call prior to attending. We were lucky, there was no wait and a reservation got cancelled. We waited less than 10 minutes to be seated.
Kappa is located in a house. There is no table and chairs there. All private Tatami rooms, which is very pleasant.
We ordered one of their special of the day, Asparagus Gyoza. There were fabulous!
Followed an order of Goma Ae, Spicy Tuna, that was good, Dynamite Roll, the best I've ever eaten and a Mango Roll, very refreshing. For the 2 of us, it was a perfect meal, well paced by our waitress.
It took a little while to have our food after the order was made, but our waitress was present, bringing us tea and water. It was also a busy Sunday night and we were crazy hungry!
Overall, a great experience and we'll go again!
Run and maintained by two of the most gracious people I have ever encountered, this small restaurant resembles something out of a big city when you're inside. The sushi is imaginative and successful in every aspect. Presentation is exquisite. They can be very busy at times so eating in requires patience for the one and only hostess/server. The chef makes excellent recomendations, considering the customer's tastes, based on the orders made.
This family owned and operated restaurant has been our favorite place for many years. The food is so beautifully presented - last night we had large fresh orchids on several dishes. In season, flowers are often picked from the garden out back. Food is always served either piping hot or perfectly chilled as required. Fish is always very firm and fresh. A 'must try' is the spicey aga-dashi tofu - even for those who don't like tofu, this will change your mind.
My family has enjoyed going here for years. I compare all sushi joints to Kappa and NONE (other than The Eatery in Vancouver) even closely compare!
The menu states that the food does not come as quickly as other Japanese restaurants - so be prepared to wait longer than the 4 minutes it usually takes at other places. This is because its FRESH, hand made to order and DELICIOUS!
It is great for a date night or gathering with friends as you are in your own little room and have privacy from noise from other tables.
Love it and will enjoy it for years to come.
Firstly, the food is over priced in this restaurant. A Teriyaki dinner combo for $20? They must be mad, especially when the chicken pieces are cut into very small pieces. The food itself is decent tasting however, just not worth the price. I like their shabu soup and their miso soup. Tempura wasn't very good, we ordered sweet potato tempura, and it wasn't cooked properly...it was raw so the potatoes were still crunchy:( The gyoza quite nice as well. Their sushi is again so-so, but unique in not a good way!? The sushi rice tastes like it has sugar in it...anyways i wouldn't recommend any of their rolls. The decor is cute, I like the flower arrangements on the tables, very pretty. Service is alright as well, quite an attentive staff.
I went there 3 times in past one year and always enjoyed the service, food and environment. Good quality fish. Clean place. Try the Special Rolls, they are outstanding,they are really special, some you never seen anywhere before The chefs are really creative. Dished are decorate very inspired. That the way a good sushi should be: Fresh fish and well-prepared
I recommend it, try the special rolls.
We used to bring sushi from vancouver back to our house in south surrey but no more! This restaurant is better than most in vancouver. Very fresh ingredients and tasty combinations of flavours. We have not had the chance to dine in yet but take out is always piping hot or cold as appropriate. Spicy age dashi tofu is yummy and the tuna tataki is a must try.
We made reservations for 2012 Mothers Day. We began ordering and were told they ran out of rice - so was there anything else we wanted. Are you kidding me - no rice? What do you order fro sushi if you have no rice. We then left. We complained at the front and told them we were long time customers (over 10 years) and we would never return. The owner (lady) shrugged her shoulders and said oh well.. They did not care - We will never return as there are many many other sushi resturants to choose from. If they did not have enough rice they should not have taken our reservation
I'm sorry to say that this very cute, unique, well-served restaurant fails to deliver on the food.
My boyfriend and I went last night and were seated in our own Tatami room (seem they all are) which was cozy with a nice garden view.
I'm going to go through the list of what we had with some comments beside each...seems easiest.
Miso - lacking in the actual miso...not very flavorful
Tuna Tataki - Albacore - texture was off..quite mushy...freshness was questionable as it's odor was less than lovely. It was served in "chunks" rather than the typical loin slices. Sauce lacked flavor. Presentation was very pretty. I also found price/portion to be out of balance from my experience.
Dynamite Roll - Best I've had. Crispy, nice big chuck of avacado, no complaints....we ordered a second.
Chop scallop nigiri - very nice, fresh, clean scallop...again, one of the better I've had.
Kani - Alaska King Crab...sounds impressive but failed in texture, freshness, aroma, flavor. Had a big glob of mayo on top which was not needed.
Gyoza - One of us liked them, on didn't. They were not typical in that they had an entire prawn and an entire scallop in them (two different kinds) however, I found they fell apart way too easy, the wrap was lacking in proper texture and the "filling" around the main protein was kind of mushy and void of flavor.
Overall, not a great sushi experience (might mention I've been a sushi fiend for 25 years) and won't be going back.
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