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iluvjapfoodvancouverSince March 3, 20075 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.7)
  • Food3 (3)
  • Service2.5 (2.6)
  • Value4 (4)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.6)


Displaying 1 - 5 of 5 Reviews Found
Sato Sushi1348 Hornby Street, Vancouver
One of the best sushi resataurants in Vancouver
Submitted Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 7:15pm [Dine in]

I will have to make this short but I logged on just to write this review because this sushi place worth it.

If you love sushi, you MUST try this place out. It's a bit far from home but it's worth every bit if you work, live or come around this area.
This place used to be a different Jap restaurant but I think they changed owners about 6 months ago.

I recommend the cali, alaska, dynamite rolls, salmon, tuna, ebi are fresh as well. Chicken and salmon teriyaki rice is good as well.

I often eat/takeout at 'normal' places such as Sushi garden, ninkazu, and eat in at many other higherend japanese tapas restaurants in Vancouver and I must say, this place makes great, high quality sushi rolls. I actually shouldn't compare these restaurants because each uses fresh ingredients too, but the rolls are perfect here.

It is not an AYCE place at all.

It's not a super fancy looking restaurant, but still in the prestigious area on Hornby St. right beside Il Giardino and Air Japanese Salon.

The Chef and waitress are super nice.

Try it out!

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Kingsway Sushi3665 Kingsway, #110, Vancouver
Pretty Good for AYCE
Submitted Tuesday, December 25, 2007 - 10:59pm [Dine in]

I was supposed to take my family to The Keg for Xmas eve, but the wait was waaaaay toO long! We moved to Earls, then Cactus, then Boston Pizza and they were all closed (Christmas Eve lol). We ended up trying Kingsway Sushi and suprisingly it was quite good. We went for the AYCE regular dinner menu. The salmon and tuna sashimi was GREAT.

I've eaten A LOT of typical AYCEs at other places and it was very good comparable to... say BC SUSHI? and possibly Tomokazu? You can't expect that much. The service wasn't that great, but who would want to work on xmas eve? Our waitress was pretty nice but it was really busy so I wouldn't blame them. Overall the food was very good, fresh, and nothing was totally gross. Our family of 8 enjoyed it!!!

I guess it depends, sounds like from the other reviews, the kitchen might not be consistent? but that night when we went, the food was tasty and fresh!

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Hapa Izakaya1516 Yew St, Vancouver
Not equal Service
Submitted Tuesday, December 11, 2007 - 5:20pm [Dine in]

So, my bf and I decided to check out the new Hapa one weekend night. The food was pretty decent, nothing too spectacular though compared to other izakayas. I always enjoy going to Hapa and the great service by the main manager.

One thing I had to complain about was the service at this location. The waitresses were not attentive enough. There were other small birthday parties going on and it seemed like the people who were eating on the side were being ignored. We waited forever for someone to bring our food and bring back our bill at the end of the night. It was near closing and all the workers seemed to just drift off, drinking and eating at another table while there were still customers sitting and eating on the other side of the room.
I mean, don't regular customers deserve to receive the decent service even when there's other 'parties' going on?

Despite all that, it's a very nice place to enjoy food, drinks and socialize with friends!

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Kingyo871 Denman Street, Vancouver
Great cocktail mix drinks!
Submitted Thursday, August 16, 2007 - 7:20pm [Dine in]

I've been to this restaurant many times during the past 1-2years and I could definetely say the food and drinks are very good! The selection has gotten better from the past, they have many tasty dishes like the fish tail, ebi mayo, daikon salad, hotpot, chicken karaage, and many more that I can't think of right now...but I'm writing to rave about their cocktails.

This is probably one of my favourite places to come for japanses cocktails. They're so cheap!! 5.00-5.50 for all the cocktails and they aren't watered down like many other jap tapa places. The size, and ESPECIALLY their presentation of their drinks are GREAT! I love their sangria, mix shoju, and calpico cocktails!!! If you're into the jap mix drinks, this is a great place to come try out all the drinks. The ladies will love it.

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Ebisu on Robson827 Bute Street, Vancouver
not worth your dinner money!
Submitted Sunday, March 4, 2007 - 2:40pm [Dine in]

This was my first time heading to Ebisu (Friday night). I had heard a lot of good thing about it. I came here for dinner with my bf and order only 5 dishes. We orderd the unagi roll, the sizes are NOT worth the price, 7.85 or something for 5 pieces. The presentation of the rolls were not worth it at all. I don't know if it was that night or the chef who was making the roll, but for the price of those roll, I expected more. Their "Ebi Mayo" Tiger Prawns, seemed like SHRIMP size! I've had tiger prawns "ebi mayo" at other Jap tapa places and these were not even close to par with them. The scallop over the flaming pot dish was not worth it. There were 4 pieces of scallop on top of a big shell cooking over a fire stove. The pieces were way too small. The chicken karaage was too salty and the mayo SAUCE that came with the chicken and tiger prawns ebi mayo were exactly the same and they had NO taste at all. These were typical dishes we tried, and they weren't even that great.
Food wise, I was totally disappointed and wouldn't go back for dinner unless I had to. The food is NOT comparable to Guu or Shiru-bay, espcially for the prices.

Overall, the ambience was nice, more of a lounge / drinking place (place to watch the game) with snacks, than a place to have a decent japanese tapas dinner. It seemed like more drinks/beer were served than food. I bet the prices are hiked to cover the cheap drinks. The food seemed to be "chinese" style rather an authetic japanese. Our table was slanted and wobbly. I say, you should try it once and decide for yourself.

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