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tutfucoqiitlamSince October 25, 20104 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3)
  • Food3 (3)
  • Service3 (2.8)
  • Value3 (3)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.3)


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Toyama757 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Mediocre Sushi? Definitely a Conspiracy
Submitted Friday, May 27, 2011 - 11:23am [Dine in]

I don't understand how this place can retain a 3/5 stars. I'm looking back at the history and see a bunch of good reviews - either these guys have never eaten mediocre sushi or there's some conspiracy with the restaurant staff being told by the boss to rate this place.

Anyways, I tried this place out way back when they just opened and started advertising on the radio. It was my father's birthday and he loves sushi, especially a lot of sushi. Plus, he knows an old friend that works there, so we decided to try this place out.

When we arrived, his friend wasn't there - but we told the staff that we knew him, and they treated us to complimentary drinks. The place was pretty empty for a Saturday(? - a weekend) night - but that's to be expected for a restaurant that just opened recently.

The food... well it's just horrible. Don't try the raw fish here. Even all-you-can-eat quality should be better than this. When you go to a sushi place, try the raw fish first, but don't dip it in sauce to hide the taste. The freshness of the fish can pretty much tell you the overall quality of the restaurant itself. Raw fish tastes... well fishy. But fresh raw fish doesn't taste fishy at all. The fish here was nowhere close to fresh. The salmon was okay, but then again, it's hard to find a sushi place in vancouver that can mess up salmon.

The price is okay - but you can get a lot better all-you-can-eat quality sushi for the same price elsewhere, especially in Richmond. Seeing as this was in downtown, I was hoping it would have downtown quality... but I was wrong. It's like chinatown quality - and they don't even have sushi in chinatown, unless you count the fish stalls that reek of fish smell from all the way down the block and up the next street.

I haven't been there for a few months so maybe they've upped the quality of their sushi. But after my first experience there, I don't think I'm ever going back.

The reason I'm even writing this review now is because I just heard the company I work for is commissioning these guys to make sushi for them and I was shaking my head the whole time after hearing this... I'm ashamed.

If you like cheap sushi - then this place is for you.
If you like to keep the sushi in your stomach - then I recommend going somewhere else.

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Sushi Oyama5152 Kingsway, Burnaby
Deja Vu
Submitted Monday, November 15, 2010 - 11:28am [Dine in]

Does anyone get deja vu when eating here? I do - cause the quality of the fish - even the way they cut and prepare it, seems almost exactly as sushi california. The salmon and toro is so fresh, it just melts in your mouth :D The plus side though, is that the setting is much nicer as it feels like you're eating in a house.

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Sushi California501A North Rd, Coquitlam
I don't understand how this place doesn't rate higher
Submitted Monday, October 25, 2010 - 4:52pm [Dine in]

Read the title. Seriously, this place is awesome. Best toro in metro vancouver - hands down. Only high end restaurants can match the freshness and size of the toro, and a lot of high end restaurants can't even. And for $1.10 a piece? Yes please x 10.

Ambiance and service is nothing special, but who cares when you get awesome sushi at an awesome price!

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Uchiyama Sushi & Grill19973 96 Avenue, Langley
All You Can Eat quality
Submitted Monday, October 25, 2010 - 4:46pm [Dine in]

I noticed this restaurant on the way to the bank and decided to try it out. I ordered a piece of salmon nigiri sushi and a piece of toro nigiri sushi - normally I'd order several pieces but they were pricey here. I also ordered a chicken yakisoba in case the fish wasn't fresh.

They used sockeye instead of atlantic salmon, which bothered me, since good sushi restaurants use atlantic. And with a price of $1.50, you'd think it would be better quality. Even for sockeye salmon, when it's fresh, should pretty much melt in your mouth. The one I ate was a little bit chewy. Not the worst salmon I've had, but still pretty bad. Very few places can keep their tuna toro sushi fresh. This place was no exception. The toro was not fresh at all. Both pieces of sushi were very small too. The fish disappointed me.

The yakisoba was pretty good. They sprinkled seaweed on it which not a lot of places do. There were a lot of noodles and it wasn't heavily loaded with vegetables which is a plus. The only thing I didn't like about it was that there was barely any chicken in it - maybe not even a drumstick's worth of chicken.

The service was slowish - the table in front of me was complaining that the only waitress there kept forgetting their water, so they just went up to the counter to get the jug for themselves. I received about average service, nothing special, but I noticed that the waitress was pretty slow and disappeared in the back a lot, even though there were barely any customers there.

The setting was good, lots of seating, and some couches for comfort. The ceiling had a really big samurai painting of some sort and they were playing j-pop in the background. There wasn't any sign visible from the front letting you know this is Uchiyama though.

Perhaps I should've held back when I saw the All You Can Eat sign. I can't expect much quality in an All You Can Eat restaurant even if I order from the regular menu.

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