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Sake Maki

1414 Commercial Dr.
Vancouver, BC V5L3X9
Tel: (604) 568-3632 Order Online
Neighbourhood: Grandview-Woodland


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Some kinks to work out...
By gastronomicaddict of Commercial Drive, Vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 2:45pm [Dine in]

First, let me say - the chef's rolls were amazing: inventive, and the presentation was so gorgeous that we had a hard time eating them.

But the service was - well, weird. Hopefully it's just inexperience and will improve with time. Let me give you some examples: After we sat down and started perusing the menus, we were asked *four times* within the first five or ten minutes if we were ready to order yet - while we still had the menus open. Then, when I ordered one of their cocktails, the waitress *laughed* - long enough that I was left staring at her, wondering what was so funny - when she said, "the bartender isn't here tonight." Which was all she had to say in the first place. There are actually more examples, but in the interest of brevity, I'll leave it there.

And then the food didn't all arrive together. We had each ordered two rolls; my two rolls arrived first, and about 20 minutes later, my husband's first roll arrived, and another five minutes after that, his second roll arrived. It's a good thing we decided to share!

The ambiance is pretty, but I don't think I'll go back unless I can sit by the window; it's a little dark inside, and I bet it will be downright depressing in the winter.

All that having been said, though, it's nice to have a slightly more upscale sushi place on the Drive. I just hope the wait staff learns standard cues (like I'm ready to order when I close my menu, not before), or even the delicious sushi won't be worth it.

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