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Sushi Bay

1284 Kingsway
Vancouver, BC V5V3E1
Tel: (604) 874-8028
Neighbourhood: East Side


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Less than expected
By Bonka of Vancouver (464 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, May 23, 2011 - 11:56pm [Dine in]

We came here looking to try another sushi outfit, looking forward after quickly glaring through the positive reviews.

The space is a little dreary, with the tables and chairs set up in 3 rows, somewhat of a reminder of the highschool cafeteria. The chefs provide some liveliness with greetings upon our entrance.

The menu isn't quite as extensive but offer all the common items. We ordered what seemed like the lot, including miso soup, salad, nigiri, rolls, tempura and karaage. The rice in the nigiri and rolls was good. It kept together without being mush while the proportion of filling or fish was balanced. We found the mayo in the california rolls a little unexpected, a touch tart, almost akin to Miracle Whip. The western rolls went overboard with the overly intense richness from what seemed like too much cream cheese. The wild salmon was a nice find though the piece of toro on the toro nigiri was ghastly oversized and would be better served in 2 pieces. The tempura is heavily battered and too oily while the karaage came with another unexpected find, a sweet soy sauce concoction that didn't bode well in the oil, coming out charred.

Service was leisurely but adequate and the staff are friendly. Perfectly fine but resembling nothing in first class service.

Sushi Bay unfortunately does not stray above the pack.

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Always a Good Experience
By aftertaste of Vancouver (4 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, April 6, 2012 - 5:08am [Dine in]

I drop by Sushi Bay every so often and it never lets me down.

At Sushi Bay, you won't find jumbo sized sashimi pieces; what you will find is average pieces of fresh salmon and tuna.

The beef lunch box is also great. It comes with beef teriyaki, California roll, tempura, green salad, rice and miso soup. The beef teriyaki was a bit oily but still really tasty. Everything else was good too, except the miso soup tasted kind of bland to me.

If you're in the mood to splurge and like cream cheese I recommend the Hot Wheels roll. It is one of the special rolls and is priced at $7.95. This is probably the tastiest roll I've ever had. The outside is deep fried, then comes a filling of salmon and crab meat. The center is a dollop of cream cheese which really brings the roll together for me. So good.

Sushi bay's takoyaki is also good.

The service here is always friendly. The place always looks clean and is nicely designed. They are also dividers between some tables for added privacy. I'm surprised that this restaurant isn't more busy.

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By artinge3 of vancouver (main) (8 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, August 16, 2010 - 4:05pm [Dine in]

Great sushi for the area, very well priced, decent selection. Looks like there are some great combo deals although I have yet to try any. The seaweed in the maki is nice and fresh both times I have been. Everything has been very good with the exception of the cali rolls, these did not quite live up to my standards, but they are on special right now. Yam rolls, avocado, miso soup and other things were above average and all prices are very reasonable.

I will be going back almost weekly.

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promising new place with great service
By tikuku of Vancouver (8 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 3:16pm [Dine in]

As soon as I found out a sushi place was opening near my place, I knew I had to go check it out. I wasn't disappointed.

I've tried several of the rolls - the california and beef teriyaki rolls were especially tasty and the other rolls good too. The takoyaki is kind of small though for the price and mediocre at best. Also they put the sour/sweet japanese salad dressing on the alaska roll. I'm not sure why...but it didn't taste half bad.

I've had great serice as I ordered take-out twice and the waitress remembered me right away the second time I went.

The ambience is cozy, comfortable, and furnished well. I actually feel like I'm in a japanese restaurant.

The only downside is that the price of rolls and combos are a couple dollars more than usual than normal sushi places and they don't include miso soup or drinks as normal combos either.

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