Take Sushi – Tuna and Mango Salad
Take Sushi is a small sushi joint located in Burnaby that is popular with the locals.
Each time we come here, it seems to be busy with both dine-in patrons and take-out orders. We’ve had their Tuna and Mango Salad before but wanted to try something different so we ordered their Salmon and Mango Salad ($8.95). It’s quite similar and served with ripe avocado chunks and cucumber pieces along with the tangy dressing. It was good, but I think the tuna version is better.
The Negitoro cone ($3.75) tasted super fresh with the green onions giving the chopped tuna a sharp contrast but not overpowering.
They fried up the Spicy Agedashi Tofu ($4.25) perfectly… it had a perfectly crispy exterior and the spicy sauce gave it a nice kick. In addition to the eggs and chicken, the Oyako Don ($7.95) also has mushrooms and onions.
The Nabenyaki Udon ($8.95) had a light broth with silky smooth noodles. We added an order of BBQ Salmon Belly ($4.95) to finish off our meal.
On our next visit, we stuck with the Tuna and Mango Salad ($8.25)… it’s best to mix it up a bit so the dressing coats everything. This time, we wanted to try more of their sushi so we ordered the BC Roll ($3.75) which had crispy salmon skin and chopped cucumber and topped with sprinkles of small tobiko. The Tuna Tataki Nigiri ($2.25 each) was topped with a tangy tataki sauce.
Next up was the Take Roll ($10.50) which has unagi tempura in the centre and is wrapped on the top with smoked salmon and avocado slices. This was a really good roll… the tempura was still warm and the crispy texture of the tempura worked well with the smooth avocado and salmon.
The Karubi Beef Short Ribs in garlic sauce ($5.75) was a meatier and more substantial cut than I’m used to in Korean restaurants.
The food here is quite good but it tends to get busy.
4528 Hastings Street
Posted on November 8, 2014, in Japanese, Restaurant Review and tagged BC Roll, Beef Short Ribs, Burnaby, Food, Japanese, Nabenyaki Udon, Negitoro Cone, North Burnaby, Oyako Don, restaurant review, Salmon and Mango Salad, Tuna and Mango Salad. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.