Village Sushi (Cloverdale)
Village Sushi is a small little sushi joint located in the Hillcrest Village Shopping Centre in Cloverdale.
The interior looks like your typical sushi place with mahogany-coloured tables and dark faux leather chairs. There are sectioned-off rooms along one wall while the rest of the interior is filled with regular tables.
I started off my mid-weed lunch with the Appetizer Sashimi ($8.95) which included wild sockeye salmon and tuna. The sashimi was served at the appropriate temperature and they had a nice, clean and firm texture while still being soft and buttery.
I also ordered some sushi to round out my meal. First off, the BC Roll ($3.95) was a little disappointing. It wasn’t as good as the one that I had at Umami Sushi in nearby Cloverdale Crossing. I found that the roll itself had very large pieces and the cucumber-to-skin ratio was too high. Although there were three single layers of salmon skin, they weren’t crispy. I found that by removing some of the cucumber pieces in the roll (there were 2 large layers of cucumber strips) as well as some of the rice, the roll was better.
The Unagi, Toro, and Spicy Scallop ($2.50 each) were okay. While the toro was pretty buttery soft, the piece of toro was rather thin. The unagi wasn’t buttery enough and I was a little surprised that the spicy scallop nigiri was made up of crispy scallops that were topped with some spicy sauce.
The Negitoro Cone ($5.50) needed some more green onions but the tuna did have a good taste to it and I appreciate that the filling went all the way down the length of the cone.
Afterwards, they brought by some complimentary fruit. I liked that they partially sliced the rinds to make it easier to eat the fruit.
Overall, the food ranged from average to above-average with the sashimi being the stand-out in this meal.
312 – 18690 Fraser Highway
Posted on February 10, 2016, in Japanese, Restaurant Review and tagged BC Roll, Cloverdale, Food, Japanese, Negitoro Cone, Nigiri, restaurant review, Sashimi, Surrey, Sushi, Unagi. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.