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Green Leaf Sushi: Aburi Salmon Oshi Sushi

Green Leaf Sushi has been on my must visit list for quite some time after seeing countless pics of their aburi oshi sushi. We finally found ourselves in the area after first hitting the UBC Botanical Garden Tree Walk and came for a late lunch. While the restaurant was still fairly busy, we did manage to find a table right away.
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Victoria Sushi: Aburi Everything

If you’re in New Westminster and looking for some aburi sushi, you’ve probably heard of Victoria Sushi. This tiny, hidden gem is located in a residential neighbourhood with serious challenges for parking.
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Ikoi Sushi: Assorted Nigiri

Okay, I’ve been to Ikoi Sushi, located in the Sapperton area of New Westminster, many times in the past so I’ll keep this post relatively light. If you want to read more about Ikoi, take a look at our previous post.
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Miku Restaurant: Coal Harbour Platter

It was over two years ago that I first visited Miku Restaurant in downtown Vancouver. From that moment, I knew that I’d eventually be back but I had no idea it would take so long for a revisit.
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Satomi Sushi – Better Option than Sushi Garden

Satomi Sushi is a relatively new/updated restaurant located on Kingsway, across from Metropolis at Metrotown. It’s on the same block as Sushi Garden but, for my money, it’s a better alternative.
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Hon Sushi – Forgettable Sushi

The restaurant located on the second floor above Earls on Kingsway has changed a number of times over the years. In recent times, it’s been the location of Fish on Rice, an AYCE Japanese restaurant. The problem that I find with AYCE restaurants is that, inevitably, things go downhill… quality goes down, selection gets cut back, and prices go up.
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Minami – Revisit

It’s difficult to believe that our last visit to Minami was well over a year ago. On our recent dinner visit, we didn’t realize that it was the same night as the “CandyTown” winter festival in Yaletown… the entire Mainland street was packed with revelers and costumed-gingerbread people.
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Kishimoto Japanese Kitchen and Sushi Bar – Oshi Sushi and Yuzu Ice Cream

When I think about “The Drive”, I immediately think of Italian food. I guess that’s because growing up in the neighbourhood, you couldn’t walk a block down Commercial Drive without smelling the aroma of pizza or seeing the green, white, and red flag of Italy proudly waving from the stores.
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Miku Restaurant – Zen and the Passion Fruit Praline Dome

I’ve been looking for a reason to head downtown and visit Miku ever since we tried Minami in Yaletown. Previously located on West Hastings in Coal Harbour, Miku moved into the old Aqua Riva location next to Canada Place. After having a long couple of months at work, I decided to take half a day off and treat myself to some tasty Japanese cuisine.

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Kilala Sushi Bar – Unagi Battera

Kilala Sushi Bar is a bit of a hidden restaurant in North Burnaby because their name “Kilala” isn’t prominent on the large sign outside the restaurant.  Instead, their sign has “Sushi Take Out/Eat In” in large print with “Sushi Bar Kilala” in much smaller print below. Read the rest of this entry

Suika – Popular Japanese Fusion

Suika is one of the popular fusion Japanese restaurants in Vancouver (like Minami).  Servers are friendly and vocal about greeting you and they have some twists on popular dishes. Read the rest of this entry

Minami – Aburi Sushi and Chicken Nanban

Minami has been one of the hot spots for sushi in the Lower Mainland lately.  Usually, I’m a little hesitant to believe all of the hype (especially in a fickle food city like Vancouver).  As it turns out, the food was quite good and the atmosphere seemed fairly relaxed. Read the rest of this entry