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Hyack Sushi: All Hype or All That?

Anyone who has spent any time around New Westminster will probably be very familiar with the word “Hyack”. Originating from the Chinook jargon for quick, fast, or hurry up, the term has been adopted by various New Westminster area groups such as the 1861 volunteer fire department, the “Hyack Company #1”, the “Hyack Band” that performed during the May Day celebrations, and the popular annual “Hyack Festival”.
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Sushi Loku: Aburi Nigiri

About 5 years ago, I remember dining at Seb’s on East Broadway (a popular breakfast joint). Not too long after I visited, Seb’s closed down and was replaced by a new sushi spot called Sushi Loku. I’ve been meaning to come here and try them out but there’s so many sushi places around town.
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Sushi Modo: Solid Japanese Style Eats

Sushi Modo is a newish restaurant that’s popped up in the former Shokudo Restaurant location next to the Amorosa/Greek Santali House on Edmonds Street in Burnaby. The interior is fairly clean with not much changing from the last tenant.
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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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