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Sushi Itshoni: Don’t Visit for the Sushi

Sushi Itshoni is a bit of a misleading restaurant that’s located in the Hanin Village mini mall on North Road in Coquitlam. I say misleading because, by the name, you’d expect that this place would have sushi.
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Tora Sushi (Queensborough): Serviceable Japanese Food in Queensborough

Tora Sushi is one of the many food establishments located in the Queensborough Landing area of New Westminster. I stopped by one day in August and noticed that it’s fairly busy during the lunch hour.
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Ebisu (Broadway): Royale Boat Dinner

Ebisu (and their sister Kamei restaurants) has been around Vancouver for quite some time and this particular location, despite being tucked away from the bustling Broadway corridor, is still quite busy. The interior is fairly large but the tables are arranged in a cozy layout and the windows along West 8th gives you a nice view of the north shore mountain range.
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Gyu-Kaku (Broadway): Japanese Yakiniku House

Gyu-Kaku has been on my radar for quite some time but we’ve only just managed to visit this place in late November. Gyu-Kaku is a chain of Japanese yakiniku houses which specializes in self-grilled meats that the diner cooks at the table. Generally, you see this much more prevalent in Korean cuisine so it’s nice to try this Japanese version.
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Kyo Korean BBQ & Sushi House: AYCE Korean and Japanese

Kyo Korean BBQ & Sushi House is known for their All-You-Can-Eat menu. Located on the 2nd floor of a building at Granville and West 14th, Kyo occupies the former Shabusen Yakiniku location (also known for AYCE).
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Temaki Sushi: Chef’s Sashimi

While Temaki Sushi has been around since 2003, it really hasn’t been on my radar until just recently (I suppose the overabundance of sushi restaurants in Vancouver is partly to blame).
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Sushi Gen Restaurant: Hidden Sushi Place in Burnaby

Sushi Gen is a bit of a hidden sushi restaurant as it’s tucked in a mini mall behind Lougheed Town Centre, right next to the Red Robin. This is actually the same mini mall that Green Leaf Cafe recently opened up in (which is how I found Sushi Gen).
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Best Sushi N Kitchen: Korean and Japanese Fare

You know… with a name like Best Sushi ‘N Kitchen, you know that they think pretty highly of themselves. This Korean/Japanese restaurant is located in a busy mini mall in Coquitlam (close to Hanamori Sushi).
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Hokkaido Ramen Santouka (Fairview): Shio Ramen and Melon Soda

Like the sushi joints that proliferated the Vancouver dining scene years ago, the same trend appears to have happened with ramen houses. In addition to independent ramen restaurants, popular chains, such as Hokkaido Ramen Santouka which originated in Japan back in the 80’s, have made Vancouver their home.
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Jejudo: Korean-Japanese Fusion

Jejudo is one of the many Korean restaurants in a mini mall located on North Road above the Hannam Supermarket and specializes in a Korean-Japanese fusion with an emphasis to sushi dishes.
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Restaurant Yugo: Moderately Expensive Japanese Food on Main

After an aborted attempt to visit another restaurant, I eventually wound up at Restaurant Yugo. It wasn’t a total loss because this place has been on my radar for a while now. Located on Main Street between East 26th and East 27th, this spacious restaurant serves up some seriously good (albeit somewhat expensive) Japanese items.
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Isami Sushi: Assorted Sushi

It’s been a while since I last visited Isami Sushi but I had made a special trip to the Metrotown area so I could try the new Soft Peaks location and figured it’d be a good idea to stop off for some sushi while I was at it. While their address is on Kingsway, this Japanese restaurant is actually located around the corner on McKay Avenue.
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