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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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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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Hanamori Sushi: Aburi in Coquitlam

I rarely tread out to the suburbs but I’ve been having difficulty finding new (to me) restaurants around my usual haunts. That’s how I wound up at Hanamori Sushi in Coquitlam. This small sushi restaurant is located in the same mini mall as the Executive Plaza on the north-east corner of North Road and Lougheed Hwy.
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Toku Japanese Restaurant: Unagi Don and Tempura

Toku Japanese Restaurant is located in Lansdowne Centre, directly across from Earls (on the north side of the mall). It’s a surprisingly large restaurant with high ceilings and call buttons located on the tables (similar to what you’d find at many Korean restaurants). Being the polite and reserved Canadian people that we are, we didn’t even try to use the call buttons during our meal but we didn’t have to as service was pretty good and it was easy to get the attention of the servers.
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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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Sojibou (Narita International Airport Terminal 2): Tokyo 2017

The international departing Terminal 2 of Narita International Airport has a wide variety of food shops where you can pick up last minute food stuff before you fly back home. They also have some pretty good restaurants that you can dine at, which is where we had our last meal during our visit to Japan.
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Sushi Dokoro Sei (Tsukiji Fish Market): Tokyo 2017

If you’re like us… and not willing to wait 3 hours to eat at one of the super popular sushi restaurants in Tsukiji Fish Market, you’re not alone. You’re also not without options. There are plenty of less popular sushi restaurants that are just as enjoyable.
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Maguro Entoki (Kuromon Ichiba Market): Osaka 2017

We enjoyed our previous visit to the Kuromon Ichiba Market so much that we knew that we wanted to come back for a revisit before we headed off to Tokyo. Originally, we were going to try some more sushi from Kuromon Sanpei but, for some reason, they opened a bit later than the other stores. Instead, we headed to nearby Maguro Entoki which had a good selection of nigiri available.
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