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Thread: Sushi Recommendations please!!

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    Sushi Recommendations please!!

    Dear gentlemen of Perb,

    I have visited, on my previous trips:
    Miku
    Menami
    Tojo's
    Kishimoto
    Sushi Jin

    I am planning on trying on my March trip:
    Sushi Bar Maumi

    Are there any other hidden gems that I should be aware of? I love Miku but Toronto has one now. Sushi Jin is probably my favourite one so far that I've tried. I appreciate Tojo but find it has too many cooked food items. Kishi is too busy/crowded for a date. I am fine with smaller less fancier places as well as top of the line tastings - great quality food as well as service delivery are important. I would appreciate all my sushi lovers' insights!! Other food recommendations appreciated but I am gluten-intolerant.. (breads, pastas, fried stuff..)




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    Youíve got the best of the best listed. Iíd go to the top 3 anytime.

    If you want to go for a fusion Sushi place, Iíve been to Sushi Bella locations. Usually very good food and presentation. Wait staff can be great or terrible though.

    I should have cooked before looking at this thread. Now Iím hungry for sushi


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    in richmond the two I thik are the best is:
    Gami sushi, if youre not there before 530 you'll be waiting anywhere from 10-30min its lined up out the door
    otaru at 2 & blundell. small location, but good quality.

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    Try Masayoshi if you like omakase.

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    It depends a lot on if you want authentic Japanese sushi/sashimi, or a westernized slut-sushi, fusion-sushi, or a chinese sushi interpretation. Having entertained many Japanese business people and having been entertained all over Japan, I see a huge difference not just in food quality, but in venue and service as well.

    Donít get me wrong, there are times and places I crave for a really slutty sauced-up sushi role or a cheffed-up fusion concoction that just plain tastes good. But for an authentic Japanese sushi experience, less is more. Simple top-quality food, mostly sashimi/less rice & sauce, caring/humble service in the old traditional style.

    When Japanese execs I work with come to Vancouver, they usually want high-end chinese food (Vancouver is well regarded in Japan for great Chinese food), or they want to go to a subtle authentic Japanese restaurant. This means Japanese owned and operated, period. Where the party is is greeted and can interact with a Japanese person. The food is less about rice, sauce, and chef-inspired creations, and more an appreciation of the raw ingredients (the fish itself). It needs to invoke memories of their childhood to be good. The authentic places often fly in the premium tuna and key ingredients from Japan, and compliment it with the best of local shellfish and fin-fish.

    Itís been a while since Iíve been there and it may have changed ownership, but the closest thing to the little sushi houses we would go to in Tokyo, Yokohama, Kyoto, Nagoya, and Hiroshima was a little unassuming Japanese owned sushi place in Richmond called Kiyo Sushi. That was authentic Japanese, and the sashimi was excellent if you understood the Japanese traditional style. I like Mikuóthey do a great job of what they do, but The little Japanese holes-in-the-wall are for me what authentic sushi is all about. Looking out for more of those.

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    Miko Sushi on Robson and Bute, if you ask any NHL player where they go for sushi in Vancouver it’s Miko (the walls are covered in pics).
    I have been to Masa Sushi in NY (a few times) and prefer Miko...

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    Thank you so much everyone! I knew the locals wouldn't disappoint! So many different recommendations - now I'm thinking my trip won't be long enough haha.

    @badbadboy - I have that issue every time I think and talk about food.. the struggles of a self-proclaimed foodie!
    @solo_aviator - Thank you, if I visit Richmond on my trip I will be sure to bookmark these!
    @Number17 - Yes, please! absolutely putting this one on my list! great pricing for omakase as well!
    @PuntMeister - In particular, Kiyo really intrigues me.. just looking at the pictures, the way the sashimi is cut thinly, the monkfish liver.. I am salivating in anticipation!!
    @wintersurfer - Very cool tidbit on Miko!!




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    Toshi Sushi in Mount Pleasant is an authentic family run outfit.

    Toshi's family runs a tea plantation in Osaka Japan that has been passed down through the generations from the 11th century. This is the tea he serves in his restaurant.

    The restaurant is only open from 5pm to 10pm, Tuesday to Saturday. There will be at least a 45 minute line up to get in. You won't be able to bypass the line up. Madonna tried and failed. Yes, that Madonna.

    My favourite sushi place, along with Sushi Gardens in Burnaby.

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    I suggest you to try sushi with tuna. I am fond of cooking so I lprefer to cook sushi by myself. From time to time I like to buy different new devices for my kithcen. LAtley it was garbage disposal which I checked on bestsinkdisposal and ordered on amazon
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    Sushi is pretty much so everywhere, but I have been here twice and it is a cut above anything I have found in Vancouver. This is a beautiful restaurant with a great bar.

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    Sushi Bar Maumi is a good choice that you've made.
    I used to like Bistro Sakana, across from Minami, but ownership has changed and I have not tried since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimhoon View Post
    I suggest you to try sushi with tuna.
    pretty sure reading her very specific and high praise of genuine authentic japan style sushi establishments that she knows exactly what her menu preferences are...that being said, Robson and Thurlow near Prada. Iíll ask my sister who lived in Kyoto and Osaka for over five years. She only ever eats at Japanese owned and operated. Lives near 4th in Kits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray View Post
    Toshi Sushi in Mount Pleasant is an authentic family run outfit.

    Toshi's family runs a tea plantation in Osaka Japan that has been passed down through the generations from the 11th century. This is the tea he serves in his restaurant.

    The restaurant is only open from 5pm to 10pm, Tuesday to Saturday. There will be at least a 45 minute line up to get in. You won't be able to bypass the line up. Madonna tried and failed. Yes, that Madonna.

    My favourite sushi place, along with Sushi Gardens in Burnaby.
    OMG SAY NO MORE! MY ABSOLUTE FAVE - VANCOUVER UNI!!! Toshi has me on my knees, dear gawd...
    https://www.google.com/maps/uv?hl=en...oiowCnoECBAQBg




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    If you're going to Richmond, try Sushi Hachi, very small husband/wife-operated restaurant, reservations HIGHLY recommended! https://www.yelp.ca/biz/sushi-hachi-...urant-richmond

    Gami Sushi is always super busy. Otaru is my go-to takeout, but it is owned by Korean (not Japanese). Both are good, but not exceptional IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by florenceyi View Post
    OMG SAY NO MORE! MY ABSOLUTE FAVE - VANCOUVER UNI!!! Toshi has me on my knees, dear gawd...
    https://www.google.com/maps/uv?hl=en...oiowCnoECBAQBg
    absolute fav? why wasn’t it in your original list at all then? just curious...

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