Saturday, 6 October 2012

Munchie Adventure: Sushi Oyama, Coquitlam

Haha... I'm back here again! Probably the 15% off discount is drawing me here before it ends =P This is actually a compilation of two visits, because I'm lazy like that =) I just have to say, service is lacking. When I came with my friends, we had to flag them down multiple times for tea, and they say "yes" then never come back with tea. . . I went on a Saturday, and by the time we left, it was full and there were people waiting for tables.

**WARNING: This is going to be ONE LOOOONG POST! xD

Sushi Oyama on UrbanspoonRestaurant: Sushi Oyama (visit their website here)
Location: 3055 Anson Avenue, Coquitlam
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Price range: $10-20 per person for lunch

Date of visit: October 3 & 6, 2012
Atmosphere: 4.5/5
Staff/service: 1/5
Food variety: 4.5/5
Food quality: 3.5/5
Buck worthy? 3.75/5

Sooo my visit with the family, we ordered Party Tray C ($37.00), which came with sushi and rolls. Lets talk about the rolls first! =)

There was Red Roll (left), which is pretty much chopped scallop roll with spicy tuna on top. It was VERY SPICY. So I didn't have any. Looked like a bit too much rice though. Then flanking the other side was a Mangodaise Roll. The mango was SO SOUR. It looked pretty though. And in the middle was a California Roll and Chopped Scallop Roll. Nothing special about these, chopped scallop was falling apart though ><" And on the top and bottom were parts of the Dynamite Roll. This one was done better than last time, at least the shrimps weren't over-fried.

Onto the nigiri sushi! There was Salmon, Tuna, Ebi, Chopped Scallop, and Hokkigai. Again, they were large pieces and I like how they had lemons between the salmon, I love lemons on my salmon haha!

The BBQ Salmon Gama ($3.95) was a pleasant surprise. For that price, I expected a tiny piece of salmon, but instead, it came on a sizzling plate, and there were two pieces! My parents had it, and they really liked it. It was cooked really well and was very fresh. Although the gama part was a bit of a lie, since it wasn't really the cheek part =P

Their Spicy Salmon Sashimi ($9.45) is similar to the one at Sushi Town. We asked for the sauce on the side, and it was definitely a smart move. The sauce was too spicy for my liking.

Since we liked their Takoyaki ($3.90) so much last time, we ordered two this time to cure our cravings =D

Service wasn't terrible this time, cuz it wasn't busy at all. Slow service, but not totally ignored.

Next visit! My camera somehow goofed up and I couldn't take pics ='( So all these are photo credits to my friend, AL! Thank goodness =D

Service was definitely lacking this time, I sat down for 10 minutes and had to ASK for the tea x.x They also swapped the menu on us! Prices were different, so most of the items were about $0.50 more expensive. Not really that big of a deal, but just weird =S

We got a Black Dragon Roll ($10.90) because SW wanted to have unagi =P It was pretty good, and the presentation was beautiful. Pretty much it's a California roll topped with unagi and sauced up.

Then an Awesome Roll ($7.60), but this time it was a bit on the spicy side.

The Spider Roll ($7.60) was pretty good, stuffed full of softshell crab, one piece even had a little pincher! haha =)

To get some variety, we got a Beef Yaki Udon ($7.65), and we agreed that we could make it better at home. It wasn't anything special, a bit watery too, just beef, mushrooms and udon.

Excited as we were, we also ordered Bills Roll ($4.40) and Chopped Scallop Roll ($4.40). Of course, this ended up as too much food for three people, but oh well =) Bills roll was kinda weird for me, first time having yam tempura in my rolls =P It was oily. The taste of the oil overwhelmed the roll, and made it bad. Chopped Scallop Roll was the norm, scallops were pretty fresh, but too much rice.

I did get a Tako Yaki in the end even though it was $4.30 this time. SW burned herself on it, and after laughing at her, I did the same thing ==; At least it proved it was fresh? haha

It took them forever to refill our tea, my friend walked to the front to ask them, but they never came, and we had to ask multiple times before we could get some tea! And paying for the bill took forever too. We ended up walking to the front to pay =/ Overall, the food was decent, but service was terribly slow-- almost non-existent. After this 15% off promo, dunno if I'll come back in a while xD

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