Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Munchie Adventure: Sushi Nanaimo, Vancouver

Was around the area and my friend highly recommended coming here, so we came. Inside, it reminded me somewhat of Sushi town or something of similar setting. Greeted by a friendly waitress who was VERY LOUD, we were seated :)

Sushi Nanaimo on UrbanspoonRestaurant: Sushi Nanaimo
Location: 350 Nanaimo Street, Vancouver
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Price range: $10-15

Date of visit: March 13, 2013
Atmosphere: 4.5/5
Staff/service: 4/5
Food variety: 5/5
Food quality: 2.75/5
Buck worthy? 3/5

First off, EC did NOT warn me about the portion sizes. So of course I ordered way too much ><" Anyways, saw Takoyaki ($3.95) and ordered it of course! Very fresh and crispy, sauce wasn't tangy enough though. I would've liked a bit of seaweed to top it, but I guess it's different for every store.

On top of this I ordered an Assorted Sushi Combo ($11.95), which included salad and miso soup.

The 8 ginormous pieces of sushi consisted of: Tako, Ebi, Tuna, Salmon, Ika, Hokkigai, Chopped Scallop, and Amaebi (which I swapped to Chopped Scallop). Rice was way too large for a nice piece of sushi, but at least the ingredient on top matched the bottom. There was also 1/2 a tuna and salmon maki each. Ingredients were fresh, must say the Ika was nicely done, it wasn't too slimy or chewy, just melted in my mouth almost =) For me, quality > quantity (reasonably).

EC ordered a Salmon Don ($9.50) and it had loads of salmon on it! I never understood sashimi on plain rice though, just doesn't make sense in my mind. Sashimi itself does have some flavor to it, but in the end, you just have rice with soy sauce because the sashimi got too overwhelming (or so I've observed)

He also got a Dynamite Roll ($3.95) and California Roll ($2.95). Nothing special about these rolls, just big. VERY BIG. The dynamite roll was a bit soggy when I tried a piece (soggy as in the shrimp tempura were no longer crispy), but otherwise, your typical giant-sushi-joint-quality food.

All in all, not sure if I'll go specifically here for food again, maybe if I'm in the area, otherwise, I'm sticking with my good ol' Sushi Oyama (super biased =P)

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