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Old 01-17-2011, 09:37 PM   #1
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Freshest Sashimi restaurants in the Lower Mainland?

What's your pick? Unlike my older days when I was obsessed with bang for buck sushi, I'm more into better quality.. What's your pick for the freshest sashimi/nigiri sushi in the lower mainland?
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well i assume you would mean sushi/sashimi. the usual would be sushi hachi, aji-sai and surprisingly guu aberdeen. they have all been consistent enough to gain my thumbs up. i've been wanting to try kiriri's sushi for awhile but haven't got down to it...but from what i've seen on their board of fresh fish, it might be up there on the list too.
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Sushi Paradise
Small joint in new west, 8th and Princess....owner is from osaka japan and used to be a chef at octopus garden.

The most consistant place for good Toro Nigiri sushi and sashimi....and the best tasting negitoro roll in town imo.

www.sushiparadise.ca


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Shima-ya on Victoria just north of E41st.
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well i assume you would mean sushi/sashimi. the usual would be sushi hachi, aji-sai and surprisingly guu aberdeen. they have all been consistent enough to gain my thumbs up. i've been wanting to try kiriri's sushi for awhile but haven't got down to it...but from what i've seen on their board of fresh fish, it might be up there on the list too.
Guu Aberdeen? Fresh? REally?
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Sushi Paradise
Small joint in new west, 8th and Princess....owner is from osaka japan and used to be a chef at octopus garden.

The most consistant place for good Toro Nigiri sushi and sashimi....and the best tasting negitoro roll in town imo.

www.sushiparadise.ca


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THanks, I will def try this place. Never heard of it!
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THanks, I will def try this place. Never heard of it!
yea definately do, its a small place, but food quality is awesome,
check out the daily specials, i always go thursday cause Toro Nigiri is on special, and I love their Toro
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Any places with really fresh Hamachi? Even at Shiro, Sushi hachi, they sometimes lack the freshness. I guess it varies every time.
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Sushi Paradise
Small joint in new west, 8th and Princess....owner is from osaka japan and used to be a chef at octopus garden.

The most consistant place for good Toro Nigiri sushi and sashimi....and the best tasting negitoro roll in town imo.

www.sushiparadise.ca


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Will try, will try. Cheap too!!
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Shima-ya on Victoria just north of E41st.
Just had lunch at this place and it is awesome!
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Go to Octopus Garden. You won't be disappointed.
If possible, get Chef Sada to cook for you (although it won't all be sashimi).
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if you are in north van try Karasu Sushi small place behind the mcdick's on marine (beside Morning Glory b-tea place)

old japanese fellow owns it and the hot jap girls from bodwell international school go there all the time. Never had an issue with his quality.(or the JDM hotness)
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Any places with really fresh Hamachi? Even at Shiro, Sushi hachi, they sometimes lack the freshness. I guess it varies every time.
sushi hachi is the bomb for eating raw food...... I even love the manzo on garden city which is mostly rare stuff

i prefer sushi hachi but manzo on garden city (NOT on alexander) is good.. raw lobster anyone?
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I find Isami (across Staples metrotown) and Nao are great places too...
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since we're on the topic of japanese food...

best miso soup? or Ramen?
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Sushi Garden, now open in 2 locations: Kingsway & Lougheed
BEST Salmon & Toro sashimi *drools*
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I find Isami (across Staples metrotown) and Nao are great places too...
Nao isn't bad but it seems they've been going downhill in the last 2 months, I still go probably 1 or 2 times a month.

If you're lucky last month I went to sushi king kerrisdale and ordered hamachi sashimi which was wonderful. But yeah their sashimi is usually not that great haha.

+1 for sushi garden toro, I always order it and has been consistent, -2 if you get a bitchy korean chick serving you though
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Maybe it's a longshot, but anybody happens to have Shima-Ya Sushi's menu to scan?

I used to like Nao Sushi a lot. One of the few rare places that has Salmon Toro Sashimi. Salmon Toro deserves to be capitalized. However, the last few times I ordered regular tuna toro, they were still partially frozen. Was disappointed.
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Shima-ya on Victoria just north of E41st.
What's the price range here?

and i will also check out sushi paradise!
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Shima-ya is pricey.
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Any places with really fresh Hamachi? Even at Shiro, Sushi hachi, they sometimes lack the freshness. I guess it varies every time.
That totally depends on the day you go. Hamachi is flown from Japan on (IIRC) Tuesdays & Thursdays. Hamachi in a normal 4 degree Celcius fridge will start to spoil in about 3 days. We used to have a fridge where I worked that chilled down to about 1 degree Celcius, and the Hamachi would keep for 5 days. Also, the pinkish/reddish fatty flesh by the skin oxidizes quickly, so it should be wrapped in a special paper that helps delay oxidation. If a restaurant just wraps Hamachi in saran wrap, it will oxidized within a day or 2.
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Shima-ya on Victoria just north of E41st.
Went there once, it tasted like shit and didn't feel welcoming with the old couple serving us. Food took about 15-20 minutes to come.

Very expensive for the quality. For that price, I rather go Sushi Hachi or Shiro.
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