VANCOUVER BC - sushi & dim sum
So, we always here about Vancouver's amazing asian food.
Two questions -
Is Tojo's still tops for sushi?
If not, who is your fave for HIGH end raw fish?
Where would I find Vancouver's most flavorful dim sum?
ben - from portland
ps. I just ate at Pho Hung in PDX yesterday and it was GOOOOOD. (order the #1, and don't forget the dipping donuts!)
Tojo has moved west a block to a new building-very impressive and even more expensive-it's debatable whether Sushi is worth as much as he now charges.
Sorry I don't eat Dim Sum so have no idea.
I would go to have dim sum in Richmond (a suburb where YVR airport is). Here are my recommendations:
* Fisherman's Terrace at the Aberdeen Mall (call ahead for a reservation to minimize your wait time)
* Sun Sui Wah (locations in Richmond and Vancouver).
* Top Gun (in Richmond)
i think the best place for dimsum in vancouver is kirin sushi (12th and Cambie) except there is no picture menu or little cart that comes around so you kinda need to know what you want (or have a chinese person go with you). for 'cart' dimsum, the best place is sun sui wah. keep in mind both places are really busy on the weekends and could have you waiting an hour.
A little secret but, right below the restaurant SANDBAR is a sushi bar run bar HOSHI san. He is by far one of the best suhi chef's around. You can ask him for anything and he'll make it so good and everything is so fresh! After your meal you can go upstairs to the deck to have some drinks, the view is gorgeous.
Tojo's is still amazing. Yes, the prices are expensive, but sitting at the bar enjoying his cuisine is not to be missed. The quality of the fish there is second to none... the new room is also impressive... although I have a soft soft for the old, dungy place. They could work on their wine program, though.
Octopus's garden is also good, despite the name. Blue Water raw bar is superb aswell.
Both Sun Sui Wah and Imperial are my two favourite dim sum places.
completely agree with cancuck, sun sui wah and Imperial for dim sum, the scallop dumplings at imperial are worth the visit themselves and the seafood ones. unfortunetly i cant agree on tojos. i dont know how this guy keeps wining these awards and people praising it for the best in the city. i do agree though with octopus garden and blue water, also yoshi, all for high end. been to tojos 2 times. firts one had a good meal, nothing to complain about but nothing to go crazy for. but the 2nd time our server was so preoccupied with the party in the room next to us to get his big party tip he paid us no attention at all. food was bland, rolls were mmmmmmmmmm and the uni was nothing special, it took so long for our food to come and we were so fed up we asked for the bill before we had made our second order. my brother who works in the restaurant industry and usually gives servers the benefit of the doubt could not believe it either. long story short after waiting ver 15 min for bill we got up and stood by the exit till he brought it to us there.no apolgies either. i didnt even wanna tip the prick or should of left him a toonie. but of course i didnt wanna feel cheap so he got his 20 points and we got the hell out...................drove directly to octopus garden and had a great dinner there.......................i will never go to that shithole again nd from what i hear since they moved its gone even more downhill
o forgot to mention toshis as well, just off main st. on 16th ave. but the secret is out now, opens at 5 i think but people start lining up at 4 30. no reservations.......fresh and unbelievably cheap.........reallly really good....example king crab rolls 4.50. have to ask for the box sushi as well, not on menu but they know....scallop salmon and ebi pressed down on perfectly seasoned rice with paper thin lemon slices over it mmmmmmmmm, brown sugar miso baked eggplant, spicy beef, spicy scallop ngiri, shimi saba nigiri, tuna tataki, oh and they have that cubed marinated tuna like tojos does too.........thats my standard order, definetly give it a shot. you will be shocked they can serve that good quality sushi at such cheap prices