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Aug 27, 2008 03:35 PM

Sushi on W. Broadway or Kitsilano Vancouver?

We are visiting from Los Angeles, and staying near W. Broadway and Kitsilano. Just wondering if you all have good recs for great sushi to go in the area? Not looking for anything fancy or pricey - just good. Thanks in advance chowhounds!

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      1. re: Sam Salmon

        Yuji's and Dan are both good recs for "nicer" sushi but not OTT. Not sure what 'Hounds from LA would consider pricey -- or fancy for that matter :-) -- we also like Kibune for a minor splurge, still very casual and not going to blow the bank. For cheap and cheerful, you might check out Sushi Aoki.

        Kibune Sushi Restaurant
        1508 Yew St, Vancouver, BC V6K3E4, CA

        Yuji's Japanese Tapas
        2059 West 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1N3, CA

        Dan Japanese Restaurant
        2511 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6K, CA

        Aoki Sushi
        1888W Broadway W, Vancouver, BC V6J1Y9, CA

        1. re: grayelf

          I have heard good things about Aoki and I have seen lines outside it. Is it really that good?

          Kibune is a good call, forgot about that one.

          1. re: tom_edo

            Aoki is staffed entirely by Japanese, and the itamae (especially one of them) are quite lively. The room itself is fairly utilitarian but quite comfortable. The menu is massive, which can be a bit daunting. We've had good luck with rolls there, and they do quite a range but there are so many items I can't say I've tried more than a small percentage. The servings are generous too. And they have a licence now so you can have a Sapporo if you like. All in all, a cut above the cheaper places around town but not so memorable I'd go really far out of my way.

    1. My favorite is Temaki Sushi at Broadway and Arbutus

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      1. re: AliciaRhubarb

        Temaki is a good thought, AR. It's much improved since the remodel. The room is a bit nicer than Aoki and much larger, and I think the food is comparable. It may be a tad more expensive but still reasonable I thought. We enjoyed the tuna sashimi there recently.

      2. Got a glimpse at some creative rolls on the menu at Sai-z recently, if you are looking to try something a little different than those listed already, and still in the W.Broadway area. Standard sushi available as well. Images available here:

        Saiz Japanese Restaurant
        3116W Broadway W, Vancouver, BC V6K2H3, CA

        1. We've always enjoyed the sushi at Hoshi Sushi on the 2800 block of West Broadway. The Wild Shark Roll is a favourite. They also make a really good seafood motoyaki - lots of scallops, shrimps and salmon baked in a decently-sized shell for $3.75. It's a small place, and not too pricey.

          1. What about the new place at Broadway and Granville in front of the UBC-bound B Line? Has anybody been there?
            It has neat clear plastic stools, but so far I have only seen them upside down on the tables when the place is closed.

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            1. re: sophie.

              Anytime I walked by that place (it starts with an M) it's empty of customers-while NuNu's Sandwich Shop next door is slammed (!)

              Since all they offer is premade rolls wrapped in plastic I can't count it as anything but a grab 'n go operation-it's in no way a Sushi Bar.

              1. re: Sam Salmon

                I was keen to try it because it is near my office and I read a write up on a food blog but by the time I went they had changed to brown rice. I am not a fan of brown rice in sushi so I passed.

              2. re: sophie.

                I have picked up stuff from there a couple of times. The food is designed to be grab'n go (uncut creative rolls you can walk and munch on) for lunches and the place closes around 5:30.. The quality is good and the combinations are quite appealing but not sure the bus crowd is ready for the creative twists on their favourite
                California roll. Hope it lasts -- that neighborhood is sorely lacking decent sushi