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Mar 1, 2009 05:02 PM

Vancouver - best sushi? best dim sum?

Money no object, would like insider opinions. So many places, so little time!

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  1. I don't live in Vancouver so my suggestions are not comprehensive. For sushi I really loved Octopus' Garden. Sada is a great chef and interesting to chat with if you sit at the bar.

    For dim sum I quite liked Sun Sui Wah. They change their menu seasonally, and have a lot of unusual items. It's cart dim sum, but you can also order from the menu.

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    1. re: itwillmakeaturd

      FYI the dimsum at SSW on Main is now a la carte (no carts) if that is the one you were referencing. I can't speak for the SSW in Richmond. I've only been once in January since they changed over to carts and we found the service to be really fast (except for some reason in bringing Jello for the small people with us) but we definitely overordered compared to when they had carts. FWIW I've always had good luck on food quality and freshness at the Main outpost, though you will find others who have not. The dimsum at SSW is quite seafood-centric.

      I like Lime very much and would recommend it to someone who enjoys traditional but creative sushi. If you go, be sure to call ahead and reserve in the back room, preferably right at the bar, so you can watch the itamae at work. The front room is louder, more crowded and looks like it used to be an Italian resto, IMO.

      I still haven't been to OG (my bad) but it does get a fair bit of love on this board as an alternative to Tojo's for similar quality but fewer $, friendlier service etc. The omakase is reported as a definite draw there, if you enjoy that.

      Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant
      4940 No 3 Rd, Richmond, BC V6X3A5, CA

      Octopus's Garden Restaurant
      1995 Cornwall Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J1C9, CA

      Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant
      3888 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V3N9, CA

      Lime - Japanese Cuisine
      1130 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L, CA