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Downtown Lunch Time Sushi Recommendation

moyenchow Mar 22, 2010 04:29 PM

Hi Chowhounds!

I use to have a go to sushi place for lunch that was amazing near my workplace. My favourite was the Spicy Charishi. However, they have change owners and the quality is not the same. They put Prawn tempura in their Spicy Chirashi, which I find very odd.

After a case of food posioning last week stemming from my attempts to find a new go to sushi place, I decided I need help.

I work near BC Place and am willing to walk upto 20 minutes (but not over the cambie street bridge) and spend upto $12 for a good sushi lunch.

I've already tried the following places & it was not good:
Matoi
Fresh
Kamiya (the one in Library Square)
Ebi-ten
Junsei

Any suggestions would be appreciated!

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    VanGrrl RE: moyenchow Mar 24, 2010 08:28 PM

    How about Shuraku on Granville and Robson across from Urban Outfitters? They have really good food.

    http://www.shuraku.net/pdf/LunchMenu-...

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    Shuraku Restaurant
    833 Granville Steet, Vancouver, BC V6Z1K7, CA

    1. fmed RE: moyenchow Mar 24, 2010 08:31 PM

      Have you tried the sushi place at H-Mart food court? I thought it was decent for lunch. You can also get kimbap (Korean sushi) at one of the other stalls for a bit of variety.

      edit: Just realized that it is called Matoi and is in the list of the ones you tried.

      1. moyenchow RE: moyenchow Mar 25, 2010 10:24 AM

        Thanks VanGrrl! Anything in particular that you would recommend?

        Fmed, Matoi was my go to place :( ... the old owener was great, really cared about his food. I still go to the H-Mart if I crave the Beef Noodle soup or Korean Fried Chicken.

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          fmed RE: moyenchow Mar 25, 2010 11:50 AM

          Too bad about Matoi. It was good for sure.

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            VanGrrl RE: moyenchow Apr 9, 2010 09:39 AM

            At Shuraku, I love the tuna tataki and the sashimi salad. Also, the grilled sablefish lunch set is simply divine.

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            Shuraku Restaurant
            833 Granville Steet, Vancouver, BC V6Z1K7, CA

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            chrispygrapes RE: moyenchow Mar 28, 2010 03:00 PM

            Sushi Maro is always really good, although the service often doesn't compare to the food. It's by the Roundhouse Skytrain station. Kaide on Richards is also amazing. Yume at Dunsmuir and Seymour does a pretty decent job as well.

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              trixbunny RE: moyenchow Apr 11, 2010 10:31 AM

              How about Urban Sushi? www.urbansushi.com They have a good variety of sushi and really good quality. I think it's actually run by Japanese people.

              Never tried the sushi at Shuraku, but their bento boxes are great!

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              Urban Sushi
              909 Dunsmuir St, Vancouver, BC V6C1A8, CA

              1. flowbee RE: moyenchow Apr 11, 2010 06:48 PM

                Zero One Sushi is pretty good for cheap lunch takeout sushi. http://www.sushizeroone.com/

                I like their tuna bowl with ground mountain yam!

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                Zero One Sushi
                559W Pender St W, Vancouver, BC V6B1V5, CA

                1. moyenchow RE: moyenchow Apr 12, 2010 11:45 AM

                  Thanks Everyone!

                  Unfortunately, I've been chained to my desk for the last 3 weeks and have been unable to go out and try your suggestions. Hopefully I can go out try everything and report back soon!

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