Sushi Kimura - new sushi joint opening May 1
This one sounds a bit different from the average Vancouver sushi place. The chef, Mr. Kimura, has worked all over the world, including stints in China, Mexico, and L.A. He's intentionally chosen a location away from downtown, near Rupert and 22nd, to create a more relaxed atmosphere and get a bigger space (1,600 sq.ft). Like Opera Sushi, this one has a musical theme, but this time it's jazz.
They're planning to have a yoshoku menu as well, starting in about a month's time. And the chef is going to mix things up by putting new limited-time dishes on the menu every couple of weeks.
Although I'm no rice connoisseur, they're going to be using Haenuki rice from Yamagata, which has consistently received an A Grade from the Japan Grain Inspection Association (I know...) since it was first introduced in 1993. I like the packaging: http://www.makotoasakura.com/wordpres...
If you're serious about sushi, you need to be serious about rice, so hopefully this place will turn out to be a little gem on the east side.
Hours: 11:30-2:30, 5:30-9:30
Address: 3883 Rupert - Rupert + 22nd
1640W Broadway W, Vancouver, BC V6J1X6, CA
Thanks for the heads up Kentan -- on the list.
FYI Opera Sushi closed a month and a half or so ago. Another sushi place is supposed to be going in there but no signs of life as yet.
Reading some reviews from the last place that Mr. Kimura worked at in Santa Monica make this place seem very promising.
Great intel Kentan! I've seen this place a few times and didn't think anything of it. Have some sushi then Portuguese egg tarts at Universal just a few doors down.
I was excited to see a new sushi close by. When it opened, I was disappointed to find out that they have no take out lunch/dinner menu for those who work in the area.