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I've searched the board and nothing comes up. We've done Sushi Village and the now defunct Sushi-Ya. Looks as if there is a Samurai Sushi and Sachi Sushi. Anyone have an opinion between the three? Or are there others?

Like inventive rolls, high quality fish and having some hot foods is a bonus (shabu shabu?) I know all 3 are not necessarily synonymous. So prioritize in order of quality, rolls, hot food.

Thanks!

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Sachi Sushi
4359 Main St, Whistler, BC V0N1B4, CA

Samurai Sushi
2011 Innsbruck Dr, Whistler, BC V0N1B2, CA

Sushi Village
4272 Mountain Sq, Whistler, BC V0N1B4, CA

Sushi-Ya
4370 Lorimer Rd, Whistler, BC V0N1B4, CA

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  1. Don't bother with Samurai, it's more of a take-out place. Fast food sushi if you will. Sachi is really good, and so is Nagomi sushi in the Le Chamois hotel.

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    1. re: sarahendipity

      Sachi is pretty much a sister resto to Village (both have the SASS roll I love)
      I thought there are more interesting hot food options at Village, but both places are really similar for sushi. Maybe more box sushi at Sachi. Love them both tho. Bummer about Sushi-ya.

    2. Road trip to Squamish for Sushi Sen could be worth the candle if your go-to spots in Whistler are dwindling...

      1. How about Kaze Sushi (in the Westin)? Anyone been there, tried it?

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        1. re: ethereal

          We went to Kaze. It was not awesome. Service was clueless. Appetizers were barely passable and the hot pot was laughable. A seafood hot pot with 4 (good quality) shrimp and 1 oyster between the all of us. Especially since they charge $30/person for the hot pot.

          We won't return. Next year, we'll try Nagomi or go back to Sushi Village.

          1. re: ethereal

            Went yesterday for lunch to Kaze and would give it a solid 3/10.

            The lunch menu is limited so focused mainly on sushi -- splurged on some blue-fin o-toro and chu-toro which didn't look like any type of toro I'd ever eaten before -- as well as a few pieces of amberjack, big eye maguro, wild sockeye, albacore maguro.

            At close to $10 a piece the toro was a joke -- zero fat, strange purple colour (as opposed to soft pink/fat infused as normal) and cut with a line of sinew through the middle. The other pieces were possibly worse; the tuna was unnaturally soft (aka not fresh) and again, cut without any finesse.

            The rolls weren't any better, especially the spicy tuna roll which was overly heavy on the mayo without any discernible spicy flavor.

            We also had a chicken teriyaki don which was ok -- the rice was well cooked and the chicken thighs were a good texture and quality, but they had very little teriyaki sauce or flavour. Edible, but not something I'd ever want again.

            The service, however, was cheerful and attentive.

            I wouldn't rush back.

            DISCLAIMER: This was Christmas day -- the main sushi chef was there, though, so can't blame it on bringing in a sub -- but this could affect the fish freshness.

        2. I think Nagomi is excellent. I've been there a few times now, and it seems a bit of an under the radar type of place, especially for those from out of town.