Where is the best price for Chirshi ??
I was taken to Kiriri today, and had the chirashi. The fish and shellfish on it are very fresh, with that oceany, fruity taste. The slices are thin, and melt-in-mouth tender. The amount of rice is perfect and the only point of criticism I'd make is that it was a bit too acidic. It's a $13 lunch set, no fancy tricks—well, except for the sliced sweet tamago which is a delightful finish. It comes with a very good miso (although slightly salty), and pickles, and a simmered daikon dish.
Overall, there are tons of sushi restaurants in Richmond, but I felt the quality of the seafood is noticeably higher, and the dishes are prepared more carefully. Really enjoyable meal and definitely looking forward to visiting again. (One downside is that it's a small restaurant; there can be a wait for your food).
Glad it (mostly) worked out for you. I've never had the chirashi there, but do recall it was ordered by many folks in the restaurant at the time. My dining friend who was with me that day said he's had it before and was pretty impressed (amidst the tons of sushi restaurants in Richmond .....). So FWIW, it's a worthy place to return.
Can you define best, besides the obvious fresh fish and seasoned rice?
-Are you looking for a variety of fish beyond the standard Salmon, Tuna, Ebi, Surf Clam combination?
-Are you looking for stunning presentation?
-Are you looking for value as your posts implies with the thick cuts of fish request?
My rec of Zero One would give you better variety of fish (have had uni and smoked tuna in their gorgeous chirashi)
Tsuki Sushi has a beautiful presentation
Sushi Mart has value.
All use fresh fish and seasoned rice.
Wow, that Chirashi pictured would set you a back a few dollars.
I don't think I ever come across a chirashi that would give both hamachi and big eye tuna (?? - in the back behind the cucumber) in the quantity pictured. These types of fish don't come in the standard Chirashi in Vancouver.
I would suggest going to a Japanese run sushi place.
-Zero One Sushi offers variety in their fish selection and a good Chirashi don but not thick cut like that.
-Tsuki Sushi Bar & Sushi Mart both do a good Chirashi but I'm not certain their cut of fish is as wide as pictured.
Good luck on your search!