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Which sushi place has always impressed you?

1newyorkguy Aug 8, 2013 06:09 AM

Have you been to a place that has never had any misses?

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  1. waylman RE: 1newyorkguy Aug 14, 2013 06:55 AM

    Octopus Garden

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      grayelf RE: waylman Aug 14, 2013 07:56 AM

      That's a tall order! I can't think of any restaurant that never has a miss : -). Kibune has been the most consistent over the years.

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        Sam Salmon RE: grayelf Aug 14, 2013 09:56 AM

        I've never had a good meal @ Kibune.

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          grayelf RE: Sam Salmon Aug 14, 2013 10:53 AM

          Sad to hear that, Sam. We've been going for prolly 15/20 years. The parentals used to go every Friday night.

          Dan is also good and reliable, though I haven't been for a while. They have serious HVAC issues there so you always smell like robata'd fish when you leave :-).

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        disgusti RE: waylman Aug 14, 2013 11:13 AM

        i ate at kishimoto last night and it was great

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          1newyorkguy RE: disgusti Aug 15, 2013 04:51 AM

          I too have had very good meals at Kishimoto...great fried squid last time, and the pressed salmon roll is fantastic

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          1newyorkguy RE: waylman Aug 15, 2013 04:54 AM

          Shiro looks like a must try for me

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            flowbee RE: waylman Aug 15, 2013 06:47 AM

            Isn't Shiro under new management now?

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              grayelf RE: flowbee Aug 15, 2013 09:07 AM

              It is, and I found the quality on my last visit had really dipped, with the price going up. But it sounds like waylman has been more recently and frequently.

              I love the aburi salmon at Kishimoto, and the yuzu ice cream is great. On two of our three visits we were served still-frozen sashimi which was disappointing, and some of the special rolls are overwrought.

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                1newyorkguy RE: grayelf Aug 15, 2013 07:51 PM

                still frozen...not good

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                  waylman RE: grayelf Aug 16, 2013 08:24 AM

                  Well this is terrible news re. Shiro! I haven't been in a couple weeks. When did they change mgt?

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                    LotusRapper RE: waylman Aug 17, 2013 08:41 AM

                    IIRC, early 2013, or maybe just before Christmas ?

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                      addy_palmer RE: waylman Aug 31, 2013 12:30 PM

                      I had it a week ago and it was the exact same as every time ive been for like 4 years now (food quality), maybe its because i go for lunch only? But I have had atrocious service a few times and awful timing on food coming out.

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                johnny101golf RE: 1newyorkguy Aug 31, 2013 01:48 PM

                I would have to say Bella Sushi in North Vancouver has always been spot on in my books.

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                  islandgirl RE: 1newyorkguy Sep 1, 2013 02:06 PM

                  Ebisu on West Broadway @ Ash has always been excellent. Friendly, efficient service, fresh food and a nice atmosphere.
                  I've only ever been for lunch.

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                    LotusRapper RE: islandgirl Sep 1, 2013 03:34 PM

                    Still sometimes known as Kamei, the group may be the longest-running chain of Japanese restaurants in M. Vanc.

                    Reliable and always good service. View is great on a clear summer night.

                    Anyone been to the new Kamei Baru on Smithe ?

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                    JMiky RE: 1newyorkguy Sep 3, 2013 01:02 PM

                    Shiro is great

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