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Old 05-15-2009, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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No problem! BTW, a little word of advice - City-Data (the website) is a site where you can gather statistics and data on American cities. They don't have any information on Canadian cities, and the Canada forum was designed somewhat as an afterthought. It explains why the Canadian forums are so quiet and why they're mostly full of Americans asking questions about Canada, but very few Canadians answering those questions. If you're seeking a variety of responses from Canadians, especially sushi recommendations, I'd suggest the Western Canada board of Chowhound - Western Canada - Chowhound Likewise, once you have a few recommendations, you'll want to cross reference them on Restaurants and Reviews for Metro Vancouver, Whistler and Victoria - a Vancouver-based website where locals write candid reviews on the restaurants here. And Tojo's is one of the most expensive restaurants in the city, period. It's truly abnormally expensive. Typically sushi is very affordable in Vancouver.
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Old 05-16-2009, 11:06 PM
 
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Oh my, I'm not aware that it costs $300 -$400 for two to dine at Tojo's now.
But Vanha did ask for the "best", and that is a subjective opinion.
Tojo's Restaurant - Vancouver Japanese Restaurants
Tojo's Restaurant - Fairview Slopes - Vancouver, BC

Sushi shags, especially in the downtown core, hire amateurs on BUNAC working holiday visas. Of course, ESL students are happy with a $10 lunch. However, if they come from Tokyo and Osaka, they think of nothing spending $50 - $100 for a dinner once a week at least.

To come all the way from Hawaii for the "best" sushi ...
hmmm, I wouldn't direct you to those $10 sushi meals.
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Old 05-17-2009, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Waikiki
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Oh my, I'm not aware that it costs $300 -$400 for two to dine at Tojo's now.
But Vanha did ask for the "best", and that is a subjective opinion.
Tojo's Restaurant - Vancouver Japanese Restaurants
Tojo's Restaurant - Fairview Slopes - Vancouver, BC

To come all the way from Hawaii for the "best" sushi ...
hmmm, I wouldn't direct you to those $10 sushi meals.
I wit ya Brada...but..are there others who have good quality...I do need to fly back home....swimmin' take too long..yeah?!
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Old 05-17-2009, 01:52 AM
 
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I wit ya Brada...but..are there others who have good quality...I do need to fly back home....swimmin' take too long..yeah?!
Assuming this is your first visit, and you are not on company's expenses
proposed length of stay: say 1 week
I would work the restaurants around places of interests to visit

Top priority goes to 'Westcoast' cuisine - suggestions are:

The Salmon House, West Vancouver with spectacular view of Vancouver
The Salmon House Restaurant - Vancouver BC - home
$25 'Taste of BC' set dinner
The Salmon House Restaurant - Vancouver BC - TASTE OF BC

West, Vancouver West
4 * rating
Contact Us | West Restaurant

Other Westcoast casual dining are "Earls", "Cactus", "White Spots". You can google to get more nfo.

GUU serves fresh ingredients, pricey.
–k‚Ì‰Æ GUU -Kitanoya GUU- Japanese Tapas,Izakaya, in Vancouver-

If you are a nisei or sansei, and are interested to catch a glimpse here

Fujiya, Vancouver Main Store (at Clark & Venables st)
has good variety of takeout bentos
Vancouver Japanese Food Restaurant | Fujiya Sushi

I've not been to their
Fujiya, Vancouver Downtown
Downtown Vancouver Japanese Food Restaurant | Fujiya Sushi

Hi Genki, Burnaby (at Kingsway and Sperling Avenue)
located in the same premises as National Nikkei Heritage Centre and Nikkei Home
Japanese Restaurant Burnaby Japanese Food | Hi Genki | Fujiya

My favorite is Ichiro in Richmond
where the first Japanese immigrants came from Wakayama prefecture
nearby West Dyke trail are bald eagles, wigeons, herons, swans, Canadian geese, and occasionally golden eagles; snowgeese just left.
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Octopus and
Hapa Izakaya
recommended by Robyn
suggest you choose the branch at Yew St
so you can visit Kitsilano Beach, Vanier Park afterwards
you can walk further to Jericho Beach Park, Spanish Banks, and even the famous Wreck Beach
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Old 05-17-2009, 06:22 PM
 
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Here are info on "all you can eat" Japanese restaurants.
Not my cup of tea, being a small eater, but I occasionally joined the crowds so not to be left out.
Almost all these places are owned and run by non-Japanese.
Around $20 - $30 per person.

Top Gun (@ New Westminster Quay), view of Fraser River
::TOP GUN GROUP:: (http://www.topgungroup.com/TGS.html - broken link)
Review
Top Gun (New Westminster, BC)
Sherman’s review and photos
Sherman's Food Adventures: Top Gun Sushi

Tomakazu (@ West Broadway, Vancouver West)
Review
Tomokazu Japanese Restaurant (Broadway - Vancouver, BC)
Video

YouTube - All You Can Eat Sushi Buffet at Tomokazu Japanese Restaurant (Vancouver, Canada)
Photos
Tomokazu Japanese Restaurant - Dine Out Here Vancouver BC Canada

Shabushen (@ Burrard St, downtown)
Photos
Shabusen Japanese Yakiniku House (Burrard Street) - Dine Out Here Vancouver BC Canada

Fish on Rice (@ Kingsway, Metrotown, Burnaby)
Fish On Rice Japanese Cuisine
Sherman’s review and photos
Sherman's Food Adventures: AYCE @ Fish on Rice (http://www.shermansfoodadventures.com/2008/11/ayce-fish-on-rice.html - broken link)

List of Japanese restaurants in Metro Vancouver
Vancouver Restaurants: Food Vancouver BC Restaurant Reviews & Dining Guide

If you decide to go to all of them, you may want to extend your stay.
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Old 05-17-2009, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Waikiki
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Here are info on "all you can eat" Japanese restaurants.
Not my cup of tea, being a small eater, but I occasionally joined the crowds so not to be left out.
Almost all these places are owned and run by non-Japanese.
Around $20 - $30 per person.

Top Gun (@ New Westminster Quay), view of Fraser River
::TOP GUN GROUP:: (http://www.topgungroup.com/TGS.html - broken link)
Review
Top Gun (New Westminster, BC)
Sherman’s review and photos
Sherman's Food Adventures: Top Gun Sushi

Tomakazu (@ West Broadway, Vancouver West)
Review
Tomokazu Japanese Restaurant (Broadway - Vancouver, BC)
Video

YouTube - All You Can Eat Sushi Buffet at Tomokazu Japanese Restaurant (Vancouver, Canada)
Photos
Tomokazu Japanese Restaurant - Dine Out Here Vancouver BC Canada

Shabushen (@ Burrard St, downtown)
Photos
Shabusen Japanese Yakiniku House (Burrard Street) - Dine Out Here Vancouver BC Canada

Fish on Rice (@ Kingsway, Metrotown, Burnaby)
Fish On Rice Japanese Cuisine
Sherman’s review and photos
Sherman's Food Adventures: AYCE @ Fish on Rice (http://www.shermansfoodadventures.com/2008/11/ayce-fish-on-rice.html - broken link)

List of Japanese restaurants in Metro Vancouver
Vancouver Restaurants: Food Vancouver BC Restaurant Reviews & Dining Guide

If you decide to go to all of them, you may want to extend your stay.
Thak you for your listing...we also have Genki and Top Gun in Hawaii...asuming it is a franchise...how is that Fish on Rice...Looks interesting....you are right will be here a week in July...Hawaii too hot!
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Old 05-18-2009, 04:06 AM
 
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Thak you for your listing...we also have Genki and Top Gun in Hawaii...asuming it is a franchise...how is that Fish on Rice...Looks interesting....you are right will be here a week in July...Hawaii too hot!
Fish-on-Rice have rave reviews from some. The name is so enticing, but one visit sufficed for me. Possibly: change of ownership, management or chefs. Turnovers are incredible high in this type of business. It is natural for Chinese and Vietnamese sushi operators to improvise their sauces and ingredients. Unfortunately, I’m finicky and can taste the difference of shirakiku, yamasa, kimlan, wang, abc or thai fish sauce. The tempura mix tasted weird and of inconsistent texture.

My favorite place around Metrotown Burnaby area is
Isami Sushi (@ 4603 Kingsway, Burnaby - Tel: 604-434-1212)
Isami Sushi – casual Japanese food done well « Eat, Snap, Repeat (http://eatsnaprepeat.ca/2008/03/25/isami-sushi-casual-japanese-food-done-well/ - broken link)
They have short lunch hours, and opens for dinners only on weekends. So call first to check their opening hours.
Authentic. No “all-u-can-eat”.

Here is one more review:
Ebisu (@ Robson St, downtown)
Chow Times » Ebisu on Robson, Vancouver

Vancouver is unpredictable and rains a lot, so an umbrella is handy. And bring along off-counter medicine for upset stomach (eg. Longmotil).
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Old 05-18-2009, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Waikiki
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Thank you for the input...but umbrella in July and stomach medicine....not my idea of vacation...bro...
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Old 05-19-2009, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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Bleh - all you can eat sushi = quantity over quality. Avoid it at all costs, especially since there's so much better sushi to be had while in Vancouver.
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Vancouver,BC
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Hachi Hana on Upper Lonsdale.

Been voted best sushi in Vancouver by 3 different magazines, and I agree.
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