Temaki Sushi

y sis was in town and wanted sushi with a large group. That narrowed the options down but we decided to give Temaki Sushi a try. It’s a few doors down from Yagoto Sushi, Z&W Shanghai and Gyo Para Gyoza & Ramen Bar.

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Hours.

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We dropped in on a Saturday evening (with 7:00pm reservations). Holy crap, it was busy.

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The inside has a mix of tables, sushi bar seats and a couple larger, secluded booths.

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Service was decent but you’ll have to flag someone down for tea refills. Food came out at a good pace for our table of 5.

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The menu is huge; salads & sides, appetizers, tempura, robata (BBQ), sashimi, nigiri, chef’s recommendation, aburi sushi, noodles, teriyaki, donburi, assorted sushi, dinner specials and maki sushi.

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Click here to see the full menu (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9).

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They did have a separate sheet for their daily fresh options.

Yoshi no gawa goku-jo premium ginko sake ($29.95 for 300ml)
DSC00005Three of us shared a bottle of ginko sake.

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Light, cold and smooth.

Agedashi tofu ($6.50)
DSC00014Deep fried tofu with radish, green onions and bonito. Standard fare.

Ika karrage ($8.50)
DSC00016Deep fried squid. Breading/coating was lighter than I expected.

Takoyaki ($8.00)
DSC00009Deep fried octopus croquette with katsu sauce, mayo and bonito. A little too saucy for my liking.

Assorted tempura ($14.00)
DSC00010Four prawn and three vegetable pieces. Prawns were good. Vegetables tasted a touch heavy.

Negitoro maki ($4.75), real crab roll ($8.50) and chop scallop roll ($6.00)
DSC00026The negitoro was excellent. Rice was tightly packed but broke apart in your mouth.

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The chopped scallop was fresh.

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Real crab wasn’t particularly memorable.

Miso black cod ($16.00)
DSC00018Pan seared marinated sable fish. The fish was flaky and tender yet still retained a bite. It’s a small piece but perfectly cooked.

Deluxe sushi ($26.00)
DSC00030Tuna-salmon maki with 10 pieces of assorted nigiri (chef’s selection). Nigiri were all good.

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Some pieces that were different from the sashimi platter were the chopped scallop, unagi, saba and ebi.

Chef’s sashimi ($48.00 for 30 pieces)
DSC00034This comes out beautifully presented. We were given 10 types (three pieces of each); salmon, tuna, hotate, tako, hokkigai, ika, tuna gomae, shima aji, hamachi and kanpachi.

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Every piece was fresh and of good quality. Seriously such a good deal!

Beef udon ($10.00)
DSC00039An abundance of beef with sliced cabbage and green onion. Broth was homey. Udon had a toothsome bite.

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Beef was slightly over cooked but overall, a decent bowl of udon.

Salmon kama ($8.00)
DSC00022Decent but a lot of skin and bones. Not sure I’d personally have ordered this myself.

Unagi don ($18.00)
DSC00042BBQ eel on rice with Japanese yellow pickled daikon. Unagi was tender but not sure I’d other it if we hadn’t shared.

2x Tamago ($2.50)
DSC00045Always end my meal off with a piece of tamago nigiri. Better than average but not one of my favourites.

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Pleasantly surprised by our meal at Temaki Sushi. Bring a large group

Temaki Sushi
http://www.temakisushi.ca/
2156 W Broadway
Vancouver, BC
(604) 738-4321

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