Sushi Hanabi

A friend was in town and wanted to grab sushi so we decided to try out Sushi Hanabi. They’re located around the corner from Apollonia Greek Restaurant.

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Sign outside.

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We dropped in on a Wednesday evening (around 7:30pm). It wasn’t busy but there were a few people sitting outside on their patios (both out front and in their backyard court area). Service was painfully slow and we had to continuously ask for water refills.

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The menu is extensive with appetizer & sunomono, salad, donburi, noodles, cutlet, Hanabi signature, aburi oshi sushi, rolls and a few combo & platter options. There’s also a half dozen lunch options (available from 11:30am to 3:30pm).

Seaweed salad ($5.95)
DSC05139Small portion, standard fare.

Jalapeno bomb ($12.95 for 6)
DSC05140Deep fried jalapeno with cream cheese, spicy tuna topped with mayo and special sauce. This was probably the best dish of the night. Good crunchy bite.

Negitoro ($5.95 for 6) and oshinko ($3.45 for 6)
DSC05147Size of their rolls is all over the place. Nothing memorable about the negitoro rolls. Oshinko (pickled radish) had a touch of sweetness. Decent but really inconsistent with the amount of rice.

Toro aburi oshi ($14.95) and salmon aburi oshi ($16.95)
DSC05141Slightly over seared both of the aburi oshi that we ordered.

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These don’t beat Green Leaf Sushi.

Chopped scallop ($6.95 for 6)
DSC05146Not the freshest chopped scallop we’ve had. Very average.

Amazing roll ($15.95)
DSC05148Torched tuna belly and avocado on top of spicy tuna roll.

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Overpriced and none of SH’s dishes stood out.

Sushi Hanabi
https://sushi-hanabi.business.site/
1542 W 2nd Avenue
Vancouver, BC
(604) 423-3151