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.


Sign outside.


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.


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.



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.


Overpriced and none of SH’s dishes stood out.

Sushi Hanabi
1542 W 2nd Avenue
Vancouver, BC
(604) 423-3151