Sushi Jin

B surprised me for my birthday and took me out to Sushi Jin, one of the higher end Korean run, sushi spots downtown. They specialize in edomae sushi. They’re next door to Waverly Barber & Hair Salon and Babylon Cafe.


We dropped in on a Thursday evening (7:30 reservation) but had to wait 15 minutes for our table. The inside is small with 6 tables (only room for 16 people).


Service is friendly and our green teapot was refilled several times. Oddly, they gave us bottles of Costco water.


They no longer offer a regular menu (like when we visited). Now, only a premium omakase ($250.00/person) is offered with pre-payment required upfront.

Miso soup
DSC04493Slightly better than your usual miso soup.

Sushi moriawase ($36.95 for 8)
DSC04502Suzuki (striped sea bass), kanpachi (yellowtail), shima aji (striped horse mackerel), king salmon (from NZ), saba, hokkigai (surf clam) and unagi (eel).






Favourite pieces were the king salmon and shima aji. The hokkigai gunkan, which was shredded, was unique.

Assorted aburi zushi ($29.00 for 5)
DSC04512Unagi, otoro, beef tenderloin, king salmon and hotate. All the pieces were good quality.






The unagi seemed out of place though as it wasn’t seared and tasted the same as the piece we were given in our assorted nigiri platter.

Tekka don ($49.95 for 9)
DSC04516Bluefin tuna sashimi on a bed of rice. The bluefin tuna was buttery, melt in your mouth goodness. Excellent touch with the freshly grated wasabi and green onions. This brought us back to the otoro don’s we ate in Japan except at a much heftier price point.

Tamago ($2.50)
DSC04519Always save the tamago for last. Mixed feelings about it. Didn’t love or hate it but wouldn’t order a second piece.

DSC04520Small complimentary dessert to end our meal. Brownie had an interesting texture with a dollop of sour cream on top.

If you’ve got the money, then you’ll enjoy Sushi Jin. Good quality but pricey sushi.

Sushi Jin
750 Nelson Street
Vancouver, BC
(604) 559-8834