Whenever any of my family or friends come to visit me in Vancouver, the first order of business is almost always sushi, which we regulars fondly refer to as “sush.” My appreciation for truly good sushi has grown over the years and taken me to different parts of the city to taste various maki, nigiri and sashimi at many Vancouver sushi restaurants. I am happy to say that Kits also has some fantastic sushi restaurants of which we should all be proud!
Here are my top three sushi spots in Kitsilano:
My Favourite 3 Sushi Restaurants in Kitsilano
1. Temaki Sushi, 2156 West Broadway, 604-738-4321, temakisushi.ca
I love this centrally-located and family-owned and run place. The sashimi is always fresh and perfectly prepared. My top menu picks are their Sunshine Roll (yam tempura, avocado, cucumber and fresh mango) and Kamikaze Roll (smoked salmon, cream cheese and avocado, cucumber and crispy tempura bits inside) roll. My absolute favourite item on their menu, which I never share with anyone no matter how much I love them, is their spicy agedashi tofu. Arguably the best in town! Do yourself a favour and go visit this place. Closed Sundays and be prepared to wait briefly as it’s a popular place.
2. Sushi Bella, 2059 West 4th Avenue, 604-734-7990, sushibella.com
An interesting melange of Japanese cuisine mixed with French and Italian influences. Most of the time I am pleasantly surprised by their at times bold pairings, like the Lady Mango Roll (avocado, red beets & yam tempura roll with tropical mango salsa). And heads up bacon lovers, they even offer a roll with bacon in it. Service has ranged from spot-on to slow–leaving us hanging a little too long without drinks or our bill. Usually, a tasty and worthwhile experience.
3. SushiSushi, 2965 West Broadway, 604-730-8164, gosushisushi.com
No muss, no fuss. You can always find a seat and they always have a great combo on special. This is my go to place whenever I am looking for a quick and affordable sushi fix. I love their Mango Crunch Roll (prawn tempura, cucumber, avocado, yam tempura, mango on top)! They also offer black rice and only serve wild sockeye salmon. Both score definite bonus points in my book.
I have shared my top 3 sushi spots in Kits. I know diners are passionate about their sushi, whether they opt for an upscale sushi restaurant or a secret, family-run hole in the wall. Have you found any that you are willing to share? If so, please leave your suggestion in the comment box below. Enjoy the sush!
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Last modified: August 25, 2013