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Location: 2976B Glen Drive, Coquitlam, BC V3B 0B8
Phone: (604) 472-1234
Mon – Thurs : 11:30AM – 9:30PM
Fri – Sat : 11:30AM – 10:00PM
Sun : CLOSED
- Street parking
- Very small restaurant
- Limited seating
- Special rolls
My girlfriend passed through this restaurant when she was going home one day, and I thought it was joke that any restaurant would call themselves “LOL”. It’s not even a real word nor does it make any sense but I guess I’ll just have to go in and see for myself what it’s all about. I went in on a weekday late afternoon with my buddy @anothersamchan and there was another table occupied. I peeked at the other table to see what I’m getting myself into, and the food appeared to be fresh and presentable.
First thing I noticed when I walked in the restaurant was the limited amount of seating in this place. There were only 4 tables and a bar. This is more of a pickup sushi joint than for those seating in and definitely not for big groups. The layout was so spacious that I felt a little awkward.
On to the food, we started with a spicy salmon sashimi. For almost $11, I expected a little more than what was served. The portions were no more than Sushi Town a few blocks away. However, it was quite spicy and there were quite a bit of veggies that topped the salmon sashimi.
We both ordered a specialty roll, since the traditional rolls weren’t exactly all that much cheaper. Mine was the Fish & Chip roll, a spicy chopped scallop with cucumber, topped with deep fried red snapper and potato bits. The roll was a little fishy, but not that bad. The chopped scallop was huge, which I am impressed because not a lot of Japanese restaurants have chopped scallop this big. There was a bit of spiciness in there but not overwhelming.
Sam ordered the Spicy crispy crunch, which was 2 pieces of prawns tempura, crab meat, avocado, and cucumber inside with tempura batter on top. When both rolls were placed together, I had thought we ordered the same thing. Both looked similar, but in fact very different. The Spicy crispy crunch had exactly portrayed its name, crispy and crunchy!
Finally, this was a complimentary dish from the chef, grilled white tuna drizzled with their house sauce.
Our total bill came to just over $30 before tips. My initial thoughts of LOL Roll Sushi would be a take-out alternative, but then again there’s much cheaper restaurants like Sushi Town and California Sushi. The food quality is good, but not great (at least for the prices it charges). The restaurant is also very small, and not recommended for dine-in. However, for those living in the nearby condo’s and apartments, like the M One and M Two’s, then this is probably your closest Sushi restaurant. The restaurant also have close ties with the Korean restaurant, Ham Ji Bak, around the corner.