Location: 4739 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby, BC V5G 3H6
Phone: (604) 437-9399
- Limited parking space
- Wide menu selection
- Free WiFi / Shaw EXO WiFi
- Reservations taken
My girlfriend came a cross this restaurant one time (beside No.1 Beef Noodle House on Willingdon) and had always wanted to try it, but since it was quite afar from us we’ve been pushing it back. Vancouver is really dominated by Sushi places, it’s everywhere. And I believe this one is quite a good addition to the Metrotown area.
Sushi S has a wide selection from their menu but it’s not exactly a cheap sushi joint. It’s got many specialty rolls, which charges around $7-15 per roll. I think it’s become a trend in Vancouver for specialty rolls and no longer the affordable California rolls.
Miso soup was hot and tasted just right.
We selected one of the chef’s special rolls called “Red”. It is a scallop roll based with spicy tuna and spicy crispy tempura bits on top.
We had the spicy mayo on the side as my girlfriend was afraid it’d be too hot for her. It was indeed quite hot on its own. And just on its own, I think they gave us more mayo than if they were going to drizzle it on the sushi roll.
The Alaska roll was interesting because it was somewhat different than other Sushi places. The inside was wrapped like a California roll with imitated crab meat, cucumber and avocado and topped with a strip of Atlantic salmon and their special sauce. The sauce was not just right, not overpowering the sushi.
Now I’ve had seafood motoyaki and oyster motoyaki but never scallop motoyaki. I imagined it to be a huge scallop or two dressed in their mayo-like sauce. But it was nothing like I imagined, it was mini scallops (like the ones you’d find in chopped scallop roll). It was certainly interesting and it worked. This was very delicious, definitely a recommend.
Lastly, we had the assorted sushi combo. This was just assorted, not deluxe and it already had amebi (prawns sashimi). I was pretty impressed with their selections and not only does it come with all salmon maki or tuna maki but a mixture of both. The nigri’s were fresh and decently priced.
Our total bill came to just under $33 for the two of us and we were pretty full. Sushi S is not your typical cheap sushi joint, but their values do stack up. Their staff was very friendly and came a few times to fill up our tea. The restaurant is clean and spacious, however parking might be a pain as the strip mall shares parking spaces with 4 other stores around. Overall, you are getting service more than quantity here.