A small restaurant located along Hastings Street in North Burnaby, Osaka Sushi offers great food and an enjoyable experience.
What makes Osaka Sushi a popular place is their large selection of tasty specialty rolls. We ordered the White Dragon Roll (spicy tuna inside, raw tuna on top), the Osaka Roll (deep fried rolled with eel, red snapper, crab stick, and fish roe), and a Mango Roll which they had on their temporary specials menu. All of these rolls were exceptional, offering a great mix of flavours, rolls that were not too big, and reasonably priced for what you got.
Vegetarian rolls that we ordered included the Avocado Roll, the Asparagus Roll, and the Pumpkin Roll. The Asparagus Roll was particularly good and cooked just right as sometimes at other restaurants the asparagus can be under or over cooked. The Pumpkin Roll was a bit different as it was tempura, which was similar to a Yam Tempura Roll. It was very good and so too was the Avocado Roll.
One area they could improve is that none of their specialty rolls were vegetarian and offering at least an or two options would certainly satisfy the non-meat-eating patrons.
We were there on a holiday long weekend and the restaurant was packed, with many more people coming and coming with takeout orders. A sign of a busy restaurant often means there’s something good about the food. The service was great and although the food was a bit more expensive then popular nearby restaurants, like Sushi Town and Sushi Garden, we enjoyed it a lot more.
If you’re looking for some tasty sushi and are in the North Burnaby area, then Osaka Sushi is a wonderful option. If your preference is simply California Rolls, then best to find a cheaper sushi restaurant.