4729 Kingsway,Burnaby, BC V5H 2C3view map
Located along the north side of Kingsway across from Metropolis, Asakusa Sushi is one of a handful of Japanese restaurants in the area in stiff competition with each other. The menu is quite large with a selection of Sushi Rolls, Nigiri, Robata (BBQ), Pan Fried Noodles, Donburis, and even a Vegetarian section that makes it easy to choose from the meatless options.
For fish options, we ordered the BC Combo which came with a BC Roll, 2 Salmon, 2 Tuna, and 2 Ebi Nigiri. The Nigiri was tasty and so was the BC Roll but the roll was way too big, making it difficult to eat as several pieces fell apart. We also ordered one specialty roll called the Dragonfly Roll, which is a Dynamite Roll with Unagi on top. Again, the rolls were too big with too much rice, so while bites of this roll were tasty, it was difficult to enjoy each piece as a whole. We also ordered an appetizer of Yakitori (chicken on skewers) which was very delicious!
The vegetarian sushi we ordered included the Yam Tempura Roll, Cheese and Avocado Roll, and the Asparagus Roll, which was a bit deceiving because the asparagus ended up being deep fried tempura. The Yam Tempura and Asparagus Roll were good but the Cheese and Avocado Roll had too much cream cheese in it, overpowering all of the potential sushi flavours. The rolls again were all too big and, in particular, were cut so they were too large.
Service was great, the prices were decent, but the sushi was average. We can’t say the food was bad but the specialty roll wasn’t that special and it’s always difficult to enjoy sushi when the rolls are made too big.
Ate here on August 4, 2012
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