Burnaby Sushi
Burnaby Sushi

Sushi Giwa

5625 Hastings St
Burnaby, BC V5B 1R5
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(604) 336-5250

Sushi Giwa is located on Hastings Street on Capitol Hill at the corner of Holdon Street. The restaurant is in a small mall with parking, near the Circle K convenience store. Sushi Giwa has a large menu which includes a variety of specialty rolls and something for everyone.

Sushi Giwa
Sushi Giwa at Hastings and Holdom in Burnaby

Something a bit different that we tried was the Sushi Pizza. This interesting concoction is made on deep fried rice, has three types of cheese and a variety of chopped sashimi, and has a sliced tomatoe with roe on the top. It was very tasting and the deep fried rice was similar to an actual pizza crust. The combination of the seafood and cheese was quite tasty and very rich and there was a bit of spice in the sauce. While we really enjoyed this and it was fun to see and order, we felt like it was a bit of a novelty and probably would not order it next time. But it was good!

Sushi Pizza
The Sushi Pizza

The Specialty Roll that we ordered was called the Black Dynamite Roll. On the inside of this roll was two deep fried prawns, crab meat, avocado, and cucumber and the roll was topped with a piece of unagi, some unagi sauce, and spicy mayonnaise. This roll was pretty good and very smooth with lots of flavour. The spiciness was a nice feature.

Black Dynamite Roll
The Black Dynamite Roll

While the Mango Dragon Roll was not on the Specialty Roll list, this sushi roll was really good and should be a specialty roll. On the inside, this roll had yam tempura and avocado and on the outside, there was a big piece of mango, avocado, and mango sauce. This roll was our favourite as avocado and mango are a great mix and the pieces of both were quite large but not too big. This roll is vegetarian.

Mango Dragon Roll
Mango Dragon Roll

We also ordered the Mango Roll to compare with the Mango Dragon Roll and the only difference was there was no yam tempura and much less mango and avocado. The Mango Roll was still really tasty though.

Mango Roll
The Mango Roll

Lastly, we ordered a BC Roll. It was also tasty and well presented with some extra sauce drizzle.

BC Roll
BC Roll

One thing that we noticed about our experience at Sushi Giwa is the food and the atmosphere at the restaurant were well presented and you can see that the chefs and staff put a lot of effort into it. All of the food we ordered was beautifully arranged and was not rushed, the portions of the ingredients were the perfect sizes, and the service was quick and very friendly.

Inside Sushi Giwa

We really enjoyed our visit to Sushi Giwa and will definitely take the time to return in the future.

Ate here on November 12, 2022

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