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Mr. Sushi (Davie Street)

Mr. Sushi Japanese Restaurant (map, 775 Davie Street., Vancouver, BC, Canada, phone: 604-683-6750) was recommended to me by a friend, who says that it’s where he always goes to eat sushi in the downtown Vancouver area.

I can see why he likes it: the prices at Mr. Sushi are reasonable, the quality quite high, and the service friendly. The menu has both vegetarian and non-vegetarian items, with some really creative rolls as well as the standard Japanese food you can expect to find around town.

I started the meal off with some Japanese green tea, along with a bowl of steaming Miso Soup ($1.00, pictured below) and a cold Ebi Sunomono Salad ($3.50, also pictured below).

Jason Chin writes on EatVancouver.net (click here to read review):

I asked about the absolute best item on the menu and was eventually steered towards the apparently very popular Crazy Boy Roll ($5.95). A bit of an unorthodox roll, the crazy boy is crab, cucumber and avocado roll served tempura style (battered and deep fried). It is then sliced lengthwise and served like boat with optional hot sauce (siracha).

The Crazy Boy Roll appealed to me as well, and I gave it a try ($5.95, pictured below). Mine had the siracha hot sauce, and it was very hot! I would recommend it without the hot sauce unless you are familiar with the siracha sauce and know what you are getting into. (I actually have a bottle of the siracha sauce at home and I like putting it on my kraft dinner sometimes, along with black pepper, Parmesan cheese, and ketchup. But I digress!)

I also ordered a 1/2 Spider Roll ($5.95, also pictured below), which thankfully doesn’t feature a real spider, but instead a variety of soft shell crab. It was very easy to eat and tantalized my taste buds terrifically!

This satisfying meal came to $16.40 before tax and tip.

Being somewhat arithmetically challenged, I used GeoTip, my handy Cell Phone Tip Calculator program (free download click here), and I figured out that I should pay a total of about $20 (with 5% tax and 15% tip).

Of course if you feeling a little less adventurous or are on a budget, there are plenty of combinations at Mr Sushi which are in the $8 – 12 range for a complete dinner.

Ebi sunomono salad ($3.50) at Mr. Sushi Japanese Restaurant in Vancouver.

Ebi sunomono salad ($3.50) at Mr. Sushi Japanese Restaurant in Vancouver.

Crazy Boy Roll ($5.95) from Mr. Sushi Japanese restaurant in downtown Vancouver.

Crazy Boy Roll ($5.95) from Mr. Sushi Japanese restaurant in downtown Vancouver.

1/2 Spider Roll (Soft Shell Crab, $5.95) from Mr. Sushi Japanese restaurant in Vancouver, Canada.

1/2 Spider Roll (Soft Shell Crab, $5.95) from Mr. Sushi Japanese restaurant in Vancouver, Canada.

Miso soup ($1.00) and Green Tea (included with meal) from Mr. Sushi Japanese Restaurant in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Miso soup ($1.00) and Green Tea (included with meal) from Mr. Sushi Japanese Restaurant in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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Samurai Sushi (Davie Street, Part 5)

I keep returning to Samurai Sushi (web site, map, 1108 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, phone: 604-609-0078) for good sized portions of Japanese food at reasonable prices. For more info please view Part 4, Part 3, Part 2, or Part 1.

Pictured below is the 1/2 order of Futomaki ($4.25), as well as some shots of the Combo C ($12.95) which includes 5 pieces of Sashimi, 3 pieces of Nigiri sushi, some tempura, and chicken or beef teriyaki. The Combo C is a huge amount of food, and I always order it if I’m feeling especially hungry and want something fairly conventional.

When I’m feeling a little more adventurous, I like trying some of their specialty rolls such as the SSSR Roll (made with smoked salmon and shrimp, $4.50) or the gigantic Special House Roll (jam packed with tuna, salmon, avocado, tamago, kani, and masago, $5.25 for 1/2 order). The restaurant also has some good choices for vegetarians such as the various veggie rolls, and the tofu teriyaki.

1/2 order of Futomaki Sushi ($4.25) from Samurai Japanese Restaurant

1/2 order of Futomaki Sushi ($4.25) from Samurai Japanese Restaurant

Nigiri Sushi and sashimi, part of the Combo C at Samurai Japanese Restaurant.

Nigiri Sushi and sashimi, part of the Combo C at Samurai Japanese Restaurant.

Chicken teriyaki and rice (part of Combo C from Samurai Japanese restaurant)

Chicken teriyaki and rice (part of Combo C from Samurai Japanese restaurant)

Tempura (part of Combo C from Samurai Japanese restaurant)

Tempura (part of Combo C from Samurai Japanese restaurant)

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Samurai Japanese Restaurant (Part 4)

Samurai Sushi Japanese Restaurant (web site, map, 1108 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, phone: 604-609-0078) is a good choice for decent quality, affordable sushi in the downtown West End neighborhood. The restaurant is fairly small and does not take reservations, so if you go during peak times you might have to wait a few minutes to get a table. But a policy of no reservations seems to be the norm for some of the more popular and reasonably priced restaurants in the area, such as the Greek restaurant Stepho’s, just a few doors down Davie. Pictured below are some of the items we ate, including the Tuna and Salmon sashimi ($9.95), the Toro Sashimi ($10.50), half order of House Roll sushi ($5.25), chopped scallop roll ($3.90), and some nigiri sushi pieces ($0.99 cents a piece for Inari and Saba, and $1.95 per piece of Ikura salmon roe).

cvancouver writes (click here for their review):

Every sushi roll is over sized and jam packed. Party trays (from $20-$35) are enough to feed 4 average person. Compared to many eat-in restaurants, I find Sashimi to be quite the “bang for your buck.”

For more photos please view Part 3, Part 2, or Part 1.

Tuna and salmon sashimi at Samurai Sushi in Vancouver

(above) Tuna and salmon sashimi at Samurai Sushi in Vancouver, $9.95

Toro Sashimi, full order, $10.50, from Samurai Japanese Restaurant

(above) Toro Sashimi, full order, $10.50, from Samurai Japanese Restaurant

Half order of House Roll Sushi ($5.25) from Samurai Sushi

(above) Half order of House Roll Sushi ($5.25) from Samurai Sushi

Ikura sushi ($1.95 each) and chopped scallop roll ($3.90)

(above) Ikura sushi ($1.95 each) and chopped scallop roll ($3.90)

Saba nigiri sushi (Mackerel, $0.99 each), Inari sushi (sweet bean curd wrapper, $0.99) and Ikura sushi.

(above) Saba nigiri sushi (Mackerel, $0.99 each), Inari sushi (sweet bean curd wrapper, $0.99) and Ikura sushi from Samurai Japanese Sushi restaurant.

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