With its close proximity to water, Vancouver has established a solid reputation for fresh seafood, which translates into some seriously fantastic plates of sushi. If you’re craving a delicious sushi roll during your stay in Vancouver, there are several spots guaranteed to satisfy. Boasting everything from flawlessly executed classics to fresh and inventive options, these Japanese restaurants are prepared to delight.
A chic atmosphere for trendy dining: Suika
Suika is a stand-out sushi restaurant with state-of-the-art decor and a sleek, trendy environment that makes dining under a sake-bottle chandelier seem perfectly natural. Featuring nine types of colorful appetizers, the deluxe “Suika Box” is mysteriously likened on the menu to a jewelry box. Located on West Broadway, the restaurant is just a five-minute drive from the cozy Holiday Inn Vancouver-Centre.
A stress-free order: Tojo’s
Toiling through a menu to decide what type of sushi you should order can be tough. Tojo’s offers an easy selection experience with the popular Omakase option, which hands the decision-making over to the chef, who selects the best local and seasonal ingredients for your plate, and presents you with a diverse menu showcasing some of the restaurant’s best dishes. Tojo’s is also conveniently located on West Broadway.
The friendly welcome: Red Tuna
Best known for its friendly staff and accommodating chefs, Red Tuna offers a playful selection of custom rolls, handcrafted by Red Tuna’s expert sushi chefs and commonly ordered by adventurous eaters. If you’d rather order directly from the standard menu, the Special House Roll delivers a fiery crunch with crab, avocado, bacon and tuna. The Vancouver Roll offers an additional fun local pick, featuring prawn, crab meat, and tobiko. Located toward the south side of Vancouver, Red Tuna is just a 15-minute drive from the Richmond area, not far from local Vancouver hotels like Holiday Inn Express Vancouver Airport – Richmond.
The tiny gem: Sushi Aoki
With a small window-front West Broadway location housing only a handful of tables inside, Sushi Aoki is easy to miss to the quick-paced passerby. However, what it lacks in size, it makes up with affordable prices and a quality menu. Sushi rolls include everything from yam and avocado rolls to traditional spicy tuna. Chef’s specialty rolls include particularly inventive options such as the Pink Godzilla Roll, with chicken, spicy tuna, strawberry and kiwi.
Whether you seek a fast lunch special or a great spot for a late-night drink and Japanese-inspired bite, make time to try one of these delicious Vancouver sushi establishments during your stay. Visit IHG to find Vancouver hotels near these and other fine sushi restaurants.