Sushi is undeniably a staple in Metro Vancouver. You simply can’t walk down the streets here without passing by a sushi bar (or three). So with many options and limited stomach space, where should we go? Check out where to get the best sushi in Metro Vancouver, as recommended by seasoned local foodies.
Recommended by: Joy and Marie (@thehungry_sisters)
What they had to say about it: When celebrating special occasions and bringing visitors from other parts of the world, Minami is always on our list. What makes this place so special is their Premium Oshi Trio consisting of a combination of three flavourful, rich aburi-style “flamed seared” sushi. Try our favourite Albacore Tuna and Otoro aburi! The melt-in-your-mouth buttery experience will leave you wanting more.
Where to get it: 1118 Mainland St in Vancouver
Recommended by: Sylvia (@food.thyme)
What they had to say about it: Aburi sushi is one of my favourite types of sushi and my ultimate go-to place is this hidden gem tucked away in New West. It may look unassuming but they have some of the best aburi sushi I’ve ever had. Their rolls are delicious, affordable, and give you that melt-in-your-mouth taste! My top picks here are their scallop and salmon aburi rolls.
Where to get it: 15 E Royal Ave #10 in New Westminster
Uma Sushi Bar
Recommended by: Regina (@pigoutyvr)
What they had to say about it: This little spot has become one of my favourite places for sushi. High-quality and fresh sashimi is served at a reasonable price. They even have specialties like sea bass, kampachi, and king salmon. Each piece is delightfully garnished and paired with fresh wasabi. If you are looking for something creative, they also serve unique and cute sushi donuts during lunch time.
Where to get it: 450 W 8th Ave in Vancouver
Sushi by Yuji
Recommended by: Melody (@blackholetummy)
What they had to say about it: Without a doubt, Sushi by Yuji is a hidden gem of East Vancouver. The cozy spot specializes in using only the freshest ingredients. The staff here is always friendly and welcoming so every visit here is a guaranteed pleasant experience.
My favourite dish from here is the Ikura Nigiri topped with Quail Egg. Each bite is heavenly as you feel all the flavours blasting in your mouth! They also occasionally have unique offerings sometimes like in this video above, featuring “Flying Fish” Tabiuo. Be sure to ask for what their daily specials are when you visit!
Where to get it: 2252 Kingsway in Vancouver
Riz Sushi Bar
Recommended by: Caleb & Nerissa (@forkthatdish)
What they had to say about it: We highly recommend Riz for its convenient location and variety of items. Their aburi sushi is affordable yet delicious with generous amounts of creamy avocado and flamed torched salmon.
Where to get it: 2887 E Broadway in Vancouver
Recommended by: Athena (@athenasweets)
What they had to say about it: This is my go-to place for delicious sushi on a budget. They have a huge selection of fresh sushi and other Japanese eats. Some of my favourite items from here include the Salmon Sashimi, Sushi Pizza, Salmon King Roll, Sakura Roll, and Unagi Ten Roll. Expect a wait if you come at peak hours as delicious sushi + wallet-friendly prices = long lines.
Where to get it: At 3 locations across Metro Vancouver
- 388 W Broadway in Vancouver
- 501 North Rd in Coquitlam
- 10320 152a St in Surrey
Green Leaf Sushi Cafe
Recommended by: @vanfoodventure
What they had to say about it: Have you tried deep fried sushi? If you have never, head on over to Green Leaf Sushi Cafe to try their ‘OMG’ sushi roll. This deep-fried, golden-looking roll is filled with prawn, salmon, crabmeat and avocado, served with soy glaze and drizzled with wasabi sauce. The crispy tempura crust gives this roll added texture, and the sauce gives it a spicy kick making it even more delicious!
Where to get it: at 2 locations across Metro Vancouver
- 3416 W Broadway in Vancouver
- 9604 Cameron St in Burnaby