WORST SERVICE !!!!!
What you pay will be what you get ---
Food is ok and inexpensive but you will get the worst service.
Don't ever try go there unless you believe you have the best temper on earth or in the best mood of your life that day.
*Editor's Note: this review has been altered per ChickAdvisor review guidelines
Sushi Garden, located at 4635 Kingsway across from Metrotown and about three doors down from The Cactus Club, looks like a hole in the wall kinda place....save for the mass of people outside waiting to get in.
The food is just delicious over at Sushi Garden. Pieces are big, juicy and fresh. I highly recommend the Toro (tuna belly) which just slides right down your throat in a good way. And the Tropical roll (I think that's what it's called) with the mango slices in it. Sounds odd but the mango adds just the right touch. Yum yum yum. I'm drooling thinking about this. Like I said, all the pieces you are served are big. Usually taking about two bites to finish one piece, although I just shove the whole thing into my mouth anyway.
The prices are great. It's surprisingly well priced, considering the quality of the food. They could probably get away with charging 20% more and it would still be a good deal. You can get a decent meal for $10 and a great meal for $20 (which some left over for a late night snack).
The service is good, when you finally actually get table. There are usually anywhere between one to three servers working. And this place is usually crowded, crowded, crowded regardless of time of day. So you can understand that it's hard. You sometimes have to flag someone down to order or to get the bill.
If you're lucky, you'll get seated within five minutes; if you're unlucky, about thirty or more. Don't bother going around lunch. If you do, maybe get take out instead. The wait can be horrendous and I'm sure they've lost a bit of business to DaiMaSu across the street. However, I promise you that it is worth the wait.
The atmosphere is another thing... It's not great. White walls, dingy tables and chairs. They aren't much for decor. But then again, no one is going there for the decor so much as the food. I just added it as a warning in case you were expecting something posh. Maybe don't take a first date there, especially if they're hung up on appearances. (Then again, maybe it's a great place to take a first date to suss out if they're superficial like that. At the very least, you'll have a yummy dinner even if the date is crap.)
Overall, Sushi Garden is a great place to go for sushi. I recommend it to Vancouverites and visitors alike. Yum yum yum!
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