Kilala has been in the North Burnaby neighbourhood for about 10 years now. After all that time, I finally came here for a visit with M. It is a small sushi bar, so it can get pretty busy around dinner time. The outside of the shop may not look like much but their sushi is delicious.
They started us off with some tea and even gave us a whole pot of it so we could refill it ourselves.
We started off with some nigiri to see how it compares to other places.
Tamago was nothing like other restaurants. I loved the layers of the egg and how it towered over the ball of sushi rice. M loved it and i think its so far his favourite tamago.
Hokkaido Scallop Nigiri was really fresh and the pieces of scallop were very plump.
Next was the Unagi Battera with eel on top of pressed sushi rice. I love the car on the unagi and its so flavourful. It’s a pricey item to order, but its so good.
Look at that. So So good!
Toro Sashimi comes with 7 pieces and it is nice and fatty. The chef really knows his stuff.
Assorted Nigiri comes with 14 pieces of sushi – 1/2 tekka maki, 1/2 kappa maki, and 8 nigiri selections from the chef. There is a little wasabi hidden under the sashimi, so watch out.
All of the nigiri were pretty delicious. My favourite were the tamago and saba. All the others were pretty standard.
Overall, it’s a nice hidden gem in North Burnaby for good Japanese sushi. The prices can be high for some items, but the quality is here. You won’t find too wide a selection for cooked food. It is mostly sushi rolls and raw items.
We Rate Kilala:
4749 Hastings Street, Burnaby