Miyako Sushi: Soft Shell Crab of Disappointment

Diana Chan April 1, 2012 Downtown, Japanese, Seafood, Two Beakers

Miyako Sushi is located Downtown on Pender and brings in a large crowd during lunch time. They are proudly Japanese owned and you will see that in the front of the restaurant.

This place was very busy and the servers seems a bit “cold” and rude when we got a table.

Low Carb Box ($11.95) it come with sunomono, miso soup, dynamite roll, salmon & tuna sashimi, chicken teriyaki salad and fruit.

The sunomono was ok, but could be better as the noodle seemed like they were sitting there for a while. The sashimi tasted alright too, but MeatLover found a bone in her salmon. Thats a bit scary. The chicken teriyaki had so much oil that the whole salad was just very warm and slimy. The  dynamite roll was good! The fruit…was super disappointing since it was just a piece of orange when the menu had grapes and apples.

The bento box will get you full, but the execution of the items could be better.

The miso soup was ok and nothing special.

Deep Fried Soft Shell Crab ($7.95) was so disappointing. This crab was very very tiny and not worth the money at all! It wasn’t very crunchy and the inside was very juicy, so when you bite into it, a lot of juice would come out. Avoid this at all costs!

Overall, the sushi is good but everything else is disappointing. Sure, they do use wild salmon rather than farmed salmon, but it wasn’t enough to love this restaurant. The items can be a hit and miss, but if you stick with a bento for lunch, you’ll be alright.

Words of Wisdom:

  • Misleading menu pictures
  • Good rolls
  • Can be a bit pricey compared to other restaurants in the area.
  • Some items poorly executed
  • poor service

We Rate Miyako Sushi:

829 West Pender St.
Vancouver, BC


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Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.

1 Comment

  1. Peter April 14, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    Are they “Proud” of the Low Carb Box? Mazuso. The rolls look kind of gross….like the rice is tightpacked and a bit on the thick side. Presentation’s a bit sloppy, even for bento standards and the sunomono looks like an abortion.

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