Sushi By Yuji is on Kingsway is best known for their fresh nigri and gunkan types of sushi. After seeing lots of people commenting about my last post about Masayoshi, people told me to check out Sushi by Yuji.
The space is small and it’s best to make reservations here to guarantee a spot. On the night that we went, they had no more spots for walk ins.
Surprisingly, the menu is pretty vast with a lot of nigiris, rolls, sashimi, and a few hot items. For their freshest items, look at their board of specials.
Tea was complimentary. The server was really nice and filled it up often.
The first set of Gunkan sushi arrived. Eggs on eggs! It’s beautiful not to get.
Ikura with Quail egg was an explosive sensation in your mouth. Once you start chewing the saltiness of the ikura blends well with the quail egg.
Tokibo with quail egg was similar but with the flying fish roe. Equally as good but some people don’t like the raw quail eggs. M and I both enjoyed it.
Chopped Scallop was fresh and delicious.
Next plate arrived full of negitoro. The plain Negitoro Gunkan was good. Chopped of toro with green onions.
Because everything looks better with a quail egg, we got the negitoro with quail egg. Delicious as well.
Salmon toro nigiri was one of the special fresh items. They use wild sockeye salmon, so you will notice the warm red colours rather than the orange stripes at regular Japanese restaurants.
Salmon Carpaccio gunkan was an interesting item to see. It has green onion, salt and pepper on top. It would have been nice if there was a sauce to go with it.
Very clean flavours and different than most places.
Yuji Roll has tuna, prawn and salmon with cucumber. It has the rice wrapped on the outside. It was a good roll with fresh ingredients. The flavours didn’t stand out too much.
Tuna Toro Nigiri was cut thin and was fatty.
Overall, the quality is there but it can get a bit expensive if you are a big eater. The taste is very clean and doesn’t have any additional sauces to them.
At the end of the meal, they give you a packet of Pocky for each person. Very nice touch.
I feel like a kid again. hahaha.
We Rate Sushi by Yuji:
2252 Kingsway, Vancouver