Foodology

Sushi K Kamizato: A Hidden Gem in Coquitlam

Diana Chan November 28, 2012 Coquitlam, Four Beakers, Izakaya, Japanese

Sushi K Kamizato is run by Chef Keith and his wife Chika in Port Coquitlam.

It is Japanese owned and they serve awesome sushi and its very different from Sushi Town or California Sushi. The owners stay true to their roots and make sushi like how it can be found in Southern Japan. They use the best fish they can get their hands on and it really shines in their dishes. Chef Keith has made a name for himself and previously worked at ZEN in West Vancouver and also has catered to Gwen Stefani.

Salmon and Tuna Karaage comes complementary when you sit down. It’s really addictive and a great start to the meal.

Sake is a good accompaniment to the meal. I usually like light beer to go with Japanese food too.

Gomae is very different from what you would find at other restaurants. Their spinach is not frozen and is fresh. It is lightly dressed with sesame and you know you’re eating something good.

Agedashi Tofu was lightly fried on the outside and had a delicious clean taste. The order comes with 4 pieces.

Gyoza comes with 5 pieces and was alright. Nothing too special about this dish.

Tuna Tataki Salad has spinach, peppers, carrots, and the chunks of tuna tataki on the centre. It’s pretty good as well.

Grilled Aburi Saba comes with some sauteed cabbage on the side. The saba is very tender, flavourful and is always something that we order when we come here. Remember to squeeze a bit of lemon on it to add some acidity.

Chirashi Don was quite expensive, but it comes with a variety of their freshest ingredients. If you are a lover of raw ingredients, you should try this out. It also comes with miso soup.

Caterpillar Roll has crab meat and cucumber in the center with slice of avocado on top.

Chopped Scallop Roll comes with 8 pieces and has lots of large chunks of scallops. Very fresh and yet again delicious.

OceanWiser Roll is a must try when you come here. It has raw ebi, salmon belly and cucumbers on the inside. It is topped with more salmon and avocado. It has its own sauce, so you don’t need to dip it in soy sauce.

Spicy & Shout is a specialty roll made out of spicy salmon, cucumber in the center and it’s topped with crunchy bits on top.

Ika Nigiri isn’t my favorite item since it does have a strange texture for my taste buds. My sister likes this.

Chopped Scallop Nigiri is really good if you are a fan of chopped scallop!

Seared Toro nigiri was SO GOOD. Mouth watering good and you can’t help but to have more. It’s usually sold out if you don’t get there in time. You must order this!

Marinated Saba Nigiri is marinated in-house and is so fresh and flavourful.

Overall, I was impressed by their menu and how creative they are with their dishes. They aren’t trying to be like the other sushi restaurant around town. If you are looking for something different and creative, come to Sushi Kamizato!

If you want the best experience, sit by the bar and talk to Chef Keith! He has a great personality and goes out of is way to impress his guests.

Words of Wisdom:

  • Small restaurant
  • Decently priced, but some items can be a bit expensive
  • Fresh ingredients
  • Grilled Aburi Saba, Tuna Toro Nigiri, OceanWiser Roll, Tuna Tataki Salad, Agedashi Tofu, Salmon Sashimi, Tuna 4 ways, and Spicy & Shout Rolls is recommended!

We Rate Sushi Kamizato:

Address:
2850 Shaughnessy St, suite 2105

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/SushiKKamizato

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About The Author

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.

  • Hi Diana,

    Your food blog always make me hungry!!!Just want to add that I love Sushi K Kamizato! The food is authentic + delicious + good quality sashimi! Keith and Chika are both really friendly 🙂 Always a pleasant visit!

    • DesignGirl

      I’m glad! They have so many regulars and people keep coming back because of the food and personable service!

  • Jacqueline

    I’ve been here twice now and it is my new favourite sushi place. The care Chef Keith takes in ensuring his fish is the best quality really makes a difference. He’s made the best saba nigiri I’ve ever had!

  • Jon Boey

    Right in my neighbourhood, wow would not have considered this place until now…thanks Diana!

  • Can you tag people in comments? @shenzies and I need to try this out. I’m putting it on my to do list as I type out this comment! Thanks for the suggestion!

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