This one sounds a bit different from the average Vancouver sushi place. The chef, Mr. Kimura, has worked all over the world, including stints in China, Mexico, and L.A. He's intentionally chosen a location away from downtown, near Rupert and 22nd, to create a more relaxed atmosphere and get a bigger space (1,600 sq.ft). Like Opera Sushi, this one has a musical theme, but this time it's jazz.
They're planning to have a yoshoku menu as well, starting in about a month's time. And the chef is going to mix things up by putting new limited-time dishes on the menu every couple of weeks.
Although I'm no rice connoisseur, they're going to be using Haenuki rice from Yamagata, which has consistently received an A Grade from the Japan Grain Inspection Association (I know...) since it was first introduced in 1993. I like the packaging: http://www.makotoasakura.com/wordpres...
If you're serious about sushi, you need to be serious about rice, so hopefully this place will turn out to be a little gem on the east side.
Hours: 11:30-2:30, 5:30-9:30
Address: 3883 Rupert - Rupert + 22nd
1640W Broadway W, Vancouver, BC V6J1X6, CA