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Sushi and Malaysian downtown?

siam | Aug 17, 2012 11:10 AM

We will be visiting Vancouver in a couple of weeks and staying on W. Georgia between Thurlow and Burrad Streets and won't have a car.

We would like to go to a sushi restaurant for omakase. I'm a bit confused because here in Los Angeles most of the izakaya restaurants aren't known for their sushi or vice-versa. In Vancouver, it sounds like the izakaya restaurants also excel in sushi or am I mistaken?

In any event, where would you recommend we go for sushi that is walkable from our location? Maybe within a mile? Most of the suggestions I've seen on this board (Octopus Garden or Ajisai) don't seem to be within that distance. If you have a good suggestion that is easy to get to using public transit, we are open to that. Guu looked ineresting but it seems like it speciaizes in izakaya rather than sushi or am I wrong?

We have a lot of cuisines here in Los Angeles but Malay isn't one of them. Is Banana Leaf worth one of our 5 nights in Vancouver? (Other likely selections are Yew and Phonm Penh.)

Finally, I see references to Buck a Shuck which sounds great. Which restaurants or bars have this?

Many thanks.

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