Sushi Mura-Affordable Sushi

Sushi Mura opened in my neighbourhood and I’ve been there a few times already so that’s a pretty good sign. It seems like they’re open by the same people as Sushi Garden and the inside looks very similar too. Pricing is also really cheap! They always have long lines so be prepared to wait.

Sushi MuraSeaweed salad. Pretty standard and one of my fave salads so I enjoyed it.

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Samurai Sushi

I can’t believe I haven’t blogged about Samurai yet! Not that I’ve really gone much recently though but here’s my post now! As you all know, Samurai is known for quantity over quality and everything is just huge! So it’s a good deal but not the best quality but you’ll be full for sure. They have two locations now, one across from Oakridge and one on Fraser and 49th.

Samurai Sushi

This was some sort of combo set which included the Alaska roll, 2pcs tuna nigiri, 2pcs salmon nigiri and 2pcs shrimp nigiri. Everything was okay except the shrimp was really bad it was like rubbery… Stick with fish.

Samurai SushiThis was half an order of the House roll. You really get your bang for your buck here! There’s lots of rice and imitation crab meat with lots of mayo.

Nothing fancy here but cheap and filling is great once in a while!

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The Factory: Cheap Eats

If cheap eats and loud music is your thing, you should check out the Factory. Located just half a block down from The Famous Warehous (also famous for cheap eats), the factory offers a similar package for $1 more. Hence everything is $5.95 instead of $4.95. Not a problem to me! In fact, there were no line ups here compared to the Warehouse too so that was another incentive to venture further down the block. If you’ve been reading my blog posts you may have noticed that I am not too fond of extreme darkness. So guess what? This place was DARK. There were a few small TV’s playing the sports channel and the walls were covered in some interesting posters? The menu was small but contained the usual variety you would find in a pub. I knew that the food wasn’t suppose to be good so I tried to keep my expectations low.

The FactoryFor some reason I wanted to try Enchiladas and I wasn’t hungry enough to order a burger. The enchiladas contain pulled beef topped with cheese, tomato sauce, and sour cream along with a side of Mexican rice. This felt like something I could get in the frozen section of the supermarket but covered with tomato sauce… The Mexican rice lacked flavour and felt dry but the copious amounts of tomato sauce certainly helped.

The Factory My friend ordered the Spaghetti Bolognese. The noodles were pretty soft and the sauce did not have much flavour at all. The portion size was good for the price though.

The Factory Excuse the super blurry pic. It was dark and I had to use flash and blind everyone. We also shared a Poutine. While I enjoyed the crispy thin cut fries, the gravy was way too salty and thick for my liking. Plain fries would have been alright though.

The quality of the food was similar to the Warehouse. I’ve only been there once so I can’t really say for sure. Maybe if it’s the same quality it’s not really worth a dollar more? The environment here is very casual and the service was quick and fairly friendly. It’s cheap and you get what you pay for. There are probably certain things that are worth ordering more. Anyway, I heard the Anaconda sandwich here is highly recommended.

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Cheap Eats at Sushi Garden

While my friend and I were shopping at Metrotown, we decided to check out Sushi Garden across the street for lunch. We arrived at 1:30pm and hurray no line ups! In fact we were promptly seated as well. Every roll on the menu was around $4 so we decided to get three: Alaska Roll, Unagi Roll  and Salmon and Cream Cheese Roll.

Sushi GardenMy favourite roll here was the Alaska roll due to the sauce they used that gave it a slightly acidic taste. Presentation wise it could use some work like fixing the piece of smoked salmon falling off but it was a fair deal for ~$4!

Sushi Garden

We also decided to order Assorted Sashimi too. It was about $14 for 18 pieces. Ok this deal was almost too good to be true but it turns out they gave us 5 super small pieces of shrimp. I wasn’t too upset though since it was so cheap. I’m not familiar with getting shrimp so is it suppose to be that small? Fish was fresh though!

We probably had the fastest sushi lunch of our lives since we were only there for about 25 mins and it wasn’t busy. I still prefer going to Sushi Oyama down the street though but at Sushi Garden you get your bang for your buck.

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