Before going to Metrotown to do some shopping, we went to Sushi Oyama to fuel up. Just two or three blocks away on Kingsway, Sushi Oyama is in a house-like building that gives the restaurant a memorable feel. I actually wanted to try Black Dragon Sushi which was a block away but they were closed. I think because it was a Monday.
The Seaweed Salad was nicely presented and even came with a piece of avocado as well as fish roe. The seaweed was crunchy and well marinated. Ok there really isn’t a seaweed salad I don’t like but this seems to be one of the better ones.
My friend and I were so hooked on Jumbo Sushi we had to go again soon! :D Yes it was that good the first time. Read my first blog post here.
Doesn’t it look beautiful already?
This was the Red Roll. This roll had chopped scallop inside and it was topped with salmon, deep fried bits of batter and an interesting vinaigrette.
Okay I forgot what this was called but it had avocado tempura on top! That was interesting because the texture was crunchy and then smooth.
I believe this was the OMG rollwith smoked salmon and cream cheese and also some shrimp tempura inside. The smoked salmon wasn’t too salty and there was just the right amount of cream cheese too. In the middle of this picture we have the Caterpillar roll. While there was nothing wrong with this version it didn’t stand out very much either. We also ordered the Seamonster Roll again which had shrimp tempura, imitation crab meat inside and topped with a piece of unagi and copious amounts of seaweed salad. Very delicious! It’s probably my favourite roll here now.
Despite all the seaweed that came with the Seamonster roll, I also decided to pig out some more and ordered seaweed salad. This was about twice the amount that you would usually get anywhere else so it was a super generous portion. On the other hand I think the seasoning could have been better though. I also appreciate small portions now because after I ate the whole thing it was really too much :S
Jumbo Sushi offers great deals on specialty rolls and the dining space is clean while the food is fresh. There’s nothing I don’t like yet!
Jumbo Sushi is located right across from Richmond Centre in a small strip mall that I’ve never really paid attention to. If you’re driving by you’ll most likely miss it. I had read about it from other bloggers and it looked promising. Thank you Urbanspoon! The inside is very clean and simple looking with a few tables and plastic chairs. The walls are covered with pictures from the menu which makes ordering easier. Or harder if you’re indecisive like me! They seemed to have a lot of specialty rolls but at affordable prices.
These party trays look like they’re pretty good deals!
The other side!
From top to bottom: Sea Monster Roll, BC Lions Roll, Rainbow Roll, Firecracker Roll
The Sea Monster Roll was covered in seaweed salad with a piece of shrimp tempura inside and unagi on top. I really liked this since I love seaweed!
Next up is the BC Lions Roll which had spicy salmon inside and salmon tempura on top. I thought the salmon tempura provided an interesting contrast to the raw salmon inside.
The Rainbow Roll was probably the roll that I was the least satisfied with since the fish on top was sliced quite thinly and it looked a bit mushy? Otherwise it was really cheap ~$5 so I can’t really complain if the quality reflects the price. Usually Rainbow rolls are around ~$9.
Finally we had the Firecracker Roll which was served warm. It consisted of cooked tuna served inside a lightly fried roll with green onions, mayo and spicy sauce. I thought this was interesting too since it wasn’t really battered but still deep fried which made it slightly crunchy. It actually wasn’t weird that it was warm either.
We decided to go for one more roll which was the Jumbo Spicy Salmon Roll.This is pretty self explanatory and matched the description perfectly. There was spicy salmon inside the roll as well as on top. It was also topped with green onions and something crunchy like tempura batter. At this point I pretty much liked all their food so I have to say this was pretty good too!
The sauces on the rolls provided them with enough flavour so that soy sauce wasn’t really needed. Each roll also came with 8 pieces although they might be on the smaller side. However, the pricing really makes up for it! Unlike Tokyo Joe’s (see my posts here and here), the rolls were also not falling apart either. The staff seem quite friendly too and you can help yourself to tea or water. The location is also convenient since it’s a short walk from the Canada Line. This is probably my new favourite hole in the wall sushi joint! =) Does anyone else have any other hole in the wall recommendations?