I didn’t plan to write restaurant reviews, but today I went to a good Japanese place at Metrotown and feel like posting about it. Sui Sha Ya is an all you can eat Japanese restaurant by The Bay. The reviews on DineHere are mixed, so I had my reservations, but it turned out to be really good! Between Shadan and I, we ordered the following:

  • Salmon maki
  • Beef maki
  • California rolls
  • Chicken teriyaki
  • Beef teriyaki
  • Yam tempura
  • Beef udon
  • Agedashi tofu
  • Miso soup

Everything was really tasty. I never really liked sushi before, but this was so nicely done that I found myself quite enjoying it. I haven’t had enough Japanese food to really qualify a baseline for what was good about this restaurant, unfortunately. I’ll admit I ordered some of the above for the sake of staying in my comfort zone but it really wasn’t necessary. Now that I’ve had good sushi, I have to say I like it! I’d like my geek license back now, Internet.

Dessert consisted of plenty of orange Jello (Shadan’s a Jello junkie) and fresh orange slices. It’s Jello and fruit slices, nothing particularly special.

Other times I’ve had green tea, it was too strong. The tea here was the right strength for my tastes, and the servers were very good about keeping us topped up.

My chopstick technique has been developing at a good pace recently, so I was able to have my udon without constantly dropping the noodles. It’s a good thing, especially since I’m going to Japan in November! Stay tuned for more frequent updates, and photos, from the Land of the Rising Sun.

P.S.: This week I will get a post up about the jambalaya I made in September.