Raymond’s Sushi Adventures: Episode #241: Jiro Sushi & Ramen


Vancouver (Northeast), $$ (Reasonably Priced)

In addition to “Have you ever been to Tojo’s?”, one different query I get requested lots is “Have you ever been to Jiro’s sushi restaurant? The actually well-known one in Japan?” Whereas attempting Sukiyabashi Jiro is on my bucket record, I’m fairly the procrastinator on the subject of making journey plans. Reservations at Sukibayashi Jiro are sometimes made not less than 6 months prematurely. Sadly, by the point I confirmed my journey dates to Japan, there have been lower than 6 weeks earlier than departure. Not solely have been seats at Sukiyabashi Jiro lengthy gone, however so have been the seats at just about each different Michelin-starred restaurant in Japan. Not wanting to surrender my desires of consuming sushi, I appeared round for a detailed substitute and located Jiro Sushi & Ramen.

Jiro Sushi & Ramen is a brand new Chinese language-operated Japanese restaurant with a clear inside that includes marbled tables and slim picket chairs. Opening the menu, I discovered assortment of particular rolls and an array of reasonably priced objects. There have been additionally some cheaper choices when it comes to rolls and nigiri.

One factor I lack in life is martial arts abilities, so to make up for this deficiency, I went for the Kung Fu Roll, which consisted of spicy tuna, avocado, cucumber, salmon, seared tuna, grilled veggies, tempura oba, onions, masago, and orange. With its vivid gold and pink colors, the roll appeared good for a Chinese language New Yr celebration. The spicy tuna contained in the roll was pleasantly delicate, and the orange slices have been juicy and candy (though they weren’t actually a part of the roll). Sadly, the obnoxious quantity of scorching chili sauce obscured the flavours of nearly the whole lot else, and the roll was fairly rice-heavy.

Tai Nigiri – B-
Sockeye Salmon Nigiri – B-
Toro Nigiri – B
Unagi Nigiri – B-

The Tai Nigiri was not too chewy, however not too flavourful both. The Sockeye Salmon Nigiri got here with reasonably contemporary sockeye salmon, whereas the Toro Nigiri was delicate and neatly constructed. The Unagi Nigiri, at $1.45 a chunk, was the most cost effective unagi nigiri I’ve come throughout in all of Better Vancouver. It fared alright, although the skinny reduce dampened its affect. The sushi rice was additionally fairly tightly packed and prevented me from having fun with the softer textures of the toppings.

Rooster & Scallop Teriyaki – B+
Tempura – B+

The Rooster & Scallop Teriyaki got here with an choice so as to add $2 for a number of items of tempura. The teriyaki was the best-executed dish of the entire dinner, with juicy hen and candy scallops. If something, the scallops may’ve been rather less effectively performed. The tempura got here with 2 prawns and three items of candy potato. The batter may’ve used somewhat extra crispiness, however the tempura was wealthy in flavour. The frying oil used to organize the tempura was not overused.

The service throughout my go to was adequately pleasant. Nevertheless, my general impression of the restaurant was that nothing really stood out. Though there have been no absolute blunders, my dinner lacked a dish engaging sufficient for me to return again for extra. If I have been searching for funds sushi, there are additionally cheaper choices within the space. Will Jiro Sushi & Ramen discover a solution to captivate hearts just like the famed Sukiyabashi Jiro in Japan?

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