|Cuisine Type |||Japanese, Korean, Sushi|
|Ambiance |||Patio Dining, Casual|
|Meals Served |||Lunch, Dinner|
|Amenities |||Great Wine List|
|Getting There |||bus 5, 6|
|Cross Street |||Davie|
|Monday, Wednesday-Thursday, Sunday 5PM – 10PM, Saturday - Sunday: 5PM – 11PM Lunch: Monday, Wednesday-Thursday, Sunday 11:30AM to 3PM, Saturday – Sunday 11:30AM - 3PM Tuesday: Closed|
Profile Last Updated: October 17, 2008
Rounding the corner of the busy tourist intersection at Davie and Denman, lots of beach-goers have been temporarily awed by the swaths of rosy colour at sunset. At Sakari Sushi Japanese Restaurant, that splendid English Bay panorama can be the backdrop for dinner or lunch. Chef and owner Jacob Jung creates Japanese cuisine with a dash of fusion influence plated in a French manner with attention to sauces.
Stylish Asian Elements
On your way along Denman, gaze up and you’ll find the bistro perched on the second floor up a curving staircase. The entrance area features a miniature water garden, where thick bamboo stalks rise from a bed of black pebbles, and a fountain trickles into small ponds. An open framework of black posts and beams separates the sushi bar from the dining area. The black banquettes and tables are offset by crimson walls and light floors. A few more tables are arranged towards the windows with five coveted tables on the patio proper.
Accent on Sauces
The bistro’s expansive menu is composed of Japanese tapas, traditional dishes and sushi interspersed with a few Korean dishes. A complimentary amuse-bouche begins the meal. On the special tapas list, hot and cold small plates are served, including black cod in miso and yellowtail with jalapeno and yuzu. An assortment of nigiri sushi and sashimi is available per piece or choose a set sushi and sashimi dinner with salad and miso soup. In addition to familiar maki and hand rolls, Chef Jacob prepares 13 special rolls garnished with sauces like wasabi yogurt or Thai peanut. Mains skew towards grilled and baked fish dishes with a few beef and chicken choices. Entrees are also finished with flavours like spicy miso or ginger garlic sauce. Traditional tempura, donburi and udon dishes fill out the menu. With so much choice, trust the chef and order one of the omakase menus. On the beverage menu are hot and cold sake, Asian beers and a selection of wines.