1414 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC, V5L 3X9
For fancy sushi rolls, exotic Asian dishes and Sake-tinis on the rocks, this upscale lounge is the place to go.
|Cuisine Type |||Japanese, Sushi|
|Meals Served |||Light Meals/Snacks, Lunch, Dinner|
|Amenities |||Beer & Wine, Tasting Menus, Delivery|
|Pricing |||Less than $20|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Getting There |||Bus 20|
|Cross Street |||Kitchener Street|
|Mon-Fri: 11:30AM-10:30PM; Sat-Sun: 1PM-10:30PM|
Profile Last Updated: April 02, 2009
With sleek glass-coved tables, dark wood floors and sky blue walls, Sake Maki is not your average Vancouver Japanese joint. The stylish surroundings are enhanced with attractive Japanese tableware and place settings and traditional figurines perched on top of white columns that protrude from the walls. One wall features an impressive wall mural that shows a serene scene of a mountain, water, ducks and pink flowers framed by an arch. Dim mood lighting and loungy music add to the sexy vibe.
Inventive rolls and other Asian delights
Sake Maki serves up much more than its namesake rolls. While the restaurant excels in rolling up creative maki like the Commercial Roll (spicy chicken topped with tempura eel), the Phoenix Roll (tempura pumpkin and salmon topped with shark’s fin) and the Mexican Roll (barbecue salmon with jalapenos and avocado), there are lots of other delish dishes on offer. You can choose from noodle dishes (udon, soba or ramen with various choices of meat and veggies), soups, salads, tempura and hot pots. Sake Maki also serves traditional donburi (sweetened or savory meat and veggie stews on rice) and chirashi (sushi rice in a bowl with fresh sliced sashimi). You can save money and try a variety of different flavours with lunch and dinner platters, sushi combos and party trays. If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll love the Jumping Dessert Roll, which comes with cream cheese and fresh fruit and candy.
Sake brings sexy back
Sake Maki lives up to its name by offering a wide array of cocktails made with the popular Japanese liquor. The bartenders follow traditional recipes for drinks like Caesars and mojitos and then add a shot of sake, and also serve exotic drinks that call for sake like the Blushing Geisha. If you’re more of a sake-sipper, there are about 10 different kinds of the pure and natural alcoholic beverage, which is known for its lack of sulfites, preservatives and additives.
Delivery: Delivery of orders of $25 or more free within a three-kilometre radius from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; online ordering available at www.yummyweb.com