2255 41st Avenue West, Vancouver, BC, V6M 2A3
A cute place on the well-to-do West 41st strip where you’ll find fresh, exotic Japanese cuisine and excellent value.
|Cuisine Type |||Japanese|
|Meals Served |||Lunch, Dinner|
|Amenities |||Local Favorites, Parking, Wheelchair Accessible|
|Getting There |||Bus 41|
|Cross Street |||Balsam Street|
Profile Last Updated: August 05, 2008
Sushi may be its namesake, but this popular restaurant serves much, much more. You can start your dining experience with appetizers such as deep fried squid, as well as oysters and the usual suspects: gyozas, spring rolls, tempura and tofu. You may also opt to slurp miso soup or sunomono salad. Mains include a choice of udon soups, rice bowls, soba-noodle dishes and teriyaki. Despite all these choices, Sushi Hachi is known for its extensive choice of nigiri and maki. Almost every roll imaginable is on the menu and you can even sample a selection of Osaka-style pressed sushi. A favourite spot for area vegetarians, Sushi Hachi has about 20 fish-free rolls, including many you don’t usually see in Vancouver, such as the tempura green bean roll and dried mushroom maki. There are numerous combo and party platter deals, too, which offer excellent value and are surefire crowd pleasers.
Fresh Food, Fresh Feeling
Sushi Hachi has a fresh, oceanic atmosphere thanks to its nautical decor. In the tidy restaurant, customers sit on cute wooden chairs that have a bamboo look to them. White rope is strung along the walls, with one wall dedicated to a massive mural of an octopus and other ocean friends, and live plants are always looking healthy. In the warmer months, lucky diners can sit at the sole sidewalk table and enjoy the prime people-watching spot on Kerrisdale’s main artery. There are also few stools at the window where you can enjoy the view when it’s a little cooler. In the evenings, the restaurant is especially festive and welcoming as red lanterns hanging from the awning are all lit up.
Sushi Hachi is well-known in the Kerrisdale area for speedy delivery that rivals any pizza boy. With an order of $15 or more, delivery is free within a three-kilometre radius between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. If you’re out for a walk in the charming neighbourhood and want to pick up something to enjoy at home or in the park, you’ll also get a five-per-cent discount.
Parking: pay street parking