|Cuisine Type |||Japanese|
|Ambiance |||Good For Groups, Casual, Dining Alone|
|Meals Served |||Lunch, Dinner|
|Amenities |||Local Favorites, Parking, Visible Kitchen|
|Monday to Friday (lunch) 12PM to 2:30PM, seven days a week 5PM to 10PM|
Profile Last Updated: May 12, 2008
Sushi-Ya has skilled Japanese chefs who trained in their homeland and bring unrivaled experience to Whistler. The Canadian owner also dons an apron and rolls with the pros. He is best known for his tasty tamango (omelet), the quality of which traditionally defines the caliber of the restaurant. And Sushi-Ya gets top marks for its tamango! Whether you’re a solo diner or part of a large group, you’ll feel welcome at Sushi-Ya. In business since 1997, the talented chefs have perfected their sushi art and the friendly servers know the regulars by name. The bustling eatery is conveniently located in the Marketplace with free parking. Eat in and enjoy the action of the open sushi bar or take- out for a treat at home.
Sushi-Ya boasts a mix of traditional and original sushi. Trademark rolls appropriately include the Whistler Roll (deep fried snapper, veggies and spicy sauce) and the Blackcomb Roll (tuna, roe, tempura flakes, veggies and spicy sauce). You’ll also find all the traditional Japanese rolls (futo maki, tekka maki, kappa maki) and West Coast favourites (California roll, B.C. roll, spider roll). An excellent selection of nigiri sushi is also available. All the rolls are made with flair and artistry and are beautifully presented.
If you’re not a sushi fan, there are plenty of other choices on the menu. Try a traditional salad like sesame spinach, barbecue salmon skin or sunomono (seafood and noodles with a sweet vinegar flavour). Sip a bowl of flavourful miso soup or order a more filling bowl of undo noodle soup as your main dish. Tsumami (a.k.a. appetizers) include edamame (soy beans), hiyayakko (chilled tofu), steamed clams and yakitori (skewered chicken) and juicy gyoza. Tempura, and teriyaki dishes are also available.