Sushi Paradise - Cute little gem!!
I unintentionally ate sushi today - no really, I didn't even know it was today!! And the funny thing is - I ate Church's on National Fried Chicken Day (a few days ago!!) and I didn't even know if was National Fried Chicken Day!!
Am I lucky or what? jokes jokes ;)
If only I was lucky enough to win lotto max (I bought my ticket for this week's draw already) ;)
I stumbled across this gem of a find today near Royal City Centre in New West today!! It was pretty random - my dad was like "We have 30 mins to eat, find a restaurant NOW Selina!!" So I frantically took out my phone and searched for the nearest restaurant (thanks yelp!) which happened to be Sushi Paradise! I didn't even look at the reviews (which is rare.) I didn't have high hopes, but boy, were we surprised!! :D
Sushi Paradise is seriously the cutest little restaurant!! The inside is tropical themed and the tables are made out of blue pool tiles - (fits perfectly with their name!!) They're also Japanese run! The small portions are reflective of that, but you can tell that the food is made with care! :D
You order at the counter, and they bring out the food to you!! The service was really fast. We were in and out in under 25 mins!! My dad was very pleased (and also very impressed.)
Order at the till!! They have a ton of awesome daily specials!! :D
You can add a mini donburi to your order!! :D
Of course. Being me, I always have to order the chirashi don!! I actually ate chirashi yesterday as well...I guess you an say I'm pretty much chirashi OBSESSED!!
This was a very good version. It was on the small side, but the quality of the ingredients made up for it!! The fish tasted fresh, and bonus - it came with sockeye salmon!! The tamago was particularly notable - you can tell that it was made in house!! It tasted fantastic - really different from the generic tamago that you get at cheap sushi places.The rice was great as well. Seasoned just right - and topped with a bit of nori!!
Salmon Teriyaki Don
My mom had the salmon don, and she enjoyed it!! The flavours were nice - light with a notable teriyaki hit. It wasn't overglazed so you could definitely taste the salmon. The rice was nice and fluffy! No complaints here!
Beef Teri Don, Salad, Miso Soup, Cali Roll, Nigiri
My dad had the lunch special - and all the items were pretty solid. The cali roll was carefully assembled and there was a good mayo to crab ratio. The nigiri was pretty standard, and the fish tasted reasonably fresh!
Mini Beef Teri Don
The beef wasn't in whole pieces - rather, it was a bit ground up, so the texture was really different from your usual beef teriyaki! It was still good though - with ample amounts of sauce!!
Very nice, light, and fresh! The cherry tomatoes was a nice touch!
Not overly salty, with lots of miso flavour!! Overall pretty enjoyable! They also have unlimited self serve green tea! :D
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