Bold statement: Sushi Town, Coquitlam is a business execution of supply and demand. Most of you are wondering what I am talking about. Successful restaurants doesn’t necessary have to cook the best dishes. The name of the game is to provide a health balance of consistency, ambiance, service, etc. That’s exactly what Sushi Town in Coquitlam is trying to accomplish, but failing in some major categories.
Cuisine: Japanese Price/Entrée: $10-15 Out of 5… (1: Don’t bother —> 5: Excellent) Food: 3 Service: 2 Ambiance: 1.5 Overall: 2
I simply had two choices that night, Sushi Town in Coquitlam or Sushi Garden on Lougheed Hwy. I kept in mind that I just finished swimming and was starving, so whichever restaurant that will serve me the smoke salmon cream cheese roll will help me make my decision. I didn’t think of writing a review for this place because I promised myself not to ever write about chain restaurants. I guess this is more of a compliant than anything. If you are looking for a good Japanese restaurant in Coquitlam, MOVE ON!
I have to be fair, the interior is not bad at all. Nice tones with brick walls. Granite countertops with open kitchen at the sushi bar with young sushi chefs speaking Korean to each other really showcase the authenticity of the establishment. (sarcasm) What bothered me was how messy the staff was.
We go on to order our food, and the other reviews were right about the fact that this place is understaffed. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t expect the young Korean waitress to engage in small chats and selling us into the feature of the night. The first thing we ordered was the smoke salmon cream cheese roll, then all the other stuff I am about to feature. 2 minutes later, the waitress comes back and said the roll is not available… No apology. Fine, let’s order something else so I can eat.
We started out with a large bottle of Asahi beer. You can’t really see the quality of the glass, because it’s not, It’s plastic. I’ve been to my fair share of Korean drinking places and bars, but never have I been served in cheap, dirty plastic cups college kids don’t want to use at their house party. If you’re the owner of Sushi Town, I know you make enough money to go get some glassware at Ikea for ¢79.
Moving on with the rolls, which is nothing spectacular. Here is the Dragon Roll. They really need to roll their sushi tighter. I have been holding chopsticks since I was a child so my chopstick skills are on the professional level. I tried to pick a piece up and the thing just fell apart. FAIL
Awesome Roll: I am going to guess that this is one of their best rolls. It’s not bad at all, but it’s not orgasmic by any means.
Ultimately, good for the owners of the Sushi Town for finding this location to lease. I am sure they are making a profit at all their locations solely for the fact that there isn’t really a lot of competition nearby. We are almost stuck with this sushi restaurant in Coquitlam.