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I love Izumiya’s packaged sushi. Ready-to-go and the cheapest California rolls in town (8 large pieces for $2.95) that I’ve seen so far, it’s a great place to pick up sushi if you’re in a hurry. At the end of the day, they will usually have their sushi for a bargain. But I’ve seen many times that since they are so popular, they are all sold out before they even start the bargain on the last hour. But if they do, you can get them for half off!
Despite being packaged, the sushi has been always very good. The staff are all (or mostly) Japanese, so they probably know how to keep the food fresh and properly prepared. There’s a huge variety of boxes to choose from. California rolls (with either white or genmai rice), cucumbers, egg, spicy tuna, avocado rolls, sets of nigiris, appetizers such as gyoza, karaage, and even full Japanese-style bento boxes (with no sushi).
There is a very small eating area by the entrance. It does have a microwave for food that needs to be heated. However, it’s very crammed, and not the most comfortable seating arrangements. I’ve only eaten there once due to time constraints. All other times, I took them home or elsewhere to eat.
A new JJ Bean was opening up in the Olympic Village area, so I wanted to check it out. The postcards said that there were giving out freebies, esp cupcakes. We had a slow start to our day on the cold drizzling day, so we didn’t get there until 3pm. To our disappointment, all the freebies were gone. We ordered a cafe latte $3.50 and cookie $2.33. The latte was super small, compared to other small size drinks at other coffee shops but still charging the same amount. It was super bitter, and although I do like bitter, this was way too bitter, and I had to add some honey. The cookie seemed like it had nuts, so I didn’t have any.
The decor is modern and slick. Not as cosy as a Starbucks atmosphere, but still enjoyable. The small coffee table looked like a industrial cable spindle. Creative if that were the case. The neighbourhood seemed really nice – quiet, clean and modern. It lacks a bit of liveliness compared to downtown, but if you prefer the quiet over crowds, then this would be great for you.
I didn’t like their latte (though perhaps I need to go back to give it another try? Drinks can come out really different depending on the barista…) I do love their cup design (see my old post with pics).
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