Mazuya Sushi

Click to add a blog post for Mazuya Sushi on ZomatoAn interesting name for sure, since when Japanese eat something that tastes bad, we informally say “mazu!”. It means ‘it tastes awful!’, plus ‘ya’ means ‘house’ or ‘building’, as in ‘sushiya’, so I bet any real Japanese would avoid this place, lol.

Despite the name, I wanted to give it a try for lunch, so I went to get some take out. The restaurant was your typical hole in the wall restaurant. A small place, served by one server who was kind and prompt.

idearabbit-mazuya1I ordered Negitoro roll $2.95 which unusually had black sesame which added another flavour to the roll which was pretty good.

The Tamago (egg) nigiri $1.00 was the end piece (I don’t think they ever serve the ends in a sushiya in Japan – it’s regarded as garbage). It lacked in flavour, and top of a very small rice.

Salmon nigiri $1.35, my biggest disappointment. It was so thick, stringy and chewy that I left over half of it, and threw it away. The first time I had to do this…boo.

The prices are quite cheap considering their Burrard and close-to Broadway location. However, the price does not justify the quality.

idearabbit-mazuya7Gyoza seemed like frozen and unappetizing…expensive for $4.25 for this quality…

Would not return.

Taste: carrotcarrot    Price for Value: carrotcarrot

Atmosphere:  carrotcarrot   Service:  carrotcarrotcarrot
Location: carrotcarrotcarrot