I went on a business lunch at Komi Sushi. This Japanese restaurant has great location. It’s in the middle of all the office buildings, and I imagined it was a frequent lunch spot for most white collars working in that area of downtown Vancouver. Having that said, great locations don’t necessarily have great food. Judging from the looks of it outside, I was already a little hesitant to walk in.
I was there for a very early lunch, we were one of the first diners. As soon as I sat down, I already noticed a sticky wet spot on the edge of my table. The restaurant was empty, I think it was from last night. Eww.
The menu was pretty typical, it tried to serve every type of Japanese food, from bento boxes, to sushi rolls, to ramen, and to shabu shabu hotpots. I was hungry, but nothing on the menu looked particularly appetizing. I ordered a Komi Seafood Yakisoba ($10).
The portion of the yakisoba was big. It came on a sizzling hot plate, and it had shrimp, squid, fish fillets, with lots of vegetables such as carrots, zucchini, broccoli and eggplants. It had more seafood and vegetables than the actually noodles.
It tasted OK, but not authentic. It got pretty greasy for me half way eating it. At first I could still taste the sweetness of the yakisoba sauce, but that taste quickly got covered by the oily taste. I wouldn’t say this dish was bad, it was just too greasy.
This was a typical restaurant that is survived by its location, and not its quality of food. The service was friendly and the prices were reasonable, but it felt more like a cafeteria or food court to me rather than a restaurant. And they really need to wipe their tables clean.