Walking down Davie Street you’ll find many, many sushi restaurants. I was intending to go to a different sushi place, but it was full so I just walked literally two doors down and came across Tokyo Miyako. The restaurant was empty which had me a bit concerned, but I was hungry so was willing to take the risk. An empty restaurant means you’ll get seated immediately and likely to get food fast, right?
The tea arrived lukewarm so I was immediately skeptical. Thankfully the spinach gomae came out quickly after the tea and it was tasty. I spent a few minutes looking over the decorations that they’ve got and their lunch specials which were posted on the wall. It didn’t take long for my next dish to come out; miso soup. Their miso was very good, just the right level of salty and piping hot. I also had their pan fried gyoza which I found to be tender, but overall they were just okay and I likely wouldn’t order them again.
For the mains, I had several types of rolls. Their spicy salmon roll I’d rate as average. It had a moderate spiciness to it, but the sauce in general wasn’t all that wonderful. The avocado however made it much better (yummmm avacado!).
For the non-seafood eaters (ie. dee), the chicken roll was pretty good. It had just the right amount of sauce on it so I was happy about that. The yam tempura roll was very crunchy and overall was nicely prepared, though it wasn’t anything special.
The wait staff (two people) wasn’t all that attentive, despite having an empty restaurant at dinner time. Overall this is an average restaurant, but if you have a chance, try the place next door as it always seems to be much busier and the people inside seem happier.
630 Davie Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 2G5