That being said, I left the planning to my sister. So at last, we ended up at Kaide Sushi Bar which was on both our wishlists.
Kaide Sushi Bar
1375 Richards St, Vancouver BC
1:Yucks! 2:Improvement needed 3:So-So~ 4:Good 5:Very good 6:Heavenly
- Mon-Thur 11:30am-9pm Fri 11:30am-10pm Sat 5pm-10pm
Closed on Sundays
- Dine in/Take Out
- Roadside parking
- Have quite a lot of seating
- Magazines available (on the right side of the main entrance)
- Brown rice available
- Uses fresh dungeness crab
- All fish are freshly prepared everyday
- Mixes fresh local ingredients into their rolls (especially their vegetarian rolls)
- It didn't disappoint. I could tell from the colour and the texture that the tuna was really fresh!
- The bad thing was the tuna was not fully thawed. It still tasted a little icy, but apart from that, the texture itself was soft but not mushy.
- The price may be a bit pricier than other restaurants, but I think that's really worth the price :)
After the sashimi, here comes the sushi rolls!
- They offer quite a large variety of sushi rolls, even though most of them are the regular ones you can find in other Japanese restaurants.
- They still have some special rolls though; I think the Rising Sun is the most popular roll because it basically contains everything.
- $7/5pcs $12.95/10pcs
- 3 kinds of fish, 3 kinds of veggies & egg
- I could only find tuna and salmon (wild sockeye salmon) in the roll. I was wondering the crab might be the third kind. That didn't really bother me anyway; I'm fine with tuna and salmon :P
- The sushi rice was moist but did not have much vinegar flavour, and the seaweed was tough. I didn't really care about the rice though; I just wish the seaweed would be better.
- The asparagus, egg, and cucumbers tasted average.
- I didn't find the dungeness crab anything special, maybe because I seldom have crab so I can't tell the difference.
- $5.75/5pcs $10.50/10pcs
- Cooked vegetables with imitation crabmeat & eel
- Instead of imitation crab, they gave us real crabmeat, haha :D
- The sushi and the seaweed tasted the same as the "501" Roll.
- The eel and the mushroom were bland and mushy. If you're an eel fan, don't expect you can find a big piece of eel in this roll.
- This is their regular Futomaki. They also offer vegetarian Futomaki which has cooked & marinated veggies, cucumber, and asparagus.
- Seasoned greens or fruit made into unique taste
- The idea of this roll is interesting. It was not something fancy, so the flavour was comparatively faint.
- The ingredients were mango, wild sockeye salmon, and asparagus.
- Before I asked the server, I was expecting some berries in this roll because they are seasonal fruits now, right? :D (Ok, I know that sounds ridiculous.)
- BBQ eel with egg
- The seaweed was not tough this time; it was slightly crunchy. Aside from that, everything was average.