Kiyo Sushi is a small hidden Japanese restaurant with a 22 year history. Japanese owned, this unassuming sushi restaurant is located in Cambie Plaza in Richmond.
I went here for dinner with a couple friends last month and tried a few items.
The nigiri was fresh and since we were at the tail end of spot prawn season, my friend was able to get a spot prawn nigiri.
Ever since Satomi Sushi closed down, I’ve been on the hunt for my new favourite restaurant for Futomaki. This was a solid rendition, but a bit heavy on the rice. The search continues!
I went with the Kiyo Chirashi, and it was perfectly serviceable. I was craving a chirashi don and while this version satiated that craving, it was far from amazing. The fish was fresh, but the selection was quite meager for the price. For a similar price point, I would recommend the Chirashi don at Kilala Sushi Bar instead. Included in the don was a small portion of kinpira and assorted pickles. The rice was the most disappointing part of this dish as it was cold and lacked the chewy texture I associate with Japanese rice.
Overall, dinner was lackluster. I was hoping to have found a new hidden gem, but unfortunately I left a bit disappointed. There are a lot of Japanese restaurants in the Lower Mainland, and this particular one is a bit off the beaten path without being outstanding enough to warrant a return visit.