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3.5 stars 20 reviews

Sushi Koharu

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712 12th St
New Westminster, BC  V3M 4J6

(604) 525-4959

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3.5 star rating
SushiFan January 14, 2014
Close to home and fresh

To have a sushi place like this so close to home is pretty sweet. As soon as you walk in you are greeted by a friendly host and a contemporary atmosphere. It was impeccably clean. I found the dragon rolls to be fresh and tasty assembled in a beautiful presentation. My only problem was ordering too many things and overeating! lol

3.5 star rating
PowerPowell January 14, 2014
A Real Little Japanese Restaurant

I really love this place. The Japanese cook designed loads Japanese meals with fish and vegetables. They are perfect mix with rice. It is different from other Japanese restaurant, they do not only have sushi, but also loads real Japanese meals. Very freshly prepared like in Japan. I have to say that Japanese people have the best service..very polite and gentle..i highly recommend this place and i will definitely go there again.

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3.5 star rating
Run don't walk to this place
July 14, 2014

Only a few minutes walk from home so we go here, a lot. Friendly, welcoming owner/chef. Comfortable surroundings, no glitz. Extensive menu of sushi, nigiri, sashimi, bento boxes, udons and appetizers. Very fresh fish, artful presentation. The chef is highly skilled and competent. Prices can't be beat, either. The place for sushi in New West!

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3.5 star rating
Good Food
March 17, 2014

Fast service and good food. I liked the prawns and salmon sushimi. Location is in close proximity to the sky train, and walking distance from the Quayside Inn.

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3.5 star rating
Highly Recommended
January 12, 2014

It is the best Japanese food I ever had in town! I have to say I really like sushi cuz its fresh and very healthy compare to high calorie meals. The food in Sushi Koharu is very fresh and tasty. The price is cheap for that good quality food and compare to loads expensive Japanese restaurants, I definitely recommend this... more

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3.5 star rating
The Best Sushi I've Had to Date
January 12, 2014

Having heard great things about Koharu. We ordered all different dishes. the sushi rolls are very fresh and the fish piece simply melts in your mouth. All the other dishes (can't remember all the names anymore,lol) were meaty with a good portion of vegatables. All the sashimi were chopped very finely and very juicy. This restaurant has loads other Japanese... more

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3.5 star rating
July 27, 2013

DO NOT EAT HERE!

At the 12 Street Festival they had 16 bento boxes sitting outside in the sun, on a hot day -- not kept at Food Safe temperatures. No refrigeration and no heat. I spoke to them told them that was not safe -- people can get food poisoning. They said, it is okay - "they are hot and it is hot day." I watched for 2 hours -- the same boxes still sitting there, in the sun... more

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3.5 star rating
Taste of Japan in New Westminster
July 26, 2013

I seldom find a sushi place with an authentic Japanese sushi chef in Vancouver.
Getsu-san, chef/owner, has decades of experience as sushi chef in Japan (check the certificate on the wall).
Eating here brings back memory of living in Japan...fortunate to have them near where I live.
A bit of trivia- she also speaks Mandarin fluently.

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3.5 star rating
June 06, 2013

I really wanted to like this place because the exterior is so cute and it's super close to home. We popped in for what was supposed to be a nice, semi-romantic meal.

PROS

1. The gyoza must be made in house and are fantastic. Truly some of the best gyoza I've had in recent memory.

2. A ton of bento boxes, if you're into that thing.

3. Nigiri was a proper size and was tasty, tender, and cold.... more

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3.5 star rating
Good food and service - a winning combination
March 14, 2013

We made another visit to Sushi Koharu, late in February/13, to celebrate another birthday. It was a threesome this time, with 'Mom' the birthday girl, and daughter and I at her side.
Sushi Koharu did it for us again!! -- providing the good food and friendly service we so-remembered from our last visit.
Here's what we ordered:
-- sunomono salads... more

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3.5 star rating
Excellent Food
March 02, 2013

My son and I dined in Sushi Koharu in February of 2013 and were treated to the best service and sushi we've had in Vancouver to date. The people were friendly without being obstrusive and the rolls we had were wonderful. This restaurant will be our sushi destination from now on and I would recommended highly.

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3.5 star rating
January 13, 2013

I went once. No bathroom facility. I find this totally unacceptable. Food not very good. I never went back.

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3.5 star rating
January 11, 2013

This place is actually under new management now, and called Sushi Koharu. They do not do AYCE anymore

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3.5 star rating
December 10, 2012

Our All You Can Eat (AYCE) manu allow unlimit , not just 2 times
~that was clearly explained to us by the waitress. We had only made 1 order at this point and were well aware of the limit. :)

As you know well , there were many other customers in Asuka sushi at that time.
~actually no, your restaurant had only 4 or 5 tables set up and only 2 tables had other people, plus a few take outs. You... more

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3.5 star rating
Small place, "big" food and service
August 13, 2012

We (a foursome, celebrating a birthday) dined 'in' at Sushi Koharu for lunch on 11 August 2012. Knowing that it is a very small place, with only a handful of tables, I had called ahead a few days to make a reservation. We arrived at 11:30 am, were seated at the largest table (located near the window), and offered tea... more

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Missing Asuka Sushi
August 13, 2011

Both my partner and I also think this is the best sushi restaurant. We like the lunch special, $5.99 plus HST, it's a reasonable, but the sushi is very good. However, that sushi restaurant is closed, change into another sushi restaurant, but not good as Asuka sushi, and the price is more expensive. Anyone know where's the Johnathan?

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3.5 star rating
June 20, 2011

It appears to have shut down, much to my chagrin. Passing by there, there's newspaper on the windows, a BAAAAD sign, because I LOVE this place! John is awesome, and is always inventing new dishes and rolls! HE's also super nice, and sometimes, if you're lucky, he'll let you try an experimental sample for free! For example, he made a roll that had NO rice in it! Instead, it was cucumber! A SUPER... more

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Krispy Bites
May 11, 2011

I didn't have high hopes for Asuka Sushi as it was a small and casual place that was almost cafe-style. There was table service, but I saw a walk-up counter with a cash register for... more

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3.5 star rating
May 01, 2011

Very small place...the spinach gnome is 3.99 ea, half size of regular restaurant! Very expensive!

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Terrific Owner and food is great
April 20, 2011

Been coming here for five years. The owner, Jonathon, is a super guy. Created a roll for our son who is now five called the "Kyle Roll" - ask for it if your kids only want rice and crab in a roll! Best Shrimp sunomono ever - more than just shrimp - strawberries, plum, lemon. Also order the red snapper tempura - a signature dish for this place - will keep you coming back.

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Mobile review
March 22, 2011

My wife and I have been visiting this restaurant for over a year now. The owner and staff always welcome us and the sushi is one of our favorites. They always have a friendly smile and the price is great.

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3.5 star rating
February 06, 2011

A friend and I found this place on a whim using google maps of all things. I would describe this place as cafeteria style sushi and in my opinion there's nothing wrong with that. The restrictions pertaining to AYCE are a bit tedious. The staff although polite and courteous were a bit forgetful at times, but it wasn't anything major. There appears to be one girl who both serves and operates the... more

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3.5 star rating
May 26, 2010

Based on Catherine W's review, I gave this place a shot tonight after work. Located on overhauled 12th st, this small, friendly place definitely exceeded my expectations.

I ordered the deluxe roll combo which I think came with 18 pcs. Tuna, cucumber, smoked salmon/cream cheese, and house rolls. Portion wise I couldn't even finish! The quality was definitely above most 'standard' sushi places.... more

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3.5 star rating
May 07, 2010

I miss living by this little gem! It opened a couple of years ago and I was a regular until I recently moved. Jonathan, the owner, is a perfect host and the food is fantastic! I have never had a bad experience! I usually get the Sashimi box special but there are plenty of other dishes and specials for the taking. It's a small and quaint location where the service is just as fantastic as the food.

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Mobile review
February 21, 2010

Good food, reasonable price, great service, decent all-you-can eat menu, owners often let you try new creations/additions to the menu for free. I always stop there whenever I'm in the neighborhood, and have yet to have a bad experience there. My family and I leave satisfied every time.

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Good Quick Sushi...
February 06, 2010

For what it is, a reasonable and affordable sushi joint, Asuka meets the expectations I had. Ordering one of the weekly daily specials (pick up only) which was a 7pc assorted sushi + 5pcs sashimi for $10.99. Thicker cuts of sashimi (tuna, salmon) and the rice balls were a bit too "round" and tightly compacted for my liking. Freshness level wasn't poor. I'd be back but only if I had to.

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Awesome
November 01, 2009

Super friendly staff, quick service, generous portions and perfect food.The restaurant isn't as busy as it should be.

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Asuka sushi what it has to say
April 25, 2009

This place is quaint and the staff is very friendly. There can only be one complaint, the freshness of the sushi itself. The rice seemed kind of old and didn't seem fresh. Overall it's a good place for quick and reasonably priced Sushi.

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Business Description from the Web
English
July 02, 2013

Asuka Sushi offers these services: grocery store, japanese restaurant, sushi.

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