Went back to Shiro and this time it let me down. The salmon sashimi was great and consistent with the taste and texture of my previous visit but the rolls we ordered were sub par. The issue was the sushi chef made a bad batch of sushi rice. You can see the gelatinous shine to the rice in the picture, I think maybe too much water or vinegar was added.

We ordered a futomaki roll later, and the rice was better. It helped make up for the meal but couldn't save it.

It just goes to show you how important consistency is and how on any day you could get a real good meal or a real bad meal at one of your favorite spots.

Previous review here.

3096 Cambie St
Vancouver, BC

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Hot Tea said... @ December 15, 2008 at 10:38 AM

I've had the exact same issue at Shiro.

Great one time. Next time, average at best.

I wonder when the shift change is.

Degan said... @ December 16, 2008 at 5:06 PM

oh that's sad! I've always had good rice at Shiro...hopefully the next time won't be my turn. :S

O-toro said... @ December 16, 2008 at 11:06 PM

Ive been let down too many times from this place.
There is also a Shiro's in Seattle. No relation. Probably the Best Sushi joint in Seatown. Look it up next time you're there.

Lydia said... @ December 17, 2008 at 8:10 PM

I tried to go to Shiro last night but it was closed, so we ended up at Zipang on Main and it was awesome. So thank you, indirectly.

Gyromite said... @ December 17, 2008 at 9:06 PM

I like Zipang. I think the sushi is way better than Toshis. However, if you do go to Toshis order the Box sushi, it is not on the menu but could be the best thing there.

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