Octopus' Garden

I have only been to Octopus' Garden once before and all I can remember is that this place was good but dam expensive.

I had a friend in from the UK on the weekend and he wanted to have some good sushi. I decided to go to Octopus' Garden to try this place out for a second time.

The small restaurant was almost empty but they said all the tables were reserved. We managed to convince them to let us sit, under the promise that we were out the door in 45 mins.

When I sat down and looked at the menu, I now remember why I have not been back here in the last 5 years. It is dam expensive. We ordered the prawn tempura (12 dollars), Kobe style beef sushi (8 dollars for 2 pieces), salmon sashimi (15 dollars) and a dragon roll (18 dollars).

The prawn tempura was ok, I rather have an ebi mayo at Guu or any other izakaya. The salmon sashimi was fresh, tasting along the same lines as Yujis/Kibune. The dragon roll (tempura eel, avocado, red pepper, green beans) was tasty but not eighteen dollars tasty. Sure, the presentation was nice, but for eighteen dollars, circles of rice better look dam good. The kobe style beef roll was really flavorful and melted in your mouth.

Overall, the food is good but this place is pricey. I rather go to Yujis, Ajisai, or Kibune and save a few bucks.

Octopus' Garden
1995 Cornwall Avenue
Vancouver, BC

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I'd like to be under the sea
In an octopus' garden with you (if you were paying)


shokutsu said... @ January 29, 2009 at 11:51 PM

I'm of the same opinion when it comes to OG's good tasting, but price tag shocking maki.

Anonymous said... @ February 2, 2009 at 11:02 AM

I am a big fan of Octopus Garden. I only go that place for Japanese restaurant. Try Sada-san's Foie gra Nigiri! It's soooo good! P.S. when you go to the Sushi restaurant, sit down on the sushi bar and talk to Sada-san!

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