Toyo Sushi is located on Cambie Street near West 6th Avenue, in the Fairview area of Vancouver. It is technically a Japanese style restaurant, but also serves a variety of Korean dishes such as bibimbap, hae-dup bap and kimchi. The restaurant also masquerades as a sports bar, as there are always regulars gathered round their TV watching a game.
Parking is kindly provided and the restaurant is conveniently located near the Canada Line’s Olympic Village Station. We dined at Toyo during the 2010 Winter Olympics, and as you can see from the flag on the black car, Canadian pride was in full-force.
California Roll with imitation crab, mayo, cucumber and avocado, and a small serving of Edamame. Both were very standard to what you’d find at any other sushi restaurant in Vancouver. Nothing mind-blasting. As you can see from the photo, the roll was created a little unevenly, and some pieces had more rice than others. The edamame was freshly steamed and had no salt, which we had requested.
Service was prompt and prices were standard ($10-$15 per entree) to other comparable restaurants. None of the items were overly-priced, but no dish was exceptional inexpensive either. I will mention that we ordered edamame but were not charged for the dish – they provide complimentary edamame as an appetizer. This is a very smart gesture as free stuff always makes customers happy.
Toyo Sushi has quite a large dining area with ample tables and comfortable, partitioned booths. They even provide a Noreabang room (private Korean Karaoke) for parties and so aspiring Idols can get their sing-on.
At the end of the meal we were presented with orange segments, which was a nice touch. Overall, Toyo Sushi is a good restaurant serving standard sushi and Korean dishes. If you’re in the area, the restaurant would be a decent choice if you’re craving a quick California roll or some hearty Sundubu jjigae.