Being that Tentatsu opened another location in my neighbourhood, I rarely ever have the opportunity to go to the location further down East Hastings.
The menu is just as affordable and portions are just as hefty but I find the service at this location terrible. But enough negativity, let’s get onto the food
To start we got an order of one of their combos which came with a salad and an ebi sunomono. They weren’t anything special, just your typical vinegary noodles and salad with sesame carrot ginger dressing
The dynamite roll and beef udon was part of the lunch combo. All this food for $9? Talk about a steal! Neither of the dishes were by any means exceptional but considering the price, you can’t really expect too much
Next up, we have the heart roll!
We decided to give this a try because we wanted to see how their special rolls fared. This roll was wrapped with pink soy bean paper in lieu of seaweed and stuffed with salmon tempura, avocado, cucumber, and masago. It reminded us of a cooked version of an alaska roll. We’re not huge fans of cooked salmon in sushi to begin with so we were apprehensive but it turned out to be pretty tasty.
Then to round off our meal, we decided to get an assorted combo so we could have a bit of everything. It came with assorted sashimi, nigiri, and california rolls. Nothing really stood out besides the giant portions of rice that lay hidden under the generous pieces of mediocre quality seafood.
And as if we didn’t have enough assorted sashimi already, we ordered a full portion of it! The salmon didn’t really taste like anything which means it’s not fresh but at least portions were big?