I had actually wanted to try Kimura Sushi for quite a while but it’s a bit out of the way from where I live and I don’t work in Burnaby as much as I used to. Luckily for me, my aunt and uncle live psuedo-close and since my aunt has been telling me to go check that place out for quite a while now, we decided to go together.
My aunt has been there before so we let her do all the ordering. Sometimes, it’s nice to not have to make any decisions. We ordered some skewers off the daily fresh sheet, including some mini shishito japanese peppers and okra. The peppers were very mild in flavour and not spicy at all while the okra tasted just like how okra should taste and had a nice charcoal grilled flavour to it.
The breaded oysters were fried nicely, with a crispy exterior which gave way to a just-cooked oyster inside. It was really flavourful and went nicely with the tangy dipping sauce that it came with.
The mixed vegetable tempura was nice. There was a bit too much batter for my taste but it was still nice and crispy on the outside.
My aunt decided that it would be a good idea for us to all order the nigiri sushi special, which was an assortment of nigiri sushi and California rolls. First came the California rolls and a unagi nigiri sushi. The California rolls were pretty standard but I liked how they generously coated the exterior with toasted sesame seeds. The unagi nigiri was quite tasty and had a nice grilled flavour to it.
Our nigiri special also came with a small bowl of udon. I’m pretty particular about my udon and I liked how this one was nice and chewy with a good amount of bounciness to it. The shoyu broth was just salty enough and there were a few pieces of fishcake as well.
The assortment of nigiri was quite enjoyable and fresh. I especially liked the super red maguro nigiri was very good and I also liked the surf clam and saba. The rice was nicely seasoned and cooked just right.
As usual, I was quite full by this point but managed to squeeze in some black sesame ice cream. It was very “toasty” tasting from the black sesame seeds and very flavourful. The serving size was also quite generous and it was probably a good thing that I shared this with Jenkins.
Overall, I quite enjoyed our meal at Kimura sushi. Everything was really fresh and it was a nice environment to be eating in. They were a bit slow with service though but as long as you’re not in a rush, it’s not too bad.
3883 Rupert Street, Vancouver