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After walking along Village Stroll path in Whistler, Collin and I went back to the hotel to have some rest. We watched TV and talked about where we were going for dinner. Well, he chose one of his favorite places rather than new places or famous places. 😀

Sachi Sushi is a Japanese restaurant and serves Izakaya style dishes as well as, of course, Sushi. I love this place, too. It is located on Main street in Village North.

When our sever came and greeted to us, I realized she was familiar! She was an instructor for the mountain while I worked for the mountain in a different position! Wow, it had been probably 5 years or more, since I saw her last time. Anyways, we caught up on each other’s lives while she was serving.

We ordered from their regular menu.

Umeshu (2oz Plum Wine)

Umeshu (2oz Plum Wine) at Sachi Sushi in Whistler

Although it says 2oz, our server said the person, who prepared, made a mistake to pour full amount of plum wine into the glass, without water. Haha. So, she brought some water on the side to us. Well, we didn’t mind drinking it as is! 🙂

Chicken Kara-age
(Deep Fried Marinated Boneless Chicken)

Chicken Kara-age at Sachi Sushi in Whistler

Karaage was crispy outside and tender-moist inside, and it had ginger-soy taste, which was very good. Bulldog sauce came with it.

Ebi Gyoza
(6 Pan Fried Shrimp and Vegetable Dumplings)

Ebi Gyoza at Sachi Sushi in Whistler

(2 Bamboo Skewers of Grilled Chicken, Basted with Teriyaki Sauce)

Yakitori (Skewers of Grilled Chicken) at Sachi Sushi in Whistler

Kani California Roll, Sachi Roll, Spider Roll, and Tempura roll

Kani California Roll, Sachi Roll, Spider Roll, and Tempura roll at Sachi Sushi in Whistler

Kani California Roll
(Alaskan King Crab, Avocado and Mayo, 6 Pieces)

Kani California Roll at Sachi Sushi in Whistler

Sachi Roll
(Shrimp Tempura, Avocado, Salmon, Scallop, Spicy Mayo rolled in a Yuba (soy sheet), 5 Pieces)

Sachi Roll at Sachi Sushi in Whistler

Spider Roll
(Deep Fried Sift Shell Crab, Avocado, Cucumber and Spicy Mayo, 6 Pieces)

Spider Roll at Sachi Sushi in Whistler

Tempura Roll
(Shrimp Tempura, Avocado, Cucumber and Spicy Mayo, 5 Pieces)

Tempura Roll at Sachi Sushi in Whistler

At the end, our server brought complimentary Umeshu + Sake (called Banzai in the menu, I think) to us, saying we seemed to like Umeshu so much! Thanks to her. We enjoyed both food and drinks. 🙂

Umeshu + Sake at Sachi Sushi in Whistler

Want to see more pictures for this restaurant? click here.

Sachi Sushi (Village North)

Address: #106-4359 Main Street, Whistler, B.C. (map)
(Between library and Summit Lodge entrance)
TEL: 604-935-5649
Urbanspoon: page

[Tue – Fri] 12:00-14:30

17:00 – 21:30 daily

Price Note
– Umeshu (2oz Plum Wine) $5.50
– Chicken Kara-age $10.00
– Ebi Gyoza $7.50
– Yakitori (Skewers of Grilled Chicken) $5.00
– Kani California Roll $9.00
– Sachi Roll $9.00
– Spider Roll $10.00
– Tempura Roll $6.50

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While I was in Japan, my uncle took me, my mom, and my grandma to Himi city in Toyama. Himi is famous for Buri (yellowtail), Udon noodle, Gyu (beef), etc.

We drove around, starting Toyama city, when he was trying to find a place where serves special food in his area to us, and we ended up arriving Himi city. After asking a couple of places, we found a place, Jyoyama (城山).

Jyoyama is a Japanese style of lodge that provides bed (Futon) and meals, but they also accept people just for meals. Their web site says that they don’t have a regular menu and that they do make a menu by using best ingredient of the season and looking at fish in the morning, which is unloaded from a ship .

They serve plate by plate when it’s ready, by placing in a certain position of the table, instead of putting in the center in front of you. These dishes below are served per person.

Amuse-bouche-like dish: 3 kinds of small taste; marinated Ikura (salmon roe), Tofu with Uni (sea urchin) sauce, shellfish in vinegar (I think.)

3 kinds (marinated Ikura, Tufu with Uni sauce, shellfish in vinegar) at Jyoyama in Himi

Kani (Queen/Snow Crab) and dip sauce

Kani (crab) and sauce at Jyoyama in Himi

Kani (crab) in sauce at Jyoyama in Himi

Appetizer-like dish: Trout sushi, Baigai (a shellfish), and sweet potato mush
A bright sheet on the top of the sushi is made of Konbu (Kelp), I believe.

Trout sushi, Baigai (a shellfish), and sweet potato mush at Jyoyama in Himi


Sashimi at Jyoyama in Himi

Grilled fish: Madai (Red sea bream)

Grilled fish Madai (red sea bream) at Jyoyama in Himi

Chawan-mushi (Savory steamed egg custard in cup)

Chawan-mushi (savory steamed egg custard) at Jyoyama in Himi

Seafood Gratin

Seafood gratin at Jyoyama in Himi

Fried fish (I can’t remember what kind of fish it was)
You can eat whole fish, including bone.

Fried fish at Jyoyama in Himi

Himi Gyu & Udon Sukiyaki Nabe (Himi beef hotpot)

Himi Gyu & Udon Sukiyaki Nabe at Jyoyama in Himi

Cooked rice and Miso soup

Cooked rice & Miso soup at Jyoyama in Himi

Cooked rice at Jyoyama in Himi

Dessert: melon

Dessert melon at Jyoyama in Himi

And, extra picture. View of Toyama Bay in front of the place.

Toyama Bay view in front of Jyoyama in Himi
Jyoyama (城山) (Japanese only)

Address: 527 Ao, Himi city, Toyama (map)
TEL: 0766-72-1431

Menu sample

Lunch/Dinner Hours is unknown

Price Note
– Daily 5000-yen course

There are 3 daily courses, 5000-yen, 6000-yen, and 8000-yen.
Also, there are weekday-special courses, 3000-yen and 3800 yen.
Staying with two meals is also available.

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My parents told me that there was a good Kaiten Sushi restaurant providing fresh fish from Tsukiji in neighbor and that they went there almost every week. :O

At Kaiten sushi restaurant, you serve tea yourself, pouring from the tap in front of you at the table, and sushi plates are on the conveyor bent, so you can either take some from it or order a new one.

Kaiten sushi, Sushi-sei

Kaiten sushi, Sushi-sei

Each plate indicates the cost; this restaurant had three levels, 260-yen plate, 320-yen plate, and 400-yen plate. In addition, there are some special plates that are more expensive ones.

Kaiten sushi, Sushi-sei

Here are sushi plates that I ate. Don’t be surprise how much I did, I mean, I was surprised by looking at the pictures! 😀

Shima Aji (White Trevalley)

Shima Aji at Sushi-sei in Chiba

Aji-no-Tataki (Chopped Horse Mackerel)

Aji-no-Tataki at Sushi-sei in Chiba

Sanma (Pacific Saury)

Sanma at Sushi-sei in Chiba

Ikura (Salmon roe)

Ikura (Salmon roe) at Sushi-sei in Chiba

Kani (Crab meat)

Kani (Crab meat) at Sushi-sei in Chiba

Hotate (Scallop)

Hotate (Scallop) at Sushi-sei in Chiba

Amaebi (Sweet prawn)

Amaebi (Sweet prawn) at Sushi-sei in Chiba

O-Toro (Fatty Tuna) comes with only one Kan (Nigiri)

O-Toro (Fatty tuna) at Sushi-sei in Chiba

Fresh Hotate (Scallop) unloaded from a ship in the morning on that day

Fresh Hotate (Scallop) at Sushi-sei in Chiba

Duke Maguro (Marinated Tuna)

Duke Maguro (Marinated Tuna) at Sushi-sei in Chiba

Whole Anago (Sea eel)

Whole Anago (Sea eel) at Sushi-sei in Chiba

Tai Yuzu Shio (Sea Bream with Yuzu & salt)

Tai Yuzu Shio (Sea Bream with Yuzu & salt) at Sushi-sei in Chiba

Hahaha. I ate too much…

These are plates that we all ate, and see what they were doing with a machine?
Each plate is attached to a chip at the backside the plate, and this machine automatically calculates how much we have to pay by holding it over plates. A Japanese technology?!

Plates calculated by a machine at Sushi-sei in Chiba

Sushi-sei (すし勢) (Japanese only)

Address: a few locations (view)

Various depending on a location, but mostly 11:00 – 22:00

Price Note
– Shima Aji (White Trevalley) 400 yen
– Aji-no-Tataki (Chopped Horse Mackerel) 220 yen
– Sanma (Pacific Saury) 260 yen
– Ikura (Salmon roe) 320 yen
– Kani (Crab meat) 400 yen
– Hotate (Scallop) 180 yen
– Amaebi (Sweet prawn) 180 yen
– O-Toro (Fatty Tuna) 320 yen
– Fresh Hotate (Scallop) 580 yen
– Duke Maguro (Marinated Tuna) 220 yen
– Whole Anago (Sea eel) 400 yen
– Tai Yuzu Shio (Sea Bream with Yuzu & salt) Unknown

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