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I couldn’t concentrate well on that day, and I didn’t want to cook at all. I felt like eating Sushi, especially, Nigiri Sushi rather than Sushi bowl or rolls. I looked for a place, and this restaurant came up in my mind. When I called them if I can seat right away, she nicely told me that they were busy right now but it would be better in 30 min and there would be a seat open in the counter if I come by myself.

Shima-Ya Sushi is located in Kensington area, close to 41st and Victoria Drive. From Joyce Skytrain station, it takes 10 min by bus. They serve mostly Sushi and Sashimi. I didn’t see any of meat stuff, such as Karaage.

I ordered from their regular menu and fresh item. Assorted sushi comes with 7 Nigiri Sushi and 1 tuna roll, and deluxe assorted sushi comes with 2 additional Nigiri. I wanted to eat Ikura and Aji (Horse Mackerel), so I chose the regular assorted one.

Assorted Sushi
(Egg, Ebi, Tuna, Squid, Salmon, Saba (Mackerel), Hokki-gai (Surf Clam), and Tekka (Tuna) Rolls)

Assorted Sushi at Shima-Ya Sushi in Vancouver

Nigiri Ikura

Nigiri Sushi Ikura at Shima-Ya Sushi in Vancouver

Aji (Horse Mackerel) was sold out, and the server recommended Sayori (Halfbeak) from their fresh sheet. I don’t know if I have eaten it before, especially as raw.

Nigiri Sayori (Halfbeak) from fresh item

Nigiri Sushi Sayori at Shima-Ya Sushi in Vancouver

Miso Soup with Tofu and Wakame seaweed

Miso Soup with Tofu and Wakame seaweed at Shima-Ya Sushi in Vancouver

They have Japanese confections, such as Mitsumame and Anmitsu, which I wanted to try but I was too full. Maybe, next time!

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

Shima-Ya Sushi

Address: 5589 Victoria Drive, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(1 block north from 41st Avenue)
TEL: 604-322-4649
Facebook: page

Lunch/Dinner
[Tue – Sat] 12:00 – 14:00, 17:00 – 21:00
*Closed: Mondays & Sundays

Price Note
– Assorted Sushi (7 Nigiri + 1 Tekka (Tuna) Roll) $15.00
– Nigiri Sushi Ikura $3.00
– Nigiri Sushi Sayori $4.00
– Miso Soup $1.75

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