Newly opened Tokyo John Sushi – the name threw me off at the beginning. I knew it wasn’t an authentic Japanese restaurant. No Japanese would call their restaurant with a name John. However, since I was hosting an event there, I got to check the place out.
Being new, it was clean and modern. Very spacious for a restaurant in downtown. Only a block away from Robson St. The interior decor is modern and the seats, comfy. The Korean staff were friendly and accommodating for our big group +15 ppl.
Since I always tend to get the same sushi at various restaurants, I thought I’d go for something different. I ordered the Hokkaido Roll $9. I nearly had a heart attack when I saw what came. Although it was beautifully presented, it had only 6 small pieces. I was not even close to being full. The roll was tasty, but it was more of the presentation that struck me as impressive.
Me and my friend noticed someone else order something fancy. It looked interesting. We asked what she was having and told us it was called Tokyo John Tower $14. We ordered one and shared. It had crab, scallops, tuna, daikon and lightly grilled salmon. It was in a shape of a round cake, in ponzu sauce. I thought it was a bit salty and sour, while my friend said it was too sweet for him – interesting. Either way, it was an interesting dish. A good dish. Pricey though…you wont be full eating this either.
Overall it was a good experience. Good service, the food is good (great presentation) and nice atmosphere.