Vancouver on the Cheap: More Sushi


If you were to create a Venn diagram where one circle was labeled “cheap” and the other labeled “awesome”, the middle point where they cross over could be labeled “Vancouver on the Cheap”. In other words, this is a weekly series on things to do and places to go in Vancouver that fall into that magical category of being both cheap and awesome.

I’ve already featured a couple of cheap sushi places on here, because cheap sushi is plentiful in Vancouver and truly one of the best ways to get a meal and save some cash (as long as you don’t get too carried away, of course). It’s time, however, to forget everything you thought you knew about cheap sushi. This is the kicker.

Sakuranbo Sushi. It’s on South Granville. WAY South Granville – at Granville and 64th. Far away, right? So worth the trek, no matter what part of Vancouver you live in. They have a menu of 5 items for $7.99! Really, really, I’m not kidding, really. 5 items. 8 bucks. It’s a steal!

Here’s the other shocker: we saw the price, we saw the list, and we made the natural assumption that we would be getting little mini-sized versions of everything.

Not so.

Full portions of delicious sushi in a non-packed restaurant with good service. These guys are excellent. Most of us at the table couldn’t even finish our meals! Just look at these huge, juicy, delicious-looking rolls. And then imagine getting 5 such plates, and paying only $8:

One word of caution: there aren’t a whole lot of vegetarian options on that list, so if you’re not into the fishy stuff, you might not get a lot of luck with this deal (although there are still options). However, you can still order a couple of vegetarian roles and they will surely be delicious. Or share with your meat-eating friend and then you only pay $4 each and you get a few veg options and they get some fish. Everyone’s happy.

Sakuranbo Sushi
5081 Granville Street