Even if I have eaten sushi two or three days in a row, when Mom says, “Let’s go for sushi, I found a great a new place!” I listen. And that is how I found Sushi Moto, a new sushi gem in the burbs of Burnaby.
My Mom and sister had already visited Sushi Moto and assured me of the quality of the food items offered so I was comfortable ordering outside of my usual first time at a new sushi joint classics.
We started with a couple of ebi sunomono salads. The ebi was the typically ebi – not a favourite of mine anywhere, but the salad under the ebi; wonderful.
The noodles were immersed in a sweet and yet perfectly tangy vinegar “broth” with a generous portions of thinly grated carrots, lettuce, and cucumbers. A good first start.
Next up was a basket with 5 pieces of prawn tempura. I’m not a fan of tempura (too much old oil is used in deep fryers) but Sushi Moto’s tempura had great flavour; not even a hint of the old oil flavour.
For a main course, my Mom had the smoked salmon salad. She is wild about the dressing they bring with the salad – a blend of carrot and sesame and other pure goodness that is made in house. I liked it fine enough but (sorry Mom) I wouldn’t order it again. Mom loves it though.
I had one of my daughters with me and the only sushi she will eat is the California Roll. I quite enjoyed the salmon and tuna sushi that came with her California Roll. The sushi is cut with precision and is quite beautiful to look at.
Although my photo above is pretty dark, the food was very good.
The spicy tuna sushi was rolled beautifully. Small, bite-size pieces that held together. I loved it. This is classic sushi. Rolled perfectly.
On the other end of the plate was the spicy tuna sashimi. The slices were cut more generously than the sushi but still cut perfectly with no stringy bits inside.
Overall, our experience at Sushi Moto was very positive. I will definitely be returning and have no hesitation recommending Sushi Moto to you.
Sushi Moto is located beside the Holdom Skytrain station near the Starbucks and the up-ended locomtive engine statue.