After completing a long fast before getting a blood test done, I needed food and I needed it fast. So when I came out of the lab building and saw Kiku Sushi, the place to break my fast was obvious.
Not in the mood to waste time, I ordered the sashimi lunch box. Even if I was not famished, this still would have been a very good lunch choice.
The tuna and salmon were nicely cut; generous but not massive as some sushi places tend to now. The tuna had a pleasant taste. Firm to the mouth and just enough buttery smoothness to please my palate.
The salmon was nice.
My lunch date opted for the teriyaki chicken lunch box. The chicken was well prepared without any grisly bits of bone lurking inside. The pieces of California roll would benefit from a little more avocado but overall they were very nice; tightly rolled and perfectly bite-able.
Seeing as I was famished on my way in, I also ordered one of the “lucky choice” lunch options. For that lunch we shared a sunomono salad, a chicken teriyaki on bean sprouts, and a small plate of tempura veggies.
The tempura was crisp and full of flavour. The sunomono salad had a perfect blend of sweet and vinegar. I would definitely order this starter again.
Kiku Sushi is located in the London Drugs shopping plaza at 4986 Kingsway in Burnaby. I have no hesitation in recommending Kiku Sushi and I will definitely return.