Broda wrote:I'm curious though about Sushi, what are the best places to go downtown? I know my usual places but I have a friend coming and she is wanting to know a good place downtown. I think its Guu in gastown... maybe its not there anymore... but yeah looking for a place that would be good and possibly even slightly pretentious... ha.
There is a place called Tsunami Sushi, which is more about the gimmicky sushi boats than the food itself... which is a shame because ever since they changed owners it's all gone downhill. It's still not a bad place to go but the quality is inconsistent. It definitely wasn't what it was five, ten years ago. If you're not too concerned about the food but more the experience it's not bad. At its peak they had the CBC hockey people go there after their broadcasts. I've seen Ron MacLean there more than once.
If you don't mind venturing out of downtown, Ajisai in Kerrisdale is one of the best rated in the city. It's extremely pricey but the rice is good and the fish is super fresh.
Shota in Kerrisdale is also a place where students and business people frequent during lunch and it's not bad. It's not in Ajisai's class but it is cheaper.
LotusBlossum wrote:Know anything about possible Malaysian places to eat?
Banana Leaf is by far the best, in my opinion. It's on Broadway and it's very authentic. It's not Malaysian per se but it's very Southeast Asian.
Tropika is another that's pretty good, not as good as Banana Leaf though. It's a chain and you might see one or two, but the best one is in Aberdeen Centre. Also quite authentic and tasty.
If anyone's looking for some good Italian (I always am), there's a good one on West 10th and Alma (?) called Some Kinda Pasta. I've been eating there since I was a kid so I'm probably biased, but the atmosphere and food is great. Nothing too fancy but worth a visit, I think. Try their BBQ salmon sauce... it's amazing.