Hubby and I used to come here all the time while we were just dating. Due to some "relocating", we haven't been to Kibune for at least 5 years. The food was every bit as good as I remembered, if not better. Yes, there are those who may say the prices are a bit on the high side, but you really do get what you pay for. Everything is fresh, fresh, fresh...even the little shrimp they use in the sunomono. I love that the salmon sashimi is a bright, deep red colour..not advertised as such, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was wild sockeye salmon from the colour!
Our favourite is the Sushi and Sashimi combo dinner. For $20.50, you get miso soup, shrimp sunomono, gomae, 6 pieces of assorted sashimi (I requested all salmon and they were obliging), prawn & veggie tempura, an assortment of sushi (lost track of how many pieces b/c hubby had some of mine..maybe 6 or 7) and some fresh fruit. Absolutely delicious!
The restaurant looks like a hole in the wall, but you enter into a cozy, well-decorated room that seat probably no more than 40 guests. As noted in other reviews, the location cannot be beat.
Service was friendly and prompt (at least while the restaurant was only half-filled...was a little slower once the seats filled up).
Bottom line: if you're looking for cheap food, go to an AYCE. If you're looking for fresh, authentic, and carefully prepared cuisine, you should definitely try Kibune!
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