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“Great kitchen, iffy service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sushi Bella

Sushi Bella
152 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
(604) 987-8633
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Ranked #85 of 296 Restaurants in North Vancouver
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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Great kitchen, iffy service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We've been eating about once a month in this restaurant, almost always ordering a sashimi platter during the lunch menu. It comes with miso soup. The default option comes with four sashimi, two tuna and two salmon; you pay one dollar extra for wild salmon, which is always better. In general, this is perhaps my favourite sushi restaurant in Vancouver, although there are many good ones. The one thing they REALLY need to improve is service. It is quite erratic and it all depends on whether the waiter or waitress see you. Nobody seems to be supervising the service, so it sometimes takes quite a long time to even get water served, and you may have to insist that you also want your miso soup. I've noticed that there is tremendous personnel turnaround, as we rarely get the same people serving. I understand that the competition is fierce, but besides a great kitchen, any restaurant also needs to make sure it offers great service. This is a tremendous part of the eating-out experience. Otherwise, the location is great and the place is pleasant enough. The best part about this restaurant is that its taste seems to have stayed steadily good since we first visited.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Unique sushi experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This place is not your traditional sushi restaurant. They specialize in taking "sushi" and making it more interesting and delicious than you can imagine. With recent additional space much easier to get a table without the long, albeit worth it, waits at the door. Love there Grouse Mountain Roll and Agedashi Tofu.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“One of the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Everything in this restaurant is perfect especially the puri puri Ebi which is like prawn tempura but in another level!! The price is reasonable and the service is good.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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carlsbad
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Super Sushi!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Staff at Pinnacle hotel recommended Sushi Bella, and wow, are we glad they did! Lots of choices, including enough tempura dishes for guests who don't eat raw. Friendly and fast wait staff, pleasant atmosphere, delicious sushi rolls, especially one called GoGo Roll, yum!

Visited November 2013
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