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“Yummy.”
Review of Suginoya Restaurant - CLOSED

Suginoya Restaurant
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Vancouver, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Yummy.”
Reviewed November 2, 2013

Stumbled upon this location as I was looking for a place to eat during my stay in Banff.

At first, I thought this was just an average Japanese location with average quality food. Turns out I was wrong.

Don't let the restaurant atmosphere deter you. The restaurant is a bit old from the inside, but the food was excellent, and service wasn't bad either.

Yummmy. Would come back.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank sudosandwich
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Honolulu, Hawaii
Level 5 Contributor
39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great meal”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

We had dinner at Suginoya and I highly recommend their pork cutlet (tonkatsu) the best I have yet tasted, Canadian steak teriyaki style (pricey but yummy), toss salad, miso soup, shrimp tempura and other dishes eaten family style if you have a group of about 4 or more people. This way you can get a taste of an assortment of dishes. The house dressing on the green salad was a delicious ginger miso type, very good. Also don't forget to ask for green tea, great if you are coming in from the cold. Affordable but yet delicious, not a five star ambiance but food was so comforting after a chilly visit to the mountains in the gondola. The service was attentive, would eat here again if in the area. The lunch bento box is a great bargain but we didn't have a chance to go during lunch.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank furikake
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Calgary, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
278 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Best Japanese in Banff”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

This is the best Japanese food in Alberta, it is a gem in the mountains.
The service was excellent as was the food. Located right on Banff Avenue.
The rolls was nice and the sushi and sashimi was outstanding.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank 281bob
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“good”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

The best by far food in banff. Very clean and fast service. We ate at lunch time and had the lunch box, super cheap and excellent fresh food

Visited September 2013
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Thank Caroline P
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Canada
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Good for a budget lunch”
Reviewed August 30, 2013

Suginoya restaurant in located on the second floor of a building with not much natural light. It's a budget restaurant.
We went for lunch and had the lunch special.
- miso soup, tasted OK
- Bento box with salad, rice, some pickles, teriaki chicken, and tempura:
- Salad was fresh
- Rice was good, had some poppy seeds on top of it, nice!
- Teriaki chicken was more of a fried breaded chicken with maybe a hint of teriaki sauce. Nothing like any other Japanese teriaki chickens we ever had before. This was more an American style fried chicken with a Japanese twist. Tasted OK.
- Tempura was good, except that the shrimp didn't taste so good to me.
- Wife had breaded shrimp instead of tempura, and I tasted it. That shrimp also didn't taste so good to me.
- We purchased tea, came in a large pot. It tasted good.
- Price very reasonable

This restaurant is good for lunch on a budget, but of course you get what you paid for. Taste is average at best.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank occasionaltraveler91
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