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“The Sushi Is Good, The Place Not So Much”
Review of Sushi Q

Sushi Q
Ranked #23 of 98 Restaurants in West Kelowna
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian, Japanese
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Reviewed December 16, 2011

There is no doubt that Sushi Q battles Momo Sushi for the title of the best sushi in West Kelowna and there are some who give the nod to Q on one neta and to Momo on another as the shari seems to be a toss-up. You can sum it up by saying that you can't go wrong between Q and Momo when it comes to the food.

However... Sushi Q is a very strange place. Not only is it like an uncomfortable number of independent West Kelowna restaurants stuck in a '60s time warp, but it's just "industrial cafeteria" with a couple of sushi posters on the wall. The place is not exactly spotless clean, and the bargain-basement fixtures, decor, tables, chairs, etc. scream greasy spoon way more than they say: sushi. The dim lighting is not "atmospheric," it's a couple of old, dusty fluorescent tubes in the ceiling. I wonder how the chef even manages to see what he's doing given that he's laboring under a very dim light.

I did experience something that I have never seen in well over 4 decades of dining at every restaurant level between 3-star Michelin and Dive. Behind the counter an older Japanese lady was fast asleep sitting up... and this was very early in the evening. The cashier just walked around her like she was a piece of furniture. So I guess it was considered normal for the staff to go to sleep in the dining room during service. Very strange!

If you really do have to pass up Momo for Q, then order the sushi for takeout and leave quickly before the really bad parts of this place like the icky decor and sleeping staff really turn you off!

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Thank metaungulate
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Reviewed October 3, 2011

Not being local we found this place really hard to find because the Sushi-Q entrance isn't on Main Street, but on a side street off Main behind the Subway shop. The restaurant has the comfortable ambience of a small family run place. We had the $14 Sushi Box and the Prawn and Veggie Tempura both of which were excellent. We also had the Beef Teriyaki which was good, but not great. Prices were very reasonable and the service was fast and friendly. Would give the place a definite 5 overall if you like good suishi and tempura.

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Thank TheReallyBigKahuna
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Reviewed June 9, 2011

Fantastic food, great price and awesome service, nuff said!!!!

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2  Thank A-Team77
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Reviewed May 8, 2011

After reading several reviews, I think it's OK to give it a try. I have to say according to what I ordered there is nothing you can say "good". Everything is on average or below.
I ordered a lunch box with tempura & sashimi @ a fried cod. Sashimi is the worst because it's still a little iced...kind of exotic flavor of icecream ?! Tempura is just OK, and cod is a bit smelly. I finished it quickly, and regretted very much why I didn't have my dinner in Subway beside. If it's really the best sushi house in Kelowna, I don't want to eat any sushi at all in this area.

Thank howardus
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Reviewed October 8, 2010

I have been here 1-2 tmes a week...great sushi, great prices and its tucked away, a hideaway...but still easy access.....and can be seen from the major highway downtown Westbank.....

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2  Thank KekuliCafe
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