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“Excellent Japanese food! Fresh, innovative, ample servings.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sushi Bar 5517

Sushi Bar 5517
Ranked #13 of 49 Restaurants in Sechelt
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
North Vancouver, Canada
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104 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Excellent Japanese food! Fresh, innovative, ample servings.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

We'd been told that this was the best Japanese restaurant in Sechelt Coming from North Vancouver where we have probably 25 or more Japanese restaurants, we were doubtful that Sushi Bar 5517 was THAT good. We've also been chowing down on the fabulous fare in Vancouver since the mid 70's when sushi and Japanese restaurants were not a fad.
Well, it is really good Japanese food! We've been there twice now in 2 weeks while visiting the Sunshine Coast.
The first time we were there for lunch and I chose a seafood salad which was fabulous. I don't remember the name, but by the menu I see on-line, in looks like the Kaiso Salad with some sashimi added. Good, lunch-size portion and really tasty dressing. My husband had several rolls which were also excellent. His judge of a good Japanese restaurant is based on their B.C. Roll; must have crispy BBQ'd salmon skin with a litte salmon still attached. Sushi Bar 5517 did not disappoint!
The 2nd time there was at dinner. It was packed! SO busy the staff were flying! The husband and wife owners from Japanese were cheerfully ensuring that everyone was looked after. The two wait staff were prompt and curteous. I ordered the Chirashi Sushi, which is my test of excellence. It was very good. Generous pieces, an interesting variety of sashimi and fresh, still slightly warm rice. WAsabi very fresh and hot! Ginger not dyed!
The prices seem quite reasonable, about mid-range to Vancouver Mainland Japanese Food Restaurants. The ambience is pretty typical; nice but not extravagant. There were all ages of patrons. If you're looking for a quiet dinner, you'd be best to avoid peak time, but DO GO as you'll be very pleased with your meal!
We will definitely be going back.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“First Rate”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

Everything here is of the highest quality. The layers of flavor that they provide makes every visit a pleasure.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Gordon S
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Burnaby, Canada
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421 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Wouldn't hurry back!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

Food was alright but service was poor - had to ask for water refills several times and when server cleared used dishes, she left a big mess on the table without cleaning it up even though we weren't ready to leave yet.

Visited June 2013
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Thank Derek W
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Halfmoon Bay, Canada
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best Japanese food in town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2013

The food is consistently excellent and rivals the best I've had anywhere. The restaurant is small but airy and the decor is very pleasant.

Visited May 2013
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Thank Andrea S
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Victoria, Canada
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“first rate”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

Excellent sushi. Attentive service. Clean and presentable. Modest and casual. On main street. Open reasonable hours.

Visited May 2013
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