Maumi Sushi

Going to sushi counter that is Japanese owned is in chapter one, verse one, of any self respecting sushi lover. But when even that just isn’t quite good enough, I come here. Here it is folks, the only sushi counter in Vancouver that I would recommend to people: Maumi Sushi.

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Except I don’t want to recommend it to anyone: I want to be greedy and keep this small, 10 seater or so shop all to myself.

Maumi Sushi was personally recommended to me by a sushi chef at my favorite sushi place in Vancouver Seattle: Shiro’s Sushi.

From the outside, it looked like your typical everyday Vancouver sushi shop. But once you step inside this cargo elevator-sized restaurant, that was when the lines between a West End and Japanese neighborhood sushi joint gets blurred. Tight, intimate seating, a Japanese-only chalkboard on the wall listing today’s fresh catches, and the Japanese chef chatting with its Japanese regulars at the counter – all signs of a good, authentic sushi counter.

Before I go on, there are no mutant (which some lesser mortals call it “creative”) rolls, no sauced up pressed aburi sushi, no California rolls, and no Salmon/Tuna combo A. It’s all straight up edomae sushi from here.

Its by-piece menu has the most extensive variety of fishes I’ve ever seen – and that included some of the ones I’ve been to in Japan. A check mark next to the fishes’ name indicated freshness and I noted they were continuously updated with whiteout (I just absolutely LOVE IT when they do this – pride in their product). All fishes were flown in every few days from Japan, because screw eating local – just give me the best stuff.
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Speaking of giving you the best stuff, omakase is the only way to go – the correct, cultured way to go. Please show some respect and don’t embarrass yourself by ordering a la carte.

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Now, to build relationship with the chef and have my go-to sushi counter, Like their FaceBook page to get updates on what fish has come in that day, and become a regular……

Snapshot:

Name: Maumi Sushi
Address: 1226 Bute St. Vancouver, BC V6E 1Z8 (Map)
Phone: 604.609.2286
Web: FaceBook
Menu: N/A
Dishes You Must Try: Omakase
OpenTable Profile: N/A
Sushi Bar Maumi Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato Rating: 3.8/5 (out of 70 votes, as of this writing)
Yelp Rating: 4.5/5 (out of 33 reviews, as of this writing)
Finest Dish’s Quality Rating: 5/5
Finest Dish’s Service Rating: 4/5

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