Ichiro restaurant is located in the Steveston area, which is well-known to be the film location of "once upon a time." Ichiro brings out the best authentic Japanese food in, I would say the Lower Mainland.
This restaurant was recommended to us by a family friend. Since then, I have been to the restaurant many times, and have always recommended to local + visitng guests. Walking in, you know the restaurant is great just by how neat and tidy it is. The servers I have met so far have all been Japanese, which is a great cultural experience compared to a diverse range of servers from other all you can eat or small Japanese restaurants.
The price is certainly higher than the average Japanese restaurant, and it is totally worth it. The quality is great and you will not be disappointed by any of the items they bring out. The sashimi is always fresh and everything is presented so nicely.
If you are in a tight budget but want to try them out, I would certainly suggest their box sets. It ranges up to $26 which is very affordable in terms of what they give you. The Matsu, which is what they recommend give you: various nigiri, various sashimi, miso soup, california roll, ebi suno mono, various tempura, and chicken teriyaki. Trust me, you would be so full with this alone.
If you want to be a lil more adventurous, try their monthly special roll. Every month they would feature a special roll that is created and will only be served during that month. Their Steveston roll is also delicious. For something hot, they have mussels in a delicious broth and you also can't go wrong with their tempura!
For dessert, you have to try the deep fried ice cream which they also smartly named "dino egg" dessert. Great for sharing!
This restaurant is very popular so make sure you make reservations if you want to visit during a busy night!
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