Sushi Bang has been around for a while. They used to be located on West Broadway but relocated due to the old building being redeveloped. It was known to many that they provide good and fast service but the food can use some improvements. I came here to check out their new location because one of my friends told me about their increased food quality. Sushi Bang is now located on Cambie Street near 7th Avenue in Vancouver.
Strength: Good Service
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Fully glazed modern-looking front
The new Sushi Bang location is a new building. The storefront is made with concrete and full height glazing to showcase the cozy interior. This new space looks cleaner and more spacious, but that also reflects on the food bill.
Lots of wood are being used
The staff greeted me in Japanese when I enter. One of the staff came and lead me to my seat very promptly. A large quantity of wood is used in both the wall decoration and furniture.
Double height ceiling feel spacious
The skylight provides good natural daylight into the dining area but there is still artificial lighting for the gloomy days.
Sushi Bang starts to get busy at around 12:10. There are lots of customers come here for take-out.
Basic setup for the table
When I sat down, the table was already set up. Even when I visit Sushi Bang by myself they did not remove the other set of tableware. The dish looks simple. They are made of plastic and have Japanese style graphics.
Sushi Bang’s staff provide good customer service. They came to refill my tea for at least 3 times. The tea served here seems richer than most other Cantonese operated Japanese restaurant.
Bento Box B
Bento Box is a type of set meal from Japan. They provide variety and convenience for customers. The items served in bento boxes are usually ready-made so they can be quickly served.
I find the entire box mediocre with everything in it at a satisfactory level. My chicken teriyaki on rice is very dry with most of the flavour coming from the teriyaki sauce. The rice becomes slippery and difficult to pick up after soaked in the sauce.
Lots of wasabi
You can almost judge the authenticity of a Japanese restaurant by the amount of wasabi they give you. Usually, real Japanese restaurants give out a limited amount of wasabi because they are quite expensive. You can almost be certain the wasabi is made from powder if the amount you are getting is bigger than your thumb.
The tuna sashimi is served with very cold temperatures but not to the point of being frozen. On the other hand, the salmon sashimi is a little slippery but can be endured. These sashimi are nothing to write home about, but also not at an unacceptable level.
Tempuras were crispy but taste like they’re fried using old oil. The oil-soaked batter was very greasy and becomes hard to swallow after a few bites. I received the tempura dipping sauce in a rectangular tray which I mistakenly put wasabi in them, so be aware and don’t make the same mistake I did.
604 Food Critic Assessment
Sushi Bang is operated by Cantonese. The food served here lack integrity from real Japanese food. Average-grade ingredients created average food. Their relocation caused the increased price, but the increase in food quality is almost non-existent. This type of Cantopanese restaurant is not for me but may cater to some people. I have no problem paying the default 15% tips because the service is not that bad. However, it should’ve been given, not requested. I don’t recommend it because I cannot justify a $15 un-authentic Japanese bento box.
How to get in touch
- Phone: (604) 875-0131
- Address: 2315 Cambie St, Vancouver
- Hours: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm