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Matoi Sushi Coquitlam

Matoi Sushi Japanese Coquitlam

Matoi Sushi Japanese Coquitlam

 

 

Matoi Sushi Coquitlam, what a hidden gem. Real Japanese chefs, with horrendous service (ok, maybe it was just that one time). It’s like a price to pay to eat good sushi, to sit through endless waits, unapologetic waitresses when they make mistakes, and to wait some more. We’ve been back a few times since, and it really isn’t that terrible. Matoi Sushi is quickly growing to be one of my go-to Japanese restaurants in Coquitlam, Tri-Cities, especially when Shyun Sushi Bar my prior favorite has gone significantly downhill with double sliced warm sashimi and 35 min wait for a simple negitoro roll.
Matoi Sushi Japanese Coquitlam

Matoi Sushi Japanese Coquitlam

 

My love for Matoi Sushi Coquitlam doesn’t stop at fresh sashimi at reasonable prices. It extends to their wide range of robata and cooked food selection of grilled Atka fish to salmon bellies to gyu tongues to ponzu mirugai. I have to admit the space is rather tight inside and often there isn’t room on a Friday night, but if you learn to make rsvp and/or go earlier, you’re bound not to suffer too long. Or perhaps you can stare intently at their water stream and zen décor to center yourself.
Matoi Sushi Japanese Coquitlam

Matoi Sushi Japanese Coquitlam

Matoi Sushi Japanese Coquitlam

 

Toro and Hamachi Sashimi: The toro has a melting butter meets fatty acid type of love thang. And the Hamachi is tight and springy that doesn’t suffer from freezer burns.
Matoi Sushi Japanese Coquitlam
Negitoro Roll: Simple toro and green onions rolls into a gentle maki. Alaskan Roll and Chopped Scallop Roll.
Matoi Sushi Japanese Coquitlam

 

 

Grill Sockeye Salmon Belly: Generously charred skin and a moist, juicy center. The portions for regular salmon are bigger than the ones for sockeye salmon.
Matoi Sushi Japanese Coquitlam

 

Zaru Soba Ten: Dog days of summer calls for something chilled. These cold noodles were perfect; perfect in texture (al dente); perfect in temperature. Size plate of tempura consisting for two prawns and your seasonal greens. The soba noodle dipping sauce was evenly distributed between soy sauce and mirin (rice wine).
Matoi Sushi Japanese Coquitlam

Matoi Sushi Japanese Coquitlam
Deep Fried Sole: Flash fried and crispy enough to eat the bones. Some dipping sauce is provided on the side.
Matoi Sushi Japanese Coquitlam

Matoi Sushi Japanese Coquitlam

 

 

Tobiko and Quail Egg: Egg on egg action with popping flying fish roe and a creamy yolk.
Matoi Sushi Japanese Coquitlam

 

Ponzu Mirugai: Thinly sliced geoduck mixed with seaweed, cucumbers and a ponzu vinaigrette. Refreshing. Simply not enough.
Matoi Sushi Japanese Coquitlam

 

 

Gyu Tongue: Grilled beef tongue sprinkled with some sea salt. It was tender, juicy and soft.
Matoi Sushi Japanese Coquitlam

 

Sesame and Green Tea Ice Cream: comes with wafers.

 

 

 

Matoi Sushi Japanese Coquitlam

 

 

Chopped Scallop Nigiri

 

 

 

Matoi Sushi Japanese Coquitlam

 

Gyoza comes in 5 pieces of juicy pan fried pork dumplings.
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Matoi Sushi Coquitlam
URL: http://matoisushi.blogspot.ca/
Cuisine: Japanese
Hours:
MONDAY (月曜日) CLOSED  休み
TUESDAY (火曜日)  11:30~2:30 5:00~9:30
WEDNESDAY(水曜日)  11:30~2:30 5:00~9:30
THURSDAY (木曜日)  11:30~2:30 5:00~9:30
FRIDAY (金曜日)  11:30~2:30 5:00~10:30
SATURDAY (土曜日)  11:30~2:30 5:00~10:30
SUNDAY (日曜日)  11:30~2:30 5:00~9:30

3025 Lougheed Hwy Coquitlam, BC V3B 1C6
(604) 464-2778

 

 


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