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.
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.
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.
Negitoro Roll: Simple toro and green onions rolls into a gentle maki. Alaskan Roll and Chopped Scallop Roll.
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).
Sesame and Green Tea Ice Cream: comes with wafers.
Chopped Scallop Nigiri
Matoi Sushi Coquitlam
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