Nagano Japanese Restaurant first began in Newport Village in Port Moody over ten years ago. I still remember when I first started going when I was in high school. With so many sushi restaurants opening and closing, there are maybe a few I would consider best Japanese restaurant in Coquitlam / Tri-Cities area. Shyun Sushi, Osamu, and Nagago would be your best choice IMO.
The Coquitlam Center location is trendier, while the Newport one is more traditional. Both are good and depends which location you are closer to. Nagano Coquitlam, has private party rooms along the back, section tables and a sushi bar with high chairs in the front. Polaroids of restaurant parties, guests, and staff makes the sushi bar rooftop more personable and character. Sometimes if you are lucky, the owner / chef will be in house making your sushi, sashimi or rolls. He is always sociable and comes by for a chat!
Usually they are complimentary starters…
Bite size karrage balls with drizzled with tonkutsu sauce. Inside is mashed potatoe, seafood and carrots.
Sometimes because they are so bite size that they become a little charred and hard.
Generous portion of fatty tuna belly that melts in your mouth.
Real crab accented with big hotate and tobiko. Swimmingly fresh real crab cali roll topped with scallop.
Sometimes if you have special requests, they are more than happy to accommodate and make recommendations. Don’t be afraid to ask / be adventurous!
Iniri Sushi stuff Crab Meat, Chopped Scallops, and Tobiko
I was first introduced to this at Osamu Sushi (click) another one of my favorite go-to sushi places. The chef recommended it after. Iniri sweet bean curd is opened (instead of the typical folded with rice inside) stuff with goodies!
No worries of getting your hands dirty!
- Silk Worm Roll – chopped scallop, tobiko, amaebi wrapped with avocado
- Chirashi Don – assorted sashimi and rice
- Ebi Mayo
- Black Cod
- Japanese / Fusion
- One of Coquitlam’s best Japanese Restaurant
- Opens Late until 1am
- Friendly service
Nagano Japanese Restaurant
- 254 Newport Drive, Port Moody, BC
- 2918 Glen Drive, Coquitlam, BC
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