1130 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
We wanted to go to Les Faux Bourgeois for my B's belated birthday dinner. Unfortunately, we made the reservation too late, and the only available time was after 10pm, and that for sure won't work. So after searching online, we decided to check out Lime instead.
Lime is a Japanese izakaya style restaurants that serves innovative food with nice presentation. Since it's more upscale than some, thus the price is also a bit higher compare to Gyoza King and such. We arrived on a Friday night, and their drink special was 10oz hot Sake for $7, which is actually quite reasonable. Since I don't really like alcohol, let's just say B enjoyed it.
We also got 2 orders of the Salmon sashimi for $14. It was fresh, but not the freshest I've ever had.
We got a order of stuff crab leg ($9). It was described as grilled enoki mushroom and edamame on 3 legs topped with sea urchin sauce and tobiko. Now the dish itself was not bad, but the edamame was nowhere in sight. When we asked our server, she went back to the kitchen to ask and came back with this answer "I think it's mixed in with the sauce". Somehow none of us believed her, because there were no edamame taste or texture in that sauce. I think they really just forgot.
R: So which one is the Lobster Roll
Me: Oh, the one with the cucumber as warp
R: Oh really? I thought it was just good imitation crab meat.
There you have it, the lobster was mistaken for imitation crab meat (LOL). The Anago roll (BBQ Eel in egg wrap with tobiko was too mushy, I couldn't really distinguish the eel from the rice. But I gotta give it to them, the presentation is very nice, the tobiko on top looked like crystals, and the egg wrap was very thin and even.
The service was good. Since they found out we were celebrating our friend's birthday, they gave him a shot of Tequila.
Overall, we all thought the food here was mediocre, but the presentation was very nice. However I value taste more than presentation, needless to say I don't think I will come back.