7060 Kingsway, Burnaby (Map)
Price: Fair (could be cheap considering the portion)
Nao Sushi is located across from Highgate Mall in Burnaby. I have always passed by it without stopping. To be honest, it was just not very eye catching, plus there isn't too much around the area. If it wasn't for D who suggested this place for our next meet up, I would probably never stopped by. I am glad he chose this place, because it turn out to be a pretty great place for fresh sushi. First up is the appetizer: chicken karaage. I love the real ones, as they are boneless and juicy (unlike the AYCE chicken wings). These one were indeed pretty good, it was juicy and flavorful. Also they were only $4.95 for 4 really big pieces, totally worth it in my opinion.
There were some specials taped to the wall and this Pacific Roll caught my eye. It a deep fried salmon and snapper roll with avocado ($3.95?). The roll was quite good, the snapper and salmon worked well together, and yet you can tell there was indeed two kinds of fish.
I am not a fan of Inari, so I skipped out on that, but R seem to like it. The Tamago was really good, the egg was soft and moist with a hint of sweetness. Also look at the size of the pieces, and each one was only $1.
Lastly is our sushi/nigiri order. All the nigiri were really fresh and huge as well. I especially loved the toro ($1.80/pc) and the salmon ($1.40), as you can tell they were fresh and of a good cut. I also added a chop scallop roll for $4.25, once again the scallop was fresh, and rice was sticky and firm, not at all falling apart.
Service here was generally good, but when they are busy, it could be hard to get the waitress's attention. We ordered 3 piece of tuna, but they actually give us 6, and charged us for 9, but as soon as we pointed out that we only had 6pc, they immediately reversed the charges and apologized. Decor here is very simple, it's your typical neighborhood Japanese restaurant, but a rather large one though. Since I found the food here to be fresh and tasty, I would definitely recommend Nao Sushi over the near by Sushi Garden.