Sushi and west coast living go hand-in-hand. And as Vancourites, we can’t get enough of it.
But you don’t want to settle for anything less than what you’d expect from a sushi bar in Tokyo. That’s why the sushi masterpieces at JOEY Restaurants need to be on your radar.
The first JOEY restaurant opened back in 1992 and since then it’s spread across all Canadian provinces, as well as California and Washington state. But what sets the eatery apart from others is that JOEY chefs travel the world to discover bold flavours and turn them into signature recipes.
“Sushi is both style and substance, and that’s precisely why we have our sushi stations front and center in our new restaurant builds. Our guests are invited to watch, and then enjoy, the Sushi experience at our restaurants,” says executive chef, Chris Mills.
So, let’s take a look at the game-changing sushi options you can order at JOEY.
It could be almost impossible to fit more Japan into a single order than the katsu combo where pressed sushi meets the katsu peanut salad for a full-on flavourful delight.
“We spent years preparing our sushi program. Quality over quantity is the foundation of each sushi station, beginning with each sushi chef who is specially trained to work that exact station,” says Mills.
The sushi cones of your dreams are meant to be filled with tempura, prawn, avocado, and spicy mayo.
“Everything about the sushi cone is design. The prawn tempura centre, the colour of the rice paper and style of wrap. Even the steel mounting is an original JOEY design. Our Sushi cone is the centrepiece of our entire mindset around sushi,” notes Mills.
Get your camera out before you savour colours of the rainbow with these rolls made with ahi tuna and sashimi salmon which hugs a roll of crab and cucumber, drizzled with sriracha aioli.
JOEY tuna tacos are up there with the most drool-worthy items on the menu. They’re a mix between Honolulu and Hokkaido, with just the right amount of spice and sweetness to be addictive.
This showstopper featuring fire-seared salmon is the newest addition to the sushi station at JOEY and you need to try it ASAP.
“The sliced salmon and umami sauce on a bed of seasoned sushi rice is quintessential Japanese. The blowtorch, however; that part is all JOEY,” says development chef, Ted Anderso.