We just stumble onto a sushi place which will be a family favourite for sometime to come. We had been to Jumbo Sushi twice already. The first time, we did not even bother to bring along the camera as we did not think much about this place. The following week we re-visited Jumbo Sushi armed with the camera because we felt this will be worth writing about.
Jumbo Sushi is located on No 3 Road across the road from Richmond Center. It is at the small strip mall between Cook Road and Park Road.
Jumbo Sushi is pretty much a hole-in-the-wall. There is nothing to talk about in terms of decor. The furniture are IKEA — even the plastic cups are from IKEA. The only thing other than the word sushi here that attempts to make this like a sushi restaurant is limited to the small banner with Japanese words and a couple of lanterns. The people are Chinese for sure as they speaks perfect Cantonese.
Deciding what each of us wanted was not easy because there were so many choices and options with specials. They have pictures of their offerings pasted all over the wall.
To the purists, Jumbo Sushi will be the kind shunned as a wannabe Japanese restaurant.
But … it is the kind of place our boys love. Suanne and I like it too.
Jumbo Sushi is named that way because they make JUMBO sushis. We love this place because it is value for money. Our growing boys do not care for top grade salmon sashimi for their sushi. They just want LOTs of sushi … and bigger is better.
In short, Jumbo Sushi is value for money for reasonable quality. They also have quite a number of unique sushi creations worth discovering.
We had a few specialty sushi to share. The one above is called the Supreme Mango Roll which costs $4.75. In it, they have avocado, crab meat, mango and then topped off with more mango and roe. The roll, like all their other rolls are very big. It is so big that you could not eat this with just one bite.
Does any of you knowledgeable about roes? Are these salmon roe? Tell me more about this because I know so little of them.
Anyway, although the roe are big, they tasted kind of fishy. Is it because it is not fresh or does roe supposed to taste like that?
The Hawaiian Beef Roll is one that Suanne will eat because it is cooked. Suanne has still not come to grip with eating uncooked food.
The Hawaiian Beef Roll had beef and pineapple with teriyaki sauce. This is good … and only $3.50.
My favourite is what they call the Island Roll. This is normally $3.95 but they have this as a special for only $3.25.
In it is cooked tuna, fish flakes and topped with kiwi sauce. It tasted unlike sushis that one would expect … it is unique and I actually like it.
Nanzaro ordered the Bento Box E. This is $9 and has a chockful of items. The Teriyaki Chicken Don is crispy and dry but looks more like Chinese Siew Yoke if you ask me. There is also 3 pieces of yam tempuras and 2 pieces of prawn tempuras. The single piece of gyoza does not look too great. However …
… the five pieces of salmon sashimi were very big. I had never seen a bigger piece than these. Nanzaro was completely satisfied with the sashimi.
(Now, if you are itching to lecture me about grades of sashimi, let it go and save your time. LOL!)
Arkensen ordered the $8 Assorted Sushi. This one has 5-pcs Dynamite Roll, 6-pcs California Roll, 3-pcs Salmon Roll and 3-pcs Tuna Roll. He enjoyed this a lot because there were so many pieces of his favourite ones.
There were not many options for cooked food for Suanne. So she ordered the Unagi Don which is $10. It came in a really big bowl with big pieces of unagi topped on some fish cake slices. This is so big that we doggy-bagged half of this home and Nanzaro finished it off.
Jumbo Sushi has a lot of take-away customers. One thing we will want to order next time is their “50% off the 2nd Party Tray” offer. This will be great for a big group. We’ll be back … or rather, our boys will want to come back for more.