[Vancouver Food] Lunch & Dinner @ Nao Sushi

I’ve visited Nao Sushi in Burnaby for more than 10 years, and it is still my No.1 Japanese restaurant. I love almost everything they offer, including sashimi, nigiri sushi. But, kamameshi remains their best offering and my all time favourite dish!

We visited Nao Sushi many times throughout the year. In this post, I will highlight the experience of our May 12 and Aug 5 visits.

Dinner, May 12

On May 12, my family had an early dinner at Nao Sushi. First, we got the prawn and yam tempura as our appetizer.

Nao Sushi May 12 Tempura
Prawn and Yam Tempura

My dad ordered tuna and salmon sashimi. I thought they used to give us more pieces (5 tuna and 4 salmon), but it was good as always.

Nao Sushi May 12 Sashimi
Tuna and Salmon Sashimi

We shared a roll and a few pieces of nigiri sushi. The Rock’n Roll came with a big piece of tamago (egg) and ikura (salmon caviar). There were more than 30 types of nigiri sushi to choose from. I went for saba (mackerel), tamago, and inari (seasoned deep-fried tofu pocket) this time, which are my favourites. I highly recommend their tamago because they come in big pieces and are homemade. You won’t see those dark yellow, factory-made tamago pieces here.

Nao Sushi May 12 Nigiri & Roll
Left: Rock’n Roll. Right: Saba, Tamago, and Inari Nigiri Sushi

My mom ordered her favourite chicken yakisoba. My sister had a piece of grilled fish. I don’t remember the type of the fish, but it tasted better than saba (mackerel).

Nao Sushi May 12 Yakisoba & Fish
Left: Chicken Yakisoba. Right: Grilled Fish

Lunch, Aug 5

On Aug 5, my sister and I came here after our 3-hour hike on Burnaby Mountain. We first got agedashi tofu (deep-fried tofu in sauce). The one from Ichiro Japanese Restaurant was amazing, so I wanted to have it again.

Nao Sushi Aug 5 Tofu & Miso Soup
Top: Agedashi Tofu. Bottom: Miso Soup and Tea

Then, we ordered a few pieces of nigiri to share.

Nao Sushi Aug 5 Nigiri
Inari, Unagi, Saba, and Toro Nigiri Sushi

My sister got the zaru soba set. Zaru soba is a cold noodle dish made from buckwheat flour and served with the soy sauce based dipping sauce. It has a light flavour and is very healthy.

Nao Sushi Aug 5 Zarusoba
Zarusoba Set with Tempura

I got their famous Chicken Kamameshi Set. It is a traditional rice dish cooked in a small iron pot called a kama. The rice was cooked along with chicken, carrot, shiitake mushrooms, bamboo shoots, and other veggies. The dish would take a long time to cook, but it was worth the wait.

Nao Sushi Aug 5 kamameshi
Chicken Kamameshi Set with Salad

Conclusion

I highly recommend this restaurant to everyone if you are in Edmonds area. It offers kamameshi which is not available in all Japanese restaurants. It has high-quality sashimi and nigiri sushi. I will continue to visit this restaurant, and hope it will be there forever

Nao Sushi Info

Address: 7060 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5E 1E5
Info: Website

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