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