Sushi K Kamizato is a small Japanese restaurant located in Port Coquitlam. I have reviewed it before and in the last couple of months, I’ve been there several times and it has easily become my favourite restaurant in the Tri-Cities.
I came here with my friend Melissa after telling her about it for weeks. The owners are super nice and were talking to us while we were there. They told us about some upcoming changes that will be coming to the restaurant. Their one year anniversary is in June and after this point, they are redoing the menu to focus more on sushi items and less on the cooked kitchen items, because that is what they want to specialize in. The sushi here is special, so I think that is a good move on their part.
I love the simplicity of the seared yam roll and how delicately it is made (it’s not on the menu, but you can just ask them to sear it). The roll is filled with small slices of tempura yam, avocado, and cucumber. On top they put this spicy creamy sauce and then sear it. This is a great vegetarian option and one of my favourites when I come here. It is also significantly cheaper than the special rolls and still very tasty.
The house roll is filled with crab, tuna, salmon, and avocado and then topped with the same spicy, creamy sauce and then torched. Once again, this roll is not overly complicated, but it was very delicious. When the ingredients are super fresh and good quality, sushi doesn’t need to be fancy to taste good. This is definitely a new favourite.
The oceanwiser roll is one of their specialty rolls that is filled with marinated salmon belly , cucumber, and shrimp and then topped with more salmon and avocado. There is also a drizzle of some sort of black sesame sauce.
This roll was super creamy from the avocado and had a smooth cool texture from all of the salmon. The addition of sauce to the roll added a nice moisture and hints of flavour, but still allowed the main ingredients of salmon and avocado to be savoured.
The goodbye yellow brick roll is filled with crab, yam tempura, shrimp and cucumber. It is then topped with mango salsa and a mango and raspberry drizzle.
I really like the sweetness that the mango and raspberry sauces added to the dish. It wasn’t over powering, but it was definitely present. The mango salsa had a bit of spice to it, which helped to offset the sweetness of the other sauces.
The roll itself was also great. Nothing inside of it really stood out flavour wise, but everything tasted great together. I especially loved the bit of crunch that the yam tempura added.
The seared tuna toro nigiri is another one of my favourite items I always end up getting when I’m here. It is a must try if you come here.
Like always, the tuna toro was incredibly tender and it almost melts in your mouth. The searing adds a wonderful smokey flavour that goes really well with the tuna.
Once again, I was very pleased with my experience at Sushi K Kamizato. It’s rare when you can have a meal where you order a bunch of items and everything was equally delicious. I will definitely continue to come here on a regular basis.
Yes, for the best sushi in the Tri-Cities.