From Vancouver right to Pemberton, sushi is clearly one of the most popular cuisines in the area. The good news is whether you live in the Sea to Sky or just visiting, we’ve got the sushi game covered. Starting in Squamish and heading north to Whistler and Pemberton I have listed a few of the favorites that will be sure to satisfy that sushi craving!
A favorite with a few locations in Squamish and Whistler. If you looking to make a quick pit stop on Highway 99, this is the place! The sushi is well-priced, consistent, and always quick and great service.
Always a difference of opinion which sushi restaurant is the best in town, but one restaurant that seems to get a lot of talk is Sushi Sen. They have the value, freshness, and amazing innovative menu items.
Oryzae Japanese Cuisine
If you’re looking to enjoy a more elevated sushi experience, visit Oryzae Japanese Cuisine right in downtown Squamish. They offer a delightful array of dishes to tempt you. If you appreciate a little show at your table, ask for the Applewood-Infused Smoking Saba (Mackerel) with ginger soy sauce and get your Instagram ready.
Umai Sushi & Grill
Looking for some very “showy” rolls this is the place to hit up! This eatery carries the unusual (and delicious) east coast favourite ‘sushi pizza’, as well as an array of Korean dishes that occasionally fuse with the Japanese, such as the BBQ Short Rib roll. With great service, reasonable prices and good sushi be sure to add this to your list.
Sushi Goeman offers a cozy atmosphere, relaxed vibe with a straight forward menu. A family-run business with very affordable prices. Try the Croquette or Ume-Avo (Japanese pickled plum) Rolls, exclusive to their menu.
A fast and efficient location in Nesters, Whistler. If you looking to make a quick pit stop on Highway 99, this is the place! My real estate office is located below this restaurant so I find myself here often! The sushi is well-priced, consistent, and always quick, and has great service.
A favorite in Whistler by far and for good reason, it’s a must go! The atmosphere is lively, vibrant and a great place to go with a group of people. I would start with the notoriously known sweet tasting sake margarita, you won’t be disappointed. There is a very huge selection of menu items, and their rolls are top notch.
Sachi Sushi is a local’s favorite! The atmosphere is casual, service is top-notch and food is fresh and good quality making this sushi joint highly rated among the locals. Their bowls are unique and tasty (try the tempura noodle bowl).
Looking for somewhere a bit more intimate but with a delicious taste of Japan? KA-ZE serves high quality sushi with a unique twist. They offer a wide array of Japanese cuisine. Don’t miss the Set Dinner Menu for 4 or more which comes with appys, a packed sushi boat and a hot pot.
For authentic Japanese sushi look no further than Nagomi. Servers are knowledgeable and quick with a suggestion as they offer a wide selection of food with many unique options like Duck Confit or House Smoked Salmon. Hungry? Try the $28 4 course menu for a lot of bang for your buck and all the sushi your little heart desires.
Fish and Rice
Fish and Rice in Pemberton is sure not to disappoint…a hidden gem! The food is consistently delicious, fresh, and the service is impeccable. The atmosphere is cozy, and the menu may be small but offers a range of different items you may have never seen before like the Fish Kar-age (so good!).
If you ever need recommendations for anything in Whistler, Squamish, or Pemberton, reach out to me!
I have lived in the corridor for over 15 years and am an expert in both real estate and the lifestyle in the Sea to Sky.