Location: 40382 Tantalus Way, Squamish, BC
Meal: King Salmon aburi, Seabream nigiri, Fatty toro nigiri, Blue sea roll with tuna, chicken karaage, and black cod.
Service: Servers were excellent, we had to wait for a table but there was plenty of room in the waiting area.
Atmosphere: Loved the decor and the wood used at the bar. There are massive kimonos hung from the wall, a very nice touch.
Bottom line: Sushi Sen is an authentic Japanese restaurant located in the small town of Squamish. Lillian has been hyping this place up to a place of no return and I was ready to consume whatever she recommended. We started off with the King salmon aburi which was good, I was expecting a fattier taste. The onions may have been too over-powering for the nigiri. Seabream tasted very fresh. The fatty toro aburi was where it was at though. I could probably have a whole plate of them.
Blue sea roll is a sweet and savory roll as it has fresh mango inside it. I'm a fan of fruit on salads and pineapple on pizza, so when my tongue tasted the mango it made my eyes light up. It's such a refreshing roll and I get the hype now.
Other dishes we got was the chicken karaage and the black cod. Chicken karaage was lightly battered and the chicken was nicely seasoned. The black cod is marinated for 3 days and it was on point (just be careful about the bones in it). The skin was crispy but it could have been crispier.
I was also offered to try out some other rolls with our friends and the black dragon roll is legit. Avocado and unagi with their purple imperial rice 🔥.
Is this place worth the drive from Vancouver? Maybe. Is this place worth a pit stop, hell yes. If you live in Squamish, this has to be your favourite restaurant cause it's priced right and it tastes fresh af.
Out the door price: I don't remember to be honest but it was reasonable.
Final Rating: 5/5