Location: Sushi U - 5-5901 East Broadway, Burnaby, BC
Meal: Sushi and Sashimi Bento plus 1 salmon aburi and 1 tuna aburi. Bonus Scallop aburi.
Atmosphere: For a first timer, it may seem like a hole in the wall but you get used to it quickly. Everything is clean though including the washroom.
Service: The service here is amazing especially from the kitchen. Kevin, the owner and operator, really puts an effort into remembering his regular's names.
Bottom line: The food here is consistently good. There are different levels of sushi and Sushi U fits in the realm of very good. I love bento boxes and it's aesthetically pleasing for me to see food neatly separated into their own rooms. I've been coming here for a while now because it's close to home and used to be near my office. Kevin also isn't afraid to try new dishes and I've guinea pigged a few since I've started going there (they're all pretty good). If you live in North Burnaby and don't like the massive unappetizing pieces of fish you get at some sushi restaurants, check out Sushi U. I've had their special rolls, tempura, noodles, and hot food such as beef and chicken teriyaki, no complaints here. Lunch is packed because the value is there plus it's the right amount of food.
Out the door price: $20ish with tip
Repeat: Yes, I'm a regular here. Refer me by name, I'm not kidding.