Kawawa Japanese Restaurant (Re-visit)

Well, I couldn’t stay away from cheap All-You-Can-Eat sushi at Kawawa Japanese Restaurant, so I returned just a few weeks after my last visit. After all, Kawawa is conveniently located at Metrotown Mall, and I guess I’m not that picky when it comes to sushi.

For my first order, I had two pieces of Ebi Sushi, four pieces of Kappa Rolls, three pieces of Chicken Karaage, an Ika Karaage, a Green Salad, a Beef Teriyaki, and a Yakitori. While I was fairly satisfied with everything during my last visit, it was a completely different story this time.


Ebi Sushi


Kappa Rolls


Ika Karaage and Yakitori (with part of the Beef Teriyaki on the far left…well, not that I needed another photo of beef teriyaki, after all…)


Chicken Karaage

While most of the food was all right, I didn’t think much of the yakitori, which is skewered chicken. Meanwhile, I’d ordered three pieces of chicken karaage but gotten only two! Oh well, whatever; I didn’t tell the server about that. If it’s missing one piece, it’s not the end of the world.

I then ordered an assortment of other dishes for my second round. I’ll let the pictures below show you what I had.


Miso Soup and Mango Pudding


Same as the above….with some dirty dishes not picked up…


California Rolls, Special House Rolls, Dynamite Rolls, Salmon Rolls


Same as the above….with some dirty dishes not picked up…


Sanma Shioyaki

Remarkably, as the servers brought out the newer dishes, none of them thought to take away the plates that I had piled up by the edge of the table!! This isn’t a joke! As they came out and placed the new dishes on my table, they walked away without taking those other dishes away. That’s definitely poor service.

I didn’t like the Sanma Shioyaki much because of the bones. Yeah, I knew that this sanma fish is normally salted and grilled whole even with the intestines intact, but I just wanted to try it and didn’t like it.

Interestingly, for the Fresh Fruit, which is simply two orange slices, I ordered just one dish, meaning a total of two slices. Yet, they brought out six slices (the equivalent of three orders). Well, I guess it’s better to short-change me the chicken karaage and give me more of the fruit…it’s healthier that way, haha. 😛

What: All-You-Can-Eat Sushi
Where: Kawawa Japanese Restaurant, Metropolis at Metrotown, 4700 Kingsway Burnaby, BC  V5H 4M1
How Much: C$12.95 per adult during lunch (11:30 to 3:30)
Final Thoughts: Mediocre service, but once again, I wouldn’t really complain too much about it. I got the food that I wanted (minus the one missing piece of chicken karaage), so my quick and not-so-expensive food requirements were met. I mean, my philosophy about AYCE is this: You walk in knowing exactly what you’ll be getting, and therefore, have no right to complain about taste or quality – or even service. For the amount of money you’re paying, you know what you’re getting yourself into.



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