After class one day my friend had some TastyGo coupons to Let’s Roll Custom Sushi Bar – 2 x $10 for $20 worth of rolls. Since it was expiring, we trekked to its location, near English Bay, to consume $40 worth of food.
Let’s Roll is a pretty unique place. Located at West End near English Bay, this sushi bar allows you to customize your own sushi. You choose what you want inside, and they make it for you! One sushi roll costs $8.50. The cook will choose his items and roll it into a sushi and slices it into 10 pieces. You get to choose
- Your wrap: soy or seaweed
- Your type of rice: white or mixed grain
- Two kinds of vegetables including avocado, tamago, red pepper, cucumber…
- Two kinds of meats/seafood including tuna, grilled chicken, grilled beef..
- Unlimited sauces (Wasabi Mayo, Japanese Mayo…)
Since we could eat $40 worth of food, we chose 2 rolls each, 2 cups of green tea ($1.50 per person) and 3 piece gyoza side dish ($3.95 if I recall correctly, or somewhere around that price range.)
For my first roll. I had avocado and red pepper stuffing, with smoked salmon and prawn tempura. The tempura was fried on spot when I ordered it. Lastly, to top that off, I chose seaweed salad and layered the sushi with Japanese Honey Mustard and wasabi mayo. The vegetable stuffing was fresh and I really enjoyed the seaweed salad topping!
For my second roll, I chose my vegetable fillings to be tamago and cucumber. For my meat fillings, I chose unagi and grilled chicken. They took the meat out of a small freezer and grilled it immediately. I chose to top that off with crab meat and seaweed salad and added spicy mayo sauce. This dish was flavour explosion, and I finished all 10 pieces of this and only 3 of the other roll! The spicy mayo sauce gives a great kick and the unagi was so delicious!
Out of the two rolls, the second roll with the orange, spicy sauce was the winner!
These are the two rolls my friend ordered- pictures only, we forgot what we put in this roll. 🙁
He also ordered the gyoza side dish and it was done well he says!
Let’s Roll Custom Sushi Bar is a pretty fun concept, and I’m glad Vancouver got something like this! $8.50 seems a bit pricey at first, but the portion is quite large and I became full quite quickly. Additionally, the place there is very clean looking and the staff was very friendly. It seems kinda daunting to choose something you would never think of adding in a sushi, but this place really lets your creative side roll (pun intended!) I recommend this place if you like to make your own stuff and have some fun with your food!