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    Default Review: Roku AKA Zipang NW

    Been anxiously waiting for this place to open, the 2nd location for Zipang, conveniently located up in the Royal Oak Plaza. NW have been shafted for good sushi restaurants, with only "emergency" sushi joints such as Sakana Grill or Sushi Boat in Crowfoot. The closest good sushi, Mikis, is way down in Bowness.

    I've been watching this place under construction the last few months, and was wondering WTF was going on when nothing was done after framing. Turns out, the contractor is really slow, and the opening was delayed by 4 months. Now that it's open, it's a beautiful place inside, a modern version of Zipang.

    The food is excellent, pretty much the same as Zipang. We didn't go crazy on food with so few of us there today, just ordered some basic Sushi, Roll, hand cones, and sashimi. Everything was excellent, fish was soft and tender (especially the Unagi), rice tastes perfect, texture and consistency of rice was perfect, zero complaints.

    Service wise, food came out quick, drinks refilled quick, we were in and out in 45 mins.

    Ambience: 10/10. I love modern and new places.

    Service: 10/10.

    Food: 9/10. Best Japanese style sushi in this city IMO.

    Pricing: I'll let you rate it, bill is attached.

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    Nice! I heard it was open but I've been waiting for some reviews. Will check it out soon!

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    Yay, planning to try it out the next few days, good Japanese within walking distance, suck it inner city folks.

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    This is what's for dinner on Friday! Thanks for the review and heads up. Pricing looks great.

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    Damn it looks good. prob. a 10 mins drive from my house.
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    More pics on Urbanspoon, 100% so far.

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    Did you even tip?
    I'll try it out with the wife this weekend.
    Price is pretty good.
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    If there was a guy serving rage2, he paid $100. If it was a chick, $115.

    Wonder how close my guesses are
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    Not even close. My gf paid.
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    Kept going to mad rose wondering when it would open!
    I will have to give it a try on the weekend. White people would have a much lower bill with only rolls
    Where is the video though?

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    Looking good but sooo far. Worth the drive though methinks.


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    Hopefully Zipang will be less busier now that this place is open.

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    Originally posted by flipstah
    Looking good but sooo far. Worth the drive though methinks.
    sorry bro, you need permission to come this far NW

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    Originally posted by flipstah
    Looking good but sooo far. Worth the drive though methinks.
    you'd pass right by zipang to go to zipang jr.?

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    Originally posted by schocker

    sorry bro, you need permission to come this far NW
    STFU.

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    you'd pass right by zipang to go to zipang jr.?
    I like Zipang but it's always sooo busy.


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    Originally posted by ercchry
    you'd pass right by zipang to go to zipang jr.?
    To be fair, Zipang is probably going to turn into Zipang Jr. The owner lives in Arbour Lake, hence the location.
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    In other news, the Rock is shut down for renovation it says. I think it took them longer to build that place than staying in business. Some negative comments from previous employees on their FB page. That explains the grumpy faces from my experience.

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    Now they just need to a Zipang Jr Jr to go in the Currie Barracks.

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    I concur. Unagi was yumi. Sashimi tasted fresh. No colourful rolls here but you would know that if you are familiar with Zipang. Will go back.

    Not a big place though so it can get filled up quick.

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    I am going to go try it tonight, do you need a reservation if it is that small at dinner time I am guessing, or do not many people know it is open yet.

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