1065 Columbia St
New Westminster, BC
Hayashi Sushi is located in a newish commercial shopping area off Columbia Street that cuts through this riverside town. Nearby are New West stalwarts such as Burger Heaven and Cockney Kings Fish & Chips (the subject of a future post in the foodosophy backlog). It is a mid-sized, Korean-operated, Japanese cuisine restaurant, with takeaway options. For this visit, that’s exactly what I did.
After placing my order, I waited in a nearby booth and was offered a cup of hot tea to pass the time. The restaurant started filling up with other dine-in customers while I waited, so seemingly is a frequented place by locals. With only one man behind the sushi counter, my large order of various pieces of nigiri sushi took some time to prepare. Some of them are pictured below, but it was not the entire lot, as by the time I got it to our group for eating, some were more anxious than others and couldn’t wait for me to finish taking pictures. 🙂
104 – 2138 Western Parkway
Classes are out for the winter break at UBC. Though I’m sure there are some who have to stay behind and get through the end of year festivities on their own for whatever and various reasons. Instead of a hearty turkey dinner with family, I’m sure some might make their way to University Village, for whatever might be open to serve those unfortunate souls spending this week on their own…
In November, Rasoee set up shop in a former video rental store space. Its a quick and easy, mainly take away franchise chain with origins in Toronto. Over the last seven years, it has expanded to other cities out east (Burlington, ON), as well as out here in the western provinces (Calgary, Edmonton, Whistler and Vancouver). This particular location has a very small counter where you could eat your meal in-house so to speak.
Nat’s New York Pizzeria
2684 W Broadway
This is just a hunch but I have this feeling that right up there with posts on sushi, pizza is a very close second here on foodosophy. Both in terms of the number of entries and also the variety of locations that its been consumed by our writing staff.
I thought I’d contribute more to this food item, though I am not as knowledgeable as the likes of foodosopher and gastronomydomine, with a write up on a place that I’ve often passed by but had never gone into, until recently…
Nat’s New York Pizzeria has two locations, one downtown and the other in Kits. As the box notes, they offer pizza by the slice, eat in and take out options, as well as delivery. The West Broadway location which I visited, was decorated quite enthusiastically in various kinds of New York-themed paraphernalia. Also spotted were many pictures of people (staff?) on fishing trips showing off their catches over the years. Clearly, there is a comfort level here in decorating to their tastes/liking. For me, it seemed a bit tacky and artificially-New Yorkified (that a word?). 🙂