A carefully prepared dish with superb attention to taste, texture and aroma. The food is very enjoyable and fresh and has no major faults. Style and presentation are both excellent.
A typical dish you would expect from a mid-scale restaurant. The food is fresh and enjoyable, but lacks the "wow" factor. There may be one or two minor faults.
A dish that demonstrates some attention to taste, texture and aroma. There may be more of a focus on quantity rather than quality, the food may be bland or the ingredients do not work well together, etc.
The food is not fresh or is unpleasant to eat. A dish gets an F if I can't finish it and have to return it to the restaurant. Let's not even go here, shall we?
Things Taken into Consideration
- correct/reasonable method of preparation
- temperature of food
- portion size
- service quality
- my prior expectations
- how good the server thinks the dish is
Each type of nigiri or sashimi in an assorted dish receives its own grade. Assorted tempura dishes receive a combined grade unless the best and worst pieces differ by a full letter grade or more.
Price ratings are in comparison to other Japanese restaurants in Greater Vancouver.
Distribution of Grades
Note: This table is updated automatically.