Having moved recently to the Tsawwassen/Ladner area, we've tried out all of the Japanese Restaurants in the area for a new favourite. Maguro is the best for variety, innovation, taste, quality and ambience.
It is always busy, which is a sign it's very popular!
My test dish is to order Chirashi Don (or Chirashi Sushi), a bowl of sushi rice topped with a variety of sashimi. Maguro has the most generous amount of shashimi and most variety of any Japanese restaurant I've been to.
There is an expansive menu of items, all the usual plus a lot of their own creations. You'll see a creative assortment of sushi dishes on wooden slats on the wall. I always forget about them and order from the menu, then look around at them while waiting thinking I should try some of them sometime. Lots of interrsting items.
The other sushi items we've ordered are always good and very nicely presented.
The ambience is fine, not fine dining, but few Japanese restaurants fall into that category. The booths try to take in a Japanese style with small flat cushions, similar to the tatami room look. The table design doesn't fit with its ceramic tile insets; seems like it might have been a Mexican restaurant before. But that doesn't matter and doesn't affect the taste of the food.
The service is prompt, not chatty staff, but they do what's required.
If you go there mid-day and there's a wait, check to see if the sushi bar is available. The service there is fast!!
See you there!!