If you ever find yourself in the unfortunate situation of being at Children’s hospital in Vancouver, whether for an appointment or an extended stay, you may find yourself wishing for more than coffee shops and cafeterias. When you need some fresh air but don’t want to travel far, you are in luck. There is a decent sushi shop just blocks away. The exercise might do you well, the walk is good for body and mind and the food is better than the vending machine.
We had the regrettable opportunity to visit Children’s hospital more than once in the last little while and needed a place to go and eat. When I asked the six small children in my care what they were interested in for dinner, they all yelled ‘sushi’. I was proud considering the options I had presented included pizza and Mcdonalds. So on recommendation from the ICU doctor, we made our way (read: ran) a few blocks down to Oak and King Edward and found Osaka Sushi. The kids rushed in, I smiled sweetly and we piled all 7 of us in a little booth.
We ordered a copious amount of cucumber rolls and teriyaki chicken rolls and the children gobbled them all down. I am not sure if they are the most discerning eaters, but they all gave them thumbs up. What is not to like about cucumber or chicken rolled up in rice and dunked in way too much dipping sauce? I ordered a dynamite roll which was OK. I don’t like lettuce in my rolls, but aside from that it was good. My sister joined the party and she had a spider roll which was also average.
The service was quick and friendly. They accommodated a whole bunch of munchkins and quickly made extra rolls when ordered. The restaurant was busy and by the time my sister joined us, there was a line up out side. So either all the doctors recommend this place, or it is just a local favourite.