Sushi pizza is a popular alternative to Japanese sushi in Canada and the United States’ Northeast region. Traditionally, it starts with a base of crispy fried rice, and its toppings include avocado, seafood (salmon, tuna or crab) and a mayonnaise and wasabi powder sauce. Here are the best places to find sushi pizza in Vancouver.
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Located in Vancouver’s popular Mount Pleasant neighborhood, Sushi Yama focuses on healthy, simple and traditional Japanese flavors for their sushi and sashimi. Their sushi pizza includes toppings of tuna, salmon, tamago, cucumber, avocado, and tobiko. The sauce is a house special sweet and spicy mayo sauce.
Sushi UOmo is a relatively new sushi restaurant, located just outside of Vancouver in Burnaby. It has an extensive menu, including everything from nigiri to sushi donburi and tempura. Their sushi pizza begins with a deep-fried rice dough and has crab meat, avocado, tuna, salmon, masago, and green onion toppings. It’s finished with a mayonnaise and barbecue sauce drizzle.
Sushi Oyama has two locations in the Greater Vancouver area, in both Coquitlam and Burnaby. They have three menus, including a dine-in, take out and lunch menu. Their sushi pizza combination is very traditional, with deep-fried rice, spicy tuna, salmon, cucumber, avocado, masago, and a mayonnaise drizzle.
Offering Japanese-inspired cuisine, including sushi and fusion dishes, Bistro Hatzu is a popular place. In Japanese, “hatsu” means first, and the business chose this for their name “to symbolize the importance we place on first impressions.” They have three inexpensive sushi pizza options on the menu. For spicy lovers, try the Volcano Sushi Pizza: spicy tuna, avocado, jalapeño, unagi sauce and a spicy drizzle. For something different, the Tropical Sushi Pizza includes mango salsa, red beets, avocado, baby mandarin slices and a mango sauce.
Hirado Sushi has an excellent website for ordering food for pickup and delivery. Fortunately, the minimum order for delivery is reasonable, depending on your postcode. But there’s also a restaurant located on bustling Commercial Drive. Hirado Sushi does a spicy or non-spicy sushi pizza, topped with salmon, tuna, unagi, crab meat, and tobiko.
Sushi Heaven may have the cutest logo of all the sushi places in Vancouver: a sushi roll with angels wings and a halo. Step into Sushi Heaven in New Westminster and try their traditional sushi pizza. Their version includes a deep-fried rice base, with spicy tuna, salmon, cucumber, masago, and avocado on top.
Located in Downtown Vancouver, Sushi Coen is one of those small hole-in-the-wall restaurants that serve delicious food. In this case, the menu features a large selection of Japanese dishes, including a Volcano Sushi Pizza. It has the usual crispy rice base with spicy tuna, unagi sauce, and jalapeño peppers on top.
Tucked away in South Burnaby, Genji Sushi has a wide range of Japanese fare on offer. The sushi pizza includes tuna, salmon, masago, chili mayonnaise drizzle and the traditional deep-fried rice base. It’s a good spot for a quick meal when in the area.