In Korea, cheap Japanese food/rolls are usually horrible quality or bad imitations of westernized Japanese rolls (think spicy tuna made with gochujang or lots or hard rice with nothing in it!). If you want great sushi at a nicer place, it will cost you an arm and a leg. It seemed like there was no between or decent options for good and cheap rolls - until Sushi Town from Vancouver, opened up their 4th location here in Seoul!
If you grew up in Vancouver, eating Japanese food is probably just as common as grabbing a burger or picking up some Chinese food. The pacific ocean being right at the edge of this beautiful west coast city, fresh fish, especially BC salmon, is easily and readily available. This allows for many Japanese restaurants in Vancouver to serve fresh sashimi, sushi and rolls at a super cheap price for what you get. It's nice that this option opened up this year so we can get our roll fix in Seoul!
Some Vancouver oppa's decided to open up this location last year in Seoul. I heard that their friends own the building, so they got a great deal on the rent. That's how they are able to have their rolls for such low prices! Apparently they all just wanted to do this together with their friends, instead of worry about making money off of the business....so it's win-win in my books! I heard they even flew in the soy sauce and certain other ingredients from Vancouver itself! (Although it originally may have even come from this side of the world anyways!)
The rolls range from 6000won-9000won, with some being maybe 12 000won? Average prices is under 10, 000won and the portions are very generous as well! Service has been a tad on the slow side each time I've gone, but I was in no rush so it was okay.
What? Vancouver style Japanese sushi rolls, sashimi and sushi at really cheap prices!
Who? All ages, anyone who is missing N. American style rolls. Nothing fancy, just cheap and good!
When? Everyday, 11am-10:30pm.
Parking? Yes, valet.
Cards Accepted? Yes
Where? 서울 강남구 신사동 628-23. 628-23 Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Directions: The closest subway stop is Sinsa, exit 8 - but it is quite a walk from there. Maybe about 20-25 minutes? If you hop in a cab it should take about 5 minutes. You just go straight forward out of the way you came out of the subway, turn left at DoSanGongWon 4-way (도산공원사거리 - DoSan Park 4-way) where there is a Mercedes-Benz dealership at the corner. You will see Sushi Town one block in on your left, on the 3rd floor of a le coq sportif store.