Deviating a bit from the Chinesebites.com Signature Dishes Tour, we were invited to try out a new Japanese-fusion restaurant in Yaletown, KiBo. I was joined by Romina, Rick, Grace, Alvin, Kevin, and Sherman for an intimate tasting of their dishes.
A few of us also ordered drinks. I found the drinks to be quite sweet to taste and not that interesting.
We started off the evening with garlic toast served with negitoro ($8), which was served with toast. The negitoro was pretty standard and was heavy on sesame oil, green onion, and tobiko.
We sampled the Kibo set, a platter of three types of sashimi ($24). Each one had their own sauces on them already. I enjoyed the tuna since it was fairly light on the sauce, but did not like the heavy seaweed taste on the salmon. The fish seemed to be fairly fresh.
We tried a variety of aburi kibo sushi set ($17). I sampled the salmon and the scallop, both of which weren't bad.
Any meal would not be complete without bacon; we sampled the ebi bacon ($9) -- skewers of prawns wrapped in bacon. These seemed to be grilled and was pretty good. The bacon wasn't crispy, but that was alright since the prawn itself was crunchy.
The marinated sablefish ($14) was quite good and soft. It wasn't overly oily despite being an oily fish, and I really liked this dish. At $14, this was well-priced.
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KiBo Restaurant and Lounge
1261 Hamilton St