Although I have been to Takeya countless times, I've never made it out to Ichiro Japanese restaurant, which is touted as the more traditional and fancier older sister. Yes, although I live in Richmond, Steveston feels quite out of way for me. On this sunny summer afternoon, we grabbed a quick lunch here before buying some seafood on the harbour.
We shared two sets, with the first being the assorted sushi ($16.95). Interesting, their menu online has seven pieces of nigiri sushi, but there's only five here in this photo... I didn't even notice. Perhaps they forgot to update their menu online. The nigiri sushi was overall good, though not mind blowing, nor life changing. The sushi rice had a good amount of vinegar to it that brought out the sweetness of the seafood. As for the top row, I have to say, I outgrew the california roll a while ago, but this was decent.
The assorted sashimi with tuna, salmon, yellow tail ($16.50) seemed to be quite fresh also. I especially liked the yellow tail, as it had a nice sweetness to it which went well with the soy sauce and wasabi.
12011 2nd Ave