16519 Se Mcgillivray Blvd ( )
Vancouver, WA 98683-3401
Neighborhoods: Fisher's Landing East
June 26, 20094.0
Upon entering I noticed that the restaurant was very clean and the decor was a step up from the usual neighborhood Chinese cafe. There is a sushi bar in the back and a dining room with tables and booths to the left of the entryway.
Eastland Sushi and Asian Cuisine tries to meld two cuisines together under one roof and, in my estimation, they do a pretty good job. I’ve only been for the lunch but the first time was so good I came back for another round. My first visit was for Chinese food but the lunch menu, one side offering Chinese food and the other offering Japanese, was presented to me japanese side up so that’s what I had.
Service was attentive without being pushy and my waiter, Adam, was helpful with recommendations. My bento box lunch was brought out in a timely manner and the presentation was well done with the exception that one of my rolls had been jammed in and the pieces were hard to separate.
The prices were reasonable, the food was fresh, the service was excellent, and the atmosphere was conducive to an enjoyable experience.
I did go back a few days later to try the Chinese side of the menu. The only observations I would add to this review are the value received for the price (excellent) and the portion size. As I get older I find myself prizing quality much more than quantity and that’s the philosophy at Eastland. You will not go away hungry but you probably won’t take a to go box with you either.
Overall, I hope Eastland succeeds as it is my new go to place for Chinese/Japanese food in Vancouver.
A bento box, the Maki 2 was a good choice for a first visit. The meal is offered with a choice of egg blossom, hot-and-sour, or miso soup. I chose the miso soup and it was very tasty but could have been a tad hotter.
The Maki 2 includes a California roll, a New York roll, salad, and fruit. Wasabi and pickled ginger are provided on the side.
The salad consisted of iceberg lettuce, a few slivers of carrots, and a few slices of marinated cucumber (I could have eaten just cucumber slices – they were very tasty), and the standard Japanese salad dressing. The dressing is pretty strong and I liked the way they served it to the side of the salad, giving me a chance to dress the salad my way.
The two rolls were sliced into eight slices each. The size of each slice bordered on the “bigger than bite size” side. The rice was just right, the ingredients were fresh, and the toasted sesame seeds on the outside were a nice touch. My only complaint, and it is a minor one, was the way one roll was jammed into the box. The slices stuck to each other and tended to come apart when I tried to separate them. Honeydew melon chunks provided a nice finish.
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