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#27 of 100 Asian in Surrey
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US$12 - US$16
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Dinner, Lunch
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Reviewed November 8, 2019

Went here with my daughter last week who loves sushi,,,,,,,,,to my surprise it was full.That impressed me.When we got our food I knew why it was full,everything was so good!'I had ebi sunomono salad which had 3 big shrimp in it ($5.50) bigger and better...than most places............then I had avocado rolled sushi 8 pieces ($ 4.50) but loaded with avocado. I was full with just that.My daughter had the Ladys roll ($9.95) which is vegan with beet sauce on it,she just loved it! I cannot wait to go back for lunch!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed March 12, 2019 via mobile

Best miso soup in Surrey! My wife has the teriyaki chicken roll with a bowl of rice. The tiger roll is great! Always good service and never disappointed with the food. Recommend to everyone!

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in to Tawara for a quick lunch and we were seated quickly and the waitress brought us steaming cups of tea to start. We both ordered their Bento box special and I was impressed with the amount of variety for the price. It came...with a very fresh California roll, a fresh salad with a fruity dressing, rice, tempura (Amazing tempura at that), miso soup, a battered shrimp with tangy sauce an a orange slice. Our food came out very fast and the server came by several times to refill our tea and check on us. I will definitely come back for lunch.More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

Ambiance is nice as well as friendly service. Our tea is always topped up and they are always accommodating with my toddler’s dietary restrictions. The price is a bit steep for Surrey, but the Tawara dinner box is large and filling in portion size.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed September 13, 2017

The food is excellent and quick if you are limited in time. Parking is a bit of a hassle because the complex has had construction ongoing for the past year and looks to continue for at least 3 - 6 more months.

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed May 22, 2017

This place is hard to find but worth it.The food was very fresh & the presentation was excellent.The prices maybe a tad higher than a lot of sushi places but not enough to really notice.Its tucked away in this mall.......have a look for it as...its so good.More

Date of visit: March 2017
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Reviewed February 25, 2017

Nice ambience, good service, good food, clean, really enjoyable everything....just thought everything was a little bit too pricey. A couple dollars less for most items would be ideal as the portions weren't that big. Would I come back...probably. Not definitely.

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed January 20, 2017

I've lived in the Sullivan neighbourhood for seven years and had never been to this sushi place before. I was missing out. Firstly the restaurant was well lit, beautifully decorated, professionally staffed, and spacious. We were kindly greeted and seated quickly. Because we had never...been here before we order quite a bit, mostly our "regulars" to compare against other sushi places. To start we had the Agedashi Tofu and Prawn Tempura. Both dishes came out in good time. The Agedashi Tofu has a lovely, delicate batter and is lightly fried. The sauce comes separate so you can choose to dip or pour over. The Prawn Tempura was perfectly cooked and delicious. Our rolls came out quickly after we got our tofu and tempura. The Salmon & Avocado roll is a nice, fresh, roll that is exactly how it sounds. It's a great basic roll. The California roll is smaller than some of the others I've ordered, but just as tasty. The Cali Roll is light on the mayo, which allows the freshness of the filling come through. The Lover's Roll, a specialty roll, was also smaller than I anticipated. I expected it to be a large roll like a typical Dynamite Roll. What it lacked in size, the Lover's Roll made up for in flavour. Unlike other sushi establishments, Tawara takes their spicy tuna seriously. Some spicy tuna is just tuna with a siriacha mayo, but this spicy tuna was mixed and marinated and that made all the difference. Not overly spicy, with the cool smoked salmon and crunch of the prawn tempura makes it a really great roll. This is not the cheapest sushi place I've been too. BUT it's a beautiful restaurant, clean, great servers, and delicious food. I will definitely be back since this is my local sushi place, and it was a great experience. I would recommend Tawara if you like well prepared sushi, in a clean, professional atmosphere.More

Date of visit: January 2017
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Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

We ordered BBQ Rib Dinner Box (meat was too chewy, won't order this again) Spicy Tuna Roll, Spicy Salmon Roll (good size) , Quinoa Roll. Atmosphere was ok.

Date of visit: January 2017
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Reviewed September 14, 2016

I would eat hear nightly but the prices are way too high. At least double most sushi restaurants. Its unfortunate because the service is great.

Date of visit: September 2016
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Reviewed May 1, 2016

I ordered a bunch of sushi rolls, entrees and appetizers for take out. We enjoyed them over a business meeting and were very pleased we had found a decent sushi place close to work! The sushi was fresh and the service prompt and friendly when...I arrived for pick up.More

Date of visit: January 2016
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Reviewed December 10, 2015

My husband I tried out Tawara one evening and we both swear that no other sushi will ever compare! I ordered mine made with Quinoa instead of white rice and it was amazing (and healthier too!). So far everything we have tried from the menu...(which is a lot) has been delicious. They also deliver!More

Date of visit: December 2015
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Reviewed October 18, 2015

I am a chef of 29 years and have a deep appreciation for any food that is prepared masterfully. Food that uses the best,freshest ingredients, skilled flavour paring within a dish, attention to detail and artful presentation. Food that you can simply feel the love....That is what Tawara provides. Tawara's day-core is a cut above average with a zen approach of more is less. The lighting in dim but not dark, there are only a few small pictures on each dark wood stained wall that go from floor to 15+ ft ceiling. And there are no large Japanese beer or generic sushi posters plastered anywhere. The menu offers traditional sushi items and a wide variety of special rolls. The mixed sashimi platter was exemplary on every level. The Special rolls indicate that the chef is creative and has a palate for masterful flavour combining. Each dish is prepared masterfully. Garnished with a sauce, carved vegetables or a small prop in a way that was very well paired to the dish offering complimentary flavours and aesthetic appeal, without being over the top or excessive. Food quality :The salmon, scallops and tuna rival the best in the city as any price. All were very fresh, soft and tender giving way to only the subtle flavour as it is intended. All the food we had showed care and thought in all aspects of preparation: ie: the tempura was cut in a way that allowed each items to be cooked for the same amount to time based on the individual density of the vegetable. Some of my favorites were the Volvcano Roll- an amazing all round flavour journey, The Lover Roll w a sauce which included a prepared mustard(a unexpected and pleasant surprise) The Tuna Taktaki - heaven sent (how can ponzu be so different from one place to another? But it was) Best Sushi Value in Vancouver, Kits, Surrey and White Rock. The bill was the lower end of mid range. Unbelievable. THE BAD. After eating at Tawara I will be comparing it for top quality product and value and I know most wont match up. Well Done Tawara, My comliments, Chef Duncan EadesMore

Date of visit: October 2015
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Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

Go hungry, the food is yummy and the portions are large. And it is air conditioned, a plus on a hot summer night. We both ordered the chicken bento box. We expected a couple of pieces of California roll in the box, and we're surprised...to receive a whole order each, before the meal was served. Good value.More

Date of visit: June 2015
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Reviewed September 21, 2014

We came in late night for their happy hour specials but we felt extremely rushed when they told us, once our food arrived that we had 15 mins to eat and pay. Although the food was decent (Gyoza raw and cold, sushi rolls tasty, sashimi...fresh) we will return for the relatively cheap prices and location.More

Date of visit: July 2014
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