Had the pleasure to join in an early birthday bash of my friend bluestarbaby and it was at Torarenbo Japanese Restaurant ^^/


Husband and I had not ate there before, but we saw online many good reviews and praises as well as our friend’s recommendation, so was curious to see what it’s like :D

We actually passed by this place before time to time, the location is a little strange perhaps, but the blue sign board is quite eye catching ^^ Also it’s walking distance from Brighouse skytrain station :)

A set meal for 4 was ordered, along with other assorted sushi and cooked food. This generous plate of seafood salad came with salad dressing on the side, and it serves more than enough for 4! :) There was about 10-11 people, and everyone got to try some ^^

Dishes came quite quickly after we placed our order, the tempura stayed hot for a while despite it being one of the dishes everyone ate a bit later than the sushi rolls. I was really surprised when I bit into a piece of the vegetable tempura and it’s still quite warm XD

Chicken Kaarage did not disappoint either, was juicy inside, warm and crispy outside… as I write this I feel like I am drooling LOL

Rainbow roll

Forgot the name of this one, but the mango bits on top were sweet and refreshing, and the tuna in the roll was great – fresh! Went to Torarenbo again and realise this is the Fantastic roll! We LOLed when this roll was ordered, it is the “Fantastic roll”, it was delicious!

This is the Dragon roll :D

I think this is their house roll, yes it’s huge!  The top piece is smoked salmon, and you can taste all the different combination of the flavors, smokey-ness of the smoked salmon, and burst of avocado and the other fish combination — if you can manage to fit one piece into your mouth! XD

Okay I think this sushi plate was included in the 4 people set… by now we’re starting to get full XP

I did not try the Hamachi sushi, but it looks great doesn’t it?! o_o I had a piece of the chopped scallop sushi, it was a bit different from what I am used to, I guess they use a different type of mayonnaise  ^^

I give this place a big thumbs up for sure, my stomach is very very sensitive to raw fish – but I was fine after eating quite a bit more than my usual amount of raw fish, so I would say fish is rather fresh there ^o^!  I hope it’ll retain it’s good practices and good food!  Will definitely want to go back again :) *hint hint husband* lol

Thanks again bluestarbaby for the great company and food, and we had a really fun time after that at a bubble tea place ^o^ I even played a card game called “Bluff” :P despite my initial reluctance — I’m glad I did XD

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20 Responses to Torarenbo Japanese Restaurant

  1. So many sushi! I never got around to eating sushi last month when we planned to, so I’m craving some now. BUT I am not affected by these pictures at all *drool* *quickly wipes drool* Not affected one bit!

  2. lu-k says:

    Those rolls look amazingly delicious! oO
    And those great pictures make them looking even more yummy… ahh now I am hungry again, even though I finished dinner few hours ago… got to go find some chocolate then ^^;;

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  4. chun says:

    I think so many types of sushi can only happen when there’s a big group of people XD But omg I totally over ate =_= I could still feel I got food in my stomach yesterday (tuesday?!?!) Try it sometime! It’s good! ^o^

  5. chun says:

    I cannot look at food pix too often…. kills me LOL

  6. chun says:

    chicken kaarage U be talkin about? lol

  7. Miette-chan says:

    Eh….I just had my lunch and I’m still drooling. Come to think of it my friend has been craving sushi for the longest time I wonder if there is a place that serves like this.

  8. The only big group that I go with usually go for all-you-can-eat sushi XD Usually Shabusen or Richmond Sushi ^^; If I was there I would make sure everything is finished :P

  9. Ex14 says:

    everytime i come here i get hit by hungerpangs DD= lol everything looks soo good @_@

  10. chun says:

    hoohoooo… I must not look at the pix too ^^;;;

  11. chun says:

    everytime I come back to answer comments… LOL

  12. Lol, damn. These food posts are a double edged sword for every user that looks at it :P. They look great but can also make you insanely hungry. Well, I had Kiko some Tempura Soba last week so that means more Japanese foods next week.

    Loving the Salmon sushi from T&T ^^.

  13. nurie says:

    wow i never thought this place would be any good ( just somehow that is my impression of this place?… unintentionally of course ) but, DAMN O_O your photos really make me so hungry just looking at everything!! the sushi rice looks very good and well made. i would love to try that place some time! i am missing vancouver food quite a bit. hahahah

    glad you had a lot of fun :D

  14. chun says:

    Heyhey XD And yah I think it could be due to the location of the place being so weird? And the outside is not super attractive if you ask me :P But I think the good things about this place is spread by word of mouth ^o^! I hope everything goes smooth for you and you get to come visit again XD!!!

  15. chun says:

    lol yes I know o_o; when I was editing the pix I was like omg… *drool* LOL Ah I never really tried sushi from T&T (Yaohan?) just yet, they do remind me in terms of looks of the packaged sushi in Singapore tho ^^

  16. TheCandyMan says:

    I’m so hungry!

    Oh lightningsabre! Hello! I met you during AE ^^ I was with Chun at the BJD meet

  17. chun says:

    lol! sorry :P but U asked for pix LOL

  18. Ello TheCandyMan! Nice to meet you online! Haha. Yes, we should get sushi, take photos of them and then show it to Chun!

  19. John says:

    Wow… the foods looks yummy!!!!

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