Vancouver Sushi Roll Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Sushi Roll Challenge. I have invited restaurants from all over the city to create and enter a Sushi Roll creation into this challenge, some entered their most popular creation from their menu and others created a special Sushi Roll creation just for this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their special Sushi Roll creation on their menu from September 18 – October 7, 2018.

How Does this all Work? For the public challenge, you are invited to go out and order any or all of the Sushi Roll creations in this challenge, then you decide who you think has the best sushi roll creation for the People’s Choice award winners. 

Share your experiences: Social share by tweeting, instagraming or snapchating your photos throughout the challenge, our twitter and instagram address is @vanfoodster and the hashtag is #SushiRollChallengeYVR

Voting criteria –  some things to help you judge your favourite Sushi Roll creations – keep these things in mind: originality, creativity, uniqueness, traditional, non-traditional, price, value and most importantly taste.

Get some friends together and make a day or night of it, visit 2 places or more to share and taste the different Sushi Roll creations or go solo or with a friend– just remember to VOTE for your favourites

Here are the Sushi Roll creations in this challenge, listed in no particular order other than when they were received by us.

Daddy’s Kitchen

Poke California Roll

Poke California Roll

Price: $12.95

Created By: Chef Eddie Ly & Brian LY

Description: Our signature item California Roll surrounds some Fresh Ocean Wise Ahi Tuna & Sockeye Salmon, Dice Avocado, Edamame, Red Onion and Orange Mandarin.  All mixed in Orange Miso Sauce.

Ingredients: Fresh Ocean Wise Ahi Tuna & Sockeye Salmon.  Premium Ocean Delight Imitation Crab, Avocado and other Veggie + Fruit.  Our in house Orange Miso Sauce

Offered: 11:00 am to 7:30 pm Monday to Sat

Daddy’s Kitchen

2586 Commercial Dr, Vancouver


Instagram: @daddyskitchenpoke


Uma Sushi

Dark Magic Roll

Dark Magic Roll

Price: $12

Created by: Chef Ping

Description: Red tuna marinated for over 24 hours, avocado, chives on the inside.  Topped with red tuna zuke, pineapple salsa, shaved egg yolk and micro greens.

Ingredients: red tuna, avocado, chives, zuke, pineapple salsa, egg yolk and micro greens.

Offered: all the time

Uma Sushi

450 W 8th Ave, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 428-8588

Web: n/a

Instagram @umasushi_bar


Kitstaya Sushi

Aburi Prawn Salmon Roll

Aburi Prawn Salmon Roll

Price: $12.95

Created by:

Description: Flamed seared roll with Prawn, Salmon, Avocado and Cucumber

Offered: All the time

Kitstaya Sushi

3105 West Broadway, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 737-0181


Instagram @kitstayasushi


Riz Sushi Bar & Catering

Sans Riz

Sans Riz

Price: $10

Created by: Keith Tsang


Ingredients: Cucumber, Spicy Ahi, Crab Salad, Mango, Sockeye, Wakame, Masago

Offered: All the time

Riz Sushi & Poke Bar

2887 E. Broadway, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 215-9799


Instagram @RizSushi


Our Media judges for this challenge are:

Deanna Woo

Blogger and Instagrammer

Instagram @deannawoo


Jay Minter

Writer of food and the arts for On The List, Vancouver Presents and other publications.

Twitter: @jminter

Instagram @jminter


Shelley Hayashi

Influencer/Concierge Les Clefs d’Or Concierge

Twitter: @shelleyhayashi

Instagram: @shelleyhayashi

Make sure you pick up one of the Sushi Roll Challenge postcards available at each of the participating restaurants and keep a record of your favourites. Remember to Vote for your favourites from September 18 – October 7, 2018

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