SPOT PRAWNS, TUNA-AVOCADO, AAA BEEF FILLET, DELUXE SUIKA BOX, GRILLED DUCK, TOKYO OXTAIL RAMEN AND THE TOROTOR CHA-SHU (PORK ROASTED).
SPOT PRAWNS ($3.00/EACH). The spot prawns do not taste fresh and tastes as if they are previously frozen. For the price, it is a disappointment. I was also surprised that the heads were not offered to be deep fried.
TUNA-AVOCADO, TUNA SASHIMI AND AVOCADO WITH PLUM AND AND SEAWEED SAUCE ($6.80). The tuna sashimi tastes average and is at a proper temperature. For the slices of avocado, they taste fresh and ripe. I find nothing special or unique about this dish.
AAA BEEF FILLET STEAK AND FRESH GARLIC SERVED ON A HOT STONE PLATE. COMES WITH FRESH SHICHIMI SPICE AND SOY ONION SAUCE ($19.00). The beef fillet is served on a steak stone which is interesting because the meat can be cooked longer to a customer's preference, such as medium rather than medium rare. The beef tastes flavourful, tender and tasty. This is a must order at Suika. I also like the deep fried garlic chips.
DELUXE SUIKA BOX, DELUXE APPETIZER BOX [NINE KINDS] ($12.80). The deluxe suika box is a recommendation from the waitress, as "so good" and "the best". The box is a small portion of all the appetizers available on the menu, and we did not order any appetizers for a reason… none of them was appealing enough for us. However, the box does make a good opportunity to try every appetizer so for the next visit a customer can know what to order. Starting at the top left, garlic butter toast, tomato kimchi, chicken karage, grilled duck breast, cold tofu, tuna tataki, kimchi cucumber and slices of cold chicken with tomato. None of these taste very memorable and tastes like what it is.
OXTAIL RAMEN, SLOWLY BRAISED OXTAIL AND NOODLES IN SOY BROTH TOPPED WITH DRIED FISH POWDER AND SCALLIONS ($9.80). The soup tastes very flavourful and has an oxtail broth taste, without tasting salty. The noodles taste perfectly cooked and the pieces of oxtail are slightly chewy but not too tough. BFs favourite ramen joint is Kintaro on Denman and Robson, and he says Suika's is comparable.
- AAA beef fillet and oxtail ramen are tasty
- Friendly, attentive and sincere service
- Some dishes are average or below average
- I do recommend Suika but it seems like many people would rather prefer any of the Guu locations
- When we arrived I saw a mother and daughter leaving the restaurant, and a waitress came out running just to say bye to them. The bill was already paid for (I think) and nothing was left behind, so it was not a situation where the waitress thought someone was trying to avoid the bill. It was nice seeing a waitress run out just to say bye
Food: 2.5/5 (if just the AAA BEEF FILLET and OXTAIL RAMEN, would be a 3/5)