So excited to hear that Green Leaf’s second location opened up right by Lougheed Mall. I’ve been wanting to try their original location in Vancouver (W Broadway) but haven’t had a chance to yet. I had heard a lot of good things about their aburi oshi sushi. Came here with a group of friends and the 4 of us ordered several items to share:
Green Leaf-er ($19.50) – comes with 3pcs of the snapper tempura, 6pcs of daily sashimi, and 6pcs of daily oshi. Highly recommend this if you want a good variety of items. It’s definitely worth it. Everything was so yummy, including the sashimi. We had 3 pieces of salmon and 3 pieces of tuna. The fish was fresh and almost melted in my mouth!
Salmon Oshi ($10, 6pcs) – similar to Miku’s signature salmon oshi; not as refined but well worth the price and still very delicious. The smokey flavour wasn’t overpowering and the salmon was fresh with a bit of heat from the jalapeno.
Scallop Oshi ($12, 6pcs) – I’ve never had scallop oshi before so this was a nice surprise and treat! It was incredible. I’m a huge fan of scallops so I really enjoyed this.
Snapper Fritters ($9, 6pcs) – snapper tempura with soy glaze and wasabi mayo sauce. OMG, this was my favourite. The batter was light and crispy, and the snapper was perfectly cooked inside — still moist and flaky. It was also served hot and fresh. Definitely recommend getting this!
Linguine Alle Vongole Bianco ($13) – requested the noodles to be cooked very firm and they were perfect! This came with a LOT of clams too.
Souffle Mushroom Risotto Omelette Rice ($18) – probably my least favourite dish out of everything we ordered but it was still good. The risotto was a bit bland and missing the creamy, richness that I expect risotto to have. The omelette could have been cooked a bit less as well. However, still an enjoyable dish and I liked the mushrooms.
We also got to sample the Kabocha Creme Brulee. The maple syrup was served in a little pipet dropper, which was a nice addition and I loved the kabocha crisps. The texture of the creme brulee could’ve been more smooth, but the flavour was spot on.
Everything we had was so yummy and I can’t wait to come back! I’m looking forward to eating their aburi oshi and snapper fritters again! Huge thanks to the Green Leaf Cafe staff for their wonderful service as well. 🙂
Food – 9/10
Service – 10/10
Ambiance – 9/10
Value – 9/10