Say Mercy! opened during the beginning of 2020 by chef Sean Reeve and his group who also runs the MacKenzie Room. The opening was highly anticipated and I looked forward to trying their food, before the lockdowns in mid-March forced them to close shortly after. Fortunately they adapted quickly to the times and offered heat-and-serve meals and a patio-style sandwich bar over the summer.
Month: March 2021
Sashimiya is a takeout sushi and sashimi shop opened recently by Takayuki Omi, formerly the executive sushi chef at Fairmont Pacific Rim’s Lobby Lounge RawBar. While Vancouver seems to have sushi joints every block, there’s a gap in the market for higher quality offerings that don’t break the bank. I’ve been looking forward to trying Sashimiya since it opened: a successful chef who strikes out on his own to open a no-frills takeout restaurant is the kind of stuff foodie dreams are made of.