Vancouver is home to a lot of restaurants and bars, but there are tons of hidden gems that the majority of Vancouverites aren't unearthing. To help guide us to these potential discoveries, we've enlisted some of our city's food players to share their recommendations for a feature dubbed Dining Confidential. Know a chef who wants to share some top dining spots? The tipline is open.
MARKET by Jean-Georges Chef de Cuisine Montgomery Lau shares his favourite Richmond sushi restaurant.
So, where do you like to go and eat when you're not at work?
I'm a big fan of sushi; my wife and I love raw fish, so my favourite place is Kiyo in Richmond, by Number 5 Road. It's in a kind of industrial area not a lot of people in the city seem to know about it, except for the locals that live in Richmond. They've been there for many years and I've been a customer for a long time. I pretty much go on a bi-weekly basis.
What do you like about it?
Its fresh fish; they have very decent prices and very disciplined knife work. It's just a quality product presented simply, which is something I look forward to on a day to day basis.
What do you get to eat there?
It really depends on what fish is available. They bring very exotic fish in, fish that you don't normally see in restaurants in Vancouver, for example striped tuna and isaki - which is a white fish that's really sweet and delicate - they always have aji, horse mackerel and every now and again there's stuff that I even don't know what it is! It's always interesting.