Friday, June 27, 2008

I love sushi.

Hi! So, now I think I'll talk about sushi. As you Ottawanians must know, this is not a sushi town. We have the two fancy market sushi places, Kinki and Wasabi, which both have very good sushi at a very high price. What we don't have much of here is good, casual Japanese food at "Toronto prices". Not much at all, except for, (drumroll) my favorite sushi place, Sushi Fresh! Above the Lapointe seafood restaurant at 55 York St. (also recommended), you'll find the sushi restaurant. They have an extensive menu, with everything you need, tea without ordering, (what is this, ordering tea?) and good fresh fish. I wouldn't recommend the tempura, though, it's not quite right. And they're not licenced. Those are my complaints. But after trying not all, but many of the other options, I keep coming back.

Upon discovering that Sushi Fresh is closed on Sundays, Kris and I tried Totoya, on Dalhousie. The verdict: Good, but too expensive and I found the menu confusing and hard to order from.
We tried Sushi 88 on Somerset.
The verdict: Lots of options on menu, bad rice and fish situation.
Thank you for listening.

8 comments:

Tracizzle said...

Muah, muah, muah! Welcome to the world of blogging!!!

Tracizzle said...

P.S. I'm a big fan of Sushi Go in the Market... Good take-out for lunch.

mintyfresh said...

Have you tried Genji? On Lisgar, near Elgin. Kind of an unassuming little building, but great sushi and cute little private tables. Yum.

Hilda said...

Yes, I also love Genji. Go Genji!

Victoire said...

The problem I find with most of the fast-food sushi places is their grossy super-sweet soy sauce. I actually really enjoy Sushi 88, maybe you had an off night? For special occasions, or when I'm in the mood to indulge a bit, Genji is tops! Their Stampede Roll is to die for!

Hilda said...

I totally know what you mean about the gross soy sauce. Maybe I'll give sushi 88 another shot. Thanks!

Steph said...

I strongly recommend Ichibei on Bank. It can be pricy if you like to feast on nigiris at the bar, but you should also try some of their classic Japanese mains that you rarely see at other sushi restaurants (try sukiyaki!).

Hilda said...

Oooh, yes I've been meaning to try Ichibei. I was looking at some review sites and it's got very mixed reviews, so I'm anxious to try it and report back.
Thanks!