My boyfriend and I were discussing our favorite sushi places while out for that very food one evening last week. He then came up with a brilliant idea – why not dedicate one day on this here blog to a top 5 list?
So my first top 5 list, should appropriately be my top 5 Sushi Restaurants.
5. Sushi D – Little Italy – Toronto
All you can eat sush-magoosh. Sorry, that’s what my friend calls it when she craves sushi. And she was the one that introduced me to good all-you-can-eat sushi!
Green Tea Ice Cream – get it.
4. Fune Japanese Restaurant: Simcoe Street Downtown Toronto.
Great atmosphere – free sample appetizers – helpful staff. A tad bit expensive, but it’s worth it, once a year.
3. Asahi Sushi – Toronto (640 Church St. (south of Bloor))
Best in the city that I can find! I always go for the Agedashi Tofu, Miso Soup, and share the Asahi Boat (30 mixed sushi/sashimi).
2. Agrigato Sushi – Horeshoe Bay, West Vancouver B.C.
My first Vancouver sushi experience. Le boyfriend took me there, as it was the closest to where we were staying on this trip. He warned me that it wasn’t “good” Vancouver sushi, and that I shouldn’t base my Vancouver sushi on this restaurant.
Geez – it was delicious! The fish was so fresh – and REAL crab!! Yippee!
1. Alpha (1099 Richards Street – Yaletown) Vancouver, B.C.
I wish you could have a #1 that goes beyond #1…like a #0 or just a shocked face ( 80 – that’s my sideways shocked face) or something to that effect. I have NEVER tasted anything this good. It was melt in my mouth, an explosion of amazing flavours, with an outstanding staff to boot. Of course, I went there in style…with the former mayor of Vancouver. Yep, that’s how I roll. Sushi roll.
I am going to give an honourable mention to my homemade sushi – she says modestly. I’m pretty impressed, the three times I have made it. It just needs a bit of fresh fish going on, instead of the safe cucumber, avacado, fake crab, and smoked salmon business.
If I lived in Vancouver, or I have been to a few more sushi restaurants – like Tojo’s or Blue Water Cafe – my top 5 would wipe out any hint of Toronto sushi. In a city that is home to the creator of the California Roll. You just can’t beat fresh seafood on the coast. The end.