Restaurants & Bars Ontario (inc. Toronto) Sushi

Review - Sushi Marche

Pincus | | Jul 22, 2008 09:38 AM

Went on the weekend with a buddy to check it out.

Very clean inside and well-arranged. They also offer some Japanese staples for sale, which is good, because getting to T&T is a real pain for me and the Japanese grocery store off the Danforth near Pape sadly closed some time ago.

We decided to go for the set specials, he got sashimi, I got the "Sushi Marche" sushi lunch.

No eating allowed inside, so we headed over to the park at Jones to eat al fresco and catch up with what we have been doing lately.

First of all, the presentation (especially for take-out) was beautiful. Little extras like an edible flower and an orange berry with dark brown-green leaves attached which if I was more of a foodie I would know the name of since I've seen it before. Attention to detail in the included utensils was also good, we discovered a little tray to pour soy sauce in after we had finished eating. Not practical for a park, but a nice touch.

The sushi I had was very fresh and very good. It was some standard pieces and a spicy type roll, but the roll was less creamy than other rolls with some cream base. For me, that's actually a good thing, as I find places that jazz their rolls up with all kinds of toppings and mayonnaise-based gunk usually do it to mask the lack of freshness of the fish. Here it was an accent to the fish, which is as it should be.

The sashimi looked like the real winner for the lunch and I was sorry I didn't order it. There were even two tiny oysters included. (They had these up as a special on the board that day.)

Pricewise, yes, a bit more than you pay elsewhere. Still, as I remarked, if I had gotten a meal of that quality in a sit down space, I would have been satisfied.

Not a place I will go every day for a sushi fix, but when I feel like treating myself at home, I will definitely return.

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