Restaurants & Bars

Winterlicious - Nami

Willis | Feb 10, 2004 12:38 AM

Went to Nami tonight for Winterlicious. The menu, (which I should have checked beforehand), was salad or miso soup, a rather pedestrian sashimi and maki selection, chicken or salmon teriyaki, and green tea ice cream. We decided to bypass the set menu and order some sushi a la carte. As usual, the quality was excellent. A large chirashi sushi selection of yellowtail, octopus, scallop, shrimp, tuna (maguro), egg, salmon and salmon roe, flying fish roe, and japanese pickle, all served on a bed of sushi rice mixed with pickled ginger and mushrooms. My only complaint with this was the imitation crab that accompanied it. Why bother adding it?

We supplemented this with a spicy scallop roll, and a maguro and scallion roll. Both good, but garnished with that ubiquitous piece of the plastic grass that seems to pop up in every sushi restaurant. What's wrong with a chiso leaf or two. Either way, the food was really good; the fish fresh, and the presentation, by and large, very attractive.

Nami's decor certainly adds a flair of authenticity, as does the all Japanese staff. Next time I go, I will certainly stray off the sushi menu to try some of the BBQ items that tempt as you enter the door.

Dinner for two with a glass of wine and green tea, plus tax and tip, came to $55. Still dollar-for-dollar my favourite sushi bar in Toronto.

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