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Review: Tomo (long)

Wil | Dec 7, 2004 08:39 AM

I'd read other people mention this place which is located on Yonge north of 16th. It's on the east side on a strip mall just south of China King Buffet.

I've moved north for about a year at Major Mac and 404 and have been exploring all the restaurants in the area. I thought I'd share my thoughts with you all on this place, and maybe drop more reviews on some of the other places in the Richmond Hill/Markham area.

Anyways, the decor of the place is very typical. Nothing to write home about there. I was pleased to see a board listing the whatever fish was fresh that day. (lots of stuff I hadn't even heard of before and I've been to my share of places!) Unfortunately, I'm taking some meds right now that don't allow me to eat Tuna, sigh, there goes all the good stuff!

I ended up ordering the small sushi tray which ran 15 bucks but included 9pc sushi + california roll. My wife who doesn't eat raw stuff had the dynamite roll (shrimp tempura) and the "go train roll" salmon on california roll flash deep fried.

Both of us got appetizer soup which was their "crunchy noodle" soup. MUCH better than the typical miso garbage served in most places. I finished it in one gulp! :)

Sushi came, I was pleased that they actually cared about the presentation of the food. After the first person placed the food on the table, the other waitress ran over and turned my boat around and apologized profusely!

Since I couldn't have tuna, I ended up with salmon, snapper and yellowtail (hey I asked for no tuna!) Oh well, the quality of the fish was quite good, nothing too cold here, a nice crisp taste to it. Enough fish so that the rice is not too much, although the pieces are rather thin/narrow. California roll was nicely wrapped, although I still yearn to find somewhere in Toronto that uses real crab meat like Vancouver!

The rolls my wife had were good as well. The dynamite roll had a even mix of all ingredients and was tightly wrapped so nothing fell out! Unlike many places, which either the shrimp or the avacado overpower, this one was a treat. Strangely, this was the first time I've had a dynamite roll that wasn't inside out! The Go-Train roll was good, but not spectacular. The avacado slightly overpowered the roll, and although the salmon almost always loses it's punch flavour wise with this method of cooking, it's texture was still excellent.

Final conclusion, although slightly pricey, the quality of the food was great and the all importnat question of "Would I go again?" the answer is definately yes.

Thanks for reading!

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