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Sushi 101 Bloor/ Howland\Borden - a quick review

AzulH | Jan 18, 200907:23 AM

Sushi 101, open for a month now, gets a passing 'B' grade.

The real concern is how it will differentiate itself from the half dozen other Sushi restaurants within a stone's throw.

We ate passable Maguro sushi - too much Wasabi, so a nice blast through the tubes but destroyed any tuna flavour. The Bento box of Teryaki chicken was well loaded and the two sets of cucumber and avocado rolls that accmpanied it were fine but not exceptional. The miso soup was standard as was the salads of iceberg + dressing out of a bottle. The shrimp tempura was hot and had a good batter, the veggies with it were just broccoli, (as tempura, this never makes sense to me), sweet potatoe and courgette/Zucchini - nothing to write an essay about. The black sesamie ice-cream was a new one on us, so interesting as a novelty but not much else.
Sevice was sweet and attentive. Music techno-pop/Korean.
Total cost including tip $32. They don't serve alcohol.

So, just being next door to "Sushi on Bloor " must in itself be a challenge. (Sushi 101 address; 513 Bloor, where I seem to remember a Tex Mex place called Las Iguanas [?] was.)
Because they are new they are trying hard, overall though they don't offer anything different or better than the surrounding competition.

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