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Wow Suhi on Charles and Yonge

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Wow Suhi on Charles and Yonge

elvisahmed | Dec 3, 2011 11:08 PM

I am surprised there isn't a thread on this gem of a place (or maybe my search function is not performing as designed) After reading all the reviews on another site and recommendation from a friend I finally tried this place for lunch. Here is my review:
I went in early and after a brief discussion with the sushi chef I ordered the lunch sushi combo.
I was given a bowl of miso soup, Side of Salad and some tea. Nothing special here just your watered down miso and regular green tea. Salad was actually sub par but I am not a salad eater so could care less.
The lunch special arrived pretty fast and was a decent sized serving consisting of maguro, sake, butter and white fish and on the side was a salmon roll. Visually appealing for starters. I asked the chef whether he had put any wasabi in sushi (as not to offend him) and he recommended I use the a small dab of wasabi to get the right taste (I wish I had brought my own tube of real wasabi, yes I am one of those people who take their wasabi to the restaurants!)
I went for the rolls first the salmon was fresh but kind of lost itself with the creaminess of the rest of the items. The rice was done very well BTW.
I cleansed my palette with some ginger and then started with the maguro, excellent ratio of rice to fish just the way it is in Japan full marks here. Sake (Salmon) was great and so were the other two fish especially the butter fish had nice lightly grilled consistency . I wish I could have this meal with Sake but heck it was not even noon.
High recommendation here folks for the lunch.
So why not the 5 stars? a) I have to come back for dinner and get a whole experience with some good sake and real wasabi as the sub par stuff that's served here doesn't do it justice. b) though I am not a salad eater but it was not good and miso was weak. c) the roll was weakest Part of lunch.
But for all this goodness under 20$ including tax and tips run don't walk here for lunch.

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