Sushi Club / Club Sushi - Calgary
- JWh Dec 1, 2005 10:00 PM
Just wondering if anyone has any feedback on 'Sushi Club' (might be called Club Sushi) It is located in Kensignton. We want to go for Sushi next week and we want it to be FRESH...any leads?
My Favorite Sushi Place In Town. Fresh, fun, and delicious sushi, modern, understated decor, relaxed vibe. A 10.
Everyone seems to really like it (Miles too), but i only had an average experience there. Prices were a bit high, creativity was definitely there, freshness was average. Good service, nice place, but not topping any lists anytime soon for me. Was roughly on par with Sushi Bar Zipang, Wa's, and places like that.
My local sushi joint. Prices are a bit high but I have found the quality and creativity to be outstanding. I have not had a bad experience or meal there, although I do prefer the prices at Uptown Sushi. Their Kensington roll is excellent.... even with the neon green tobiko (my assumption it's tobiko).
I do recommend you make a reservation it is quite busy.
Been there twice and not very impressed. Service was very friendly but also very slow, even for dinner when I was the only one there (this was right around 5; the place does do very good business but not that early). The sushi was not poor, but really reminded me of Toronto sushi places with not very good value and the odd Toronto fixation on using corn flakes in maki. One of the rolls was outstanding- I don't recall which one- but 4 rolls (one of them a "giant" maki) cost me something like $25 for dinner- this strikes me as excessive (though again, oddly, another confluence with sushi in Toronto).
JWh, I really do recommend you try Uptown Sushi, with the caveat that you avoid it early in the lunch period because the rice seems less toothsome at that time (before 11:30). Chef Michael is trained in Vancouver and his work is impressive, the fish is FRESH, and there is precisely the sort of emphasis on simple but elegant maki and the like that you see in Vancouver (vs the cornflakes, rococo and mayo all over the place you find in Toronto and some Calgary places). The fact that the sushi is unbearably cheap (it literally gives Vancouver a run for the money in this regard, really the only Calgary place to do so) is icing on the cake.
I really like Sushi Club, but I think the sushi might be better, and not appreciably more expensive, at Zipang.