Sushi in Boca
I'm from Montreal where some of the best sushi in North America can be found. I spend a good part of the winter in South Florida, most of the time in Boca. I'm looking for a great sushi place in the area and please don't tell me Sushi Ray because I'm not impressed by it.
i'd appreciate any local knowledge.
We always go to Kyojin on Powerline Rd between Glades and Palmetto Pk rd- in the Ross shopping center.
It is an ALL YOU CAN EAT sushi-they also have sashimi- tempura-tons of terrific different rolls..
It is always crowded and the food turns over super fast and it is super fresh...
It is not a typical sushi bar where you sit down at the bar and the guy cuts it in front of you- it is buffet line-but don't let that fool you- it is TERRIFIC.....
Most of the other sushi places down here are just so so-- we go to one in DC and this is JUST as good and way way cheaper.
I'm from MTL and live in Boca. You won't like Kyojin. It's good for buffet, but not real good quality that you would expect in a good sushi restaurant. Go to Bluefin on yamato and congress or you can check out japango on hillsboro and 441. Sushi yama on palmetto and jog is also pretty good. Nowhere that can compare to mikado or katsura though!
chowguy is right about Kyojin, most everyone on this board loves them but their quality is uneven and at best it's "good for the price." Bluefin is very good but is very crowded in season. I would also recommend Daimatsu Sushi in the Royal Palm Plaza. Very good, very fresh, and a nice selection of sake. They also have restaurants in Tokoyo and NYC.
Sushi Yama is pretty good and has decent prices. It's at the intersection of Powerline and Palmetto. They have the intimate booths that are closed off with a curtain. With rolls starting at $3.50, you think the peices of fish would be very small. But here, the peices of fish are larger than most and the service is good.
I agree with rickL that Bluefin is excellent.
My favorite in the county is Sushi Jo in Boynton Beach. The very best around, a little pricier but worth it. They're on Ocean Ave east of Federal Highway in Boynton.
I agree with Bluefin - I was quite impressed.
I live in Toronto, but my folks live in s. florida, and we've gone to bluefin a couple of times with them, the last time being a few weeks ago. My wife had the special sashimi platter (I don't recall the name - I think it's the one described as chef's choice). It was the nicest sashimi platter I've ever seen -not that I've been to THAT many sushi places :) - but it was beautifully presented, in a huge basket with sushi on ice artfully displayed. As well as a nice selection of the usual raw fish, it had I think 4 or 5 little bowls, each with a different kind of fish in it's own unique marinade. I believe one was seared rare tuna, and the others were raw fish. Anyway, it was VERY tasty.
Also, for the portions you get, the prices are quite reasonable. No wonder they get lined up like crazy.
I guess it's my favorite place in that area of Florida, although perhaps that's because I'm comparing it to the meals I had at Cheesecake Factory, Maggiano's, and Carrabba's (which I now call "Crappa's")
BTW, is all the Thai food in s.florida really bad? I've been to two thai places, in Boynton/Delray area, and honestly, it was some of the worst Thai food I've ever tried! (and both were clearly very busy, popular places) Maybe I'm spoiled -we have a HUGE selection of all kinds of Asian food here in Toronto, so we can easily find great places for Thai, Vietamese, chinese dim sum, korean, etc