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Jun 13, 2008 09:39 AM

Musashi Sushi - 1166 Yonge (Avoid)

I would like to get other opinions, because every review I have heard of Musashi has been mixed. My own experiences have been quite negative.

I work down the street from Musashi and I have had nothing but awful experiences from here. The food is mediocre at best, but the service is terrible. They do not accomodate substitutions (ie. seaweed salad for green salad) even for an extra charge. They seem to be trying to take advantage of you in every way (small portions - yes, for sushi very small, very high prices - especially considering the quality).

Most recently, I ordered a seaweed salad. For $5.75 I recieved a 1/4 full small bowl of soggy seaweed. When I mentioned to the server that the portion did not look right he told me that's the way they always do it and the chef chimed in, 'if you don't like it don't order here'.

I would highly recommend to AVOID Musashi at all costs. There are better places down the street (i.e. Sushi Club or Sushi Inn in Yorkville or Sushi on Bloor further away). You would be better off eating at the Rebel House and avoiding sushi on this strip of Yonge.

As I said, I am interested to hear other opinions.

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  1. I have never been to Musashi Sushi. I'm curious, however, why you are interested to hear other opinions. If you have been many times and you have decided that the food is mediocre and the service is poor and that you should stay away, are others opinions going to make a difference to you?
    Also, Sushi Inn is not good sushi. It is mediocre and the only reason I go there sometimes is because it is a cheap crowd pleaser when I am with a group of friends.
    I was at Takesushi this past week again, and as is always the case, it was fantastic.
    The scallop sushi were melt in your mouth fresh, as were the salmon and California rolls - they definitely use quality ingredients.
    I can't recall the price, but their kaiso salad (seaweed) is delicious.
    Also, in relation to your comment about the seaweed salad at Musashi, it is typical for a seaweed salad to be a relatively small portion, because if it is good quality, it is expensive product.

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    1. re: pescatarian

      Very good point. I guess I shouldn't care about other opinions, I'm just not sure how they stay in business with this type of 'I don't care' approach.

      I know what you mean about Sushi Inn but it is at least cheap and cheerful ;)

      Thanks for the recommendation, where is Takesushi?


      1. re: daveemo

        Takesushi is on Front (north side), just west of Yonge, next to The Bottom Line. I know it's not in the area you are talking about, but if you are in that area, I'd recommend trying it out. It's in the medium price range (not cheap like Sushi Inn and not expensive like Hiro, etc), but I think the prices reflect the quality offered.

      2. re: pescatarian

        I think the kaiso salad was about 10 bucks - fresh seawood mine you... delicious.

      3. I'd be curious to hear other opinions. I live nearby and head to that strip of Yonge St. fairly often. I'm always looking for a good local sushi spot- I don't thin Musashi is it?

        Your experience sounds terrible. I can't believe the chef said that! wow. I would have got up and walked out, I think.

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        1. re: meld_la

          Walking up Yonge this past Friday evening looking for a quiet dinner before a movie at the Varsity, I tried Musashi for the first time. I'd never heard of it before. It's expensive and the service was slow, but I thought the quality of the maki and sashimi was quite good. The maki were also visually impressive, although I'm no expert. We usually get sushi from Sushi Marche, but Musashi's California roll is actually better. The tempura was average. I did not try the seaweed salad. I found the disposable chopsticks really odd given the price of the food.

          1. re: ruminant

            I've been to Musashi several times and I enjoy going there. The couple who own and operate the place are always very friendly to me and my guests. The sushi is reasonably good. we also like the prepared dishes. if you're in a hurry the service isn't that quick. I'm planning on going back there this week.

            1166 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4W2L9, CA