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new to the area...good sushi @ queen/bathurst?

chrisfernando100 Dec 13, 2008 02:57 PM

i just moved to the queen/bathurst area and i'm lookin for good sushi?

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    chrisfernando100 RE: chrisfernando100 Dec 13, 2008 03:13 PM

    searching on this site sucks...help needed....thanks

    1. Googs RE: chrisfernando100 Dec 13, 2008 03:39 PM

      Closest one I can think of is Blowfish.

      668 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V1M7, CA

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        alltummy RE: Googs Dec 13, 2008 04:17 PM

        there's a great place on king just east of strachan- sorry, the name escapes me at the moment....i think there are numbers in it.
        It is a tiny place, no real city area, but the sushi is excellent!

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          Edith S RE: alltummy Dec 13, 2008 04:31 PM

          Sushi 930


          take-out only I think

          1. re: Edith S
            CoffeeAddict416 RE: Edith S Dec 13, 2008 10:19 PM

            i've eaten at both Sushi Marche and Sushi 930 and I think they're roughly on par with each other. I compare them because the formats are similar - i.e take-out sushi only. There were rice issues listed here before but last time i had sushi there (about 2 months ago?) the rice was spot on.

            Make sure that the chef knows you're adventurous and that you'd like an omakase platter. Set a price and chat with him a bit to get the best bang for your buck. I did a $50 plate for two and got a fantastic set of sushi including some great horse mackerel and regular mackerel.

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              pinstripeprincess RE: CoffeeAddict416 Dec 15, 2008 08:26 AM

              i had his rice about 2 months or so back as well and found it still lacking but with some improvement. i was actually impressed with his uni, while still not top notch it was better than most of the uni i've had recently... kumai, zen, michi included but it is hard to say if that was norm or just a lucky batch.

        2. re: Googs
          KayceeK RE: Googs Dec 13, 2008 04:21 PM

          Blowfish is a trendier spot. I've been twice after having a so-so first visit. The dishes tend to be hit and miss, and the music a bit loud, if you're trying to carry on an actual conversation with your dinner partner.

          There's a sushi joint on King, just East of Atlantic Avenue/Liberty Village area. I believe it's called Sushi 903 or something like that...anyone else help me out?

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            Googs RE: KayceeK Dec 13, 2008 04:51 PM

            Well there ya go. One high-end trendy spot and one casual spot. What else does one need within walking distance?

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              Westwardho RE: Googs Dec 13, 2008 09:03 PM

              There is a place on the north side of Queen just east of Niagara. I can't place the name. But I have been given takeout from there a couple of times. Good rolls. I think the spicy tuna is really tasy, but an odd texture. Good tempura stuff. Priced pretty cheap. And even thought it does not seem that busy, the fish seemed pretty fresh. There is only one place there.

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                pancake RE: Westwardho Dec 13, 2008 09:43 PM

                aji sai - queen and spadina.

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                  befuggled RE: pancake Dec 14, 2008 07:00 AM

                  Aji Sai is both pretty new and on the south side of the street. There's another place on the north side of the street. Google Maps lists I Love Sushi at 494 Queen, which sounds about right. We ate there (assuming it's the right place) a couple of weeks ago, I thought it was decent but we weren't knocked out by it either. Same with Aji Sai, although I try to avoid AYCE anything.

        3. TorontoJo RE: chrisfernando100 Dec 14, 2008 04:59 AM

          Toshi is not too far away at King, west of Portland.

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            GoRa RE: chrisfernando100 Dec 15, 2008 07:58 AM

            Sushi Time! Blow fish is not bad if you're in the mood for a treat - but for tuesday night sushi Sushi time is hard to beat - on south side of Queen between Peter and John

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