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csmit295 Feb 15, 2009 08:40 PM

Hi I'm a student from BC looking for a sushi place to take a friend of mine on a date. Im looking for something near the eaton center, or downtown toronto, somewhere we can sit down after some shopping. A modern nicely decorated atmosphere is key and pricing between $15-25 a plate for lunch. Are there any places with sushi on a conveyor belt as a more casual backup option?

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    tjr RE: csmit295 Feb 15, 2009 08:47 PM

    Toronto isn't Vancouver. What area are you looking at? Be forewarned: sushi in Toronto is pretty bad. There are some good places, but you'll be forking out more than you would in Vancouver.

    You'll get the same recommendations as usual, but it would help if you gave a location so we can attempt to find the best restos close to what you're looking for.

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      Negaduck RE: csmit295 Feb 15, 2009 09:13 PM

      Ki is pretty modern. If you want something more traditional try Takesushi or Nami.
      The only conveyor belt place I know of is Fune.

      All of these places are easily accessible from Eaton Centre, even through the PATH if you don't want to go outdoors (except Fune, you'd have to go outside for a block).

      Since you're asking about conveyor belt sushi I assume you're not looking for the best quality sushi anyway.

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        tjr RE: Negaduck Feb 16, 2009 08:19 AM

        Oops, didn't notice the Eaton Centre part. Yeah, Take is probably your best bet for something close.

      2. Googs RE: csmit295 Feb 16, 2009 03:06 AM

        It's true that what you seek doesn't exist. If you seek high quality then you must do one of two things.

        Sacrifice "modern" and go with TakeSushi. It's fairly reasonable to get to from the Eaton Centre as it's merely two subway stops away.

        Sacrifice "near the Eaton Centre" and go to Omi. You'd need to subway up to College and then ride the streetcar to Parliament. Modern decor, well worth the trip, and quite a bargain at lunch. Omi is my personal favourite.

        Avoid Ki and Nami unless your date is impressed with mediocrity.

        22 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5J1C4, CA

        243 Carlton St, Toronto, ON M5A, CA

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          csmit295 RE: Googs Feb 17, 2009 01:23 PM

          thanks everyone for the responses! i think ill try takesushi, havent had much fish since ive been in ontario, we're spoiled out west we'll see how it goes

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            Googs RE: csmit295 Feb 19, 2009 08:18 AM

            Please let us know how it goes. Thanks csmit295.

        2. NoFixedAddress RE: csmit295 Feb 16, 2009 03:22 AM

          I really like Shogun on Cumberland in Yorkville
          Small place but great food. Yummy Sushi Sashimi
          Service was right on also:)
          You can even sit at the Sushi Bar and watch them in action

          154 Cumberland St, Toronto, ON M5R1A8, CA

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            Atahualpa RE: NoFixedAddress Feb 16, 2009 05:03 PM

            I agree with the above about Shogun (although prices are up and portions are down from about 3 years ago).

            But, definitely NOT near Eaton Centre and definitely NOT modern decor. Plus, unless you're careful, it would break the $15-25 price point.

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            blueberry101 RE: csmit295 Feb 16, 2009 09:23 AM

            Theres sushi train just south of yonge & bloor, it has a conveyor belt, modern looking, didnt suit my tastes when i was there but they have a some different choices..i think there is another sushi place close by across the street that just opened last year havent tried it but i think it has the belt thing as well.

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              tjr RE: blueberry101 Feb 16, 2009 09:57 AM

              Isn't Sushi Train closed?

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                OnDaGo RE: tjr Feb 16, 2009 02:29 PM

                yes, closed...

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                Pincus RE: blueberry101 Feb 18, 2009 09:00 AM

                There's another belt sushi down south on Yonge a couple of blocks on the east side, forget the name. Nothing special but nothing vile either, I stop in there when I'm not feeling adventurous.

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                  ChalkBoy RE: Pincus Feb 18, 2009 09:21 AM

                  Toko, Yonge & Isabella

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                    cakelover36 RE: ChalkBoy Feb 21, 2009 07:30 AM

                    no no no...i don't recommend toko. maybe mochizuki. i think there is a link below

              3. genie81 RE: csmit295 Feb 18, 2009 06:14 PM

                Ichimi Sushi (66 Edward Street) has a conveyor belt. The food was okay, nothing extraordinary. The closest major intersection is Dundas & Bay.

                I like going to Siji (143 Dundas Street West) for sushi. Sorry they don't have a conveyor belt though.

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                  luckbamboo RE: genie81 Feb 19, 2009 09:22 AM

                  There is conveyor belt sushi at Mochizuki at Elm and Bay; walking distance north of Eaton Center. The food is good but a bit pricey.

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                    genie81 RE: luckbamboo Feb 19, 2009 01:26 PM

                    OMG I'm such an idiot. I got the names mixed up. luckbamboo's right. Thanks! It's Mochizuki that has the conveyor belt. So sorry!

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