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May 27, 2009 08:24 PM

Currently good sushi restaurants. ?

Looking for a sushi restaurant that is still actually good. Downtown toronto. Any recs? Thanks!!

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  1. Based on all the discussions these past few days, the answer is 'NO!' for down town.
    Current consensus for 'good' sushi seems to be pointing at 'ZEN''s way! ( Scarborough ).

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    1. re: Charles Yu

      I think the 'NO' is for "top notch" sushi places. Take Sushi is still "good" and is downtown. (Yonge and Front).

    2. I quite liked Momijis at royal york and bloor

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      1. re: chillihigh

        I second Momiji. I am definitely not a sushi connoisseur but I absolutely love this place. Although it is not downtown it is still accessible from the TTC.

      2. Let the great debate begin once again...

        Although there are those who feel that Hiro Sushi is overrated, I am going to have to politely disagree. Yes, the service is so-so at best, but that can be said for most sushi restaurants. Yes, the room needs to be painted and generally restored from its dingy state. But, if you're talking about the quality of the sushi, Hiro is still in my top 3 for Toronto. For places that are not downtown: Zen and Kaji are the way to go.

        1. Can anyone recommend any mid-town places?

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          1. re: Sadistick

            Ichiriki on Bloor is actually not bad if you stick with the fresh fish on the chalkboard. Their cuts of fish are a little bigger than Zen or Kaji but some people like that style better and depending on your jaw size may feel better in your mouth.

            1. re: Sadistick

              There have been some pretty favourable postings about Mikado on Laird. I have yet to try their sushi.

              114 Laird Dr, Toronto, ON M4G3V3, CA

              1. re: sloweater

                Yes, I second sloweater. Mikado is Japanese own and run. Quality is more than acceptable

              2. re: Sadistick

                My best midtown find is Fukui on Bayview (Leaside). Good fresh sushi, great prices, it's solid.

                1. re: Sadistick

                  I'd second Ichiriki or Mikado.

                  1. re: Sadistick

                    for midtown i highly recommend i zu at yonge and davisville. . they have a solid menu, fresh fish (have never been disappointed), friendly service and new reno's so the room is very pretty. midtown sushi restaurants we have tried: sushi supreme, echo sushi, sushi rock, sushi garden, sushi and tea, fukui, oisi oyster, takara... can't remember the names of the others...but i zu definitely comes up on top for food quality and tastiness.

                  2. It depends what you consider "good" sushi. Perhaps you can suggest some sushi restaurants you would consider good?

                    For some of us, good will mean Kaji or Zen. For others it could be Hiro and Take. For others still, somewhere even like Yuzu or Japango is good. For others, it's AYCE. It's pretty subjective, and therefore hard to determine.

                    I agree with Teep in suggesting Take as perfectly acceptable sushi downtown, or that Hiro serves an acceptable product as well. Keep in mind that these are both from more of a purist perspective -- if you prefer rolls with mangos and stuff in them or something, I'm not sure.