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lilaki Jul 22, 2009 01:24 PM

hi chowhounders,

can you please recommend some good/decent sushi places in etobicoke?

i'd LOVE an authentic 'japanese by japanese' place but i know that is harder and harder to find these days. i will settle for a non-japanese place that is DECENT and well-priced. please - no AYCE, mango-rolls, beef teriyaki rolls, places that serve WARM rice. and we know of kaji but that's not the experience/price point i'm looking for.

we go to kumai when we want a solid sushi dinner but it's not close. when we're visiting folks on the east side of toronto, we head to zen.

anything like kumai or zen in etobicoke?

thanks!!

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    tjr Jul 22, 2009 07:16 PM

    You have to understand that places like Zen or Kumai serve very good sushi for the city, leagues ahead of most other restaurants. Kaji is in a league of its own.

    In Etobicoke, you don't have many options. It's mostly places like Momiji (Korean-owned), which serve competent cooked food at reasonable prices, but they cater to a North American palate. For sushi, no, I haven't really found anywhere decent and well-priced. I think there's a place called Gojima somewhere around there too. Never been, don't know if it's decent.

    Either eat sushi less often and go to Kaji, or make the trips to the other restaurants that are decent. There's some other threads on sushi, but unfortunately, you don't have a lot of options in the area you've requested.

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      lilaki Jul 23, 2009 07:32 AM

      oh man ... tjr, you're confirming my worst suspicions! what about places along bloor by islington? or dundas and burnhamthorpe? or bloor west? there's gotta be something???

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        tjr Jul 23, 2009 10:28 AM

        There aren't a lot of good sushi restaurants in the GTA in general. Either you make the trek or pay the price for decent sushi, or you eat at the places with mediocre sushi. An unfortunate state of events!

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      Toronto Chower Jul 22, 2009 06:06 PM

      I would not claim to be a sushi connoisseur by any means, but we always go to Momiji at Bloor and Royal York. It's a very nice venue and the few rolls that we always get are really good with fresh ingredients and well made rice. I've never been to Zen or Kumai so I cannot comment on the comparison between them and Momiji.

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