Does anyone know what happened to Kumai Sushi? [Mississauga]
My boyfriend and I tried to go there for dinner last night and the place was completely empty with for lease signs up!
I know it was always quiet when I went, but I'll still be very sad if they went out of business. I'm kind of hoping they just retired. And I'm secretly optimistic that maybe they just moved. They were my go-to place when I wanted something delicious!
I guess I'm also looking for a new sushi/Japanese place though if anyone has any suggestions :( We're willing to drive out as far as Burlington to the west or Etobicoke to the east.
I was sad to see them go as I liked the hostess (wife of the chef) and she always remembered me. They weren't the best value but they had the most selection and highest quality in the GTA West (King Salmon, Portueguese mackeral, Blue fin toro...).
Though it's not the same selection, I really do like Sushi House in Brampton on Queen St. It's owned by a lovely Korean family and the hospitality is the same as Kumai but better and quicker service overall. It is also really good value and tasty morsels of sashimi.
Oh, with the bumping of the thread, I thought I would report back on Mifune!
They are, in fact, the same couple that ran Kumai. :) The prices have increased slightly... The Omakase is now just over $40. The space is a lot bigger than Kumai, and they've hired two other servers, and it seems like there's a younger guy training under the chef.
Quality is still there, and they're actually faster now with the added help! Although we showed up early one night (~6PM), we were in and out within 45 minutes, when normally it would be an hour plus affair (not that we ever complained about that!). They're also much busier at nights. I was speaking with the wife and apparently while the old location was typically a lunch crowd due to the nearby businesses, the new location is predominantly dinner.
So thank you, nogoro, for letting me know they moved! I'm excited to return to them (already been twice since!), though I'm sad they're now a 30-45 minute drive away.