Had a fantastic dinner at JaBistro tonight.
The menu is currently a "soft opening" menu, and the grand opening should be in December.
the snack of the night- squid balls and fried blue fin
JaBistro roll (snow crab, salmon, tobiko, uni, with the uni blowtorched before being served)
7 pieces sushi combo (salmon roe/fish liver pate, horsemackerel, sea bream, shrimp, toro, urchin, one other fish, and a bonus slice of tomago)
the "Caesar"- a spinach salad with battered shrimp, tomato, egg
a special request, off the menu order of miso soup (which turned out to be the most nuanced miso I've tasted in TO)
pear compote with ice cream & jelly
Best sushi and Japanese seafood I've had in TO in years, and very similar, if not equal quality to Sushi Kaji. Just to be clear, I haven't been to Kaji in years. I liked this meal a little more than my more expensive feast at Kaji, probably because I had a little more control over the order.
Service was attentive and friendly. Our meal came to just over a hundred dollars, including taxes, not including drinks, not including tip.
We'll definitely be back to try more on the menu.
Online reservations are possible through their website.
Wow, high praise indeed. Sounds great. I'm a big fan of Guu, in all their incarnations. I've got a reservation for this weekend - should be a perfect double bill with the new Bond film.
nice!! thanks for the preview! XD And I think you were just complaining about the defacto boring miso soup everyone serves in the other thread. :)
I hadn't heard of it before... interesting, thanks.
Some links - website:
Address - 222 Richmond St. W (between Simcoe and Duncan).
Too bad there are no "tags" in this forum so I will mention Roy Thomson Hall, TIFF Bell Lightbox, Royal Alex, Princess of Wales and Entertainment District for search purposes :)
It was quiet last night from 6-7:30 pm. Nice mix of music, some interaction with the Chef, manager, servers. Our server Roland was attentive and down-to-earth.
I don't think JaBistro will stay this quiet for long, but it was more quiet than my last dinner at Yuzu.
Nice ambiance, nice furniture choices.
Jlunar, there's a $50 sashimi that comes with lobster, and miso soup.
Agree, this is a great option before theatre, opera, concerts, etc. Just a few blocks north of the Royal Alex, and less than a 5 minute walk from the SE exit of Osgoode Station.