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okuk Oct 8, 2013 10:13 AM

So Mikado on Laird was a long time favourite, and now hubby is looking for something similar and fairly close by. He has gone to Nigiriya on Millwood and thinks it just ok compared to Mikado. Any other suggestions? I am not the sushi eater so I am not really sure what he is after when it comes to this.


  1. Charles Yu Oct 8, 2013 10:18 AM

    Closest in 'style' and also 'Japanese' run is 'Aoyama' on Victoria Park and Finch.
    'Katsura' inside Westin Prince Hotel on York Mills is very good but more expensive!!

    1. CocoaChanel Oct 10, 2013 07:51 PM

      Ha! Nigiriya is our go to place. We found Mikado very meh.

      And we have not found any other place in the area to go to, so I am very interested in suggestions. :)

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        childofthestorm Oct 10, 2013 08:12 PM

        Just up the street on Eglinton (ok, you need a car) is Zen, which is amazing.

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          0ntar10 Feb 25, 2014 05:38 AM

          Just walked by 214 Laird (that seemingly unlucky spot) a little while ago and saw a sign for a new sushi place called Kin Tako. The sign introduced the new owner as Eric Ryu and It was set to open on Feb 15. Has anyone been?

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          1. re: 0ntar10
            Googs Feb 27, 2014 09:47 AM

            This looks promising. Unconventional, but promising. From 2009:

            1. re: Googs
              0ntar10 Feb 27, 2014 10:35 AM

              There are already a few of these that I'm aware of, including 2 near Yonge & Eglinton. They're meh, and still kinda pricey, all things considered. Also their soy sauce is kinda sweet.

              1. re: 0ntar10
                Googs Feb 27, 2014 02:50 PM

                A few of what?

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                  bluefirefly Feb 27, 2014 05:28 PM

                  My guess would be a few Sushi Shops. There is one at Briar Hill and the other at the RioCan Centre at Yonge and Eglinton.

                  1. re: bluefirefly
                    Googs Feb 28, 2014 10:23 AM

                    Nothing saying Kin Take will be a carbon copy of Sushi Shop. I'm going with wait-and-see.

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                CocoaChanel Feb 27, 2014 05:41 PM

                It's pretty meh. There is one in the food court near my office. They are avery roll heavy menu, several of which have cream cheese. It's better than average food court sushi, but certainly not worth an extra trip. It is pricey, but it is a nice alternative to usual food court fare like Subway, Manchu Wok, Tim's, etc. I do like the soy sauce.

            2. Charles Yu Feb 26, 2014 05:40 PM

              This is part of what my daughter and I had at Cafe Michi ( Sheppard & Pharmacy ) tonight!
              Chirashi, Nigiri and rolls. Very FRESH Neta!!!

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              1. re: Charles Yu
                dlw88 Feb 26, 2014 10:25 PM

                Looks delicious, Charles. I'm in Toronto in a few Tuesdays, and will have to eat here again. Is it a problem making a reservation to sit at the bar?

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                  Charles Yu Feb 27, 2014 06:31 AM

                  Yes!! They were pretty busy even on a week day like Wednesday! Better call ahead and save a spot!
                  Welcome back and enjoy!

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                sage0216 Mar 6, 2014 12:50 PM

                There is a new restaurant open on laird. It was HAN sushi before and has been changed to Kintako Japanese restaurant. I went there last week and was impressed. Also there presentation is pretty good. You should try this place.

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                1. re: sage0216
                  0ntar10 Mar 6, 2014 02:44 PM

                  Thanks for the review! I was wondering if anyone had been and was already planning to go this weekend.

                  1. re: sage0216
                    Charles Yu Mar 6, 2014 05:31 PM

                    Is it Japanese own and operated or is it a Chinese or Korean clone?

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                      Googs Mar 7, 2014 11:20 AM

                      Sounds like they're reviewing the abovementioned Kin Tako. Unless there are two new sushi joints at 214 Laird south of Eglinton.

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                        prima Mar 7, 2014 12:00 PM

                        http://www.kintakorestaurant.com/P-99... The presence of kale salad, Philadelphia Roll and 4 different Dragon Rolls on the menu lead me to guess not Japanese-owned and operated, Charles!

                        The Rock and Roll roll, with bbq eel, shrimp and olive tapenade, sounds horrid.

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                          LexiFirefly Mar 7, 2014 12:15 PM

                          Oh. God. Why?

                          1. re: prima
                            Googs Mar 11, 2014 10:15 AM

                            What? No cream cheese?

                      2. Charles Yu Mar 11, 2014 12:01 PM

                        Well! The topic of this thread is 'Sushi'... so! Here is my contribution!! Ha!!


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