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Where do you go for sushi when don't want to spend $60 per person?

szw Nov 16, 2013 07:31 AM

Let's say $25-$30 per person, any decent eats?

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  1. MissBingBing RE: szw Nov 16, 2013 07:48 AM

    Cafe Michi.

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      Charles Yu RE: MissBingBing Nov 16, 2013 09:21 AM

      +1 for Michi!

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        szw RE: Charles Yu Nov 16, 2013 10:18 AM

        Can get a decent nigiri meal? Not in the mood for chirashi!

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          Charles Yu RE: szw Nov 16, 2013 01:06 PM

          I believe their supreme Nigiri sushi platter is about $38-40 now. Still reasonable!

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      youdonut RE: szw Nov 16, 2013 10:38 AM

      i will probably get raked over the coals for this but.. The Mandarin?? last time i was there i had some nice sushi and sashimi.

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        MissBingBing RE: youdonut Nov 16, 2013 12:34 PM

        <raking coals>

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          justxpete RE: youdonut Nov 16, 2013 01:54 PM


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            nogoro RE: youdonut Nov 16, 2013 03:49 PM

            if you are looking for AYCE, can get better variety/price at a specialized japanese AYCE in Richmond Hill/Markham, like a Hachitaro, Maison du Japan, etc.

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              szw RE: nogoro Nov 16, 2013 08:40 PM

              I was originally thinking of a decent nigiri meal, not AYCE...however sometimes I do have a craving for eating a ton of decent spicy tuna rolls and the like. I haven't had good luck finding decent AYCE ones though...Hachitaro is recommended? Any closer to Toronto/scarborough?

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                nogoro RE: szw Nov 16, 2013 08:51 PM

                I figure AYCE is a good way to get really full on mediocre sushi. At the price range of $25, if you want higher quality, maybe give up on ambiance? There's been a couple of good comments on CH about sushi930 downtown. It's a Japanese-run takeout place, and I had a fair experience ordering their "sashimi sakura". "Sushi #8" at $21 might be below your target; ordering a "Sushi platter x" for 2 or 3 another option?


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              TorontoTips RE: youdonut Nov 22, 2013 03:44 PM

              ^ Helps MBB dish out culinary punishment to youdonut with an additional HUGE, painful rake :-)

            3. elvisahmed RE: szw Nov 16, 2013 10:47 AM

              wow sushi for lunch (prefer) or dinner if you can't make it during the day

              1. T Long RE: szw Nov 16, 2013 03:02 PM

                My two favorite places are Michi Cafe in Scarborough and Inatei in Richmond Hill. Also like Aoyama in North York, but they don't open for lunch anymore which is when I usually eat out.

                1. katdog RE: szw Nov 17, 2013 07:31 AM

                  the counter at Taro's Fish if you go early enough, i think it closes at 8pm

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                    JennaBean RE: szw Nov 17, 2013 07:38 AM

                    I know that there are some mixed feelings about Sushi Couture but it is my go to place for casual affordable sushi.

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                      Charles Yu RE: JennaBean Nov 17, 2013 07:55 AM

                      Haven;t been back for a while! So, it is still good?!! Do they still have 'exotic fish selection' deliver to them on Thursdays?

                    2. happycamper RE: szw Nov 17, 2013 08:10 AM

                      Solo Sushi Ya

                      Sushi930 for takeout.

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                        Vinnie Vidimangi RE: szw Nov 17, 2013 06:02 PM

                        What do you guys think of Tatami , Warden and Eglinton?

                        1. TorontoTips RE: szw Nov 22, 2013 03:40 PM

                          My Sushi go-to places are:

                          Zen - Nigiri & Sashimi
                          Cafe Michi - Nigiri & Sashimi
                          Yoshiko - surprisingly good, especially for AYCE, and a great deal, obviously, when compared to the above. Not much ambiance, but quality fish.
                          Matsuda - Also AYCE, solid sushi, not outstanding, plus I am absolutely addicted to their crack-cocaine-basted chicken and beef skewers and big, bouncy fried 'golden shrimp'

                          Anyone been to Sushi on Yonge just below York Mills?

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                            smfan RE: TorontoTips Nov 22, 2013 06:55 PM

                            Went to Sushi on Yonge last month. Will stick with Salmon sushi or Salmon on rice. Cooked food is OK.
                            Kenkou is better for AYCE.

                          2. prima RE: szw Nov 22, 2013 09:12 PM

                            Zen's sushi lunch special, with 8 pieces of nigiri, costs $16.50, iirc.

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