Sunday, July 28, 2013

YUZU-NO-HANA Sushi and Sake Bar

236 Adelaide Street West
Toronto, ON

I've heard many good things about Yuzu so I was incredibly excited when I finally had the time to go try first hand. We started off with two appetizers, Tuna Avocado Tartare, $12,  tuna, avocado, Japanese herbs, garlic oil.

I really enjoyed this one, big chunks of tuna paired with the creamy, perfectly ripe avocado. The savoury sauce mixed into the tartare was delicious.

The second appetizer was the ika ring squid served with tartare sauce, $9. This was not a favourite of mine, it seemed very mediocre and the tartar sauce was very liquidy not like your average tartar sauce.

My dad got the Seafood Bowl with shrimp tempura, tobiko, scallops, seasoned vegetables, quail egg, rice, in hot stone bowl, $19. I stole a scallop from him and it was overcooked, I not sure about any of the other seafood but my dad didn't really have a comment about the dish.

We also got the Sushi regular, $21, 8 pieces of nigiri, 6 pieces of maki. The fish was fresh but nothing special.

Both my mom and I got the Chirashizushi (chef’s selection of sashimi on sushi rice, $25) unaware that my dad was going to order a sushi plate. Again the fish was fresh but the selection was quite average with cooked shrimp, tuna, salmon, white tuna or butter fish, torched tuna and sea bream (I think).

The atmosphere was Yuzu is sleek and modern but also very warm at the same time.

We were completely stuffed to the brim when we left for obvious reasons, everything was good but nothing was outstanding. The prices are average for sushi downtown especially near the club district. Yuzu is good but definitely not my favourite. If you asked me to recommend an amazing sushi restaurant downtown it would hands down be Japango  at Elizabeth Street right on Dundas.

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