A restaurant on the corner of Gallant Avenue and Burns Avenue, it’s a comfy Japanese restaurant with a patio on the side. Going through a curtain of black nets (I’m assuming to bring in fresh air, but to keep the bugs out), we were greeted by a nice staff – most of them seemed Korean.
I ordered the Negitoro roll $4.25 which came onto the same dish as Sheepie’s Sushi Combo $12.95. For a roll with 6 pieces and costing more than $4, the presentation was not good. Rice was not all the way to the end, and the pieces were all different heights. But taste wise, it was pretty good, especially after having a Negitoro from Jako the day before that tasted fishy, and I ended up spitting out the last piece because it was so disgusting.
I also had the Gyoza – 6 pieces of pan fried meat dumplings $5.95. This was a bit of disappointment. I don’t think it’s the worst I’ve had, but it was not the greatest either. For $6, the flavour was as if it was from a frozen bag of gyoza that you could get from T&T. I would not order this again. One good thing I did like about it was the addition of sprinkled green onions. No, they usually don’t come with them, but they added a slight bitter taste which I like. Presentation wise was good.
The Sushi Combo seemed quite filling. I had one of the pieces of Salmon Nigiri. The Salmon was lean and was really good. Thumbs up.
Service was really good. Hope to return the following week to bring the Sushi club with a large group.
We returned the following week with a group for lunch. They had the bento specials, so I had bento Box A $11.95 with green salad, 8 pieces of California Roll, Pan Fried green Yakisoba with veggies and Chicken Teriyaki. The yakisoba (noodles) were something I had never had before. It does have a slightly slimy texture with the sauce, but the taste is good. Overall, the bento was fresh, visually appetizing and tasteful.
Service was a bit slow with the lunch rush but our server was friendly. People who ordered first got their dishes last, which was a bummer – and they waited quite a while. The staff at the cash register wasn’t friendly.