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Sushi Boat in Calgary

Sushi Boat Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - ZomatoThis place is a huge hit with my parents. So much that they started going every Thursday. When I go back to Calgary to visit them, we often eat at least once there. Our family used to go, as there weren’t that many sushi places in Calgary, and even today, compared to Vancouver, there isn’t a huge sushi scene.

idearabbit_sushiboat_calgary1 idearabbit_sushiboat_calgary2You can figure out the price of the sushi by the colour of the plate their on.

  • Green = $2.35
  • Red = $3.35
  • Blue = $3.85
  • Silver $4.35

idearabbit_sushiboat_calgary4The cool thing as youngsters it the floating boats which carries the sushi around. Pretty cool! The water circulates and in a circle, and the boats move in one direction. idearabbit_sushiboat_calgary9For me, I usually take what’s on the boat. My parents on the other hand only come for the red tuna, which is a special order. If you’re also wanting something freshly made even though there are some on the boat, you can ask the staff.

idearabbit_sushiboat_calgary8Tamago nigiriidearabbit_sushiboat_calgary7Crab nigiriidearabbit_sushiboat_calgary6Masago nigiriidearabbit_sushiboat_calgary3Salmon with green seaweed

The plates are colour coordinated and the menu indicates how much a certain colour (or design) costs. This is great because you get to try a whole bunch of things without having to commit to ordering a combo or rolls that come with 6-8 pieces. Here, it’s either 2 or 4.

I and my brother always finished with a bowl of udon when we were younger. Now, it seems like a waste to eat them when you’re at a sushi restaurant! However, I do remember the broth being pretty good. idearabbit_sushiboat_calgary5I’m not sure how sanitary it is to have all the wasabi and ginger on the table for people to use. I hope that people don’t use their own chopsticks or something and contaminate the box.

It’s reasonably priced and decent quality. Staff are quick and attentive. They used to have 30+ minutes wait time, but since a few other sushi places opened and Calgary economy hasn’t been all that good, they’ve been a bit slower. Definitely an unique sushi restaurant experience.

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Tim Kee Kitchen

Tim Kee Kitchen Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato I called them up for take out. A Chinese lady picked up. I asked for the Chicken Chow Mein $7.50. She asked if I wanted it as a lunch special. Since I didn’t know about it (as I did not see it on Zomato), I asked. She was reluctant in explaining what it was and told me it was such and such $ (more than chow mein) for a special, and so you want, ok? No, I didn’t want that much for lunch and told her I only wanted the Chow Mein.

idearabbit-timkeekitchen2The place is a hole in the wall. Typical Chinese restaurant that looks run down, and maybe only 10 people can sit inside? There was no one there when I was there to pick up.

idearabbit-timkeekitchen1I was surprised to find a spring roll, though I later realized that it came with it :P But it was pretty burnt badly. Boo. The portion was huge! I couldn’t finish it, and ended up saving some for dinner. Taste was alright…

Another time, one of us ordered the Pan Fried Rice Noodles with Beef. I tried a bit, and it was slightly oilier, but I really liked the flavour a lot more! One of our staff did not feel good after consuming it, but the other staff and I were ok, so not sure if it was related to the food.

Last Time

Again for take out, I had the House Special Chow Mein with crispy noodles and toppings on top – my favourite! I was super excited.

idearabbit_timkee5 idearabbit_timkee6However, I was super disappointed. The sauce just seemed like it was soy sauce with no additional flavour. It had an odd smell that was unappetizing… It looked great with shrimp, beef, chicken and broccoli, but it had no flavour and the meat were fatty. I kept sniffing every bite. Something was off. The smell made me nauseous. When I bit into the broccoli, it was really gross. Not sure if the broccoli itself was bad, or the bad meat’s juice had seeped into it, but I had to spit it out. I tried eating it as I hate wasting food, but unfortunately, over half of it went into the trash T_T… I will not go back again.

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Umeda Japanese Cuisine

Click to add a blog post for Umeda Japanese Cuisine on ZomatoIt was a little past 9pm when we entered Umeda, which was less than half empty on a Saturday. Sheepie and I both ordered the combo special $6.95 which includes three items from an extensive list, plus a bowl of miso soup. I chose Negitoro (of course), Avocado roll, and Spicy Tuna roll. All were average, but quite filling. Good price and portion, but nothing wow about the quality. Service was ok. If you’re looking for a quick bite in downtown without much lineup (like Samurai), you can drop by Umeda.

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