Saturday, February 14, 2009

restaurant review: sushi kaji restaurant

Restaurant: Sushi Kaji Restaurant
Location: 860 The Queensway, Etobicoke, Ontario M8Z 1N7
Telephone: 416-252-2166

Meal type: Dinner

Average price per person: $100+

What I ordered: Kaji Dinner - Waza


This quaint little Japanese Sushi restaurant came highly recommended by my co-worker, so we decided to go there for Valentines day. We were lucky to get reservations as they were completely booked for the evening. At first glance it├Ęs not the trendiest restaurant or the prettiest, but what it lacks in decor it more than makes up for in incredible food.

Sushi Kaji offers 3 different tasting menus set at either $80, $100 or $120. We both chose the Waza dinner that was $100 per person. I really like the tasting menu style of dining which takes the stress off ordering and lets you try totally new things that you might have never considered trying.

The courses just kept coming and we were completely stuffed with food by the end of the dinner. Each course was incredibly presented and incredible tasting. I tried lots of things I have never tried before, like sea urchin (which wasn`t so bad at all) and the staff was super friendly and attentive, although a bit hard to understand at times.

The most memorable items of the night:
- west coast shrimp, probably the best I`ve had in my life
- sea eel, again probably the best I`ve had in my life
- the dessert mousse

To finish things off, we were given an orchid made from edible items (radish, carrot, scallion, etc.) which topped off the perfect dining experience.

Reservations are a definite must.


Sadao said...

I hope you had enough to eat after you spent that much money.

MelBell said...

I've had the privilege of dining there on several occasions, and it's worth every penny.

Suziesaurus said...

we were stuffed after the dinner & it was definitely worth the money!!!! =)