Luscious 5 Kitchen + Bar

Capellini Pesto

Luscious 5 Kitchen + Bar located at 7500 Woodbine Ave in Markham

December 4, 2018:  I came back to eat here!! 😀  I initially visited this new restaurant called Luscious 5 Kitchen + Bar with Betty on October 17  for lunch.  I remember noticing this restaurant when driving on Woodbine Avenue and that it had replaced the previous Maison du Japon restaurant.

I remember on that visit how new the restaurant was and that since I was one of the first customers there for lunch on a weekday, the restaurant was empty at first.  The server engaged me in friendly conversation as I was waiting for my friend by showing me the holiday menu.  I also learned at this time that the restaurant used to be an all-you-can-eat Japanese restaurant and that the owners were carried over from the previous restaurant.

Luscious 5 Kitchen + Bar storefront

My first visit was back in October 2018

Luscious 5 Kitchen + Bar lobby

Spacious lobby into the restaurant

 Business hours

Business hours

Luscious 5 Kitchen + Bar hostess table

First glimpse inside the restaurant

Luscious 5 Kitchen + Bar interior

I was the first to arrive for a weekday lunch

Luscious 5 Kitchen + Bar interior

Lots of seating

Luscious 5 Kitchen + Bar lunch menu and prices

Lunch menu

Luscious 5 Kitchen + Bar lunch menu and prices

Lunch menu continued

Luscious 5 Kitchen + Bar beverage menu and prices

Beverage menu

Luscious 5 Kitchen + Bar dessert and wine menu and prices

Dessert and wine menu

Luscious 5 Kitchen + Bar dinner set menu and prices

Dinner set menu

We had ordered the Capellini Pesto pasta and a Poke Bowl – Salmon with Sushi Rice.  I fell in love with the pesto dish since the pasta noodles were thin and tender, the type that I like, and which carried the savory pesto sauce so well.  The garlic bread on the side was perfectly crispy and seasoned too.

Miso Soup

Miso Soup (served with the poke bowl)

 Broccoli Soup

Broccoli Soup (daily soup served with the pasta)

The poke bowl was so large and full of fresh and delicious ingredients!  The sushi rice was perfect too.  What a great lunch we had!

Capellini Pesto

Capellini Pesto. $11
-fresh basil, garlic, pinenuts, parmesan cheese, olive oil

Salmon with Sushi Rice

Poke Bowl (Salmon with Sushi Rice). $14
-served with seaweed salad, avocado, corn, carrot, edamame, crispy Japanese sesame dressing

On this second visit, I was met with a starkly different atmosphere.  When we walked in for lunch at around 12:30 p.m., the tables were full and there were so many lunch-goers.  The entire restaurant was abuzz with chatter and lots of people enjoying their lunch.

Capellini Pesto

Capellini Pesto. $11
-fresh basil, garlic, pinenuts, parmesan cheese, olive oil

I ordered my beloved Capellini Pesto (very thin variety of Italian pasta) from last time and we shared a Maki set.  The servers were just as pleasant and professional as last time.  We had a broccoli soup as well as a miso soup that was part of the lunch set.

The Capellini Pesto pasta dish was as delicious as I remembered it from the last visit.  The flavouring was full and savory, just the way I like it.  The portion was also as large as last time too.  😀  You can easily share this dish since there’s so much of it.

(It’s a super easy pasta to make with simple ingredients [fresh basil, garlic, pinenuts, parmesan cheese, olive oil] that I later started to replicate it at home too.)

The LB4 Set came with 6 California Rolls, 6 Popcorn Chicken Rolls, (imitation) Crab sushi, and Shrimp sushi.  These were so good too.  I was very pleased.

 Sushi Set Lunch: LB4 Set

Sushi Set Lunch: LB4 Set (14 pcs). $10
-shrimp, crab sushi, popcorn chicken roll, California roll

I’m definitely coming back for more.  I want to support this little hidden gem. 🙂

 Luscious 5 Kitchen + Bar food

By the time the sushi set arrived, I was nearly done the pasta XD

(It was as we left that I was aware that it’s called ‘Lucious 5’ because they feature five items:  sushi, ramen, pasta, burgers, Asian food.) 😀

Luscious 5 Kitchen + Bar Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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About stenoodie

I'm a stenographer, foodie, and avid traveller just trying to find her place in the world.
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