Dinner at Don Don Izakaya

Don Don Izakaya food

Don Don Izakaya located at 130 Dundas St W in Toronto

May 6, 2017:  After a brief stint at the Leslieville Food & Drink Festival, we went to Don Don Izakaya for dinner.  I had previously been to Don Don Izakaya many years before.  In fact, it was one of the very first izakayas I had been to in Toronto.  This was my pre-blogging days and even before many other Japanese izakayas had opened up in Toronto.  I had dined here with a friend and remembered the visit fondly because the food was quite good!

Don Don Izakaya is located on the second level building at Bay and Dundas in the Continue reading


Dinner at Hashi Izakaya

Hashi Izakaya food

Hashi Izakaya located at 5582 Yonge St in North York

May 2, 2017:

After our long and arduous trip back from New York, we headed back uptown to Yonge and Finch area and decided to eat at Hashi Izakaya.  I had won an online contest back in February where my prize was a $25 gift card to Hashi Izakaya.  (The contest held by @frances.menu had three prizes: one $100 gift card, one $50 gift card, and one $25 gift card — I won the last one.)  After I had been picked as one of the three winners, I sent a private message to Hashi Izakaya to confirm my prize and inquire about the details for the Continue reading

Japanese Sushi at Nichiban Sushi 4 U

Nichiban Sushi 4 U sushi

Nichiban Sushi 4 U located at 3517 Kennedy Road Unit 3 in Scarborough

For an early dinner/continuation of lunch, we went to Nichiban Sushi 4 U for Japanese sushi.  I had been recommended to try this place twice; once by my friend Viv and then by another food blogger on Instagram.  Thus, I was curious to check this place out.

Nichiban Sushi 4 U is located on the corner of Kennedy Road and Steeles Avenue behind the Petro gas station.  Those of you who know where Fat Ninja Bite is (a must-try, by the way!), you will find this gem of a Japanese restaurant behind the restaurant.  Their parking lot is tiny but there are Continue reading

Dinner at Black Bear Japanese Fusion

Black Bear Japanese Fusion white burger

Black Bear Japanese Fusion located at Remove term: 4568 Highway 7 Unit 3 4568 Highway 7, Unit 3 in Markham

Last Friday evening, Ken and I checked out the new restaurant at Kennedy and Highway 7 called Black Bear Japanese Fusion.  This Japanese fusion restaurant takes the place of a previous long-running Japanese sushi restaurant called Sushi on 7.  I still remember going there with my relatives many years ago when they were visiting Canada.   Continue reading

Saku Sushi

Saku Sushi rolls

Saku Sushi located at 478 Queen St W in Toronto

This past week, we kicked off the weekend with some sushi from Saku Sushi!  Saku Sushi is located on Queen Street West, which is like foodie heaven to me — there are so many great restaurants on that street!  I became aware of Saku Sushi after seeing beautiful photos of their sushi on Instagram.   Continue reading

Sushi Boats at a Revolving Sushi Bar at Fune Japanese Restaurant!

Fune Japanese Restaurant

Fune Japanese Restaurant located at 100 Simcoe St in Toronto

This was definitely the most fun I’ve had in a sushi restaurant in recent memory!  Fune Japanese Restaurant is currently the only Japanese restaurant in Toronto that offers “conveyor belt” sushi.  What’s more, their conveyor belt sushi is even more unique than the regular ones on a track because these were boats of sushi floating on water around a sushi bar! 😀   Continue reading

Aburi Oshi Sushi at Miku Toronto

Miku Toronto Aburi Oshi Sushi

Miku Toronto located at 10 Bay St, #105 in Toronto

Miku Toronto hails from Vancouver, Canada where they housed their first location.  Miku Toronto is their East Coast expansion and is situated on Bay Street near Queen’s Quay in downtown Toronto (Southern Financial District).  They are most well known for their aburi oshi sushi, prepared using their “famous flame seared technique with signature sauces”.  In addition to a la carte lunch and dinner service, they also offer kaisek and omakase as well!   Continue reading

Ichiban Asian All You Can Eat

Ichiban All You Can Eat

Ichiban Asian All You Can Eat located at 4675 Steeles Ave E, 1R1 & 1R2 in Scarborough

Ichiban Asian All You Can Eat is a Japanese all-you-can-eat restaurant located in the Splendid China Mall on Steeles Avenue near Kennedy Road in Scarborough.  This restaurant opened sometime in 2016 last year and while I had been curious about it, I didn’t get a chance to visit it until this past Friday evening.   Continue reading

Wow! Sushi in Markham

Wow! Sushi food

Wow! Sushi located at 15 Karachi Drive in Markham

Wow! Sushi is yet another restaurant that I found about through Instagram when I saw a fellow food blogger post about its high-quality sushi.  Thus, three friends and I decided to come here to check it out.

Wow! Sushi is located at the plaza at 15 Karachi Drive nearest the intersection of Markham Road and 14th Avenue in Markham.   Continue reading

Ume Omakase at Shoushin!

Shoushin omakase

Shoushin located at 3328 Yonge St in Toronto

I haven’t tried many Japanese omakase meals in Toronto so it was definitely a treat to be able to enjoy this chef-custom-chosen “I’ll leave it to you” meal at Shoushin for Valentine’s Day this year.  I have to thank my SO for making the reservation ahead of time since V Day is always a hectic day for restaurant bookings.   Continue reading