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reservoircat
07-10-2008, 05:10 PM
My wife I have gone to Osaka for their all-you-can-eat sushi specials. Yumm. The Mikado is always reliable, albeit expensive. And for just straight Japanese-ish fast food, we like Tokyo Express.

But where do you folks go if you want really good sushi and sashimi? I know there a many smaller Japanese restaurants around town, but which would you recommend?

grish
07-10-2008, 05:12 PM
I would give Furosato a try. Whyte avenue and approximately 101 street.

IanO
07-10-2008, 05:12 PM
by a LARGE LARGE LARGGGGGGGGGE margin, furusato on whyte and 100 is the best sushi/sashimi in the city. It is generally on par with the best i have had in vancouver.

i also like Kobe in the west end.

IanO
07-10-2008, 05:12 PM
I Love Sushi on 105st and jasper is pretty good for quick sushi.

grish
07-10-2008, 05:44 PM
/\they've changed in the last 3 years? they weren't very good when I tried them

Sonic Death Monkey
07-10-2008, 07:41 PM
I think we already have these "best-of" threads in the Lifestyles section.

That said, I try to make it down to Mikado at least once a month.
I also like Sushi Wasabi (5714 111 Street in the Lendrum strip mall).

Has anyone tried the sushi place next to Axis?

IanO
07-10-2008, 08:17 PM
^yup... sankuyu 2. It is mediocre at best.

Grish - new management - far better

MikeK
07-10-2008, 10:20 PM
Furusato's probably the best in Edmonton, IMO.
Mikado isn't bad, either.

I've tried Sankyu 2 once - never again! But I Love Sushi was and is much better.

sweetcrude
07-10-2008, 10:33 PM
Yokozuna is acceptable, although Furusato is pretty damned good.

Kevin_Foster
07-10-2008, 10:35 PM
furusato is awesome.

kona
07-10-2008, 10:36 PM
My wife I have gone to Osaka for their all-you-can-eat sushi specials. Yumm. The Mikado is always reliable, albeit expensive. And for just straight Japanese-ish fast food, we like Tokyo Express.

But where do you folks go if you want really good sushi and sashimi? I know there a many smaller Japanese restaurants around town, but which would you recommend?

I would be concerned about an all you can eat sushi special!

Concur with the Furusato reccomendation, Mikado also very good.

IanO
08-10-2008, 09:38 AM
^why? It is common place the world over.


Mikado is pretty good but ridiculously overpriced.

Bluestreak
08-10-2008, 11:58 AM
Furusato hands down.. best place in Edm. Place is small and won't take resos on Fri-Sat.. open from 5pm till either 9 or 10, depending on the night. Go early or make resos if you can.

Mikado has a nice atmosphere, but too expensive.

Yokozuna is okay, but fairly inconsistent and the service isn't always up to par.

Kyoto is also okay, but they tend to use lots of tempura crumbles in their sushi as filler.

lat
16-10-2008, 11:35 AM
Kyoto on the south-side of the highlevel used to be my fav. The one in Railtown is good too, but I think has slipped a bit in recent years.

Tiran
16-10-2008, 12:43 PM
We found the food to be pretty much the same at the two Kyotos, but there service was better on Jasper.

Top_Dawg
21-09-2009, 12:02 PM
For the second time in a month, Top_Dawg took his French Poodle buddy to the original Japanese Village this weekend. Her favorite food is sushi and she particularly enjoys this restaurant, although she is new to Edmonton and doesn't know of too many other places.

Last time Top_Dawg had a beef entree while she had two types of sushi.

Top_Dawg has never had sushi and so this time he got his courage up and ordered it as well.

It was god-awful.

So Top_Dawg has a question for all his esteemed C2E friends: Is sushi something that one acquires a taste for ? Were your first experiences with sushi good, bad or indifferent ?

Last weekend, Top_Dawg took French Poodle to Ric's Grill and they both enjoyed themselves immensely. But French Poodle says she only eats beef once every few months. Although Top_Dawg will keep taking French Poodle out in order to continue getting in her culottes, he does not look forward to a steady diet of raw seafood.

Sonic Death Monkey
21-09-2009, 01:11 PM
Sushi is definitely an acquired taste. When I first started eating it, I used to drown it in wasabi and soya until I started appreciating its more subtle flavours.

IanO
21-09-2009, 02:10 PM
For the second time in a month, Top_Dawg took his French Poodle buddy to the original Japanese Village this weekend. Her favorite food is sushi and she particularly enjoys this restaurant, although she is new to Edmonton and doesn't know of too many other places.

Last time Top_Dawg had a beef entree while she had two types of sushi.

Top_Dawg has never had sushi and so this time he got his courage up and ordered it as well.

It was god-awful.

So Top_Dawg has a question for all his esteemed C2E friends: Is sushi something that one acquires a taste for ? Were your first experiences with sushi good, bad or indifferent ?

Last weekend, Top_Dawg took French Poodle to Ric's Grill and they both enjoyed themselves immensely. But French Poodle says she only eats beef once every few months. Although Top_Dawg will keep taking French Poodle out in order to continue getting in her culottes, he does not look forward to a steady diet of raw seafood.

acquired taste to a degree, acquired texture yes.

and while top_dawg continues to amaze us with his ongoing conquest reports, IanO finds it tiring and more of an outreach program for dogs needing bones than anything else.

Ellie
24-09-2009, 03:30 PM
I've never tried Osaka but I love Kyoto on Jasper.. they also have really great Bento boxes

Sonic Death Monkey
24-09-2009, 03:33 PM
Kyoto is meh - if the rice is dry enough that your sushi piece starts falling apart in your chopsticks then it's a sign of a not-so-good sushi place.

RTA
24-09-2009, 03:36 PM
I've found Kyoto to be fairly consistently good, myself, and at a good price too.

moahunter
24-09-2009, 04:37 PM
None of the sushi in Edmotnon is very authentic or good, but the closest thing to the real thing is Mikado. Most of the establishments listed above are chinese owned and operated, not a bad thing, as the food reflects market tastes in Edmonton, but not Japanese food.

IanO
24-09-2009, 04:43 PM
^mikado is a rip off though

furusato is the closest to real sushi/jap

kobe west end also close

mikado is good but way too pricey

moahunter
24-09-2009, 04:51 PM
^I agree Mikado is overpriced, but good Japanese food normally is. If it is cheap, it probably isn't quality ingredients, which means it isn't Japanese.

RTA
24-09-2009, 04:55 PM
^ I've actually been pretty disappointed with Mikkado the last four or so times I've gone there, and I definitely feel that it is overpriced. Which is sad, because they used to be my favourite.

Ellie
24-09-2009, 05:01 PM
Kyoto is meh - if the rice is dry enough that your sushi piece starts falling apart in your chopsticks then it's a sign of a not-so-good sushi place.

I've never had a dry rice experience there lol..

IanO
24-09-2009, 05:30 PM
^I agree Mikado is overpriced, but good Japanese food normally is. If it is cheap, it probably isn't quality ingredients, which means it isn't Japanese.

are you kidding me? the best sushi i usually have in vancouver is the cheapest or near cheapest.

Sonic Death Monkey
24-09-2009, 08:41 PM
^ But in Vancouver you can't breathe without exhaling on a sushi joint!

Mikado is pricey but I think it's the best sushi place in downtown. The staff is great, and they don't serve that horrible sweet egg sushi when you order a sushi combo. I suppose one is paying for the upscale decor.

Furusato is good too but I prefer a place that actually has a sushi bar.

Halo
24-09-2009, 09:09 PM
Our family hosted a Japanese exchange student for two years. She said the closest to "home" is Wasabi.

RTA
24-09-2009, 10:16 PM
^^ You can always opt out of the egg sushi by request.

7
25-09-2009, 12:54 AM
The Japanese community in Edmonton swears by Wasabi.
Having spent a couple of years in Japan and eating Sushi on a very regular basis, I agree.
Furusato second (but not such a close second)

jadzia2000
25-09-2009, 01:46 PM
I don't think I know how to order sushi or sashimi.

I went to Sushi-ya in City Centre and ordered a tune sashimi and what I got for $11 was 8 little slices and dipping sauce. This looked like an appetizer when I was expecting for $11 was a meal.

But I don't want the rice either. Any suggestions? Or is Sushi-ya to be avoided all together?

IanO
25-09-2009, 02:21 PM
^sashimi is just raw fish cut up into 'little slices'...

personally i am a maki kinda guy

Ponza
25-09-2009, 02:47 PM
Yes Wasabi is the best. Was just there last weekend.

jadzia2000
25-09-2009, 03:16 PM
^sashimi is just raw fish cut up into 'little slices'...

personally i am a maki kinda guy


What's Maki?

Sonic Death Monkey
25-09-2009, 03:36 PM
Maki is the cylindrical roll of rice and fish and/or veggie.
Nigiri is where a slice of the fish is wrapped on top of a mound of rice.

jadzia2000
25-09-2009, 03:39 PM
Okay. Here's a silly question. Can you have maki without the rice?

Halo
25-09-2009, 09:59 PM
No. Maki is a roll with rice.

$11 for 8 pieces of sashimi is not outrageous. Why don't you want the rice?

lat
25-09-2009, 11:01 PM
Kyoto used to be great, but has gone downhill the last few times I've been there. Mikado is a ripoff and not that great, imo... Furusato is great... too small though. Haven't tried Wasabi. Will have to!

jadzia2000
25-09-2009, 11:17 PM
No. Maki is a roll with rice.

$11 for 8 pieces of sashimi is not outrageous. Why don't you want the rice?

I'm trying to watch my carb intake and I really don't like rice. But I like the raw fish.

lat
02-10-2009, 06:43 PM
Off to try Sushi Wasabi tonight... will let you know!

lat
02-10-2009, 08:44 PM
Note to self: reservations required on Fridays at Sushi Wasabi...

Cardinal Fang
09-10-2009, 08:16 AM
Sushi? What the hell????? thats just fancy for raw fish!!!! Why the hell would I want to eat raw fish and pay high prices for that crap? I can go pull out fish from the north sask river & its the same thing! saskatchewan sushi!!!!!!!!


Give me a damn steak anyday! sushi is BS marketing ploy!

RTA
09-10-2009, 09:52 AM
^ Because it's tasty and fun.

ETA: Oh, and "Sushi" is actually "fancy" (read: "Japanese") for "with rice." Not "raw fish" as a lot of people seem to believe.

MikeK
09-10-2009, 10:07 AM
^ And healthier than steak, too.

Top_Dawg
09-10-2009, 10:13 AM
^ Coming from a guy who knoshes on Mozza Burgers at the Greyhound A&Dub.

Gotta be Friday.

:smt118

MikeK
09-10-2009, 10:22 AM
^ Coming from a guy who knoshes on Mozza Burgers at the Greyhound A&Dub.

Gotta be Friday.

:smt118

Believe it or not, he's only eaten Mozzas twice this year.

Oh, and he doesn't eat beef nearly as much as he used to, for obvious health reasons.

noodle
09-10-2009, 10:31 AM
(I'm actually quite partial to A&W's veggieburger.)

Cardinal Fang
09-10-2009, 10:34 AM
Raw fish w/rice! woohoo Someone must hate me if they serve me that for supper!!!!! Raw fish does not sound tasty at all.

IanO
09-10-2009, 10:36 AM
^'does not sound tasty' seems to imply ignorance of said culinary delights.

sushi is incredibly healthy, tasty, not that expensive, fun, and you feel wonderful afterwards....unlike a big steak dinner.

newfangled
09-10-2009, 10:40 AM
I recently discovered the most unexpectedly successful condiment combination.

Smokies + mango chutney + wasabi

It's like sushi, but with all the unhealthiness of steak. Soooo good.

MikeK
09-10-2009, 10:41 AM
^'does not sound tasty' seems to imply ignorance of said culinary delights.

sushi is incredibly healthy, tasty, not that expensive, fun, and you feel wonderful afterwards....unlike a big steak dinner.

Very true.

RTA
09-10-2009, 10:43 AM
Raw fish w/rice! woohoo Someone must hate me if they serve me that for supper!!!!! Raw fish does not sound tasty at all.

So don't eat it then. But I have to say, you don't know what you're missing out on until you try new things.

Legacy
09-10-2009, 10:46 AM
Raw fish w/rice! woohoo Someone must hate me if they serve me that for supper!!!!! Raw fish does not sound tasty at all.

That's fine. More for me and the rest of us that like Sushi.

What do you eat, Bannock with brown sugar? Sounds just as tasty.

Top_Dawg
09-10-2009, 11:16 AM
sushi is incredibly healthy, tasty, not that expensive, fun, and you feel wonderful afterwards....unlike a big steak dinner.


Well Top_Dawg certainly didn't feel all that wonderful afterwards.

And it cast a very unpleasant pall in the cribroom of his dawghouse the following morning. Must have been a slow gas leak in Top_Dawg's basement overnight. Good thing he still had a fresh blowhole bib left in his three-pack of Stanfield's to wrap around his nuts after he took a shower because the one he passed out in was beyond salvage.

reservoircat
18-10-2009, 12:55 PM
I've still yet to try "Wasabi" in the Lendrum Place strip mall. Is it still there? About how much for two people for dinner?

Legacy
19-10-2009, 01:51 PM
Wasabi is still there. Make reservations. As for price, Japanese food is one of those things you can leave still feeling hungry after having spent $80 bucks.

reservoircat
19-10-2009, 03:12 PM
Japanese food is one of those things you can leave still feeling hungry after having spent $80 bucks.

ROFLMAO! There is truth to what you say!

IanO
19-10-2009, 10:06 PM
Japanese food is one of those things you can leave still feeling hungry after having spent $80 bucks.

ROFLMAO! There is truth to what you say!

or perhaps we are simply more familiar with being stuffed with hard to digest food and portions double of what we need.

RTA
19-10-2009, 11:20 PM
^ My thoughts exactly.

ChrisD
24-10-2009, 02:03 PM
Japanese food is one of those things you can leave still feeling hungry after having spent $80 bucks.

ROFLMAO! There is truth to what you say!

or perhaps we are simply more familiar with being stuffed with hard to digest food and portions double of what we need.
Ha, we dont have double portions in Canada, if you want that, go States side...there you will see 'portions'.

IanO
29-10-2009, 10:16 AM
Japanese food is one of those things you can leave still feeling hungry after having spent $80 bucks.

ROFLMAO! There is truth to what you say!

or perhaps we are simply more familiar with being stuffed with hard to digest food and portions double of what we need.
Ha, we dont have double portions in Canada, if you want that, go States side...there you will see 'portions'.

haha well yes, but generally we get larger than necessary portions at larger than necessary prices.

TiggerLily
29-10-2009, 04:34 PM
Any opinions on the Japanese Village? I've only eaten the Sushi there once a long time ago, but the Tepanyaki experiences I've had are always enjoyable.

IanO
29-10-2009, 04:35 PM
^always good, never amazing or bad. It is on my 'anytime' list because it is consistent.

reservoircat
29-10-2009, 04:48 PM
As IanO remarks above: Japanese Village is a consistent experience. And because it has enough novelty to distinguish itself from other longtime E-town restaurants, I like J.V. as a place to gather friends every couple of months.

I can't comment on how Japanese Village cuisine ranks against other serious Japanese establishments, but I have never had bad food there. Two thumbs up.

edmonton daily photo
15-03-2010, 08:11 PM
by a LARGE LARGE LARGGGGGGGGGE margin, furusato on whyte and 100 is the best sushi/sashimi in the city. It is generally on par with the best i have had in vancouver.

.

Just go here ;-)

Sonic Death Monkey
16-03-2010, 08:00 AM
Has anyone been to Maki Maki in East Whyte? 101 St and 81 Ave.

Top_Dawg
16-03-2010, 01:45 PM
Has anyone been to Maki Maki in East Whyte? 101 St and 81 Ave.


Top_Dawg can't help you SDM.

They regularly have a sandwich board out front advertising their Vietnamese and Dynamite spring rolls and they seem quite reasonably priced. Top_Dawg has been tempted to stop in but just hasn't got around to it yet.

He sure got a good laugh last summer when he saw their patio set-up.

They have two of them - one on the south side of the building and one on the north side.

South side is all right. North side has to be awful. There is a pall from the adjacent A&W that hangs over it and as if that isn't bad enough all the beat up clunkers accessing the drive-thru are blowing exhaust into it.

First time Top_Dawg saw this he giggled to himself: Bon appetit sushi suckers !

sdimedru
29-03-2010, 12:05 PM
If you're looking for some GREAT sushi, you MUST try out this spot.....

OKA Sushi is located in the basement of the Jasper Fairmont Lodge.
Small restaraunt, seats only 14 I think. Open 6-9pm only, and you NEEED reservations.
They take reservations at 6 and 630, after that it depends on how quick the turnover is...

Mr. Oka prepares all the pieces in front of you by hand, and has 1 very friendly server to help him out.

After reading some reviews, we tried it for the first time this weekend and I was blown away.
The FutoMaki Rolls were awesome, and my favourite were the TAKO shooters and UNAGI, I could've sat all evening and had those... (Fatty Tuna was also exceptional) We spent 2 hours in there, were not rushed at all, and enjoyed every minute of it.

We had a combination of Sashimi, Maki and Nigiri totalling maybe 32 pieces, and it was about $50

I will plan my visits to Jasper around OKA Sushi, definetely recommend it!!!

IanO
29-03-2010, 12:10 PM
^been a while back and yes, very very good.

I hit up 'Kabuki' this saturday in the revamped Garneau. It was everything I expected and while the service was slow, the food was quite good. I would put its salmon, my litmus for all sushi joints, on par or even above Furusato! It was like buddah in your mouth. I also was impressed with some house signature dishes and other unique takes on typical rolls or combos. Dinner for 2 was $48 including my $8 big beer.

Sonic Death Monkey
16-06-2010, 04:31 PM
Stopped by Kabuki for lunch. I had the Edmonton Roll and was mightily impressed. It wasn't busy at all - just 3 tables to serve. Then again, Kyoto is right across the street.

JOA
16-06-2010, 05:20 PM
Has anyone been to Maki Maki in East Whyte? 101 St and 81 Ave.

I tried them out about 3 weeks ago... I'd put them about on par with Kyoto (my usual go-to), although they're a bit more expensive. Their Mango Tango roll was quite good.

abaka
16-06-2010, 10:43 PM
My wife -- Japanese, I may add -- likes Sushi-Wasabi at Lendrum.

PS.. I guess others have said that as well.

By the way, if you're ever in Vancouver, check out whichever place Yoshi Tabo is running at any given time. World class A+++.

norwoodguy
16-06-2010, 11:03 PM
By the way, if you're ever in Vancouver, check out whichever place Yoshi Tabo is running at any given time. World class A+++.

Bummer, I should have asked your opinion before I went out to Vancouver in April. Thanks for the tip, I'll have to check out the Blue Water Cafe the next time I visit.

IanO
17-06-2010, 10:10 AM
The best and cheapest sushi in Van imo is on davie around thurlow. One just east of thurlow, one just west.

abaka
17-06-2010, 10:32 AM
And the best non-sushi Japanese robata is one block south of Robson one block west of Burrard -- Thurlow. Guu, I think it's called.

IanO
17-06-2010, 10:42 AM
^Guu is so very interesting, but pricey.

abaka
17-06-2010, 11:16 AM
^They're a lot less expensive than the "good-anytime" Japanese village. :)

Unfortunately, non-sushi Japanese in Edmonton has been a no-go. Around 2000-2003 there was a really good noodle house on 104 Ave by the Starbucks at 113 or thereabouts, but it closed after three years -- no customers.

Still, Guu's opened a branch (or franchise?) in Toronto. I wish they'd try Edmonton (-- although BC transplants like White Spot and Benny's Bagels have had a hard time taking hold here.)

Blueline
17-06-2010, 01:16 PM
what about the place on the east side of 115 st north of jasper ?

abaka
17-06-2010, 01:29 PM
^Jasper Noodle & Sushi? I'm told it's Vietnamese, and therefore would have to go there by myself. :)

So, absolutely no comment, since I haven't been there.

IanO
18-06-2010, 09:42 AM
^its jap unless they have swapped formats

JTM
01-02-2013, 12:39 PM
Yokozuna - My fave. service was perhaps questionable before, but they've gone down to 1 location (whitemud crossing) from 3 so it should be a whole lot better. Currently under renovation until Early March to expand in size.

Furasato - on par with Yokozuna, but haven't been here for awhile.

wasabi - Different items. But always enjoyed.

Mikado - Good but too expensive. West end location is horrible.

Kobe - was good, has dropped the ball a bit for last couple of years

Kyoto - meh

Has anyone been to Ichiban? I've always seen it but never have been. People have said to me it's decent or pretty good...


Also, Sushi Garden in Mayfield. I HATED it. But people have said to me that it's good...is it because it's all you can eat? Is it actually good? AM I TAKING CRAZY PILLS HERE!?!

Idealistic Pragmatist
01-02-2013, 02:53 PM
I have three go-to sushi places, depending on what I'm in the mood for.

For pure quality of food it's Furusato on Whyte. There's nothing imaginative there, though--just the traditional stuff--so if you're looking for Wild And Crazy Roll, you're not going to find it there.

On the other hand, the Wild And Crazy Roll (not literally, but you know what I mean) is the specialty at Maki Maki, just south of Whyte. I actually find myself going here more often, though Furusato has better quality.

Every now and then, I get enough of a hankering for the "special california roll" (with grapefruit! which sounds nuts, and gross, but it's wonderful.) that this pedestrian/cyclist/non-driver is willing to make her way to Sushi Wasabi in the 'burbs. I really need to do that again soon.

Idealistic Pragmatist
01-02-2013, 02:57 PM
Has anybody tried a recommendation-worthy sushi place downtown?

Sonic Death Monkey
01-02-2013, 03:04 PM
If I'm strictly staying downtown, it's pretty much Mikado for me.

JTM
01-02-2013, 05:54 PM
nope, just Mikado.

I've been hearing some good things about Sumo Sumo in Sherwood Park...

edmonton daily photo
03-02-2013, 08:50 PM
I like Kyoto dt much more than mikado...

I also like "I heart Sushi"

Municipal Man of Mystery
03-02-2013, 11:55 PM
I had some of the biggest pieces of sashimi I've ever had at Nomiya on Calgary Trail. Quite good, too.

I also like Sushi Garden's (Mayfield Road) AYCE.

While I'm a proud Downtown dweller, I unfortunately tend to find the downtown Japanese restaurants overpriced and/or subpar.

IanO
04-02-2013, 12:22 AM
Furusato
Kobe

Hands down

Tiran
04-02-2013, 11:31 AM
I find Mikado overpriced. Kyoto is good but I get comparable quality at a better price at Sapporo, on 101 st across from the Royal Alex, next to the Humpty's.

Gizmo
04-02-2013, 12:31 PM
Have yet to find a very good sushi place here in Edmonton.
Either overpriced and nothing great, or inconsistant, one time can be good, others not.

IanO
04-02-2013, 04:01 PM
Mikado is overpriced, but consistent and good quality.

IanO
04-02-2013, 04:01 PM
Have yet to find a very good sushi place here in Edmonton.
Either overpriced and nothing great, or inconsistant, one time can be good, others not.

Furusato

GizmoForMayor
04-02-2013, 08:01 PM
Tokyo Noodle House on Whyte is the best by far that I've tried. We go there almost once a week and it's always consistently awesome. Great service too.

Sonic Death Monkey
04-02-2013, 09:04 PM
If I venture outside of the core for great sushi, I go to Sushi Wasabi

Terry_H
05-02-2013, 03:23 PM
Kyoto is still my favo in the city. Their baby tako and uni sushi is awesome. Mikado I find soooooo over priced.

IanO
05-02-2013, 03:34 PM
Looking forward to trying takoyaki and okonomoyaki at Tomo

J.J
06-02-2013, 04:05 PM
Yokozuna, Sumo Sumo and Ichiban are excellent.

jamesacer
11-02-2013, 10:03 AM
Edmonton sushi is sub-par or at best tolerable, I thought Sushi Wasabi was okay, although their presentation was completely lacking, until they served me un-fresh fish, haven't been back there since...
Truth is, for top flight sushi, one has to eat to go to Vancouver (Ajisai, Miku, Octopus Garden, I could go on...), Toronto (Hiro, Kaji, etc), and even Calgary (Wa's, Zipang). Fortunately, I travel to these cities at least once a month, so I get my sushi fix, and don't have to eat the average/mediocre sushi in Edmonton..

bolo
11-02-2013, 02:50 PM
^Are you offering to bring some back for us?

jamesacer
11-02-2013, 03:31 PM
what we need is a top flight japanese sushi chef to move to Edmonton, that person would make a killing here...more than enough to offset the higher cost of transporting in higher cost fresh fish

alas, in my opinion this just reflects Edmonton's tougher time attracting talented individuals


^Are you offering to bring some back for us?

Superman99
03-07-2013, 12:22 AM
I like Kyoto (both downtown and University location). Their quality has gone down recently but still good. Furusato is probably best one I've been do.

IanO
03-07-2013, 12:56 AM
Try Izakaya tomo

richardW
03-07-2013, 10:20 AM
Try Izakaya tomo

this

Legacy
03-07-2013, 10:44 AM
Tomo's sushi/sashimi isn't his best.. his other stuff - is what makes him stand out imo.

Sushi/Sashimi - Mikado, Kobe, and Wasabi are the ones we prefer.

JTM
04-11-2013, 06:25 PM
Yokozuna's upped it's game since opening up. Check it out on Thursdays when they bring in different types of fish straight from Japan. (listed on their twitter/Facebook)

Also, had Japonaise recently and had the 5 dish set menu (not the Omakase). It was very good and decently priced for what we were got.

Gemini
16-12-2013, 11:15 PM
Texas based sushi franchise to open in Edmonton.

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/business/Customized+sushi+roll+Edmonton/9293599/story.html

Terry_H
17-12-2013, 04:02 PM
Sushi Sugoi is up and running in the southside now. Only found a few reviews on Urbanspoon so far: http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/131/1795374/restaurant/Heritage/Sushi-Sugoi-Edmonton

unbelievably
02-03-2014, 02:49 PM
Both Mikado and Zen are by far the most authentic sushi I've had.

On both spectrums of the scale,

Mikado, very much like what you would find in Japan in terms of high-end.
Their preparation and presentation are top notch.

Zen, on the other hand would be more akin to Japanese "kuru-kuru" sushi.
Good value and if you're hungry, it is all you can eat.
Plus the owner is quite a slick carracter.

richardW
02-03-2014, 06:46 PM
which place would you guys recommend for take out?

preferably DT or southside

Legacy
03-03-2014, 09:32 AM
Mikado SEC, Yokozuna Whitemud Crossing, or Wasabi in Lendrum. All three are Japanese owned, personally I prefer those over those that aren't as quality is their quality in sushi doesn't come close.

Sonic Death Monkey
03-03-2014, 10:15 AM
^^ The downtown Kyoto and Mikado locations do takeout.

hungryman4000
20-07-2017, 04:55 PM
2017 update: yokozuna is by far the best in edmonton in my opinion (my japanese friend swears by it for edmonton sushi). Downtown I don't mind japonais bistro.