We were craving sushi and after our experience at the new and busy Kinjo went back to our standby. We like that Sushi Sushi is small, quiet and serves really good sushi for a pretty good price. It turns out their sushi sale is back – $1.35 for sushi Sunday through Thursday. Their sushi comes with the smallest pile of rice and the largest chunk of fish I’ve ever seen. A totally awesome deal for $1.35!
We’ve made a commitment to try everything on their menu… yes, it may take a while. But this way, we’re forced to try things we haven’t tried before, and so far, everything we’ve had at Sushi Sushi has been good. Except… this time we went for the marinated baby octopus (A14) for just $5.75. The sauce was really good – a smoky sesame flavour. But I could only eat one. Because, seriously, they were complete baby octopuses. I gave it a shot and just couldn’t do it. Biting into their little baby heads was not appealing to me. Jay, however, really liked them. He had no problem eating the little babies and even offered to bite their heads off for me. Sigh…
We had the Dragon Roll for $5.00, with tempura shrimp and avocado. I’m not a huge fan of tempura anything so I really focussed on the deep fried taste of the tempura shrimp. But the rolls were smooth and creamy with the avocado and Jay really liked the sauce drizzled on top.
The Salmon Skin Roll for $4.95 was awesome. So super crispy – it was like eating crispy bacon. Salty and crunchy and not at all fishy. With fresh cucumber this roll was a nice textural treat. I would totally get these again!
The Flaming Battle Roll is pretty big at $13.95. It’s very spicy (consider yourself warned!), with a light and crispy batter. It’s creamy inside and I think we’ve ordered this every time we’ve been. This time we thought the fish was a bit tough to bite through in spots, but I still thought it was great. It’s one of those big rolls that are easier to enjoy when you shove the whole piece in your mouth at once (it’s not pretty, but it works!).
For sushi we ordered: Sake (salmon) with Cheese ($2.45 each) – a favourite – I love the little bit of cheese; Smoke Sake (salmon) – another favourite for $1.90 each; and the Unagi (BBQ eel) for $2.60 each. With a warm piece of eel and a dash of teriyaki sauce, the Unagi is another favourite.
We didn’t have much room for dessert but for $5.95 we decided to try the daily dessert special – red wine soaked cherries served in a crepe with homemade ice cream. There were 3 homemade ice cream flavours to choose from (including green tea and black sesame), and I chose the coconut and almond. The ice cream was awesome – the texture of the coconut and ground almond was great and the ice cream was smooth and tasty (but not too sweet). The Chef actually came out to our table and explained the dessert to us and checked to make sure we enjoyed our dinner. It was a nice touch!
If you live up in the Northern Hills area and still haven’t tried this place, you really should.