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Yonge & Bloor

Natural Sushi

(2 reviews)

Natural Sushi is located on Yonge Street about a block south of Bloor. Please read our conversational review, below.

714 Yonge Street
416.921.8988‎
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// rating

bran7 / 10
fred6 / 10

Review Date: Dec 16, 2008



brandon
Comment ArrowAfter getting text message from you that you would be 10-15 min late due to some Viva delay, I arrive at 7:10pm and of course you were even later. At least got served hot green tea right away to warm up because it was freezing.


fred
Comment ArrowIndeed. Since the heat wasn’t on, warming my hands around a mug of green tea seemed necessary. This place didn’t seem like the typical sushi place though: Padded booth seating and a carpeted floor… and lots of space, unlike many places that jam as many tables in a small space as possible.


brandon
Comment ArrowNow the menu. Pretty standard stuff but noticed that at this place, the rolls are 6 pieces rather than 8 pieces. Cheaper? Maybe I’ll get the calculator out… maybe not. Taped on the wall the “Tuna Sushi Specials” that looks like it’s about 1 or 2 bucks off. As we start to order our items, I notice we get the waitress that doesn’t write down anything – my greatest fear.


fred
Comment ArrowWe ordered two items from the ‘Specials’ and then two off the regular menu. The white guy got to choose the two off the regular menu. Sure enough, being white, I chose two items that were fairly similar, which the waitress wasted no time pointing out. So, we redid the second of the two, I believe. Oh, and I ordered up a Corona (which has now become sushi-eating tradition for me, I suppose).


brandon
Comment ArrowYeah I stick to the green tea. Don’t usually drink alcohol in the public due to the “Asian Glow”. Still have to get around to trying that Pepcid AC trick! Another tradition: Sushi Pizza which I swear I think is a Toronto only dish. For some reason, I don’t see some real Japanese Sushi chef making one. As per usual, our sushi chefs are either Chinese or Korean.


fred
Comment ArrowWo, wooo… Now you have to explain the ‘Pepcid AC trick’. I’m intrigued. While you think of that I’ll rant about how sushi places seem to always serve Corona with a lemon (in this case two lemons – bonus?) instead of the usual lime. So far of the places we’ve reviewed, I’m 1 for 5 or so on the Lime Count.


brandon
Comment ArrowWell basically, some of us Asians are allergic to alcohol. Something about missing an enzyme to break it down properly. Hence we get very red and flush. Apparently Pepcid AC helps to reduce that flushing. Thanks to the power of Google, us Asians can now get hammered just like everyone else! Anyways, on to the food. The rolls came out first in one large plate: Tuna Spicy Dragon roll, QEW Roll and the Gold Dragon Roll.


fred
Comment ArrowI’ll look for that at the next place we visit (4 Coronas… with lemon). Living up to their name, the QEW Rolls weren’t that great. Maybe this white guy isn’t a huge fan of eel. The other two were decent, although they all seemed a bit soft, coming apart far to easily…


brandon
Comment ArrowSoft? Didn’t really notice that but then again my friend, I think you need to work on your chopstick skills cause I see that you struggling with those “soft rolls”. Dare I say it, need a fork? At least there’s no shortage of soy sauce as it’s perhaps the biggest bottle I’ve ever seen, definitely a two fister. I agree with you that the QEW Roll did live up to their name but the other two were pretty good. Now arrives the Spicy Tuna Sushi Pizza. It’s the biggest I’ve seen too and served on some kind of fish shaped plate. It’s got a pile of those crunchy tempura bits all over it.


fred
Comment ArrowHehe… I have a hunch I’ll get some practice in. I’ll let you know about the fork. Yeah, the soy sauce was a biggie. Not sure what that is all about. I nearly repeated the infamous Soy Sauce Incident from Sushi Club – nearly. The Spicy Tuna Sushi Pizza wasn’t horrible, but wasn’t the best I’ve had (and that’s a short list!). Oh, if you want your favourite seating spot in the back right of the restaurant, no dice. There’s an aquarium sitting on the table there. What, did they just move in?


brandon
Comment ArrowHaha, they are really serious about the freshness of the fish! Kind of reminds me of a Chinese restaurant where they have a huge fish tank of or lobster tank and you can go ahead and pick the one you want to eat. It’s the best!


fred
Comment ArrowNice… That and our encounter with ‘the greatest customer – ever’. Ok, that may be a bit overboard. We thought we had a complaint incident but turned out the guy was just bringing his tip back to the waitress directly instead of leaving it at the table. How many rolls to we do our rating out of?


brandon
Comment ArrowYes I’ve never seen that level of kindness from a customer ever… guess cause it’s the holidays. Natural Sushi was pretty good, more or less standard Toronto fare that didn’t blow me away but didn’t make me sick either. I give it 7 QEW rolls out of 10.


fred
Comment ArrowI’m going to give Natural Sushi 6 QEW rolls out of 10. It wasn’t horrible, but not great either. I’d visit other places again before this one.


 
 


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