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2011 Jun 12
This is stellar sushi! The rolls are small and delicate, made with rice that is both smaller and softer than usual. If you're used to the cold, almost crunchy, texture of pre-made grocery store sushi or the haphazardly assembled and variable AYCE fare, you will be delighted by the sensuality of mouth-feel available here!

California Roll was perfectly balanced in flavour and texture. Probably the best I've had anywhere.
Kamikaze Roll was very nice, with a small and welcome kick of spice.
Nigiri was as good as I would expect, but I'm not familiar with it enough to judge as I don't usually explicitly order it. My combo box came with shrimp, salmon, and some kind of whitefish. All were super mild tasting and very tender. My experience has been that "bland" is a compliment when it comes to nigiri and sashimi. ;-)

The sushi is excellent but it isn't cheap. California Roll went for $8 and the Kamikaze was $12. Yeah, my whole bento box with soup was cheaper than wifey's two rolls!! Still... you can't ignore quality, so I consider this sushi worth paying for.

2008 Nov 27
I'm vegan too. I'm afraid I wasn't impressed at all by the Sushi.

Mers you need to get out more.

Where were the classics for veggies, like tempura Sweet Potato (make sure there is no egg in the batter when you have it) and Avocado - Asparagus, Oyster Mushroom and Avocado - Sticky Fermented Bean Roll or Vegetarian Dragon Roll? Probably because these rolls most likely were developed in the new world.

The veggie sushi here was basic at best.


2007 Feb 12
As a vegan, I appreciate an interesting selection of veggie sushi (asparagus, seaweed, tofu...), but wow, the price! If you want good veggie sushi and don't mind shelling out, this is the place for you.




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2010 Jan 13
I had dinner at Kiko's on Sat night (Jan 10) and the sushi was very good. But what blew me away was the Seafood Motoyaki. Fabulous! Great mango crepe to round out an excellent meal.



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2011 May 5
Spicy crispy crab hand roll.
Really good!

2011 May 5
White tuna sushi.
Very nice. The fish was very fresh and delicious.

2011 May 5
Salmon sushi.

2011 May 5
Salmon roll.

2011 May 5
White tuna roll, pickled mushroom roll, pickled radish roll.

2011 May 5
Rainbow roll, spicy crispy crab roll, shrimp tempura roll.
All very delicious!

2009 Jun 30
I strongly believe that sushi should be in large pieces, not chopped up into tiny itty bitty pieces - this shows me that the fish is not good quality, so you're trying to hide it.

and the fried bits in the rolls?

Gross.


2009 Jun 30
Not bad. The food came promptly and the tempura was quite yummy. I really liked their 1000 sushi islands specialty roll. It was pretty busy when I went there on a Wednesday night, but overall the service was okay. I would not recommend the white snapper sashimi, ours came out warm! =(
However, the seaweed salad was great...but the flying fish salad had a little too much mayo for my taste...

2009 Jun 5
The best in Ottawa but abit far from downtown where I live, but totally worth the trip!

2009 Apr 6
The nigiri was good for an AYCE. Nothing to complain about. We also ordered a seaweed nigiri and it was good as well. The spicy tuna nigiri wasn't that great. It was just mayonnaise, sriracha and a bunch of tempura flakes. I hardly noticed any presence of fish.

What isn't in the photograph was the sushi pizza. It was satisfactory (I love my sushi pizza.)

We had also ordered ice cream for dessert. I loved my green tea ice cream, and my friends loved their mango and red bean.

Overall, good experience, bang for your buck on lunch time. For AYCE sushi places, I recommend bringing a party of friends so you can sample different dishes.

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pretty nice date place with fancy dish set up, food is normal



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2011 Apr 8
Their site is layed out really well. I'll def be ordering from there.


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2010 Aug 17
The Sushi is fresh and tasty, but a little expensive. I have had better sushi for much less. Here are some pictures!

2010 Mar 17
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That's too bad. I find the food affordable and very tasty. I only go there for lunch, though, when you can order a sashimi platter for $16-$17, including miso soup, salad and a small bowl of rice.
Can't beat it.

2009 Nov 27
I went to Genji expecting the best sushi in town, I was disappointed. Almost all five rolls we had were terrible. The sushi was good, although each piece was too big. Way over priced and I hate to say it, only has better presentation than an AYCE sushi restaurant. They're also slow!

2009 Jan 14
"I'm looking for a good sushi place that allows patrons to sit up close to an open-concept kitchen area and chat with the chef."

MHK on Merivale has a central kitchen that is open to the patrons. There are a few seats right up in front of them, but not too many - most people sit at tables like a more traditional restaurant. But when I've gone solo I sit in front of them and the chefs will chat with you.

2009 Jan 14
I'm looking for a good sushi place that allows patrons to sit up close to an open-concept kitchen area and chat with the chef. I went to a great place in Vancouver like this -- not only had AMAZING sushi, and not too $$, but the place absolutely buzzing because it encouraged this sort of thing.

Is Genji the place for this in Ottawa??

2008 Jun 22
My elder son just returned home from his party tonight and brought me a box of sushi from Genji. This was a nice treat to mom! I ate one piece and my husband ate 2 pieces before I remember to take this photo. Yum!

2007 Jul 26
Hmm,

Genji so far is the most consitent sushi place I've been to in Ottawa. It's fresh and the flavours are pretty close to the real deal. The rice can be a bit vineagary sometimes though.

Sushi is definitely Genji's strength although the Unagi on Rice and the Tempural Udon is quite good. Opt for the buck wheat noodles if you want the extra earthiness of the wheat.

A tip I got from a Japanese friend is to check if the sushi rice is soft. Most Japanese places will take extra care to ensure this and non Japanese usually do not. He's been right everytime so far in this and more often than not softer rice has led to better quality in overall preparation.

2007 Jul 3
my test for sushi is to order Toro, then Uni, but when they don't have fresh tai.... I start to wonder...

The night I was there they only had Maguro, Himachi and Saki.... By the way, Salmon is a recent western phenom for sushi as in teppanyaki....

the sushi chef/cooks are chinese.... sorry I wouldn't try fugoo here....

on the positive side this is a great value restaurant for the price of what you get in terms of their package dinners, miso soup is good, hot stuff not bad... but fish is not good... I had their seared tuna, which sucked....

presentation great, service great, prices great... but not raw fish... or even slightly cooked fish... think the fish is just not fresh enough....something to do with the chefs....

2007 May 25
We were supposed to have either tekka (tuna) or shake (salmon) maki from Set Dinner A. But they allowed us to substitute Sweet Potato maki for their menu's maki (sweet potato maki is my favourite).

The photo was a bit blurry since I forgot to use the macro funtion from my camera.

2007 Mar 18
Finally got to try Genji on Friday. I ordered the 14 piece sushi plate. I wanted to try the sweet potato maki, which wasn't offered on this plate, but they cheerfully substituted it for a few of the fish ones instead. I was glad they did, because I really enjoyed it (Good call, Ashley!) but I have to say that 14 pieces is a LOT of sushi and I ended up having to have 5 pieces packaged for me to bring home. Everything was fresh and nicely presented, and what I could see of the open kitchen in front of the sushi bar looked clean enough for my ailing grandma to have surgery in. Service was friendly and efficient...the salad course did puzzle me though...was I supposed to eat it with chopsticks?...with my hands? I asked for a fork, and was brought one right away. Also the lettuce and other vegetables were cut very small with a gigantic tomato wedge sitting on top.
One of the cooks chatted with me about his experiments putting fruit into sushi. The philadephia roll with strawberries sounded more like dessert than dinner, but I have to say that the 5 berry sauce works well with the sweet potato maki. I liked all of the nigiri except for one that had a texture I didn't enjoy...I think it was squid. This was actually my first time ordering sushi in a restaurant. I make vegetarian sushi for my daughter sometimes, and I've had it prepared for me by the chef at work and gotten it as takeout. I'll definitely go back but I think I'll order a smaller dinner next time!

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While it's worth educating restaurant owners on menu misrepresentation, I can't help but think that expecting true vegetarian food from a sushi restaurant is not that different from expecting steak at a vegan restaurant. Heck, even the seaweed probably has zooplankton and other small organisms on it. (Seems so: www.yelp.ca)

2012 Sep 7
@ MsM - Points for trying.

2012 Sep 6
This location opened in the New Year (2012). The first few times I went I was served by the owners who were very pleasant and the food was great.
I decided to bring along my 10yr old great niece who is a strict vegetarian (from birth), and then her vegetarian parents.
My great niece loves Miso soup. Since the menu clearly defines the Miso soup with a 'leaf' as vegetarian I ordered this for her. I specifically told the server to make hers first, on a clean surface before making mine (full of fish/shrimp/fish eggs etc). They didn't advise the person making the sushi, and the end result was her sushi being full of fish (I sent it back for them to start over).
The next time I brought her along, I made myself very clear and why they needed a fish free surface. The server advised me at this time that the Miso soup has fish paste in it! When I questioned her about the 'leaf' indicator on the menu and it states the item is vegetarian, she apologized and said she'd tell her boss. Misleading advertising! The next few times I went, once again they messed up my order, forgot to code in an item etc. and when I pointed it out when served, had to get up & pay again so they could add the item for me. No apologies, nothing. I do not recommend this place for anyone with fish allergies/sensitivities or vegetarians as you WILL be getting fish whether you want it or not. They have only been open for about 8 months - I don't expect to see them still in business this time next year. It's too bad, because the food (once you get it, and if you're not vegetarian) is good.



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2010 Sep 24
I tried SushiGo on Albert Street today and am thankful I did. I sampled the Tom Yum and Miso/coriander soup; both were very fresh and delicious tasting. I then tried a variety of salmon kamikaze and maki rolls. Everything was fresh, service was prompt, efficient and friendly. The ingredients and quality of salmon and rice were fantastic. Restaurant choices in the government/ business sector of downtown Ottawa are extremely limited, so I will definitely return to SushiGo on Albert Street (near Kent).

2009 Jan 17
Just finished eating, bought the new 50pc platter for 30$ on baseline/clyde. The girl who was taking my order was nice enough to let me substitute some of the rolls(the 50 pc's are pre chosen), the platter consist of (10 futomaki lrg, 24 maki med, 16 hosomaki small. Everything was super fresh and made really nice, all the fillings were well portioned, even the hosomakis which had big pieces of tamago(egg) and the kappa(cucumber) had a lot. For a student who likes to get his monies worth I definitely feel I got it and even more.

2008 Mar 31
I think this was a California Classik, and it was very enjoyable. Interesting because it was not made "inside out" like most California rolls.

The sushi here isn't the world's best but it's pretty darn great and very convenient. I'll pop in again for sure!

2008 Mar 31
The Pacific maki (salmon, smoked salmon, avocado, tempura, masago, mayonnaise) was super tasty and tender. Yum! You'd better like lox though -- the taste is quite strong. Highly recommended as a snack or light meal.

2007 Jul 23
I had the Go Chef's 11 piece box to go. It included 5 futomakis (Boston, California classik, Spicy Salmon) and 6 hosomakis (Chef's favorite). Very fresh and reasonably priced at $5.75 + tax which came to $6.00. The Spicy Salmon piece wasn't remotely spicy which I find in most sushi I eat where they claim to be a spicy roll :(



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2008 Feb 13
I went here for lunch today based on a great review from my coworker.

I got the lunch special to go, where you pick 2 of 8 items for $9.99. Choices included tempura, edamame, chon (veggie pancake with dipping sauce), and 4 rolls (cali, avocado, spicy salmon, crunch roll).

I decided to go for 2 rolls, and picked the spicy salmon roll along with the crunch roll. The crunch roll basically consists of a avocado and crabstick roll briefly fried in tempura. The outside was still warm after trekking back to the office, but the fillings were cool. The salmon roll was simple, with nothing other than salmon and the red spicy sauce on top. Both were absolutely delicious! I also spoke with the cook, and you can tell that he does put a lot of heart into what he does.

Although the picture cannot do justice to how good it tastes, keep in mind that it probably looked a lot better before I started trekking through the snow for 3 blocks to get back to my office.

I will definitely be back to try some of their regular menu items soon.

P.S. Please ignore the fact that one piece of maki is already missing from the picture...I just couldn't wait.

2007 Nov 28
This place is really out of the way, its in the basement of a business building which kinda blends in next to the lord Elgn. But, don't let this fool you. Jade has the best cheap sushi in Ottawa, hands down, Joy has nothing on Jade. The sushi is well sized, always extremely fresh, and the miso before hand is excellent. I've talked with the cook, and sure he isn't asian (his wife is though, and she is the other cook) but he is a real stickler for fresh fish, you can really tell he truly cares about quality. This is my spot, and I hope more people check it out.



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2008 Feb 29
On my last visit I ordered the Dragon roll (white and red) and quite liked the change to the baked roll. I also recommend the spicy crispy salmon and the Yummy Yummy roll.

2007 Sep 7
Thought this place was great! It may not be the real Japanese Sushi, but it'll do for the price they ask for. Have been back here maybe 4 times in the last month. Thought lunches are better than dinner.




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2010 Jun 23
Absolutely fabulous! very good sushi and nigiri, very well presented. Loved the atmosphere.
The fish was fresh and the service was really good. I've tried sushi in different cities of Canada, including Vancouver and this place has very good quality and the prices are very reasonable.
Definitely the best option I've tried so far in Ottawa and to be honest, I'm done experimenting this is the place to go for sushi!

2010 Apr 17
I ordered many times from this place as I live downtown. I have never been disappointed. Very good quality rolls. They recently updated their menus with all kinds of new rolls with interesting flavor combinations. The fish has always been fresh.

This place appears family-owned. There is the owner, his wife and their daughter, I believe. They are all very polite and friendly.

This place totally diverted me from the other sushi places in Ottawa and I highly recommend it. Prices are reasonable given the high quality of their products.

2008 Aug 11
The sushi and nigiri were made exceptionally well. The rolls were made tightly and didn't fall apart; the nigiri featured large pieces of fish on decent-sized beds of rice. The fish had tremendous flavour, especially the salmon and hamachi.



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Aug 2
The Party Tray A for $29 contains 12 (large) sashimi, 12 nigiri, and 18 maki. It comes nicely arranged in a plastic clamshell takeout container and it feeds 2 for a large meal or 4 as an appetizer.

It's a good alternative to fast food convenience. Not the best sushi in town but certainly much better than the stuff you find on grocery store shelves.

2009 Feb 5
Here are some maki rolls and hand rolls. The hand rolls are beautiful, and I found them delicious (especially the "crispy roll"). Well worth the lunch price, this place is probably going to become a workplace lunch favourite.

Hand rolls come in an order size of one, so if you want a few you have to indicate that on the order card.



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2010 Jul 24
My wife picked up a mixture of sushi today for lunch after noting the prices the time we were at TnT earlier.

She agrees that the rice was a little sweet; it needed more vinegar in it. It's also not restaurant quality sushi, so don't expect it to be that high of quality.

But it is at least on par with Farm Boy in quality of take-out sushi, with greater variety than Farm boy and much, MUCH better prices.

2009 Nov 27
I tried one of the sushi boxes at T&T and I have to say it is a good value. It is definitely fresh and much cheaper than other grocery stores. The rice wasn't the best, and a bit too sweet. I would say it is worth a try, for a cheap sushi fix.



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2010 Nov 14
I've been to the "higher-class" sushi restaurants in Ottawa (Sushi 88, Kinki, Genji, etc.). I do have high expectations about my sushi.

That being stated, I didn't expect out-of-this-world sushi from an AYCE location such as Yummy Sushi. I tried Sushi-kan before and enjoyed the food and service, but I enjoyed Yummy Sushi even more-so.

My friend and I were starving one day and checked it out. It seemed little more than a hole-in-the-wall sort of place. It was very nice and open which took me off guard. Our food was quickly served and we basically had the restaurant to ourselves for a while. During busier days, it takes a long time to arrive -- I expected this -- and I was pleasantly surprised to find the sushi was still very good quality.

My only gripe is the service, since orders sometimes never come and the waiters are sometimes inattentive. I can understand being a waiter is hard work and it's easy to confuse or forget about orders, but it does take away from the experience.

Overall I don't think it's necessarily a bad dining experience, and my friend and I go once a month for our sushi fix. Their new sushi stamp card for one free dinner is a nice reason to come back!

2010 Feb 16
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Yummy sushi... not so yummy sushi.

I don't know about most peoples experiences, but mine... well, first of all let me start by saying I have an iron stomach and never get sick from any food.

But after eating from here.. my head started to pound. I did not feel good afterwards.

We were a party of 3 and decided to eat some nigiri, rolls and appetizers. One thing they did well was the fried tofu, tempura and fried scallop. The nigiri had too much rice and the fish looked dead. It just tasted fishy more than the buttery taste you're accustomed to when eating "fresh fish." Gross.

The rolls were packed with rice and the rice itself was warm. Not much selection to be honest with you. The crispy roll was one of the disgusting things I've tasted on the menu.

The servers weren't awful, but weren't stellar either. No tip for you, server guy.

2009 Jun 23
Nothing special, just bad food.
total came up to 16 dollars (wasn't worth it), Left with a churning feeling in the stomach.
It was probably wiser to pay the extra for better sushi instead of spending the attempted savings on tums and stomach meds.

2009 Jun 7
My experience in Yummy Sushi:
The beef soba, maki and appetizers were not bad.

However tempura was not crispy enough, and white tuna & mackerel not very fresh, 2 of my friends got stomach upset after the meal. Be careful, I think 1000 Islands is better, although a bit farther, but worth the trip ;P

2009 Jun 5
A co-worker and I decided to give this new place a try. Overall a very good experience for an AYCE. The service was fast and attentive, which is rare in my experiences of AYCE sushi places in Ottawa. The tea arrived nice and hot right away. The menu is extensive and even non sushi eaters would find more then enough to eat. We both ordered hand rolls; one of them was a spicy tuna. It was very tasty, the seaweed had a nice crunch. The only thing is, there was not enough fish and it was white, either they made a mistake or it could have been white tuna...
The shrimp tempura was very good, very crunchy, and not too greasy. We ordered a few rolls; I have had better, but still pretty good. The 2 things they need to improve on is the sushi rice. It contained too much water and was "cakey" and soggy. I ordered a green salad to finish my meal. It was nice and crisp (iceberg lettuce), however they serve it with bottled Italian dressing??? A ginger, sesame type of dressing would be much more appropriate. For $12.99 each, I find this to be an excellent lunch deal.

Oh.. and the other great thing is we were served every single items that we ordered, unlike other places...




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2010 Jan 31
I got back from my son's dance class to find that my wife had been here with my other son and brought back a couple of trays of takeout, with various items. It was all really good, but I nearly died when she told me how much it cost for those 2 little trays!




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2008 Oct 22
Out of all the restaurants (sushi and otherwise)I've been to in Ottawa this has to be my least favorite. Everything negative I read about it online (but gave Sakura the benefit of the doubt and tried it anyway)was completely true.
The service left alot to be desired. They just dropped everything they served to us on the table without a word. They brought out our food at completely different times. I received and finished my first dish before my boyfriend even got his food and he had already finished all of his (over 20 minutes later) by the time they gave me the rest of what i had ordered. I would have asked them what the hold up was but they never even back to our table. There were only 2 other people in the restaurant so I can't imagine they were very busy.
The food didn't even make up for the lack of service. My shrimp tempura roll was soggy and pre-soaked in soy sauce, and the green salad i ordered was TINY and had nothing but a few pieces of lettuce, one slice of pepper and a few carrot shavings maybe. The sushi my boyfriend had was chewy and not fresh at all. The miso soup was powdery and tasteless. The only decent thing about it was the low price. Needless to say I was very disappointed and will not be going back and recommend people stay away from this place.

2008 Mar 2
The only thing that could've been improved upon here was the unagi. Mr. Nanook and I both found it rubber y and lacking flavour. Everything else was fantastic. The presentation of our nigiri and rolls in a large plate was beautiful. I wish I'd had my camera!

2007 Sep 18
Went with large group of colleagues for the dinner AYCE. We didn't order anything too adventurous so we filled up on spicy salmon/crispy salmon rolls, soft shell crab rolls, and lots of sashimi. Everything was fresh. The rolls could use a little less rice and more filling in some cases.

Service was great, not one dish was missed the entire evening and we weren't rushed out or made to feel like we were intruding. At my time of visiting this restaurant didn't have a liquor license so we were confined to soda and ice water which was too bad.

Overall a decent 'all you can eat' experience, I would return.




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2012 Jan 29
After my groceries yesterday evening around 7pm I picked up a seaweed salad and a sushi tray consisting of four salmon nigiri and six maki (avocado, crab stick, cucumber, sesame seeds) and it was fresh and tasty. 13$ for both. Will purchase again.

2010 Nov 14
Pasta lover- I'm fine now but it was just that immediate I need a bathroom NOW! feeling that you don't get from any other illness.

Anything viral usually lasts a little longer.

2010 Nov 14
Pan Bagnat I wouldn't be surprised if the sushi made you ill. I bought some Loblaws sushi about 7 or 8 years ago (awhile ago I know) but I felt very ill afterwards so I stay as far away from their sushi as I can. Hope you are feeling better...

2010 Nov 14
I had some unbelievably bad sushi from Loblaws last week. I thought that maybe their product was improving because they seem to have improved their displays and presentation. Alas, no. Just better marketing technique.

I got a mixture of sushi and california rolls. I NEVER order california rolls. I was mainly just after the sushi. The fish used for the sushi was the frozen, pre-sliced stuff (I am almost certain). It had a watery texture and was some of the pieces were extremely fishy which I ended up throwing out. The little tray ended up costing $11 plus taxes.

I was slightly ill after but it can not be confirmed, although highly suspect, that it was from this sushi. I repeat. Never again.

2009 Mar 19
These reviews reminded me of a trip to Loblaws (Superstore Westboro) about three weeks ago, in which I bought a large salad and vegetarian sushi tray for about $12. I think the only way to win the battle with Loblaws' sushi (or BN sushi) is to not eat any with meat. The veggie sushi was quite good, albeit a bit dry and definitely did the trick before I went to play ultimate. It was good for what it was.

2009 Mar 19
Sharif V. Sorry to hear about your sushi experience at Loblaws. I also tried their sushi once (although from another Loblaws location) and I was up all night with a stomach ache. As Food&Think said NEVER AGAIN.

Pan Bagnat Good to hear that sushi kioski sells good sushi. I like to swing through the Rideau Centre on my way home from a Sunday afternoon at the Byward market to pick up dinner usually at Richtree. I noticed on my last visit there a couple of weeks ago their spring rolls and sushi aren't as fresh as they used to be. Granted I was there at the end of the day the spring roll wrappers were pretty dried out as was the rice in the sushi. It's nice to know there is somewhere in the mall that sells decent sushi.

2009 Mar 18
Friends don't let friends buy sushi from Loblaws.

I've never been sick from it but it's terrible.
Next time you should stop in at the sushi kiosk in Rideau center- theirs is actually decent for a cheap sushi fix.

2009 Mar 18
Sharif V - Sorry to hear that the Sushi won again, and your tummy lost... hope you are feeling better. As said here several times those famous words...

NEVER Again!

2009 Mar 18
I read these posts awhile back and I dont know why I decided to risk it but I bought a few crab crab rolls from the loblaws on rideau. while i was not surprised that the sushi was made out of house by some BN sushi outfit, i was surprised to see that it was made with real crab and not pollock.

didnt taste off but today the score is sushi 1 and sharif 0.

never again!

2008 Feb 14
Yes stay far far away from that sushi! I bought some a few years ago and had an upset stomach afterwards. I figured since it was California rolls with just rice and veg and being sold in a grocery store perhaps someone was carrying it around in their grocery cart for awhile then decided to put it back. Being a glutton for punishment I went back to Loblaws a few weeks later for groceries and decided to give their sushi a second chance. Big mistake - I was quite sick after. Two of my colleagues have since reported similar problems after eating Loblaws sushi.

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Really bad, there is a reason why this restaurant is empty all the time. "NO QUALITY" , "BAD SERVICE" and "DIRTY CUTLERY/PLATES"

I ve tried many restaurants in the ByWard Market, and WontonMama is so far the worst experience I ve ever had.

The smaller and underground Aurora (Mexican Cantina few steps away/on dalhousie) is a way better experience than this dirt hole.

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2008 Nov 3
I really didn't want to have to write a bad review, as the young owners seem very nice, but my rolls were bad bad bad.

I ordered a spicy tuna + and dynamite roll for take out, and here's why I'll never order from them again:

1) 10% of the roll was fish, 45% rice, 45% fried crap

2) the dynamite had some deep fried sweet potato in it and it was probably a few days old

3) both rolls tasted dry

If you want to open a small restaurant that only serves sushi and isn't really in a central area, offer good quality sushi, not the 2 crap rolls crap you gave me for 17 bucks.



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2008 Mar 12
I decided to try the vegetarian sushi combo. I think it's a recent addition to the menu but I could be wrong. It's chef's choice as far as the varieties. I got 3 kinds;

-avocado (front)
-cucumber and fried tofu (I think - back)
-green onion, carrot and daikon (again, I think - right)

I had already eaten a plate of edamame so I saved the fried tofu ones for lunch the next day (still awesome) to save room for fried bananas. I still exploded.

2007 May 27
This was the generous sushi/sashimi platter that came with our meal deal. Good sushi, with nice trimmings. We were not disappointed!

Notice that, in addition to what the menu promised, there is an extra piece of nigiri sushi, a fried tofu potsticker thing, and a little pile of seaweed. It's the little things that make a difference!



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2007 Jul 3
3 of us went out for sushi here, one being a total newbie for sushi. So we played it safe with some of the rolls....cucumber, spicy salmon, and avocado and crab I believe. The two of us who've had sushi before, both said that we've had better. The rice we found was a little overcooked and the ingredients in the sushi not all that tasty, or as tasty as it could've been. The cucumber rolls though were really nice.



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2007 Nov 28
The platters in which they present the sushi. The don't just set it down, that would be to coarse. They explain the two selections on the platter and you say how much you want of each.

2007 Nov 28
Went to Totoya last weekend, and it was really good. I usually cannot all you can eat sushi, as it usually guarantees bad quality, but Totoya's all you can eat experience is really unique. They bring out two types of sushi rolls at a time (pictured). Its feels very classy for all you can eat, the sushi is exceptional, and you get to try out some of their very unique rolls while still enjoying the classics. I highly recommend this place if you're looking to go for sushi for dinner, even in place of Genji (Totoya may be my new favourite). O, and the nigiri is excellent too, I tried tuna and scallop, and they were top quality.

2007 Feb 4
My boss sprung for sushi for our staff party. It was nice and fresh, nicely presented and tasty (although it didn't look as good as the picture of the sushi from Genji). Unfortunately there were a couple of kinds I couldn't try (allergic to shrimp) but my 11 year old daughter liked them. We also had some oysters from the Whalesbone and some curried tofu from the Thai place down the street, but the sushi trays disappeared the fastest.

I think I'll have to try some sushi at Genji to compare.



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2009 Mar 14
ate here afew times
sorta tokyo young adultish place
had pho once, very nice broth
spring rolls were not bad but not great
the sushi was meh...
overpriced and quite bland
I ordered several spicy pieces and when I asked if they could make it spicier, the sushi chef held up a bottle of Tobasco and said he'd give me a side of it to make it as spicy as I wished
meh...I pulled my own dry roasted Thai chili powder out of my satchel and said "nevermind"

I much prefer Kochu down the road
albeit there is nothing in the way of seating

2008 Apr 13
I enjoyed the sushi that I had, but it wasn't spectacular. I had the wakame rolls (very good) and the cucumber rolls (good).

My bf had the spicy salmon and another spicy fish roll. They were pretty much identical, and he said they were a bit large (both in the amount of the fish and rice) to be eaten in polite company. A couple of times, they almost exploded out of his mouth when he bit down. They were tasty, however.

2007 Nov 28
Ugh, this place was not great, even if it is open late, I won't be going back. The sushi was tasteless, the rice not properly cooked, it just wasn't good sushi. Admittedly I fealt fine afterwards (which I cannot say about every sushi place in Ottawa) so I don't want to completely damn. Get a soup, much better.

2007 Feb 4
The sushi rice was a bit on the sweet side but the Kamikaze roll was really good. Again, not something to drive across town for, but if you find yourself needing a hit of sushi after doing the cougar thing in the Elgin clubs then do give it a try! ;-)




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2009 Jan 13
Ordered cucumber, cali, kamikaze roll, all 6pc. Extremely disapointed with how small the portions were. They seem to have downsized or are trying to save money or something, who knows, but the pieces were not even half the size as the picture shown by fresh foodie, smaller than something from loblaws even. The kamikaze which was dbl the price of the cali and had the exact same fillings except it was supposed to have tempura bits in it but all I got was a crumb or two or soggy tempura. Bill came to 28$! I don't know about you but I don't suggest coming here for sushi if your a student like me and likes to get his/hers money worth. Never coming back here again and telling friends/family also.

2008 May 25
The sushi here is consistently well assembled, artfully presented, and the rice is perfectly cooked. As you can see in the photo, the kanpyo maki (pickled gourd) is more generously portioned than other places. This gives it a mouth-feel more like raw fish. Good for them!

If you seek good sushi in the west end of town, Taste of Japan is an excellent choice.



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2006 Nov 22
I had the BBQ eel today for dinner at this restaurant. It was very good, not over-cooked and well seasoned. The soup it came with was a little bland and only had a couple slivers of button mushrooms floating in it, but the salad was nice with a pleasant dressing.





2010 Dec 10
This may be the best sushi in Ottawa. The sashimi is super fresh and delicious, absolutely none of the nasty fishy taste you would get at a crappier sushi place like Ken's on Rideau. The tempura is nicely done as well.

The value is excellent. My girlfriend and I each had sushi plate (she ordered sushi special B and I got the Sashimi Bento) plus miso soup, green tea and vegetable tempura and the total bill came to only $36 plus tip, which is incredible considering how fresh and delicious the sushi was. We both walked out stuffed.

I highly recommend this place to anyone looking for good sushi in Ottawa. The only complaint I have is that they don't serve any sake :(. Then again, it's located right in the Byward Market so you can go drink somewhere else afterwards if you need alcohol.




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2009 Mar 20
This week’s discussion of bad Sushi at Loblaw’s unfortunately reminded me of the sushi-less dry spell that Barrhavenites have endured for years… fortunately, Pho Thi Fusion - Pho Thi Fusion has rectified that wrong!

“The Man” and I are both sushi fans… I a more recent newcomer. On a recent visit we sat at the Sushi Bar and were able to talk to those making the sushi. The sushi bar features a refrigerated display case where the fish is both chilled and visible, and we were pleased with the obvious cleanliness and preservation of the raw fish. The Sushi Chef taught us about the various types of fish and seafood used. Besides the standard California, Cucumber, Avocado and Spicy Rolls, they offer 16 different types of Fish or Seafood including - Egg, Tofu, Mackerel, Surf Clam, Crabstick, Salmon, Shrimp, Snapper, Sea Bass, Butter Fish, Flying Fish, Tuna, BBQ Eel, Scallop, Cuttle Fish and Yellow Tail.

Besides eating off the Regular Menu a variety of items (Restaurant Review to follow) we have enjoyed as appetizers several of the sushi items. We have found the prices quite reasonable and todate have tried the California Roll ($ 6.50 for 8 pcs), Tuna ($ 6.50 for 8 pcs) and Salmon ($ 5.50 for 8 pcs).

Although we have only recently discovered this Barrhaven gem, we are very happy with the quality of food and plan to return often… and we are also excited to know we can call ahead, and do take out from the Regular Menu (including sushi) so our days of bad Loblaw’s sushi will remain FOREVER behind us.




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2008 Feb 1
Here's a sushi plate from Ichibei. My favourites are unagi (BBQ eel), mackerel (saba) and tuna (maguro maybe?).

2006 Sep 26
More Ichibei sushi. God this makes me hungry!

2006 Sep 26
A sampling of sushi from Ichibei, again from 2001.



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2010 May 13
MHK is coming out with 3 new rolls...the "M" roll, the "H" roll and the "K" roll. I had the opportunity to try one of them yesterday, and it was really good.

I think the one I tried may have been the "H" roll. It may be one of my new favs. It had salmon skin, avocado, cucumber, peanuts and a spicy sauce. The salmon skin was crispy and delicious. There's nothing worse than soggy salmon skin, yuck. It was 12$ for the roll, which is really reasonable IMHO.

Our enthusiastic server was keen to get our opinion on the rolls. He confirmed that they should be on the menu in the next week or two. He also let us know that between 8 and 10 is sushi happy hour, where you can pay 4$ for 4 pieces of a roll, or 1$/piece for sushi.

I didn't take a picture, but the next time I'm there (which should be relatively soon), I'll snap one of the roll...since it's a definite re-order in my books.

2008 Oct 22
I really enjoyed this restaurant. The sushi was great, the decor was very nice and trendy and the service was good. I really liked the soy sauce, I wish i could remember the name of it because it was the best I've ever tasted. The prices weren't too high either. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone.

2007 Feb 13
As I said above, my boyfriend and I think that this place has the best sushi in Ottawa. I always get the vegetarian platter, and the staff is always nice about substituting out avacado (which I hate). The rice is always the perfect texture and flavour, and the seaweed wrappers are never soggy. I find the amount on the platter to be just right with soup and an appetizer.

2007 Feb 7
This is so far my preferred sushi place in Ottawa. I was excited to see an old favorite "Hawaiian roll" on the menu (even if it only has a few nuts inside instead of being rolled in them! - it's not as flavorful as it could be, but it's a great price at $6.95). The Volcano roll is DEFINITELY HOT (spicy). Keep your beverage handy.

I see the majority seems to prefer Genji, but I did a take-out order from them and was really disappointed. Perhaps I'll try again?

2007 Jan 25
It was nice and fresh.Pieces were a bit large and difficult to fit in mouth all in one bit as I believe is intended, but definitely means great portion sizes for your money. Usually not a Maki person but they do quite a good job here. On my next visit I will indulge in more.

2006 Oct 6
The Volcano specialty roll was quite good and spicy, topped with baked octopus. Check out the neato avocado "leaves" on the side!

2006 Oct 6
Nicely presented but not exceptional. The unagi maki was quite good but the bbq salmon skin maki was the driest I've had (and I always order salmon skin!).


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2007 Apr 7
My favourite source for take-out sushi! An unagi maki, a kanpyo maki, and a bbq salmon skin maki for me please. Salad rounds out the meal well.



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2008 Apr 3
Today my lunch consisted of two maki rolls (each 8 pieces - I was stuffed!)

911 - tuna, avocado, green onion, tempura, masago, hot sauce, sesame seeds - $6.50

Probably my favourite roll at Sushi Shop. Perfectly spicy and always tasty.

Deux saumons - salmon, smoked salmon, avocado, green onion, masago, wasabi mayo, sesame seeds - $6.25

Very good. Somewhat spicy, mostly due to green onion. Smoked salmon provides good balance without being overpowering.



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2009 Oct 19
Although this place does not have the best location, I have to say it is one of the best AYCE I have visited. The price in incredible for the freshness of the food, and the selection is much larger than most AYCEs. I recommend the spicy crispy butterfish roll, crunchy roll, spider roll and all of the the dragon rolls (those only available at dinner time). They have a wide variety of appetizers, noodle dishes and soups to choose from; the highlight of it I found to be the lemon chicken. Their sashimi portions are small so make sure to order more then the usual. Enjoy



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2007 Sep 18
I used to work nearby so once in awhile I'd pickup a quick bento box for lunch. Prices are reasonable compared to downtown sushi bars. They have a wide selection of creative rolls. Friendly service. I would return if I was ever in the area.