As one of the most ordered cuisine categories in takeout, we are so excited to be celebrating this globally popular food, so sharpen your chopstick skills because this Wednesday, February 3rd #TakeoutDay, is Sushi Day!
Once predominantly a historical street food, Sushi evolved into popular brick-and-mortar-served staples after a hurricane in Japan resulted in affordability in real estate for aspiring sushi restaurateurs. Today, it’s available far and wide and Canadians can’t get enough of it.
Are you ready? Here are 10 restaurants across Canada to kickstart your cravings!
Newfoundland Sushi (Corner Brook, NL)
With a mission to “provide only the freshest and highest quality local seafood ingredients,” Newfoundland Sushi puts a local twist on their sushi menu by naming their dishes after their local landmarks.
Try one of these popular rolls; Humber River (salmon, avocado, cucumber, red pepper), the Atlantic (una, shrimp, avocado, sriracha tempura bits & more) and the Bay of Islands (salmon, faux crab, tempura bits, massago & more).
117 Broadway, Corner Brook, NL, A2H 5B6. @newfoundsushiizakaya
Seoul Food (Charlottetown, PE)
Serving since 2010, Seoul Food specializes in Canadian and Korean cuisine, made from local, organic ingredients!
Order their signature Gimbap (Korean Rolls) with other traditional (non-sushi) delights like their Dolsot Bibimbap and Jaeyuk (Pan-fried Spicy Pork & Rice).
330 University Ave, Charlottetown, PE, C1A 4M6.
Sushi Nami Royale (Halifax, NS)
With three locations for your convenience, the sushi of Sushi Nami is “quick, tasty and fresh.”
Current sushi options include traditional and vegetarian Maki, Sushi Pizzas, Sushi Nami Platters, 2-Piece Nigiri & 3-Piece Sashimi dishes and more.
Naru Japanese Restaurant (Fredericton, NB)
Expertly prepared Japanese cuisine, Naru Japanese Restaurant has been feeding the heart of Fredericton with its classic and creative specialty rolls, which are always prepared from the freshest ingredients.
Give one of Naru’s specialty rolls a try: Asagao, Fuji (Extra Spicy), Grilled Scallop, Ohana (pictured), Spicy Wakame, Creamy Shrimp Delight, or Soy Potato. Be sure to check out their full menu online!
536 Queen Street, Fredericton, NB, E3B 1B9. @naru_japanese_restaurant
Miyagi Bistro Thai & Sushi (Quebec, QC)
Internationally-inspired with a touch of Quebec, Miyagi refers to itself as “The only Thai bistro without pretension,” and it’s delicious.
Enjoy chef combinations (not pictured) including Makis, Nigiris and Miyagi Pizza or chef larger combos for two including Makis, Nigiris, Miyagi Pizza, Gunkans and Hosomakis.
523, 3e Avenue Québec, QC, G1L 2W4. @miyagi_bistro_thai
Sima Sushi (Kingston, ON)
For an uncompromising meal, Kingstonians and its students alike know the perfect destination for sushi cravings on the main strip, and that popular spot is Sima Sushi.
Order up 8-Piece Deluxe Maki, 30-75 Piece Takeout Platters, Sushi & Sashimi a la Carte and much more. Sima’s Specialty Sushi Rolls include Calamari, Golden Bell, Mango, Jalapeno and Rice Paper Rolls. MMmm!
66 Princess St., Kingston, ON K7L 1A5. @simasushi
Sushi Cushi (Winnipeg, MB)
What started as a small modest sushi spot inside Winnipeg’s Baseball Stadium is now Sushi Cushi, one of Winnipeg’s most popular sushi restaurants.
Priding itself on serving delicious and healthy cuisine, Sushi Cushi offers dishes made from the freshest fruits and veggies plus homemade trans-fat free sauces.
With creativity at the forefront of their dishes, some of the plates are almost too pretty to eat, if we say so ourselves. Check out their Instagram to see what we’re talking about!
1045 St James St, Winnipeg, MB R3H 1B1. @sushi_cushi
Big Catch Sushi Bar (Calgary, AB)
“Only when hearts are filled, our job is complete,” proclaims the team at Big Catch Sushi Bar, The Real Sushi Experience.
Must-have sushi picks include Red Vinegar Sushi Rice (pictured), Madai Nigiri (known to bring good luck), Bluefin toro Nigiri (the “King of Sushi”) and Sablefish Sashimi (Black Cod).
8835 Macleod Trail SW #130, Calgary, AB, T2H 0M2. @bigcatchcalgary
Sushi Raku (Saskatoon, SK)
Saskatoon’s “real sushi” option, Sushi Raku’s menu and dish photos alone will leave you wide eyed and hungry for their unique sushi menu.
From fresh Hon Maguro (pictured) to Hamachi (Yellowtail), to Fresh Uni (Sea Urchin) and beyond, picking your order will be the best, and hardest, decision of your day.
239 Idylwyld Dr. Saskatoon, SK, S7T 0M8. @sushi_raku
Ichiro Japanse Restaurant (Richmond, BC)
Located in Steveson harbour village, home to many Japanese Canadians, Ichiro provides dishes made from both local and Japan-imported seafood and ingredients.
Your own personal sushi paradise, indulge in their Oishiso (pictured) plus Ichiro signature items like Rainbow Rolls (Seafood-Wrapped California Rolls), Cream Cheese Rolls and Steveston Rolls (Salmon-Wrapped Sweet Shrimp, Tuna & Cucumber).
#110-12011 2nd Avenue Richmond, BC, V7E 3L6. @ichiro_japanese_restaurant