Date Night at Masa SushiPosted: March 14, 2013
Look at dem married folks on a Wednesday date night! Hey, just because you are married doesn’t mean you can’t date. It’s easier without kids in the picture. This time, Masa Sushi was our spot of choice, and we took advantage of a special Buytopia deal ($10 buy for a cool $20 spend – you won’t be sorry)!
The restaurant has been under new management since early January, and I can tell that the owner Michael and his staff have been busting their butts to present the best version of the place. It was immaculately clean, and setting was so warm with so many comfortable seating arrangements (good for groups too). Most importantly, the menu is impressive. Here comes the Vancouverite in me, I’m judge-y Miss. Picky when it comes to my fresh, melt-in-your-mouth sushi. There were lots of great amateur sushi items (dynamite roll and the like), and some neat specials (japan salmon salad roll – see below)! Also, there were lots of vegetarian options.
YES, Cy and I are on a VEGETARIAN diet. We’ve been meat free (except seafood) for 5 consecutive days now. Call it an experiment inspired by the documentary “Forks Over Knives”, and we are hoping to see if it is feasible for our lifestyle and health.
So, this is what we ordered with some special recommendations from Michael:
I’m drooling in my mouth now. Japan Salmon Salad Roll is like a pop of refreshing summer in your mouth! Fresh cucumber around salmon, avocado and shrimp. while the Gindara – grilled black cod was butter-y with a distinct Teriyaki flavour.
Order this. The Urajiro is a Japanese mushroom, and I’ve never ever had it like this. The exterior is light and crisp, and the piping hot inside was full of flavours that blended so well together – all that mushroom, shrimp, and green onions.
Who said that Vancouver was home to the best sushi in the world? This is pretty good, and you know this for several reasons. Melt-in-the-mouth fish that is velvety and absolutely no fishy taste or aftertaste. The flavours of the fresh mango salmon roll were so fresh with the sweet mango. While the spicy tuna roll was great with the crispy tempura bits and spicy kick of a sauce.
By the time the soba noodles came, we were nearly stuffed. But, both Cy and I managed to take in a few mouthfuls of this. There are lots of grilled veggies in this one!
We have got to do food night, I mean, date night more often! Masa Sushi left us both full and happy. Thanks again to the hospitable Michael and his staff!
Try it out for yourself and maybe your special someone or friend? And, make sure to get the Buytopia deal - I’d hate for you to not save money on that AYCE, teppanyaki, or à la carte sushi!
15 Charles Street E., Toronto (near Yonge and Bloor)