Japango Sushi & Noodle Restaurant
March 12, 2011
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122 Elizabeth Street, Toronto, ON M5G 1P5
(University Ave & Dundas St)
T: (416) 599-5557
This is one of Toronto’s best kept secret and one of my favourite Japanese restaurants in the city. Delicious food, fresh fish, hospitable service and conveniently located … what else can I ask for? Okay, maybe one suggestion … a bigger spot.
This place is very small and the tables are tightly packed (reminds me of the tiny noodle shops in Japan) and fits about 20 people. Even though this quaint restaurant has very little space, they are not short of servers with about 3 sushi chefs and at least two waitresses at a time.
• Sushi – they serve a very good selection of (quality) fish (if you’re there for lunch, I recommend the Sushi Bento Box over the combo because you also get a small side salad and a daily appetizer, which could be grilled minced meat eggplant or fried tofu)
• Japango maki rolls
• Plum wine
• They also do Omakase (Chef’s choice) as well but you have them give them at least 24 hours advance notice.
Good to Know
• Best seats: Window seat right next to the wall (less traffic)
• Service: Very nice, friendly, always topping up my green tea cup (and the tea is so calming with the burnt rice aroma)
• Atmosphere: Quaint; tiny; wooden tables, bench and stools;
• Ideal for: Quick eat, lunch, take out
• Attire: Casual (If you can, I suggest not wearing anything big e.g. a big fluffy parka since it will be challenging to take it on and off in the restaurant and to find a place to hang it.)
• Reservations recommended: Yes. Quite often they will turn people away even though the restaurant does not appear to be full but the tables are already reserved.
• Patio recommended: No