Taro’s Fish, Toronto

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I enjoyed a wonderful sushi lunch with a friend today at Taro’s Fish (800 Sheppard Avenue East 416 730-8555) on Craig Harding’s recommendation from his Chef’s Picks in the Globe and Mail. It really is the perfect spot to go when making a trip to Ikea.

Taro’s Fish is more of a fish and sushi retail and wholesale store, but you can perch on their lunch bar for a quick bite. We ordered the spicy tuna roll and spider roll. Both were absolutely delicious. The tuna was very fresh and tender with just the right spicing. The spider roll was crisp and tender all at once. The selection of Japanese and other asian beverages was very interesting. They stock the Japanese version of Gatorade, called Pocari Sweat. We had an Urban Zen green tea, mango and aloe vera drink that was so tasty! I usually skip beverages with sugar, but this one was worthwhile and very enticing with it’s flavour and unique texture.

The store looks to be an outstanding place to purchase fresh fish to cook at home, to order a sushi platter for a party or just take out some sushi for lunch or dinner. I would highly recommend it and would love to go back! I agree wholeheartedly with Craig Harding that it is one of the best sushi lunches in town.

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