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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

New AYCE Contender: Fushimi


Fushimi, the new all-you-can-eat / teppanyaki restaurant took over where Taste of Japan used to be on Woodbine Ave during Christmas of 2011. Now a few months since their opening and they are still fairly busy. In terms of decor, they kept the welcome area and teppanyaki set-up at the front the same as the old Taste of Japan. When you walk into the back, they "redecorated" with tacky wall partitions and decorative light strings. But they must have put what they saved from renovations and design, into their food, which comes loaded with ingredients. When that's the case, that's A-okay with me.


If you like sushi rolls, mangoes, or avocados (which I do) then I would recommend this place. Avocado and mango seems prominent in many of their rolls and they don't hold back in their provisions. They have some interesting house rolls, such as the "Sex on the Beach" and "Funky Chicken". What I like is that they successfully pulled off creating new house rolls by taking things already known to work well and changing them up a little to make a better new roll.

We ordered a lot of them, but my favourites that I would recommend are:
  • Fushimi Roll - shrimp tempura, fish eggs, bbq eel, mango, avocado, layered with house sauce, wrapped and layered with sesame soy bean

  • Lava Roll - Kani tempura (artificial crab), fresh mangos, mango sauce and wrapped with avocado. Sounds like a typical roll, except that they give you lots of avocado and mangos which makes a world of difference.

  • Out-of-Control Roll - shrimp tempura, asparagus, tempura flakes, spicy tuna, spicy salmon, with spicy sauce. And even with the name and all those spicy-sounding ingredients, it was just a very good-tasting roll with a little kick.

    They also offered other fun items such as Japanese Baked Mussels from their Spring Special menu, which is another nice touch to Fushimi - rotating menus. The mussels were baked in a cheesy garlic sauce ... well cheese and garlic - I think that's just self-explanatory.


    Other items that Fushimi offers that you don't normally (but you should) see in the regular Japanese All-You-Can-Eat menus include Tuna and Salmon Tataki (thin slices of seared Albacore tuna with cilantro oil and ponzu sauce), Naruto (raw tuna/salmon wrapped with kani, avocado, tempura flakes, in thin slices of cucumber) and Tartar (minced tuna/salmon on a bed of rice...tastes better with the sauce).


    All in all, it's a decent all-you-can-eat sushi spot with the extra bonus of new product offerings (a special menu which keeps them this edge) and generosity in the sushi roll ingredients that doesn't go unnoticed. Dinner for adults go for $20.99 from Monday-Thursday and $23.99 on weekends.

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  • 8 comments:

    1. no joke, you need to take me here next time. LOOKS SO GOOD.

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      1. Haha! Yes if you ever come up to Markham I'll bring you :)

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    2. Ditto, can you bring me next time!!!!!?

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      1. Our list of places to go together is getting lengthyyy

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    3. I'm ready to dive right in. Bring it on :)

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    4. I couldn't wait for you. I went to Fushimi this weekend......
      Perhaps I went in knowing that it got rated 92%...... I'd give it maybe... 75%?

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      1. HOW COULD YOU GO WITHOUT US.... or ME

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