By Ursula Terlecki Photos via Kanji Sushi Facebook
We’ve written about Toronto’s Parkdale neighbourhood and about the overt transformation it’s currently going through. Authentic coffee shops, top notch art galleries, and artisan butcher shops are popping up what seems like every few hundred meters in this West Queen West neighbourhood. Hot spot restaurants aren’t lacking on this strip either. One we’ve heard about several times and had the pleasure to experiencing recently is Kanji Sushi created by owner Rob Banton.
We’ve eaten at many sushi restaurants around the city but let us tell you, this is by far one of the best. From the modern yet warm decor, lounge or communal seating, an eclectic playlist that will have you bopping your head to tunes from the early 80s to late 90s, to the INCREDIBLE food that you don’t want to disturb as it’s placed on your table, Kanji Sushi is simply divine.
Portions are fairly small which means they’re great for sharing and trying many things on the menu (I think we must have tried almost one of everything offered). The service is great as well with the patrons attended to by well versed hipster sushi aficionados who are very familiar with the restaurant’s offering and can help even the most indecisive patron select a few dishes they’ll surely be pleased with.
Have we sold you yet? If you haven’t been to this Parkdale gem, go! We liked it so much we’re inclined to go back frequently. If you see us there, make sure to stop by and say hello.