You had me at Sushi

Those who know me are well aware about my love affair with sushi. In my head, I believe that I could actually eat sushi every day and not tire of it. Although, I have to admit that I haven’t really tested this theory out yet.

So when you are out and about on a Saturday afternoon and the “what shall we have for dinner tonight” thought come on, sushi is usually a top contender. A few Foursquare recommendations and MapQuest queries on the iPhone narrows down our search to Gonoe Sushi on 1310 Don Mills Road in North York.

Noticing another sushi restaurant just beside it upon arrival, we had to do a coin flip. The winner – Gonoe Sushi – didn’t disappoint. 

Although the lighting in the booth was a bit unfriendly, our eyes lit up when the beautiful boat arrived with a fabulous array of delights. We soon discovered that it wasn’t just a feast for the eyes. The Butterfish tasted like butter – one of the best I’ve had in Toronto.  The Blue Fin Tuna was not cut as well but the taste was equally as delicious.

We asked for recommendations. And since we hinted that we liked spicy flavours, our waitress suggested the Diablo Roll. Don’t take the word “spicy” for its literal meaning. It’s nothing like the spice you’ve had in Indian food, although if you are averse to spicy, I’d suggest you try something else from their menu. This roll is laden with avocado, tempura bit, pickled pepper ring, jalapenos covered with spicy salmon, and to top it off, green chilies. Absolutely divine. 

Although the name sounds a bit pretentious, the Legend Dragon Roll with deep fried soft shell crab, crab meat, avocado, tobiko and spicy sauce wrapped in salmon and unagi, was equally as outstanding. 

No sushi tasting is complete without Tobiko and Ikura. The shashimi here was tasty and fresh. Very few restaurants can serve this perfectly. Another offering the restaurant has is a sushi-wine pairing. We didn’t get a chance to try it, but if you opt for this, we’d love to hear about your experience in the comments or on twitter @sukasatoronto 

Cheers to more Sushi Surprises!

SukasaStyle gives Gonoe Sushi 8 Sukasa Stars


  1. It was pretty standard, and also pretty pricy. The servers weren't available when we needed them. I'd give it a 7 star.

  2. Would definitely order a la carte and get a sense of what is best that day.
    Interesting about the comment on price as that can be a deceptive descriptor.
    Would like to see a ranking (one based on a value and another solely on quality) in the future as those are always controversial and subjective :-)


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