December 16, 2011

Aji Sai - Yonge Street

Sorry we've been AWOL. The festive holiday season has kept our lives busy and our tummies full.

We've been busy eating, drinking, being merry and trying to think of ways to kick things up a notch here. Sadly, the copious amounts of wine floating about in our systems has not served up much in inspiration.

So let's just focus on the basics for now.

A few weeks ago, after a rather tiring Christmas shopping expedition, we hit up Aji Sai in Yorkville for some sushaaaay! Located just north of Yonge and Bloor St., this tiny little restaurant came highly recommended...namely by Titus, who loves sushi...and can get extremely cranky when he's hungry.

Oh and did we mention it was 'All-You-Can-EAT' sushi? Boo yah.

Pic taken post-dinner. We had a 7-minute wait when we first arrived.

The menu was extensive and looked promising.

Ohemgee - we could have had a LOT more of the delicious Miso Soup starter

So Titus took charge of the order (yes, he also gets pushy when he's hungry) and ordered up some sushi and shtuff. The Avocado Salad, although lacking in presentation, was great little appetizer - a little bit of softness, a little bit of crunch and a whole lot of green. Sadly, we can't say the same for the Tempura Prawns & Vegetables where no amount of soy sauce could inject much flavour.

Titus' Avocado Salad was exceptional

Terry's choice of Tempura Prawns and Vegetables was, for lack of a better word, a bit ... meh.

But it was the sushi we came for and the sushi that saved the night. We mentioned Titus loves his sushi and if it was his last meal on earth, he'd probably die a happy chappy. We ordered the usual spread - California Rolls, Sashimi,  Shrimp Tempura Rolls, Spicy Tuna Rolls etcetera etcetera. The freshness was palpable and every bite truly delectable. It's AYCE and we ate all we could eat!

The true pièce de résistance - fresh and oh-so-tasty!

We ended dinner with a scoop of Mango Ice Cream which was mango ice creams go.

Mango Ice Cream

Aji Sai on Yonge Street is busy most nights, and they probably couldn't fit your entire extended family for dinner, but we're well-impressed by the quick service, the friendly atmosphere and, most importantly, the great prices for good quality sushi.

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