Name: Sushi 2 Go
Where: 5 locations across the GTA
Affordability: $5.99 – $25 per entrée
Seriously, the Sushi 2 Go name is just a name not a suggestion! The one I visited was the one in Etobicoke and they have dining tables (maximum of 4 but could easily accommodate a larger party) and a sushi bar area in front of the Sushi Master. This Sushi 2 Go place was small. It could comfortably seat 40 people for the entire restaurant, and any more than that will be overcrowding. It appears to be very clean (as Japanese restaurants should be expected) and well decorated, cozy and casual, but a place I will not be afraid to take visiting friends in Toronto to.
I decided on Sushi 2 Go because the Japanese restaurant next door to it only serves reserved customers for the night and they are booked. So no walk-ins allowed. But I’m glad there was Sushi 2 Go next to it and I can still get my sushi craving fixed.Sushi 2 Go offers a wide range of cooked Japanese favourites including tempura, teriyaki and soba noodle dishes as well as fresh favourites like sushi, sashimi, rolls, maki, special salads, and desserts. They also offer a hearty lunch ranging from $5 per entrée to $13 for a bento box. I was there for dinner so the selections was as varied as the prices. A bento box for dinner, which comes with miso soup & salad, averages about $16 depending on the box. I was rushing for dinner so I ordered a bento. I ordered the Sashimi & Tempura (BB6) Bento Box for $17.95. It came with eight pieces of sashimi, 6-7 pieces of assorted tempura (three of which were shrimp), rice, edamame, salad, & miso soup; overall a satisfying and filling bento box for $17.95. The sashimi was fresh, however, filleted thinly and smaller than what I’d prefer but very fresh. It did not taste fishy nor did it smell as some Japanese restaurants I had been to. The fish meat was still firm even though the cut was thin – a sign of fresh fish if you ask me. The tempura was also properly prepared with rice flour that was fluffy and crunchy with every bite. (I’ve experienced bad tasting and wrong tempura batter to know, trust me.) The vegetable tempura was also still crunchy so you know that it was not defrosted from its frozen form then fried. The rice was fluffy and still sticky – a good sign that it had not been cold then reheated. Overall, Sushi 2 Go delivers its promise to serve a quick, fresh, and delicious Japanese food for a good price. The service was also very friendly, fast and attentive. There is a reason why their loyal customers return again and again. And to be honest, I think I will too. I always find joy when I find a good sushi place. It just means that wherever I may be and get hungry, I know I can walk into a sushi place and get a good meal.
Sushi 2 Go also specialize in take-out service package you can enjoy at home or on the go and also prepared off-premises catering. Maybe that’s where the “2 Go” part comes in. But you can certainly sit and dine in their restaurant. They will not make you “Go” away because it’s in their name.