Echo Sushi. Do It.

On Sunday evening my never-ending cold was kind enough to take a break for a few hours, and my stuffy nose subsided enough for me to actually be able to taste and smell things again. Hurrah! This meant I would be able to enjoy my dinner, so I wanted to take full advantage. Not that not being able to taste things was stopping me from eating, because it was not. No lack of appetite over here. If anything when I am sick I want to eat more, and worse foods.

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I don’t.

Anyway, Evan and I originally set out for Mexican, but as we were walking to the restaurant we passed this:

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Echo Sushi, located on Yonge between Eglinton and Davisville. I was researching Toronto sushi restaurants recently and I kept stumbling across reviews for this place that said it was one of the best AYCE sushi restaurants in Toronto. So as soon as I saw it, that was that. S’laters Mexican, sushi time.

I have been to many, many AYCE sushi places over the years and I find most of them to be pretty mediocre. Kakemono, Makimono, Sushimono…same-old. It’s sushi and it’s good and it hits the spot, but I haven’t been to many AYCE places that have really stood out to me. So I don’t know if it was the return of my tastebuds or maybe the fact that I was slightly hungover or if it really is one of the best AYCE sushi places in Toronto, but this sushi was DYNAMITE. It was definitely the best AYCE sushi I can ever remember having. Also, the menu was extensive, and the service was speedy. Maybe we went on a good day, but zero complaints here about Echo Sushi.

We ordered quite a lot (as is typical for me at AYCE sushi restaurants, but who doesn’t go crazy?).

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Miso soup, beef and chicken teriyaki and beef skewers, calimari (SO GOOD), sushi/sashimi.

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Possibly the freshest salmon sashimi I have ever had, and I love love loved the shrimp sushi.

Shrimp and mixed vegetable tempura (loooove tempuraaaa) and deep fried scallops…

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And rolls. Lots of rolls. There were so many rolls on the menu, and some I had never even heard of before.

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And they had a really good selection of brown rice rolls also, which I don’t think I have ever seen at an AYCE sushi place.

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The rolls with cream cheese in them may just be my favourite. I can’t get enough of them.

It was a struggle to eat everything, I cannot lie. And there were a couple of rolls that I really had to force down. But we made it. And you betcha we had room for dessert…

deep-fried-banana

That would be a deep fried banana smothered in chocolate sauce with vanilla ice cream. Yumballs and a half.

So if you’re looking for a decent sushi restaurant in midtown Toronto, Echo Sushi! It’s good stuff.

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10 responses to “Echo Sushi. Do It.

  1. I thought, man, I know she’s sharing that but that is a LOT of food. Then I remembered my weekend and was like, OH RIGHT. This is why we get along so well. Well, that and the booze and the fact that we are generally awesome. All those things.

  2. Mmmm… Those brown rice rolls look good. Now I’ve for a definite craving.

  3. “brown hair, dont even care!”

  4. I haven’t had sushi in so long! Your night sounds amazing!

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  6. I tried this place tonight, the price was decent but I wasn’t overwhelmed. There was nothing wrong but not my favourite (but I am very new to sushi). If you’re willing to go north of the city, Sushi Kiku is my favourite in Markham (there’s one in North York, but it’s not exactly the same). But really, as long as there’s soy sauce, I’m pretty happy 🙂 Happy weekend!

    • Aw I’m sorry it wasn’t your favourite. Maybe it was an off day there. I went out for Indian food in the same area and I loved it so much that I wrote a blog post called The Best Indian Food in Toronto. And then I went again and it was about a billion times not as good. I almost went back and wrote a disclaimer, because maybe I just went on a good day.

      You know what really sold me on Echo Sushi? Their whole wheat rice rolls. I LOVED them. I haven’t been able to find them at very many sushi places, and when I have found them, they haven’t been as good.

      Oh and I totally hear you on the soy sauce. I could load up a napkin with soy sauce and it would taste like pure deliciousness to me.

  7. it is waste to give even only one star.
    Honestly, it is very waste money to pay about $24 as “all you can eat” to eat in there.
    It is not too low price even though there is “all you can it” restaurant.
    But, there service is the worst.
    Especially, one of the staff in there who is a waitress and wears eyeglasses Asian woman, she is the worst I have never seen before.
    It was very unpleasant that she came to accost not to leave rice while eating a meal and uncomfortable when I was forced to speak “yes or no” to her when she cleaned up the dishes.
    It might be an undeserved hope to enjoy weekend afternoon with my lover in there after work and was not enough I paid about $65 only for two people for those service and meal.