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.
Anyway, Evan and I originally set out for Mexican, but as we were walking to the restaurant we passed this:
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?).
Miso soup, beef and chicken teriyaki and beef skewers, calimari (SO GOOD), sushi/sashimi.
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…
And rolls. Lots of rolls. There were so many rolls on the menu, and some I had never even heard of before.
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.
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…
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.