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Restaurant review – Toshi’s (Main Street) November 30, 2007

Posted by Raul in dining out, East Vancouver, Main Street.

We had heard lots, and lots, and lots of people raving about the sushi that Toshi’s offers. The line-up outside the little establishment (30 seats, 6 waitresses) on 16th Avenue between Quebec and Main Streets can extend at times to the end of the block. We had driven by, a good 60 times (and I am not kidding) and we had never been able to make it there on time to avoid the line-ups.

Thus, we wanted to celebrate M’s birthday there and therefore I ended up standing outside since 4:30pm. M and I had agreed she’d show up at 5:30pm (bad idea since I could have gotten us a table at 5:00pm sharp, since the line was short). By the way, thank you to the guy who loaned me his cell phone to call M’s office (another reason why I need a new cell phone!).

Anyhow, we got to seat at around 5:45 pm and ordered edamame, go mae, a few rolls and some tofu. And I am going to say that I found the sushi not as good as Kaide’s, and certainly not as good as Kishu Mountain. So I’m quite disappointed. For all the hype (and having to stand out in the cold for a good half hour), neither M nor I were impressed.

Would I go back to Toshi’s? No. Definitely not. Maybe they were having an off day, but with two great choices for sushi where I don’t need to stand out in the cold. It was good to know first-hand about Toshi’s though. The guy who loaned me his cell phone was raving about Toshi’s (and funny how it goes, we had already bumped into each other before, but I doubt he remembers) and I was quite underwhelmed. No more Toshi’s for me, please.

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