Sushi Time

Some say I may eat too much Sushi, but how can I not, it’s so good.  I’m always willing to try new places and will always go back to my old favourites.  I’m behind in writing three Japanese/Sushi restaurants so I thought I’d cram it all into one giant Sushi review.  I’ll keep it short and simple on this one as there is only so much you can write about raw fish and tempura.  The three are Misai, Kinjo and Globefish.

First place is Misai.  This one is actually one of my favourites, even though I say this about every sushi place, but seriously it is, it’s just out of the way for me.  We used them for our midnight lunch at our wedding 5 years ago and found them by accident.  They have a Japanese cafe syle menu, almost like Japanese tapa’s, plus all the regular sushi you’d want.  The top dishes on my list there is the Dragon Roll and Special Scallop Hand Roll (which isn’t on the menu but I ask them to make it for me everytime).  I have never had a bad dish there and don’t give me the menu there because I’ll rack up the bill ordering everything.

Dragon Roll Misai - Calgary Real Estate

Special Scallop Hand Rolls Misai - Calgary Real Estate

Salmon Nigiri Misai - Calgary Real Estate

Katsu Curry Don Misai - Calgary Real Estate

Assorted Tempura Misai - Calgary Real Estate

Sunamono Salad Misai - Calgary Real Estate

Food Rating: ★★★★★
Service Rating: ★★★★☆
Ambiance Rating: ★★★★☆
Overall Rating: ★★★★½

Misai Japanese on Urbanspoon

Next up is Kinjo on MacLeod Trail, I’ve always been hesitant to try Kinjo, don’t ask me why just have been.  Possibly because it’s in an old Tim Horton’s I use to go to. There were 4 of us Realtors celebrating our birthdays so we decided on Kinjo.  I found it pretty neat that a couple of the Realtors were talking about Kinjo as if they knew everyone there.  The service is outstanding, very friendly and outgoing.  When we sat down they came with a free set of rolls for us to try and greeted us with prompt service.  The food to my surprise was good.  Decent sushi, good fresh taste and good portions for the price.  The rolls were good, with different combinations and ideas.  They were also donating some proceeds of certain rolls to the Japan Earthquake.  One of the nicest things was giving us some free tempura, they really know how to win customers over.  In the end they found out it was our birthday’s so the whole staff sang us a bunch of songs.  At the end of each meal every patron receives a treat, a box of Pocky’s, chocolate covered biscuit sticks.  I hear at night it’s really fun with the owner as he comes by table to table and does something special for everyone.  Great service, fun atmosphere and decent food.

Kiss Kiss Dragon Roll Kinjo - Calgary Real Estate

Kinjo Roll - Calgary Real Estate

Free Tempura Kinjo - Calgary Real Estate

Salmon Sashimi Kinjo - Calgary Real Estate

Food Rating: ★★★½☆
Service Rating: ★★★★★
Ambiance Rating: ★★★★☆
Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Kinjo Sushi & Grill on Urbanspoon

Recently went to Globefish at Chinook Centre which recently opened in the old sushi place that I’m sure didn’t do so well.  I’ve been to the other Globefish locations before but this one is way more convienent for me.  I remember a few years ago I went to the one in Kensington and absolutley fell in love with the place, it was a while since I’ve been so I had high hopes from my past experience.  Really the food was good, not outstanding, the reason why I fell in love with the place was because they were different and inventive.  I think the menu is exactly the same as years ago which is unfortunate because I think many new sushi restaurants have caught up and surpassed them.  Don’t get me wrong the place is good just not feeling the hype like I use to.

Salmon Sashimi Globefish - Calgary Real Estate

Shrimp Globefish - Calgary Real Estate

Globefish Roll - Calgary Real Estate

Globefish Roll - Calgary Real Estate

Food Rating: ★★★★☆
Service Rating: ★★★½☆
Ambiance Rating: ★★★½☆
Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Globefish Sushi & Izakaya (Chinook Centre) on Urbanspoon

Author: YYC's Best Eats

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