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New Generation Sushi

Posted by Tanja / Reviewed on July 31, 2006 / review policy

New Generation SushiMonths after a kitchen fire shut down New Generation Sushi, this late night sushi spot in the Annex is not only BACK, but busier than ever. I've been passing by for a while now, always taking a peek inside at the new snazzy decor, but had yet to make a stop, until tonight.

Then the 12:31am munchies lead the way through the door to a comfy booth in the back.

I am, I'll admit, a "Sushi on Bloor" girl... the competition down the street from New Gen has always won me over with cheap bento and free red bean ice cream, but post-midnight, I have to admit that only New Gen knows how to take care of a girl...

Citing a big dinner earlier, I pass on the bento box and opt to share a bunch of appetizer dishes with company: Shrimp and Vegetable Tempura, Almond Age, Asparagus Beef Maki and Yam Tempura.

Almost Age was out (damnit!), but the beef maki more than made up for it. Even tender-er than I remembered. Mmmm. Despite a full house, the tempura was fresh: sizzling and crispy, not scooped out of a pre-made pile.

Total = $15. That's a good night.

Meaty Maki -- Asparagus Beef Maki (asparagus spears wrapped in beef strips and yummy sauce).

Discussion

20 Comments

Randy / February 29, 2008 at 12:39 pm
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This place ranks around the same as Sushi on bloor.
Pretty damn good.
bob / March 1, 2008 at 11:00 am
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this place is simply the best. the best example in the city of how to run a small business. Nobody compares when it comes to price, food quality, hours, service. its all great.
apetimberlake / May 2, 2008 at 11:13 am
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I went to New Generation last night.
Have to say i was impresed with the food..
Spicy tuna roll was great although i was expecting it to be a monster like at Sushi on bloor.

The Sushi and Sashimi was great aswell!
In my opinion Sushi on Bloor stiil provides more bang for your buck.
khalid / May 21, 2008 at 07:27 pm
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the quality of the food went down, especially after the fire. nevertheless, great environment and CHEAP lunch
RandomTangent / January 21, 2009 at 11:28 am
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Not bad. I didn't like their salad dressing (not tangy enough, just kind of creamy yucky). And although the Almond Shrimp looks like a tempting alternative to Tempura Shrimp, I wouldn't order it again, because it tasted pretty boring.
niiiiick / February 2, 2009 at 09:57 pm
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Quite overrated and it seems like people in Toronto forget that there are other options for Japanese in the area.
LC / November 14, 2009 at 08:09 pm
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I've recently discovered the BEST sushi on Bloor st - Unforuntately you just have to go a bit further west and spend a bit more than 3 bucks a roll. Rikishi, at bloor and shaw, is hands down the best affordable sushi I've had in this fair city of ours. It's incredibly fresh, delicious, authentic, and the staff is amazingly friendly and attentive. They're rarely busy and I can't figure out why - maybe because it's a bit off the beaten path - but as a New Gen fan for several years, I can say that if you're willing to spend a few extra bucks (I'd say a full meal averages about $15-20 pp as opposed to $10-15 at new gen) Rikishi is totally worth it.
sushi lover / November 15, 2009 at 03:08 pm
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Good food and cheap but i'm not going back.. there was recently a murder that happened between the two employees working there. TWo employees got into a fight and one of them died.
BIG lover / December 8, 2009 at 04:56 pm
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Big sushi just east and on the other side of the street is much better, less lines and more space inside. The rolls are fresher and have the best rice to roll ratio.. slightly (marginally) more expensive but finer quality
amanda / April 4, 2010 at 07:29 pm
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this is the WORST sushi restaurant i ve ever been to.
it seemed like everything was 3 days old.
nothing was fresh.
over-rated and a huge let down.
Terry / August 15, 2010 at 12:02 pm
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I hate to say it, but after the fire and murder incidents, the food quality has just gone down. It was good maybe 5 years ago while I was still in high school/university. But the sushi is mediocre now. The rice in the sushi rolls are mushy. The salmon and avocado last time I went wasn't fresh at all and I had to return it.

Much better options elsewhere in terms of price and quality, most likely will not return.
nicole / March 21, 2011 at 09:59 am
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this all sounds great but where is the number
ivy / April 16, 2011 at 01:32 am
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pls someone fire this blogger/food critic!!
ill admit the food is great but this place
was not cheap!!
HarryB / May 28, 2011 at 11:04 am
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Food was neither good or cheap. The only reasonable thing there was the portions otherwise the experience was an overall failure. The fake crap smelled like garbage and white tuna was not fresh. In that area Sushi on the Bloor is your best bet. Just a few blocks south is Akai, which has great flavours and a much more enjoyable atmosphere. I do not recommend this restaurant or this site for that matter. The "best of TO" lists have some terrible picks.
heidi / September 7, 2011 at 11:06 pm
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Ate there tonight. While the service was fast and friendly, that's about the only positive thing I can say about New Generation. The sushi maki was bland, the nigiri was verging on spoiled. When we ordered our complementary mango ice cream, we were given chalky green tea ice cream. Expensive for a crummy meal neither of us finished. At least the beer was cold.
Natalie / October 17, 2012 at 08:37 pm
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i went there today and was suprised! Everything was delicious! The salmon was realy tasty and creamy, the gohan (rice) was well prepared, the missoshiro was really good, the crunchy sushi... Hummmm.... Soooo goood! I will come back for sure! i recomend!
Sara / June 10, 2013 at 05:34 pm
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good sushi. I go to the one with the all you can eat since they have two locations close to eachother.
Jac / June 29, 2013 at 10:32 am
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I have visited New Generation a few times, I never found the food particularly amazing but it's always been reasonably priced and close to home. However on our last trip my boyfriend got food poisoning, most likely from the unagi which was the only thing we didn't share. Not going back anytime soon which is too bad because it was our go to spot.
av / August 6, 2013 at 04:00 pm
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Good sushi, poor delivery service!! I ordered a combo to my apartment around College/Yonge. This took 40 minutes to get to me (should not have taken this long), and when it finally arrived the delivery guy was at the wrong address. Instead of fixing his mistake he insisted that *I* was wrong (really? I don't know my own address?) and I ended up walking over to him to grab my sushi. NewGen please give your delivery staff better training!
william / August 23, 2013 at 10:15 pm
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that place taste awesome

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