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Sushi 67

Posted by Carli Vierke / Listed on December 4, 2011 / review policy

Sushi 67 TorontoSushi 67 makes delicious sushi - plain and simple. Fresh, creative, and flavorful sushi is infamously hard to find in this city, but the shoebox-sized Roncesvalles gem, Sushi 67, might just be the yummiest sushi around.

Sushi 67 TorontoYou'll find this treasured spot at 67 Roncesvalles Avenue, hence the name, and the white "67" marked on the mailbox is the only indicator you're in the right place. The space was previously home to Vincent sushi, which has since moved up the street

Sushi 67 TorontoSushi 67 has a good-sized menu, offering an interesting selection of appetizers, rolls and entrees that are deeply rooted in Japanese fusion. Read: lots of mayo, and unlikely North American ingredients. The atmosphere is sleek, bright, and clean, and the service is exceedingly friendly. Rather than the traditional Japanese green tea usually provided with Japanese fare, this spot serves "Vanilla Oolong" by DAVIDsTEA, free of charge.

My friend and I are excited to try some of the unusual creations we find on the menu - items like the Scallop Pot Pie Roll ($12.75) and Chipotle Chicken Roll ($10.95) - so we begin with the Morimoto-Style Tuna Pizza ($10.95).

Sushi 67 TorontoThe "pizza" is a crispy tortilla smothered with tuna, jalapeƱo, red onion, olives, avocado, soya caramel sauce, creamy mayo and spicy mayo. To say that we can't gulp it down fast enough would be a gross understatement. The blend of flavours ranging from salty to spicy to sweet, zing from taste bud to taste bud, hitting all the stops. The spicy mayo is legitimately zesty however, so beware if you're spice-shy.

Sushi 67 TorontoOur server tells us that the rolls are fairly large so we only order two rolls to share for our main course. We decide we'll try more if we're still hungry. With our mouths still watering from our tuna pizza, we dig into our eight-piece "Manhattan Bridge Roll" ($8.95) and nine-piece "Hungry Vegetarian Roll" ($7.75).

The Manhattan Bridge Roll (lead image), made up of spicy pulled crab, fish eggs, rice puffs, asparagus, cream cheese and fried shrimp, does not disappoint. The roll is tangy, varied in texture and super-fresh. The rice isn't over-vinegared either, providing a nice resistance with each bite. The care taken to ensure the rice isn't served as a lifeless mush-ball convinces me that Sushi 67 wants to do sushi right.

Sushi 67 TorontoThe Hungry Vegetarian is stuffed with yams, asparagus, lettuce, mushrooms, and topped with crispy onion, spicy mayo, regular mayo and soya caramel sauce. Spicy tuna can be added for $1. Though I prefer the Manhattan Bridge, this is a flavour-packed and hearty roll that satisfies despite being vegetarian. The yam is firm without being overcooked, and the crispy onions add something extra without overpowering the other more subtle ingredients like asparagus.

We're too full to order more food, and there are no desserts or libations to speak of, so we pay our bill, still very satisfied. It isn't until we're about to leave that we see the board of seasonal specials on the wall, including Coconut Battered Shrimp Tempura (3 pc/$5 or 6pc/$8) and the Roast Beef Roll ($12.38). We vow to return ASAP.

Sushi 67 Toronto

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13 Comments

stephanie / March 19, 2011 at 04:05 pm
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i really liked this place. the service was very friendly and welcoming. the tea was stunning. i got take out and it was very fresh, beautiful in presentation, and delicious. will def return.
charlene / April 1, 2011 at 11:00 am
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I came here for a quick on the go dinner and it was really good. the Roncesvalle roll was really beautifully made. the staff was so friendly and happy! really enjoyed my meal here.
Jaquarine / April 1, 2011 at 05:42 pm
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hm..they've got great sushi. nice interior and fresh raw fish. but their ramen tastes different from other japanese cusines..i ve tried korean instant noodle few times..(the one in convenience stores). and the ramen from sushi67 tasted exactly the same......o_O
Burner / October 13, 2011 at 09:07 pm
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Fantastic fresh and creative sushi. Almost want to keep it a secret.
Colin / December 5, 2011 at 10:19 am
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Best sushi I've had in Toronto, for sure. Definitely the best sushi on Roncesvalles! Damn, reading this and seeing those photos has convinced be to go back ASAP!
Caitlin / December 5, 2011 at 10:38 am
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I walked by this place yesterday, it seemed cute enough. I want to try it.

Side note: There was a guy and a girl in there eating and they were for sure on a first date. You know why? He looked way too interested in what she had to say for him to have known her that well.
Richard / December 5, 2011 at 10:52 am
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Its a little hard to tell from the photos; is this somewhere I can dine alone and not feel a bit odd? As weird as this may sound, I like to read a paper while I eat and that feels conspicuous at some places.
Sandman replying to a comment from Richard / December 5, 2011 at 12:17 pm
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Yes, you can dine alone and read a paper at the same time.
I've been there a few times by myself and done the same.
Sue / December 5, 2011 at 06:52 pm
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Be prepared to clarify what you're trying to order many times to make sure you get what you're really asking for. I ordered a green salad and said it 5 times over the phone and they boxed up a $12 special roll instead and charged me for it. Really nice people, but don't order the Yam rolls they taste like shit. Vincent's Sushi (2 blocks north on Ronces) is top notch, especially in comparison to this place.
The Shakes / December 5, 2011 at 07:22 pm
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This place kills all other Japanese restaurants within miles. The fish here is just awesome.
Caroline / December 6, 2011 at 07:35 pm
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Sushi 67 is THE BEST sushi in town. HANDS DOWN ! Me, my husband and friends of ours that live in the neighbourhood were walking down the street just before it opened and the owner invited us in to try some of his delicious creations and from that day on WE'VE BEEN HOOKED.
tdhd / January 11, 2012 at 01:26 pm
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Sue, you've got to be kidding. Vincent's fish is nowhere near the quality or freshness. I like vincent for some things, particularly their cooked food, but their fish is not good. Sushu 67 is very tasty, fresh and particularly if you ask about it, you will get some really nice fishes.
mm / March 20, 2013 at 08:24 pm
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They are gone!! I don't know where. If anyone knows please share. I loved this place!!

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