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Sushi Bar (Queen East)

Posted by Staff / Listed on October 2, 2009 / review policy

Sushi BarSushi Bar has taken over the cavernous space formerly home to the SOMA Restaurant and Lounge.



danieljosef / November 6, 2009 at 04:45 pm
Stay away from this place.

The food is terrible.

Probably the worst Japanese experience I have had in Toronto. The bentos were terrible, full of "stir-fried" veggies which consisted of 80% onions. The teryaki was overcooked, the rice too mushy. The only saving grace was the miso soup. And its not cheap! We forked out over $50 for our meal (two bentos and a couple beers).
JT / April 13, 2011 at 06:07 pm
I'd like to say that I have never had a bad experience at this restaurant and I've probably been at least 12 times.

It's not the cheapest sushi you'll find in town, e.g. it's on the higher end of average ($15-$17 for a large platter of 18 rolls), but the service is fast and friendly, the decor is tasteful and the portion sizes are generous. All guests receive several small appetizers on the house with their meals.

I'm vegetarian and Sushi Bar has by far the best vegetarian sushi selection that I have come across in Toronto. The Mango Crunch and Spicy Veggie Dynamite rolls are amazing! The rest of the menu is quite extensive as well.

I think it's definitely worth another shot. :)
Jibbly / April 10, 2012 at 10:09 am
Whatever problems danieljosef had in 2009 are no longer present in 2012.

Sushi Bar is awesome. An ever-expanding list of creative rolls, one of the freshest and most balanced wakame salads in the city, and one of my favorite places to get tempura.

I've been with big groups - the service is prompt, attentive, and friendly. Both times (once with 7-8 of us, and another with more like 15) and both times the kitchen sent over lots of little free appetizers nibblers to whet our appetite, and then complimented our orders with two more custom rolls for the table to share. Seriously, if you have a big group that wants to get together for sushi - try this place out! They've got lots of room and they love groups.

Picking up take-out, and going there in small groups rates much the same attention. Tea while you wait for your take-out, lots of ginger and wasabi in your containers, all served up with a friendly, welcoming attitude.
AA / January 10, 2013 at 02:58 pm
This is possibly the best Sushi lunch in the city. Lots of free little extras that you pay for at other places (soups, salads, edamame, etc). We eat here once a week and my company caters from here once a week. Never an issue with anything... not once!
killer / June 4, 2014 at 03:19 pm
This is absolutely my favourite sushi place. The food is amazing, the service is excellent, and while it's a tiny bit more expensive than the average, it's well worth it. I've been eating here since... I think 2011?
nick d / March 26, 2015 at 04:31 pm
Interesting how positive all the comments are past danieljosef's....

Definitely agree with almost all subsequent comments: prompt and friendly service, lots of free extras (ramen, fried tofu, miso...), and solid sushi-- not being a connoisseur, I always leave satisfied.

Not that it matters, but the decor is hilarious. I think I counted 17 different types of wallpaper...

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