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Sushi on Bloor

Posted by Staff / Listed on October 12, 2007 / review policy

Sushi on BloorSushi on Bloor continues to be one of the most popular "cheap sushi" joint in the city. Expect line-ups to get in on weekends at this busy, two-floor spot on Bloor.



jen / December 1, 2007 at 06:42 pm
The worst service. Servers are rude and unfriendly. Very long wait time. And on top of all this, you don't get your food promptly. Our sashimi (raw fish) order was sitting on their food counter for over 20 mins before I said something about it. Instead of correcting their mistake, and serve us fresh fish, the manager told her staff not to serve us. I'd rather not be served than get food poisoning.
protogenes / February 29, 2008 at 11:25 am
I also have to give this place a thumbs down. Something not quite right about the food there.
mdtoronto / February 29, 2008 at 11:44 am
Sushi On Bloor is a great place to dine - terrific food, presentation and service. You can't blame a successful restauraunt for wait times if you decide to go at peek dinner hours can you? (try between 2 and 6 pm!). protogenes comment is irresponsible I'd eat there every day if i could
Chris Orbz / February 29, 2008 at 08:24 pm
"irresponsible"? How can someone's opinion of a sushi restaurant's food be "irresponsible"?
bob / March 1, 2008 at 10:56 am
new generation should have scored #1. this place, is odd.
apetimberlake / March 27, 2008 at 10:52 am
Whats wrong with this place?
The food is always good, served up fast..tonnes of sushi for a good price!

I talked to a guy..his uncle owns the joint...He said business is good..VERY VERY good.'

Secondly, i have never had a spicy tuna handroll with that much GOOD FRESH tuna in it...

Great place i recomend it..

New generation is good too!

Christopher Liando / March 28, 2008 at 03:33 am
here, lemme let you know
top3 sushi place(not buffet):
1.Sushi Bong (finch & yonge)
2.Kokyo japanese restaurant(college&yonge) gen sushi (Spadina&bloor)
Scatterbrain / June 30, 2008 at 09:53 am
you guys dont know what good sushi tastes like until you have sushi in Vancouver.
I haven't had any sushi in Toronto that comes even close to Vancouver's. oh how I miss that city :(
Nick / July 20, 2008 at 12:15 pm
Sushi on Bloor is the only sushi restaurant I visit! Fish is super fresh, prices are best in town, portions are HUGE. Great value. I agree the staff isn't the friendliest, but just do takeout and you hardly have to deal with them. There's even a 20% discount on takeout, which makes it the cheapest (and best!) in town.
boo / October 10, 2008 at 06:52 pm
Scatterbrain: have u been to tokyo? LMAO
Eric / October 13, 2008 at 02:36 am
Oh snap, someone just got schooled. Lol.

Some sushi restos in Tokyo are pretty bad too. You just have to pick the right ones.
Pook Guy / June 15, 2009 at 04:08 pm
There's a very good reason why there's long line ups at this place.
Great cheap food.

As for SOB haters, i'd rather have lots "cheap" sushi from a place that ALWAYS busy, than have sushi from a "fancy (snobby)" place that will not have the same turnover in their fish and ingredients as SOB.
J / July 17, 2009 at 12:48 am
This place just closed down for a couple of weeks because of a cleanliness problem.
I loved this place since i was young kid and always used to go with my parents but recently they have cut back on there quality of raw fish.

connoisseur of the finest.. replying to a comment from J / July 20, 2009 at 08:36 pm
My boyfriend and I ate here on Sunday afternoon and it was awesome... The service was awesome- everyone was friendly (contrary to other posts) and the food was AMAZING- very fresh and tasty sushi.. the next time I get a sushi craving, I'll be coming back! The salmon dragon roll was heaven!!!!
i want sushi now / December 8, 2009 at 05:01 pm
Though big sushi down the street to the east is better for rolls, the Seafood Salad here is probably the best for your buck - usually you always end up lacking the veggies when you go out for sushi but this is a huge and variant salad with greens, seaweed, tomatoes, etc and on top of it is a bunch of different sashimi pieces - this and a miso soup easily fills me to the brim and costs under $10 (The salad is only $6) - I had been coming here for years before I ever got it so I'm spreading the word!
JB / December 15, 2009 at 10:01 am
Went to this place last night to see what all the hype was. Waited about 10 minutes at 6:45pm for a table for 2. Got in quicker than we thought. Food was average, price was great and good service too. Although I found the sushi wasn't all that well made, it seemed to be fresh and good cuts of fish. I'm not sure what all the hype is about. Living further downtown I find much better 'cheap' sushi at Ichiban and Sushi Inn at Yorkville. Overall the experience was pleasant.

Oh the free mango, green tea, red bean ice cream in the end was a nice treat.
Cliff / February 1, 2010 at 01:08 pm
I have tried other "cheap sushi" places but always come back to SOB. It can't be beat for the low prices and the fish portion sizes.

It seems like over the years their servers have gotten friendlier so it's not too bad. You just can't expect super friendly service when you're eating at such a cheap place that's also so busy.
tiffany / April 12, 2010 at 06:36 pm
I think #1 should be tako sushi, which isnt located downtown but in north york, beautiful decor, friendly staff, and delicous & fresh sushi. Amazing prices and they have nice bento box
Shazam / February 26, 2011 at 06:23 pm
I ordered take out from this place, a standard Makimono combo. I got home, opened it up, and the stench was like a punch in the face. I braved forth, took one bite, then threw it all in the garbage. What a fucking waste of money.
Shazam / February 26, 2011 at 08:10 pm
Come to think of it, I think I have food poisoning.
vicky / April 18, 2011 at 04:51 pm
SOB has a conditional health pass. meaning when their restaurant isn't dirty enough to shut down, but theres still bugs and shit running around. they leave their sashimi out for long periods of time and i've seen many many people get food poisoning from there.
lameblogger / April 28, 2011 at 11:12 am
Ellie / May 20, 2011 at 05:09 pm
I've always had a great experience with SOB. We get delivery from them a few times a month and we've been a loyal customer for almost 5 years now. The sashimi is fresh and tasty. The tempura appetizer is delicious and fresh and you get lots for a low price. For such a inexpensive place, I'm surprised about the great quality and large portions. Definitely two thumbs up for quality and price!
Chris / October 3, 2011 at 02:23 pm
Tokyo or Vancouver? Some Japanese tourists in Vancouver have told me that Vancouver's sushi is better than Tokyo. I've had it in Vancouver many times at lunch- super fresh, super cheap, large servings and lots of variety all over the city!

Scatterbrain, how could you move from Vancouver to Toronto? Man that's a bad choice- from great to low class in one journey! And I am not talking only the sushi...

dragonomnomnom / January 14, 2014 at 02:45 pm
This place was good, service was average, cheap prices and the free ice cream was a definite plus. I agree with the fresh sushi in Vancouver but you really can't generalize. There's good and bad everywhere. But I must say, the only negative about Vancouverites is that many of them put their city above everyone else. Nice place for the most part, but I have never heard Toronto boast like that. Also, Ontario has never given itself the title of "the best place on earth" like BC has. Of course, this is about SOB so all in all, good sushi. I also like Kyoto House and Spring Sushi! Lots of great places if you look hard enough :)
bitch please replying to a comment from jen / January 29, 2014 at 06:05 pm
fuck some peoples opinions dont mean shit what are you a fuckin food critic gordon ramseys? simple questions need simple answers and seriously dude? i agree how can someones opinion bee irresponsible? idiots
Chris replying to a comment from Chris / September 5, 2014 at 08:04 pm
This is supposed to be a review about sushi places in Toronto. If you don't like Toronto, then shut up and move somewhere else. There's no point comparing cities here - that won't help people eat dinner.
Bart Grace / February 22, 2015 at 07:21 pm
Tried to order delivery from this place. Although we are within the delivery area, SOB refused to deliver and refused to say why and refused to say why rudely. There are enough sushi places in downtown Toronto so that I need never contact this place again.
iheartsush / April 29, 2015 at 06:41 pm
SOB is my go to place for cheap sushi lunch. It has been for years now. Our experience with staff has not always been the most pleasant, and yes the waits can be long if you come during peak hours. But who cares?! You want a fresh, tasty, filling sushi lunch? Go to SOB. Under $10 pp.
RaeGun replying to a comment from Scatterbrain / August 2, 2015 at 03:49 pm
Of course you wouldn't! Vancouver is right on the ocean so the fish and seafood at the restaurants there are wayyyy more fresh, as in caught and delivered fresh from the harbor each morning. Trying to compare quality of fresh from the harbor daily to the fish that has to get put on ice and/or frozen then shipped to Toronto is impossible. That would be like trying to compare an Alberta steak to a Toronto steakhouse!

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