My boyfriend, his sister, and I tried Kiyomizu (41 Spring Garden Avenue) for a somewhat late dinner on a Saturday night. Kiyomizu is a beautifully decorated Japanese restaurant up in North York. The place was pretty quiet when we walked in and chose a booth to be seated.
We were brought hot towels to clean our hands. After looking over the menu, we decided to share a few items. The sashimi & sushi boats come with miso soup and a salad (for two or three people depending on which one you order), so we were served those first (did not take a picture of the small salad!). We ordered a third miso soup for our party.
cold tofu with green onion, ginger with sesame oil sauce
Our first appetizer was delicious! I really like tofu and the seasonings with this dish worked really well together.
grilled mackerel with sea salt
I’m also a huge fan of mackerel and really enjoyed this dish! The fatty parts were especially good. Both of these appetizers were fairly simple and delicious, but I think I enjoyed this one a little bit more. I could have had the entire thing for myself.
NAGOYA SASHIMI & SUSHI BOAT
12 pieces of sashimi, 9 pieces of sushi, & 6 pieces of special roll
The Nagoya boat is usually meant for two people, but we got it to share between the three of us. The sushi were all fresh and we were pretty happy with our choice! There’s a nice variety and the presentation is very pleasing. The special deep fried roll was particularly memorable. Also check out the super cute soy sauce pot:
This was a great find! We were served in a friendly and timely manner and the kitchen staff yelled out their thank yous and goodbyes as we left the restaurant.