INATEI JAPANESE CUISINE – RESTAURANT REVIEW

Alice Lee

Inatei is one of my favourite Japanese restaurants in Richmond Hill. I went there due to a recommendation from a friend and fell in love. Their decor is elegant and modern and is quite spacious for a sushi restaurant. I’ve been to Inatei a few times now so I thought a blogpost was in order. First thing that I love about this place is that it provides ample parking. It’s situated in a plaza that I’ve never had trouble finding a spot at. Whenever I walk into the restaurant, I am greeted with a smile. The service is always consistently great and you can tell that all the employees have pride in the establishment. 

Let’s just jump right into the food! The sushi there is fresh and of high quality. The presentation is always pretty and the sushi chefs take their time to get it right every time. Genmaicha is the tea that they serve which is a brown rice green tea. It was here that I realized that it’s my favourite tea to have with Japanese cuisine. Furthermore, they bring it in a cute kettle so you can sip on it throughout your meal. Their sweet shrimp, mackerel, scallops, grilled black cod and their spicy salmon roll are my favourites at Inatei. In addition, they have real wasabi (you know by now my obsession with it)!! Let’s roll out the pictures: 

INATEI JAPANESE CUISINE

INATEI JAPANESE CUISINE

A close up of their sweet shrimp and spicy salmon roll.

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Even a CLOSER look of the sweet sweet shrimp.

Inatei Japanese Cuisine

That mackerel though!!

INATEI JAPANESE CUISINE

INATEI JAPANESE CUISINE

Grilled Black Cod

INATEI JAPANESE CUISINE

Spicy Salmon Handroll

Inatei Japanese Cuisine

Grilled Beef Roll w/ Enoki Mushrooms – To be honest, I wasn’t a big fan of this dish. I wouldn’t recommend getting it as I thought the beef was too overdone. 

What’s noteworthy is that if you like deep friend shrimp heads, you can ask the server to deep fry them for you. Like so:

inatei japanese cuisine

Before

inatei japanese cuisine

After

Last but not least is the dessert. Inatei always serves a complimentary pudding dessert. Sometimes it’s Earl Grey pudding and other times it’s black bean. Consequently I didn’t need to order dessert, however I couldn’t resist trying out their black bean ice cream. 

inatei japanese cuisine

Black Bean Pudding

inatei japanese cuisine

Black Bean Ice-cream

In conclusion, I love that there’s a sushi restaurant like Inatei uptown. It is definitely pricer, however I feel like it is worth the value for great service and fresh sushi. Therefore, I hope that you will get to try it out as you will not regret it! If you haven’t already, check out my other favourite uptown sushi restaurant by clicking here. Thanks so much for reading and tune in next week as I have a special Halloween blogpost planned for you? Bye for now! 

Alice Lee

Service: ★★★★★

Food: ★★★★☆

Ambience: ★★★★☆

Value: ★★★★★

Overall rating: ★★★★½

Therefore, inatei japanese cuisine is aliceapproved*

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