It’s no secret that sushi makes miso happy. There’s truly nothing that makes me happier than fresh, great quality fish and real wasabi. Therefore, I had to do a blog post of JaBistro for you, who boasts themselves as the “best sushi in Toronto”. This was my second time dining there and let me tell you, both experiences have been fantastic. JaBistro is located right beside the YukYuks Comedy Club at 222 Richmond St. W. It’s a small and cozy restaurant with a simple and elegant design. I particularly love the exposed white, brick design mixed with homey, wood accents. Like most downtown restaurants, the seats are very close together but the ambience is perfect for romantic and intimate dinners.
This was a very special day as I was double dating with my girl Michelle (IG: tiramimoo) for the first time! (Check out our dinner at Wish Restaurant here) The friendly hostess welcomed us as soon as we walked in and showed us to our table. Soon after, our wonderful server came promptly to our table, within the first 3 minutes of sitting down. One thing I love about JaBistro is that the servers are always on top of things. They are aware of each table and you never have to wait long to get service.
Due to the fact that there were 4 of us, we decided to go for the Lobster Platter and 2 orders of the Aburicious Blowtorch. The Lobster Platter comes with a variety of different sashimi pieces. I was ecstatic to hear that the platter also came with 4 lobster miso soups. The Aburicious Blowtorch comes with 2 ebi (shrimp), 2 saba (mackerel), 2 salmon and 2 JaBistroll. The JaBistroll consists of tobiko (fish roe), salmon, snow crab, uni and cucumber.
Let’s start with the miso soup. This is one of the biggest reasons why I was so excited to come back to JaBistro. It was the first place that opened my eyes to the collaboration of two of my favourite things to consume: lobster & miso soup. I was also happy to see that they were very generous with the lobster portion.
Let’s move on to the sashimi platter. Every piece was fresh and the quality was amazing. I am not exaggerating when I say that the fish melted in my mouth. This is hands down the closest you will get to Vancouver quality sushi in Toronto. Another great addition to the dinner at JaBistro is the homemade soy sauce that accompanies the regular, traditional soy sauce. The server informed us that the homemade soy sauce was on the right and the traditional soy sauce was on the left. I’m a saucy girl and I take my sauces very seriously. Therefore, I was so happy to hear this that I almost cried?. On top of that, they have the purest wasabi that I have ever tried.
Last but definitely not the least is the Aburicious Blowtorch. The best thing about this order is that you get to try a variety of different blowtorched oshizushi. Oshizushi is sushi that was made with a special mold called oshibako. What they do is that they put blocks of rice and sushi into the mold to make rectangular shaped sushi. After the process of oshizushi, they blowtorch the sushi. I’m usually not a big fan of blowtorched sushi, however it is mind-blowingly delicious there. The fish tastes so buttery and flavourful. I am literally salivating at the moment just thinking about it!
Well that concludes my raving review of JaBistro. The price is definitely high however I feel that the price is in the amazing quality of the sushi, superb service and great ambience! Special thanks to the amazing Michelle and Alex for bringing the DSLR camera for me that night! Hope you enjoyed my review and thanks so much for reading!! ❤︎ xx
Overall rating: ★★★★★(1⁄20 off)