Call me a sucker for sushi and especially rolls! Tokugawa is by far my favourite sushi restaurant in the Greater Toronto Area. There are, however, other sushi places I love closer to downtown, but this is my number one spot.
Another Foodie friend of mine introduced me to this Japanese/Korean restaurant about 4 years ago. Can’t believe its been that long. I never used to like Sushi that much, but ever since I went to Tokugawa, I became a fan of all things Japanese. Trust me, soon you will see reviews on very good Asian places outside downtown Toronto, that will help you decide on your next dinning experience…for those of you requesting more reviews outside downtown.
Back to Toku (or Toka how we call it). Their menu is extensive, rich and gets its inspiration from Japan and Korea. What I like about Tokugawa’s rolls is that they are 1) big, 2) very fresh and 3) very different from one to the next.
When we go to this place, our menu order is comprised of the following: Big Boat full of – Hurricane, Rock and roll, Kiss of Fire and Red Dragon rolls.
The Hurricane rolls are our favourites. They come with succulent deep fried scallop and crab, cream cheese, tobiko (aka fish eggs) and avocado, all wrapped up in seaweed (see first row of sushi from right to left). I think their secret is in the taste of the rice as well as a secret ingredient I can’t quite define. The rice is moist, the fish is fresh and the rolls are so big, you will struggle to fit one in your mouth. With just one order you will be guaranteed to be full.