Tokugawa – CLOSED

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.

Tokugawa Etobicoke

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. 

The rest of the rolls are also very tasty.Kiss of Fire really is a more elegant version of spicy tuna but bigger than how they serve it at the average sushi restaurant. Rock and Roll comes with deep fried shrimp and crab meat, avocado, tobiko and cucumber. And lastly, the Red Dragon roll comes with crab, avocado, cream cheese and cucumber all wrapped in sushi rice and fresh salmon sashimi (see last sushi row from right to left). All in all, a boat that will take you all the way to the deepest side of Japan (or at the very least Etobicoke!). 
If you thought Etobicoke did not meet the mark for sushi hideouts, you thought wrong. Tokugawa will prove you otherwise, and if not, you will for sure enjoy your time here as the restaurant is family owned and the chef and the waitresses know how to take care of their clientele.
Note: Since this post was written, this restaurant has now closed. The owners moved back home.

Buen Provecho,
Foodies Inked.

Dining Experience: Dinner
Venue: Tokugawa (Closed down)
Location: 4944 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke, ON
Menu items: Hurricane, Rock and Roll, Red Dragon and Kiss of Fire Rolls

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One Response to Tokugawa – CLOSED

  1. Carolina October 25, 2010 at 2:49 am

    Indeed one of my favourite Sushi places… have not been able to find one like it anywhere else!!


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