Sushi places are popping up all around Toledo, so are good and some are real bad. Who do you think has the best sushi??
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I am partial to Kotobuki. But, believe it or not I had one of the best birthday dinners ever at Real Seafood. I ate nothing but bread and some of the best raw tuna ever. Throw in a few good beers and I was all set.
Sori Sushi is my favorite (despite what the blade says, but Gee - I disagree with the Blade, what's new??), followed closely by Restaurant Pacific in Sylvania, and then Sakura.
I'd mentioned before that for grab and go, I just tried a california roll at The Fresh Market, and it was very good. I'd go back and have them make me up something a little more interesting next time...
I really like sori, and kotobuki as well. What happened to fujiyama? We drove by like a week or so ago and it had a new name??
i like them all.. each one is really different. from atmosphere, to special rolls
but all the ones listed above are my favs. id say my least favorite is sakura at this point, mostly because of the garish atmosphere...
Peruse other sushi threads : http://toledotalk.com/cgi-bin/tt.pl/search/sushi
sori sushi is my favorite. great food, good value. plus, sori (the woman, not the restuarant) is great with my kids.
i also like sakura, but my bill always seems to be much higher than sori. having said that, though, my kids like watching the grills. it keeps them occupied.
Haven't tried Sori, will have to try that. I used to like Bistro Wasabi sushi, but their filet was also killer. I am also partial to Yoko on Dussel.
Have you tried Nagoya yet? It is GREAT!
http://www.nagoyaohio.com/ - give it a try!
We tried Tee Tree Asian Bistro in Levis Commons last night. It was really good. You should check it out.
nagoya is fine, but I prefer to support local businesses.
To my knowledge Nagoya is not a major chain restraunt - it is locally owned, the owners live here in the area. They have 1 restraunt in Perrysburg, and one in Port Clinton. I was in the restraunt this past Saturday and both the owners were in the restaunt (husband and wife).
oh sorry! I was told they were a franchise of a national chain. good to know they are from ohio.
I did some research, what I could find on the internet was that Nagoya was a local restraunt. The owners are very nice, and often in the restaunt personally interacting with people.
Here is a picture I took from outside.
Oh, my dinner at Nagoya.
Our habachi chef at Nagoya.
upso - I tried looking on Google, and it looks like there are some restaurants that have the same name in other states.
However, it doesn't appear that they are all linked. (Or at least not closely linked.) The only website I could find was this: www.nagoyaohio.com
It lists information specific to the 2 NW Ohio restaurants, and names the local couple who owns both locations.
Couldn't find a website for any other Nagoya sushi location, just Zagat and other review type sites mentioning restaurants in other cities that happen to have the same name. But it doesn't appear that they are all linked as part of a big chain, or else you'd think they would have some sort of master website?
(I'm probably rambling here, but that's all my tired brain can process right now. lol)
oops - OhioKimono beat me to some of the information. Must have posted his/her update while I was typing mine.
Nagoya is not an uncommon name, so if there are other restaunts they are not related. The nagoya business cards and website only cite 2 locations. They are a local business!
Also, if you like sushi, check out the Japanese Tea Event I am hosting October 3rd http://toledotalk.com/cgi-bin/tt.pl/article/44284/28Sep2009/Kimono__Tea_-_October_3rd
Yeah, that's what it appeared like after I looked at a few more sites.
There is a nagoyasushi.com website, but it has nothing to do with these local places. Its for 2 restaurants in the Orlando, FL area that happen to have the same name. You can tell that there's no connection just by seeing the differences in the websites.
(Though perhaps that's why upso heard it was a chain, people may have been confused just because its not an uncommon name.)
P.S. Anyone know how the rest of their food is? I don't eat sushi myself, but the menu on the website listed some other dishes that sounded good. And I always like giving local businesses a try.
The rest of their food is awesome. I do not eat suishi as well, however I love the likes of the teriaki steak, and chicken.
To clear things up...it is my husband who eats sushi. I do not. He loves nagoya sushi and thinks it is the best in town.
We regularly visit the Nagoya in Port Clinton. It is wonderful and the owners are frequently there.
OhioKimono - that's why I browse the sushi discussions when they come up, even though I don't eat sushi myself.
My husband would like to try it some time, so I like reading about the different locations. Gives me a better idea of where we should go when we get around to it. :)
Kotobuki is the best I have had. Better than NYC, San Fran and Washington DC.
My husband also highly recommends Kotobuki :)
Our top 3 are
2) Tea Tree
We have not, however we keep meaning to stop by there and try out Sori. We saw it a few weeks ago, and mean to stop in.
What are the prices like?
When we go, I will be certain to bring my camera and get photos for the board :)
Also, at my October 3rd Kimono & Tea event...there will be 'fruit sushi' served :)
Ooh...fruit sushi. Never had it, but it sounds more up my alley.
(I don't care for seafood, but I do love fruit.)
the prices are as low as it goes for Toledo Sushi. I hope you like it
After reading this I have to go to Kotobuki tonight. I'm hungry!
Finally made it to Sori Sushi for the first time. Very very good, was amazed the quality was the same or better than expensive Nagoya restaurant but at a nice price.
Will definitely go back :)
sori always wins as far as we're concerned!!!!
you're crazy if you think ANY sushi place in town has 1000000% top quality fish
and while some places have some better dishes, i think sori works with their available product the best
plus their prices can't be beat!
i've been to Nagoya a couple of times since this thread was started and find their food pretty awful
I like Sori for its prices. Half off beers and sake on wed.
But quality Domo wins hands down. Domo is where Fujiyama used to be.
I like the Tea Tree for sushi. Half off on Tuesday.
As for Nagoya, I like eating off the grill, besides, with a bunch of people it's kind of fun.
Judging from the reviews here I'm going to have to give Sori Sushi another try. I've had it twice and both times were some of the worst rolls I've ever had - I must have just got the wrong thing?
My vote goes to Kyoto Ka, then Kotobuki.
oh yeah transcom, domo is awesome. i always forget about it, as it's sort of out of the way from everything else. BUT it IS next to WEI WEI so I should probably do myself a favor and put that corner back on my map!
For Sushi at home (which is mostly what we do), as billy mentioned above, The Fresh Market. Best non-restaurant Sushi in town IMHO.
Everyone I talk to says Kotobuki, although I've never been there. For me its been Kyoto Ka. Their Ninja Roll and Sex on the Beach rolls are amazing.
In the category of "not amazing but surprisingly better than I expected" is the Chinese Buffet on Airport nest door to the old Damon's (I forget the name).