Thursday, June 12, 2014

REVIEW | Sushi Rock Cafe - good sushi & roll combos for lunch at Yonge & Eglinton

Yonge & Eglinton is a bustling place and with all the construction going on, it's only getting busier. As with any other robust neighbourhoods in the city, there's a lot to do and eat around here. Although it doesn't have as many Japanese or sushi restaurants, there's a few I visit for lunch when I get that craving. Sushi Rock Cafe has been serving satisfying lunch combos of rolls, sushi and udon for years and a great alternative to pre made sushi at the food court.

Now, this restaurant doesn't sell high quality, top notch, melt in your mouth fish but it's much better than other sushi restaurants in this area. The restaurant itself is very roomy as well with a wide range of options to choose from on their lunch specials menu at great prices.

On this particular visit, I ordered Sushi Combo A, which includes a salad, miso soup, 5 assorted pieces of nigiri sushi and 6 pieces of California Rolls.

For starters, my friend and I shared 2 different appetizers:

Mixed Tempura: 2 shrimps, 4 assorted vegetables
This was satisfactory as the batter was sparse.

Chicken Gyoza
These are very large in size and fried perfectly! They were very tasty so I would get them again.

On on different visit, I ordered their Tempura Udon:
Huge portion of chewy udon noodles in seafood broth with vegetables and seaweed - this was delicious, especially on a cold day!

The Udon order comes with a side of tempura shrimp & vegetables.  I enjoyed the tempura order from this visit much better than the other visit mentioned before. I wish the batter stayed consistent.

Overall, Sushi Rock is a good place to go for sushi & rolls when you're in the area. However, if you expect great quality fish, head downtown, where you'll have more options.

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