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Tokyo Sukiyaki
7355 Mountain Sights Ave. (Namur Metro)

Open Tue.-Sat. from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Sun. from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Licensed. Major credit cards737-7245.
This is basic, good Japanese cooking. There is better sushi at some of our good sushi bars, there is probably better teriyaki in downtown spots; but there is an eloquence at Tokyo Sukiyaki that makes this out-of-the-way spot worth going to (two blocks from the Namur metro stop).

It is the quiet approach, the individual rooms with tatami mats and shôji screens, the waitresses clad in kimonos and the sense of privacy that one is not as much about to begin a meal as to enter a culture. All meals are the same—the cucumber and noodle salad, the soup, the appetizers and dessert; only the main course shifts from appetizer to entrée depending upon the diners' preference—chicken yakitori, beef teriyaki, shrimp tempura, etc. The main course dishes are excellent, and table d'hôte meals are $28.00, all courses included.

We had superb teriyaki and I also tried a chawan mushi soup (which is more of an egg custard than a soup.) The sushi was nothing out of the ordinary but good nonetheless. The melon that was served for dessert was excellent. We also tried extra orders of green tea ice cream and ginger ice cream; both are brought in specially from Toronto. The green tea ice cream, which requires a subtle balance of flavours, was about the best I have ever tasted.—
Reviewed by Barry Lazar - Photo/Sarah Segal-Lazar

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