Sushi Zeal 101-227 10 Street NW
Entering this quaint and familiar spot, I recall its fresh décor and modern feel. Illuminated by lanterns and natural light it gave the entire restaurant a very calm feel. The entirety of the setting is very inviting and appealing. It’s amazing location adds to the valued cultural experience, and fits into the community perfectly. Being nestled between The raging belt line and
I was also impressed with the quality of the service. The waitress was very kind and even asked the chef about pickled pieces or Hikari-Mono. This item is not yet popular in the West, but I’m hopping to find it eventually.
As usual I kept my order fairly simple, yes I had been before but I had not written much about it. I tried a few pieces of a friends roll, they called it a caterpillar roll. This was a nice roll, it had alphalpha sprouts, unagi, cucumber and topped with avocado. It was really nice, the different textures mixings and interesting tastes. First real “new / unique” roll I’ve had and I was impressed. I’ve found a new avenue to venture down during this trip.
From left to right. The Mackerel was simply amazing! I was looking for aji( a type of hikari-mono) but instead I got this, a very pleasant surprise too. It had a very thin slice of lemon on top of it which added so much to the piece. The citrus mixing with the shoyu, sabi and fish underneath left me very impressed. The maguro was also very pleasant, melting as it should. The sake was of a nice thickness, little bit bigger than the mouth but a healthy serving. Then there was the ebi, and a very well balanced tamago, place number three to have good tamago. The Inari was alright and the unagi was, as in the caterpillar, amazing.
With all this and a little more in mind I would give this place a 8 out of 10. It gets its points from location, décor, service, taste, ingenuity, selection and creativity overall. They also get points for having very fresh, home made miso soup. Applause to the miso!
That’s all folks! Mata ne!