Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Sushi Ichiban 39th and Macloud TR Calgary

Just a short walk away from the 39th ave station you can find Number one sushi, which is the direct translation of "Sushi Ichiban". We were all quite curious to see if hype lived up to it's name. We were not dissapointed but at the same time neither were we wowed.

I was a little dissapointed to see that we had gone to another restaurants boasting it's all you can eat for 20 dollars deal, but we didin't let that sway us from going the regular root. Being the first time here we stuck with the sushi and just had at 'er. There was sashimi, rolls and regular nigiri to boot. The nigiri and sashimi list look something like this: gyu, hamashi, hotategai(S), inari, maguro(S), massago, sake(s), smoked sake, shittake, tamago, toro(S) and unagi.(S= sashimi).

All the pieces were very nice and up to standard, although It was a little odd bitting into a pices of still frozen toro. I ate it none the less and it gave a much diffrent feel than it normally would.
I should have posted this last week when it was still fresh in my mind, but I didin't so I will cut this a little short. All in all I would say this place is on par with most of the other places I had tried. The service was good, prices were resonable, location was very easy to get to. It will loose points how ever on the pink gari and frozen toro, and yet gains points on it's nice tamago and great gyu. The interior was pretty un original, same japanese look that every other place has. I guess it's time to start looking up crazy new places to eat. Still while keeping in mind to ask to add wasabi to the pieces, no one seems to understand the importance of this step.
For those interested in going, I would recommend it, although next time I go I will try ordering some food, since they have a great menu with lot's of options. I'll give this place a 7.5 out of 10 for the moment, hopefully in the future that number will go up with the trial of some of their other items.
Thats all for now folks, Mata ne!