Bloor Street, between Spadina and Bathurst, was already the go-to-it stretch for cheap sushi, and free green tea ice cream. But the past few weeks have helped the sashimi strip up the ante even further – two new Japanese restaurants, which brings the tally to an impressive eight restaurants in about as many blocks. They’re all on the cheap to reasonable side to begin with, so TOist has to wonder how low the pricewars will make a Makimono Set go.
Last week we tried new kid on the block, Mariko, and while it’s a bit cheaper than Sushi on Bloor and NewG, like Apple computers, you pay for the peripherals! No freebie miso soup, and the house salad is pricier than iceberg and ginger should ever be allowed to be. New Generation and Sushi on Bloor don’t charge for the ice cream, but do charge more.
What’s your favourite of the Bloor corridor restaurants? Recommendations heartily encouraged. And on an entirely unrelated note, we’re glad that the other new resto addition to the Bloorpatch is Chippy’s, Queen West’s favourite salt and battery, where they also serve Coke in glass bottles.