Mikasa MontrealPosted By Jennifer Ho Jan 04 2012 · 0 comments · Dining Out, Laval
Mikasa has locations across the city, including Laval, the Rive-Sud, Marche Centrale and downtown Montreal. The latter spot is probably the most well known among Montrealers as it was the scene of a fatal freak accident back in 2009. The restaurant is relatively low key and offers decent sushi for a little above average sushi prices. We headed to the spot by Marche Centrale on Acadie which is a little trickier to find as the entrance is tucked around the back of a compound mini strip mall. We’ve been here a few times before but mostly for the lunch special.
We started off with some traditional miso soup to warm us up. A little on the salty side but I liked that there were real pieces of mushrooms inside along with a generous amount of seaweed. The soft shell crab came next, fried to perfection. Crispy and crunchy, the crab had some great flavor especially paired with just a touch of dipping sauce. We got a motherload of sushi that floated towards us on a wooden boat – how often do you get those?! Me? Not so much. We got a mixture of yellowtail, hamachi and unagi, your classic rolls of Kamikaze, Rainbow and spicy tuna and a few fried ones including the Tiger Eye (with squid, kanikama, avocado and tempura) and the Casablanca (with strawberry, avocado, cucumber). All in all we had a pretty decent, very filling meal here. Be careful though, the rolls add up and you can accumulate quite a bill in no time.
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