Sushi Taxi MontrealPosted By Alex Chinien May 21 2014 · 0 comments · Dining Out, Griffintown
It’s not often you arrive at a restaurant and find out your server has been with the group for over 6 years. This was the case at Sushi Taxi, a restaurant group that has been around since the dawn of Quebec sushi – the name deriving from some friendly competition with Sushi Metropolitan. We visited the recently opened Montreal location on Notre-Dame in the increasingly busy Griffintown neighbourhood.
Sushi in Montreal is a delicate thing – Sushi Taxi does one thing right that the great majority of sushi restaurants in Quebec get wrong – They’re not going for authenticity but rather boldly running in the opposite direction. One look at the menu will tell you that Sushi Taxi is not afraid to break rules, add new ingredients and push the expectation of “fusion”.
We tried the following dishes:
Salmon tartar, salsa and yogurt on a crispy guacamole
Small Californian Roll Topped with Fresh Matane Shrimps
Marinated Tuna in Lemongrass Crust
Arancini in Salmon and Sesame Drape
Torched Crab and Marlin Fried Maki
Tarragon Salmon and Scallop Cucumber Gunkan
Our favorite of the night was the Salmon tartar on top of the crispy guacamole – points for originality and flavor. The service was spot on and most importantly genuine – very refreshing given the rash of uninspired “young professional” aimed restaurants opening in Griffintown.
Photos and restaurant details below.
1744, Notre-Dame Ouest
Montréal (Québec) H3J1M3