Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Nami Japanese Restaurant: Downtown Toronto

For over two decades, Nami has been a quiet escape in the heart of downtown Toronto, for the finest sushi, sashimi, made-to-order grilled meat, fish and seafood at the Robata Grill, and Sukiyaki — Japanese hot pot. Considered to be one of the city's finest authentic Japanese restaurants, Nami is a hidden gem. One of my favourite sushi restaurants for years, Kimono-clad servers wait on guests in the main dining area, in private booths as well as the private rice paper screened Tatami rooms, which can be reserved for groups of eight people or more — a real treat.

Grilled sardines, zucchini ad asparagus at Nami's robata grill

Nami's succulent black cod in a miso glaze

Peter is Majordomo at the Robata Bar and serves the most sublime fish, seafood and succulent steamed mixed mushrooms. Alternatively, you can sit at the Sushi Bar for a traditional and unique dining experience — just remember to say "Gochisosama Deshita!", as you leave.

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