Introducing yet another way to eat healthy food on the go, Edo Japan is taking Canada by storm. With locations at the Sheraton Centre, the Eaton Centre, the Queen’s Quay Terminal, Commerce Court, Brookfield Plaza (and that’s just downtown Toronto), Edo Japan is creeping across the continent in food courts and store fronts. At first glance, Edo Japan looks like any other fast food joint—with seating and backlit menu above the service counter—but instead of burgers and pizza, you can order udon and sushi. The difference of Edo Japan is hot, fresh, and fast food prepared teppan-style.
The 450 degree teppan grill (a flat iron plate) is the modus operandi at Edo Japan, ensuring the dish’s ingredients are quickly seared for those on the go. Armed with their very own sweet teriyaki, made fresh on site daily, the sauce is warmed and poured atop the stir-fried teppan offerings. Of these, there’s teriyaki chicken, chicken and shrimp, or chicken and beef, as well as sukiyaki beef served over steamed rice with grilled carrots, broccoli, cabbage, and mushrooms. If rice isn’t your thing, try the chicken or beef yakisoba served with fried noodles. Other specialties include ginger pork, curry chicken, a seafood medley, and Hawaiian chicken with pineapple.
Of the raw variety, there’s sushi platters for one or two (replete with an assortment of California rolls, tuna or salmon rolls, Edo’s own house roll, and various nigiri), as well as a la carte maki and sashimi. Udon comes in beef, chicken, shrimp, or vegetable varieties. For a bit of everything, bento boxes come with steamed rice or yakisoba noodles, California rolls, and gyoza dumplings, with a choice of one of eight teppan-style entrees. With a kid’s menu to boot, Edo Japan provides a nutritious alternative to the other fast food joints in the food court.