New Generation Sushi
493 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, M5S 1Y2
One of the Annex’s most stylish sushi bars has developed its own fond following.
|Cuisine Type |||Japanese, Sushi|
|Amenities |||Visible Kitchen|
|Pricing |||Less than $20|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Getting There |||Spadina station|
|Cross Street |||Bloor and Brunswick|
|Sun to Thu 12PM - 1AM, Fri & Sat 12PM - 2AM|
Profile Last Updated: October 08, 2008
Japanese food has become the staple cuisine of the Annex neighbourhood and New Generation Sushi has established its own loyal following, thanks to a broad menu, late-night operating hours and a social atmosphere. Lunch specials, complete with soup and salad, dominate the daytime orders. Bento boxes with chicken or beef stir-fry, chicken or salmon teriyaki and chicken udon, plus California, tempura and handroll sets incorporate a variety of tastes at budget prices. Chicken or salmon katsu, yasai tempura, gyoza udon, unagi don, salmon fry rice and grilled, crunch or yam maki are also popular lunctime options. And the “mega set lunch” combines vegetable tempura with spring rolls and gyoza.
From seasoned sushi eaters to first-time chopstick users, New Generation offers a staggering number of meal combinations, starting with over 40 different appetizers. Salads range from basic greens to a mega variety that mixes cold tofu, seaweed and avocado with ginger dressing. There’s basic miso soup, or a fish stock recipe with seafood and vegetables and steamed clams. Rice and noodle dishes are designed to suit a range of meat, fish or vegetarian tastes.
As for sushi itself, the bento boxes from New Generation can incorporate six pieces of cucumber maki, complemented with either seafood or veggies. The take box is further filled with a choice of teriyaki, a half-dozen pieces of maki and salmon sashimi. And the bustling NewGen bento box contains three pieces each of sashimi, salmon, tuna tai and hokkigai, one pieces each of sushi, tunda, salmon, ebi, kanikama, hokkiga and tobiko and eight pieces of crunch roll with steamed rice. More discerning connoisseurs can pick and choose from the selection of sushi appetizers, special makimano and vegetarian maki, along with sushi combos, sashimi plates and teriyaki or teppanyaki entrees. A bowl of green tea or red bean ice cream gives that last kick of genuine Japanese flavour.