November 2, 2011
Blowfish Restaurant & Sake Bar
Some people say Blowfish has become a victim of King W. syndrome: attracting 905ers, bachelorettes and divorcees with a lack of local-interest. It may be true that you can’t eat here without seeing a gaggle of girls in veils and way too many fake diamond earrings for one seating, but it’s also true that the restaurant itself hasn’t lost it’s pan-asian parisian-infused lustre.
The size, lighting, décor and live DJ infuse the space with glamour while the food is fresh, flavourful and never without a well-thought through twist. You really can’t go wrong with any menu choices, unless you are a sushi purist – in which case beware of the gourmand influence in some rolls. 
My edits:
Try the sushi bar for a casual dinner for two
Expect to share – this is not your traditional 3-course dinner
Shake it up with a bottle of cold sake, instead of wine
While spicy tuna is an easy go-to, try some of the chefs original creations: sushi with albacore tuna paste, garlic chip and truffle oil or for vegetarian try the avocado banana rolls wrapped in fried sweet potato with a mango coulees dipping sauce
If you’re not a sushi fan there’s a plethora of awesome cold and hot plates. Some recos: wagyu beef (thinly sliced and served with hot rock for table-side cooking), the enoki shooter (with lobster and crab) or the lobster-shrimp steamed dumplings
Make sure to wear your best. It’s not casual
Go here when: you want top-of-the-line sushi. you want sushi but your dinner partner does not. for a scene-y dinner. to walk-away with a date for next weekend. you want a King W. experience. for sake of all kinds. before a night out (lack of heavy food and DJ will get you in the mood for partying).

Blowfish Restaurant & Sake Bar

Some people say Blowfish has become a victim of King W. syndrome: attracting 905ers, bachelorettes and divorcees with a lack of local-interest. It may be true that you can’t eat here without seeing a gaggle of girls in veils and way too many fake diamond earrings for one seating, but it’s also true that the restaurant itself hasn’t lost it’s pan-asian parisian-infused lustre.

The size, lighting, décor and live DJ infuse the space with glamour while the food is fresh, flavourful and never without a well-thought through twist. You really can’t go wrong with any menu choices, unless you are a sushi purist – in which case beware of the gourmand influence in some rolls. 

My edits:

  • Try the sushi bar for a casual dinner for two
  • Expect to share – this is not your traditional 3-course dinner
  • Shake it up with a bottle of cold sake, instead of wine
  • While spicy tuna is an easy go-to, try some of the chefs original creations: sushi with albacore tuna paste, garlic chip and truffle oil or for vegetarian try the avocado banana rolls wrapped in fried sweet potato with a mango coulees dipping sauce
  • If you’re not a sushi fan there’s a plethora of awesome cold and hot plates. Some recos: wagyu beef (thinly sliced and served with hot rock for table-side cooking), the enoki shooter (with lobster and crab) or the lobster-shrimp steamed dumplings
  • Make sure to wear your best. It’s not casual

Go here when: you want top-of-the-line sushi. you want sushi but your dinner partner does not. for a scene-y dinner. to walk-away with a date for next weekend. you want a King W. experience. for sake of all kinds. before a night out (lack of heavy food and DJ will get you in the mood for partying).

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