1095 Ellesmere Road
My quest to discover new and interesting restaurants in Toronto knows no bounds. It will even bring me as far as Scarberia! Well, it also helps that I work there (unfortunately).
Niji Sushi is located in a little plaza at the corner of Midland and Ellesmere (!!). For those that don’t venture much north of Bloor or farther east than the DVP, Ellesmere is the street that York Mills turns into and Midland is a few blocks east of Warden (come on you see the stop on the subway).
This narrow restaurant serves up several tasty looking lunch combinations. The one platter I tried was actually called “Lunch Combination” and came complete with tempura (sweet potato, onion, shrimp), 6 sushi rolls (tuna, squid, salmon), glass noodles, plain rice, and a cucumber/radish salad. If that wasn’t enough, the meal started with cold noodles (served in ice), miso soup, seaweed in a spicy reddish sauce, and fried tofu. All of this for only $11.95! After the meal we were even provided with two nicely cut oranges which were served as an aparatif (I think) or maybe it was just desert.
If you are visiting the Scarborough Bluffs for the weekend or for some other reason find yourself in Scarborough (God knows why) make sure to stop by Niji.