WOW sushi blows my mind! On a Tuesday!

One of the few ‘going out’ foods I afford myself is sushi.  The other half’s claim to fame is (shameless plug), and he & his business partner stumbled upon this recently opened restaurant.  He had told me it was good….but his interpretation of ‘good’ is way different than mine.  Usually.

This place truly is WOW!

It’s not a big space so if you are walking down Charles Street trying to find it, hug the south side of the street and keep your eyes peeled.  Luckily there is a big sign out front too (for now):

Yes! It's WOW! You want to be here!

Inside, the place is small-so keep that in mind if you want to come with a big group or at a “popular” dinner time or “popular” dinner day.   However, also note that they DO have a takeout menu!

The sushi bar!

So the space is neat and tidy….but let’s get to the reason we were there.  The food!!  I ordered the Sashimi Dinner and the other half had the Sushi Dinner:

Sushi Dinner

Okay….I have seen that before, but there were some different types of fish on the plate (some items were seared, some fish I didn’t recognize).

But let’s take a look at MINE:

Sashimi Dinner-this is ART

Do you SEE this?  My sashimi on a bed of twigs with blades of grass and a dandelion!  A FLOWER people.  I didn’t even want to eat this because it is so pretty!! But I did of course…after a brief explanation of everything on my plate by the chef.  That’s right-he told me what was on my plate and if it was seared or cooked and why it was prepared that way!

HOLY MOLY IT WAS SO GOOD.  I don’t think I have had sushi as good as this -with the exception of when I was in Japan.  Speaking of that, these are Japanese people-the chefs, the staff.  Maybe that had something to do with it…but it was delicious!  We were even given organic salmon sushi….what a difference!

It didn’t stop there-check out “dessert”

Black Sesame Seed Ice Cream with Fig Tempura

Upon hearing what this was, I wasn’t sure what to expect.  I will say that it’s not too sweet.  The fig balances the ice cream perfectly.  It was awesome!

This meal was great from start to finish. The staff were attentive and friendly-our tea cups were kept full and so were our stomachs!  I will definitely be back-it’s the best sushi I have had in Toronto!

P.S. If you live in Toronto, the phone number for WOW is on the sign in the first picture!  Get there already! I have a feeling this place is going to explode soon!


Are you a fan of sushi? What makes a sushi restaurant a ‘gem’ for you?




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  • Cherry

    i’m ready for my 2nd dinner after seeing this! The name of the restaurant says it all, eh? 😛

    • meredith

      @Cherry it was so good. They have cooked food too. I just like the fact that the staff is Japanese and the food is authentic!

  • Larie

    Oooh, I’m totally craving sushi now! Of course, we have something else lame planned for dinner…sigh.

    • meredith

      @Larie boo. Will you have the opportunity to have sushi sometime later in the week? Doesn’t help that you’re craving it-but maybe you could look forward to it?

  • Kelly

    Now after seeing this blog, you’ve got me in the mood for sushi again! I could eat it every day if I could haha I’m always on the hunt for great places to eat at, so when I’m in the area, I will definitely go there! We should go for sushi sometime too! 🙂

    • meredith

      @Kelly this sushi is so good you will crave it everyday!

  • Elaine A (TOBeautyReviews)

    Yummy that looks really good! So now you will think I’m weird, but I haven’t worked myself up to raw stuff 😛 I can eat some salmon and some tuna rolls but that’s about it!!!

    • meredith

      @Elaine you are not the first person that I have heard say that! The good news is they have delicious cooked food at WOW too!