Ki Isu Japanese Restaurant

Had a little farewell dinner at Ki Isu for two of my university friends last Friday. One is leaving us to work for Google! Really smart guy. And the other is going to work for a gaming company in Toronto! So far away! Gonna miss them both!

Only one of our group has been to Ki Isu and he said it was great but it's a small place so we made a reservation for the seven of us to dine there. However, when we arrived, we were told they don't take reservations for Fridays. And the waitress didn't know anything about one without checking with anyone. Er what?! Ok. Thank goodness we didn't have to wait very long before two small parties finished their meals and we were able to get our entire group seated.

Ki Isu has a lot of interesting sounding items on their menu, especially the seasonal specials. We decided to share some appies and special rolls.

Tuna Tataki Salad - $7.95
My friend recommended the Tuna Tataki Salad. And he did not steer us wrong. It was awesome. The tuna was melt-in-your-mouth good!

Seaweed Salad - $3.95
Ebi Gyoza - $6.95
Brown Rice Salmon Cake - Brown rice stacked with crunch, avocado salad, and tangy jalapeno Salmon and garished with kizami nori - $11.50
The Brown Rice Salmon Cake was my favourite of the night. Fresh salmon, yummy avocado and had a little bit of a crunch! So good!

Red Bomb - $5.75
The Red Bomb is filled with cream cheese, topped with smoked salmon and salmon roe. Pretty good. 

Crunch Crunch Roll (B's Roll) full - $12.00
Another recommendation was the Crunch Crunch Roll. It was ok. I like the crunchiness and the tobiko on the top but not so much the spiciness. I preferred the Salmon Cake over this one.

Toro Stack - Black brown rice, toro, green onion, nori, quail egg, garlic, avocado with drizzle of unagi sauce - $11.95
This Toro Stack was very good too, though it did get a little salty on the bottom because of all the soy sauce. Great use of it for decoration though! The toro was so good paired with the avocado. Can you tell that I love avocado?

Yaki Soba
Unfortunately, I didn't get to try this Yaki Soba, it found it's way over to the other side of the table where all the hungry boys ate it all before I got a chance. lol oh well. Must have been good.

I liked Ki Isu! The service was meh but the fish was fresh and sushi was delicious. And their rolls are creative and beautifully plated. I'd go back for seconds!

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