Submitted Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 1:38pm [Dine in]
Azuma is yet another example of a weak sushi restaurant in Victoria. This city should be full of excellent sushi restaurants but sadly is not. I was perplexed to look around mid meal and see a handful of diners. Do these people not know any better or were they first time customers like myself? The menu is outdated and the quality of sushi poor. The sashimi was cut so thick I almost needed a fork and knife to get through it. Quality over quantity does not rule here. The atmosphere is akin to a late night college hangout where faux japanese fixtures abound. If you are drunk and it's late this may pass as a good place to nosh before passing out but if you know good sushi you will disappointed.
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Submitted Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 1:15pm [Dine in]
For all you people who have been waiting for authentic thin crust pizza your wait is over. Yesterday with slight trepidation I ventured into Prima Strada on Cook Street. After many disappointing attempts to find traditional thin crust pizza on the island I was weary but curious. I skipped the antipasti and went straight for the Margherita pizza. It was in a word 'outstanding'. The crust was chewy, flavorful and cooked to perfection. The tomato sauce was fresh and not spiced to cover up inferior tomatoes. My dining companion had the special pizza of the day and ate in silence as she enjoyed every bite. Our server was sweet and attentive and the owner passionate about his food. The atmosphere was pleasant and the cappuccino creamy and flawless. These people know what they are doing. Next time I will try the antipasti and of course have a pizza. A regular is born!
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