The room is quite spacious. Currently, the 1st floor seems to be an inefficient awkward use of space. The open kitchen is to the immediate left as you enter. Across from the kitchen is the sushi bar. There's a nice private dining area at the back. The 3rd floor is used as the tv/reading room perfect for restless children or maybe for mothers to see to infant needs.
The prices are avg while the grilled saba is perhaps the best value (tho not sashimi grade) I've had so far ($8.50 for a substantial portion) when cooked correctly. The American Kobe, baked halibut & steamed sablefish, are possibly the highest priced items @$22-33. The nicely marbled slices of quality beef are a little too drenched in the very citrusy thick sweet sauce that completely masks the sweetness of the beef itself.
The Sea Urchin Fillo is a must! Surprisingly filling, too. The yam fries is well made. Not at all greasy & batter is noticebly light. The oil used appears to be changed often enough to give it a clean taste & colour.
The sushi offered is ok, nothing exceptional in quality.
The tuna crepe is surprisingly good--delicate, smooth, sweet, unlike the disappointing, though aesthetically pleasing seafood pizza. The miso w/ deep fried tofu is a little bland & lacking depth.
The stuffed lotus root tempura is very similar in concept & texture to Hapa's gyozas. Not especially exciting, but not bad. The spicy tuna roll is boring & should be skipped @$5 per.
At first glance, the seafood chawan mushi looks to be too watery, but it actually adds to the overall flavouring & texture of the very smooth & delicate custard.
The amuse bouche offered varied w/ each of my 2 visits so far. I liked the beef tongue over the tuna terrine of the 1st vist.
The service is pleasant. There's at least one familiar face in the servers (formerly of Octopus Garden) & apparently, the chefs have been gathered from various cities--several of whom are from Toronto.
I will definitely return for more.