Eating out has really been a hit or a miss lately. The last few sushi meals have been especially disappointing – especially since our cheap staple, Yamato on Davie, has really fallen from our graces. In fact, their recently soggy rice and room temperature fish with a slightly odd texture has gotten to the point where I refuse to order from them anymore.
But I digress, this post is about Ki-isu. After a 5.5 hr hike at Chief last Saturday – A,E, Carn.H and I were starving. Our original game plan was Hiyori Sushi on Hornby – which was closed. So we head over to Kaide on Seymour – also closed. So I suggested Ki-isu since I had gotten take-out from them before and it was not bad.
I didn’t get a chance to try everything but based off my combo (rolls+nigiri), everything tasted pretty good except for the rice. Because the rice was wet my California roll tasted a bit mush-like. But the fish was fresh and I heard no complaints from the others.
Giving the benefit of the doubt, Carn.H and I decided to assume the rice was freshly made and didn’t have time to reach it’s optimum state.
So! Fools that we are, we paid them another visit for dinner tonight.
Carn.H has an obsession with ordering deluxe nigiri plates – it’s pretty much his way to determine freshness, value and most importantly, skill. I on the other hand, can’t stand nigiri unless the ingredients are very fresh, as in Tsikiji Fish Market fresh. So, I decided to try their dinner combo A – The last time we were here, I noticed they served the appetizers separately to ensure freshness ^^
Nigiri highlight: tai or the sea bream
Nigiri downfall: sinewy hamachi
After having both, Carn.H prefers the quality of the regular, more economical assorted nigiri over the deluxe version.
For ~$40’s worth of good and bad , I’m still searching for my next go-to sushi restaurant.
likelihood of revisiting: 0%
culinary mindset: …
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– C.Herb –
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