I love the restaurant seen in the GTA. I love almost all types of foods. For me the best places to eat are the mom and pop places. I find these places simply offer up the best of the best.
Over the last year or so I have been in love with everything sushi. As a result I have found what I believe are the best sushi places all over the GTA.
Whether I am in Richmond Hill, Etobicoke, or Mississauga, if sushi is the craving I know where to go. Yesterday I was looking at properties in the neighbourhood of St. Clair / Spadina. One of the very best Toronto neighbourhoods. After my work was done I took a little walk in the area. Just trying to take it all in. I love all of Toronto's pockets and this is one of my favorites.
After a half hour in, I stumble upon a very small eatery with a big neon sign. Authentic Japanese Sushi. This place hit me on all my points. Small, sushi, authentic Japanese, no one was there just one older Gentleman behind the counter and a young waiter looking at his phone.
I walk in and get the greatest welcome. Was first asked if I was dining in or taking out? I was eating there. I was immediately offered tea and a menu.
The menu was thorough and had all I wanted. I ordered a small sashimi platter with miso soup and salad.
The food arrived in good time and was presented beautifully. The young waiter was so attentive without being overbearing. Once done I was up at the counter paying my bill. I noticed many pictures of a toddler all over the cash register. I ask my waiter who that was? The older man behind the counter answers with a big smile, that's my grandson.
This is a livable city. There are millions of stories like this everyday everywhere. Sure we have a ton of problems that we have to deal with.
But this mega city is worth every ache and pain it puts us through.
Last night this was a big peace of paradise for me.
I hope all of you can find a little corner in this huge city that can give you this same feeling!