I recently went to Don Don Izakaya near Yonge and Dundas. It is a place with sharing plates and there were tons of things on the menu, including tons of drinks.
The first thing I got was Jaja Beef. There was a mini grill where you cooked your own beef, asparagus, oyster mushroom, and zuchini that you could dip in a bbq sauce with miso and ponzu vinegar. The sauce was really good though you had to watch it because if there wasn’t enough butter or got to hot it would stick easily!
My favourite was this Torched sushi made with salmon, orka, green onion and mayonnaise. I hate okra normally but this one was not slimy and gave a nice texture. The whole thing melted in my mouth.
Next I had a BC tuna Smoky Hay Sashimi, which is literally seared over burning hay. According to our server it was to be eaten with a piece of radish, garlic and some salt. It definitely delivered on the smoke! It almost reminded me of ham but was a fresh fish.
To drink I had a Oolong Hi-Tea which I think had shochu in it.
For dessert I had a Brûlée Style Pudding, which was essentially a creme brûlée. The top was hot and crunchy but I found the middle cold.
While I found the food decent, it was quite expensive. The bill came out to about $70 for such small portions of food. I left feeling like I still needed a snack!