Two of my friends and I recently tried out Skippa, a relatively new Japanese restaurant on Harbord Street. Skippa’s specialty is a shorter omakase ($47) where you can taste all 9 pieces of specialty sushi.
It’s not enough food to make you full on its own, so we also ordered some other things from the menu. I can never resist oysters, and these ones from PEI were presented beautifully on a bed of marbles.
I also saw this Pikachu looking character on sake on their Instagram, so I couldn’t resist.
Their black maitake mushroom salad with radish and miso was delicious.
We also got the black garlic mackerel.
All the sushi was presented beautifully and simply. With each one, there were instructions to dip or not dip in soy sauce.
Botan Chi: Shrimp from B.C.
Kinmedai: Golden eye seabream
Kanpachi: Japanese amberjack
Maguro: big eye tuna
Mcbachi handroll: big eye tuna, chili koji
Tomago: Sweet egg roll
I thought the fish in the sushi was very fresh. However, I felt a few of the sushi had too much wasabi that it overpowered the flavour of the fish. Otherwise, it’s beautifully simple.