I’ve been walking by this restaurant too many times to not try it at least once. From what I’ve heard about Hiro, this place is a haven for authentic, traditional Japanese fare.
Hours of Operation: Tuesday – Friday 12:00pm-2:30pm, Tuesday – Saturday 5:30pm-10:30pm
Phone #: 416-304-0550
Before we begin, let it be noted that A) I made the rookie mistake of not taking pictures of everything, and B) Hiro LOVES HIS WASABI. Fortunately, I love wasabi too. But not everyone is masochistic like me.
I was feeling adventurous, so I got an omakase.
I also had a piece of flounder, a little Nova Scotia sea urchin (which was smaller, but much sweeter than its Vancouver variant).
Oh, and this weird roll with raw Burdock root in it.
Tried to keep this one short and sweet, but to sum it up: Hiro is great at making the ordinary extraordinary with his unique ways of smoking and marinating, but this isn’t really my style. I don’t really think he liked me much either — he was prepping a section of o-toro and conspicuously put it away instead of bothering to serve it to me.
So I had a total of 10 pieces plus that strange Burdock root roll. Wasn’t the best use of my money, but at least I finally tried this place. I’ll probably just stick to Zen, Sushi Couture, Kokyo, or Wow Sushi if I want my Japanese food fix.