Sushi 930’s mission: to make great sushi accessible.
“A lot of people go to sushi restaurants as entertainment,” Tomo, the owner of Sushi 930, tells me. “I’m not here for entertainment. I’m here to make great sushi!”
He’s referring to the experiential appeal of sitting down to eat at a nice sushi restaurant, and I admit that it’s certainly an experience I’ve enjoyed. However, with the higher price point and time commitment at these restaurants, this kind of night out is more of an occasional treat than a weekly habit.
When Tomo started Sushi 930, his goal for the business was to make sushi more accessible. The establishment serves takuhai sushi, which means it specializes in sushi takeout and delivery. Though the idea of sushi delivery might seem uncommon to Canadians, takuhai sushi is a very popular option in Japan, and it boasts quality comparable to what you’d expect in a sit-down restaurant. And, as I discovered on my visit, Sushi 930 definitely measures up when it comes to quality. Their sushi is made fresh to order, using koshihikari—the gold standard of sushi rice—and premium fish, often sourced directly from Japan. Hearing that, you might be bracing for a hit to your wallet. However, as part of the restaurant’s dedication to accessibility, they believe in preparing high-quality sushi in the traditional style, but offering it at a relatively affordable price.
Though Sushi 930’s menu offers a range of set lunches and dinners, I would recommend their platters. These are easily the best value and are available in a range of sizes. If you’re new to sushi, their smaller, more standard platters offer a good selection of favourites like tuna, spicy salmon and vegetarian options. For more seasoned sushi lovers, I’d suggest their larger platters, which include sashimi and sushi featuring a wider assortment of fish.
And all of this can be delivered, fresh to your door in King West and Liberty Village, via Uber Eats or Foodora. With such satisfying sushi available at the tap of an app, it’s no wonder that Sushi 930 has been a neighbourhood fixture for over a decade!
Staff: Nicholas Jones
Nicholas lived in a tiny fishing village in Hokkaido from 2009 to 2011. Ostensibly, he taught English, but he spent most of his time wrangling elementary students and frequenting their parents’ sushi restaurants. He is currently on a quest to find Toronto’s best kara-age.
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