I love sushi – my only complaint is I never seem to get out to many sushi restaurants. That’s why I was delighted when Torontonicity was invited to review KaKa All You Can Eat Premium Sushi at their new location at 655 Bay Street, Toronto. KaKa Restaurant features premium sushi in gorgeous surroundings.
I don’t know what I was expecting, but I and my dining partner were pleasantly surprised by the gorgeous décor of the restaurant. An eye-catching ceiling with a dazzling light fixture display is the conversation piece in the room. Tables are situated in a grid, separated by a short privacy wall. What a great way to maximize seating while still providing a spacious look to the room. Along one side of the room are skilled chefs executing dishes in a highly efficient manner. It’s great to be able to see the open kitchen in full view.
We were quickly seated at our table and provided with menus. The way it works at KaKa is you write down the number of the menu item and quantity that you would like on forms provided to you. Servers move quickly among tables, keeping their eyes peeled for completed forms, which they swiftly scoop up and hand over to the sushi chefs.
KaKa features Aburi Nigiri (torched sushi) on their menu among other items. This is sushi that is grilled on one side. We definitely wanted to try the Aburi Nigiri, along with other dishes. We made the mistake of ordering several dishes all at once, which meant they all arrived at the same time. This wasn’t a huge problem, except that we had to eat the hot dishes such as Tempura Shrimp, right away. When I got home and was looking on their website, I noticed that they recommend that you order one item at a time.
We ordered a variety of dishes including Seafood Salad, Butterfish Sashimi, Ebi (Butterflied Shrimp) Sashimi, Aburi Nigiri (Shrimp), Aburi Nigiri (Duck), Sushi, Enoki Beef Roll, Tempura Shrimp, Deep Fried Scallops, Tempura Zucchini and the KaKa Signature Oshi Sushi.
We both loved the Seafood Salad. The green seaweed was coated in a refreshing dressing with a pleasing mix of tart and slightly piquant flavours. Be sure to order this salad if you visit KaKa.
The Butterfish and Salmon Sashimi were melt-in-your-mouth. Both fish were super fresh. The Butterfish was particularly flavourful, and tastes exactly as one would imagine: with a buttery/oily flesh. The Aburi Nigiri – Ebi (Shrimp) was very lightly grilled on one side, but the shrimp still tasted fresh and succulent.
We absolutely devoured the Tempura zucchini and shrimp due to the delicious delicate, crispy batter covering the morsels. KaKa does Tempura really well! Deep Fried Scallops were also prepared well with a delicious sauce.
Don’t leave without tasting the KaKa Signature Oshi Sushi. This specialty dish features salmon, candied smoked salmon, seared scallop, spicy mayo, Unagi sauce, avocado and Tobiko. This was the best item we tasted on the menu!
My dining partner ordered the Crème Brulée and loved it. The dessert comes in a fairly small serving size, which means you won’t feel guilty about ordering it.
Fresh sushi and a great ambiance will certainly make KaKa a downtown Toronto hit! Go check it out and see what the hype is about!
The all-you-can-eat price is Adults $34.99; Seniors $30.99; and Children (4-12) $16.99.