Mizu Fine Ja­panese cui­sine

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For a few years now, I’ve been with­out a favourite sushi restau­rant, with my pre­vi­ous num­ber one choice mov­ing lo­ca­tions and chang­ing up ev­ery­thing. When all seemed bleak and dark, en­ter Mizu on Sher­brooke Ouest, and all that it of­fers. From their truly spe­cial spe­cialty Maki rolls, non-sushi op­tions and an up­stairs event venue, Mizu left my jaw wide open and my senses be­yond sat­is­fied.

Hav­ing been open since Novem­ber, while ren­o­vat­ing their im­pres­sive space, Mizu of­fers some­thing new and mag­netic in the realms of ambiance, fine Ja­panese din­ing and over­all aes­thetic – from the pre­sen­ta­tion of their var­i­ous dishes to the in­te­rior de­sign on both floors. With room for 86 pa­trons down­stairs, more than 98 up­stairs and a soon to be open ter­race that will ac­com­mo­date 40 plus, room to move is not a prob­lem – mak­ing Mizu an ideal lo­ca­tion for events.

From birthdays to wed­dings, hol­i­day par­ties and coun­cil meet­ings, the jaw­drop­ping lo­ca­tion run by the fan­tas­tic man­age­ment is ready for any­thing.With a sep­a­rate bar up­stairs, mounted flat screen tele­vi­sions, a karaoke corner, stylish fur­ni­ture and al­laround im­pres­sive dé­cor – the up­stairs event space is un­like any other I’ve ever seen. In ad­di­tion, the kitchen can pro­vide any­thing you’re in need of, be it a sushi buf­fet or a spe­cial­ized menu.

As the spring sea­son is ap­proach­ing, Mizu is wel­com­ing ev­ery­one with a MONTH-LONG 25% dis­count (ex­clud­ing event costs and al­co­hol), start­ing Mon­day, March 20th. Whether you are a sushi con­nois­seur or have a timid pal­let, Mizu of­fers a wide range of sushi, veg­e­tar­ian op­tions and non­sushi items, in­clud­ing a AAA beef­steak sir­loin. Should you crave sushi and steak, they even make a AAA beef­steak sir­loin roll, with mouth-melt­ing thin slices of beef on the Maki roll it­self – a com­bined flavour that left this sushi-lover in com­plete awe.

All the food is made from scratch, and the meal op­tions are widely var­ied – in­clud­ing four course com­plete din­ners (in­clud­ing tea and dessert). If you want to try their very unique three course live lob­ster sashimi, you need to pre or­der it (one day in ad­vance), and feel free to con­tact me. Their spe­cialty roll cre­ations are un­like any­thing I’ve ever seen or tasted (I en­cour­age you to ex­pe­ri­ence the per­fectly del­i­cate Fire Roll), in ad­di­tion to soups, sal­ads, starters , a la carte menu, $30 com­bos, and what can eas­ily be de­scribed as the best shrimp tem­pura I’ve ever had the plea­sure of de­vour­ing.The Mizu pizza, crispy and crunchy in all the right places. Their Gy­oza (Ja­panese ravi­o­lis), out of this world.

I’ve seen (and tasted) my share of Ja­panese res­tau­rants, but Mizu of­fers some­thing to­tally new and unique – with an event space you have to see to be­lieve. Be­tween the up­stairs venue, the food qual­ity and pre­sen­ta­tion, out­stand­ing ser­vice and this up­com­ing wel­com­ing month-long spring dis­count, I would highly en­cour­age friends and read­ers alike to dis­cover this new sushi haven, com­plete with wine, beer and saki! With free side street park­ing avail­able, go and en­joy, and give my re­gards to Tina, the owner! She and her hus­band (the main chef), have truly given me my long-awaited sushi go-to!

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