Literally, a hidden gem in Scarborough — Aoyama, a tiny and cozy Japanese restaurant that serves authentic Japanese food in a local strip plaza.
Aside from their menu, they also have cute hand-drawn drawings just adjacent from the sushi bar that features their appetizer menu and seasonal specials. I can never resist ordering something from a daily special menu. :)
For the night, we ordered the Aoyama Omakase to share along with some daily specials…
Aji $12 – it was really fresh. Probably one of the best aji I’ve had. $12 was a steal for the entire fish!
spicy tuna/salmon roll ($1.50/each) – both salmon and tuna were delicious and the seaweed was still very crispy and secured.
For the AOYAMA OMAKASE, it consisted of the following…
king crab salad
Hirame Usuzukuri – thinly sliced fluke with citrus vinegar. It was delicious and refreshing! Very appetizing to start the course.
Course Special Seafood Soup - the soup was full of seafood taste. Great way to end the course. I liked how it was offered in a teapot; it kept the soup warm.
Greentea icecream to end the day. I added a few dots on the icecream to make a cute face. :)
Verdict: Authentic good japanese place in Scarborough. I would recommend the side dishes on the daily special menu instead of the omakase menu. Sushis and sashimis were really fresh. Will come back again when I’m around the area.
2766 Victoria Park Ave
Toronto, ON M2J