I love Weston; I really do. But in some ways, it’s the worst of two worlds: it has all the traffic of Toronto and all the soulkill of the suburbs. This, though, is starting to change. Since moving here, I have had four dreams: an Indian, Thai, and Japanese restaurant–and a decent coffee shop. And, while a good cuppa remains a hope deferred, Wakame Sushi at the Crossroads Plaza has brought Weston into the 21st century.
I get my Indian from Rajdhani, which is just up the street in Rexdale. They know me by name, and it’s all vegetarian and cheap as chips; $7 will give you a stomach ache and a heart attack. Triple Thai, on Jane, has been getting great reviews. I haven’t been, to my shame, because my wife is anti-Thai.
This weekend, flush with cash from Craigslist, we went to Wakame Sushi. The place is attractive, the equal of any cheap sushi joint in the 416, and far prettier than most of the other utilitarian places around our hood. The room is long and divided down the middle; the wait staff thoughtfully seated my rather loud and messy family away from the people on dates.
The food was good. The fish sushi was fine; the vegetable sushi better. The tempura was great–though why every single sushi place has to use the same lousy shrimp, I’ll never know. (I think they must get tempura kits premade that they fry up.) Speaking of which, anyone over 6 years old should skip the yakatori skewers, which were clearly prepackaged and nuked. Gross.
Still, all in all, totally good–and better when you get the bill. We fed two and two halves for $42, decent tip included.