There are a few Mikasa Sushi Bars in Montreal but we always frequent the one on L’Acadie Boulevard in Ahuntsic. It’s on the outskirts of Ville Saint-Laurent and it’s the best sushi bar in the area. Located near Marché Central, it’s a perfect place to stop for a bite after a day of shopping. Their sushi is always fresh and they have an extensive menu with a few cooked options as well.
Although we’ve eaten there a few times and even spent one New Year’s Eve at Mikasa Sushi Bar, we often take their sushi to go. We always call in advance because it takes a while for them to prepare all the maki rolls and we’re never disappointed. It’s definitely one of our favourite sushi restaurants in Montreal, they’re consistently fresh and delicious.
Their Rainbow maki is absolutely delicious. Masago, cucumber, avocado and crab meat is rolled into a maki that is then enrobed with slivers of tuna, salmon and white fish for more flavour. The extra fish enrobing the maki roll makes this style of sushi very flavourful. We always evaluate a sushi shop based on their kamizake rolls, Mikasa’s kamikaze rolls are perfection.
Besides maki rolls you can also order nigiri and sashimi. We love their mikasa sashimi plate with a variety of fresh fish including Hamachi, tuna, salmon, escolar, etc. All the fish tastes very different which is a good evaluator of how fresh it is. When fish isn’t fresh (not necessarily bad) they all taste the same regardless of what dish you are eating. They acquire what one would call, in layman’s terms, a “fishy” taste.
The tuna tempura is a cooked sushi that is eight pieces to a serving, whereas the larger maki rolls are five pieces to a serving. This maki roll only has tuna in it, it’s breaded with tempura and fried for a different taste. Since these are mini makis the fried sushi is not overwhelming since they are miniature bites of fried tempura and tuna. The spicy salmon is another typical maki roll that Mikasa Sushi Bar does well, sometimes you have to return to the classics as the true evaluator.
One of our favourite maki rolls is the spider sushi roll with softshell crab. Once again this sushi is completely cooked. The softshell crab is crispy and there is also masago, cucumber, crab and a spicy sauce in the maki roll. It’s definitely a treat at Mikasa Sushi Bar!
The Sushi Pizza at Mikasa Sushi Bar is delicious. Six “slices of pizza” make for a fun treat! The base is made up of fried rice that’s fried until crispy and golden into a sturdy foundation. A Japanese style tartare is then spread on the fried rice. We love the contrast between the crispy rice base and the smooth tartare. It’s definitely a go to dish at Mikasa Sushi Bar!
Mikasa Sushi Bar has multiple locations in Laval as well as a restaurant in the South Shore. Even though we’ve tried plenty of sushi restaurants all over Montreal, we catch ourselves comparing them to Mikasa Sushi Bar. Although it’s not in the downtown core, check out this Ahuntsic restaurant for very fresh sushi!
Our Rating: Always on Thursdays
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