I had the finest experience in being taken to Sushi Kaji for a nice family dinner. Although the restaurant was located out west, it didn’t take long to get there. According to Dennis and Amanda, Sushi Kaji only takes reservations, that means NO WALK INs! And booking a table for dinner can take up to as long as two months, and ONLY dinner.
Outside the restaurant.
I thought the cups were original but had a twist to it, from the lines on the cup.
I thought this chopstick holder was so cute.
First course: from left to right; pear salad with tofu dressing, eggplant with pickled ginger, boiled spinach with sesame dressing.
Course 2: steamed egg with mushroom and chicken.
Course 3 (sashimi), from left to right; spanish mackerel, lobster, sea bream, amberjack, octopus. Behind the leaf is a seaweed salad. This dish comes with soyasauce and a sesame dressing (MY FAVOURITE!).
Course 4: bottom is a radish cake with pan fried sea bream on top. There is a mix of asparagus sauce with egg yolk as a dipping sauce.
Course 5: the mini stove and the dish is called “Sukiyaki,” consists of beef, vegetables and noodle in a teriyaki like sauce. The poached egg is used as a dipping sauce.
Course 6: cold green tea buckwheat noodles topped with wasabi.
Course 7 (sushi): consisted of several dishes (top to bottom); live fuke drizzled with plum sauce, blue fin tuna, snow crab, shrimp, tuna toro, salmon roe with crab meat, scraped toro, calamari, barbeque sea eel.
Course 8 (dessert): anmitsu, green tea macaron with coffee jello, green tea crème brûlée (ALSO MY FAVOURITE), wasabi macaron with coffee jello.
Dennis keeps asking me how I feel about the food and the restaurant. It’s been several days since my visit…and I’m having mixed feelings about the whole thing. I’m not a food critic but I like to give my opinions on certain things. I mean, I was satisfied with the overall experience; the service and the presentation of the entire meal was better than expected, but I wasn’t crazy and over the top for some dishes.
Overall, I think I’m lucky to have a chance like this, to try a 8-course meal…and obviously it comes with a hefty price. I don’t think I know exactly how much the whole meal costs for s person, but if the restaurant doesn’t take walk-ins and only serves dinner…it’s quite a big deal. And don’t take me wrong, I’m not here to boast about how fortunate I am to have to dine in this restaurant…as my blog was and is intended to do…share my experiences with my readers.
*Sorry that some of the pictures are blurry, there wasn’t enough lighting and Dennis didn’t check the pictures to make sure they were focused.