Happy new year! I’m kicking off 2019 with a post to document my adventure at one of Edmonton’s most loved sushi restaurants (at least according to Yelp and a few friends). I have been recommended Sushi Wasabi a few times but was always reluctant to go due to the menu consisting of a lot of raw items (i.e. sashimi, nigiri, etc.). I never used to like these dishes… until recently. Turns out they also have a lot more than just raw fish!
I guess you can say I’ve changed a bit because I’ve been loving sashimi! Since then, I’ve been on the hunt for Edmonton’s best and Sushi Wasabi has been my latest visit.
Sushi Wasabi definitely feels like one of the most authentic Japanese restaurants I’ve been to in YEG. I knew I was off to a good start from the moment I sat down. I even noticed Japanese workers and customers – an observation I don’t often see at other places…
The restaurant itself is quite small so plan ahead and make reservations if you can! Nonetheless, I enjoyed my meal here and am looking forward to coming back again.
Agedashi Tofu – I always order this dish to start at Japanese restaurants. Sushi Wasabi does a pretty good job with this dish and the portion size is also a bonus. However, because I have this dish so often at Japanese restaurants, I’d probably opt to try something different next time.
Salmon Sashimi – I thought the sashimi here was sooo tasty! It definitely met my sashimi expectations and was very fresh and soft. I also think it’s awesome that you can order full orders, half orders, or by the piece. Sushi Wasabi is definitely one of the few places where I have thoroughly enjoyed my sashimi and I’ll be back for it for sure.
Aburi Salmon – Despite how great this sounded on the menu, I wasn’t really a big fan of this roll. The salmon had strong hints of pepper and citrus, which I did not enjoy. I’ll stick to other rolls!
Sushi Combination #9 ($49) – 29 pieces are included in this platter! There’s salmon, tuna, shrimp, eel, and crab stick nigiri, 1 California roll (6 pieces), and 1 futomaki roll (8 pieces). I think it’s a great platter for two people to share. The only downside for me was that the futomaki rolls were too big and difficult to eat. I also wasn’t really a fan of the cold spinach… so I would substitute something else next time (an additional cost). Everything else was delicious! The sushi rice was soft and fluffy, fish was fresh, and the price was fair for what we got.
All in all, Sushi Wasabi surpassed my expectations and I wish I had tried it sooner! With attentive service and delicious food, it’s a place I’d recommend checking out for an authentic sushi experience.
5714 111 St NW, Edmonton