dre @ Yonge & Empress: We met up with Mike's friends, and had planned to eat at an izakaya place by Yonge and Eglinton, but sadly, it was closed. The idea of izakaya stuck in my mind, so we tried out this place in North York instead. At that location, it used to be Ehwa, next to the Asian Legend and Tea House. Later on, the staff told us that Tzuki is owned by the same people as Ehwa, but they decided to close down the Korean food restaurant as there are many in the area, and open up an izakaya place instead. Pretty smart, as this is the only one that I know of in this area.
The turnip appetizer was complimentary.
Sashimi salad surprisingly had a generous amount of salmon and tuna.
Tuna tataki - all the slices were very evenly seared. Looks so perfect! Tasted pretty good too.
California rolls - nothing super special about them.
Tako yaki - This is my favourite izakaya dish. Unfortunately, these ones were very breaded and the octopus was too chewy.
Spicy pork - I can't remember what this dish was called, but it's pork with spicy sauce.
Chicken karaage - deep fried chicken
BBQ squid - this one was popular and pretty tasty.
Yaki soba - a pretty big portion (for izakaya) of noodles.
Pork belly - I tried the pieces of pork that were not too fatty :)
All in all, a nice place to try out. I've been told that Guu is much better, but if you're in the area and craving izakaya, this is not a terrible choice.
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