Restaurant: Hub Sushi Japanese Fusion Restaurant
Location: 7398 Yonge Street, Suit 1-3D, Vaughan, ON L4J 8J2
Price Range: $$
I swear I have became a sushi snob after having an amazing and expensive sushi experience at Wako in San Francisco (review here) lol. I will admit, I’m actually not a huge fan of sushi and I have always preferred sashimi over it. Once in a blue moon I would crave for sushi, like good sushi and not those typical AYCE. With that said, good sushi restaurant usually mean expensive and small portions, so I was quite happy to find a decently priced sushi joint like Hub Sushi with generous portions!
Hub Sushi is a tiny restaurant and the tables are packed close to each other. The restaurant is also understaffed with only two servers, so good luck with getting their attention! It also quite nice how they have a booklet of pictures associated with its respective special sushi rolls, so you can get an idea of how the rolls actually look like before ordering.
One thing I really like about Hub Sushi is the ratio of rice to fish and other ingredients. The rolls are tightly packed and never fell apart! I’m not a big fan of tempura or deep fried so I didn’t enjoy the energy roll as much.
On the other hand, I love sashimi so this roll was perfect for me as it was packed with fresh fish! Note that the wasabi here isn’t fresh and it’s most likely powder.
Salmon was lightly torched for a hint of smokiness – highly recommended!
I’m a bit confused with the asparagus listed as part of the ingredient for the sushi because I couldn’t find it! Anyhow if I have to choose between the two pressed sushi, I would choose salmon over tuna as I found the latter to be lacking in flavors.
Good roll but I wouldn’t order this again. The lobster piece was tiny and you could barely see it since the sauce covered it. I forgot to take picture of the roll behind but it is the Island roll which consists of shrimp tempura, avocado, yam, scallop – good roll as well but I swear the chefs here love using that cheese mayo sauce..
I don’t think you can go wrong with a basic roll at all!
The fish was buttery in consistency but I didn’t enjoy it as the white tuna didn’t have a distinct flavor.
The scallop had a firm texture and a sweet, almost creamy taste – loved it!
Overall I recommend Hub Sushi as the fish was fresh and you can tell they care about the presentation of the food. I dislike the overuse of that cheese mayo sauce though as at some point all the sushi rolls tasted the same to me.