The Annex has no shortage of cheap and cheerful sushi restaurants for nearby U of T students to flock to between classes. They all have their strong points, I’m sure. But my favourite has to be the aptly named, Sushi on Bloor.
In fact, Sushi on Bloor is so popular with the University set, that they now offer a “University Roll” on their menu (Salmon, shrimp, tobiko, mayonnaise, crab & cucumber).
Their lunch specials are a hair more expensive than nearby New Generation sushi (a close second, in my books) but their superior mango rolls (with unagi!) more than make up for the price difference.
Their sushi and sashimi is always fresh, which makes sense, since they have to keep up with the clamouring students and local families alike who are often lined up out the door waiting for a seat in the efficient two-floor restaurant.
I love their seaweed salad, their spicy tuna crunchy rolls and of course, their mango rolls with unagi and tempura.
If you go for dinner, be sure to save just a tiny bit of room for the free mango or green tea ice cream on offer.