As I've said before, hubby and I are far from being restaurant critics - but we do know a good meal/restaurant when we see one. One of our fave genres of food (other than the pre-requisite Southern BBQ) is sushi...as such, we are always on the lookout for a good sushi place to frequent in The Hammer.
In Toronto, we lived on a street with two sushi restaurants, literally right next to each other. (Yes, we were spoiled). And they were both fabulous. As such, any new sushi place we try in Hamilton has a lot to live up to.
Our first sushi experience in The Hammer ended up being the first week we were here. The oven/stove in our place broke (ugh) and we had to eat - we looked up sushi places on the net and found Sapporo - an all you can eat sushi extravaganza on Main Street. Incidentally, I had never been to all-I-could-eat sushi in my life, but have always been intrigued by the concept.
We decided to give it a try. Rather than being the buffet-style I expected, you can literally order anything and everything you desire from the menu, with no limits (I assume). Yes. Anything and EVERYTHING you want.
The only real problem is that while the restaurant may not have limits, I certainly do - you get full FAST. In spite of this, I still feel we got our money's worth - this is the only sushi place I've ever seen where I've been able to try all kinds of different sushi, sashimi, etc...for one set price. (Even the sushi places with the conveyer belts charge you per item!)
The parking at Sapporo was less than desirable, but we were willing to work with that. Also, the second time we went to Sapporo (a random Wednesday night), the place was PACKED (I think they had a Groupon-type offer on recently, but i concur...) I rarely consider a full restaurant to be a disadvantage, but rather a sign of quality/trendiness (or perhaps just good value). At the same time, waiting for a table at 8pm on a Wednesday night is annoying.
Other great Hamilton sushi places suggested to us include August 8,
Kasa Sushi, Spring Sushi, Koi Sushi and Atami Sushi. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have some eating to do. (Incidentally, most of the sushi places in Hamilton seem to be all-you-can-eat. I'm loosening my belt as we speak!)
Feel free to leave your thoughts on fave sushi spots in Hamilton in the comments below :)