Tokyo Thyme has been on my “to-eat” list for a very long time, but it’s always out of the way for me as I live and work far away from Kerrisdale. M was very skeptical like he usually is. We both wanted to see if this restaurant has some good sushi.
The restaurant is decently sized. We came on a Friday evening for dinner and it wasn’t packed at all. There was a larger party there, but it cleared out quickly. It has a homey feel to the restaurant.
Red and White Tuna Stack with Quail Egg ($15.50 +$0.50) has a tower of red and white tuna, and avocado. Topped with Seaweed, green onions and the quail egg. It is served with sushi rice and seaweed.
Its really beautiful and its a pitty you have to mix it together and ruin the pretty layers.
Once you mix it together, you take the seaweed, put on some rice and the mixture. Fold and enjoy. It did taste great but its pricey.
Tuna Tataki ($12.50) is seared tuna served with spicy ponzu sauce. It’s another beautifully presented dish and come with 6 pieces. It tasted great.
Homemade Dumpling was the special on the menu when we dined here. I thought they were ok.
Sesame crusted tuna steak ($13.50) has seared tuna covered in black and white sesame, served with spicy sauce and mixed greens. Yet again, its beautifully presented and it’s very original compared to other restaurants.
Mmm yummy. Even the salad was good.
Tamago Nigiri ($1.75) was delicious. The eel was warm and had a delicious sweet and smokey taste.
Unagi Nigiri ($3.95) was good as well. M really loved it.
Toro Nigiri ($3.25) was melt in your mouth delicious. It’s very fatty and is just so good.
The food quality at Tokyo Thyme is fantastic and original. The downside is the portions are smaller and the prices are higher than most. In my opinion, it was worth it because they use fresh ingredients that are higher quality.
We Rate Tokyo Thyme:
5405 West Blvd