Supping Away: Toronto - Omi Restaurant
243 Carleton Street, Toronto
Ph: (416) 920-8991
On my last visit to Toronto during another cold, snowy spell, we visited Omi Restaurant in its old location on Church Street and had our first introduction to their Omakase meal. Omakase essentially is a chef's selection of dishes based on high quality fresh ingredients available on that particular day. On that first visit we were so impressed that we actually went back a couple of days later to try it again. Then it closed.
When we learned that it had relocated to Carleton Street (see Mexico and Me: Day -2) we decided it would be our choice of restaurant for one of my two nights in Toronto en route to Mexico. So again we went for the omakase.To acompany certain dishes of the tasting menu our server provided a smoked soy sauce – interesting and unusual aroma and taste.
The first course was an edamame soup which was a little bland and not very exciting, but coming immediately after, the cured salmon on salad had a delicate flavour with subtle hints of spring onion. Next came gyoza filled with pork and smoked ham which my companion declared the best gyoza ever.