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Sushi & Co

30 Nov

If you follow my personal account (@SadinaDawn) on Twitter, you might have already had a sneak peek of my visit to Sushi & Co in September.  A friend (who runs the Dyeing for It hair page on Facebook) recommended Sushi & Co – because it was super-close to MC College where she was studying in the Hairstyling Program at the time. Due to the location I tried to get there twice with no success before finally getting there in September.

Cali Sunshine roll from Sushi & Co

Cali Sunshine roll from Sushi & Co

Location

Downtown apartments near Sushi & Co

Downtown apartments near Sushi & Co

Located just on the west edge of downtown Calgary, Sushi & Co is a take-out sushi shop ideal for grabbing a quick lunch (it’s steps away from the West Downtown/Kerby C-train station) and they have three options specifically for lunchtime diners.  Situated close to a number of beautiful downtown apartment towers, it’s also a good consideration for take-away dinner, which is what I had.

When I say take-away… I mean it. While there are three stools (with a small ledge) and a bench, it’s clear that these are only for people to sit and wait for their order to be ready.  While I was in there, there was one other person waiting for her order, and as I was leaving another came in to do the same.

Presentation

When I got home I was seriously impressed.  Many places just don’t know how to pack sushi for take-out. They pack it in the container like they would serve it on the plate, and by the time I get home with my dinner – everything has fallen all over the place and it looks terrible.  Sometimes filling falls out of battleship-style nigiri sushi, sometimes rolls unroll themselves, and sometimes the wasabi gets smeared all over everything…

Sushi & Co knows how to pack up to-go sushi! Not only did it arrive home intact (after a walk and a bus ride during rush hour!) but also still LOOKED beautiful.  The presentation was designed with travel in mind for sure!

My order

I ordered an order of Tuna Sashimi (7 pieces), a Rainbow Roll, and a Cali Sunshine Roll.  They have a fairly large selection of ‘large’ rolls, several of the small rolls, and then a few types of sashimi, nigiri sushi, plus cooked items like tempura.

The tuna was pretty much perfect – loads of flavour, and fantastic texture. The cuts were thick “fingers” rather than slices which was a bit different, but totally fine.

The two rolls were both crab and avocado on the inside, and the Cali Sunshine had a bit of tuna, a tiny sliver of mango, and a generous scoop of massago on each slice of the roll.  The Rainbow Roll was the same crab/avocado on the inside, with toppings of mango, shrimp, tuna, and avocado – plus more massago. The crab/avacado was delicious – cool and fresh-tasting, and the mango (which often can be just slightly off if cut up too early) was perfect.

Item Price
Tuna Sashimi (7 slices) $12.95
Rainbow Roll $13.95
Cali Sunshine Roll $13.95

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Sushi & Co
683 10 St SW, Calgary, AB T2P 5G4
(403) 532-7876

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Posted by on November 30, 2013 in Downtown Calgary, South-West Calgary, Sushi

 

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