Takami Sushi is a brank spanking new Japanese place that focuses on high quality fish flown in from Japan. Great to see that Edmonton is finally getting access to quality seafood these days. Takami is located right beside an Anytime Fitness gym. Parking is plentiful in the back but you’ll have to walk around to get to the front entrance.
The inside is fresh, modern and has lots of natural light coming in as it’s surrounded by glass. The sushi counter is slick; you can see the sushi chefs working away.
The menu is short and sweet, focusing mainly on fresh fish.
Lunch menu is broken into starters, principal plates, nigiri and sashimi.
Closeup of the food options. Oddly, their prices differ completely from what’s on the website – $20.00 for chirashi online versus $28.00 below.
This was their “special” menu. Our waiter brought this out after we had been perusing the main menu for awhile.
They didn’t have the sashimi omakase available (believe it’s only available for dinner) but the rest was. Can’t say I’ve seen bluefin tuna, especially otoro in Edmonton.
Takami ramen ($15.00)
House ramen. I wasn’t expecting much but decided to give their ramen a try. The broth is thin and light; it tasted like something you’d get ordering a Chinese style noodle soup. The noodles also need work. Lacked any real spring or bite to them.
We ordered a la carte. From left counterclockwise, we ordered saba ($3.00), bluefin tuna (akami) ($4.00), sake ($2.50), tamago ($2.00) and hotate ($3.00). I had also ordered hamachi ($3.00) but our waiter missed it when he didn’t write our order down…
All the fish was fresh. Our only complaint was the rice was under seasoned and a few of the pieces fell apart a little too easily when I went to grab them.
Will have to come back to check out more of their imported fish!
10430 – 61 Avenue