July 26, 2013

If you’ve been following my blog from the start, you know that I have visited Tokyo a few years ago and it was one of the most exciting culinary trip I have taken. So when many of my friends started raving about Kazu, I knew that I was in for a treat! I’m not going to lie though, it took a while for me to actually go because the constant line up was quite a turn off but it’s really not that bad once you get in line.

I started my meal with an order a grilled chicken meatballs. It used to be my everyday treat in Tokyo where small neighborhood blocks would have street food counters with an array of grilled meats ready to go. Sadly, they weren’t as good as I hoped for as they were a bit dry.

My second dish was the beef carpaccio. It has to be the thinest slices of beef I have ever had and I usually dislike when it’s that thin but in this case, it was amazing! I loved the salad and famous Kazu dressing that came with it. This dish was fresh and a perfect start for a meal.

It’s almost impossible to go in an asian restaurant and pass up on the dumplings so I gave it a try! They were delicious, with the perfect amount of pork.

Finally, the treat of the evening: a tuna and salmon tartare bowl! Served with rice, vegetables and once again the famous Kazu sauce, it was simply amazing. The tower will definitely peak everyone’s curiosity and it is quite filing.

I wish I was still hungry for dessert because they seem to be making their own ice cream with exciting flavours from green tea to wasabi!

Kazu is a great japanese restaurant and delivers a similar experience as you would have in Japan. I recommend going as a duo to minimize the wait outside and sharing each dish to sample as much as possible. Cool thing: you can actually buy the sauce that completes most of their dishes. I believe it sells at about $7.


With each appetizer shared and one entree per person, it cost about $35 with taxes and tip.

Written by Sofia Shendi who lives and works in Montreal, as the CTO of Tastet. Join me on Twitter

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