Nao Japanese Restaurant on Kingsway - Exterior Sushi House on Kingsway has been my ‘go to’ place for reliable take out sushi for a few years now. Recently, this once cramped restaurant reopened under the name Nao Sushi after major renovations to allow for a comfortable dine in experience.
Their menu have also been adjusted slightly to match the sit down format (for better or worse), but I was relieved to find my old favorites were still offered.

I ordered the ichi roll, pictured in the front row, lovingly named after Ichiro, with real crab and chopped scallop, futomaki roll, and cruncy roll. The angle of the picture doesn’t do a good job in conveying the monsterous size of their house roll in the back right.

Nao Japanese Restaurant on Kingsway - Sushi

Sushi lunch box. A good sampling of the fundamentals.

Nao Japanese Restaurant on Kingsway - Sushi Lunch

Nabeyaki Udon. More of a filler. No noodles manage to impress next to ramen.

Nao Japanese Restaurant on Kingsway - Nabeyaki Udon

One thing of note is that the tea served here is different than that of most other Japanese restaurants, being greener, stronger, and more fragrant. I’m not knowledgeable enough in teas to know what kind it is, but the only other restaurant I remember having it is  Sushi Hachi. If anyone knows more about the differences, please do let me know.

Likelihood of returning: You betcha.

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