Sashimi Dinner

Ematei

My brother suggested we give Ematei a try when we were struggling to decide on a restaurant. It’s located right by OCAD U, which is where I attended university. During the four years living by my school, I would walk by the restaurant but I didn’t try it out! There is plenty of parking in the area, you can find street parking, underground parking and parking garages. The exterior of the restaurant really reflects traditional Japanese architecture. Banners and lanterns hang from the make shift shingle roof and it’s identified by 3 Japanese characters. Inside you’ll find a sushi bar near the entrance and an intimate dining space.Read More »

Sushi and Sashimi Dinner | $23

Kampai

After hearing good things about Kampai, I had to see for myself. I brought my mom here on a Sunday night, we arrived around 6:30pm and got a seat right away. Kampai has been at this location for 8 years and they have their regular customers. The interior consists of traditional Japanese décor with a sushi bar a regular bar. There is a pretty good selection of fish with your typical maki rolls and a few additions.Read More »

Tom Yum Soup

Thai Memory

The restaurant is located on King William Street – it’s also in walking distance to Jackson Square in Downtown Hamilton. King William Street is actually a pretty nice area. We were able to find a parking spot right in front of the restaurant – parking is also free on weekends and on weekdays after 6pm. Inside, the walls were filled with authentic Thai décor, fixtures, furniture and art. There was also a shelf showcasing a collection of unique products from Thailand. The dining area was dimly lit with light seeping through the blinds. There was also am interesting collection of tables and chairs. There were authentic tree trunks as tables and chairs and beautifully carved wood chairs. There were plants and ornaments hanging from the ceiling and around the fountain. It’s definitely and interesting setting and environment for lunch and dinner.Read More »

Yummy Yam Roll | $12

Bazara

A very intimate and dimly lite restaurant serving fancy Pan-Asian cuisine. The front dining area is really small, it could probably accommodate 25-30 people. There are a few more tables in the back room where the sushi bar is located. We celebrated Sally’s birthday at this interesting restaurant located on Ossington.Read More »

Mango Shaved Ice Cream

Stay Cafeteria

After our lunch at Lucky Red down the street, we made our way to Stay Cafeteria for dessert. I was blown away by the setting and decor. You don’t find much effort or thought put into fixtures and furnishings when it comes to Chinese cafes. It’s refreshing to see a restaurant with beautiful design in Chinatown. The western design is also reflected in their menu items. Mainly Asian desserts with a hint of western culture.Read More »