• Shiro Japanese Restaurant

  • 3.5 stars
    (2 reviews, average rating: 4.0/5)
  • Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi
2 people have voted
50% of voters recommend
Price range
$$ ($11-$25)
SweetK
3 Reviews
  • fresh fresh fresh
  • 5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • I absolutely adore this place! From the cozy little restaurant to the food. All their food is always fresh - guaranteed and tastes absolutely amazing. It is always a weekend spot for my boyfriend and I. I have never once received bad service nor bad food. The chefs are also extremely friendly as well as ensuring that our food is the best.
    This place is a little pricier than your average japanese restaurant, but for the quality of the food, it is definitely well worth the price. It is a favourite for my whole family

  • Order: authentic korean and fresh japanese sushi
frankjohnson
3 Reviews
  • The atmosphere and decor was a little bit...
  • 3.0 stars
    • Food
      3.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      2.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Maybe
    • Party Size: 7
  • The atmosphere and decor was a little bit tattered. Not great, but not terrible enough to ruin the meal. There are 2 TVs. I always felt that TVs in a restaurant bring everything down a notch. Keep the TVs in sports bars please.
    The bathroom was pretty gross. There's a bucket right in the middle of the room (to collect water from a leak in the ceiling I suppose - although it wasn't leaking when I was in there- weird).
    Also, its a pretty small space with a lot of seats crammed in there. Keep in mind that getting a seat at the sushi bar is alot better than getting a table right in front of the door (especially when its busy and people are lining up inside and outside. Peering over your shoulder eyeing your food).

    Service was good as it was prompt and attentive. Efficiency is the name of the game here so you're not be schmoozed by the waitstaff - which is a predominantly good thing.

    Food was good. Not mindblowing, but decent value for the money.
    Tuna sashimi was delicious, melt-in-your-mouth. The salmon sashimi appeared to be wild salmon as it was a deeper red color.

    Ordering tempura is a great litmus test to gauge the authenticity of a Japanese restaurant. Alot of 'fake' Japanese restaurants run by Chinese and Korean people make tempura which is really cake-y and/or intensely yellow in color.
    I was slightly disappointed with the tempura at Shiro given that it is an authentic Japanese joint. The batter was slightly 'wet' and 'heavy', and yes, this was before I put it in the sauce.
    Also, the flavouring of the tempura sauce was off target. It was missing the sweet aftertaste that its supposed to have. It was also not salty enough, and the darkness of the sauce belied its lack of saltiness.

    The rice was properly cooked. Another reliable indicator of a good Japanese restaurant.

    Overall, a nice decent sushi place. A little tattered, a little crowded.

  • Order: sushi
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