|690B Somerset Street West
Ottawa, ON, K1R 6P4
|Monday:||4:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday:||11:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday:||11:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.|
|Thursday:||11:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.|
|Friday:||11:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.|
|Saturday:||11:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.|
|Sunday:||4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.|
Japanese restaurant, take out & party orders.
The Story of Sushi 88 Japanese Restaurant
“I love it when people pick surprises,” Sushi 88 owner Bobby enthuses. “It means they’re serious and willing to try. [But we’re] also making sure the basics are 100% there.” The restaurant opened in 2003: six years later Bobby took over, bringing it back to life as a hip joint.
“People do love their salmon here,” he admits of the majority of diners. And what about eel, flying fish roe, even the fat belly of the bluefin tuna called toro? Well, the first two are on the regular menu; the last is ordered periodically. All three appeal to the adventurous.
As for sake, Bobby’s brought in almost 25 varieties, including legendary knock-out, the lively fine-grained Nanbu Bijin Ancient Pillars ($125 for 720 mls). A rare treat. Dial up Le Rock Star for your fave sushi: salmon, albacore tuna, cooked shrimp and . . . roasted eel. Dare you go out on a limb?