From Our Editors
Andy Chuma, the chef-owner at Itadakimasu, prepares authentic Japanese cuisine using culinary skills he has honed over the years working in kitchens throughout Canada, France, and Japan. The menu includes classic sushi rolls and unique temari sushi—small rice balls topped with fresh fish—along with shareable tapas-style skewers, bao buns, and udon noodles. Customers can also ask the staff for vegetarian options. A drink list of Japanese beers, sakes, and shochu cocktails complements Chef Chuma's cuisine from the East, while a glimpse into his French past can be seen in the crème caramel on the dessert menu or the baguette-shaped telephone at the front of the restaurant.