Since humans are mostly made of water and fish traditionally inhabit water, fish should naturally occur in the human body. Fix this gap in nature’s logic with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Japanese fare and drinks at District, located in Riverside/Leslieville. District is open Tuesday through Sunday.
District brings sophisticated sushi to Toronto with a menu of freshly made Far East favourites designed for sharing with friends and funeral directors alike. Begin your excursion into exquisite Japaneats with a chilled maguro salad ($12) or with a heat-bringing miso soup ($4). Sushi and sashimi battle it out on a field separated by trenches of rice, with two-piece sushi and three-piece sashimi options available in multiple makes, including Atlantic salmon ($6), mackerel ($6), and freshwater eel ($7). Assorted sushi ($17) and assorted sashimi ($18) plates are also available. Unfurl yourself from your self-imposed sleeping-bag prison for maki rolls ($5–$9) or District’s specialty maki ($9–$15). For chopstick-forest lumberjacks and jills seeking a break from wooden utensils, District also offers grilled-salmon ($21) and chicken-teriyaki ($18) plates.
District’s sleek design, with chandeliers casting halos of golden light on the restaurant’s tin ceiling as projected art crawls up the walls to the beat of modern music, lures even the Pynchonest of partakers out from their reclusive retreats, and the restaurant’s skilled servers provide just the right amount of attention for su-shes and hes alike.
Though they are experts in traditional Japanese cooking and sushi-rolling, the chefs at District enhance their menu by adding in modern flourishes. Using seafood sourced from North American, European, and Asian waters, they wrap ingredients such as spicy salmon, fried scallops, oshinko radish, and avocado into more than 30 maki rolls. They also plate signature dishes such as miso-glazed white fish, grilled lime salmon, and ginger-soy-marinated AAA strip steak. Servers ferry these dishes, along with sake and soju cocktails, to intimate bistro tables. Ornate crystal chandeliers punctuate the sleek interior.
806 Queen St. E
Toronto, Ontario M4M 1H7