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Solo Sushi Ya *** 291 Davis Dr. (at Yonge), Newmarket, 905-898-6868. Journey to this small boîte in a Newmarket strip mall to sample sushi master Jyo Gao’s impeccable fare. Though noodle soups and deep-fried pork cutlets are available, the cognoscenti opt for the omakase tasting menu ($50) founded on classic Japanese principles. Dinner might begin with cubes of ruby tuna tartare mixed with avocado and crowned with sweet flying-fish roe and raw quail egg; or a troika of broiled beef wrapped around honey root, house-smoked Norwegian mackerel, and moist broiled salmon topped with spicy mayo. Gao entrances with pâté of monkfish liver—Japanese foie gras. House-brewed soy anoints mild raw East Coast oysters and expertly cut melt-in-the mouth sashimi and sushi. Unctuous and sweet, broiled white Nova Scotian sea bass stands out, while flavour-packed dashi broth floats bay scallops, bluefin tuna and tofu. Superb maki: shrimp and avocado topped with raw salmon, and spicy tuna with avocado. In contrast, the ice cream–only dessert carte is disappointingly pedestrian. Gracious, if somewhat inattentive servers. Mains $20–$28.
Solo Sushi Ya 291 Davis Drive Newmarket, ONL3Y 2N6 Canada ph: (905) 898 - 6868 fax: (905) 898 - 6868 firstname.lastname@example.org