Sushi date night in Richmond and we decided that we needed to keep discovering new restaurants, so this brought us to the door of Seto Japanese Restaurant on the busy street of Alexandra Road.
Seto offers a “fresh sheet” that features special and interesting items such as horse sashimi and monk fish liver. As adventurous of a foodie as we are, we decided to stick with the basics, so it’s easier for us to tell how good this restaurant is, and compare it to others.
First, we ordered some sashimi. It was a small order each of the Hamachi Toro (Yellowtail Belly) and Salmon Sashimi. The portion was a bit small for the price we paid ($9 for salmon and $14 hamachi toro; a large order would be double the price), especially compared to what we paid at BanZai. That being said, they tasted fresh with great texture. The hamachi toro was fatty, melt-in-your-mouth; it was one of the better hamachi toro I’ve had. I suppose, you get what you pay for.
Onto sushi rolls, we opted for some of our favourite staple, Negi Toro and Chopped Scallop Rolls. The sushi rice had a nice bite to it, and it was well seasoned. They didn’t use too much of the green onion in the negi toro so it wasn’t over-powering; the chopped scallop was also quite good, didn’t have the fishy taste that some restaurants may have.
Lastly, Mr. is a huge fan of Saba (Mackarel) so we ordered the Saba Battera to round out the meal. To me, pressed sushi is tricky to make because it tends to have so much rice and very little fish. Here at Seto, they put a thin piece of seaweed on the top and shiso leaf in the middle so there’s some additional depth of flavours in each bite. I really enjoyed this fragrant version of the battera sushi.
It was Saturday, and it was after 8pm, and the restaurant was still pretty busy. But the restaurant was very well staffed so they were able to provide attentive and timely service. We didn’t have to wait long for our food.
Seto’s price is on the high side, but like I said, you get what you pay for. Overall, the quality of food was quite good and we were happy with what we got. It won’t be our everyday go-to place for sushi and sashimi, but I don’t think this will be our last visit to Seto either.
Seto Japanese Restaurant 瀨戶壽司
8460 Alexandra Road, Richmond