Toshi Japanese Restaurant (Avon, CT)

June 2009 015I know it’s a little late, but about a week and half ago Kevin and I celebrated our 4th anniversary and that Friday we went to our usual anniversary spot – Toshi, in Avon, CT. 

Toshi offers everything one looks for in a great Japanese restaurant, or any restaurant for that matter.  The service is impeccable, the food and presentation consistently excellent, and the atmosphere is always lovely.  They also have a better beer selection than one normally would expect to see at a Japanese restaurant.  I’ve eaten a lot of sushi in my day and I think this is some of the best I’ve ever had – and easily the best in the state.  There’s a great selection and it always tastes fresh and delicious.

While the restaurant is slightly out of the way for Kevin and I (it’s easily a half hour drive when we actually live within a 10 minute drive of a lot of other great sushi restaurants), it’s really a beautiful drive that totally sets the tone of the evening.  I’ve always thought that Route 10 through Farmington and Avon is one of the more beautiful parts of the state.

We left on a Friday evening, a little after I got out of work, and arrived there around 6:30 or  7.  As usual, there was no wait to be seated (no wait at 7pm on a Friday – beat that!).  We each ordered a beer – two that I had actually never seen before.  I had the Rogue Morimoto Soba Ale and Kevin had the Rogue Morimoto Black Obi, which both came in a 22 oz bottle and were super delicious, as is to be expected as Rogue makes some of my most favorite beer.

For dinner, we ordered the Chef’s Choice For Two, served in a boat, which is really enough sushi for probably 3 or 4 people, especially when you consider that it comes with the standard miso soup and salad with ginger dressing.  However, that doesn’t stop Kevin and I, we also ordered the Volcano Roll, composed of Spicy tuna, salmon, yellowtail, tempura flakes, and hot sauce on top (like lava – get it?).  Everything was wonderful as always and we left full and perfectly satisfied.

More pictures from our adventures can be viewed in My Recent Photos!


Toshi Japanese Restaurant

136 Simsbury Road (Rt. 10)
Riverdale Farms, Bldg. #4
Avon, CT 06001

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