Sushi Bar Zipang
1010 1 Avenue NE, Calgary, AB, T2E 7W7
This hidden secret in Bridgeland serves fresh, authentic and quality sushi and Japanese food that sets the standard for Calgary seafood lovers.
|Cuisine Type |||Japanese, Seafood, Sushi|
|Ambiance |||Good For Groups, In Places, Quiet Conversation|
|Meals Served |||Lunch, Dinner|
|Amenities |||Local Favorites, Visible Kitchen|
|Getting There |||A pleasant, 10 minute walk from the Bridgeland LRT station.|
|11:30AM to 2PM, 5PM to 9PM Monday through Friday, 5PM to 9PM Saturday, Closed Sunday|
Profile Last Updated: January 06, 2009
The staff at Sushi Zipang are suitably proud of their immaculate establishment, which sits unobtrusively on 10th Avenue in the heart of historic Bridgeland. This often-forgotten community is one of Calgary’s oldest, and boasts several specialty shops frequented by dedicated regulars who never want for choice. Sushi Zipang follows the trend of low-key businesses that have won their customers through glowing recommendations, and its dishes have been tantalizing the taste buds of some of Calgary’s most highly-trained tongues for some time.
An Interactive and Visual Experience
The most notable architectural feature of Sushi Zipang is its proper sushi bar, where guests can view the talented chefs expertly slice, chop and fillet an endless variety of fish into delicately flavoured, colourful works of art. For starters, the omelette, or atsuyaki tamago, comes highly recommended, as does the seafood salad, and always be sure to order an extra couple of pieces of the crisp tempura and deep-fried shrimp. For mains, the Zipang roll is a notable favourite, and is crafted with a number of ingredients including tuna, crab meat, flying fish and capelin roe, sweetened omelette, avocado, red peppers and cucumbers. All the sushi choices are never short on seafood, and each is made fresh to order. Of course, no meal is complete without a bowl of udon soup to complement it, and Zipang’s choices are served in cavernous bowls that seem to empty as though they’ve sprung an invisible leak.
And a Sweet Farewell
Finish the meal with a nourishing cup of tea, and tuck in to one of the tasty desserts on offer. The Japanese have mastered this course as well, and the Banana Surprise lives up to its name as one of the most unexpected treats on the menu.