Sushiro: Saskatoon's Best Sushi
Sushiro has made quite an impression on Saskatoon's dining scene since opening in 2003. The restaurant is a small, minimalist space in the heart of the Broadway shopping district. The sushi is made with fresh ingredients, no imitation meat. The menu features a wide selection of nigri and maki sushi, sashimi, soups, salads and appetizers. The complete menu is on their web site. Sake and Japanese beer is available, as well as domestic beer, wine and spirits. The staff is friendly... if you've never had sushi before and are a bit intimidated, they will gladly explain it all to you. You can also order "to go" if you'd rather eat at home.
Favorite Dish: Maki sushi: California, vegetarian, and spicy salmon are my favourites.
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Keo's Kitchen: Great Thai and Lao Cuisine
Keo's Kitchen is located in the Mayfair neighbourhood on Saskatoon's west side. The restaurant itself isn't much to look at from the outside, and the decor is a spartan inside. However, looks can be deceiving, as this hidden gem is one of Saskatoon's best Asian restaurants. The food is nothing short of fantastic, and is not "Westernized" as is done in a lot of other Asian establishments. The service is friendly and the prices are reasonable.
Favorite Dish: There are a lot of excellent dishes. Among my favourites are green chicken curry, vegetable spring rolls and lime beef salad.
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Taj Mahal Restaurant: The Best Indian Food in Canada
This restaurant has been often praised as the best Indian restaurant in Canada. One visit will easily convince you that this title is well deserved.
The dining room has booths along two walls and tables in the middle. The walled off section by the front windows can be requested if you have a large group and want a bit of privacy. The decor is conservative, with pieces of Indian artwork adorning the walls.
The food is the star attraction. The menu includes appetizers, chicken dishes, beef and lamb dishes, seafood dishes, vegetarian dishes and side dishes. I've recommended just a few of my favourites below, but I have enjoyed everything I have tried. You can also specify the "heat level" of each dish: mild, regular, medium and hot. For the uninitiated, go with mild... if you can withstand a firey vindaloo curry, then you should be able to handle hot. There are also four hotter, unadvertised levels: extra hot, double extra hot, triple extra hot, and suicide hot. Try this if you dare!
The owners, Nitu and Rano Vasani, must also be mentioned. Rano is the main cook, and all her dishes are made from scratch with fresh ingredients. Nitu is almost always serving customers, and is a wonderfully friendly man. Other family members are on staff and are equally personable. They go out of their way to explain how dishes are prepared, and can assist you if you've never eaten Indian food before.
If you want to be thoroughly impressed and enjoy a special night out, the Taj Mahal will fit the bill. Reservations are highly recommended as this is a popular place.
Favorite Dish: Where can I start?!? Absolutely everything is fantastic. Here's just a few of the things I've tried.
Appetizers: samosas, pakoras, bhajia
Vegetarian: alu gobi, chana
Murgh (chicken): masallum, dahi, naryal, jhalfarezi
Seafood: masala scallops
Side Dishes: chappati, naan, pappadams, raita
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Touch of Ukarane: We'll try the local cuisine please.....
We were visiting family in Saskatoon on our grand adventure from Montreal to Nanaimo and were asked what we wanted to eat. So we asked for the local speciality and were given the choice of The Keg or Montanas though neither were strictly "local". The following day our hosts had given the problem of finding local cuisine some more thought and after a trip to the Ukranian museum they remembered that there were Ukranian restaurants in town! Great, so local food in Saskatoon (and probably edmonton) includes Ukranian.
We weren't sure what to expect at the restaurant and certainly the decor was nothing to write home about. Having been to Russia I had tasted plenty of pelmeni, blini and borscht. These were included on the menu which obviously also included cabbage rolls and perogis. We all had different taster platters which were huge and a struggle to finnish. The quality of the food was fine and it was enjoyable. I'm not sure I'd return again (if I lived in Toon) but certainly made a change from all the steak houses. Our hosts actually have never reutrned but they did tell their freinds about the food.
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2nd Ave Grill: The best food that I had in Saskatoon!
If you are looking for the best food and drink in Saskatoon's vibrant downtown core, make the 2nd Avenue Grill your first stop. The 2nd Avenue Grill boasts a delicious selection of soups, appetizers, greens, burgers, wraps, sandwiches, pizzas, pastas, seafood, poultry, pork and beef dishes, each prepared with care and beautifully presented.
I think you should try their salad with Saskatoon berry sauce. That is quite special!
Favorite Dish: Filet Mignon 8oz
The most tender of all steaks!
Fresh Orange-Pistachio Crusted Salmon
Fresh Atlantic salmon with the sweet sparkle of citrus and crunchiness of pistachios.
Herb Grilled Pork Tenderloin
Pork tenderloin crusted with herbs & grilled, served topped with savory sour cherry & red wine sauce.
Louis': The most popular place for the students
If you've already seen the photo of the bus stop at the university (trvelogues: Province of Saskatchewan), I just turnned back from the same point, and I captured this photo of the favorite cafe for the youth in Saskatoon.
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Saigon Rose: Friendliest Proprietress of an Asian Restaurant
I was taken here by a group of people I had just met who had been friends for many years with the owner.. who is Huong as well as Rose ..
Now this very popular eatery has other branches even though Rose may not own it. Rose has fantastic memory in that she remembers every single details about you..for eg: she remembered someone's hairstyle from 7 years ago.
so she is very friendly and that demonstrates her desire to please you the diner with a nice experience
Favorite Dish: There were 10 of us in the table so we were able to share a lot of dishes..
the usual shrimp salad vietnamese roll to begin with . bun ga xao my old favourite. barbecued chicken on a bed of rice and salad. hu tieu with rice noodles and shrimp and chicken among the many dishes
Prairie Ink Bakery: good desserts after shopping
This is a book store where I usually look around and it takes more than an hour. When you get tired, there is a bistro that offers breakfast, lunch, or dinner, nice desserts, coffee.... There is a different program for every day and live music sometimes.
Favorite Dish: My favorite meal is samossas, do not try if you don't eat spicy food.
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Unique Restaurants in Saskatoon
Some restaurants worth visiting are:
Jerry's - great burgers, fries, breakfasts, and amazing ice cream!! Good prices too.
Poverino's - charming Italian restaurant...the fresh bread is to die for, if you love pastas, this is the place for you! Good prices.
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Moxies: Don't pass this one up.
Moxies is a favorite to me, it offers so many different dishes that it will please even the picky eaters. This resturant gives you the welcome feeling of home, kids and adults a like enjoy the total package. It is located on the east side of Saskatoon .
Favorite Dish: Their soups and salads are to die for, you'll enjoy. Noodle and Veggie dishes are wonderful just remember all the dishes are made to perfection so any you chose you'll be pleased with.
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Liberty's Montreal Smoked Meat Restaurant and Deli: Saskatoon's delicious Gateway to Montreal
Liberty's is Saskatoon's own western Gateway to Montreal . . with an eclectic decor in salute to that grande dame of Canadian cities and Mecca of delicatessens, the only thing missing here for Montrealer-wananbes is a two cheek welcome kiss. Liberty's personal service and sparkling personality quickly makes up for that...
Hospitality is truly spoken here. . .
Favorite Dish: delicious Hot Smoked Meat sandwich on rye with a crunchy Kosher dill served with fries... because Liberty does it all Montreal Style... followed by delectable sugar pie, a Quebec down home favorite.
Oui, Chez Liberty on mange bien...et pour nous autres, c'est tres delicieux . . .parce que "Quebec sait faire" . .
venez voire et bon appetit....a bientot!
If you're looking for a...
If you're looking for a restaurant, you've come to the right place. Saskatoon has the highest number of restaurants per capita in Canada, and it shows in the quality of food service.
As a result, choosing a favourite restaurant is no easy task, but for an evening out with the family, I reccomend the Athena Restaurant in Sutherland (900 Central Avenue). The prices are as reasonable as anywhere else in the city, the service is always friendly, and the food is great and plentiful. I always vow to save some room for one of their great desserts, but I rarely manage to do so.
There is nothing especially unique about the restaurant, but the combination of good food, good service, and a nice setting is hard to beat. When the second-story outdoor deck is completed in spring 2002, it will be a great place to sit on a nice day.
Favorite Dish: I don't know if I could pick a favourite item. The Prime Rib they occasionally have on special is great, and they have amazing steaks and a really nice Greek salad. Probably my favourite menu item is actually a steak sandwich with Greek salad and stuffed potato (only available on the weekends). If you like soup, the Avgolemono (lemon rice) is spectacular.
Too many to list - but I'll...
Too many to list - but I'll give it a shot! Crawdaddy's, The Taverna, Blue Diamonds, Fud (pronounced Food), Amigos, Alexanders, Peter D's, Delphi's, Carvers, The Samurai, Mykono's, 2nd Avenue Grill, Saskatoon Asian Restaurant, The Granary, The Saigon Rose, The Black Duck, The Cave, The Station Place, and the list could go on!!!!
Saskatoon has so many unique retaurants - I recomend you try as many as you can. Take the list I just mentioned as a good start if your stay is short!
Favorite Dish: Try the lasagna at The Taverna! Made with Bechemel sause and home made tomato sause. Unlike any you've had before.
If you love pasta which I do,...
If you love pasta which I do, you should check out Chaniti's, it is fabulous. But if you feel like going and having a few drinks and some snack foods I would suggest going to the Keg Lounge on Thursday's, The atmosphere is great. And the if you have a thing for Vietnamese food you should definatly goto Saigon Rose. They are 3 Locations I think!!
They are all really nice places were the atmosphere allows you to unwind and relax.
It's not overly priced and the food is always prepared to perfection!!
Hole in the Wall: Hole in the Wall
Outside of the city, in an old Texaco service station, you find an intimate and romantic setting with impeccable service and some of the best food in the world.
Favorite Dish: Too many to list; the principle flavour behind all of the dishes is Peruvian in origin.