Address: 2056-A Sinclair Road
Phone: (250) 595-0378
Price: ~$17 for a dinner combo
Notes: Fresh, classic sushi in the heart of Cadboro Bay
Mutsuki-An has long been on my radar as possibly the best sushi in town! They recently relocated from Oak Bay (next to the high school) to Cadboro Bay village. The decor is bright and decorated with tasteful, modern art. The hardwood floors and birch tables complete the clean, spacious feel. The menu is slightly larger than it was during my last visit to the old location, possibly reflecting the larger kitchen area in the new location. They still focus on sushi, serving no tempura.
Like their previous location they have maintained the small restaurant size as well as minimal hours. They still only seat a handful of tables, and their hours are pretty minimal, closing Sundays, Mondays and quite early in the evenings. They have also maintained their commitment to the excellent quality that only fresh and local ingredients provides. I really respect keeping things small and local, and being able to control all the variables! It produces high quality results so much more consistently than the alternative. The restaurant is also truly a family affair. The mother of the family is the chef, and is assisted in the business by her daughters.
January 25, 2014
The meal came with gomae salad was clearly homemade and tasted very fresh and delicate. The side of burdock was an unusual and interesting addition. The tuna sashimi, although excellent quality, were quite long and thin. Personally I enjoy the texture of thicker chunks. The two rolls, a cucumber maki roll and a tuna roll, were simple but well flavoured. The one thing my p.i.f.a.l. noted was that the rice was a bit plain on its own, and would have been nice with a bit of sauce.
January 25, 2014
The service was friendly, and our meal came quickly. We did need to ask for chopsticks, but it was rectified quickly.