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Introducing: Just Sushi, the world’s first 100 per cent sustainable sushi restaurant

Introducing: Just Sushi, the world’s first 100 per cent sustainable sushi restaurant

Name: Just Sushi Contact Info:  12A Brookers Lane, 647-748-7408, justsushi.com, @justsushicanada
Neighbourhood: Mimico Owners: Evan and Ian Clifford, of Zenn Motor Company, and Gabrielle Charlebois Executive Chef: Eko Prasetyo, formerly of OC’s at Stoneboats

The Food: Just Sushi aims to serve traditional Japanese fare, only with a conscience. This means the raw fish—from toro to wild sockeye salmon to albacore tuna—is all approved by Ocean Wise’s sustainability program. The organic ginger and wasabi are preservative-free, while the miso soup is made with organic genmai miso and house dashi. For the fish-shy, there are roasted nigiri-shimenji mushrooms and house-made tamago—Just Sushi’s take on the traditional Japanese omelette.

The Drinks: The restaurant is unlicenced, but serves specialty Asian drinks like oolong and sencha green tea shots, organic ginger ale and local organic Ontario juices by Treehugger.

The Place: The 620-square-foot nook presents a minimalist Zen design set off by a living wall of 25 living plant varieties. A plasma TV and two tablets introduce customers to the history and environmental status of each fish on the menu. Other sustainable elements include Bullfrog Power, e-bikes for deliveries and compostable take-out containers.

The Numbers: • 30-foot ceilings • 25 plant varieties growing in the living wall • 14 Ocean Wise-approved seafood options • 6 stools made from reclaimed pine • 4 ways order: iPad, laptop, smartphone or land line • 3 varieties of seaweed like wakame, hijiki and Canadian hanatsunomata • 2 sushi chefs • 2 organic rice options (white or purple)

Introducing: Just Sushi, the world’s first 100 per cent sustainable sushi restaurant
Introducing: Just Sushi, the world’s first 100 per cent sustainable sushi restaurant
Introducing: Just Sushi, the world’s first 100 per cent sustainable sushi restaurant
Introducing: Just Sushi, the world’s first 100 per cent sustainable sushi restaurant
Introducing: Just Sushi, the world’s first 100 per cent sustainable sushi restaurant
Introducing: Just Sushi, the world’s first 100 per cent sustainable sushi restaurant
Introducing: Just Sushi, the world’s first 100 per cent sustainable sushi restaurant
Introducing: Just Sushi, the world’s first 100 per cent sustainable sushi restaurant
Introducing: Just Sushi, the world’s first 100 per cent sustainable sushi restaurant
Introducing: Just Sushi, the world’s first 100 per cent sustainable sushi restaurant
Introducing: Just Sushi, the world’s first 100 per cent sustainable sushi restaurant
Introducing: Just Sushi, the world’s first 100 per cent sustainable sushi restaurant
Introducing: Just Sushi, the world’s first 100 per cent sustainable sushi restaurant

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