Introducing: Bazara, Ossington’s new spot for sushi
Name: Bazara Asian Cuisine
Neighbourhood: Ossington strip
Contact info: 188 Ossington Ave., 647-748-0288, bazara.ca
Owners: Sammy and Suzanne Yang
Chef: Sammy Yang (Riz North, Sushi Palace)
The food: Pan-Asian, particularly Japanese, Thai, Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine. Yang’s sushi list includes house specialties like the Bazara Roll ($14), made with smoked salmon, avocado, cucumber, seaweed, asparagus and black rice instead of the usual white. The Vietnamese menu includes soft shell crab ($20), which is served with yellow curry and rice.
The place: The snug space, formerly home to waffle house Goed Eten, is done up in a more refined style with navy blue floral accents, cloth napkins and an eye-catching chandelier.
By the numbers:
• 40 seats
• 17, the number of years chef Sammy Yang has been in the restaurant industry
• $15, the price of the three-course lunch prix fixe menu
• $3–$22, the price range of the menu