Behold Toronto’s FIRST EVER Robata Bar! That’s right! – debuting on Adelaide in the heart of Toronto’s entertainment district, Shibui (@ShibuiRobata) brings a twist to the Toronto food scene with the city’s first authentic hot charcoal robata experience.
Now what exactly is Robata? Robata refers to a method of cooking, similar to barbecue, in which items of food on skewers are slow-grilled over hot charcoal. (Wikipedia)
Linked to Copa Cabana, Shibui is a Japanese venue designed by Ralph Giannone. This restaurant evokes a stunning combination of Japan’s beauty with an urban twist. The decor is quite modern and chic.
Luckily enough for me, I was invited to Shibui’s media launch party. The party was held on their lower level in which we got to see the robata bar – open kitchen concept.
Loved the presentation of the fresh assorted sashimi
Chef’s doing their magic in the kitchen!
So all night long, we were passed along quite a few different canapé for sampling:
キノコと蕎麦のサラダ Kinoko Salad
- Soba noodle, Japanese mushroom, ponzu dressing
- The salad was one of my favourite items of the evening – The salad itself brought out its A game. the citrus tasting ponzu dressing on the salad was well balanced. Soba noodles were incredibly fresh and cold. Quite a refreshing salad
薩摩芋 Sweet Potato
- Red miso sauce
- Yuzu butter sauce
- Chilean Sea Bass
ぴり辛鮭と焼きにぎり Crispy Rice Spicy Salmon
- Pan seared sushi rice
ぴり辛海老巻 Pirikara EBI Maki
- Crispy fried shrimp, asapragus, cucumber, chili mayo sauce
子羊の辛味噌焼き Lamb Chop
- Spicy Korean miso glaze
Ending the night with one of my favourite proteins.. lamp was incredible! Shibui Robata bar has a lot to offer whether its items coming from their robata grill or their simply amazing maki rolls. And conveniently Shibui is participating in Summerlicious 2014 (July 4-20) My reservations has already been made.. what about you? =)
This meal was complimentary but Foodinthecitytoronto.com remains unbiased in our content