Step away from traditional with two Mikado inventions adapted for a North American palate: the sushi pizza and the tasty Dragon Eyes
Address: 10350 109 St.
City: Edmonton, Alberta
Price: $10 - $20
Hours: Mon.-Thu. 11am-10pm Fri.-Sat. 11am-11pm Sun. 4pm-9pm
Mikado's nigiri is nicely formed and not too big. One piece runs from $1.50 for tamago (egg), to $3.45 for hon maguro (red tuna) or uni (sea urchin). The ika (squid) is refreshing, with a slightly sweet finish. From Canada's East Coast, hokkigai (surf clam) has a firmer texture than more familiar fish and finishes with a crisp, delicate taste.
Step away from traditional with two Mikado inventions adapted for a North American palate: the sushi pizza ($10), a disc of grilled sushi rice topped with a spicy sauce, chopped onion and tuna, prawns or salmon; and the tasty Dragon Eyes ($11), tempura salmon and green onion rolls, the original bestseller at the landmark restaurant.