Friday, 13 July 2012

Maruju Sushi

A couple days ago I took a day trip to Calgary with my parents. We go to cow-town quite a bit, but EVERY SINGLE time we go we ALWAYS go to this sushi restaurant. I'm not exaggerating, I swear. We were introduced to this place by my cousin, Steven Mah, and at first I didn't like Maruju Sushi because the portions were too small. I don't know why, but at the same time I still liked their food even though it wasn't miraculously good. Over the years, we kept going and now I absolutely love this place. Everytime we go, they're always changing and improving. Their portions are a lot bigger now; the picture with the salmon sashimi - my dad and I were thrilled with it. Their menu changes time to time; they have way more variety and choices - before they only had a page or two where each selection were very spaced out. Now they have four and are properly spaced out. They always add unusual but absolutely delicious dishes; in fact they were the first sushi place I knew off that had mango sushi - which by the way is sooooo effin delicious.
Some of the things that Maruju Sushi needs to work on is their service and the time they take to serve the food. Now it's not completely bad, but it should be worked on. They only have one waitress, which is fine, but when it gets busy...I feel bad for her. Even when it's dead though, she doesn't really interact with the guests unless it's to serve you your food and asks you only once if everything is okay. There are people who enjoy servers that leave them alone and only come when being called, but personally I don't because I would feel like a needy annoying person always asking them to come. When it comes to the time for food preparations, I'm just worried that if they do improve on the time it takes for them to make the food, the quality of it won't be as good. Personally, quality>time. It takes them maybe half an hour or 40 minutes to serve the food, which is a little long, but bearable. Basically, if you're in a rush don't go.

All-in-all, I totally encourage you guys to go to Maruju Sushi if you're ever in Calgary whether it be for this week because of the Stampede or any other reasons.

Maruju Cone: salmon, cucumbers, avocado, flying fish roe, mayo, sesame
Salmon and Tuna Sashimi

BBQ Eel Rice Bowl

Yuzu Dragon Roll: tempura shrimp, avocado, salmon, mango, tobiko, black sesame, yuzu sauce

Salmon Mango Roll and Chop Chop

Salmon Mango California Roll: crab, cucumber, avocado, mango, topped with salmon and mango sauce

Spicy Tuna Salad: chopped up tuna sashimi, avocado, romaine lettuce, black sesame and their own spicy salad dressing


  1. Nice post Janice! I find pictures really liven up a food blog. Do you have any sushi places in Edmonton you'd recommend? Because now you've got me really curious about mango sushi. =)

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  3. Honestly, I have yet to find a place in Edmonton that has really good sushi to write about, but my eyes and taste buds are definitely open. When I find it I'll let you know :)

    And I don't know any places in Edmonton that has mango sushi :'(