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Editor’s Pick

Toronto’s discerning sushi lovers had cause to sob when respected chef John Lee shuttered his Omi restaurant in late 2007. Thankfully those tears were short-lived, and are now replaced by full-mouthed cries of gustatory pleasure at Lee’s new iteration of Omi, relocated to a minimalist, exposed-brick boîte in the gradually gentrifying enclave of Cabbagetown. Here, the menu of maki, sashimi and other upscale Japanese offerings is headlined by the omakase option, $65, and for good reason. The multi-course meal is created daily based on the freshest available ingredients—buttery slices of tuna, exotically spiced beef ribs, and the chef’s bite-sized take on sushi pizza are just a few of the possibilities for one of the best raw diets in this sushi-mad city

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