KE CHARCOAL GRILL & SUSHI

I LOVE SUSHI!!

I would eat it everyday if I could. There are sooo many sushi restaurants around the city nowadays, I'm still hoping to try them all! I have been to many sushi restaurants in Calgary, and I always find myself going to a few of the same ones because of the friendly staff, great atmosphere, and most importantly, the delicious food. To name a few, there are Towa Sushi, Koto Sushi Lounge and Ke Charcoal Grill & Sushi. In today's spotlight, it's Ke Charcoal Grill & Sushi.

I have been there a few times, mainly on the weekend, and they were always packed. So be sure to make reservations if you decide to visit this restaurant.

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I love how bright and open their sushi bar is. You can choose to sit at the bar if you enjoy watching how your sushi is made.

Seaweed Salad It was served with a tasty salad dressing along with a decent amount of veggies. Although, I was kind of hoping there would be more seaweed on this plate.

Our sushi has arrived!! So colorful

The Mango Roll {shrimp tempura - mango - avocado - tobiko - mayo - mango sauce}

I have a thing for mango sushi rolls. I love the sweetness it gives the sushi. It might not be for everyone, but I love it!

The Signature Truffle Prawn Roll {truffle shrimp tempura - mayo - tobiko - wild salmon - avocado}

I could smell the truffle once they brought this out to our table. This was my first time having sushi with truffle, and it was so good!!

I highly recommend this if you love truffle.

*My mouth is literally watering right now*

The Yakitoris From left to right: P-Toro {pork belly} Sunagimo {chicken gizzard} Shiso Maki {chicken with herb}

Negima {chicken and negi} You can't go to Ke Charcoal Grill without trying their Yakitoris. These meat are skewered with bamboo, then grilled over a charcoal fire. They had so much flavor! I am still looking forward to try out the different varieties of yakitoris they have on their menu.

YES!! MORE SUSHI!!

Saba Mackerel {grilled mackerel with sea salt - rice vinegar - served with ponzu sauce and lemon}

The mackerel was grilled to perfection! Crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Be sure to have it with the lemon and ponzu sauce, it gave it so much more flavor.

The Oshi Sushi I love their oshi sushi, they are one of the main reasons why I keep going back to Ke Charcoal Grill! They offer 7 varieties of oshi sushi and each one comes in 4 pieces. They range from $4.50 to $6, which I think is pretty good. For those who don't know what oshi sushi is: It is also known as Oshizushi, which was originated from Osaka. It is a 'pressed sushi', or some call it the 'box sushi'. They are made with the Oshizushihako, a traditional wooden pressed sushi box, by packing the ingredients tightly in the box to form the 'box sushi'. Nowadays, the Oshizushihako are often made from plastic. Unfortunately, I did not get the chance to to ask if Ke Charcoal Grill uses wooden or plastic.

From left to right: Ebi Oshi Sushi {shrimp - lime zest - miso sauce}

Saba Oshi Sushi {house cured mackerel - ponzu sauce}

California Oshi Sushi {crab meat - avocado - cucumber - seasame seeds}

From left to right: Spicy Tuna Oshi Sushi {chopped tuna - jalapeno - seasame seeds - spicy mayo} Spicy Salmon Oshi Sushi {chopped salmon - jalapeno - seasame seeds - spicy mayo}

These two were my favorite oshi sushi from Ke Charcoal Grill. It had a good amount of tuna/salmon, and the jalapeno and spicy mayo gave it a really nice kick.

Which sushi restaurants would you recommend in Calgary? Send us a message or leave a comment below if you would like to share :) . . . I hope you enjoyed this blog! xo, Dee