Toronto, ON M8Z 1N7
A stretch of Etobicoke a stone's throw from a Costco isn't where you'd assume one of the city's — not to mention Canada's — top sushi restaurants would reside. And yet chef Mitsuhiro Kaji has been sitting pretty for almost two decades, masterfully serving his omakase menu to an ever-keen array of diners willing to make the trek. Chef Kaji first dabbled in Japan's most famous export back as a bright-eyed 13-year-old and has dedicated his life to the kitchen sport. Fresh seafood is flown in daily, arriving straight from Tokyo Bay (think sea bream, yellowtail or Hokkaido uni). In addition to sushi and sashimi, the meal includes an appetizer, dessert and seasonal dishes and will run you about $140. All around, it's an epic event.