398 Church, 416-977-0999, guu-izakaya.com/toronto
If it's sushi 'n' sashimi in a setting as serene as a Zen garden, boy, did you come to the wrong place. But if it's an all-black bunker lit by bare bulbs where they shout at you when you enter, when they place your order, when your order is ready and when you leave, this is your resto. The food's as accelerated as the non-stop consumption of sake: tapas-sized plates - salmon tataki with garlic chips and deep-fried karaage chicken - that work best in a group. Maybe that's why there's a two-hour time limit on all this fun.
New Generation Sushi
493 Bloor West, 416-963-8861, newgenerationsushi.com