JAPANGO 122 Elizabeth, at Dundas, 416-599-5557. Rating: NNN
The Hours: Daily 11:30 am to 10:30 pm.
The Minimum: $15
The Order: Sushi pizza ($12.99), Green River maki ($11.99), butterfish ($8) and white tuna nigiri sushi ($7)
The Damage: $46.08 + $6.95 delivery (orderit.ca) = $53.03
The Wait (ETA vs Reality): 70 minutes/25 minutes
The Haul: Talk about quick! Both the blowtorched butterfish and super-fresh white tuna nigiri are still warm from their sear when they arrive, a light drizzle of sesame oil and fried garlic adding extra kick. The maki - barbecued eel with avocado dusted in powdered seaweed - are also remarkably fresh if only eight bite-sized bits. Extra points for pickled ginger free of food colouring and unusually good wasabi.
Yes, the fat-rippled raw salmon atop the pizza is plentiful, but the deep-fried sushi-rice crust is too thin and very greasy. Shame they don't deliver the house's signature oyster shooters.