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07 Jul, 2007

Somebody pinch me because I must be dreaming

Posted by andrea tomkins in: - Westboro|Recipes and Food

I am resisting the temptation to write this entry in all-caps. I will say this… if you live in Westboro you will probably share my excitement once you find out THERE IS A SUSHI PLACE OPENING IN THE WESTBORO EXCHANGE.

Okay. So I couldn’t stay away from the caps lock after all.

Mark and I were walking, talking, casually looking for a newspaper box when all of a sudden I froze, pointed, and shrieked. In that order. SUSHI! In our neighborhood! And then I started jumping up and down and hugging him.

I.Am.Thrilled. And it happens to be a second location for one of our favourite sushi places in the city, MHK, which is located in an unassuming stripmall on ugly old Merivale Road. And now they’re coming HERE.

*does sushi dance*

*exits stage left*


7 Responses to "Somebody pinch me because I must be dreaming"

1 | Claudette

July 8th, 2007 at 7:56 am



We accidentally found out that they’re opening a Japanese restaurant in our area, within walking distance. Being pregnant, I stay away from sushi, but japanese food…yay!

2 | Miss Vicky

July 8th, 2007 at 9:24 am


That is great news! Sushi gives me crazy endorphins. When does it open?

3 | andrea

July 8th, 2007 at 9:45 am


Me too. There was no additional signage on the windows, and the interior is far from being complete. But if I hear a firm date I will file a report. :)

4 | Pendullum

July 9th, 2007 at 8:16 am


What exactly does a sushi dance look like?
Ya gotta post that!!!

5 | The Veggie Vixen

July 9th, 2007 at 7:59 pm


That’s great news! We were just at MHK last night. Yum! They have great vegetarian options and the service is top notch. Great service is a must no matter how good the food is.

6 | Teena

July 11th, 2007 at 9:31 pm


My friend, Liz, loves loves loves sushi.

I don’t get it …

7 | laurie

July 12th, 2007 at 2:18 pm


Happy to know that I wasn’t the only one jumping for joy on Richmond when the sign went up!

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My name is Andrea and I live in the Westboro area of Ottawa with my husband Mark and our dog Piper who is kind of a big deal on Instagram. We also have two human daughters: Emma (20) and Sarah (18). During the day I work as a writer at The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. I am a longtime Ottawa blogger and I've occupied this little corner of the WWW since 1999. The Fishbowl is my whiteboard, water cooler, and journal, all rolled into one. I'm passionate about healthy living, arts and culture, family travel, great gear, good food, and sharing the best of Ottawa for families. I also love vegetables, photography, gadgets, and great design.

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