1.Chef Alex Oh has made sushi in Japan, Thailand, Korea, most recently Toronto’s Yuzu No Hana—where he fed the likes of queen of the world, Beyoncé—and now, we’re lucky enough to have him crafting beautiful dishes in Halifax. He hand-picked his small staff to ensure he is surrounded by people who love food, and love making food.
2. The menu is focused on sushi, sashimi and rolls, but strives to go above and beyond your standard (and sometimes generic) Japanese fare—every sauce used is made from scratch, in-house and there’s a major focus on how your dish looks. Here you’ll get “traditional Japanese dishes mixed with European-style plating,” so chances are your dinner will look like a work of art.
3. Oh’s personal principle is “people before food.” He understands there’s a lot more to enjoying a meal than how it tastes (though that matters the most). “Food is supposed to be eaten with your eyes, nose, mouth...even the general ambience plays a part,” he says, hence the passion for presentation, and the new restaurant’s bright, clean and welcoming vibe.