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Kits residents who lamented the closure of Yuji Otsuka’s spot on West Fourth are flocking to his Alma Street restaurant, a friendly neighbourhood space for expertly crafted sushi and creative izakaya-style dishes. Sushi or sashimi omakase is a must Otsuka meticulously presents skillfully trimmed pieces of raw fish as works of delicate art. Maguro mari-ne is chunks of albacore tuna served with a spicy chili sauce. Whimsical savoury standouts include cornflake-crusted deep-fried prawns, miso-baked eggplant with mozzarella, and spicy curry calamari with kale tempura. A selection of Japanese beer and premium sake, together with a well-curated wine list, offers ample choice for serious sipping.

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