(Ok, this is the 3rd time trying to post this - I didn't read anything in the FAQ about length being an issue, so here goes!)
Sushi - ahhh, you have come to the right place for advice grasshoppersan. Calgary has some of the best sushi I have had. And some of the worst!
Don't bother with the "fast-food" sushi like mall sushi, or Edo - it's not worth it.
Misai on 32nd Ave NE is excellent - I used to drive all the way up from McKenzie Towne for that meal.
Yak…? on 36th Street NE just south of 16th Ave on the east side in the strip mall has a good lunch special. Haven't had dinner there.
Globefish on 14th Street NW got a great review from John Gilchrest on CBC.
There's a brand spankin' new place on 10th Street NW in Kensington - I don't know the name yet, but a friend likes it.
Wasabi is good - on 16th Ave NW
Sushi BBQ across from SAIT on 16th Ave NW was good and has those grills in the table - why does the name of the grill escape me at the moment… uh d'uhhhhh. Anyhow - it has lineups galore.
Sakana Grill - Good food
Sushi Tokyo - in Dragon City Mall - main floor on Centre and 5th Ave S.
-don't know the name, but the chinese mall on 16th Ave N and Centre Street, 2nd floor is OK.
Wa's on Centre by the Regal Begle used to be good, haven't been there in a while.
Sushi Ichiban - (Macleod Trail S & 39th-ish) has an all you can eat - they're OK, but I like others better
Sumo in Eau Claire wasn't bad - is it still open?
Fujiyama on 5th Ave next to the Telus building is very good.
Hana Sushi on 4th Str. SW is good - and there was one just a block south (Sushi Kawa I think) of that too that I hear was good.
Sushi Hiro - I hear is good, but I haven't been.
Japanese Village isn't my first choice - Yakiniku is good there though (cooked stir-fry type food).
I can't remember the name, but there is a place next to Starbucks and the UPS store on Centre Street North just kitty-corner from Westworld - serves pretty good sushi.
Shijiki on Centre Street North just south of the old Brick is good. I ate there quite some time ago.
There's a new one I ate at very recently, and it was AWESOME! The sushi melted in your mouth. That chef knew how to carve! AHHHH! It also got an excellent rating from Gilchrest from CBC - over @ South Trail (Deerfoot & 130th Ave) by the Keg and Canadian Tire - it's called Ichizen - FANTABULOUS! SOOOOO worth the drive!
I know there are places out this way, and I might have eaten at them, but not in such a long time.
Ginza @ Chinook is OK
Kinjo's is Excellent - I have sushi school certificate #001 from when Peter was part owner of Sakana Grill. Lovely man, great food.
Kyoto 17 is pretty OK
Sushi Tokyo in Southport Tower is very good
Banzai in the Safeway mall by New York New York - not so good, but I know people who love it.
Pearl something I think on the corner of 37th Ave and Bow Trail by Westbrook mall isn't bad I've been told, but I didn't like the aroma in there.
I can probably lead you to a few more
restaurants, but this is what's in my head right now. Crazy!!
Disclaimer: And these are my personal opinions of food experienced there - no libelous lawsuits please!