For sushi, there is no equal to match Sima. Kingston is littered with run-of-the-mill Japanese food to cater to a strangely Japanophile market that is the undergraduate student. There’s the Sodexo variety which I was told buys unsold fish from Loblaw, the molasses-slow all-you-can-eat Sakura, the Justin Bieber pumping Niji or the sketchy ghetto-esque Sushi-Q. Sima is modest in size (36-seats) and modest in price. The sashimi lunch and dynamite rolls are probably the best snacks under $10. Owners June and Daniel Kim worked 11 years at Toronto’s best sushi restaurants and now dominate Kingston’s scene. The iconic yellow sign is a fixture from the time of Ben & Jerry’s. The waitresses are ever-so courteous and fluent in English. Small details, as the white ginger or the single pearl of edamame that graces the rice, create sophistication. Sima is an unfussy bastion of freshness. The flaky sashimi melt in your mouth. The dynamite rolls focuses on the perfectly crunchy tempura, with a sprinkling of rice to suit. The teriyaki sauce is very judiciously drizzled on as to not to dampen the lightness of the rolls. Sima might be one of the best reasons to come to Queen’s.
Note: closed on Tuesdays
9 pcs assorted raw fish, served with rice
shrimp tempura, avocado, cucumber & tobiko
assorted raw fish, served with rice