Just off main street in downtown Canmore is this unassuming little gem of a sushi restaurant.In the open kitchen the chef creates tasty Japanese cuisine including specialties like Three Sisters outside rolls. Order off the menu or pick dishes from the buffet, where ready-to-eat sushi and appetizers await and plates are colour coded based on price. Owner and head chef Takeshi Kiyota (who goes by his nickname Kiyo) is often found behind the sushi bar, rolling up his unique sushi creations and expertly preparing cuts of fresh fish. Delivery is available for an additional $5.
While intimate, the dining room seems spacious due to the combination of high and low tables, counter seating and plenty of natural light. Marra’s Way Sushi restaurant is a good choice for speedy meal, since patrons are able to choose from a variety of dishes that are already prepared. Those with more time appreciate the wide windows that facilitate people watching, and the display of newspapers and magazines the restaurant provides for guests to enjoy.
Appetizers:miso soup (traditional Japanese soup with tofu and seaweed); edamame beans (boiled and salted green soybeans); spring rolls; potato croquette (deep fried mashed potato ball); seaweed salad; gyoza (pan-fried Japanese dumplings); deep fried chicken
Roll Style Sushi (six pieces): avocado and cucumber; asparagus; spicy shrimp salad; salmon skin; cucumber; jumbo (regular, vegetable or shrimp); California (imitation crab, cucumber, avocado); shrimp California; spicy tuna; salmon and avocado; deep fried shrimp; eel and cucumber
Special Sushi: salmon and mango; salmon and cream cheese; eel and avocado; salmon roe; Three Sisters (salmon, ahi tuna poke, shrimp salad); Yuki (deep fried shrimp, avocado, cucumber, smoked salmon)
Three Sisters roll (three pieces): tempura shrimp and cucumber roll topped with ahi poke, smoked salmon and shrimp salad
Desserts: cream puffs and green tea ice cream
Mains: $3.50 to $6.50 per plate; take-out available; delivery ($5 fee) 5 pm to 9 pm
Drinks: sake, domestic and Japanese beer, and Japanese cocktails $5 to $7