Globefish Sushi and Izakaya
332 14 St. NW Calgary, AB
Hours of operation: Tues. – Fri. 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., Sat, Sun & Holidays 12 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Price range: $$
Client negotiations: Yes
Lunch w/co-workers: Yes
Social Lunch: Yes
Quick solo lunch: Yes
Time in: 12:15 p.m.
Ordered: 12:20 p.m.
Food arrived: 12:30 p.m.
Time out: 1:00 p.m.
Total time: 45 minutes
Low $: Miso Soup, $1.50
High $: Sushi Sashimi Combo, $34.95
Lunch menu: Same Menu, daily specials and features
Popular sushi joint Globefish has taken Calgary by storm over the past few years. After developing a reputation for serving delicious sushi prepared with care and skill and presented with flair, the restaurant is a go-to destination for many with sushi cravings.
Globefish makes a great lunch spot — the food always comes quickly. However, they are nearly always busy and do not accept reservations, so be sure to plan ahead. The clean, minimalist, Japanese-inspired decor and friendly and efficient waiters and waitresses set the tone for a memorable lunch.
Sushi is often better when shared, so I brought my friend Megan along for the Japanese feast. We start out with the Gyoza ($5.95), which are pan-fried dumplings filled with a wonderful combination of pork and vegetables. They are perfectly fried and arrive piping hot.
The Assorted Tempura ($9.50) comes next and is sinfully delicious. Yam, tiger prawns, asparagus and eggplant are battered and deep-fried to a mouth-watering level of crispiness.
Next up, we order the Rainbow Roll ($15.95), which is colourful and tasty and comes with crab and avocado filler topped with mango, prawns, tobiko, fresh tuna and salmon. We finish off the meal with the Dynamite Roll ($7.25), a roll with prawn tempura, cucumber, avocado and smelt roe inside.
However delectable the sushi may be, there is one thing on the Globefish menu that makes my stomach turn — the Shark Fin Salad ($5.95).
One need only Google “Shark Finning”, or watch the documentary Shark Water, to learn that the shark finning industry threatens to extinct one of the world’s longest living and mesmerizing fish but to also throw off our ocean’s entire ecosystem.
Globefish, we love your sushi, but it’s time to get rid of the shark fin.