Sushi Hotaru's latest branch is located on Bathurst Street, a good alternative to the seemingly always packed branch at The Galeries Victoria.
All the plates on the sushi train are $3, except the special plates, and everything is made fresh. There is also happy hour from 2:30-5:30pm daily.
The touch screen makes ordering anything a breeze. No more trying to catch the attention of waitstaff in the middle of eating. It's also great for when you are indecisive and take your time in deciding, or want to stagger out your orders.
Salmon sushi with tomato
The topping on this salmon sushi is like a salsa, which is an interesting combination as you don't usually find tomato in sushi or Japanese dishes. It's not bad, but not quite up my alley - I would pick a salmon/avocado combination hands down.
Crispy prawn roll with a secret sauce. Not sure what the 'secret' sauce consists of, but it's pretty tasty, especially with a sprinkling of crispy bits on the top.
Tuna, avocado and salmon sushi
Aburi salmon and scallops rolls (can't go wrong with aburi!)
Lotus root chips
These were freshly fried and very addictive.
Spicy seared scallop sushi
Because you can't have too many seared scallops... These had a slight touch of spiciness.
Salmon and avocado sushi
Overall, a pretty good standard sushi train - the Bathurst street branch seems to be more spacious and the touch screen is a bonus too.