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Platea Sushi & Korean BBQ Cafe

Platea Sushi & Korean BBQ Cafe

Hello Winnipeg, we are Mr. and Mrs. Restaurant. We’re passionate about food, but not about cooking. After growing tired of everyday chain restaurants, we began our search for the best hidden eateries the city has to offer. Ever wonder if that trendy new place is worth the money; or if that greasy burger joint lives up to all the hype? Just ask Mr. and Mrs. Restaurant!

Platea Sushi & Korean BBQ Cafe

[flickr style=”border:none; padding:4px; border:1px solid #BDBDBD; float:right; margin-left:5px;”]photo:8201297013[/flickr]We had a request to try out Platea Sushi & Korean BBQ Café, and we sure are glad this suggestion came to us. This restaurant operates out of a house right on Corydon Avenue, but it is set back and the signage is subtle; we’ll admit we hadn’t noticed it amongst the other options on Corydon! We called ahead to make a reservation, as recommended on their website, although upon arrival we were one of the only couples seated for dinner.

Their intimate dining area is decorated simply and pretty, with paintings and other décor placed carefully around the room. We were promptly greeted by the cheerful owners who seemed happy to have us as they explained their menu. First impression so far: feels like we came over to their house for dinner, in a good way! They even brought us out a few complimentary sample-sized salads and appetizers to start.

[flickr style=”border:none; padding:4px; border:1px solid #BDBDBD; float:right; margin-left:5px;”]photo:8201306161[/flickr]The menu is small, well organized and nicely designed. All of the usual Sushi restaurant appetizers are found on it, and we ordered the Prawn Tempura and Gomae Salad to start our meals. The menu continues with an assortment of Sashimi and a large list of Nigiri (for a very reasonable price). Sushi rolls are separated into Vegetarian options, specialty rolls and a variety of medium and large sized rolls. We ordered one of our favorites, Bakudan and their Tiger Roll (cucumber, avocado, crab, tuna and salmon with teriyaki and house sauce on top). The Korean portion of their menu features nine options, all of which sounded intriguing, but we decided on the classic Beef Bulgogi.

[flickr style=”border:none; padding:4px; border:1px solid #BDBDBD; float:right; margin-left:5px;”]photo:8201297177[/flickr]We were satisfied with mostly everything we ordered, it was only the Gomae Salad that just didn’t provide any wow factor. The tempura batter on the prawns was very thick and fluffy, but not greasy. The rolls can be summed up with the age-old phrase, “quality over quantity”. The portion size is fair, and the rolls themselves are small, yet packed with the good stuff. A minimal amount of rice surrounds the generous amount of fish inside, which is something we always hope for when trying a new sushi restaurant. The Bulgogi came out on a sizzling hot plate, and was drizzled with but not drowning in that sweet, familiar sauce.

Overall, we had a great experience at Platea. It truly felt like we had just gone for dinner at a new-found friend’s house (who also happens to be a fabulous cook). Next time you’re on Corydon looking for somewhere new to try, make a stop at Platea Sushi & Korean BBQ café.

Platea Sushi & Korean BBQ Cafe
590 Corydon Ave.
(204) 414-9049

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