Searching for the best Seared Tuna Salad

I’m on a mission to find the best seared tuna salad.  Albacore or Ahi, I wish to seek out the best combination of flavors and textures.  Chain Restaurant, fast food place, or high end bistro, I don’t care, I just want to experience them all.

Here is a start.

Milestones – Dundas Oakville.

Seared Ahi Tuna Salad

– Tuna is plentiful but it is quite stiff, not what I am used to.


The dressing and the greens are nice, mandarin orange and fennel were a nice touch.

Price: 22.50

Taste and Appeal – 6.8/10

Value: if this was $18 I would order this all the time.  A little pricey for me.

Wine prices are reasonable – Berringer Merlot, Napa Valley – 9oz is $14

Reds – Downtown Toronto (First Canadian Place)

The Tuna there was great, I did not get to snap a picture.  It was Albacore Tuna rather than AHI, but it was excellent.  Nice atmosphere also.

I have attached a picture from the web and this is exactly what my plate looked like.

If I remember correctly Wine was a little pricey, but it was a great glass of wine [California Cab]


REDS Grilled Pacific Albacore Tuna NiÇoise, $23.95

Peppery arugula, marinated French beans, blistered cherry tomatoes, soft fried egg and vinaigrette de Marseille

E11even Restaurant – 15 York Street, Toronto, ON

I believe this is the Ahi Tuna salad that Milestones was trying to create.  It was slightly more costly @ 25.00 but it was great, I would say 10/10.  It had avacado, onions, mango cucumber, pickled ginger and sesame seeds.  The Tuna with the sauce was outstanding.  Good quality for sure.  It also came out in 10 minutes, so they know what they are doing.  This is the plate after I had dug in a little.


Seared Albacore Tuna – Moxies Ottawa Riverside

I was surprised that Moxies could put out this dish.  It was very flavourful, well composed, not overdressed, the edamame was very nice – perhaps a little too much cilantro for some, but was fine with me.  The tuna was excellent quality, for $19 it was well worth it.  I would actually have to give this dish 10/10, and it’s Moxies Wow!

Rare ocean wise albacore tuna with edamame beans, avocado, daikon, cashews & cucumber ponzu emulsion

Joey Barlows Seared Tuna Salad – Calgary

The tuna was good quality, not hard or stiff as it was at Milestones.  The sauces worked, dressing was good, not too much.  It was lacking some crunchy texture that I have had in other arrangements, maybe some more peanuts and crispy noodles.  Overall I would say 7.7/10.  It was 17.50, so I think a reasonable price.

Sashimi Salad – Joey Barlows – Calgary

The last place I would like to highlight is CHOP restaurant near the Airport.  They have a great Albacore Tuna Salad, but I need some pictures and another taste, so I will be back there soon and I will post the results.

Far Niente – Toronto

Warm Rare Ahi Tuna Nicoise  $29.00
brown rice crust, green beans, egg, pomme purée, tapenade, sherry-mustard vinaigrette

Very good salad, I found it a little pricey but the dish was well executed.  Nice space, well decorated. Nice front of house staff.  Service was decent.


Favourite Food!

I Love Sushi, my favourite.  It’s great when I can find a place that serves super fresh fish, is reasonably priced and is consistent.  I will try to start a thread that showcases some of the better places in the GTA.

My meal at Mye2Sushi in Oakville.


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