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The Best Japanese Restaurants in Toronto

When you think of Toronto, excellent Japanese restaurants don’t usually come to mind. But trust us, Toronto has some of the best Japanese food you can find anywhere. Here’s a list of the best Japanese restaurants in Toronto.


10 Bay St. #105

For some of the most delicious and delicately artful sushi you’ve ever had, head to Miku on Bay St. Don’t forget to ask for their extensive sake list — their knowledgeable staff will help you pair exquisite sake with your entrée choices. This place is truly a magical, dining experience.

Kinka Izakaya Original

398 Church St.

Want to feel like you’ve just been transported to Japan? Make a reservation (this place gets packed!) at Kinka Izakaya. This is the original location on Church St, and Kinka’s branched out to a location in North York, Kitchener, and to be a popular Japanese spot in Montreal. This Izakaya-style Japanese restaurant will make you feel like you’ve crossed the Pacific and entered into one of Japan’s best eating establishments.

plate of octopus balls at Kinka Izakaya
The Best Japanese Restaurants in Toronto

Sansotei Ramen

179 Dundas St W.

During the winter months, it’s hard to beat a perfect bowl of authentic, Japanese ramen. Head to Sansotei Ramen for the real deal. With fresh ramen pork bone broth made every day, both thin and thick noodles, the extra toppings, and even Kaedama (noodle refill half-way through), you’ll get the real Japanese ramen experience right here in Toronto. There are locations on Dundas St. as well as Yonge St.

Ki Modern Japanese + Bar

181 Bay St.

Ready to indulge? Toronto’s Ki Modern Japanese + Bar is the perfect mix of traditional Japanese food fused with the latest innovations of Japanese cuisine. Ki has an incredible open-air bar, which really sets the tone for indulgence. This place is both authentic and innovative at the same time and is a real gem to experience in Toronto.

Nami Japanese Seafood Restaurant

55 Adelaide St. E

Located in the core of downtown Toronto, this is a Japanese restaurant you won’t forget. Nami Japanese Seafood Restaurant serves authentic, traditional Japanese cuisine in a modern-designed restaurant. Entering the front door is like stepping off the plane in Kyoto. Nami is considered one of Toronto’s finest Japanese restaurants, so make a reservation here and you’ll be in for a real treat.

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