Katana on Bay

4.1
66 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Japanese
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  • Lunch
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
KATANA ON BAY (KOB), located in the heart of Toronto’s Financial District, features modern Japanese inspired cuisine. Lunch reservations are also available by contacting the restaurant.

The innovative menu offers a range of sushi and contemporary Asian fusion dishes designed to share. Paired with an extensive sake and wine collection, KOB delivers a fresh and sophisticated dining experience.

Guests are greeted by a chic ambiance that complements KOB’s savoury, fusion-influenced plates. The entertaining atmosphere of the dining room, bar, and patio fosters both formal and informal gatherings.

Open for lunch, dinner, and late-night bar, serving both private and corporate functions, KOB can also satisfy your catering needs. With a friendly and memorable team, experience KATANA ON BAY, where everyone knows your name!
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1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great ambiance in a sophisticated, yet FUN setting. Keep up the GREAT job.

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m
London
20 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

So so noisy our server was friendly but service so slow, and there was only 5 tables in the restaurant, majority of customers at the bar and other servers and bar staff all talking with customers/friends leaving our server running round, the screeching and over the top laughing was super annoying, waited 25 minutes after finishing our main for our server to come back, so decided to just pay and leave.

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London
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Food amazing, the service not so good

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Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

This place is ridiculously overpriced for the food and the potion is small. I must say that the food is delicious but will not go back because it’s over price.

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Adelaide
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food quality. Great atmosphere. Our waitress was very polite and helpful.

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ML
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

It was great food but pricey.

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Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Decent spot - pricey for the portions you receive. However, service was fantastic and will go back just for that!

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Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

This was my first visit at this restaurant and will be my last.
My experience with Winterlicious has been hit & miss lately and this one was definitely a huge miss.
Food was less than mediocre, and service was slow and inattentive. If anyone is looking for a decent Japanese food, walk over a few blocks on Adelaide and go to Nami. Way better experience for the same price.

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Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The torched salmon is a must-try!

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S
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for Winterlicious on Friday. I had the jalapeno bites for the appetizer, the braised short ribs for the main, Cinnamon Donut Bites for dessert. All were excellent. I had the braised short ribs at The Bymark the week before, and the ones here were better than the Bymark (although a smaller portion here). I will definitely be coming back.

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1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Potatoes with wasabi had none we could taste and “spicy” appetizer bland. Noodles ordered were over sweet. Appetizers small. Couldn’t talk without yelling. Best part of meal was ice cream ( some cool flavours), beef nicely done. Clean, decor ok, service good but nothing special. Overpriced.

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AC
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Last year winterlicious is really good. But this year I am so disappointed. Food was too salty, environment too noisy. Not worth it.

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r
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Food is only OK. Nothing special. I think the best part of my meal was the Sake Cheesecake.

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m
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 1

Servers are always with their fake facial motions, especially the one in the reception area, food is horrible, my sushi even not come together, rice was fallen apart when ate. The cheesecake plate was actually warm. NOT Recommend, there are thousands of other sushi places around dt, do go there.

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Y
Montreal
9 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great service.

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D
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Definitely top 3 Japanese and sushi restaurant in the Toronto. An absolute must try for anyone enjoys finest Japanese cuisine and a modern atmosphere.

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Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

The really loud nightclub music was so loud and obnoxious-not what I expect or want at a sushi place. Food was okay but will never go back.

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LD
Toronto
57 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food and service! Lots of vegan options as well

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service

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r
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The rain drove away the crowd, but that just meant we got more attention - and more of the rock shrimp!

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 1

It was so noisy that it hurt my ears. Food and service were great. Too bad about the noise.

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MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Consistent superior Japanese restaurant... one of my favourite spots in Toronto. The Rock Shrimp is fenomenal!

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C
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

It was loud energetic Thursday night but it was made better because of our waiter. He was attentive, funny and made everything better. Music simply too loud for your dining clients. Maybe rethink that...

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 1

Graduation gift

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VL
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Tried tasting menu. It's not so Japanese but fusion. It's good but didn't get a chance to try sake cheesecake. It should've been on the menu but they sold out too early for the day. Kinda disappointed.

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BK
Toronto
40 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Summerlicious lunch experience. The assorted makimono was excellent, as was the sake cheesecake. The staff was friendly and quick!

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F
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service w/ delicious food.

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JG
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food was great. Service was slow but attentive.

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KM
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Food was delicious but beware portion sizes are very small. Expensive for the quantity. Overall the dinner was enjoyable.

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g
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Miso soup too salty
Braised beef too dry
Mochi was half melted; mochi texture was limp and not chewy
Cinnamon donuts were good - the yuzu filling did not really taste like yuzu
Ceviche appetizer was very good - very refreshing vinaigrette and raw scallops and seafood were fresh
There was not really anything Japanese about the restaurant (or their food) except the name Katana, although that may just be reflected in their summerlicious menu and not their actual menu.

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g
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

We went to this restaurant for Summerlicious 2018. The Summerlicious menu was not on the table and the waitress took 10 minutes to bring it to the table and then 10 more minutes to take our order. It was passed the regular business lunch time and the place was not crowded. The food was excellent, but the service was not good. Very disappointed.

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M
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 2

Went here for summerlicious because I had heard great reviews.

On the contrary, portions were so small! The Japanese fried chicken was the equivalent to KFCs popcorn chicken... all 6 pieces.

Sushi was mediocre, presentation lacking... overall restaurant ambience needs lots of improvement. Tables and chairs need an upgrade, resembles cafeteria style tables.

However service was great! Very friendly.

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New Mexico
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great time, great food!!!!!!

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1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Too expensive

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C
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had great service and good suggestions from our waitress. We tried the calamari, tuna tacos and spring rolls as appetizers. We tried several different rolls for dinner and they were delicious.

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p
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Quiet gem in DT Toronto

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f
San Diego
43 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A little wary when we entered on a Saturday evening to find the place almost empty; however, were very pleasantly surprised with the delicious food. The Makimono set was not like any "sushi"I have had before eg. rock shrimp. My husband found it a little odd to have short ribs and mashed potatoes as that didn't seem very Japanese, but it was very tasty. The mochi ice cream dessert trio was a a real treat. Will definitely have to return to try out the other rolls!

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K
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

good drinks. great service from the bartender (Elizabeth). We had a great time.

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DK
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was well presented and delicious, I liked everything I tried (there was a nice variety). The recommendations from the waitress were spot on. I will definitely be returning !

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very good food. Went early and very slow night

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