Katana on Bay

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Japanese
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!
What 96 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.1
Ambience
3.8
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DD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

I went to Katana for a business meeting in terms of the value for the food it was ok not great. But a good place to have a business meeting as you can conduct a conversation and the ambience is nice.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food. Perfect ambience for a date (on the weekend)

J
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

The food is not a patch on BlowFish’s offerings. Nevertheless, we derived enjoyment from the decor and the service.

RL
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

I live a block away from Katana, so I've been here a few times. This review will be based on my combined visits. Katana is located in the center of Toronto's financial district, so if you are dining here on a weekend, you can expect the place to be relatively quiet. Given their location, they generally get busy during the week after business hours. Coincidentally, I've only been to Katana on weekends, so that may be influencing my lower score for the ambiance. The restaurant interior is modern and neat. The food more than makes up for the ambiance. Everything I've had at Katana has been excellent. From the maki section, I highly recommend the spicy tuna on crispy sushi rice. From the meat section, I really like the spicy crispy beef. The quality of ingredients used in all of the nigiri/maki items that I've tried is excellent. In conclusion, I highly recommend this spot. Consider dining here on a week night rather than a weekend if you prefer a more lively environment.

JR
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Slowest services I've ever received at a Sushi restaurant. Prices are outlandish compared to what you can get at other places downtown TO. If you're looking here keep looking elsewhere.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Head and shoulders above Ki for food, but ambience not as lively.

TP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

great place, great food, great staff what else does one need

OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

Food great, service was meh

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

I used opentable dining cheque here and waitress said “make sure you tip on the full amount not the deducted amount”. did so and they didn’t say thank you. food is just okay for the price.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service at Katana is always outstanding!

Y
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Was fairly noisy outside - really good meal though!

S
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Came for summerlicious. Really enjoyed the jalapeño appetizer but the portions for the mains were alright. Satisfactory experience overall

CC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Attended Summerlicious lunch - food was superb. Was very noisy, though.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Food was as good as previous visits, but our server was rude, forgot items, spilled water on one of our phones and not pleasant or helpful. Have had better service here before, but probably won’t be coming back after today. Can find better Japanese food with proper service elsewhere.

LL
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

The server acted like she knew it all, but said vegetarians eat meat. I didn't like her attitude. The udon was very sour, tasted like lime only. The garden salad was great, and so was the cheesecake. I loved the decor and ambiance. It's not worth it if you're vegetarian though.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food with amazing service.

BK
Toronto
43 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Good Summerlicious lunch experience. While nothing really wowed us, the food was tasty and the service was good. The chicken karaage was better than expected, and while everything else was good, I remembered the sake cheesecake being much better during a previous visit (seemed like they toned down on the amount of sake used). Looking forward to their next Winterlicious menu.

E
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

The food was very mediocre and overpriced. We arrived at the table first but out neighbours got their food earlier.

DS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really great summerlicious menu! Good menu, service and nice (but small) patio.

a
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Came here for Summerlicious. Food was ok, have had better Japanese food. Miso cod was not strong with miso. Assorted tempura was good- nice batter. Sake cheesecake- strong sake flavour and smooth

DB
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent Nigiri. Very friendly staff!

FH
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is fantastic. Fresh sashimi with great new fusion of sauces and flavours. Outdoor patio is very loud due to construction happening across the street. Interior is nice but why eat inside when the weather is sunny. Can't wait to go back.

CK
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an amazing experience at Katana for our 4th anniversary celebration. My husband and I enjoyed the quick and courteous service by all staff. We chose an assortment of dishes from the spicy salmon makimono to the beef short ribs and found them all to be super flavourful and delightful to the eye. Definitely will return again! The ambiance was also very elegant and relaxing at the same time.

KE
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service! The server was so helpful with gluten free options and brought us amazing drinks. I want to go back right now. So good.

OT
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great service team serving high quality food and drink. Price was high even considering premium food , drink and downtown location.

The sushi quality was excellent and our non-sushi group member really enjoyed the boneless rib.

Beverages led the way on the high side.

GT
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was very lovely and well presented and very tasty. Very unique items on the menu which were a delight to choose from!

a
Milwaukee
35 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Visit Toronto for a weekend. Reserve this place base on open table recommendation.
Great service, very good recommended dish by the waitress but more important: nice and worm and friendly smile!

J
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

You guys seem afraid of flavour. The tuna tartar had none. We had to put mayonnaise on it. The jalepeno on the roll was non-existent.

AN
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Food was excellent and server was friendly and made some good recommendations. Very happy with the experience.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The food doesn’t meet the expectation set by this location and price range. The sushi isn’t bad, but it’s definitely not great. Service was excellent though.

In short: I’m surprised such a mediocre Japanese restaurant can survive in Toronto. Aren’t we supposed to have the best Asian food selection in North America??

CC
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.

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.

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

Food amazing, the service not so good

OT
Toronto
6 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.

OT
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.

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

It was great food but pricey.

OT
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!

OT
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.

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

The torched salmon is a must-try!

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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