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About Blowfish Restaurant + Sake Bar

Modern Japanese Brazilian fusion cuisine served within a vibrant atmosphere. Blowfish Restaurant is a dining destination for those looking for a dynamic, social dining experience.

Blowfish opened its doors in 2003 and has since been known as having the BEST sushi in Toronto. Firmly established as a King West hot spot, Blowfish is the perfect location for a business dinner, intimate date or a celebratory event.

BarFish Cocktail Bar & Lounge is located next to the Blowfish dining room and serves creative cocktails created by our award winning mixologist. Enjoy some of Toronto's top local DJ's Friday and Saturday.

For reservations call 416 860 0606 or visit www.blowfishrestaurant.com

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Creative Japanese, Sushi, Contemporary Asian

Hours of Operation:


Dinner:

Sunday - Tuesday 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Wednesday - Thursday 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Friday - Saturday 5:00 pm to 11:30 pm

Cross Street:
Bathurst St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 860-0606

Website:
http://www.blowfishrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Listen and enjoy the sounds of Toronto's top local DJ's Friday - Saturday at BarFish Cocktail Bar & Lounge

Catering:
Blowfish offers full custom catering services virtually anywhere in the city. Whether your gathering is small or large, intimate or casual, professional or romantic, we understand each event is unique and will arrange everything according to your precise requirements.

Our catering service can arrange for you all aspects of your event including rentals, flowers, decor and entertainment.

For corporate and event catering and to get a better idea of what you can do and what we can do for you, please contact us at catering@blowfishrestaurant.com

Parking Details:
Omni Park
650 King Street West

Public Transport:
Public Transit Stops: 504 King Street Car stopping at Bathurst,
511 Bathurst Street Car stopping at King Street West

Executive Chef:
Daniel Ken Dutra Miyamoto

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night

Special Events & Promotions:
For private functions we offer a number of versatile options and work with you to create a unique and custom tailored culinary event for your special celebration or corporate function. For parties of eight or more, we recommend offering your guests a customized event menu. We will work with you to create a personalized menu as simple or as complex as your event demands. We are also available to help in the selection of wines and spirits that will best accompany your menu decisions. For a consultation and to plan your event, please contact us at events@blowfishrestaurant.com

Blowfish Restaurant + Sake Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.3

Service

4.2

Ambience

4.3

Value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (14)
Good for a Date (14)
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Special Occasion (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Group Bookings (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Fun (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Authentic (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Business Meals (3)
Late-Night Find (3)
Neighbourhood Gem (3)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post-theatre (3)
Spicy (3)
Tapas (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Gluten-Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Casual (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Cozy (1)
Great Beer (1)
Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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Food3
Ambience3
Service2
Value2

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I was a touch surprised by the weak quality of their food preparation. My expectations much have been a touch too high. That aside, my biggest issue was the lack of attention by our server to keep my drink topped up. When I did engage the waitresses, they took a while before they topped up my drinks (and even with a reminder on one occasion). Call me high maintenance, call me picky, call me unreasonable, but call me the guy who paid for my meal and that of my guests.

Food3
Ambience4
Service3
Value2

 
·Dined on February 3, 2018

Definitely nothing special. Over priced for what you’re getting as far as sushi goes.

Food2
Ambience3
Service1
Value2

 
·Dined on February 3, 2018

I had very high expectations for this place so maybe this is what ruined it for me, but the sushi was very average. Food and drinks took way too long to come out, despite he fact that the place wasn't even that busy during this time.

Food2
Ambience4
Service4
Value2

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Good atmosphere. Knowledgeable wait staff. Food was overpriced. More flare than substance. Dominant flavours were salt /soy which overpowered the more delicate ingredients. Disappointing portions.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Food was excellent and our server was fantastic! Beautiful decor as well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Incredible food and service. Quality of food is amazing. A little bit pricey but well worth it for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Delicious! Creative, tasty offerings, wonderful ambience and really good service. Makes for a lovely night out.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
Food4
Ambience4
Service3
Value2

 
 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Quiet evening so not many patrons. A bit too expensive for the average night out. The sushi choices were limited but very creative presentations and unique blend of flavors.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 6, 2018

this remains on the best restaurants in Toronto. its pricey, but for a special occasion you cant go wrong.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Fun
Food2
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 5, 2018

This restaurant scores high on creativity but not so much on the quality of food. Unfortunately for Japanese cuisine, this could be a deal breaker. The decor and atmosphere were great, so were the wait staff. If they could put more effort into better raw material, this place can still have a lot of potential.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Local gem and a pleasure to have spent New Year's Eve there with my wife. Tasting menu, vibe and service were great.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great place. Elegant yet approachable. Like Canada.

Tags: Business Meals
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Absolutely incredible! Best meal ever!

Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great service, love the décor. Very cool looking restaurant. Our server brought out plates of treats for my birthday, enough for the whole group to try, which was very nice. Only real complaint would be the lighting - it is very dark inside this restaurant. It is difficult to read the menu. Two members of our party had to use their phone's flashlight in order to read, and we noticed our neighboring table doing the same thing. This restaurant is a lot of share plates, which is great, but we had 9 people and it was a bit of a hassle trying to share plates up and down the table because not everyone sat directly next to their partner. Would go again though, I think it's a nice spot to have a date.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great! Everything was wonderful.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Began to frequent Blowfish when it first opened. Quickly established itself as one of my go-to spots for fun dining. Hadn't been there in a decade so was a little apprehensive about returning for a taste. No worries - the food quality and ambience were as good as ever. Well done to Tak and his crew for maintaining such a high standard all these years!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene
Food1
Ambience4
Service2
Value1

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Their Omakase is more like a sushi platter. There is no uniqueness to it. It’s not worth the money.

Food2
Ambience2
Service2
Value1

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Decent at best, all around.

Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great food and service as always, hadn’t been for a few years and they still got it. Meet it up

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Always great at Blowfish.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Amazing as usual ! Best sushi place in Toronto

Food5
Ambience3
Service5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was delicious and service was great overall. Their sushi rolls were our favourite. The only down side is now that it's winter weather, it was too cold in the restaurant. Every time the door opened it made us uncomfortable and difficult to enjoy our delicious meal. Ask to sit away from the door!

Food4
Ambience3
Service3
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I love the room - the high ceilings, beautiful windows and the fabulous prendants... the food is always so good.

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great experience every time I go. Food is special, unique and tasty. Great ambiance and great location. A little pricy but an overall special place.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great experience, probably our 10th time there and the food was amazing. The service was great too, I would definitely recommend

Tags: Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on November 1, 2017

I always have a fun time at Blowfish. I went with my sister and we really enjoyed the food. She was excited to go and enjoyed every dish. The experience lived up to our expectations!

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food and presentation was great, waitress was attentive, we had an excellent time celebrating a birthday. Will be back in the future.

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Tapas, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We were from out of town, and I was dying to try their sushi. We were definitely satisfied, Food was absolutely amazing! Service was outstanding! Our waitress was very attentive, personable, and gave great recommendations. I was also in the service industry for a very long time, and she gets an A plus plus! We sat at the bar so it was a bit more private, our food and drinks came out in a very timely manner. Great choice of music, great vibe overall. We will be making the trip back for sure!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
Food3
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 16, 2017

We found sushi to be decent. Our fav was the tuna topped with foie gras.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The staff was superb and the Hostess was fabulous! Very welcoming and made sure we were well taken care of for our wedding anniversary! Thank you

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Portion sizes were small but really good. Overall very nice place

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Outstanding!!! A very pleasant surprise to find this place and well worth another visit! A must for anyone who enjoys Japanese food!

Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Excellent place to hose your guests. Service and food was excellent.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Love the rock shrimp, the ebi shooters, and the black cod. Great place for friends' night out.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
Food2
Ambience2
Service2
Value2

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

not deserve to be in the list of "best sushi in Toronto" just some rolls with no much imagination and other so so options

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Always a great treat indeed! Tak makes sure that each client is well taken care of. He and his staff are sincere and passionate about the experience from the moment you walk in the door.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 9, 2017

As always, Blowfish was fantastic! The food is always incredible, as are the drinks and the service! This truly is one of my favourite restaurants in Toronto!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
Food1
Ambience4
Service2
Value1

 
 (Miami)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Too expensive for the type of food, very mediocre food, way too expensive for the money. Service slow and sloppy.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Amazingly tasty food, courteous and prompt service, in a really cool ambiance. Server was very attentive to the various food allergies at our table and super pleasant. Really loved it!

Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Overall food was great and so was the atmosphere. Service was a bit slow considering how many people were working and that the restaurant wasn't that busy. It was still delicious though.

Tags: Good for Groups

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