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Permanently Closed - Blowfish Restaurant + Sake Bar

4.3
358 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Creative Japanese
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. 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
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Cuisines
Creative Japanese, Sushi, Contemporary Asian
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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
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Phone number
(416) 860-0606
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Daniel Ken Dutra Miyamoto
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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
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Bathurst St.
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Parking Details
Omni Park
650 King Street West

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Public Transit
Public Transit Stops: 504 King Street Car stopping at Bathurst,
511 Bathurst Street Car stopping at King Street West
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Entertainment
Listen and enjoy the sounds of Toronto's top local DJ's Friday - Saturday at BarFish Cocktail Bar & Lounge
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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
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night
What 358 People Are SayingWrite a review
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.1
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.7
Value
Noise · Moderate
67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Good food - very creative plates.

Quick service.

Too bad it is closing - not sure what it will open as next.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Could tell they were closing. Always was a fav and went to the GF could try it before they closed. Hopefully the new concept will come with the service and experience they always had.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

It’s closing next week but was good while it lasted. Food presented well and very tasty. Questioned why an item was not available when they ran out the night before. Another dish sold out by 9:00. Disappoint. Good luck with the rebranding.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

absolute amazing as always! our server was amazing and the food was to die for!!

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3.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Great service, but the food is overpriced. Definitely not the best sushi in Toronto. I will not conduct business meetings at this establishment in the future.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The waitress is amazing... keeps remembering us and our orders. The food is awesome, her service is outstanding !

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

I took my husband here for his birthday and we had an amazing experience from start to finish. The service was fantastic. The food was delicious. They made it a very memorable experience for us

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3.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined on February 2, 2018

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

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2.0Dined on February 2, 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

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

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

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

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on December 10, 2017

Great place. Elegant yet approachable. Like Canada.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Absolutely incredible! Best meal ever!

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Great! Everything was wonderful.

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5.0Dined 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!

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1.0Dined on November 23, 2017

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

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2.0Dined on November 17, 2017

Decent at best, all around.

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4.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined on November 16, 2017

Always great at Blowfish.

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5.0Dined on November 16, 2017

Amazing as usual ! Best sushi place in Toronto

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4.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined on November 5, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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

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1.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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3.0Dined on October 16, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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

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4.0Dined on September 29, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on September 19, 2017

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

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