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JaBistro, Toronto, ON

JaBistro

4.7
4.7
220 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Japanese

JaBistro is a Japanese restaurant that is located in downtown Toronto, mere blocks away from Roy Thompson Hall and Nathan Phillips Square. The modern and sleek restaurant offers indoor as well as outdoor seating in the late spring and summer months. JaBistro is a contemporary space that is decorated with brick accent walls, booth style seating, sophisticated dim lighting and an oversized bar.

Guests of JaBistro enjoy the multitude of options available on the lengthy menu. Well-known choices include Salmon Oshizushi, Lobster Miso Soup, Kama, Ebi Oshizushi and Wagyu Oshizushi. The restaurant offers lunch, dinner along with an impressive list of wine and drinks.

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Booked 30 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Asian, Sushi

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (647) 748-0222

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown / Entertainment District

  • Cross Street

    From University and Richdmond st., walk west past simcoe

  • Parking Details

    2 parking lots are located across the street just after simcoe street underground. Surface level parking is available just west of duncan street (cash only) and in between richmond and queen street underground by Impark.

  • Public Transit

    Steps away from Osgoode subway station

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Starter

  • Miso Soup$5.00

    vegetable broth miso soup w/ bonito flake

    • Ochamame$7.00

      roasted green tea infused edamame

      • Green Salad$9.00

        mixed green, cucumber

        • Sashimi Appetizer$38.00

          chef's selection of assorted sashimi

          Sashimi

          • Sashimi Platter$60.00

            • Lobster Platter$125.00

              Don - Rice Bowl

              • O-Toro Don$55.00

                bluefin tuna belly sashimi on sushi rice

                • Maguro Don$35.00

                  bluefin tuna, medium fatty blue fin tuna

                  • Sanshoku Don$45.00

                    uni, ikura, atlantic salmon sashimi

                    • Wagyu Uni Don$55.00

                      uni, ikura, blow-torched wagyu beef

                      • Salmon Don$24.00

                        salmon sashimi, snow crab, ikura

                        Sushi - Nigiri

                        • Nama

                          classic nigiri

                          • 7 Pcs$33.00
                        • Chef's Choice$45.00

                          daily selection of fresh pieces

                          Sushi - Aburi

                          • Ebi Oshizushi$16.00

                            pressed tiger shrimp sushi

                            • Saba Oshizushi$17.00

                              pressed cured mackerel sushi

                              • Salmon Oshizushi$18.00

                                pressed atlantic salmon sushi

                                • Hotate Oshizushi$18.00

                                  pressed scallops sushi

                                  • Wagyu Oshizushi$25.00

                                    pressed wagyu beef sushi

                                    • Jabistroll$23.00

                                      salmon, snow crab, scallop, cucumber & tobiko

                                      • Aburicious$23.00

                                        2 pcs ebi, 2 pcs saba, 2 pcs salmon, 2 pcs JaBistroll

                                        Vegetarian

                                        • Cucumber Roll$9.00

                                          6 pcs classic cucumber roll

                                          • Veg Roll$16.00

                                            ginger, shiso leaf, scallions, cucumber

                                            Last updated: February 2, 2022

                                            What 220 people are saying

                                            Overall ratings and reviews

                                            Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                            4.7
                                            4.7 based on recent ratings
                                            • 4.7Food
                                            • 4.7Service
                                            • 4.5Ambience
                                            • 4.2Value

                                            NoiseModerate

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                                              Japanese

                                            • Toronto

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                                            1. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Toronto

                                              3 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined 3 days ago

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              The food at Jabistro is always so fresh and so delicious, and the service is wonderful. It is definitely my favourite place to get quality sushi in the city.

                                            2. F

                                              Frank

                                              Montreal

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 15, 2022

                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                              Great quality! Reminded us our trip to Japan. Great service too. Excellent selection of sake.

                                            3. HT

                                              HarveyT

                                              Toronto

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 12, 2022

                                              overall4food5service4ambience3

                                              This is my go to place when I crave for sushi. Always maintain a good quality and also the freshness of the food.

                                            4. LI

                                              LIBARDOC

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 6, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Amazing food and ambiance. Service was top notch as well

                                            5. TG

                                              TerriG

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 6, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Meal was fantastic. Loved every bite!!!! Can't wait to return

                                            6. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Toronto

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 3, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience3

                                              Really tasty food with great quality fish, and tasty rice. Standard seating area was mediocre.

                                            7. JW

                                              JustinW

                                              Toronto

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on May 2, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                              Sushi is delicious! Just a bit noisy.

                                            8. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 29, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Very nice service and food was amazing, definitely will be back

                                            9. J

                                              Jsin

                                              Toronto

                                              2 reviews

                                              2.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on April 29, 2022

                                              overall2food2service3ambience3

                                              too pricy and food is so so only which I may not recommend at this time

                                            10. DM

                                              DianaM

                                              Toronto

                                              5 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              5 reviews

                                              Dined on April 28, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              I always take my mother and son to JaBistro for a fun evening. We all enjoy its sushi, sashimi and grilled items. Consistent standard every single time. We always leave with a full stomach and a satisfying spirit. Wonderful.

                                            11. B

                                              Bill

                                              Vancouver

                                              1 review

                                              3.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 26, 2022

                                              overall3food3service3ambience4

                                              Good but not as good as before. The fish is good but the sushi rice is a little bit hard and cold.

                                            12. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 24, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Date with my boyfriend

                                            13. AT

                                              AndrewT

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 24, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Great tasting sushi, servers were very polite and pleasant!

                                            14. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Fort Lauderdale

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 23, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Excellent presentation of their sushi platter. Some of the tastiest and freshest sushi I’ve ever had. Nice ambience and the service is excellent. Worth the trip if you are a sushi connoisseur.

                                            15. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Toronto

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 18, 2022

                                              overall5food5service4ambience4

                                              The fishes were fresh and good quality, but the beef was not. Overall above the avg tasting but a bit overpriced (not their problem, my problem)

                                            16. JB

                                              JohnB

                                              Toronto

                                              7 reviews

                                              3.0

                                              7 reviews

                                              Dined on April 17, 2022

                                              overall3food3service3ambience4

                                              The food was ok, nothing bad, nothing spectacular. The sashimi was fresh and good assortment but nothing better than most sushi restaurants. The ambiance was nice, kinda hipster and nice cool decor. Service was fine, a bit slow and they brought courses before we had finished the previous. Nice spot but nothing spectacular.

                                            17. NP

                                              NP100

                                              Toronto

                                              3 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on April 12, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Great food great service as always. Sushi here is the best in the city.

                                            18. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Toronto

                                              1 review

                                              3.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 10, 2022

                                              overall3food2service2ambience1

                                              The lobster miso didn’t taste as rich as it usually does - service was slow and not attentive as usual and the food was not up to its regular quality unfortunately.

                                            19. N

                                              Nick

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 9, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Everything was great thank you for the great service

                                            20. A

                                              Anna

                                              Calgary

                                              20 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              20 reviews

                                              Dined on April 8, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              The rice with the aburi sushi was SO good. Definitely my favourite I've ever had. The lobster miso is worth a try. The kyukyoku is super fresh. Everyone was so good and the service was great.

                                            21. JY

                                              JYCA

                                              Toronto

                                              3 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on April 6, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Pretty good for sushi in a non omakase setting, a little bit pricey but the overall food quality is great. Wonderful staff.

                                            22. m

                                              michaelv

                                              Toronto

                                              1 review

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 6, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Great time! Great food and service as well! We would recommend.

                                            23. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Atlantic Canada

                                              1 review

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 2, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Amazing food! One of my favourite places in the city

                                            24. JL

                                              JulieL

                                              Toronto

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on March 30, 2022

                                              overall4food5service5ambience4

                                              I would have rated this higher but unfortunately they did not have any wine on the night we were there other than a few options. Otherwise everything was great! Food is definitely A++

                                            25. NS

                                              NSQ3

                                              Pittsburgh

                                              10 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              10 reviews

                                              Dined on March 22, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Great meal and experience

                                            26. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Toronto

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on March 20, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Great service, food and drink!

                                            27. EM

                                              EMCN

                                              Toronto

                                              8 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              8 reviews

                                              Dined on March 19, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Fantastic service right from start to finish. Our hostess greeted us as we entered and left, held the door open and was overall incredibly warm, and welcoming. Same can be said with the people that served us. Several people checked in on how our meal was going, always making sure they refilled our drinks. Overall felt very well looked after. And of course, the food was amazing. We ordered the aburiciois, salmon oshizushi, and hotate carpaccio to start. Everything was fresh and delicious. Perfectly seasoned, nice presentation, just can’t really ask for more. JaBistro has always been one of my favourite spots. I’m happy they survived the lockdowns, and are continuing to provide top notch food and service like the pandemic didn’t even happen. Well done JaBistro. Highly recommend.

                                            28. IZ

                                              IvyZ

                                              Toronto

                                              1 review

                                              1.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on March 19, 2022

                                              overall1food1service1ambience1

                                              Fish is not fresh and the price is not match the quality at all

                                            29. L

                                              Lucy

                                              Toronto

                                              5 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              5 reviews

                                              Dined on March 18, 2022

                                              overall4food5service5ambience5

                                              Service was great, both the sushi and sashimi was fresh. But was pricy as the two of us spend 250+ for this one meal, I think it's good for special occasion.

                                            30. CL

                                              ChristinaL

                                              Toronto

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on March 17, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Amazing food and great service! The staff were very courteous and friendly. The food was delicious and daily catch was very fresh! Love going here and will definitely come back again!

                                            31. MH

                                              MichaelH

                                              Toronto

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on March 6, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Amazing place, stellar service, waiters recommendations were on point. No disappointments

                                            32. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Toronto

                                              5 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              5 reviews

                                              Dined on March 4, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Quick dinner with close friend. Food was great,little bit pricy but acceptable. recommend to seat by the bar for date if you want seat closer to your lover😝

                                            33. LW

                                              LisaW

                                              Toronto

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on February 26, 2022

                                              overall5food4service5ambience4

                                              JaBistro offers an exquisite dining experience. The food is delicious and the service is superb. Looking forward to my next visit!

                                            34. K

                                              Keith

                                              Toronto

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on February 25, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              It was an excellent dinner. Service was amazing and attentive. I personally want to praise the staff for dealing with an awful customer next to us, she was so rude and the staff doesn't deserve it. Y'all are amazing, thank you for a lovely meal.

                                            35. F

                                              Francois

                                              Montreal

                                              4 reviews

                                              3.0

                                              4 reviews

                                              Dined on February 24, 2022

                                              overall3food3service4ambience2

                                              Very very expensive for what it is. An a so call good restaurant must not be out of 3 bottle out of 4 on sake on is list!

                                            36. KB

                                              KevinB

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on February 24, 2022

                                              overall4food5service5ambience4

                                              Seatting site in front of the counter is unconfortable, especially the chairs.

                                            37. S

                                              Shea

                                              Toronto

                                              8 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              8 reviews

                                              Dined on February 22, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Amazing. Amazing. Amazing. Food, atmosphere, service l, everythinggggg was 10/10. Thank you Jabistro!

                                            38. FJ

                                              FoodwithJay

                                              Toronto

                                              1 review

                                              1.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on February 21, 2022

                                              overall1food3service4ambience4

                                              Overall experience is average. Had high expectations for quality and availability of the food.

                                            39. M

                                              Michelle

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on February 19, 2022

                                              overall4food5service4ambience4

                                              I know you want to have a quick turnover of customers but taking away empty dishes a bit too fast. I feel like we were rushed.

                                            40. R

                                              Ryan

                                              1 review

                                              3.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on February 16, 2022

                                              overall3food2service3ambience5

                                              I only come to Jabistro to get the omakase experience. This time around when I requested it with my waiter they said okay and then they ended gave me everything at once making the sushi cold and not enjoyable.

                                            Safety precautions

                                            • Cleaning & sanitising

                                              • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
                                              • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                              • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
                                              • Contactless payment available
                                            • Screening

                                              • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                              • Staff temperature check required

                                            FAQs

                                            You can order delivery directly from JaBistro using the Order Online button. JaBistro also offers delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. JaBistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (647) 748-0222.

                                            JaBistro is rated 4.7 stars by 220 OpenTable diners.

                                            Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

                                            Make a reservation

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                                            Booked 30 times today
                                            Google Map for JaBistro

                                            222 Richmond St W Toronto, ON M5V 1V6

                                            Additional information

                                            • Cross Street

                                              From University and Richdmond st., walk west past simcoe

                                            • Neighbourhood

                                              Downtown / Entertainment District

                                            • Hours of Operation

                                              Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                            • Cuisines

                                              Japanese, Asian, Sushi

                                            • Dining style

                                              Casual Elegant

                                            • Dress Code

                                              Business Casual

                                            • Parking Details

                                              2 parking lots are located across the street just after simcoe street underground. Surface level parking is available just west of duncan street (cash only) and in between richmond and queen street underground by Impark.

                                            • Public Transit

                                              Steps away from Osgoode subway station

                                            • Payment Options

                                              AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

                                            • Additional

                                              Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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