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JaBistro

4.7
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67 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 67 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MeiW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

JaBistro’s service is very good, Even if we do not understand the menu, the waiter will be very patient to introduce the menu to us! and food it’s very tasty!

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BenW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Wonderful food. Presentation was very nice. Service was friendly but there were some moments where we needed to flag someone down or there was nobody at the patio.

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TJMDDS
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Wonderful Staff and very good food - the sushi was very fresh and they had great selection of sake and cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

It was disappointing.

A few items we wanted to try were only available for dinner although they did not specify on the menu that they gave us.

Drinks that we ordered were not ready until we finished the second dish.

Service was very intrusive. As soon as I picked up the last piece with chopsticks, the server took the plate right away even before I put the food in my mouth. They even asked us twice if we needed anything else while I was still chewing the last bite. We felt very pushed although there were only 3 tables in the entire restaurant including us.

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TakamitsuS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was the best Nigiri and Abuli we have eaten with a reasonable price. Quality is much better than all Japanese restaurants. I will recommend ordering them to taste a real Japanese quality here.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as usual any go to for Japanese in Toronto

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Alona
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience4

I was attracted by all good reviews and ended up dissapointed. Servise was not that excellent. First, lady at entrance forced us to wait till she finish her long phone conversation while turning her back to us. We could use this time to fill out waivers etc. Then waitress put soup spoon directly on the table with no napkin etc. What the point to ask me use sanitizer if you're not bothering yourself to provide clean cutlery to the customers? This is not all, but I'm going to stop here. Food was ok-ish but definetely not worth the price.

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jokelijn
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been here a few times, but did not know there was a patio.
Great location for a summer-evening dinner.
As usual our pressed sushi dishes were the highlight.
Service is efficient and pleasant.
Ended up with 2 nice beer glasses because we drank Sapporo...
Will be back, it is just a 3 minute walk....

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MPierre
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent sushi restaurant as always. One of our favourite in Toronto.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great overall experience and will come back

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vipRachel
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best sushi in Toronto and a great value! It’s literally in the top 10 for me! The service is great and the staff are very friendly

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Renz
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall, the food quality was exquisite! Definitely recommend for those who want authentic Japanese style dishes

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ccclll16
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, service and wonderful ambiance. Perfect for a date!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food

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KyleL
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went as a group of four and it was amazing. The sashimi was super fresh and really tender. We celebrated a birthday and they brought out a little piece of cheesecake for us!!

MB
MrsBurt
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience1

Not what it used to be. Food was so mediocre and definitely not worth the price.

JN
JamesN
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Nigiri Sushi was fresh and high quality. Aburi sushi has great flavours, all meshing well in your mouth. Definitely a higher end restaurant in terms of price, but the quality of food warrants it if you want to treat yourself to some good sushi.

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KristyW
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

The food is outstanding! Most delicious sashimi ever. They really need to up the ambience though - turn down the patio lights and play some music. Our main server was also very lovely but there was a male server/mngr that seemed to be rushing us to finish so he could close the resto (at 11!) when our reservation began at 9 - generally a seating is 2.5hrs at this level of dining.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely fantastic food and such lovely pleasant service. Wonderful restaurant absolutely recommended to anyone who wants to have some authentic Japanese food and sushi.

KH
KarenH
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s my second visit, very nice atmosphere with delicious food,must visit again!

DB
DylanB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Extremely delicious food and great service. A little on the pricey side, but the freshness of the fish is well worth it. Would highly recommend!

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karen
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience1

I felt that the menu was too limited and the rice content was overload. They should have been more generous with the toppings - it was 95% rice and 5 % topping. I wouldn't go back.

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LuisaZ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Amazing food, amazing service. Ambiance and decoration could be improved. Overall a geat experience.

EZ
ElaineZ
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

perfect bday dinner. i spent the time with my boyfriend to celebrate his bday. We were dining at the patio. The service was great. We enjoyed the time.there

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience5

There weren’t many people in the dining room but for some reason service was really slow - it was quite hard to get attention of the servers although the restaurant didn’t appear to be understaffed at all.....Especially when paying for somewhat of a premium price in a Japanese restaurant, there’s a certain level of expectation to the service quality. Unfortunately we think they missed the mark this time.

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vipIris
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I loved it! The sashimi is super fresh. All raw fish has a sweet taste in it. I will definitely come back.

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vipTimothyS
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic meal....great ambiance and decor. Chef-san and Junya-san took very good care of me. Freshness of fish was top notch. Both chu and o-toto simply melted in my mouth.

Sake selection was also very good. Was my first time dining @ JaBistro having walked by it numerous times. Will never walk by it again. Highly recommend and I’ll dine here, the next time I visit the Six

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Good environment and service as usual, but the lobster platter seems not as good as 2 years ago. Still a nice restaurant for everyday dining, date or business as always

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Izou
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

We expected rice and aka dashi miso soup in the menu. But not and a bit disappointed. But service and ambiance were excellent.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

love it ! Very good and delicious

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Good food, good service, atmosphere is bland with No windows, pricing is high for the experience

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Aiman
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I absolutely love their aburi rolls. Please go thru all of them, they're delicious. Salmon and shrimp are my favourite.

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James
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very authentic, but mordern Japanese restaurant with cool vibe and attentive services. The best Sushi in Town!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Unbelievable service, food and accommodations.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

food is good

MC
MCLF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Amazing food, especially the lobster platter. A must try!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience5

So, let me tell you this. You should come here to experience good food. Their jabistro roll is amazing, and nigiri sushi are literally our of this world. So, the food is extremely tasty.

However, if you want to get full, you will have to order many entries and spend a lot of money. I ordered a 77$ prix fixe menu, and by the end of it I felt like it was kinda enough thanks to the dessert. That being said, there was still enough space in me for some affordable all you can eat buffet even after a 5 course meal at this restaurant. What can I say, typical Japanese pricing...

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We came for jabilicious but didn’t know there was an option to “preorder” specifically for the event. Turned out that someone had preordered all of 1 item on the menu and we weren’t able to try it.

Otherwise the food and service was good but I don’t think the value was amazing.

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MikeS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My go to place when I am in Toronto. One of my favorite sushi places anywhere!

ML
MichelleLF
Adelaide
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was very fresh and delicious. Will definitely go back again.

FAQs

JaBistro does offer delivery in partnership with 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 67 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

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