JaBistro

4.7
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CAN$51 and over
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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, 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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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.

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

love it ! Very good and delicious

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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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JamesK
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.

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

food is good

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MCLF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

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

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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!

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MichelleLF
Adelaide
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary at JaBistro this past weekend, food was everything we had expected. The black cod was especially amazing. Services were top-notch, you’re well taken care of when you’re there, they know exactly when to come ask if you need another drink and when to bring you the next course. Also, we asked the manager to take photos for us and he took almost 50 lol, super funny and lovely guy!

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AshleyC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderfully authentic, yet modern/stylish takes on everything. The Green Tea Mojito is must try!

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RodrigoN
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply AMAZING, an experience you will not forget. The quality of food is amazing and service is pretty good too

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Among the best sushi places in Toronto. Excellent food and service. It’s expensive but worth it. Highly recommend. Will return on my next trip.

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Mimi
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

fantastic service and high quality food! love it here and would definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Love the fresh sushi

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dennis is literally the best - well, the entire team is the best but THANK YOU DENNIS! :) your attention to detail and personality makes the experience 💯💯💯

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Ronaji
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The freshest sushi I’ve had in the city. Can’t wait to go back.

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SeanL
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fresh food and a greeting desert.

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ChrisL
London
14 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They never disappoint, always on point with service and food. One time, we ordered the grill fish, and when the server walked by, she noticed the fish didn’t smell right, so she took it away and “comp” us with a fish upgrade. If you want to eat here during the weekend, you better have a reservation AND arrive on time, because they are that popular

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for a date

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

went there for my birthday. The sashimi is great.

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LiciousFan
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

We were so happy to find a Japanese restaurant open on New Years day! We all had the lunch special & enjoyed it, as it gave us a great sampling of the items on the menu. Everything was tasty & beautifully plated. The lunch special is good value & we would have it again. I have always liked the quiet, modern & pleasing atmosphere of the restaurant. Although I really enjoyed the beer from Ibaraki, it would liked to have had a wider selection fo Jpnse. beers to choose from. The service was always pleasant & good, but uneven, depending on the server. The identification of the dishes was a little fast, & the first server I asked about the Ibaraki beer never returned with an answer. I had to ask another server who fully responded to my questions.

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Vikie
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Over hyped. Not worth the visit for the price. Will not be going back nor recommending this place

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vipChefB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Sashimi are excellent, very fresh.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is always delicious! A bit on the noisy side, but we didn’t mind.

JK
JamesK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best Sushi in Toronto with fantastic service and cool atmosphere. The fish quality for Sushi and Sashimi is superb, but the price is very reasonable. Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The sushi was among the best I’ve ever had, presentation, temperature and freshness were all on point

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

Service wasn’t good compared before.
Taking too long to serve alcohol.
Server doesn’t understand the menu.
Won’t be going there anymore.

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phoebeZ
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

it was great been here several times but found it overpriced this time. 3people for$310. Don’t feel like eating anything expensive but the bill was expensive . Suggest you to go to Kokyo Sushi at York. Food quality is much much better but the environment is nothing compare to ja bistro. But the food at Kokyo Sushi is the best....

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for our anniversary. The food was amazing like always and they even prepared a special anniversary cake for us! Thank you so much and we will definitely come back soon.

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XDGurov
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, sake and service. Highly recommend the Kyukyoku.

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MikeS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been here a number of times and it has always been one of the best sushi places I have gone in the world. Totally Japanese staff which to me makes it a more authentic experience. Presentation amazing, top notch quality food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The toro was awesome. :)

FAQs

JaBistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (647) 748-0222.

JaBistro is rated 4.7 stars by 43 OpenTable diners.

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