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KINKA Omakase Tasting - KINKA SUSHI BAR IZAKAYA NORTH YORK, Toronto, ON

KINKA SUSHI BAR IZAKAYA NORTH YORK

3.9
3.9
33 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Japanese
Located at 4775 Yonge Street, KINKA SUSHI BAR IZAKAYA NORTH YORK is a bustling location in Toronto’s Yonge and Sheppard neighborhood, surrounded by great Asian eateries, bars and karaoke joints.

Our largest table available for booking seats is up to (8) guests
If you would like to book a party of 9 & more, please contact us directly.

Known for its bustling atmosphere, energetic staff and unique menu of Japanese tapas, KINKA IZAKAYA is a favorite among the diverse crowd of both locals and tourists in Toronto and Montreal. A pioneer of the izakaya dining experience in Canada, KINKA IZAKAYA first opened in the winter of 2009, introducing Toronto to the world of Japanese pubs. Featuring an extensive drink menu, dishes at KINKA IZAKAYA can be paired with a selection of refreshing beers, premium sake and Japanese-inspired cocktails.

Planning meal out with family or friends? Come and experience the authentic feeling of being in a bustling Japanese pub and visit us at 4775 Yonge Street!

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.

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Experiences

  • Standard Reservation

    $45.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Standard Reservation (7 people or more)​​ For bookings, our largest table accommodates up to 6 guests. If you plan to host a party of 7 or more guests, please contact us directly for assistance. Please be aware that for larger groups exceeding 7 people, there is a possibility you may be seated at separate tables. Additionally, please note that we can only split the bill 4 ways.
  • OMAKASE TASTING​

    $88.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    ・CHEFS CHOICE OF SASHIMI seven pieces ・KOBACHI wagyu carpaccio + prawn tempura + salmon nanbanzuke ・ASSORTED TEMPURA shrimp (2pcs) + daily fish + maitake mushroom + egg plant + shishito ・CHEFS CHOICE OF SUSHI four pieces nigiri sushi + four pieces aburi sushi ・MATCHA PANNA COTTA white cholocate + matcha pudding + strawberry *We accept reservations for the 'Omakase Course' (2-6 people) upon arrival on the day of your visit.
    OMAKASE TASTING​ photo

What 33 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • York

    Innovative

  • York

    Great for creative cocktails

  • York

    Lively

33 Reviews
  1. AnnicaC

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    My second time going and it did not disappoint !

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I come here a lot, just the services expectation was not met to my requirement. I always had to ask for waters, my dempyt dishes was not taken aways...

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  3. KeiH

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Kinka location in town! Some of the best sushi in Toronto. Great atmosphere, lovely staff! highly recommend!!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Don’t see value or taste in the tasting menu, wish we did the regular menu but the service was good and it’s a cute vibe. It’s unfortunate we didn’t really like the tasting menu

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    The Server was great firstly!!! and I really enjoyed the Kuronama beer. The thing that disappointed us the most was the wait time between dishes (we ordered most of our dishes together, and inspite of saying bring out whatever is ready anytime, they sent out 2 dishes at a time only and the wait period between them was like 35mins) Apart from that most of the food just fell flat in flavour. The salmon carpaccio was firstly was oddly cut for a carpaccio which is supposed to be thinly cut. Most of the dishes that followed were just very bland (for Japanese cuisine) and the sushi was truly the most disappointing part (mainly because of the rice). Overall just a 1 visit kinda place.

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  6. justanormalcustomer

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We booked this place as we love the Kinki Original spot in downtown Toronto. We expected the menu to be same but it was quite different but we had a great time here as well. We had dinner yesterday at Kinks Sushi Bar and the food was amazing! The service from the young lady was great as well (Gigi). We tried various different sushi rolls and other shareable items. Also tried the beef bibimbap. The place was busy for a weekday evening. We also tried some cocktails and the sake cocktail was a hit. Definitely recommend folks to try this restaurant.

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  7. HamidD

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good izakaya ambiance. The quality of food is quite high. There is more fried food than you would expect in a Japanese restaurant.

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  8. AnastasiaL

    Toronto

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Kinka has gone up market w pricing but not w menu selection/quality. They said several times they have rebranded to go formal dining- but nothing reflected that but price.

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  9. luvFood

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was not that great comparing for the price that we are paying. Amazing service, they were attentive to customer needs.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was fantastic, but I liked the restaurant much more before the re-brand aka: no more sake bombs

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  11. EslyF

    Guadalajara

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing! The lobster roll was fantastic and kudos for the great service

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  12. PeterH

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    I have been there many times before as I live nearby.The menu has changed.The food was way overpriced and poor quality.Our server was either very new or not professional.I will not go back.

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  13. Kinoa

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Overpriced and mediocre tasting food with tiny portions. Servers are overly attentive to be almost distracting. Place was very loud and interior was nothing special.

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  14. Eric

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have always loved coming to this Kinka location, however I do not like what they have done with the new menu/ dish changes on the sashimi salad and kinoko bibimbap. Please bring back the original recipe

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very lively restaurant with the traditional izakaya atmosphere, staff very enthusiasticly greet anyone coming in and leaving. The baked Oyster Kakimayo is great! Lots of sake and cocktail options and Sapporo on tap.

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  16. ManalB

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I have frequented Kinka many times over the years and have always had an amazing dining experience. This time our service was a bit lacking in terms of attentiveness and speed. A few small things were forgotten and the food did come out quite slowly. Everything tasted amazing as usual. One think we really miss is the grandiose greeting we used to receive from all of the staff upon entering. It was one of the more unique experiences that we feel doesn’t happen in Toronto and are a little bummed that it’s not as exciting anymore. Great experience for my staff, nonetheless, all of whom had never been to Kinka before. Thank you for hosting our staff party!

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  17. JimmyK

    Toronto

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best authentic and modern Japanese restaurant in Toronto! The Sashimi and Sushi were so fresh and the presentation was beautiful. The main courses have many options to choose from and great selection of Sake, Wine and unique cocktails. The service was so attentive and super friendly and professional casual fine dining. Don't forget the dessert, just unbelievably delicious and beautifully presented! A must try if you're looking for a fantastic Japanese foods in Toronto!

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  18. SOGOLM

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    We won’t be going back.The only decent thing was service

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  19. OmakaseFan

    Toronto

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    A very pleasant surprise with the Omakase. Great portions, we have to pack away the last course of 8 pieces of sushi and skip dessert. Food quality is very good overall and good value for $88 pp. Service was exceptional!

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  20. Jjjjj

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this place ! Food is amazing and the server was quick and polite .

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  21. Cooly3110

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The experience was lovely, delicious food and friendly waitstaff. My only note would be to bring back the Takoyaki and Okonomiyaki, those were your signature dishes which I looked forward to because they were incredible every time. I understand your restaurant is testing a new, elevated menu. I think it would be wise to incorporate those classic Japanese tapas back onto your menu. Thank you!

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  22. AnilS

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The next-level creativity of Kinka Izakaya North York's (new) menu is off the charts.

    1 person found this helpful

  23. SariS

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience and food! New sushi menu is amazing. Can't wait to come again.

    1 person found this helpful

  24. Jaja

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good experience. Would highly recommend it.

    1 person found this helpful

  25. HariM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The tasting menu had great variety, quality ingredients/taste, and large portion sizes. The tasting menu is a great option for its price. The staff was really friendly and did a great job of explaining each dish. I really enjoyed the experience.

    1 person found this helpful

  26. IzakayaFanatic

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Lacking Sake bomb at this location. Gave off too much of a high end- formal vibe when Izakaya's are known being a casual place to enjoy small snacks/dishes along with beer and the such. It almost felt forced? Can't recommend this location to friends and colleagues with this in mind.

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  27. AC88

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Certain dishes definitely stand out more than others in a good way, such as the carbonara udon and the cheese bibimbap. We also had the assorted nigiri, assorted tempura, karaage, Tokyo fries, edamame which were good but nothing to write home about. Prices have definitely gone up for both food and drinks, as half the cost of our bill was drinks. For special occasions I’d recommend but not on the regular as your wallet would see a hit. They also automatically add a 20% service charge to parties of 6+. Just something to note.

    1 person found this helpful

  28. JimmyK

    Toronto

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best Japanese restaurant in North York Toronto! The Sashimi and Sushi were so fresh and the presentation was beautiful. The main courses have many options to choose from and great selection of Sake, Wine and unique cocktails. The service was so attentive and super friendly and professional casual fine dining. Don't forget the dessert, just unbelievably delicious! A must try if you're around North York for sure.

    1 person found this helpful

  29. JosephineK

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food . Drink is amazing . Will go back again.

    1 person found this helpful

  30. organizedaesthetic

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I used to love going to kinka izakaya (formerly Guu) but the service and menu has changed so much and not for the better in my opinion. Sadly most of my favourite dishes are no longer available (the pumpkin. gommae, calamari…) or have changed. There are cute toy either no or very little vegetable options and as a side note, $5.50 for 1/4c of miso soup is a rip off. I drove N hour to eat here and was bummed. THAT SAID check out their menu. If you love meat, I’m sure there will be enough options for you.

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  31. Jonathan

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Average dinner, bad value. Cool looking high energy spot but food and service was lacking. Food took a long time despite restaurant being quiet. Perhaps because this was because it was Jan 2nd and had reduced staff. Some of the food was great, sashimi in particular. But others were just OK in taste, or poor in value (i.e. costs too much for too little, taste not special). The party filled up on fries and fried calamari as all the sharable dishes with fish or meats was very light and not filling. I understand pricier Japanese tapas style dining, but the value was simply lacking. Despite the restaurant being quiet, service was slow and our server had to confirm the order a few times and even needed a reminder. And these style restaurants usually serve food quickly due to the smaller plate sizes, so it was disappointing. The bill for 4 people after tax and tip came to $300 without any alcohol. Felt like a very 'meh' dinner.

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  32. MitsyS

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it! The food was pretty good and the drinks were amazing! All the staff are super friendly and fun as well. I wish I remembered our waiter’s name but he was so cool too! I’d definitely come back again

    1 person found this helpful

  33. Dani

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our absolute favourite restaurant in the past. Unfortunately, they changed their menu for a more upscale feeling and we were disappointed. I wish they would have kept the menu as it was. They don’t have as many shareable plates and they got rid of everything we loved. Sad.

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KINKA SUSHI BAR IZAKAYA NORTH YORK is rated 3.9 stars by 33 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for KINKA SUSHI BAR IZAKAYA NORTH YORK

4775 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M2N 5M5

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Thornhill
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi, Japanese (Izakaya)
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
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