Masaki

4.7
188 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Japanese
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Masaki - New at Vintage Hotels - Niagara-On-The-Lake
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi
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Hours of Operation
Daily: 11:30am-9:30pm
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(905) 468-1999
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Casual Dress
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.7
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.4
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ML
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Really nice dinner before a theater performance at the Shaw Festival. The Lobster Miso Soup was intriguing but a wee bit disappointing in terms of flavor . . . though it was still very tasty with an appropriately theatrical presentation. I had the more expensive sushi plate of premium nigiri. All of it was excellent, with the scallop being one of the best I've ever tasted. Worth every penny! My partner had one of the maki and was impressed and pleased, but perhaps not quite as much as I was with my nigiri. I let her eat a couple of pieces as compensation . . . and she agreed with me about the excellent quality.

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KG
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food, very good service (especially with menu choices- very knowledgeable about ingredients of each dish) would definitely recommend and return

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WW
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our Server very helpful explaining how 'hot' the side dipping sauces would be and offered substitutes to improve the enjoyment of the pairings.

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G
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our first time trying this restaurant and we were very pleased with the food. Everything we ordered from appetizers to sushi was fresh and delicious. we will definitely return.

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LC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic quality sushi and great addition to NOTL for locals as well as tourists.

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OT
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible food and service. Best sushi we’ve ever had...so, so good.

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OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant is a gem. We have been coming to Niagara-On-The-Lake for many years. We were quite excited to see that sushi was now available. It was terrific. We’ve had sushi all over the world. At Masaki the fish was fresh, the cuisine authentic. The staff were helpful and friendly. Will definitely return.

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EN
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I eat Japanese food on a regular basis. This place now ranks as one of my favourites. The key ingredient here is freshness. We shared a sashimi platter of 21 pieces (7 varieties, 3 pieces each). The selection was inspired and not what is usually served in the southern Ontario market place. There was no hint that any of the pieces were every frozen on their way from the ocean to our table. Tenderness, full flavour and perfect texture were all the result. Nice selection of roles and the Karaage was perfectly crisp with no excess oil. Same can be said for the tempura assortment.

Staff are attentive and eager to please. Great find in Niagara on the Lake which generally boast a strong food scene.

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G
London
29 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Fairly small restaurant below street level, where the food is the star. Prices are reasonable for the quality of the food and compare favourably with other restaurants in the area. We felt the lighting was a little harsh on our Friday evening visit (more subdued lighting might have helped to create a more cosy atmosphere), and the ambience was a little quiet (we booked an 8.30pm table). But then genteel Niagara-on-the-Lake isn't really a late-dining kind of town! The skill of the chefs and the service from the hosts were both excellent.

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DK
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Was in Canada for a unexpected get a way with my husband and we love sushi
This place was a cute little gem tucked away the food was great and the server was very good and informative will go back again when in Canada

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NH
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We wanted a local restaurant with great food. The town was one of the loveliest places on earth. The area’s landscaping, neighborhood, and quaintness offered a fabulous way to spend a day. The service and food was top-notch.

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m
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Everything we had here was first rate. The sushi was very fresh and we got to try some fish we haven't had before. We don't eat shellfish, and when we asked the waiter if the chef could make us a sushi plate without any of it, he smiled and said, "Kosher! Sure!". So if you avoid shellfish, don't let that stop you from coming here!

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W
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is always fresh and done perfectly. Chef Kerry and Chef John want to please you with their expertise. Service is great especially if Yoshi is serving you. Thansk Yoshi!

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OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food and service!

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T
London
16 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The outstanding reviews for this place are all 100% correct - it is one of the finest sushi restaurants I've ever tried. My partner and I went for lunch and loved it. The service was excellent, even too attentive! (leave my wine bottle alone lol!) The fish was incredibly fresh and the chefs are there in plain sight as they prepare everyone's dishes. The regular miso was the best I've ever tasted. The lobster miso was fairly rich and not for the faint-hearted. I would not hesitate in recommending Masaki to anyone in the Niagara region.

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A
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent sushi. It does get booked up, so reservations are important. My only minor quibble is the water they serve, which has a bit of a chemical taste. Otherwise, it's an excellent choice if one is going to the Shaw Festival Theatre, as it is very close.

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YO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Very fresh raw fish direct from Japan twice weekly and good service

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TA
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The best Japanese style restaurant I've ever been to.

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KS
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and drink and good advice on those. We'll be back!

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TT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Nicely varied menu, with enough options to let sushi lovers and the sushi-phobic eat happily together.

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GM
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Some of the freshest sushi I have ever had. Much of it (all of it?) is flown in from Japan and they have some unusual items on the menu. Superb!

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n
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent meal - very fresh sushi! Servers were also very nice and prompt. Definitely recommend! One thing to note is that there are not too many vegetarian-friendly rolls (although they were accommodating and made a cucumber + avocado roll).

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RS
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Great service. Restaurant is underground and we were seated in a back alcove which feels claustrophobic. Great accommodation of vegetarian diet.

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AJ
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Visiting Niagara-on-the-lake for our anniversary, Masaki was the perfect place to celebrate! The sashami dinner was out of this world - so fresh and delicious. I can't wait to visit again so I can have dinner here again.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Have the Ebi Mayo small plate! Get 2!! Delicious!

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RH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great sushi place almost a 5. I rarely rate anything a 5 but this was very close. We loved it

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AL
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best sushi we've ever had. Truly outstanding.

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e
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful presentations, very engaging atmosphere. The food was very fresh and tasty. The interior was a simple Elegance that paired very well with the food decor.p

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CA
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was hands down the best sushi we've ever had. So incredibly fresh and delicious. The tuna tartare was perfect! And our waiter was phenomenal. Will be back time and time again!

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C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Service and food was excellent but slightly disappointed by the lack of a change table in the bathrooms!

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AB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best sushi we have ever had, will definitely be going back.

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RH
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Especily enjoyed the soft shell crab & oysters. Wine selection is limited but well priced. Excellent, well timed and knowledgeable service without being intrusive.

If you're a sushi lover this place is worth trying!

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OT
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fabulous food. Top notch. Super fresh. Service was perfect. A real gem.

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s
Toronto
32 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

This is an authentic experience with food prepared skillfully as you watch. Interesting menu that offers good variety but does not overwhelm!

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GL
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

There is a short list of options but everything that we tried was delicious! We hop to return and try the chef special meals. It is relatively quick dining if you are on the way to the theater.

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B
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We dined at Masaki during our friends’ get-together in Niagara-on-the-Lake. It appeared that most of the restaurants were either wildly expensive or definitively mediocre or worse. Our friend shave visited Japan at least seven times and, with a Japanese relative, are quite sophisticated about the cuisine. They just raved about Masaki’s food and we enjoyed it as well. Our server was beautifully attentive. The entire experience was excellent and at a reasonable price!

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JA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service were both excellent! Will definitely return for another meal!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was great and very quick. The food was delicious and portion sizes were very reasonable. We got four rolls to share and it was plenty of food for two. Would highly recommend!

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B
Miami
31 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our best meal so far in NOTL. Service was excellant and the food was well prepared. A quiet refuge from the summer crowd on the streets of NOTL. We made a dinner by ordering 4 small plates and one sushi roll. I would definitly eat again at this restaurant.

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m
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

The food is very good and is quality, however, disappointed with our service. We had to flag our server down several times to order more

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