Momofuku Kojin

4.5
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463 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Contemporary Canadian

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About

Kojin is a celebration of the hearth. We bring together a bounty of local meats and produce to showcase Ontario farmers and purveyors.

Changing with the seasons, our menu starts with meat and potatoes and offers a range of other locally inspired dishes.

The dining room is an extension of the hearth— a warm retreat that brings the outdoors in. The Kōjin team is inspired by the wood fire grill and a passion for Canadian produce.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary Canadian, Steakhouse, Seafood
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Hours of Operation
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(647) 253-8000
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Paula Navarrete
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Catering
Kōjin offers catering on a case by case basis. For more information email toevents@momofuku.com or visit us at momofukutoronto.com
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Cross Street
University Avenue and Richmond Street W
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Parking Details
Impark Parking is located at Simcoe Street and Adelaide Street W.
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Public Transit
Momofuku Toronto is highly accessible by public transit. The nearest subway stop is Osgoode station. We're also a short walk from the University Avenue stops on both the King and Queen streetcars.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

For groups of 8 or more; please email toevents@momofuku.com or call 647.253.8000

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What 463 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.5
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JD
London
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Although Giovanna, whom I requested, was out due to shoulder injury (Get well soon, Giovanna), my server was also nice and food was delicious.

Unfortunately the nice manager who responded to my last Open Table feedback was not on duty so I could say hello, as he suggested.

KS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible. As always. A absolute favourite of mine for treating clients with high-expectations and adventurous palates.

This remains an essential stop for business visitors and all true loves where a a special experience is called for.

OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Food was over salted but the company and service made up for it.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very neat centric menu.

ZI
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely amazing service, knowledgeable staff and overall a great experience.

Had the "Chicken in a Pot" main with my girlfriend and would go back for the dish alone. Pricing was very very reasonable for the overall experience.

CT
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, service, view and ambiance. We appreciated all the attention the friendly staff gave to our party.

MT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such a wonderful experience! Our server was amazing and the service overall was impeccable. Food was outstanding. We had the eggplant with the corn flatbread, popcorn chicken, the ribeye and the souffle. Can't find fault with any of them, the corn flatbread and ribeye were definitely our favourites.

AA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food and service was great. However, we had a reservation at 9pm, but were not seated till 9:40. Waiting for 40 minutes did ruin the whole experience at the beginning. We ended up sitting at the bar after 25 minutes, until the table was ready. It would be great if a seating limit is introduced to people that take too long to leave. Other than that, the food was great, we ordered the Butchers steak, the burger, side of mashed potatoes and the corn salad.

RB
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was awesome. The staff were all friendly and helpful. Food was amazing. Don’t miss out on the chocolate soufflé.

J
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great experience, location and menu must haves! Its perfect before or after getting a drink at the Shangri-La

J
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Much prefer the scene upstairs than downstairs. Try to sit at the bar, the chefs are super friendly and fun to hang out with.

JL
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Make sure to book the Chef’s Counter. It’s a different experience seeing the meticulous preparation of all the dishes.

OM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

We had a few appetizers but I find the food did not have alot of flavour, Salmon Crudo Salad was a lot of Cucumber and very little fish, we had Oysters and they were super small and dry as if they had been open for a long time. For a main we had Butcher's steak the meat was nice and the side of Broccoli is cooked with a torch and had a strong burnt and chemical flavor.
It was disappointing since it is the #1 restaurant in the Toronto Life magazine.

LG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

Food was great. Service was mediocre considering the price of the dinner. Staff need more training

T
Toronto
35 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Steak was very tough. No mention of how spicy it would be. Best dish was the brussels. Would not go back.

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Awesome place to go would come back again

LP
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

outstanding meal and service! Went there for my son's Call to the Bar with a large group of people. I would highly recommend.

JA
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had dinner at the bar. Danny was excellent with service, wit and good conversation. Flatbread with Sardines over the moon.

OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Takin (sp?) was phenomenal

JW
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

We had 3 flatbreads, seafood platter, steak and turbot, carrots, Brussel sprouts, chocolate soufflé, some drinks; flatbreads good but only got a small amount of eggplant, ham was good ; seafood platter disappointing - skimpy crab legs, shrimp no flavour, salmon crudo - 2 small cubes; steak was OK not great; turbot was OK; carrots good, brussel sprouts - too charred; soufflé was great, best thing; drinks - no complaints. Food was not as good as expected for price and not a lot of food especially the seafood platter. Service was good.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and food. Great corner table at windows overlooking University Ave. Only negative was their coffee is terrible.

WB
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food, location, service, drinks. Would definitely be back

HE
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

All I can is thet YOU HAVE TO EXPERIENCE IT FOR YOURSELF! the food was awesome, from appetizer to dessert. it has unique taste to its foods and you know they are fresh and made from the nest local ingredients. The butter and corn flatbread we had for appetizer was out of this world! And the steak was to die for, we just devour it after first bite. The servers are so chill and friendly, they made you feel like you have always been eating there. The ambiance is so nice.overall, everything is perfect and we will be coming back for sure.

CM
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

We went to Kojin for mid-day afternoon lunch. The atmosphere was quiet with a light buzz. The dining area is full of natural light and impressive lanterns. The food was honestly okay. Not the best fusion food I've had. I think the food was catered for westerners - serving a dumbed down, more expensive version of authentic Asian cuisine. For example on the menu ... there was rice grits (another way to say congee). The grilled pork loin (chinese BBQ pork). With these Western adaptation of names on the menu, it left the impression that it Kojin is trying to market to the Canadian palette. The food was also mediocre. BBQ pork was cooked well but not juicy. Crab noodle? Where is the crab? The piece were so tiny that it was lost in the dish. The prices reflected the atmosphere but not necessarily the quality and taste of the dishes.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Phenomenal service by the entire staff

LH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

We came for a birthday. It was my third time at the restaurant. This time was not as good an experience as the last
Our reservation was for 8:45 and we weren’t seated until 9:20.
Also our server had a bad cold and probably should not have been working in that condition.
Although the food was good (steak, mashed potatoes, sausages, greens, cake) we ordered a steak to share the server reccomended and said it would be about 6oz each and it was not enough for us to share. Maybe 3oz each. Also I did not ask the price beforehand but it was $245 way more than any other steak on the menu.

SG
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, excellent service and very stylish ambience. Great view onto University Avenue, especially at night time.

AN
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Enjoyed the food service and ambiance

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Expensive for the quality of the food, especially the meats.A decline since our last dining experience.

SZ
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Best burger in Toronto. Rest of the meal was quite tasty as well.

J
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Momofuku Kojin was outstanding!!!! Every dish from the appetizers to the dessert was outstanding. The wine list is impressive and every dish was delicious, well presented and the service was beyond outstanding.

BU
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The chicken in a pot was amazing, the cocktails were excellent and the service from JR (we sat at the bar) was friendly and helpful without being intrusive - great dinner again!

JB
London
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was phenomenal and the service was outstanding! Loved my entire dining experience at Kojin!!

LS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

Very mediocre food for a restaurant with a renowned chef and association with a top hotel. It was blah, just ok. Lack of flavour in most of the dishes. Meats were served cool not hot and the oysters, although fresh, lacked flavour and were not paired well with the accompanied toppings. Salmon crudo, however, was very delicious.

OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Seamless experience, great food, superb customer service

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Food was good however we felt rushed.

GD
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed our lunch and the food was superb. I little pricey for a lunch. I would recommend this restaurant for special occasions.

J
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Attentive service. Food was underwhelming for the price. Was asked whether we wanted refills of the cornbread and was charged at the end for this. Chicken in a pot soup was salty and overseasoned. Would not go back.

AL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

I was disappointed that my party did not get s seat by the window. We had gotten it when we dined here before so I forgot about asking for it when I made a reservation this time. Also, $150 for a 14 oz T-bone steak was a bit pricey but $68 for a 3 course chicken pot was worth every penny.

SL
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The only negatives I would have to say is that some members of my party were very cold and found the restaurant too loud. Otherwise the service and food were exceptional.

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