Momofuku Kojin

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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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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
3.9
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EricaL
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lives up to its name for sure. Service was excellent. Menu is phenomenal. Sommelier was also fantastic. We arrived very very late on Saturday night - 9:45pm. Our own issue having to push back our reservation time from earlier in the evening. Recommend earlier resos only to be able to enjoy the ambiance of such an amazing restaurant :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a great family celebration. We were given a great table in the corner by the windows. Every person we met at the restaurant was friendly and attentive. I would definitely go back for another meal.

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MILTONL
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time to Toronto and was celebrating our Anniversary . . . Thank you for the DELICIOUS Creme Brulee to help us celebrate.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The greatest

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vipFamof4
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Service was great. Our main waitress and other staff were all competent, friendly and helpful.

The restaurant itself is well decorated but the tables are too close together for an intimate dinner.

Food was ok. Steak and sides were all over-seasoned. No premium cuts available in smaller portions.

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vipJohnD
London
13 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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.

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vipBridgetM
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Momofuku never disappoints - the presentation of the food is good.

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vipKyleSandersonsBellyl
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience5

Very neat centric menu.

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ZakI
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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CarolinTO
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipMisheleT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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vipAhmedA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

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.

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RheaB
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Jewls
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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

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Jessica
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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

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vipJoelL
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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OMallon
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

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.

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vipLysaG
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

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

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vipTjl50
Toronto
40 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

Awesome place to go would come back again

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LisaP
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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
vipJonathanA
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Takin (sp?) was phenomenal

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JWToronto
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipWillB
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

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HEIDIS
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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CarolM
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Phenomenal service by the entire staff

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vipLHFS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

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.

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SergeyG
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipArunN
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Enjoyed the food service and ambiance

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

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

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vipSteveZ
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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

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Jacquie
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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BradU
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
JenniferB
London
1 review