Momofuku Kojin

4.5
275 reviews
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Contemporary Canadian
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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. Inspiration comes from Executive Chef Paula Navarrete’s childhood in Colombia, spent around the grill, combined with her passion for Canadian produce.

Private Dining

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

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Special Offers

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Momofuku Kōjin is open for Mother's Day lunch with a special a la carte menu from chef Paula Navarrete and the team.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

What 275 People Are Saying
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Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing service. Expensive but worth the price

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S
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

The atmosphere was great but for the high price, I found many of the dishes unpleasant. The steak was good but nothing special to talk about. The absolute highlight were the brussel sprouts.

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L
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place to celebrate a special occasion. Has a great view!!!

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AS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I shared the roasted beets to start which were delicious. My husband had the boneless ribeye and a side of peppers. I had the trout and a side of mushrooms. The trout was incredible- intensely flavourful. The ribeye was very good too. The service was fantastic and we will definitely go back.

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PK
London
19 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome, as always!

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MC
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

I have been to other Momofukus before (in NYC) and liked them but not loved them. This one has a fabulous location overlooking University, especially if you can get a seat in the window. The decor is fabulous - although it is a good hike up the stairs to get to!
We were very pleasantly surprised by the food - it was delicious and interesting. With two drinks each, our bill came to $120 which was very reasonable given the food and atmosphere.

My only quibble (and this is also a plus) was we waiting a long time for food. The staff were attentive and helpful, we waited a bit to order but didn’t realize that they don’t rush you so it ended up being a good hour before we saw food.
Definitely recommend!

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R
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

TGIF quality, if not worse. Fraudulent attempt to impersonate an haute cuisine, whereas in reality, everything reeks of sub-quality, the food is sloppily prepared and poorly served. Never again.

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RA
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This was our third visit to this outstanding restaurant and its unusual cuisine. You will
not be disappointed. But do ask for a table in the main dining area away from the open kitchen -
to avoid the heat and some smoke from its wood burning grill. So wonderful to know that after
several visits, the quality of the food and warmth of the service is being maintained. We'll be back!

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AR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Pretty space, but chilly when we got there for the only reservation time we could get (3 wks out) at 5:15. Service was attentive...the server would appear as soon as anything came to the table and ask how it was (on occasion we had not had more than a single sip or bite). There was an overwhelming feeling of being rushed. Drink order was taken, immediately we were asked about appetizers and the server suggested we put in our mains at the same time so "the kitchen could time everything". Whoa there, we hadn't even been given our cocktails. Three dessert choices and we were told they were out of the chocolate souffle. How is that possible? We were one of the first tables of the afternoon! This probably had more to do with the fact that the menu noted it took 45 minutes for that dessert. Clearly we were out of time. Very expensive mains. Delicious food.

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JM
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the whole experience. Staff made us feel welcome and atmosphere was friendly and warm and of course the food was delicious. I will go back.

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f
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

I loved Kojin, been here a couple times with different groups of friends. The past Friday was one of the not so good experiences at Kojin. Don't get me wrong, the food was great, the ambience was great but the service was off for me. First off, our server was sick, which is normal however, his sniffles as he was explaining the dishes was very difficult to understand, he rubbing his face as he was sniffling and having felt a few splashes of I don't know what on me... I was not impressed. Second, the out of menu cuts was delicious, it's not about the money but I wished the server explained a little more about the pricing. I reconfirmed the price for $306 and he said "36 oz" and our impression was like "oh ok". It felt like he was trying to up-sell us on the most expensive dishes on the menu and we did no appreciate that at all. Understand that he wanted to recommend what is good on the menu but it didn't feel like this is a good recommendation but an "up-sell"

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e
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food and friendly and attentive service! Corn flatbread with beef drippings and Brie, Duck, Butcher’s Steak, Chocolate Soufflé, Blueberry Cobbler were all delicious! Chef’s Counter seating allows you to see all the grilling.

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l
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely excellent lunch. Would highly recommend. Who knew Brussels sprouts could be that good? Also loved the cod fritters and the Drew’s grass fed butter flatbread. Go now!

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PK
London
20 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fire-grilled food at its best. Had dinner here for the second time in two days! Does that tell you enough. This time had the celery root salad, shrimp crudo, 1 5oz bone-in ribeye, brussel sprouts, magic potatoes. Awesome. Wonderful service from both the kitchen and the floor. Coming back soon!

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CD
12 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great spot for a date, view was spectacular, food and service make us want to come back.

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PK
London
20 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome meal. Great, friendly, engaging service by both server and chefs. Glazed pork chop is to die for. We liked it so much that we returned the following evening.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service!!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

It was a delightful evening

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HH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were excited to get last minute reservations for David Chang’s Momofuku Toronto, but instead of getting first floor reservations at his noodle bar as we had intended, we unintentionally got counter seats at Kojin, Executive Chef Paula Navarrete’s Columbian grill that is part of Momofuku. May all our mistakes be this fortunate: it was an incredible meal prepared less than four feet from us. The wood-fires grill made us sweat, but watching true culinary artists make amazing food was an experience capped only by eating it. Skip the noodles: go to the third floor.

We reserved through OpenTable, so double check your reservation if you really want the noodles. But skip the noodles.

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W
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We had a great evening, sitting at the bar looking how all the food was prepared. The flatbread is heavenly and the trout was accompanied with a sauce that kept me puzzled for days.

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LB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Fantastic food and attentive service. But, the attentiveness almost bordered on rushing us at one point. It was a little too obvious how quickly they were trying to turn the table. Other than that, we very much enjoyed our experience.

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PE
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

A solid, yet unspectacular dining experience, featuring a lot of side sauces. Service is first class. The food, however, is a confusing and awkward assembling of items. The food program was very underwhelming and lacked any uniqueness.

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r
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Excepetional food. Service was inconsistent but friendly when you finally had their attention. Table service lacked a certain professionalism/execution. We explained to the server that we had never been and we almost had to pull teeth to get him to explain the menu. He kept asking if he had explained enough - as though he had somewhere else to be.

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AP
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Second great meal here in a couple months. Fantastic service, great food.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Good meal and pleasant attentive but I would not rank it #1 new restaurant in the city as Toronto Life did.

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YM
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

good vibe - didn't love what we ordered but would go again and order something different.

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KS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

It's a high priced restaurant that didn't really wow us. It was good, 3.5/5, overpriced really. Lots of restos that have better food at that price.

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S
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Food was amazing!!! Service was great!!!
Definitely would go back!!!
Only suggestion on improvement: being told when we arrived that our reserved table has a another booking in 1.5hrs ruins the experience. People at the table behind us also had the same issue. Perhaps give 2hr window between reservations.

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H
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything about Kojin was amazing. Food, service, atmosphere, cleanliness--No complaints :)

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c
Toronto
64 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Food is great with the exception of the cod fritters which were uneventful and bland. Sub par service. Had leftovers and they didn’t bring out. We had already left by the time we realized we forgot and no one even called to remind us so I guess our server forgot as well. Won’t go back. Too many great restaurants with better service.

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E
Saskatoon
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

We enjoyed the experience very much. A little loud at times but not too bad. Food was great!

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sat at the counter table by the grill masters! They were great and provided a great dining experience!

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GM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food was incredible. Great ambiance. Would definitely eat there again. Need better wine by the glass selection.

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Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic first experience here. Food, service, ambience. Highly recommended.

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s
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely birthday dinner! Delicious. Looking out over University avenue made me feel like a tourist in my home town. The appetizers were outstanding

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LC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service. It was quite expensive however so be prepared. Food was excellent especially the carrots!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server (Eden) was a pleasure. Great service. The food was delicious and we really enjoyed our cocktails. Will be back!

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C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

It was a birthday dinner. We had a fabulous table - right in the corner with glass all around us and a great view of University Ave. loved the service. We went for steak and found the only choices were a 15 oz ribeye to a 14 oz t-bone. Both are way larger than we would normally order. We both ordered ribeyes. They were cooked to perfection, and were as good as steaks get, but were so large, they were cold by the time we were half way through. Don’t get me wrong. We had a lovely dinner. Just make sure you bring your appetite with you.

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a
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ben always helps have a great experience when sitting at the counter!

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NA
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Great overall but after almost 3 hrs of chatting w friends (and $500. Bill I would add) we were politely asked to leave for the next seating I suppose?... that wasn’t a great end but overall enjoyed the meal and great service.

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