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Omai, Toronto, ON

Omai

4.8
4.8
56 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Japanese
Hey, we're looking forward to hosting you at Omai! We're a snug 20-ish seat Japanese-inspired restaurant serving up the freshest sashimi with sake and natural wine.

Nominated Canada's Best New Restaurant by Air Canada 2018

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi, Creative Japanese
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (647) 341-7766
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighbourhood
    Chinatown / Kensington Market
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

What 56 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Japanese

  • Toronto

    Japanese

56 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Soooo good would 100% go back. Amazing quality and the tasting menu is so worth it

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and amazing service delivery. thankyou omai team

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  3. TOgourmet

    Toronto

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    High quality cocktails, sake and food. Small space can get a little noisy but vintage hip hop soundtrack very enjoyable. Amiable service. Would definitely return.

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  4. annaritam

    Toronto

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful staff who are knowledgeable, friendly, attentive and prompt

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We tried the tasting menu. I loooove the uni toast:) it’s a must try. The oysters are also the beeeeest I’ve ever tasted, i liked it more than some western restaurant I’ve been to. I didn’t quite enjoy the noodles it was good-tasting but I might have been allergic to the lobster or the puréed veggie on top of the noodles my mouth felt itchy (given that I am pretty sure I had tried the vegetables before in China). The dessert is great! Has a Hong Kong dessert twist

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I came from 1h+ away to experience an “omakase.” Google may have failed Omai and misled me to them but their dishes were good regardless. The tasting menu was good, valued at what you would expect Toronto prices to be. Not cheap but not expensive. It is NOT an omakase (definition: intimate and interactions with the chef as they make your next course meals). It’s more so a restaurant vibe where it holds up to 20 different guests. Omakase’s have a live chef preparing your every dish, the stores are smaller, more intimate, quiet, and full of higher quality dishes. This was what we were expecting. Google reviews on Omai show key words of “omakase” in them which has unfortunately mislead me.

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  7. LucyP

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Overall, the food wasn't what I expected. The Uni wasn't fresh and tasted fishy and smelly. The beef was a bit salty. I was served with a chipped dish. The tasting menu was $88 for each person. We have three person and ordered three tasting menu. For a couple of dish, they served two serving in one plate which the two person will need to share one plate. And for the desert, again, they served two desert and said one desert if for two person. Not happy about it.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This spot doesn’t miss! Each dish is a euphoric experience and the service is incredible as always. I find it hard to consider going anywhere else!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good experience with the tasting menu, we had uni, oysters with caviar, wagyu and sashimi. High value for reasonable price. Favorite dish was the uni

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  10. MienaN

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed every dish we tried!! Loved the salmon and the scallop temaki, the croquettes as well as the omai futomaki. The custard pie is insanely good 🤤

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  11. Shawn

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went as a group of four to celebrate my girlfriend getting into her PhD program and so two others could try Omai for the first time with the tasting menu. From the first bite of the temaki the two newcomers were hooked, and my gf was delighted with the little touches that were done to celebrate - like the congratulations printed onto the menus, the sparkler candle for her dessert, the card that was given to her, and the extra special sake shot at the end. The food was excellent as always, with our two newcomers commenting that no dish on the tasting menu was a miss. Both friends said they would come back in the future as well. I'm glad we get the continued opportunity to support Omai!

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  12. JanineB

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the second time I have been to Omai and had the tasting menu. The restaurant is intimate and the service is always great. My water was never empty which I love! I am currently not drinking so I opted for a mocktail that was delicious and unique. The tasting menu was fantastic. Each dish was unique and presented beautifully. The food was fantastic. Unlike some tasting menus, I was perfectly full by the end of the meal. The price for what you get is great too - I would definitely recommend!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The attention to detail and level of service was incredible! Go for the tasting menu!

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  14. Caroline

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The tasting menu is such a great option! The food was delicious and every plate complemented the next one perfectly. The service was was wonderful too. They were very attentive, friendly, and knowledgeable about the plates.

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  15. Erin

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Omai had some of the most delicious sushi and the coolest vibes. Cannot wait to go back and bring everyone I know!

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  16. DeepanshuP

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The best food I’ve ever tasted. All the courses were delicious and carefully designed the freshest food I’ve ever had.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place was great for a date night - I would highly recommend.

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  18. BoMo

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and nicely presented. The citrus tart (dessert) was outstanding: I thought about it for days afterwards. Sake was excellent. Service was attentive and unobtrusive. Casual dining atmosphere was relaxed, yet festive.

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  19. ChrisM

    Toronto

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and amazing service we will definitely be back. Loved the music and ambience as.well!

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  20. MichelleN

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great quality fish and fun sake list, lovely atmosphere. Everything was delicious thank you!

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  21. GlauciaN

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food! Small menu, fresh ingredients and super tasty. Delightful sakes! Please, do yourself a favour and order the pickles!

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  22. LinhT

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Came to Omai for girl's night and tried the tasting menu for $85 per person. Unfortunately the food was a bit disappointing. The flavors for some of the dishes didn't work and just wasn't balanced. Like the mango sauce on the scallop sashimi just didn't work well, the sauce overpowered the scallops and didn't allow the protein to shine, since scallops is mild tasting going with such a strong sauce just didn't do it justice. The black cod and wagyu were okay, it was a bit of a let down, it's not as tender and soft as I anticipated. Items from their menu that I did enjoy though, the oysters, the uni on toast, king salmon sashimi, and bluefin tuna temaki were good. The service was okay, our waitress was nice but she did forget to bring us a few items here and there. We also weren't given plates or cutlery when they started serving the first course for our tasting menu, we had to request it. The ambiance was modern and cozy, it's a smaller restaurant but the space is beautifully decorated. I had came to Omai before and did enjoy their food, that's why I decided to come back and try the tasting menu. Unfortunately I don't think their tasting menu is worth it. If I were to go back I'd probably stick to a la carte. Since for the price of their tasting menu, there are better options out there.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience is romantic and welcoming. Service is very good and food is outstanding. Small restaurant which means you get a personal touch to the whole experience.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent f&b. The set menu is really amazing. However, there’re not so many choices on alcohol, which is understandable

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  25. ldjo3

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an exceptional experience. The staff is extremely professional and the tasting menu was perfectly timed. They made a swap for us that really helped hit the food out of the park. We will be going back in the future.

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  26. BipC

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    2nd time enjoying the tasting menu! It is one of the best in Toronto, especially if you like Uni!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed all in this restaurant : food , music , and super nice people working here ! They let us time to have our 5 courses , server was perfect with us ! Food is very very good and you have very different tasting . Thank you we recommend

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  28. davidy

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great and fairly priced. I was expecting a “stuffier” experience, but was pleasantly surprised. Would recommend and would go back! Great spot for a smaller party or date night. The menu was big enough to have variety, but small enough that it wasn’t overwhelming. Every dish was great!

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  29. vivienc

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for a date or night out with friends, always great service and delicious food. Japanese style small plates with a modern twist.

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  30. BipC

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Uni, sea urchin, in TO! The tasting menu was worth it!! And our server was great

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  31. Alex

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A cozy/intimate restaurant with fantastic food and service!

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  32. RehL

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Omai is one of my very favourite restaurants in the city, I try to visit every so often and am never disappointed!

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  33. JeffG

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience, great service and a yummy fresh menu! We'll be back!

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  34. carolineB

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Can never how wrong with any food item and the staff were incredibly accommodating. Huge recommend for anyone.

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  35. JohnnyC

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice restranuant with good food, prefect service though a little bit small.

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  36. Foodiegirl

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a cozy and cute space. The food was also amazing - we just felt a little rushed out at the end. I would come back!

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  37. GreatFoodTO

    Toronto

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My fav restaurant in the city. The food is always amazing. The service is always a delight. I’d recommend sitting at the bar.

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  38. JenniferC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favourite restaurant in the city. Eveyrthing from food to service is executed with excellence and with thought and quality. We love all the dishes. There isn’t one that isn’t tasty. From the croquette (can’t have just one) to their cod to wagyu to oyster to temaki. We love doing their tasting menu as it really is designed for flavours to flow nicely. Their uni is one of the best units we have ever had in the city. And we’ve had a lot! What a wonderful spot to dine with friends or for dates or a special occasion. Highly recommend!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food - the salmon hand rolls were so good, pork jowl and wagyu beef dishes were also incredible and a decent size to share. Solid beer picks and whisky cocktail.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always incredible food, impeccable service, and the cutest atmosphere!

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FAQs

Omai is rated 4.8 stars by 56 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Omai

3 Baldwin St, Toronto, ON M5T 1L1

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Chinatown / Kensington Market
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi, Creative Japanese
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
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