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Omai, Toronto, ON

Omai

4.8
4.8
43 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

9:00 p.m.


Booked 13 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 43 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
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Japanese

  • Toronto

    Best Food

  • Toronto

    Japanese

43 Reviews
  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. ChrisM

    Toronto

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. RehL

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 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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  20. 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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  21. carolineB

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 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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  22. JohnnyC

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 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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  23. Foodiegirl

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 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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  27. 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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  28. NikkiW

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about our experience was amazing. The food in the tasting menu was spectacular (best sashimi I've ever had), service was amazing. Will definitely be back!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent omakase tasting menu with a great sake pairing. Food was thoughtful and very tasty. The uni squid ink toast was a definite highlight!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love our first experience at Omai. Have been following the restaurant on Instagram for a while and finally got to try it out while visiting TO.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Did the tasting menu. Amazing service, amazing food. Thank you!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    can’t believe this has been just down the street from me this whole time!!! tasting menu was delicious, i can’t wait to come back with some friends and show them how great everything is! i would honestly order the whole menu, everything sounds amazing and based on my experience tonight, i’ll bet it would all taste amazing. also, great music! keep doing what you’re doing! i will, and cannot wait, to come back!

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  33. Aisha

    Toronto

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Second visit here and they've expanded their menu since they first opened. The temaki were on point texturally and flavour wise (nothing like most sushi places). The fried chicken and fried cauliflower were an awesome way to end the meal and fill up a little bc the amount of handrolls you'd probably have to eat to be full adds up. Cute little place in Baldwin village with easy-going and attentive staff. if you are a party of three or more make a reso

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  34. karen

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are so lucky to have this fantastic restaurant at the bottom of our street - just a 3 min walk away. First class and delicioius

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and friendly service - this place is cute and intimate.

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  36. Mathilde

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So fresh and tasty, one of je best Japanese restaurant I’ve tried

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  37. SteveL

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I had a great time! Good foods and amazing service!

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  38. ShanghuanZ

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love Omai’s cold dish specially sushi roll. The rice is perfectly done, raw material is fresh. They menu is range from tradition Japanese to comfort food like bavette and fried chicken. Recommand this place.

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  39. possum

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    call first to check if uni is in season but you can't go wrong with anything else on the menu. Super tasty and everyone at the resto was lovely.

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  40. JJLIN

    Toronto

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great date spot and loved the atmosphere. Would definitely return in the future for more hand rolls. Server/host was wonderful as well

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FAQs

Omai is rated 4.8 stars by 43 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 p.m.


Booked 13 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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