Yasu - Sushi Bar
Please note we are cash free and accept debit and credit card.
Yasu is as close as Toronto gets to Sukiyabashi Jiro, the famed Michelin Star sushi restaurant in Tokyo; the restaurant in the documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi.
It is an omekase, reservations only establishment. There is no menu. There are no rolls. There is no soy sauce or wasabi or ginger to drown out the spectacular flavors of each dish. The restaurant is small, seating only 12 at the bar. There are no decorations. It is, quite simply, serious sushi served in its purest form with impeccable service and attention to detail. They will ask if there is anything you don’t like, however.
The fish is, quite simply, the freshest I have ever had, and the uni (usually a borderline edible sushi), was so fresh, and tender and without fishy taste, that I wish I could have had several more pieces. The scallop was out of this world.
If you choose the sake pairing (another $65), you get four outstanding pours (maybe 5?), each one delicious and fresh. Highly recommended!
Fun Omasake experience - as long as you are good with not having control over what you get - this is an amazing meal! All Fresh and seasonal. Every course was great, right down to the black sesame ice cream for dessert. Tried sushi I've never had before...interesting and delicious and a show to watch them make each piece for you. Sit at the bar for sure!!
We were there a few years ago and was good. Then, the 2nd and 3rd time was not as good.
But this time, after a 3 years pause, it was surprisingly good. Unusual kind of seafood.
Can't go wrong with Yasu. Make sure you sit at the bar for the full experience. Very intimate ambiance. Would highly recommend for a special occasion.
Food was phenomenal! It's my third visit at this restaurant and their quality of food is always top notch! Great for special occasions.
Hands down the best sushi dinner I have experienced.
This is an AMAZING place. Sublime food, drink and service. It is VERY traditional and most of the fish is from Japan. So fresh and cut exquisitely. In it’s own way, it was like going to the French Laundry...a once in a lifetime experience. Very special occasion for someone who would appreciate amazing, traditional Japanese sushi experience. And not cheap!
One of the best sushi place in Toronto.
I will come back for sure
We thoroughly enjoyed Yasu. It hit all of the marks for a great dining experience. It offered a nice sampling of different types of sushi, both local fish and fish from Japan. All in all, worth repeating.
Everything was fantastic!
I would definitely go back to Yasu when I visit Toronto.
Probably the best sushi I have ever had in Great Toronto Area
Very good value for what you could get.
Best Omakase I had up to now.
food: way too Much food. i suggest you offer different menus with different number of courses or shrink your menu and lower the price.
ambience: there were 2 tables where guests had no contact and engagement with the chef.
overall, outstanding experience!
It was very good and worth the money. I recommend to everyone!!!!!!!
Everytime I come to Yasu, I really enjoy it! Will definitely come back more often.
Yasu was honestly one of the best meals of my life. It is the perfect spot for an anniversary dinner or even a birthday dinner with a significant other. I can't stop talking about how amazing the meal was. Can't recommend enough.
Amazing omakase experience for the truly adventurous raw seafood connoisseur. Would definitely recommend going here for a special occasion or if you just love sushi.
Yasu was one of the best dining experiences my husband and I have ever had. Every detail was meticulous. Every sake pairing was thoughtful, every course was well explained, and every bite was delicious! We love Japan and we've had sushi at Tsukiji market. We are lucky enough to have had a few michelin star experiences. This sushi experience is absolutely on that level.
If you and your mate get the sake pairing, be aware that you'll be in the $500 range for your bill. This is incredibly pricy, but at this level of elevated dining, your experience will be one you'll never forget. I know I certainly won't!
Thank you for providing this experience for us in Toronto. We're grateful to have dined in such an amazing place.
Such a lovely experience! Dined solo and sat at the bar for a birthday splurge, was entertained by the food prep the whole time. It's definitely pricey but so worth it -- you eat 20ish different things and everything was so fresh (I enjoyed that many of fish and ingredients came from Canada, it speaks to sustainability and eating as local as possible). I also got the plum wine and later a hojicha. Looking forward to making this an annual thing!
Amazing sushi and awesome overall experience. Went here for an anniversary dinner and my fiancé said it was the best meal he had ever eaten in his life!! 5 stars
Best sushi ever, highly recommended to sit at the counter.
Food was great!
I just wish they have a menu explaning what we are having
Well orchestrated by the chef.
Will return next time when I go back to Toronto.
Amazong experience! Would recommend to anyone that wants a nice sushi experience
Absolutely one of the best sushi in Toronto. Every piece is perfect.
Just plain amazing, best food/experience ever!!!!! Thank you so much for all the awesom food
Was really looking forward to Omakase at Yasu and wasn't disappointed! The textures were incredible. Highly recommended.
It was a lovely and yummy dinner
Second time going and the fish is amazing as always. Love the variety and different styles and tastes
Overall, a great sushi experience.
Sushi was great, featuring a good variety of local/global fish. Decour was nice, if spartan. Restaurant is extremely small, which makes graceful service almost impossible. My wife and I were constantly bumped by the service staff as they (unsuccessfully) attempted to maneuver around us. The staff behind the counter were more professional, but the sushi presentations sounded a touch hollow and uninspired. The sushi itself, with the sake pairing, was quite good with nice variety. Based on my only previous omaska/saki pairing experience, I would say the sushi was great value, and the sake pairing option was average value.
My only previous omasake experience was at Shoshin, so it is natural for me to compare the two. Shoshin has a much nicer, roomier dining area, with some very nice high end decour choices. The service was also far better/more professional. Shoshin was way more expensive for the same meal “type” (with sake pairing and few extra sushi pieces at the end). While I would honestly have to say the sushi experience at Shoshin was better overall (freshness,presentation,expense of ingredients, etc), it was only about 10-20% better (depending on ones particular sushi preferences) as compared to Yasu. However, the cost for 2 people was appx half the expense at Yasu as compared to Shoshin.
Bottom line, if you want only the very best for a special occasion and are willing to pay for it...Shoshin is the place. If you want a very nice omasake place (which is by no means inexpensive) but with a less grandeous setting and not so graceful service, Yasu is the place.
Excellent service and food was outstanding and love the sake pairing.
Very cozy restaurant. Staffs are friendly and professional. For $135, I think it is a great value. I won’t say it is an exceptional sushi experience, but I definitely recommend it. It’s a nice weekend dinner spot. Will definitely visit again.
Excellent experience and food as usual. Love that they tell us where the fish comes from and provide more explanations for the more unusual offerings.
The perfect amount of food at the perfect pace. Intimate environment perfect for savouring.
I booked this place for my bday dinner and also as a date night with my husband. All the food was over the top and super fantastic! Me and my husband was very impressed with the chefs choices. It’s very clean, the people there are friendly, it was a perfect meal! The only down side was so hard to find parking, other than that everything was perfect.
Easily one of the best meals I've ever had - highly recommend.
Foods were outstanding and also it was the best sushi experience I have ever had. Waitresses were very friendly, helpful and created warm atmosphere. The price was expensive but it was worth every penny. I would definitely go back!
The food was very fresh and it could be an awesome dinner, but the server is really really busy. My husband did not have the napkin though we politely asked the server for twice. It was a birthday dinner, though I mentioned on the reservation website. All we expected is the little candle on the dessert like the one who also having the birthday dinner beside us, but our server forgot. Hope the restaurant can improve the service a bit.