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Yasu Toronto, Toronto, ON

Yasu Toronto

4.9
4.9
557 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Japanese
​We take reservations up to​ 14 days in advance (at 12am midnight)

Yasu is Canada's first Omakase sushi bar. We celebrates the ocean’s best catches and the craft of sushi in its award-winning Toronto eatery; dishes created by Executive Chef and Owner Yasu Ouchi from Osaka, Japan. There is only one menu at Yasu; Omakase style (chef's choice set course) at $185 per person, a Japanese tradition wherein Chef Yasu creates a new menu daily based on the freshest and seasonal seafood available from around the world. The Omakase course consists of approximately 20 items include appetizers, sushi and dessert. ​​​An 18% service fee will be added to each bill. Any further tipping or gratuity is not expected. We look forward to hosting you!​

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2 people

8:00 p.m.


Booked 14 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 6:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri–Sun 5:00 pm–11:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (416) 944-8212
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Yasuhisa Ouchi
  • Neighbourhood
    Harbord Village
  • Cross Street
    Harbord & Spadina
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

What 557 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Good for special occasions

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Japanese

  • Toronto

    Best Service

  • Toronto

    Good for special occasions

  • Toronto

    Japanese

557 Reviews
  1. Operalover

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Scrumptious sushi in each bite. We had the sake pairing which was great. We also splurged for the caviar nigiri which was disappointing and not worth it but everything else was pretty much perfect.

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  2. EricW

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent restaurant with authentic and delicious food.

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  3. RobinF

    Toronto

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a lovely dining experience - everyone eating the same thing at the same time, really delicious and fresh sushi, detailed explanations by wonderful staff. We tried the sake pairing menu as well and it was truly excellent and will change the way you think about sake.

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  4. SaugaFoodie

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience trying unique food flown in directly from Japan and other parts of the world. Excellent service and care taken in preparation. Would go again.

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  5. Angela

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I have been enjoying Yasu for a long time. The food is absolutely divine and the sake pairings perfect. The prices have risen significantly since the start and the value is no longer what it was, unfortunately.

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  6. paulkim46

    Atlanta Metro

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the lunch omakase for my birthday last weekend. The food was exquisite and the ingredients fresh and delicious. The host was very welcoming and friendly and the chef was incredibly kind as well. Food was delicious and we added on the sashimi plate and an extra uni+caviar nigiri piece. Everything was so delightfully tasty and we had a wonderful time!

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  7. AlexW

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been here twice already. Always a nice treat with my wife on special nights out. Fish is always fresh and the staff are friendly/nice. It is a bit expensive for what you get but it is kind of worth it.

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  8. miker66

    Columbus

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Omakase style authentic sushi restaurant near the university. We really enjoyed having dinner here. The sushi chefs are true artisans in their presentations. Excellent.

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  9. OpenReviewer

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a fantastic, memorable experience. The chefs were extremely talented and friendly, the food was exceptional, the service was great, the ambiance was peaceful and subdued. We're still talking about all of the amazing new things we got to eat. Highly recommended for special occasions.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Miami - Dade

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious. Great experience. Delicately served piece by piece Curated beautifully. Melt in your mouth. I rank it highly. Spectacular in the world of omakase. Thank you for the wonderful sushi.

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  11. Matt

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Sushi Restaurant in the Toronto with amazing service

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  12. KatLucas

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the best dining experience of my life. The multidimensional balance of flavour, texture, and temperature was an experience that delighted the senses in a new way for me. We did the full omakase and sake pairing. It’s worth every cent. Staff and service were perfectly refined and welcoming. Thanks Yasu!! I will return for sure

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our third time here. Food snd service are as usual impeccable. The only reason why I am not giving it a 5-star rating is it’s tip calculation. I have no problem of the restaurant adding automatically an 18% tip, which is fully disclosed anyway. I do however have a HUGE problem in the fact that the 18% is calculated on the he after-tax amount. In other words, I was paying 18% tip on the 13% tax. I know, a lot of places do that and it’s just down right unethical.

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  14. Marie

    Exclusive

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Omakase testing menu highly recommended! The team is amazing and so professional. The fishes are fresh and tasty. It’s a 5 stars without hesitation! Thank you for everything

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  15. EDVS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed the sushi and sake pairing. Outstanding sushi with explosion of flavour

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  16. PrajjM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had an amazing time at Yasu. The service was top notch, and the quality of the food and sake was superb. Our chef was great and prepared the most delicious sushi for us.

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  17. SheAteThat

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful and romantic evening at Yasu! Our chef was very sweet and was happy to talk us through stuff when we had questions. All of the food was delicious and we left full and happy!

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  18. JamesB

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was good but seems a bit overrated. Probably won’t return here but the food is created very carefully and beautifully.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    10/10 experience and it was not only the best sushi I ever had, it was also the best meal of my life so far!

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  20. BateauVisiteur

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent sashimi, sushi and a great culinary experience. Our last visit was in 2017 and Yasu San has improved with time.

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  21. JamesL

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent evening, with delicious sushi and very attentive service.

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  22. RoaBrahimi

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Just hit up this Omakase spot and wow, did 17 courses feel like more! The sashimi platter at the start? Huge. Basically stuffed halfway thru. The vibe's upscale so lots of celebration groups. It's not that laid-back Omakase counter scene, and yeah space is kind of tight. But the chefs? Legends. Kept checking in, made even a solo diner like me feel super welcome. Heads up, bathroom is upstairs, so bit of a trek over there. Every dish was on point, there's something for everyone. Def a foodie must-try!

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  23. Citygal77

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Perhaps I should have done more research, but this wasn't the great tasting experience I'd hoped for my husband's birthday. It wasn't clear to me upon booking that the entire restaurant ate the same thing, at the same time, making it quiet, akward and mechanical. There was no ambiance, and most of the conversation was from the chefs who were meant to explain the food. Unfortunately, ours spoke very little English and was fairly unintelligible. While he may have been skilled in his culinary work, we only knew what we were eating by listening to the table behind us. there was no opportunity to learn about the food or why it was being served a particular way - which was what had been promised as an Omakase experience. Further, the overall service was really lacking. Perhaps it was because service charge is already included in the bill, but even getting a glass of water, and then a refill on that glass, was much harder than it should have been at a restaurant with this price tag. None of the servers could describe any of the wine options, and when I asked for a taste in place of any sense of what I was ordering, the server basically laughed at me and said they don't do that - as if it was a ridiculous thing to suggest. If you like feeling like you've had special access to chunks of rare and raw fish, perhaps this restaurant is a good choice for you? It wasn't a good choice for me and I can't think of anyone I'd recommend it to.

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  24. Miya

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ultimate sushi experience in Toronto. The food, the service, the ambiance all five stars! I always enjoy chatting with the chef Ichiro. He is very friendly and fun. See you next time! 💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖

    1 person found this helpful

  25. HenryL

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and food. Would definitely recommend to family and friends in the future.

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  26. TORONTOboy

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall lunch was a good experience, lasting around 1.5 hrs, but... 1) seating is tight 2) one sushi chef per 6 guests makes service a little mechanical 3) knife work of chef was lacking causing fish pieces to widely vary between guests 4) a small bone was left in one piece of my sushi. The sushi chef apologized and served me another piece. However, I was quite surprised to find a mistake like this at this level of restaurant.

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  27. CathyR

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is fresh. The staff are friendly. We really enjoyed the experience.

    1 person found this helpful

  28. Foody

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great omakase, service and food is top notch. Will come back.

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  29. WilliamL

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, Yasu was an amazing experience filled with local and international ingredients prepared in the most delicate and delicious manner.

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  30. John

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and fresh. Staff were very friendly and professional. Chefs are the bar were so friendly and experience overall was amazing. Definitely worth going to and experiencing it in person. Dinner and a show!! Manager was so nice.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    20/10!! It was AMAZING! All the fish is super fresh, each piece just melts in your mouth!

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  32. Donny

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely a delight of an experience when it comes to Omakase serviced by Yasu. Thank you for the pleasure of dining at Yasu, it was out second time here and will continue to visit this gem!

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  33. Bernardhibou

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Quiet classic omakase restaurant on Harbord. Fish is of excellent quality, wine and sake have been nicely curated. The restaurant is mostly composed of bar seating with a couple of tables for 4 and 2 people respectively, and so is very intimate. Expect to spend about $250 per person with a drink. As with many omakase restaurants, there is a strict cancellation policy, so don’t invite anyone flakey!

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  34. RuturajJ

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was fresh, tasted good. But in terms of value, I don't see the hype compared to regular sushi. The mandatory service fee is more than 18% since its applied on the after tax amount.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service. Probably our favorite omakase we’ve tried in the GTA thus far. We’ll be back for sure!

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  36. AlexM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The quality of the food was good but it was very difficult to understand what we were being served as the chef didn’t speak English fluently. It would have been tremendously helpful if there was a short menu explaining the omakase. The sound level was great but that was due mostly to the fact that the six other patrons were quiet. The fact that an 18% gratuity was automatically added to the receipt was a surprise. I don’t remember this being mentioned on their website and for such an expensive meal, it should be. Beyond that, the 18% tip was added after tax which resulted in me paying approximately $5 more. Another disappointment on what was a fairly good dining experience.

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  37. lemon

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall the vibe and the food was well oriented. The service was very good, they accommodated food allergy very well. However, I believe the reviewed are overhyped. I have experience higher quality of omakase (more versatile dishes) with much affordable price. If you like nigiri specifically then Yasu can be an option.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I got a Korean chef who make sushi for me. I feel disappointed because I paid the same price but different services. The main chef made sushi for people beside me.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Munich

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was perfekt experience! Very tasty, friendly service

    1 person found this helpful

  40. Darren

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You don't know sushi until you've had it at this level! If you think raw fish is raw fish you are mistaken. It's no different than getting a steak from a cheap piece of beef vs an expensive piece, there's a big difference! If you've never had the extra fatty part of the blue fin tuna, it's basically the Wagyu beef of the sea. A must try.

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FAQs

Yasu Toronto offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 944-8212.

Yasu Toronto is rated 4.9 stars by 557 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 p.m.


Booked 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Yasu Toronto

81 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S 1G4

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Harbord & Spadina
  • Neighbourhood
    Harbord Village
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 6:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri–Sun 5:00 pm–11:30 pm
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Yasuhisa Ouchi
  • Additional
    Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
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