Yukashi Japanese Cuisine
Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm
Cozy and comforting atmosphere. Creative and flavourful dishes. Down to earth Chef with friendly staff.
Great experience at the Chef's table for 9 course tasting menu. Innovative menu with authentic Japanese ingredients coupled with local Ontario produce. Clean zen vibe. Small restaurant which is especially nice when less crowded.
Love the open concept restaurant, it's beautifully lit and tastefully decorated with Japanese art. The staff of four work very hard to ensure food is served at a nice relaxing pace.
The star of the show is of course the innovatively presented yet very authentic Japanese food served on an interesting variety of plates, and arranged artfully with a lot of thought. Don't except a strictly sushi-only dinner, there's a good variety of meat and vegetables as well. Everything was top-notch, fresh, beautifully prepared and tasted delicious.
It's the perfect spot for dinner with a small group of four (the place is very small), or with a dining companion who will appreciate the care behind prepared food as well as being open to trying new flavours which vary according to the seasons in Japan.
Definitely a great new addition to the authentic Japanese eateries in the city, the price is spot on for the amount of food included in the 9-course omakase. At $150 per person it won't break the bank, but you will definately be enjoying a great, memorable meal for the price. I'd highly recommend the additional $60 sake pairing, if you are so inclined, but there of course is small selection of other alcohol if you wish to try something else.
Would love to go back and try the Yukashi omakase option priced at $300 per person, but I was full (I'm not a huge eater) by the 6th course of the 9-course menu so that might be a bit of an overkill for me quantity-wise. You can always order extras from the A la carte menu, of course, if you find yourself hungry.
Extremely well sourced, creatively presented original Japanese foods, beyond the usual sushi restaurant. A real Japanese experience!!!!
The 9-course tasting menu was a great experience. Each dish was delicious and carefully thought out. My personal favorite was the signature wagyu dish. The flavors of each ingredient in the dishes were nicely orchestrated. I will definitely come back again, especially since their tasting menu changes seasonally. I can’t wait to see what delectable surprises come next.
A huge surprise. Great food, great place and most important, great chef.
Wonderful omakase experience! Amazing chef and food but service needs to more polished.
A true Japanese delight. Ingredients were very fresh and VERY creatively prepared and presented. Take some time to enjoy the food, the ambiance and the chef!
We had the 9-course omakase with sake pairing and it was amazing. Each dish was skillfully and carefully prepared. There was so much attention to detail in the dishes. They were presented beautifully and were very delicious. The sake pairing was excellent; each glass was matched nicely with the flavors in each dish. The menu changes seasonally, so I can’t wait to go back to again. Try to get a seat at the counter to watch the chefs in action.
The food is authentic Japanese - no sushi here. Full tasting menu that is Chef’s choice for the day. His wagu beef is of the best quality and melt in your mouth. You will find authentic wasabi root with your sashimi, which is not found easily outside Japan. Everything was phenomenal and extremely well paired with sake (optional). His detail and care is evident in each dish. Chef Izutsu is a true artist. Not recommended for those that don’t appreciate a tasting menu (portions) and aren’t prepared to shell out some dough.
The 9-course Omakase prepared by Chef Daisuke is absolutely worthwhile. The food is fresh, service is friendly and very homey :) The sake pairing is definitely a must. Each dish has an element of surprise; I love the details and the presentation. I especially enjoyed the torched uni x fois gras x wagyu beef dish - everything just melts right in your mouth! I would highly recommend this to friends who appreciates quality omakases! Thank you for a great evening Chef Daisuke and team! P.S. Be sure to grab a seat at the bar, so you can catch all the action :)
Authentic Japanese kaiseki experience in an unassuming Mt. Pleasant strip. The chef focuses on delicate flavours and presentation, reminding me of many of the meals I had in Japan.
Very new restaurant, but a lot of thoughts go into the dishes. Wagyu with uni/foiegras was my favorite. The sake pairing is great value, 60 dollar and got me kinda drunk. Tasted a lot of different sakes that pair with dishes really well.
Every single piece of food was fresh. You could see the thought and care that went into every dish and it was reflected in the taste. Absolutely phenomenal.