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Diners' Choice: Japanese restaurants in Toronto

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Japanese cuisine in Toronto? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyses more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favourites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Yasu Toronto restaurant
4.9
4.9 (565)
CAN$51 and over
Japanese
Harbord Village
About the restaurant
​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 including a kaiseki plate, soup,
​selection of seasonal nigiri 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!​
Top review
FionaQ
Dined 6 days ago
The experience was very good. The fish and seafood was prepared very well with a very high attention to detail. I really enjoyed the wasabi to rice and seafood ratio, and the chef will ask throughout the dining experience to ensure the ratio for the nigiri is just right for you. The Cho-toro was my favorite course and the seared scallop appetizer and caviar uni nigiri was excellent as well. The chefs do not converse too much while preparing the meal because they are fully focused on the food but will converse after, and the host will converse with you as well.
A photo of Maru Japanese Bistro restaurant
4.7
4.7 (340)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Japanese
Leslieville / Riverdale
About the restaurant
MARU Japanese Bistro offers a casual dining experience, providing an affordable cuisine with extraordinary service.
Our mission is not only devoted to present the highest quality ingredients and dishes but also to satisfy the patrons with a welcoming and cordial environment.
Top review
CharT
Dined on Jun 11, 2024
Cute interior, unpretentious and cozy, great ambiance, food was standard fusion but presented really nicely and fresh fish! Loved the soft shell crab sliders.
A photo of Gonzo Izakaya restaurant
4.8
4.8 (122)
CAN$51 and over
Japanese
Little Italy / College St.
About the restaurant
A Cozy, small and intimate izakaya specializing yakitori, Japanese snacks, Asahi, highballs and cocktails with vintage & nostalgic decor and 90's vibe for your date night or friends hang out.

We do also take reservations for large party both indoor and back patio.

Check more details and informations from our website.

We know what you want. Welcome to Gonzo.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Always a pleasure going there, specially for the grilled items. They’re all 10 out of 10!
A photo of Yukashi Japanese Cuisine restaurant
4.9
4.9 (326)
CAN$51 and over
Japanese
Yonge–Eglinton
About the restaurant
At Yukashi, we adhere to Japanese culinary tradition by carefully selecting seasonal vegetables that showcase the finest flavours and aromas, resulting in dishes that not only tantalize our customers' palates but also reflect our commitment to authenticity. Each course features a delightful array of seasonal bites that highlight the best of locally-sourced and imported Japanese ingredients. And with our artfully curated drink pairings, Chef Daisuke Izutsu invites you to an unforgettable dining experience that seamlessly blends the best of Japan with a subtle Canadian twist.

Kindly note that at this time, reservations are required for all seating, and we encourage you to book in advance to secure your spot at our coveted counter.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 6 days ago
Nice spot to celebrate important moments. Will definitely come back.
A photo of Omai restaurant
4.8
4.8 (62)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Japanese
Chinatown / Kensington Market
About the restaurant
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
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 13, 2024
Hard to resist not coming back every other day! Knowledgeable and friendly staff paired with their mouth watering food makes for such a great experience overall. Everything on the menu is a 10/10 for me.
A photo of Gyu-Kaku - Toronto, ON | North York restaurant
4.8
4.8 (349)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Japanese
North York / Shops at Don Mills
About the restaurant
Founded in Tokyo in 1996, Gyu-Kaku has become the world’s #1 Japanese BBQ brand! Thanks to our devoted fans we have reached over 700 locations worldwide. Each day, hundreds of thousands of people gather around the table-top smokeless grill, a centerpiece of our dining concept, enjoying selections of premium meats, just off the grill, and other freshly prepared foods from our kitchens, inspiring laughter, conversation, and a magical dining experience.

Our authentic yakiniku (grilled barbeque) dining experience crowns you the chef. Share a variety of delicious appetizers and premium cooked meats over a flaming grill, paired with Japanese sake, frosty cold beers, or other alcoholic and non-alcoholic options of your choice. We're the perfect spot to enjoy time with friends and family, organize an office party, or to spend quality time with your significant other!

Before you go, don't forget to taste our best-seller Harami Skirt Steak or Prime Kalbi Short Rib among other must-try dishes!
Top review
paulctan
Dined 6 days ago
Had a very delicious dinner! Prime Kabli was yummy!
A photo of KINKA IZAKAYA ORIGINAL restaurant
4.8
4.8 (42)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Japanese
Church-Wellesley
About the restaurant
Established in the spring of 2014, Kinka Izakaya Original is a cozy, izakaya-style eatery specializing in authentic premium Japanese tapas and great times! From fresh choices like sashimi straight from Japan to classic favorites like karaage, our expansive menu will have you having more. Kinka Izakaya Original offers guests a dining experience like no other.

If you have any other questions, email us at original@kinkaizakaya.com
Or call (416)-977-0999
Top review
Squeddy
Dined on Jun 11, 2024
Went there for the first time and was not disappointed. Good service, great presentation, and delicious bites. Worth trying!
A photo of KINKA SUSHI BAR IZAKAYA HARBOURFRONT restaurant
4.5
4.5 (65)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Japanese
Harbourfront
About the restaurant
Located at 110 Harbour Street (Unit 108B), just steps away from the CN Tower, Air Canada Centre and Harbourfront Centre, KINKA IZAKAYA Harbourfront is a bustling location in the heart of Toronto’s energetic Harbourfront neighbourhood, full of popular destinations for both locals and tourists.

Known for its bustling atmosphere, energetic staff and unique menu of Japanese tapas, KINKA IZAKAYA is a favourite among the diverse crowd of both locals and tourists in Toronto and Montreal. A pioneer of the izakaya dining experience in Canada, KINKA IZAKAYA first opened in the winter of 2009, introducing Toronto to the world of Japanese pubs. Featuring an extensive drink menu, dishes at KINKA IZAKAYA can be paired with a selection of refreshing beers, premium sake and Japanese-inspired cocktails.

If you have any other questions, email us at harbourfront@kinkaizakaya.com.
Or call (647)348-0110
Top review
KishaS
Dined 2 days ago
The freshest sushi in the city. From dish to dish they do not disappoint
A photo of Minami Restaurant - Toronto restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1389)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Japanese
King West
About the restaurant
Vancouver’s hottest destination for contemporary Japanese cuisine has arrived in Toronto’s vibrant King West neighbourhood.

Minami is the fourth culinary concept from ABURI Restaurants, alongside sister venues Miku Toronto, ABURI TORA and ABURI HANA, further expanding the reach of our trailblazing aburi cuisine within the Toronto culinary scene.

Fashioned to reflect the best of global design, guests are invited to immerse themselves in the space for a multisensory dining experience without departing the city. Showcasing contemporary Japanese fare and an extensive selection of signature cocktails, wines, and spirits, Minami’s diverse offerings, sultry interior, and commitment to safety set the new King West standard.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Miso, Gyoza, pot roast, mixed drinks, sashimi, and sushi. We’re all authentic and as good as I had when I was in the Navy lived in Japan service was on spot.
A photo of Muni Robata restaurant
4.5
4.5 (331)
CAN$51 and over
Japanese
Queen West
About the restaurant
Welcome to MUNI - Where East Meets West in Culinary Harmony!

At MUNI , we offer a unique fusion of Japanese cuisine with a touch of Western flair. Our culinary journey combines the artistry of traditional Japanese dishes with the bold flavors of open flame grilling. Experience the best of both worlds as we expertly blend the delicate nuances of Japanese cuisine with the sizzle and excitement of live-fire grilling.

Indulge in a dining experience like no other, where every dish is a masterpiece that celebrates the harmony of East and West. Join us and embark on a culinary adventure that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more.

Book your table today and savor the exquisite flavors of our one-of-a-kind fusion cuisine
Top review
CLSTOR
Dined 4 days ago
Had the weekday menus - shared amongst our table - great service and attention, service was quick and effective, great presentation in the plates and good explanation. Was a celebration night and we had a great time
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