Last weekend, after a three-month build, Bazara Asian Cuisine opened on the ever-growing Ossington strip. Owned by chef Sammy Yang and his wife Suzanne, the new restaurant takes over the space previously occupied by Goed Eten. It’s a dramatic change from the previous diner.
This is where Forest Hill folks in the know go for sushi, all for good reasons. EDO is to the plethora of bargain sushi joints as a Bymark burger is to a Big Mac. The fish is impeccable, the kitchen both expert and careful. Whether it’s pristine fatty tuna sashimi to be inhaled with joy
This Ossington staple is a perfect example of Toronto’s love for anything and everything Asian fusion. With an extensive wine list and love of pan-Asian cuisine, owner and head chef Tom Thai opened Foxley in 2007, naming it after the adjoining Foxley Street on Ossington Avenue. Working closely with his brother and childhood friend, Thai
Justin and Lea Ault, Toby Tseung and Maaji Isobe and the rest of the team at Hapa Izakaya brought upscale izakaya to Toronto in 2012. Chef Koichi Fujioka is serving up some of the most beautiful and traditionally delicious Japanese fare at this little spot on College Street. The impressive and extensive sake selection is
Over at Bloor and Clinton in Koreatown, Japas opened in the old Camto corner lot on Wednesday. The concept: a Japanese tapas and oyster bar with plenty of Japanese beer and cocktails flowing. It’s also meant to be distinctly un-izakaya in nature (read: no yelling and no gongs) while offering a fun, casual space for people to meet and share a few bites over drinks.
The JOEY franchise has become somewhat of a Toronto staple over the last couple years. The slew of restaurants boasts a comfortable lounge atmosphere where high-end burgers and fries and overpriced edamame seem to reign supreme. The Shops at Don Mills location is the perfect spot for an afternoon drink on the massive upstairs patio
Kaiseki is an authentic culinary art form in which a series of very small, intricate dishes are prepared and thoughtfully plated. Under the careful watch of master chef Masaki Hashimoto, Kaiseki Yu-Zen Hashimoto delivers a multicourse, Japanese fine dining experience to guests in an intimate environment with only three tables and a maximum capacity of
Kaito Sushi is bringing omakase to Corso Italia one hour at a time. Omakase is a Japanese phrase meaning “I’ll leave it up to you.” At Kaito Sushi, an omakase menu includes a meal of several courses, with courses selected by the chef based on seasonal availability. Meals last one hour, starting on the hour,
A stretch of Etobicoke a stone’s throw from a Costco isn’t where you’d assume one of the city’s — not to mention Canada’s — top sushi restaurants would reside. And yet chef Mitsuhiro Kaji has been sitting pretty for almost two decades, masterfully serving his omakase menu to an ever-keen array of diners willing to
From Chase Hospitality Group comes Kasa Moto, one of Yorkville’s hottest casual restaurants. Alongside sushi rolls and seafood, signatures at this contemporary Japanese restaurant include the AAA skirt steak and whole grilled sea bass. The two-story lounge provides a comfortable and elegant dining experience with wooden floors, rounded cushioned chairs, and large open windows. Or
There’s a newbie in North York’s Koreatown strip: Kayagum. Situated in the space previously occupied by The Party Restaurant at Yonge and Finch, it sticks out among the plethora of other Korean options we have in this town, not least because starting next week it plans to stay open 24 hours a day.
Kibo Secret Garden is the first foray into luxury dining for budget-friendly Japanese restaurant chain Kibo Sushi House. Founded in September 2012, Kibo now owns and operates a whopping 23 locations across the GTA in addition to two outposts in Calgary. Even the pandemic hasn’t managed to slow down the brand’s rapid expansion, with Kibo
Kinka Izakaya opened in 2009, bringing the atmosphere of a Japanese pub to Church Street. It has since expanded and now includes locations in North York, the Annex and even Montreal. Kinka Izakaya invites you to explore Japanese cuisine beyond just sushi. Executive chef Ippei Iwata presents a menu of traditional and modern specialties made
Translating loosely to “I stay at the sake house”, Kintaro Izakaya is a Japanese restaurant on College Street that specializes in the culture’s version of tapas. The design is very intimate as the floor is filled with booths, allowing you to directly enjoy your company and the time you spend together. They specialize in a
Using only fresh ingredients, Kiyo is bringing the traditions of Japanese cuisine and culture to the Bathurst and St. Clair area. “Kiyo” comes from the word “清,” meaning “of purity.” Kiyo’s very experienced sushi chef strives to keep the fish and all other ingredients at their purest form while ensuring diners have a delicious experience.
Here at Matsuda Sushi, they’re versed in the art of indulgence. With an AYCE menu that is sure to fill you up again and again, Matsuda encourages you to come with a larger party to enjoy the true feast that’s offered here. Matsuda strives to provide quality service and food for a price tag that’s