Hanmoto is an ultra-cool Japanese snack bar tucked in an unmarked building just north of Dundas West. Leave diets at the door because the food here is indulgent izakaya fare at its best. Case in point are the restaurant’s legendary Dyno Wings: deep-fried chicken wings filled with spicy pork sausage. The shareable dishes are all
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.
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
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
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.