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The 5 Best Sushi Restaurants in Toronto

Looking for the best sushi restaurants in Toronto? Luckily for you, we’ve put together a list of our favorites and rated them all here!

Read on to see which ones we scored highest.

The Cost of Eating at a Sushi Restaurant in Toronto

Here are the costs of some of the most common sushi types in Toronto:

Types of SushiAverage Cost
Nigiri$25 / 7pcs
Sashimi$5 / 3pcs
Maki$23 / 6pcs
Uramaki$8 / pc
Temaki$25 *good for two

Top Sushi Restaurants in Toronto

We chopped down our vast selection using the following criteria:

Dining experience Based on the location and ambiance of the restaurant according to customer reviews and our best judgment upon first and subsequent visits within the review period. We also looked into their food handling and safety (since sushi deals with raw ingredients) according to the food safety standards established by Health Canada.
Food Based on the variety of sushi available (as a general rule, the restaurant must serve some of the most common types of sushi) as well as serving options (e.g. ala carte). Additional meals and drinks were also looked into.
Prices Based on the average cost per sushi order depending on the type and quality of sushi. The average cost must fall within the median price of sushi in Toronto.
Customer service Based on the average rating on Google Reviews (at least 4 stars) combined with the results from our survey. Our online survey included past customers from respective restaurants within the last 10 months.

1. Yasu

Yasu Homepage
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MENU Omakase sushi
WEBSITEhttps://yasu-sushibar.com/index.html
ADDRESS81 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S 1G4
CONTACT DETAILS+1 416-477-2361

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURSMonday - Sunday: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Dining experience★★★★★ (5/5)
    Location and ambiance    ★★★★★ (5/5)
    Food handling and safety    ★★★★★ (5/5)
Food★★★★☆ (4/5)
    Variety of sushi    ★★★★☆ (4/5)
    Serving options    ★★★★☆ (4/5)
    Additional meals and drinks    ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Prices★★★★☆ (4/5)
Customer service★★★★★ (5/5)

Bearing the title as the first Japanese omakase sushi bar in Canada, we naturally had high expectations for Yasu. And much like its beloved patrons, we weren’t disappointed with the menu and the great customer service.

One of the things that make this sushi restaurant unique is its approach to the dining experience. There is only one menu containing 20 different items to explore, plus a pairing option with a bottle of sake.

There are both good and bad sides to this approach, in our opinion, although it all boils down to personal taste. It preserves the traditional way of serving sushi but on the flip side, these make for slightly unexciting choices that might disappoint a sushi lover.

Nonetheless, they’re a wonderful choice if you want to try various sushi types in a quiet environment. The seating is limited to only 12 seats so you don’t have to suffer from casual chatting as background noise.

Of course, this level of dining can easily cost you $155 (even up to $200 after taxes). But you’re paying for the enticing atmosphere with unbeatable food quality.

As a final note, we love the short server’s presentations that they have with each sushi type. Guests get to know the history and culture behind each one so you leave with a full tummy and a happy mind.

Pros

  • Quiet and exclusive dining experience
  • Specializes in traditional sushi-making
  • Renowned and highly-skilled chef
  • Exceptional seafood quality
  • Flexible operating days and hours

Cons

  • Limited menu options
  • Expensive

Customer Reviews

Impressive food quality

What an amazing place. I see why it has the reputation it does. The quality of the 10+ dishes were impressive and the service offered by the staff was equally great. Some of the dishes just melt so elegantly in your mouth and there’s nothing quite like that. Definitely a place to try if you want a solid omakase experience. – Khoi Pham

Elegant yet comfortable experience 

I really enjoyed this omakse experience. There is a wide variety including some sushi I’ve never tried before like shirako. The service was great – they gave clear background on each dish and even asked us for our preference in the rice level. Yasu has an elegant yet comfortable vibe. Would love to go back again! – Ben Anandappa

2. JaBistro

JaBistro Homepage
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MENU Sashimi, sushi, bistro, dessert, cocktails, sake, beer, wine
WEBSITEhttps://www.jabistro.com/
ADDRESS222 Richmond St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1V6
CONTACT DETAILS+1 647-748-0222
OPERATING HOURSMonday - Sunday: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Dining experience★★★★★ (5/5)
    Location and ambiance    ★★★★☆ (4/5)
    Food handling and safety    ★★★★★ (5/5)
Food★★★★★ (5/5)
    Variety of sushi    ★★★★☆ (4/5)
    Serving options    ★★★★★ (5/5)
    Additional meals and drinks    ★★★★★ (5/5)
Prices★★★★☆ (4/5)
Customer service★★★★☆ (4/5)

If you want the full sushi experience, we think JaBistro is an exciting way to start. With flexible meal options, you can discover various sushi types in one trip and even down some nice cocktails or a side of bourbon.

In our opinion, the menu is a bit small but at least you can mix and match your order depending on what you want to try first. There are a la carte options such as temaki and sashimi if you just want a bit of everything.

One of the highlights of this restaurant is their aburi oshi sushi, which is also their top specialty. According to its past customers, the taste was “unique” and even one customer said that no soy sauce was necessary to amplify the flavor.

What we loved beyond the sushi options is their beverages ranging from hand-picked sakes to the finest of wines. It’s a great combination for a date night so we reckon it’s a sweet place for an intimate gathering.

Speaking of gatherings, you may find this a good place for private events, both big and small. They have a rooftop patio and a dining room suitable for all kinds of celebrations with enough space to move.

Of course, to finish it all off, there are also sashimi and lobster platters available for big occasions. Top it with some mocktail options and we think you already have what you need for a memorable night out.

Pros

  • Specializes in aburi oshi sushi
  • Wide and unique selection of cocktails
  • Food platters available
  • Open for private events
  • Flexible operating days and hours

Cons

  • Limited menu options
  • Expensive

Customer Reviews

Worth every penny

Had the tasting menu here the other day and was completely satisfied. The sushi was fresh and delicious, service was on point, and there was so much attention paid to the presentation and quality of the food. The place is a bit pricey but worth every penny. Go big or go home! – Claire Hoon

Great food options and location

Went here for lunch on their rooftop patio, there’s a tent and heaters so it’s great for any weather! Ordered the salmon don, oshizushi and jabistroll. They were all very good! Wish the don had more fish though, because there wasn’t enough for the amount of rice they give. Also had their Walter lychee mocktail which was really tasty. – Shirley Ngai

3. Kibo Secret Garden

Kibo Secret Garden Homepage
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MENU Omakase, sake pairings, udon, maki, SG roll, press sushi, attakai, tsumetai, Sato's tokubetsu
WEBSITEhttp://kibosecretgarden.com/
ADDRESS154 Cumberland St Upper Level, Toronto, ON M5R 1A8
CONTACT DETAILS+1 416-519-4580

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURS

Monday - Friday: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Friday & Saturday: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Sunday: 12:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Dining experience★★★★★ (5/5)
    Location and ambiance    ★★★★★ (5/5)
    Food handling and safety    ★★★★★ (5/5)
Food★★★★★ (5/5)
    Variety of sushi    ★★★★★ (5/5)
    Serving options    ★★★★☆ (4/5)
    Additional meals and drinks    ★★★★★ (5/5)
Prices★★★★☆ (4/5)
Customer service★★★★☆ (4/5)

Tucked in a luxe spot in Yorkville, Kibo Secret Garden has all the factors you can find in a top-class, fine-dining experience. Beyond the spectacular atmosphere, here are a few more things we’d love to note about this restaurant.

To begin with, they have a decent menu where you can try various sushi types – even ones that you can’t find anywhere else. The quality of the ingredients was top-notch and the flavors were truly delightful.

While we agree for the most part (as the majority of their offers have exceptional freshness), we do think there’s a bit of inconsistency too. We had visits where the dishes and customer service weren’t up to par with our standards.

But for the remarkable ones, we can say that the restaurant does live to the hype and its reputation. There are a la carte options as well as sake pairings, perfect for every kind of customer walking through its doors.

The prices are still quite expensive (although that’s typical in sushi places) but we do think you might save a few bucks here. A typical dining experience hits about $115, which is already a fair deal for such a luxurious venue.

Finally, watching the chefs make these hand-crafted sushis truly seals the deal for us. The experience is remarkably friendly with great staff, service, and servings of some of the best sushi out there.

Pros

  • Good selection of various sushi and drinks
  • Luxe and high-end atmosphere
  • Exceptional food quality
  • Offers unique types of sushi
  • Fairly competitive prices

Cons

  • Inconsistency in meals and service
  • Difficult to book at times

Customer Reviews

Exceeds expectations 

I’ve always loved sushi, and when I went vegetarian more than a decade ago the choices diminished. My socks got blown off tonight. Eric listened to what I was looking for and superseded my expectations! I’m so happy right now!! – Jessi Leduc

Above the best

The sushi I had tonight from Kibo Secret Garden was head and shoulders above any of the other Kibo sushi that I have had. It was so flavourful. With every penny! When you are looking for sushi in downtown Toronto, no need to look anywhere but here! Thank you Erick for taking good care of us. We look forward to seeing you again. – Sunny Kim

4. Tachi

Tachi Homepage
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MENU Omakase sushi
WEBSITEhttp://www.tachistandup.com/
ADDRESS111 Richmond St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2G4
CONTACT DETAILS+1 437-974-6367
OPERATING HOURS

Dine-in:

Friday and Saturday: 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm & 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Delivery:

Wednesday - Saturday: 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm & 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Dining experience★★★★★ (5/5)
    Location and ambiance    ★★★★☆ (4/5)
    Food handling and safety    ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Food★★★★★ (5/5)
    Variety of sushi    ★★★★★ (5/5)
    Serving options    ★★★★☆ (4/5)
    Additional meals and drinks    ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Prices★★★★☆ (4/5)
Customer service★★★★★ (5/5)

Being Canada’s first stand-up sushi restaurant, we can say that Tachi is definitely up for the game.  Just like the meaning of the restaurant’s name, they certainly give traditional ways of bringing memorable experiences to its customers.

On top of our list is their premium omakase menu which serves a vast selection of sushi. Surely this can give its customers a feeling of being transported back to Japan with the addition of the sushi being freshly made by experienced chefs in front of them.

Despite its very small place, people can still have a unique dining experience with the customers having to stand while eating. 30-minute tasting sensation with Japanese masters at their crafts – we understand why it’s a sought-after place.

Other restaurants also offer delivery services but we think this one does it best. You can enjoy their premium sushi experience in the comfort of your home where you can also request a customized sushi bento box.

Overall, despite the place being quite pricey, you are certainly in for great quality sushi. Also, we found out that they now offer Hibiki Japanese Harmony so now guests can partner their favorite sushi with one of the world’s top five whiskies.

One piece of advice we can give (which we think is a very important one) is not to make a reservation if there is a possibility of cancellation, as they charge $30 for no-shows. Transfers of reservations are possible though, so keep that in mind.

Pros

  • First and only stand up omakase
  • Serves great quality of sushi
  • Wide variations of omakase menu
  • Transferrable reservations
  • Solid delivery services
  • Great whisky selection

Cons

  • Limited number of standing spots
  • Quite pricey

Customer Reviews

Great value for the price

Best omakase in Toronto, great value for the price. Loved the fish quality. Unique standing experience felt intimate with only one other couple eating beside us. Had a nice chat with the chef who is from Japan. Quick 30 minute dinner, but didn’t feel rushed at all. – Eric Chung

Efficient service

WOW. What an AMAZING EXPERIENCE. Come here for the best omakase!!! Each bite was perfectly seasoned and presented beautifully, all the seafood was incredibly fresh and the service was lovely and efficient. The chef served each piece at a nice pace and had great conversation. I wish I could eat here all day everyday! – Monika Souryaphanh

5. Miku Toronto

Miku Toronto Homepage
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MENU Aburi sushi & cuisine
WEBSITEhttps://mikutoronto.com/
ADDRESS10 Bay St. #105, Toronto, ON M5J 2R8
CONTACT DETAILS+1 647-347-7347
OPERATING HOURSMonday: 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Tuesday - Sunday: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Dining experience★★★★★ (5/5)
    Location and ambiance    ★★★★☆ (4/5)
    Food handling and safety    ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Food★★★★★ (5/5)
    Variety of sushi    ★★★★★ (5/5)
    Serving options    ★★★★☆ (4/5)
    Additional meals and drinks    ★★★★★ (5/5)
Prices★★★★☆ (4/5)
Customer service★★★★★ (5/5)

For the best aburi cuisine in town, we recommend Miku Toronto. Through their experienced chefs, customers are expected to receive a unique dining experience focusing mostly on aburi sushi and special land-based dishes.

Having only been open since 2015, we are pleased and surprised with their vast selection of menus with excellent sake choices and an impressive wine list. With these, guests can definitely have so many options to choose from.

Besides their fan-favorite sushi, most guests, based on the reviews, attest to the intricate attention of the restaurant throughout their service. It is because Miku Toronto also offers Japanese and European-inspired desserts which can be a perfect ending to the customer’s culinary experience. 

To complete the whole experience, we had visits where we asked some of the customers of their favorites on the menu. They highly recommend both the Miku Signature Sushi Selection, as well as the Aburi Oshi Sampler.

Another good thing about Miku Toronto is they are open for dinner service seven nights a week. This is great for couples looking for an intimate place to spend dinner nights where they can enjoy their extensive beverage program and sushi.

Being a high-end restaurant, with its impeccable service and exquisite foods to offer, it is safe to say that our expectations of Miku Toronto were met. And yes, we do agree that it is for sure one of Canada’s popular sushi restaurants that you can check out.

Pros

  • Offers vast selections of aburi sushi and cuisine
  • Can accommodate group reservations (7-14 people)
  • Available for take-out and delivery
  • Offers virtual gift card

Cons

  • Expensive

Customer Reviews

Exquisite food

Had the set meal for my birthday with sake, and it was incredible. The service was so wonderful and the food was exquisite. Definitely going back for the regular menu and will be splurging on the set meal for a special occasion for sure. The dessert was a real highlight–it was yuzu mango and I’ve never had anything more enjoyable. – Rochelle D’souza

Top-notch service

Anytime I crave Japanese, Miku is top of mind! The Aburi dishes are out of this world. The quality is fish is incredible and the service is always top notch. It’s always great to see familiar faces since the day they opened – this says a lot about management. Will always continue to return. – Tara Edwards

FAQs About Sushi Restaurants in Toronto


Once you got your fix of your favorite sushi rolls, explore more dining options across the city starting with the following: