Certain restaurants are known for their expertise at turning out signature foods really well. They've pinned down the ingredients, mastered the process, and gained a strong following as a result. Toronto has had much success cultivating great restaurants and creating a substantial market for Sushi. Locals can't get enough of the city's excellent food, and you'll often find them, along with eager tourists, at popular Ematei or at Nami, a major player in the field. Make sure you see what all the fuss is about!


One of the finest Japanese restaurants in Toronto, this large, attractive restaurant allows diners the choice of eating at the sushi bar, in tatami rooms, or joined by other patrons at a cooking grill. Seafood reigns supreme and varies from...  Read More


This Japanese bistro is loved by Japanese tourists for its authenticity. The sushi is the freshest around, and appetizers are perfect. In the bar or one of the tatami rooms, a hot pot can be ordered and shared among friends.

Hiro Sushi

The consensus of opinion about Hiro is that the only way to truly appreciate it is to sit at the sushi bar and order the omakase. Watch as each tidbit is prepared, chat with the chef, and relax – then marvel that anything could taste so...  Read More

West Toronto

This is about the most authentically Japanese sushi you're likely to find anywhere. Every ingredient is imported from Japan, including the rice and the fish. You won't find any California rolls or uniquely Western concoctions. Every dish on the...  Read More

Blowfish Restaurant + Sake Bar

When they think wine bar, most people's minds conjure up a restaurant that serves a variety of reds, whites and sparkling. But in Japan, wine is sake, and like so much of Japanese cuisine, sake production is an art form. Blowfish combines a...  Read More