Inside Tomoya Japanese Bistro & Bar, chefs aren’t the only ones cooking. Though they do craft an array of sushi and traditional Japanese noodle and rice dishes, they also look on as diners marinate their own steak, seafood, and vegetable morsels in pots of hot shabu broth. Servers ferry some of these dishes to small wooden tables and place them on woven mats. The interior immerses visitors in a colour palette of cool grey stone and warm browns, which recessed ceiling lights illuminate. Small canvas paintings of flowers balance out empty wall space, elegantly popping like a peacock that wandered into your living room.