Even the name is a greeting. ‘Konnichiwa’ in Japanese means good afternoon, which is why owners Kohei Matsuyama and Michiko Takahashi decided to name their restaurant such a welcoming phrase. Kohei and Michiko have extensive experience working in some of the finest restaurants in Tokyo and Toronto. When they decided to combine their skills and business savvy, Konnichiwa was the result! With items like Hiyashi Chuka, a cold noodle dish, or their very popular grilled salmon, it’s easy to see why Konnichiwa has become a favorite of many Toronto residents and frequent visitors. With beautiful décor, elegantly presented food, and some artistically gifted employees (if the specials board is any indication), Konnichiwa is worth a visit!
If you're in Toronto and have a craving for noodles, head over to Kenzo Ramen on Dundas Street. Tucked away in a small storefront, Kenzo may appear unassuming, but the flavors that the dishes offer is anything but. For a delicious dish that is sure to delight all your senses, try the yakisoba, featuring stir-fried noodles mixed with a variety of vegetables and chicken, all cooked together on an iron plate. If you think of crinkling plastic and freeze-dried mini meat cubes when you think of ramen, think again—Kenzo Ramen serves up authentic Japanese ramen dishes in the traditional fashion: with style, class and savory flavor.
Make a reservation or just walk in to Guu Sakabar to experience great tasting Japanese cuisine in a simple yet pleasant atmosphere. Delighting Toronto locals since 2011, get your fill of all the Japanese classics from udon to seaweed salad. Come prepared to have a great food amidst fun and laughter. And don't forget to check out at their drinks menu - there's something there for everyone. It's the best way to get an authentic Japanese experience without visiting Japan.