The artistic chefs at Sushi Kai skillfully cut sushi and use fresh fish, meats, and high-quality produce when creating dishes for their traditional Japanese menu. Celebrating Japan?s most popular import, the sushi chefs can roll choices from 25 maki options including barbecued eel and thinly carved yellowtail sashimi, or set off in-mouth fireworks with cone-shaped spicy-tuna hand rolls. Japanese curries introduce diners to a lesser-known Japanese specialty, greeting tongues with a choice of chicken, beef, pork, or fish. As diners share bites of sushi, they lounge in Sushi Kai's minimalist dining room and lecture its plants on proper photosynthesis technique.
Ichiban has been slinging its extensive menu of Japanese fare to local fishophiles since 1983, with fresh omega-3-powered fishfare delighting dinner-diners. Confuse country-centric culinary beliefs by starting with an order of the sushi pizza, a fried-rice crust topped with salmon ($7) or tuna ($9), or sink taste-talons into the sweet-potato tempura ($7), fried to a golden brown. Full-plated entrees at the eatery include teriyaki ($12–$24), marinated meats ($14+), and rice and noodle nests ($8–$13), with a sushi selection offering fresh glistening sashimi ($3+), as well as classic and contemporary rice-rolled treats. The lobster tobiko roll ($10) swaddles the meat of the mighty crustacean with avocado, fresh veggies, flying fish roe, and a mint mayonnaise to offer a decadent dip into unchartered culinary waters, while the Las Vegas roll ($13) hits the jackpot of Neptune-approved nourishment with its amalgamation of shrimp tempura, crab stick, avocado, cucumber, and cream cheese blanketed with fresh tuna and salmon.
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.
Sagano Japanese?s entrees are served with a side of Toronto?s skyline. A sweeping view of the city is afforded by the eatery?s perch on the rooftop of Delta Toronto East, serving both hotel guests and the general public alike. As the sun sets in the sky, parties kick off dinners with seared scallops and shrimp encased in a crispy tempura shell. Chefs also slather teriyaki sauce atop grilled sirloin beef and slice the popular California roll into bite-size pieces. Couples can opt for more intimate dining experience as chefs prepare meals right at the table or just outside your car window.