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18 Best Sushi Restaurants in Toronto

18 Best Sushi Restaurants in Toronto

If you’re looking for the best sushi restaurants in Toronto, you’ve come to the right place, my friend.

Sushi is one of my fave things to eat, and tbh I think I could eat it every single day.

Did y’all know there are different kinds of sushi and sushi experiences as well?

I ain’t no sushi expert (and I’ve never been to Japan… yet), but I’ll try my best to share what I’ve learned over the years.

Toronto has plenty of amazing sushi restaurants, whether you’re looking for classic maki rolls or torched and pressed sushi.

Here are some of the best sushi restaurants to eat at in Toronto, including affordable, all-you-can-eat, and upscale places!

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Best sushi restaurants in Toronto


Aburi Butterfish Dragon and Aburi Scallop Dragon Rolls from Kibo Sushi House in Richmond Hill, Ontario

Kibo Sushi House

Kibo Sushi is a fave of many Torontonians not only because of all their convenient locations, but because of their affordable yet delicious sushi rolls.

They’ve got plenty of different sushi and sashimi combos or a la carte rolls, alongside cooked dishes like Gyoza and Chicken Karaage.

My go-to order is the Spicy Maki Trio combo, which comes with 6 pieces each of spicy California, spicy salmon, and spicy tuna rolls – they make some of the best spicy rolls out there!

Spicy salmon and spicy tuna rolls from Kibo Sushi House in Richmond Hill, Ontario

I also love any of their aburi (torched) sushi rolls – they’re absolutely amaze.

If you haven’t heard of aburi sushi, it’s flame-seared (or torched) sushi!

Kibo has plenty of locations across Toronto, with some just being takeout spots and some having actual seating inside for dining in.

You can order for pick up through Ritual (one of my fave Toronto food apps), and you can get $10 off your first order using my link!

LOCATION: Various locations


Assembly Chef's Hall in Toronto

Tachi

Tachi is a casual stand-up sushi bar inside Assembly Chef’s Hall, run by the same restaurant group behind Sushi Masaki Saito (Canada’s only restaurant to have two Michelin Stars!)

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Their dine-in omakase menu is $69.75 per person, and you get 11 pieces of sushi and 1 handroll in literally 30 minutes.

Their omakase menu changes up by the season, and features things like O-Toro (fatty tuna) and Ikura (salmon roe).

They only have 8 standing spots, which is typical for stand-up sushi shops in Japan!

LOCATION: 111 Richmond St W, Toronto, ON


The Haam

Sushi or tacos? Why not have the best of both worlds?

The Haam serves up Japanese and Mexican fusion dishes at their cozy restaurant in Toronto.

They’ve got plenty of sashimi, nigiri, maki rolls, and hand rolls, as well as their own special rolls.

I love that even their special rolls are Mexican-inspired, like their Lion King Roll with jalapeno salsa and their Volcano Fiesta Roll with chipotle mayo and cilantro!

They’ve even got some oshi sushi options if you’re craving some pressed sushi, and sushi boats if you’re looking to serve a big group.

If you’re in the mood for tacos, they’ve got a large selection of Mexican and Asian-inspired tacos on the menu like their Gochujang Barbacoa Taco and Carnitas Taco.

LOCATION: 342 Adelaide St. West, Toronto, ON


Planta Queen

Vegan sushi? Is that really a thing? Why yes, it is.

I once visited a vegan sushi restaurant in the GTA where the menu was literally just tofu with food colouring and I was screaming inside.

Thankfully, Planta Queen in the Entertainment District is actually quite inventive with their sushi rolls, with dishes like their Ahi Watermelon Nigiri and Unagi Eggplant.

They’ve also got other plant-based, Asian-inspired dishes on the menu like their General D’s Cauliflower and Pineapple Fried Rice.

Whether you’re vegan or not, you’ll definitely enjoy eating at Planta Queen on Queen West.

They’re part of the Planta family of restaurants, with each location focusing on different cuisines (all of which are vegan).

All of their restaurants are also v Instagrammable if you’re in search of Instagram-worthy restaurants to eat at!

LOCATION: 180 Queen St W, Toronto, ON


KAKA All You Can Eat sushi restaurant in Toronto

KAKA All You Can Eat

In the mood for some good all-you-can-eat sushi?

Just because you’re eating AYCE, doesn’t mean you have to skimp out on quality.

KAKA serves up delicious and great quality sushi at their restaurant on Bay Street.

They’ve got classic maki rolls like Black Dragon and Dynamite, as well as unique specialty rolls like their Honey Mustard Salmon Roll and Fried Chicken Roll.

They even have aburi nigiri and aburi oshi sushi, which you don’t usually find at AYCE sushi restaurants.

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If you haven’t heard of aburi oshi sushi, it’s torched and pressed sushi, and it literally tastes like heaven on earth – especially with the caramelization of the sauces!

Their AYCE menu is $36.99 per person on weekdays and $37.99 per person on Fridays and weekends.

You can also find them in Markham, located inside the First Markham Place plaza.

LOCATION: 655 Bay St #5, Toronto, ON


PROJECT:FISH

Okay, so PROJECT:FISH is actually located in North York, but it’s still part of Toronto, okay?!

It’s one of my absolute fave sushi spots in Toronto, and they’ve got amazing aburi and oshi sushi.

They’ve also got classic rolls like Dynamite Rolls and California Rolls, but the pressed sushi is what you’ll want to come here for.

The Salmon Oshi is just *chef’s kiss*.

LOCATION: 16 Park Home Ave, Toronto, ON


Aburi oshi sushi in the Mix8 bento box from Torch Pressed Sushi in Toronto

Torch Pressed Sushi

Torch combines ancient Japanese techniques with modern flavours and ingredients for their incredible aburi oshi sushi.

Their bento boxes are actually pretty fairly-priced for such high-quality aburi oshi sushi.

Go for their Mix8, which comes with all 8 of their Torch sushi alongside seaweed salad and edamame.

Or, if you’re a bit hungrier, go for their Tasting Box ($24.99), which comes with the exact same items alongside a lobster hand roll and toro hand roll!

I absolutely die for their Fantastic 4 (with butterfish, spicy sauce, fried shrimp, surimi, and tobiko) and Marinated Butterfish (with marinated butterfish, jalapẽno garlic sauce, seaweed paste, and chili ginger).

They specifically specialize in takeout, but you can also dine in!

Torch’s OG location is also in North York, but they now have a downtown location as well.

Their downtown location is near Church & Wellesley and their North York location is near Yonge & Finch inside the Upper East Food Club!

LOCATION: Various locations


Miku Toronto

Miku is one of the most popular sushi restaurants in Toronto, and they’re actually originally from Vancouver.

They’re known for their aburi oshi sushi, but they’ve also got French and Italian-inspired cooked dishes like Corn Bisque and Kaisen Soba Peperoncino.

Splurge with their Kaiseki (a traditional Japanese-style prix-fixe menu with small dishes) for $125 per person, which features 5 courses on handcrafted Japanese plateware.

The story behind the company is pretty cool: the owner, Seigo Nakamura, took after his father’s sushi restaurant in the 90’s, and he’s since opened up several restaurants in Vancouver and Toronto.

LOCATION: 10 Bay St #105, Toronto, ON


Premium Sushi Lunch from Minami restaurant in Vancouver, British Columbia

Minami

Minami is actually a sister restaurant to Miku (both from Vancouver), and I’m personally more of a fan of Minami.

They’ve got everything from oshi sushi to their own signature sushi rolls, and it’s all amaze.

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They also have some delicious entree options, including their Charred Octopus Wasabi Niçoise and Charcoal Aburi Chicken and Foie Gras.

If you’re in the mood for a tasting menu, they offer a 4-course tasting menu for $125, which can be paired with wine and sake for $40.

They’ve also got an extensive sake list, as well as their own craft cocktails!

You can find them in the Entertainment District by King & John.

LOCATION: 225 King St W, Toronto, ON


JaBistro

Aburi oshi sushi is the specialty at JaBistro, but they’ve also got some a la carte options (sashimi, nigiri, or temaki) and cooked dishes.

They’ve also got sashimi and lobster platters if you’re looking to serve a party!

If you’re looking to grab some drinks, they have a large selection of Japanese alcohol and cocktails, including a few mocktail options.

JaBistro is part of the Kinka family of restaurants, which also operates Kinka Izakaya and Kinton Ramen!

LOCATION: 222 Richmond St W, Toronto, ON


Yuzu No Hana

Yuzu No Hana is an upscale sushi restaurant in Toronto that serves up an incredible 8-course Omakase for $140 per person.

You can also order a la carte, and they’ve got plenty of sushi and sashimi options (such as O-Toro and Uni), maki rolls (including Spicy Salmon and Lobster), and cooked dishes (like Softshell Crab and Kobe Beef).

They’ve even got party platters at pretty decent prices, ranging from $55 to $95.

P.S. If you don’t know what omakase is, it’s a traditional Japanese tradition where the chef puts together their own selection of dishes featuring the freshest seasonal seafood.

It’s basically a set menu, and the chef makes each dish right in front of you!

LOCATION: 236 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON


Akira Back

Michelin Star Chef Akira Back blends Japanese and Korean cuisine at his restaurant in Toronto.

Some of their rolls have pretty amusing names, like their Hot Mess or Brother From Another Mother.

They’ve even got delish cooked dishes like their AB Wagyu Tacos and King Crab Fried Rice.

Fun fact: Chef Akira Back was once a professional snowboarder in Colorado, and now he operates his restaurants around the world!

You can find his Toronto restaurant inside the Bisha Hotel, one of my fave boutique hotels in Toronto.

LOCATION: 80 Blue Jays Way, Toronto, ON


Yasu

Yasu was Canada’s very first Japanese omakase sushi bar, and they’re definitely one of the best in Toronto.

They have extremely limited seating with just 12 seats, and the 2-hour omakase experience is $155 per person.

They even do takeout, and you can grab their Omakase Sushi Box for $95!

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Chef Yasuhisa Ouchi opened Yasu in Toronto back in 2014, and he now also has a location in Beverly Hills!

LOCATION: 81 Harbord St, Toronto, ON


Yukashi Japanese Cuisine

Chef Daisuke Izutsu has cooked for royals and many important people, and you can enjoy his Kaiseki-style menu at Yukashi.

This cozy and intimate Midtown Toronto restaurant only seats 15, and their Kaiseki-style menu is focused on fresh, seasonal ingredients.

Their 9-course tasting menu is $195 per person, and sake pairings are also available.

Chef Izutsu is well-known for Kaiseki Sakura (now closed), Don Don Izakaya (as a partner), and Kasa Moto (as Chef de Cuisine)!

Yukashi earned one Michelin Star on the 2022 Toronto Michelin Guide, which is amazing!

LOCATION: 643a Mt Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON


Kaiseki Yu-zen Hashimoto Restaurant

This Michelin Star restaurant is located in North York, and it’s so worth heading up north for.

Chef Masaki Hashimoto prepares his 8-course Kaiseki menu himself every night, showcasing the seasons while celebrating Japanese ingredients.

The lunch tasting menu is $250 per person and features 6 courses, while the dinner tasting menu is $350 per person and features 8 courses.

The stunning interior will literally transport you to Japan, and they’ve only got three tables inside the restaurant.

Chef Hashimoto trained in Kaiseki cuisine for 15 years in Japan, and he’s one of the few Kaiseki chefs to leave Japan and start a Kaiseki restaurant abroad!

LOCATION: 6 Garamond Ct, North York, ON


Shoushin

Chef Jackie Lin prepares authentic Edomae-style sushi and omakase on a 200-year-old hinoki wood counter at his Michelin Star restaurant in Toronto’s Bedford Park neighbourhood.

The omakase prix fixe menu is $330 per person, and the chef’s specialty, Obsession Perfection Omakase, starts at $480 per person.

Sake pairings are available, and they even feature rare sakes on occasion that you won’t find anywhere else in Toronto.

Like many omakase restaurants, there’s very limited seating, with just 14 seats inside the restaurant.

Chef Lin has been a sushi chef for over two decades, and Shoushin is his first ever restaurant!

LOCATION: 3328 Yonge St, Toronto, ON


Aburi Hana

If you’re in the mood for more fancy sushi, try the Kyō-Kaiseki Tasting Menu at Aburi Hana.

Kyō-Kaiseki cuisine focuses on fresh and seasonal ingredients from both the land and the sea, and Aburi Hana uses both local and Japanese ingredients.

The tasting menu is $380 per person, so it’s definitely a spot for a special occasion, and wine and spirits pairings are an additional $180 per person.

Because it is a nicer spot, they also have a dress code of business casual attire.

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Aburi Hana is actually by the same restaurant group behind Miku and Minami (both originally from Vancouver)!

You can find them right in the heart of Yorkville, and they also received one Michelin Star on the 2022 Toronto Michelin Guide.

LOCATION: 102 Yorkville Ave, Unit 4 Lower Level, Toronto, ON


Sushi Masaki Saito

Sushi Masaki Saito is the first and only restaurant in Canada with a two Michelin-starred chef, and it’s run by Chef Masaki Saito.

They were also the only restaurant to be awarded two Michelin Stars in Toronto’s very first edition of the Michelin Guide for 2022!

Their specialty and only offering is their omakase menu, which changes up seasonally and features fish flown in exclusively from Japan.

It also costs $600 per person *wipes sweat from forehead*, so it’s definitely a special occasion spot (unless you’re rollin’ in the dough).

They literally get booked up months in advance, so you’ll have to plan ahead for this one.

Their restaurant is housed in a historic Victorian building on Avenue Road, with an Old Edo-style interior.

They even imported a 200-year old Hinoki dining counter from Nara, Japan!

LOCATION: 88 Avenue Rd, Toronto, ON


Best sushi restaurants in Toronto:

  1. Kibo Sushi House
  2. Tachi
  3. The Haam
  4. Planta Queen
  5. KAKA All You Can Eat
  6. PROJECT:FISH
  7. Torch Pressed Sushi
  8. Miku Toronto
  9. Minami
  10. JaBistro
  11. Yuzu No Hana
  12. Akira Back
  13. Yasu
  14. Yukashi Japanese Cuisine
  15. Kaiseki Yu-zen Hashimoto Restaurant
  16. Shoushin
  17. Aburi Hana
  18. Sushi Masaki Saito

These were some of the best sushi restaurants to visit in Toronto, whether you’re looking for classic maki rolls or aburi oshi sushi!

Have you been to any of these sushi restaurants in Toronto? What are the best sushi spots you’ve eaten at? Let me know on Twitter or Instagram!

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