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22 Best Sushi Restaurants in Toronto

22 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!

If you’re looking for more great sushi spots in the GTA, peep out the best sushi restaurants in North York, Markham, or Richmond Hill.

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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.

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

Kibo actually has a new upscale sushi restaurant in Yorkville called Kibo Secret Garden!

LOCATION: Various locations


J San Sushi & Market in Markham, Ontario

J San Sushi Bar

J San serves up incredible torched sushi rolls and fresh sashimi at their restaurant on Jarvis.

They’ve got plenty of delicious options on their menu, but their lunch specials and sushi combos are what you’ll want to order.

You absolutely need to try their heavenly Torched Sushi & Roll Combo, which comes with torched salmon, tuna, scallop, beef and shrimp, as well as their Ultimate Dragon Roll.

J San Sushi & Market in Markham, Ontario
The Torched Sushi & Roll Combo from J San.

They normally do have seating inside the restaurant, but it’s currently closed off, so you’ll have to just grab takeout.

They also have a location in Markham, which operates as both a sushi bar and market!

LOCATION: 186 Jarvis St, Toronto, ON


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!)

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

If you visit between 3-5 PM, you get a 15% discount, which is pretty sweet.

Their omakase menu changes up by the season, and features ingredients 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 incredible 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 W, Toronto, ON


Flame Sushi & Bar

Flame-seared sushi, fresh oysters, and Japanese drinks are what you’ll find at this gorgeous spot located right on Queen, near Osgoode Station.

This upscale sushi hotspot serves up all kinds of torched sushi specialties, as well as fun appetizers like fusion tacos and fried bites.

They’ve got an extensive drink menu with plenty of sake options (including a sake flight), alongside Japanese-inspired cocktails, Japanese spirits and beers, and international wines.

Their lunch specials are also pretty decent, all ranging from $15.99 to $20.99.

LOCATION: 204 Queen St W, 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 all literally just tofu with food colouring, and it was just not it.

Thankfully, Planta Queen in the Entertainment District is actually quite inventive with their sushi rolls, with unique options 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 in Toronto?

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

KAKA serves up delicious and great quality sushi alongside izakaya-inspired dishes 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.

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 $41.99 per person on weekdays and $43.99 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: Kitchen Restaurant in Richmond Hill, Ontario

PROJECT:FISH

PROJECT:FISH is an amazing sushi spot in North York, serving up a unique variety of delicious aburi oshi sushi and special rolls.

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

Project Fish: Kitchen Restaurant in Richmond Hill, Ontario

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

They’ve also got a few fun taco options made with either a gyoza shell or seaweed shell!

They also have a restaurant in Richmond Hill called PF Sushi Bar, where they serve up a pretty similar menu.

LOCATION: 16 Park Home Ave, Toronto, ON


Mix8 bento box from Torch Pressed Sushi in North York

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, 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).

Torch’s OG location is at the Upper East Food Club in North York (near Yonge & Finch), but they have a downtown location as well near Church & Wellesley.

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

LOCATION: Various locations


Aburi oshi sushi from Aburi Tora sushi restaurant at Yorkdale Shopping Centre in North York, Ontario

Aburi TORA

Aburi TORA is a sister restaurant to the wildly popular sushi restaurants Miku and Minami, all of which are originally based out of Vancouver.

They’re all about their aburi oshi sushi, and they have a huge selection to choose from.

I absolutely love their Aburi Ebi Oshi (shrimp) and Aburi Saba Oshi (mackerel), and Adam especially loves the Aburi Crab Sushi.

They’ve got several different aburi oshi trios, which are perfect for if you’re looking to try a variety of different torch pressed sushi.

You order on an iPad, then it comes straight to you on a conveyer belt!

You can find Aburi TORA inside Yorkdale Mall in North York, and you’ll actually have to take an elevator up to the restaurant. Fancy!

If you’re interested in seeing more, you can peep out my TikTok video to get an inside look at Aburi TORA.

LOCATION: 3401 Dufferin St, North York, ON


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.

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

You can also take your pick from their extensive sake list, or enjoy one of their delicious craft cocktails!

You can find Minami 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


Japanese Gozen-style meal set at Jumi Gozen Bar in North York

Jumi Gozen Bar

If you’re craving a unique dinner experience, you’ve definitely got to visit Jumi in North York – it’s Toronto’s very first gozen bar!

Gozen is a traditional Japanese meal set featuring a main dish, rice, soup, tsukudani (pickles), and multiple side dishes, all served together beautifully on a tray.

It’s also known as the “Emperor’s Meal”, because it was historically served to high class emperors and nobles of the Japanese empire!

Every single detail of every dish is artfully crafted by the chefs right in front of you, so it’s a very cool and intimate experience.

The menu also changes up seasonally, and even the plating is on-theme with the seasons.

Japanese Gozen-style meal set at Jumi Gozen Bar in North York
The first course featured a whole variety of unique dishes, including lobster broth miso soup, king crab marinated with hokkaido uni and crab miso, and monkfish liver with roasted almonds.
Jumi Gozen Bar in North York
The hot pot with seasonal seafood, yuzu, and ginger was comforting on a cold winter day.
Jumi Gozen Bar in North York
6 piece Chef’s choice nigiri and 1 seasonal handroll, all very fresh.
Jumi Gozen Bar in North York
The Japanese cheese mousse with ginger granité was heavenly.

You have to book a reservation in advance with a limited number of counter seats available, and the time slots are either 5:30 or 7:30 PM from Thursday to Monday.

They also offer a lunch menu during the week and a late night bar menu on weekends!

Jumi Gozen Bar in North York
You can see all the dishes being prepared right in front of you at the intimate counter seats.

You can find Jumi Gozen Bar in North York, located near Fairview Mall.

If you want to see more of all the delicious offerings at Jumi, you can watch my TikTok video!

LOCATION: 56 Forest Manor Rd Unit 3, North York, 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!

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.

If you don’t know what Kaiseki is, it’s similar to omakase, but more formal and fixed as opposed to less formal and more improvised.

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.

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 $680 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. J San Sushi Bar
  3. Tachi
  4. The Haam
  5. Flame Sushi & Bar
  6. Planta Queen
  7. KAKA All You Can Eat
  8. PROJECT:FISH
  9. Torch Pressed Sushi
  10. Aburi TORA
  11. Miku Toronto
  12. Minami
  13. JaBistro
  14. Yuzu No Hana
  15. Jumi Gozen Bar
  16. Akira Back
  17. Yasu
  18. Yukashi Japanese Cuisine
  19. Kaiseki Yu-zen Hashimoto Restaurant
  20. Shoushin
  21. Aburi Hana
  22. 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!

If you’re in the mood for all-you-can-eat instead, you can hit up the best AYCE sushi restaurants in Toronto.

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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