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13 Michelin Star Restaurants in Toronto

13 Michelin Star Restaurants in Toronto

The Michelin Guide just revealed 13 different Michelin Star restaurants in Toronto, which has been a long time coming!

Toronto is the very first Canadian city to be featured in the Michelin Guide, and Vancouver will be next this fall.

If you don’t know what the Michelin Guide is, it’s a series of guidebooks that are published every year by Michelin (yes, the tire company with the Michelin Man mascot), announcing some of the best restaurants around the world.

I may be biased, but we’ve got some of the best cuisine in the world here in Toronto, thanks to all the amazing diversity we have here!

Here are all the Michelin Star restaurants that were announced in Toronto for 2022.

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Michelin Star restaurants in Toronto


Sushi Masaki Saito
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Sushi Masaki Saito

Chef Masaki Saito is the only two Michelin-Starred chef running a restaurant in Canada, and his upscale Yorkville restaurant, Sushi Masaki Saito, has also received two Michelin Stars!

Sushi Masaki Saito is the only Toronto restaurant to have received two Michelin Stars, which is super cool.

Their specialty and only offering is their omakase menu, which costs $600 per person.

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They fly their fish in exclusively from Japan, and they change up their menu by the seasons.

Sushi Masaki Saito
Photo by Sushi Masaki Saito

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.

The 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!

They also have a more casual stand-up sushi bar called Tachi at the Assembly Chef’s Hall in the Financial District, which costs around $70 per person.

LOCATION: 88 Avenue Rd, Toronto, ON


Aburi Hana
Photo by Leslie Seto

Aburi Hana

You’ve probably heard of the popular Toronto sushi restaurants Miku and Minami (both originally from Vancouver), and Aburi Hana is by the same restaurant group!

Chef Ryusuke Nakagawa presents a modern take on historic Japanese Kyō-Kaiseki cuisine using local and imported ingredients from Japan.

Kyō-Kaiseki cuisine focuses on fresh and seasonal ingredients from both the land and the sea, and the Kyō-Kaiseki tasting menu is $380 per person.

Wine and spirits pairings are also available for an additional $180 per person!

You can find Aburi Hana in the heart of Yorkville, and they’ve received one Michelin Star.

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


Alo
Photo by Jonathan Adediji

Alo

Alo has long been named as one of Toronto’s best restaurants, and it’s earned one Michelin Star on this year’s Toronto Michelin Guide!

The tasting menu by Chef Patrick Kriss is internationally-inspired with seasonal ingredients, and costs $195 per person.

Alo
Photo by Jonathan Adediji

They also have a separate barroom where you can order à-la-carte instead!

Their gorgeous restaurant is on the third floor of a heritage Victorian building, located just outside of Chinatown.

LOCATION: 163 Spadina Ave, 3rd Floor, Toronto, ON

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Alobar Yorkville
Photo by Jonathan Adediji

Alobar Yorkville

Decadent cocktails, raw dishes, and mains with European and Asian influences are what you’ll find at Alobar.

Chef Patrick Kriss and Chef de Cuisine Rebekah Bruce put seafood as the focus on the menu, with dishes like Salmon Crudo and Grilled Sea Bream.

Alobar Yorkville
Photo by Jonathan Adediji

The restaurant interior has the vibes of a swanky cocktail bar, with moody lighting and leather banquette seating.

As you might have already guessed, they’re part of the Alo Food Group, which also owns Alo!

You can find Alobar in Yorkville, and they’ve also earned one Michelin Star.

LOCATION: 162 Cumberland St, Toronto, ON


Don Alfonso 1890
Photo by Paula Wilson

Don Alfonso 1890 Toronto

Don Alfonso is well-known as one of Toronto’s best restaurants, and it’s also known as the best Italian restaurant outside of Italy.

They’ve also earned one Michelin Star in this year’s Michelin Guide for Toronto!

Chef Daniele Corona puts a unique and contemporary spin on Mediterranean dishes for her tasting menu, with concoctions like eel gelato and pistachio ravioli.

You can go for their Signature Tasting Menu for $200 per person, or order à-la-carte.

Wine pairings are also available – $120 per person for the classic wine pairings or $200 for the premium pairings.

LOCATION: 1 Harbour Square, 38th Floor, Toronto, ON


Edulis
Photo by Tobey Nemeth

Edulis Restaurant

Edulis is a husband-and-wife-owned restaurant on King West that has also earned one Michelin Star!

This homey restaurant puts a heavy focus on seasonal ingredients for their Mediterranean-inspired set menu.

Seafood, vegetables, and seasonal ingredients are the highlights of their multi-course menu, and they work closely with farmers, fishers, foragers, and suppliers to source the best ingredients.

They’re one of the few Toronto restaurants that operates on a no-tipping basis – everything is included in the fee, which is $185 per person and requires a prepaid reservation in advance!

Dessert isn’t included in the set menu, but you can order it afterwards if you’re craving something sweet after your dinner.

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LOCATION: 169 Niagara St, Toronto, ON


Enigma Yorkville
Photo by Francis Jian Zhang

Enigma Yorkville

Chef Quinton Bennett puts a focus on seasonal ingredients sourced locally and from abroad for his modern European tasting menu.

Choose between the Gourmet Menu with 5 courses for $150 per person, or the Tasting Menu with 8 courses for $230 per person.

Their wine list highlights wines from old-world regions, and you can choose between two tiers of wine pairings.

You can find this luxe Yorkville restaurant tucked away just off of Bloor Street, surrounded by gorgeous mid-century modern buildings, and they’ve also earned one Michelin Star this year.

LOCATION: 23 St Thomas St, Toronto, ON


Frilu
Photo by Bennett Lo

Frilu

Frilu is actually located in Thornhill, which is the only Michelin Star restaurant on this list located outside of Toronto!

Chef John-Vincent Troiano combines contemporary Canadian cuisine with Asian influences for their Chef’s Tasting Menu.

Frilu
Photo by Tony Lam

The tasting menu is $150 per person, with a focus on quality and seasonal ingredients.

They even source ingredients from their own farm for a true farm-to-table experience!

I love the warm ambiance and Scandinavian feel of the restaurant, and you can find them north of Yonge & Steeles.

LOCATION: 7713 Yonge St, Thornhill, ON


Kaiseki Yu-zen Hashimoto
Photo by Goh Iromoto

Kaiseki Yu-zen Hashimoto Restaurant

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

With just three tables at this Michelin Star North York restaurant, dining here is a very special and exclusive experience!

Kaiseki Yu-zen Hashimoto
Photo by Goh Iromoto

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 interior of the restaurant is absolutely stunning – it’ll literally transport you to Japan.

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!

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LOCATION: 6 Garamond Ct, North York, ON


Osteria Giulia
Photo by Rick O’Brien

Osteria Giulia

Chef Rob Rossi serves up a seafood-focused menu with an extensive Italian wine and cocktail list at his stunning restaurant in Yorkville, which has received one Michelin Star.

They offer a tasting menu for $100 per person, or you can order their Northern Italian dishes à-la-carte.

Osteria Giulia
Photo by Rick O’Brien

I absolutely adore the clean and minimal aesthetic of the restaurant, which feels very intimate and cozy.

Fun fact: Chef Rossi was runner-up in the first season of Top Chef Canada!

LOCATION: 134 Avenue Rd, Toronto, ON


Quetzal
Photo by Rick O’Brien

Quetzal

You’ll find upscale Mexican cuisine at this gorgeous restaurant in Little Italy with all the romantic vibes, and they’ve also earned one Michelin Star.

You can either go for their $100 tasting menu or order à-la-carte, and they even grind their own corn for their house-made tortillas!

Chef Grant van Gameren is one of Toronto’s most well-known chefs, and he also operates Rosalinda and Bar Raval (which received Michelin Bib Gourmand designation!)

LOCATION: 419 College St, Toronto, ON


Shoushin
Photo by Chef Jackie Lin

Shoushin

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

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.

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

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

LOCATION: 3328 Yonge St, Toronto, ON


Yukashi
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Yukashi Japanese Cuisine

Chef Daisuke Izutsu has cooked for royals and many important people, and you can enjoy his Kaiseki-style menu at Yukashi, which has earned one Michelin Star this year.

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Yukashi only seats 15 people at their cozy, intimate restaurant in Midtown Toronto, 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)!

LOCATION: 643a Mt Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON


Michelin Star restaurants in Toronto:

  1. Sushi Masaki Saito
  2. Aburi Hana
  3. Alo
  4. Alobar Yorkville
  5. Don Alfonso 1890 Toronto
  6. Edulis Restaurant
  7. Enigma Yorkville
  8. Frilu
  9. Kaiseki Yu-zen Hashimoto Restaurant
  10. Osteria Giulia
  11. Quetzal
  12. Shoushin
  13. Yukashi Japanese Cuisine

These were the restaurants on the first edition of the Michelin Guide Toronto!

It’s super exciting that we finally get Michelin Stars here in Toronto, and all these restaurants are well-deserved.

There’s also another Michelin designation called the Bib Gourmand, which recognizes great food at a great value, and 17 different Toronto restaurants received the designation:

  • The Ace
  • Alma
  • Bar Raval
  • Campechano
  • Cherry St. Bar-B-Que
  • Chica’s Chicken
  • Enoteca Sociale
  • Fat Pasha
  • Favorites Thai
  • Fonda Balam
  • Grey Gardens
  • Indian Street Food Company
  • La Bartola
  • Puerto Bravo
  • R&D
  • SumiLicious Smoked Meat & Deli
  • Wynona

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Food tours are another fun way to experience Toronto’s food scene, and this Kensington Market food tour, Canadian food tour, and craft brewery tour are all fantastic options!

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