If you love Japanese food, look no further - here are some of the best Japanese & fusion restaurants in Toronto!

When staying at The Anndore House in downtown Toronto, you’re perfectly positioned to explore the city’s vibrant culinary scene. Among the diverse dining options, Toronto boasts some of the finest Japanese restaurants in Canada! Here’s a guide to six outstanding Japanese eateries, each offering a unique dining experience.

Exploring Toronto’s Best Japanese Restaurants Near The Anndore House

Kinka Izakaya (Church Street)

For an authentic Japanese izakaya experience, Kinka Izakaya is a must-visit. This bustling spot captures the essence of traditional Japanese pub culture, with an array of small plates, skewers, and sake. The lively atmosphere – complete with enthusiastic staff greetings – enhances the dining experience. Popular dishes include the matcha cheesecake, karaage (fried chicken), and various oshizushi options. In a nod to Summerlicious 2024, join them for Kinkalicious (July 5th – 21st) which offers a pre-set 5-course menu to explore the best they have to offer!

Distance from The Anndore House: Approximately a 6-minute drive or a 20-minute walk.

Kibo Sushi House (Annex)

Kibo Sushi House is known for its emphasis on fresh ingredients and traditional sushi techniques. The menu features a mix of classic rolls, sashimi, and innovative creations that cater to both traditionalists and adventurous eaters. Signature dishes like their Kibo Rolls – combinations of shrimp tempura, avocado, spicy tuna, and more – are a must-try. The cozy atmosphere and attentive service make Kibo Sushi House a delightful dining destination.

Distance from The Anndore House: Approximately a 15-minute drive or a 30-minute walk.

Boku (Yonge Street)

Boku offers a modern twist on Japanese cuisine, blending traditional flavours with contemporary presentations. The stylish setting complements the innovative menu, which includes dishes like Japanese poutine and a delicious traditional beef udon. Boku also features an extensive sake list, perfect for pairing with their expertly crafted dishes – try a flight! The restaurant’s ambiance and culinary creativity make it a great spot for both casual dinners and special occasions.

Distance from The Anndore House: Approximately a 4-minute drive or an 8-minute walk.

Ramen Isshin (College Street)

Ramen Isshin is a haven for ramen enthusiasts, known for its rich and flavorful bowls. The restaurant focuses on high-quality ingredients and house-made broths, creating a comforting and satisfying meal. Signature dishes include the Red Miso Ramen and the Spicy Black Tan Tan Ramen, both packed with umami flavours. The cozy, intimate setting makes Ramen Isshin the perfect place to warm up on a chilly day.

Distance from The Anndore House: Approximately a 10-minute drive or a 40-minute walk.

Photo credit: @ramenisshin on Instagram

Photo credit: @ramenisshin on Instagram

Kasa Moto

Kasa Moto is an upscale Japanese restaurant known for its sophisticated ambiance and rooftop patio. The menu features a mix of traditional Japanese dishes and contemporary creations, such as salmon oshi and Wagyu carpaccio. The extensive cocktail list and curated sake selection complement the culinary offerings perfectly. Whether you’re dining inside or enjoying the views from the rooftop, Kasa Moto provides a luxurious, authentic experience.

Distance from The Anndore House: Approximately a 5-minute drive or a 12-minute walk.

Exploring Toronto’s Japanese dining scene is a culinary adventure, and staying at The Anndore House places you at the heart of it all. From the authentic izakaya experience at Kinka Izakaya to the upscale elegance of Kasa Moto, each restaurant offers something unique. Whether you’re in the mood for sushi, ramen, or innovative fusion dishes, you’re sure to find a dining destination that delights your palate and enhances your stay in Toronto.

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