These bite sized food crafted with perfection are just so irresistible you won’t be able to stop with one.
The process of creating these masterpieces takes many years to perfect. That consists of selecting the freshest and highest quality fish, cooking and seasoning the rice (water, rice vinegar, sugar, and salt) to bring out the fragrance, to preparing the delicious sushi.
Good thing eating them isn’t as complicated as preparing them.
It can be as simple as eating it straight from the chef’s hands. Or for those who like a little extra kick, dip it in some of that sweet savoury soy sauce and wasabi.
Also, you don’t always have to use chopsticks – using your hands is perfectly fine too!
If you’re a big eater or want the freedom to experience a wide variety of sushi and sashimi, or maybe want to keep ordering the same sushi over and over again because you just can’t get enough of it – then All-You-Can-Eat (AYCE) option is the way to go.
Here, we’ve gathered some of the best sushi restaurants in Toronto that we found so far and this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Oh! And don’t confuse Korean kimbap with Japanese sushi. They may look similar but the preparation process and taste are totally different!
OK – let’s begin – itadakimasu!
1. KAKA Sushi
Address: 655 Bay St, Toronto, ON M5G 2K4
Address: 3235 Hwy 7 #18A, Markham, ON L3R 3P3
Looking for an all-you-can-eat sushi option?
Then we recommend KAKA sushi.
Yes, we know the name sounds a little weird and tacky but don’t let the name turn you off.
They have an extensive menu with plenty of great options to choose from including many vegetarian options for those of you who don’t eat meat.
The service and staff here are all delightful, and most importantly, the food is super flavourful. It’s something you rarely hear for an AYCE sushi place.
If you are looking for a great time to enjoy with a large group with sushi and sashimi, then this is the go-to spot. It will satisfy your hunger for the night.
Come and see what Kaka AYCE offers with our full review and photos here. We tried most of their AYCE menu so we’ll bluntly tell you what’s good and what’s not!
2. Aka-Oni Izakaya & Ramen
Address: 633 Silver Star Blvd #108, Scarborough, ON M1V 5N1
One word – WOW!
We don’t know where to start but our experience at this sushi restaurant was just impeccable.
Everything on their menu is delicious and the service is superb.
The chefs definitely know what they are doing. The presentation of each sushi is placed on the plate nicely – it’s like a work of art. What a shame that it must be consumed as it looks so beautiful. You’ll just want to savour every last minute of it.
Just mentioning it again makes us salivate.
The food was costlier compared to other sushi restaurants, but it’s worth the wonderful experience. They also have a location in Richmond Hill but we highly recommend stopping by the one in Scarborough.
Plan your next dinner here and head on over to our in-depth review of Aka-Oni restaurant. We’ll give you the low-down of the good and the bad.
Address: 81 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S 1G4
This is not your traditional sushi restaurant where you sit down, open the menu, and place your order with the waiter/waitress.
Yasu is an omakase restaurant, which directly translates to ‘I leave it up to you’ (the chef).
Each day, Chef Yasuhisa Ouchi will decide what the menu will be and the cost, and it’s determined by the fresh ingredients available.
So, be prepared to pay more than your average sushi restaurant as it’s on the higher end of the spectrum.
If you have a special guest out of town and they love sushi, then this is definitely a place to visit for a unique experience.
Address: 379 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M6G 1H8
Skippa is another omakase restaurant, but they allow you to order the items à la carte as well.
This small and cozy restaurant with a patio section is only open during the evening, so you’ll want to book well in advance.
Their food quality and service are top notch. Don’t just take our word for it, here is one review on Google:
“Went last night for a birthday dinner. hands down the BEST Japanese food we had so far in GTA. Almost all the fish is from Japan and vegetables are from local farmers. Incredible flavours and super friendly team and our waitress Tomo from Osaka was super nice, helpful and friendly. Before it is discovered by everyone in Toronto GO and enjoy this lovely place”
To enjoy the full experience, you should go with the Trust Skippa option.
5. Miku Toronto
Address: 10 Bay St. #105, Toronto, ON M5J 2R8
A very spacious restaurant where you can enjoy sushi with a group of friends.
Miku flame sears their sushi with binchotan (Japanese bamboo charcoal). This creates a chemical reaction that caramelizes the sauce, releasing a smoky aroma and bringing out the rich flavours of each sushi.
They also have a signature secret sauce which compliments their already delicious sushi.
The amount of time that is put into each sushi by their chefs to create the perfect balance of flavours is marvelous.
6. Kasa Moto
Source: Google Review
Address: 115 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, ON M5R 1C1
What’s better than enjoying the beautifully handcrafted sushi from Kasa Moto? Enjoying them on the rooftop terrace that is available here.
To elevate your experience, you should visit this place after sunset. The night lights create a memorable experience to be desired.
Popular places like this get occupied quickly. So, you may want to plan your visit in advance to secure a rooftop spot for you and your group.
Kasa’s sushi are served izakaya styled. The portions are smaller than the normal sized sushi as these are supposed to be snacks accompanied by alcoholic drinks.
7. Akira Back
Address: 80 Blue Jays Way, Toronto, ON M5V 2G3
The ambiance of this restaurant is absolutely amazing.
The menu is not extensive, which is not bad, so this could mean the chef has each sushi down to perfection.
Looking at the sushi, you could tell the chef has put a lot of creativity into each dish to create the luxury dining experience.
The AB Wagyu Tacos and Brother from Another Mother are highly recommended and a must haves here.
Definitely a place to go to if you want to impress your date or to celebrate a special occasion.
While you’re in downtown Toronto, you may want to end your perfect night with some desserts. Go check out our list of go-to spots for some best desserts in Toronto.
Address: 487 Bloor Street West, Toronto M5S 1Y2
Don’t worry vegan lovers, we did not forget about you. Tenon is the place to go for the vegans out there. They offer one of the best vegan sushi out there.
It’s hard to believe, just by looking at the sushi, that some of the ingredients used were vegetarian or vegan substitutes.
It’s almost mind blowing for the non-vegans out there. Your taste buds are telling you it tastes like the real thing but it’s not.
We recommend you try the spicy veg. salmon roll and the Montreal roll. The flavour and texture are spot-on! Don’t forget about their party tray options if you want to enjoy a variety of their sushi.
Due to the current COVID pandemic, they only offer a take-out option. We can’t wait for the pandemic to be over so we can enjoy the dine-in experience as well.
9. Yu Sushi
Address: 670 Hwy 7, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 3P2
Phone: (905) 707-8338
Okay, let’s take a deep breath and bring it down a notch. All the excitement above probably got you asking…
“There’s gotta be some cheap or better alternatives that is less harsh on the wallet”
Here’s Yu Sushi to the rescue!
We recommend their platter take-out option because it’s deliciously cheap.
For less than $100, you can get a platter with a good assortment of both sushi and sashimi that will feed 3 to 4 people.
Don’t know what to have for lunch or dinner? Don’t want to hurt your pockets? Then definitely give this place a try. You can enjoy these delicious sushi at the comfort of your own home!
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