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The top 30 sushi in Toronto by neighbourhood

Sushi is everywhere in Toronto these days. Few neighbourhoods are without a good sushi option, if not three or more. From AYCE options to elevated omakase experiences there's a lot to choose from.

Here are my picks for the top sushi in Toronto by neighbourhood.

Annex

There's no shortage of sushi restaurants in this 'hood, and while there's plenty of strong contenders, there's a reason why the lineup is often out the door at Sushi On Bloor. The extensive menu draws crowds for its set dinner and big fat specialty rolls..

Baldwin Village

Momo San is making a name for itself for its Aburi style sushi. And beyond rolls, the show-stopper is their Momo tart. It features layers of spicy seafood, rice, and creamy avocado flame-seared and topped with beautifully presented sashimi and a little heap of fish roe.

Bayview & Leaside

Maki Sushi offers set prices for those look for an AYCE experience, but that doesn't limit diners to just a portion of the menu. Order everything from sushi pizza to specialty rolls and more.

Beaches

Bikkluri on Queen East is a decent destination for AYCE sushi. With both a lunch and dinner menu, they let you really stuff your face with sashimi, maki, tempura and more.

Bloorcourt

Mazz Sushi is the spot to go to when you're craving Japanese near Christie Pits. All the favourites are on the menu including edamame, tempura and rainbow rolls. 

Boku Sushi Toronto

Maki is anything but ordinary at Boku Sushi in the Distillery District. Photo by Hector Vasquez.

CityPlace

Mi Ne Sushi is the go-to sushi option around the Rogers Centre. It's great before games and take-out for residents of the nearby condos. The menu is typical for a sushi joint with plenty of tempura, maki, sashimi and hand roll options.

Church Wellesley Village

The menu at Fushimi AYCE is more interesting than you'd expect from an all-you-can-eat establishment. Selections like volcano rolls seem standard enough but come amped up with extra flourishes like the house honey wasabi sauce.

Danforth

Sushi Delight is one of the best options for cheap sushi on the east side. The quality here isn't always the best but there's no arguing about price for the sushi, sashimi and maki on the menu.

Distillery District

Here you'll find the chic Japanese restaurant Boku Sushi serving up a slew of favourites ranging from sushi to tempura.

Etobicoke

The highly regarded Sushi Kaji on The Queensway doesn't offer an a la carte menu, nor do they serve western specialties like California rolls. Go for the omakase and the let the chef wow you with every bite.

D and Y Sushi Toronto

The Green Dragon roll is a must-try at D & Y Sushi. Photo by Jesse Milns.

Financial District

Ki is a high rolling sushi palace and sake bar befitting its location. Here, creations showcase scrupulously sliced otoro, king crab, and salmon roe along with a unique variety of makimono including lobster and tempura butterfish rolls.

Forest Hill Village

Edo Ko is a stalwart on the Toronto sushi scene. Going strong for more than 20 years, this restaurant serves top quality sushi and sashimi.

Harbord Village

Simplicity is key at Yasu, where each morsel is handcrafted. Served omakase-style for a set price, diners are treated to an array of ankimo, bluefin toro, snow crab, uni, mackerel and more.

Junction

D & Y Sushi is a local favourite for its solid menu of standard sushi offerings. Expect thick-cut, plump pieces of glistening fish over rice, and an ample selection of rolls.

King East

This neighbourhood is graced with multiple long-standing sushi restaurants and it's hard to play favourites. If I had to pick I'll give this one to Nami Sushi for its elegant dining room and top notch a la carte menu. 

Blowfish Toronto

Blowfish doesn't skimp on quality when it comes to its maki. Photo by Jesse Milns.

King West

Blowfish at King and Bathurst does unique offerings like jalapeno hamachi and hamachi harass in a chic dining room.

Leslieville

Sushi Mugen may have changed its name and ownership a couple years back and while its quality has slipped a few notches, it's still a solid option for takeout sushi dinners and platters. 

Little Italy

ND Sushi & Grill now calls College Street home and is still serving a menu of Japanese favourites.

Markham

Succulent sea urchin and luscious tuna belly are among the top notch nigiri served up at Zen Japanese Restaurant. Other rare and interesting chef creations include the plum paste with shiso roll or stewed gourd shaving roll.

North York

Aoyama Sushi is a Japanese-run and operated restaurant on Victoria Park near Sheppard. The thing to get here is the assorted sushi, sashimi or chirashi. 

Miku Toronto

Miku will satisfy all of your cravings for epic maki and sushi. Photo by Jesse Milns.

Oakwood Village

Dynamite rolls, spider rolls and red dragon rolls are all among the signature rolls found on the menu at Sushi Karu on Oakwood Avenue.

Queen West

The fanciful creations at JaBistro on Richmond include scrupulously crafted nigiri and oshuzushi blowtorched in aburi style and accented by fresh wasabi root, soy sauce, or kombu fish sauce glaze.

Roncesvalles Village

Sushi Nomi is a cozy neighbourhood favourite where freshness takes top priority. The menu advertises a bounty of seafare like butterfish, red sea bream, amberjack and mackerel.

Scarborough

Set in a small strip mall, Japanese restaurant Cafe Michi is your spot for high quality but expensive sashimi sets and sushi. 

South Core

Miku is the place to splurge on sushi but you know the quality is definitely worth the hefty price tag. 

Shoushin Toronto

Shoushin has some of the best splurge sushi in Toronto. Photo by Jesse Milns.

Thornhill

Hockey Sushi is a favourite in this neighbourhood for it's extensive AYCE menu. They have a great selection of hand rolls, udon, teppanyaki, and maki.

Yonge & Dundas

Japango is an ever popular source for impeccably fresh raw fish, and its menu lists deluxe set dinners and ample a la carte options. Highlights include indulgences like sea urchin and blue fin tuna served raw or aburi-style.

Yonge & Lawrence

Shoushin is a sleek sushi bar in midtown. Here you'll find omakase menus ranging in price, which feature a daily selection of seafood. Luxe ingredients such as fatty tuna, caviar and wagyu beef are also available.

Yonge & St. Clair

If you're on the hunt for raw fish in this area of the city look no further than Sushi Gen. Their menu features over 120 options and you can opt for all you can eat. 

Yorkville

Sushi lovers need not shell out a small fortune when dining at Sushi Inn. The menu lists set sushi and sashimi combos along with a standard range of rolls.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at Momo San. With files from Jaclyn Skrobacky and Liora Ipsum.


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