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Posted by Staff / Listed on June 14, 2012 / review policy

Noka TorontoNoka is a newly opened sushi spot in the Annex found right next to Sushi on Bloor. Formerly Sushi 101, this location seems to bank on the line-ups and overflow from their popular neighbour. They've got the goods with a $5.95 lunch special and sake bomb happy hours twice daily.



Wei / September 22, 2012 at 10:55 am
This is my bf and my go to sushi restaurant in the annex. Before noka came, we were going to new gen most of the time and had tried out all the other sushi joints between spadina & bathurst. This place is such a refreshing change!

First, their sushi rolls come warm - the rice isn't cold (or frozen) like you get with most other places who prep their sushi way ahead of time. Their menus are not generic (no bentos here!) and they offer a happy hour menu which is pretty awesome.

Their prices are comparable & their lunch special is the best on the block (you can easily walk away full having spent just $6 + tax and tip) and they even have a 10% discount for students with id.

We went back to new gen last weekend 'cause I was craving some salmon fried rice, and it became pretty clear that we're not going back there any more. The complementary salad from noka is better than new gen's by far & the taste for their items are pretty much at another level.

If I had more thumbs, I'd offer more than two thumbs up for this place. And I've never written any reviews on here but seeing that 1 star gave me pause & I just had to offer my opinion!
P.T. / December 17, 2012 at 07:28 pm
Great food. Miso soup comes with REAL seaweed. Not just a flake. You an actually chew on it. Service was great and the food was fast. We got seated right away instead of uncomfortably waiting in the doorway of Sushi on Bloor next door. I will come back.
Yochie / March 28, 2014 at 12:04 am
Wow. This place always surprises me with their horrible service. shitty attitudes and overall miserable staff. Their sushi is alright, but who ever heard of a 1 order only of sashimi? Its not that hard to find good sushi with good service. I suggest going somewhere else.
Nader / December 28, 2014 at 09:57 pm
Torontonians must be masochistic and take it up the azz: Rob Ford, Noka, overpriced rip off hamburgers etc
the worst for us
Eduardo / April 5, 2015 at 10:59 am

Food was ok but the service was atrocious. They screwed up my order and when it finally came, my friends were already half-done eating. When it came time for the bill, they didn't comp the meal and had the audacity to include the tip.

I spoke to the manager and he was rude, argumentative, and threatening. His exact words were "I can wait for you all night." I have never, ever, EVER in my 40 years on this planet, been threatened by the manager of a restaurant under any circumstance. Not even close to one time. This was a first. I was completely and utterly in shock.

There are at least 6 other sushi restaurants within a stone's throw. DO NOT go here for any reason unless you enjoy verbal abuse and harassment when you make it known to their management that your experience is less than exemplary. The chef even eyeballed me all the way out the door, as if he wanted to pick a fight with me. They have no business running a restaurant in a city like Toronto with as great a food scene as it has.

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