The Best Omakase in Toronto
The best omakase in Toronto leaves the destiny of your dinner to the kitchen and entrusts your appetite to the whims and sensibilities of the chef. Omakase is like the antithesis of impersonal, AYCE sushi dinners and the goal here isn't to gorge senselessly but rather to relax and let the dishes roll out at a pace and progression that the chef sees fit. It's like the Japanese equivalent to a tasting menu or chef's table, and it's a chance to be surprised, entertained and fed all at once.
Here is the list of the best omakase in Toronto.
Kaji on the Queensway doesn't even offer an a la carte menu so here it's all about the $150 Takumi (artisan) tasting menu that includes everything from apps, sashimi, sushi, soup or noodle and dessert. Expect approximately eight to ten courses showcasing the best of the daily catch and the highest quality of seasonal ingredients. More »
This Parkdale sushi and sake bar doesn't advertise it, but the chef is happy to be entrusted to serve up four personalized courses for $50, so long as you request 'to go omakase' when making the reso. Expect dishes from the regular menu and playful dishes per chef's choice. More »
With 24 hours notice, this modern Japanese bistro can do a $55 tasting menu featuring a progression of plates starting with chef's choice of sashimi, gindara (panko and bacon crusted cod), tempura'd fish, a selection of blowtorched sushi and dessert. Book a table for six on the last Sunday of each month and dine on the fisherman feast for $400. More »
Choose from two different six-course omakase kaiseki dinners at this North York restaurant. Order the Kocho for $95 featuring an assortment of sushi, sashimi and hot plates, or, opt for the Kiritsubo dinner for $113 and indulge in luxe courses including lobster tail and wagyu steak. More »
Hidden away on St. Patrick Street, this Japanese restaurant does six or seven-course omakase menus for $52 per person. Expect to be treated to the chef's selection of apps, sashimi, steamed and deep fried dishes, plus, assorted grilled items, sushi and buckwheat noodles. More »
Ask for omakase at this Japanese restaurant and the chef will send out a parade of courses including appetizers, seafood soup, main dishes, sushi and dessert. Walk-ins are okay but reservations are recommended. The dinner is billed at market price, but expect that to run you around $58. More »
This Annex sushi spot offers 6-course or 8-course tasting dinners for $49 and $75 respectively. The offerings change frequently per chef's choice, but expect at least two or three sushi bar courses plus an assortment of seasonally inspired plates from the kitchen. A minimum of one day's notice is required. More »
This Japanese restaurant in Baldwin Village combines Japanese flavours with classic French technique to offer seasonal, multi course menus for $50 per person (minimum two persons required). Reservations are essential. More »