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The Best Splurge Sushi in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / March 21, 2016

Splurge Sushi TorontoThe best splurge sushi restaurants in Toronto don't feature spicy rolls or sushi pizza. These palaces of sumptuous seafood deal in indulgence, like fresh fish imported directly from Tokyo Bay, plump shellfish and skillfully sliced sashimi. Just be aware that these premium restaurants have the potential to completely ruin the totally decent and cheap options you once called your favourites.

Here are the best splurge sushi restaurants in Toronto.

Sushi Kaji

Sushi Kaji

You won't find any California rolls at this intimate Japanese restaurant on The Queensway. Chef Mitsuhiro Kaji exclusively offers omakase menus, which start at $120 for a multitude of courses that showcase high quality ingredients sourced directly from Japan. More »

Yasu

Yasu

This sushi bar in Harbord Village uses classical methods to draw out the natural umami of seafood. The omakase menu, which often features uni, ankimo and toro, is set at $80 per person and features a progression of edomae sushi sliced fresh to order and painted with nikiri soy sauce. More »

JaBistro

JaBistro

Located on Richmond Street, JaBistro offers tasting menus (from $55 and up) and a la carte selections. Expect to find an array of sashimi options such as a lobster platter ($80-$130) and carpaccio ($15), as well as aburi (blowtorched) and oshizushi (pressed) sushi ($14-$27). More »

Japango

Japango

For a first-class sushi experience in a casual setting, head to Japango in the Yonge and Dundas area. Splurge-worthy options here include blue fin tuna belly sashimi ($23), a chirashi supreme set ($28) and an omakase tasting menu ($80). More »

Shoushin

Shoushin

The sleek sushi bar in midtown is a temple to traditional Tokyo-style sushi. Here you'll find omakase menus ranging from $80 to $250, which feature a daily selection of seafood. Luxe ingredients such as fatty tuna, caviar and wagyu beef are often found in the upper-tier options. More »

Zen Japanese Restaurant

Zen Japanese Restaurant

This popular Markham destination serves fresh sushi at prices that are among the most reasonable on this list. Omakase menus range from $65 to $125, while a la carte options include treasures like sea urchin ($10.50 to $35), tuna belly ($15.80), and giant clam ($15.80) More »

Kasa Moto

Kasa Moto

This posh Yorkville restaurant boasts one of Toronto's finest rooftop patios and has an elevated menu to match. At the sushi bar, you'll find delicacies like fatty tuna ($21), lobster ($14) and salmon roe ($10) sold two pieces at a time, while sashimi platters command premium prices, starting at $50 (and up). More »

Miku

Miku

The Vancouver-based Miku, with a location on Toronto's waterfront, is famous for its aburi oshi sushi. The signature flame-seared sushi is the main attraction here and can be savoured as part of kaiseki menus ($75-$130) or sampler platter ($20-$55). More »

Le Cafe Michi

Le Cafe Michi

Don't be deterred by the dreary-looking Scarborough strip plaza that Le Cafe Michi inhabits because the restaurant offers excellent quality sushi along with a generous selection of Japanese cakes and desserts. Highlights include the San-Shoku Chirashi set ($32) and a premium assortment of nigiri ($34). More »

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