The Best Splurge Sushi in Toronto
The best splurge sushi in Toronto lends itself to an entire realm of epic sensations. Forget what everyone in Vancouver says - sushi in Toronto isn't that bad and there's certainly plenty of worthy spots to drop serious coin on raw fish.
And coin is key. As is often the case, the best comes at a premium. Don't go to these places looking for spicy tuna rolls or sushi pizza. There's a whole whack of decent cheap options that satisfy those cravings. For a sushi splurge, prepare yourself, as any one of the following places has the potential to completely ruin you from what is currently your favourite sushi place...you've been warned.
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While its Queensway location may raise a few eyebrows, Sushi Kaji takes its raw fish seriously. Omakase is the only option here. A complete dinner consisting of finely crafted appetizers, sashimi, and other delicate goodies du jour will easily set you back around $100. Definitely one for the purists and those who prefer offerings beyond the ubiquitous spicy tuna rolls. Open for dinner only. More »
A modern upscale joint from the owners of Guu, Ja Bistro in the Club District is the place to go for a refined but cool dining experience. Since the 7-piece sushi platter will cost you almost $30, you may as well go all-out for the $55 prix fixe tasting menu instead. The blowtorched sushi that comes with it is as close to raw fish heaven as you're going to get. This restaurant still hasn't found much of a lunch crowd so best to head here after work or in the evening. More »
Located between a bowling alley and convenience store in Scarborough, Zen provides amazingly fresh sushi at prices that are among the most reasonable on this list. Proudly Japanese-owned and operated, Zen's many set menus, such as the lunch chirashi set (resplendent with fresh pieces of salmon, tuna, and yellowtail) for under $15, are an idealt way to get reacquainted with how classical Japanese sushi is meant to be served and eaten. More »
Another Club District spot, Yuzu will set you back $55 for a dinner set that showcases the best the restaurant offers. At seven full courses including a chef's selection of fresh sashimi and deliciously sweet broiled cod with miso glazing, it really is a must try. Don't forget to close off your meal with a satisfyingly sweet and smooth green tea creme brulee. Game, set, and match. More »
For a high-quality sushi experience in the most casual of spots go to Japango in the heart of the original Toronto Chinatown. A favourite among the City Hall crowd, Japango wins fans for their lunch bento boxes, oyster shooters and their signature Japango Roll ($13) which can best be described as a decked-out California Roll with seared fish on top. They also offer omakase for around $80. Limited seating, though, so get in early before the lunch rush. More »
Le Cafe Michi is located in one of the most abysmal-looking Scarborough strip plazas on Pharmacy Avenue but don't let that fool you. This restaurant offers excellent quality sushi along with a generous selection of home-baked Japanese cakes and desserts. Some of the highlights include pretty much anything to do with eel (all their unagi sushi and unatama dishes have the perfect blend of seared bbq taste and sweetness) as well as their chicken katsu curry. Finish the meal off with green tea or red bean cake. Seating is limited. More »
Kanji Sushi in Parkdale features many unique and innovative twists. Case in point is their signature and much-heralded Crazy Tuna Roll (sweet and salty at the same time) along with sushi tacos (yep, you read that right). The contemporary setting and furnishings (no tatamis here) and creative cocktails puts this spot in a similar class to JaBistro in offering a modern Japanese dining experience. More »
Featuring a rather sleek but cavernous-looking entrance just steps from the Financial District, Nami is a go-to recommendation for many of the concierges around town. Featuring what IMO is the heartiest Spider Roll in Toronto, the sushi bar knows its way around raw fish and serves up a very reliable sushi boat tray (if that's your thing). Also, be sure to try their spicy scallop roll (butter-like in its smoothness) and their nasu dengaku (fried eggplant with sweet miso sauce). More »