Muni Robata Toronto

Muni Robata

Muni Robata takes its name from the traditional robata open flame grill that's central to the gourmet Japanese cuisine served here.

The sharing-style menu is rounded out by a selection of sushi, tempura, oysters and traditional Japanese kamameshi kettle rice.

Muni Robata Toronto

The former more casual Ematei izakaya has been transformed with fluffy fauna, plush seating, a six-seat bar and dark-coloured, richly textured walls.

Muni Robata Toronto

A small hamachi truffle starter is pricey at $19, but packs a punch thanks to the fragrance and flavour of truffle and yuzu truffle dressing, as well as the unrivalled texture of thinly sliced yellowtail.

Muni Robata Toronto

Rock shrimp tempura ($15) is part of a collection of high-end tempura offerings such as jumbo black tiger prawn and lobster tail.

Muni Robata Toronto

Batter is light and airy and the shrimp is sweet and juicy, set off by shiso, a bright citrus mayo and a squeeze of a lime wedge.

Muni Robata Toronto

I highly recommend an 8oz yuzu miso black cod ($32) from the robata grill section of the menu.

Muni Robata Toronto

Presented sheltered by a dried leaf, it's accompanied by pickled ginger and a buttery yuzu miso sauce that only further brings out the succulence of the marinated fish.

Muni Robata Toronto

There's also a full rack of pork ribs ($29) smothered in a sweet and sticky chili sauce and crunchy crushed cashew. Again, a squeeze of lime serves to lift and awaken flavours.

Muni Robata Toronto

Veggie truffle mushroom kamameshi ($19) manages to come out of left field despite its tableside presentation. 

Muni Robata Toronto

The elevated version of a humble dish comes off like a luxurious risotto, laced with rich truffle butter and studded with earthy veggies.

Muni Robata Toronto

Other kamameshi options include shrimp and king crab, all meant to serve two people.

Muni Robata Toronto

An espresso martini ($17) is one of a couple of classic cocktails on the drink menu, served in a large glass chalice that cups the aromas of combined coffee, Kahlua and vodka.

Muni Robata Toronto

A citrus sochu highball ($17) from a list of innovative signature cocktails combines house citrus sochu steeped behind the bar with tonic for an orange-y and crushable option. 

Sake flights, beer, wine, Japanese whisky and high-end champagne are also on offer.

Muni Robata Toronto

The tucked away location of this moody restaurant in an area saturated with offices and residences makes it a gem for midday lunch specials and romantic dinners alike.

Muni Robata Toronto

Photos by

Hector Vasquez


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