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The Best Omakase in Toronto

The best omakase in Toronto leaves your meals in the hands of the most discerning itamae. A traditional way to eat a chef-chosen selection of dishes, omakase—which means "leave it up to you" in Japanese — offers adventurous diners high-quality fish in an innovative way. 

Here are the best omakase in Toronto. 


Sushi Kaji
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Sushi Kaji

This Etobicoke mainstay offers nothing short of quality. Helmed by longtime Chef Mitsuhiro Kaji, this restaurant exclusively serves fresh fish that's imported daily from Japan (fish is never kept overnight), and a dried bonito soy sauce that Chef Kaji makes from scratch.

Yasu
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Yasu

This Harbord Village restaurant from Yasuhisa Ouchi may be itty-bitty, but that's part of what makes it the quintessential omakase experience. It's reservation only here, and the omakase costs $185 per person, which includes a sashimi plate, soup, a selection of seasonal nigiri and dessert.


Miku
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Miku

This sprawling South Core restaurant has become a popular spot for upscale power lunches and special dinners. Known for their flame-seared sushi, Miku offers two options of kaiseki dinners with multiple chef-selected courses.

Sushi Masaki Saito
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Sushi Masaki Saito

This high-end establishment in Yorkville is the first and only restaurant in Canada with a two Michelin-starred chef. Given the talent at the helm of Sushi Masaki Saito, the price for the omakase dinner is $680 per person. The chef subverts expectation by serving fish aged as long as a week to strengthen the flavours.


Shoushin
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Shoushin

This sleek restaurant near Yonge & Lawrence is run by chef-owner Jackie Lin and requires customers to ditch the shoes and opt for slippers instead. You'll sit at an L-shaped counter while trying a variety of omakase menua, with selections that change daily depending on the freshness of fish imported from Tokyo Bay.


Ja Bistro
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Ja Bistro

Both an omakase dining experience and a cocktail bar, this Entertainment District restaurants offers a chef's choice option of affordable classic sushi for lunch and with blowtorched selections available at night. The prix fixe lunch menu will cost you $88, while the prix fixe dinner is $145.

Shizuku
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Shizuku

This Scarborough restaurant by Chef Kazuki offers an intimate dining experience with an eight-seat sushi counter. There are two options for your meal– an 18-piece seasonal seafood selection for $190 or a 22-piece selection for $270.


Yukashi
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Yukashi

This fine Japanese restaurant on Mount Pleasant is from acclaimed Chef Daisuke Izutsu who first graced Toronto with his talent in 2001 when he was a private chef for the Consulate General of Japan. Izutsu now hosts a serious omakase experience with 20 seats, serving a nine-course meal for $250 per person.

Kaito Sushi
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Kaito Sushi

Tucked away in Corso Italia neighborhood, this restaurant is one of the most affordable options for quality omakase in the city. A meal consisting of 12 "casual" courses curated by Chef Donghwi Jang costs $77 per person, and includes Nigiri Sushi and small dishes.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez


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