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The Best Splurge Sushi in Toronto

The best sushi in Toronto is where you can get your fill of aburi, chirashi or a phenomenal sake list. Expect seasonal ingredients and premium prices: culinary skill and expertise like this never comes cheap.

Here are the best restaurants in Toronto to splurge on sushi.


Miku
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Miku

This upscale Vancouver transplant  that now calls Toronto's waterfront home might be famous for its flame-seared sushi but it's the oshi aburi, pressed seafood topped with delicate garnishes, that's still the main attraction here.

Sushi Kaji
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Sushi Kaji

This legendary restaurant has drawn sushi lovers to the Queensway from far and wide. The non-descript exterior belies nothing of the wagyu omakase that awaits from Mitsuhiro Kaji, who imports fish from Tokyo Bay.


Skippa
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Skippa

This small restaurant on Harbord Street offers rotating menus inspired by the Fukuoka Prefecture. Sushi Kaji-alum Ian Robinson sources Ocean Wise-approved fish directly from a market on the northern shore of Kyushu island.

Yasu
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Yasu

Chef Yasuhisa Ouchi opened this namesake restaurant in Harbord Village in 2014. The exemplary omakase of Tokyo-style nigiri and sashimi has become so popular that the Osaka-born chef has gone on to open another location in Beverly Hills.


Ja Bistro
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Ja Bistro

This restaurant's anglerfish logo has become synonymous with delicious aburi sushi and oshizushi. Part of the Kinka brand, this inconspicuous spot in the Entertainment District is now also doing premium don bowls.


Shunoko
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Shunoko

Importing much of the fish from Tokyo’s famous Tsukiji Market, this St. Clair West spot offers impeccable omakase and a la cart. Nigiri is pre-seasoned with a brushing of soy that’s house-aged with fresh-shaved bonito, sake and mirin.

Shoushin
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Shoushin

This sleek, minimalist restaurant near Yonge and Lawrence remains a favourite for omakase at a variety of price points, served on 200-year-old hinoki wood counters. Chef Jackie Lin's upper tier options include lavish ingredients like fatty tuna and caviar.


Yukashi
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Yukashi

Omakase is more like artwork at this Mount Pleasant restaurant. Chefs Jim Lee and Daisuke Izutsu base their dishes on the seasons, with as much design and attention to detail going into presentation as the sourcing of ingredients.

Oo-Kinza Fish House
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Oo-Kinza Fish House

This tiny restaurant in Bamburgh Circle is known for their Premium Fresh Tables, decked out with premium fish like Hokkaido scallops, sea bream, and hamachi straight from Japan. Uni and buttery oysters are also available.

Lead photo by

Jesse Milns at Shoushin. Additional photo by Sushi Kaji and Ja Bistro.


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