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JaBistro

#480 of 6,803 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighbourhood:
Downtown West
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222 Richmond St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1V6, Canada
+1 647-748-0222
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Today
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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202 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had 5:30 reservations, which are a must. Arrived a little late due to Friday rush hour traffic. We were told we had to be out by 7 pm. Service was rushed and hurried. Far to much pressure. This is a nice design of a restaurant but the E seats are q terrible design. Very uncomfortable. The food is not... More 

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Thank Keith M
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with a small group, hidden door. Very popular sushi spot. A bit pricey but well worth it. Enjoyed the food, service is very attentive without being offensive and they can explain the menu to you. If you order "samplers" and others you can eat well, loved the crème brulee.

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Thank helenpaquin
Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great restaurant with tables and sushi bar. Food quality was expected for an a la carte restaurant, but the taste was underwhelming. The food looks better in pictures than it actually tastes! A bit on the pricey side, even for a la carte restaurants. The food presentation is top notch (and picture worthy) and that's probably where a big portion... More 

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Thank kshtravels
Lansing, Michigan
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Overall it was a delight dinner experience. Between two of us, we both order the lobster miso soup and shared a JaBistroll, Aburi, wagyu oshizushi and a kyukyoku. I would totally order the Aburi and kyukyoku again. I like their blow torch sushi more than Miku's. I say the food quality 8.5/10; atmosphere: 7.5/10; Service: 8.0/10 The bill was $220... More 

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Thank Stephen W
Toronto, Canada
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92 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We came here for their 5 course prix fixed menu for my parents' anniversary. On top of that, we also order some items off their a la carte menu. The food was delicious. The sashimi was very fresh. Everything was plated in a very pretty way. Definitely a place we'll be returning to.

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Thank kdawg1122
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 March 2017

- sushi plate 8.2/10 - few tables for a group seating - no reservation taken (?) - $$$$ ~$60/person - environment 7/10

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Thank Vivian C
Toronto, Canada
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54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Tried chef select for lunch. The quality is good. Though I have been to Japan and don't know original Japanese food. The style is not special than others. Small place, not easy to identify the gate.

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Thank Jim&Iris
Ottawa, Canada
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34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Went in for dinner on a tuesday. Had reservations for six but went in early. Only one other table sitting at a table of two. Upon arrival they wanted to seat us directly beside them even though there were a total of 16 tables and only ONE was occupied. When asked if we could moved they replied "I will check".... More 

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Thank Cantquittravelling
Jersey, United Kingdom
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247 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I went twice during September. The above is an average of the two (first time, 5; second time, 1). The second time I booked although the first time I didn't. The first time, I sat at the sushi bar and it was wonderful. The pressed sushi was strange but nice. The sake selection is very good and the sushi chefs... More 

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Thank LegallyB
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

it has great food. it's just that I'm not a big fan of sashimi. however, most of the food are sashimi based.

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Thank Tina L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$23 - US$44
Cuisine
Seafood, Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 00:00
Saturday
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 222 Richmond St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1V6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown West
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown West
  • Phone Number: +1 647-748-0222
Description
Modern Japanese

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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