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Ematei Japanese Restaurant

30 Saint Patrick St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 3A3, Canada
+1 416-340-0472
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good38%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (19 reviews)
“tempura” (15 reviews)
“sukiyaki” (4 reviews)
Opens in 27 min
All hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
30 Saint Patrick St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 3A3, Canada
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

I have to say that this restaurant is the best authentic Japanese food in Toronto. I love their Sushi and Sashimi. The fish is so fresh and the presentation is very impressed. I always go there every time when I want to eat real Japanese...More

1  Thank Santi B
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Ematei still delivers quality and authentic Japanese food. The food is incredible and the service is of the highest standard. The interior could do with a little refreshing, but honestly it doesn't take away from the food! Great job Ematei for doing what you do...More

1  Thank Fordstaff
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We almost walked past this restaurant after our evening bike tour in Toronto..... Finally our daughter insisted to go in and take a look..... At the first glance.....the place looked authentic.... We were a bit early before the business hour....however....we decided to wait for the...More

1  Thank Marty Lin M
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

This place is always a special treat because they offer so much more than a regular Japanese menu and they leaving nothing by the wayside! We ordered the Omakase (chef's choice) meal because my friends are friends with the owner. He knows exactly what we'll...More

1  Thank Lois T
Reviewed 1 July 2017

I was very impressed with the restaurant! Although we had only gone to take-out food, I was able to glimpse into the dining area. It was packed with people and the atmosphere was superb. The staff were very friendly and efficient. The food itself was...More

1  Thank Mitchell C
Reviewed 25 June 2017

World class Japanese cuisine in Toront! Has never disappointed and I've been frequenting this Toronto hot spot for well over two decades! So please, life is too short! Enjoy the community that inspires you along with family, friends and, of course, the food you love!

Thank yagicorp
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

The most interesting thing for this place is the interior design. It looks very Japanese. It is nicer than the food. The food is average. The lunch special is OK. The trick for lunch special is to pick up the dish of the smallest quantity....More

Thank Jim&Iris
Reviewed 11 February 2017

This well established Toronto restaurant is famous for its outstanding sushi. It has been my go to for Japanese Cuisine since the late eighties and has never disappointed!!! Time now for some Sukiaki; Japanese comfort food on a wintery night.

Thank yagicorp
Reviewed 4 February 2017

A celebratory dinner which we tried many different dishes. The Giant rolls were really great. Sexy calamari legs yummy. Hearts on a skewer love it. Tempura smelts...go for it. Sashimi was so good. And the ice creams.....three different flavor a between four of us...perfect. And...More

1  Thank Angela M
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Service was pleasant and efficient. Food was very good. Sashimi and sushi was fresh with not to much rice. Will definitely return but think next time I will try the boil at the table menu. Seemed to be what was popular with the crowd.

Thank PeterBruceG
Queen Street and West Queen West
Known as the Art & Design District, West Queen West is
one of the most energetic and dynamic of Toronto's
neighborhoods. Along with its great modernist museums,
clubs, and restaurants, it's home to some of the
funkiest specialty shops, ranging from clothing to
stationary to collectables, and caters to niche and
vintage shoppers of all kinds. That makes it a mecca
for creatives, including hobbyists designers, writers,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:45 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:45 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:45 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:45 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:45 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Saint Patrick St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 3A3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Queen Street and West Queen West
  • Neighbourhood: Queen Street and West Queen West
  • Phone Number: +1 416-340-0472
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