Omakase Spots Worth The Splurge

Literally translating to “I leave it up to you” omakase dining has found its place in Toronto. Traditionally menu-less, this adventurous Japanese style is usually found in a fine-dining environment with the pricing reflecting the fresh, seasonal and elegant experience received. Check out our suggestions below! 

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Operating on a reservation-only basis, the self-proclaimed ‘omakase only’ restaurant, Yasu, is a sushi-enthusiasts dream! Within an intimate and relaxed setting, expertly selected fish that’s in its seasonal prime is served on perfectly cooked rice.


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Ever-so-slightly straying from the minimalist Tokyo-style cooking, the short and seasonal menu at Skippa is inspired by Japan’s Fukuoka region, which brings a subtle sweetness to the food. Alongside the growing list of sake, guests can expect to be wowed by the omakase dinner.


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A quintessentially Tokyo-style sushi restaurant, Shoushin is proudly fusion-free and prides itself on its authenticity. Seasonal and often rare ingredients are sourced to facilitate the daily changing five, six or seven course omakase menus and can be enjoyed in a cool and modern setting.


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Sushi Masaki Saito

If the two Michelin stars the head chef of Sushi Masaki Saito already has are anything to go by, guests are in for a real treat. Masaki Saito places a razor-sharp focus on purity and source and his ultra-luxe seven-seater restaurant produces some of the best aged (as opposed to fresh) fish in Toronto.


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Sushi Kaji

Particular about authenticity and never compromising on quality, Sushi Kaji’s fish is imported directly from Tokyo Bay, with other menu items also coming from Japan. Illustrating some serious skills, the thirty-seater restaurant offers an eight or ten omakase weekly tasting menu.


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Aburi Hana

A modern Kyō-Kaiseki experience in the heart of Yorkville. Aburi Hana offers two set menu options, with an experience steeped in ritual and history. The menu incorporates Aburi, meaning flame-seared sushi pieces as well as creatively cooked dishes with intriguing presentation. 

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