JaBistro

4.7
75 reviews
CAN$51 and over
Japanese
JaBistro is a Japanese restaurant that is located in downtown Toronto, mere blocks away from Roy Thompson Hall and Nathan Phillips Square. The modern and sleek restaurant offers indoor as well as outdoor seating in the late spring and summer months. JaBistro is a contemporary space that is decorated with brick accent walls, booth style seating, sophisticated dim lighting and an oversized bar.

Guests of JaBistro enjoy the multitude of options available on the lengthy menu. Well-known choices include Salmon Oshizushi, Lobster Miso Soup, Kama, Ebi Oshizushi and Wagyu Oshizushi. The restaurant offers lunch, dinner along with an impressive list of wine and drinks.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 75 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GraceS
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. Only one heater on the patio we were on, which was fine, because it was a warm night. However, if it was colder, then more heat would have been required. Otherwise, service, food and ambience were amazing. Felt very safe.

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Benson
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional as always, not yet once my wife and I would walk out disappointed. The price seemed to have adjusted since our visit last year, but it is acceptable as long as the same great quality is retained.

There was a very noisy couple sitting next to us (separated by a table already), we could hear everything detail of their conversation. Other than that everything about the ambience and service was great.

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Vann
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They forgot some of my preferences. I wish they did not come over to my table to double check my tasting menu options. It was a gift so showing my guest the amounts of each was uncomfortable especially since I booked ahead.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was exceptional and the food was even more so. I have not had such amazing sushi ever and I would go back anytime I get the opportunity to.

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Miho
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was great! Friendly staff, delicious food, and warm ambience. Although expensive, great for a celebration, such as a birthday or anniversary.

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SheenD
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in the city ! Can’t wait to come back 😊

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MeiW
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

JaBistro’s service is very good, Even if we do not understand the menu, the waiter will be very patient to introduce the menu to us! and food it’s very tasty!

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BenW
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wonderful food. Presentation was very nice. Service was friendly but there were some moments where we needed to flag someone down or there was nobody at the patio.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very good quality, fresh, and great service!

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TJMDDS
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful Staff and very good food - the sushi was very fresh and they had great selection of sake and cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

It was disappointing.

A few items we wanted to try were only available for dinner although they did not specify on the menu that they gave us.

Drinks that we ordered were not ready until we finished the second dish.

Service was very intrusive. As soon as I picked up the last piece with chopsticks, the server took the plate right away even before I put the food in my mouth. They even asked us twice if we needed anything else while I was still chewing the last bite. We felt very pushed although there were only 3 tables in the entire restaurant including us.

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TakamitsuS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was the best Nigiri and Abuli we have eaten with a reasonable price. Quality is much better than all Japanese restaurants. I will recommend ordering them to taste a real Japanese quality here.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as usual any go to for Japanese in Toronto

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Alona
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

I was attracted by all good reviews and ended up dissapointed. Servise was not that excellent. First, lady at entrance forced us to wait till she finish her long phone conversation while turning her back to us. We could use this time to fill out waivers etc. Then waitress put soup spoon directly on the table with no napkin etc. What the point to ask me use sanitizer if you're not bothering yourself to provide clean cutlery to the customers? This is not all, but I'm going to stop here. Food was ok-ish but definetely not worth the price.

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jokelijn
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here a few times, but did not know there was a patio.
Great location for a summer-evening dinner.
As usual our pressed sushi dishes were the highlight.
Service is efficient and pleasant.
Ended up with 2 nice beer glasses because we drank Sapporo...
Will be back, it is just a 3 minute walk....

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MPierre
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent sushi restaurant as always. One of our favourite in Toronto.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall experience and will come back

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vipRachel
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in Toronto and a great value! It’s literally in the top 10 for me! The service is great and the staff are very friendly

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Renz
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall, the food quality was exquisite! Definitely recommend for those who want authentic Japanese style dishes

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ccclll16
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and wonderful ambiance. Perfect for a date!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food

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KyleL
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went as a group of four and it was amazing. The sashimi was super fresh and really tender. We celebrated a birthday and they brought out a little piece of cheesecake for us!!

MB
MrsBurt
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Not what it used to be. Food was so mediocre and definitely not worth the price.

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JamesN
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Nigiri Sushi was fresh and high quality. Aburi sushi has great flavours, all meshing well in your mouth. Definitely a higher end restaurant in terms of price, but the quality of food warrants it if you want to treat yourself to some good sushi.

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KristyW
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

The food is outstanding! Most delicious sashimi ever. They really need to up the ambience though - turn down the patio lights and play some music. Our main server was also very lovely but there was a male server/mngr that seemed to be rushing us to finish so he could close the resto (at 11!) when our reservation began at 9 - generally a seating is 2.5hrs at this level of dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic food and such lovely pleasant service. Wonderful restaurant absolutely recommended to anyone who wants to have some authentic Japanese food and sushi.

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KarenH
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s my second visit, very nice atmosphere with delicious food,must visit again!

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DylanB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely delicious food and great service. A little on the pricey side, but the freshness of the fish is well worth it. Would highly recommend!

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karen
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience1

I felt that the menu was too limited and the rice content was overload. They should have been more generous with the toppings - it was 95% rice and 5 % topping. I wouldn't go back.

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LuisaZ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing food, amazing service. Ambiance and decoration could be improved. Overall a geat experience.

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ElaineZ
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

perfect bday dinner. i spent the time with my boyfriend to celebrate his bday. We were dining at the patio. The service was great. We enjoyed the time.there

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

There weren’t many people in the dining room but for some reason service was really slow - it was quite hard to get attention of the servers although the restaurant didn’t appear to be understaffed at all.....Especially when paying for somewhat of a premium price in a Japanese restaurant, there’s a certain level of expectation to the service quality. Unfortunately we think they missed the mark this time.

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vipIris
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it! The sashimi is super fresh. All raw fish has a sweet taste in it. I will definitely come back.

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vipTimothyS
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal....great ambiance and decor. Chef-san and Junya-san took very good care of me. Freshness of fish was top notch. Both chu and o-toto simply melted in my mouth.

Sake selection was also very good. Was my first time dining @ JaBistro having walked by it numerous times. Will never walk by it again. Highly recommend and I’ll dine here, the next time I visit the Six

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good environment and service as usual, but the lobster platter seems not as good as 2 years ago. Still a nice restaurant for everyday dining, date or business as always

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Izou
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We expected rice and aka dashi miso soup in the menu. But not and a bit disappointed. But service and ambiance were excellent.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love it ! Very good and delicious

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Good food, good service, atmosphere is bland with No windows, pricing is high for the experience

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Aiman
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love their aburi rolls. Please go thru all of them, they're delicious. Salmon and shrimp are my favourite.

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James
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very authentic, but mordern Japanese restaurant with cool vibe and attentive services. The best Sushi in Town!

FAQs

JaBistro does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. JaBistro also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (647) 748-0222.

JaBistro is rated 4.7 stars by 75 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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