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Blowfish on Bay
Bay Adelaide Centre
333 Bay Street
Toronto, ON M5H 2R2
Downtown/ Financial District
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Blowfish on Bay Details
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday to Friday 11:30am to 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday to Friday 4:00pm to 10:30pm;
Saturday CLOSED ; Open for private events
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
G. Q. Pan
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Liquor, Entertainment, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Please visit our website at
blowfishrestaurant.com for details.
Queen Subway Station, No. 6 Bay Bus stopping at Adelaide St West, 501 Queen Street Car to Queen and Bay, 504 King Street Car to King and Bay
Bay Adelaide Centre Parkade at
3 Richmond Street West (South side of Richmond just west of Yonge),
Parking Validation From 5:30pm-6:30am Daily
Toronto City Hall Nathan Phillips Square Garage 110 Queen Street West (North-West corner of Queen and Bay)
A word from Blowfish on Bay
Passion for our cuisine, sake, wine and genuine hospitality is our inspiration to provide friendly, unpretentious, confident and flawless service.
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Diners' Choice Winner
Blowfish on Bay -
Best Restaurants in Downtown/ Financial District
The sake was fresh and perfect,
great presentation and service."
Dined on 6/21/2014
For most Bay Street restaurants,
the food was absolutely outstanding, servers were always helpful to recommend and had a smile. For a first-time visit, there really isn't anything bad to say, other than, keep it going!"
Dined on 6/14/2014
LOVE THE FOOD AND SERVICE THE ONLY
THING IS PARKING BUT ALL TORONTO IS LIKE THAT SO NOT BAD "
Dined on 5/29/2014
The entrance was really pretty,
the whole restaurant was well designed in general. The ambiance was too cool, it was too quiet. I would return for a business lunch with co-workers. We both absolutely loved the melting taste of the Spicy tuna with rock shrimp and of course the Pino Grigio perfectly chilled. We didn't enjoy the one with white mashed potato looking flambé sushi (loved the concept, but the burning taste didn't suit as well as on a marshmallow and the fish and salty taste were too present and inadequate). The orange + black was refreshing just like the server described it, but nothing more. The server was really friendly and nice. "
Dined on 5/24/2014
Thus was my first time here. Was
treating a guest to lunch. It was a really great experience. Our waiter was outstanding and knowledgable. Both my guest and I are sushi/sashimi lovers and "Blowfish" did not disappoint. Highlight was the spicy tuna roll and the black cod dish to share. Definitely will be back. Also, might add that I felt it was also a good value for the money."
Dined on 5/15/2014
Food was average and overpriced,
service was really slow... the restaurant was not full, so I am not sure why it was so slow. The one thing that was a standout was the spicy tuna roll with rock shrimp. Actually the rock shrimp was the star. Mayaswell have a bowl of those (they were amazing), you could not taste the tuna at all. Rest of the sushi/sashimi ordered was just average. "
Dined on 5/7/2014
best pleas to be for late night or
lunch I LOVE IT "
Dined on 5/3/2014
The food was great, we order the
big sashimi plate for 2, but the waitress was the best part. Super helpful and full of recommendations!"
Dined on 4/28/2014
I made a reservation for 5 people
with guests staying at the Trump hotel so this was very convenient as it's right around the corner. By the time of our reservation I had 2 additional people joining us and they were VERY accommodating with our last min additions. They seated us in the circular semi-enclosed table that fit 7 of us very comfortably. The semi enclosure made it so it was partially private and easier to hear each other. They were fantastic in suggestions on what to order for the group. I would have liked to have tried more different rolls, but with the group we ordered more of the items we liked. I would definitely go again to try a variety of more items so I can get a better feel of the dishes. "
Dined on 4/26/2014
Drinks were very good but far too
pricey. $18.00 for a caesar...come on really??? Would have ordered another but too expensive. Food was very good and some items were fantastic. Portion size was a little on the small side but overall a great dining experience. Would recommend this to a friend but caution them on the price and portion size. "
Dined on 4/26/2014
This is one of the freshest Sushi
Venues in the city. It's sister at King and Bathurst is less business oriented. I would not hesitate to recommend either if your budget fits $$$$."
Dined on 4/17/2014
Disappointed with my recent
experience. Unfortunately the King street location was booked so I ended up at the Bay Street location for my wife's bday. 1) no atmosphere 2) service was so so. Long time to get drinks and no follow-up by waiter once the food arrived I don't plan to return to this location."
Dined on 4/12/2014
Excellent food! I would highly
recommend this restaurant."
Dined on 4/7/2014
First time at Blowfish on Bay -
have been wanting to go for ages. Food was superb! - lived up to the hype. But the service and whole 'experience' - wow - that was poor. Almost comical. From the moment we walked in - to find a confused looking greeter say - can I help you? - in a tone as if to say 'what are you doing here'?? - NOT - Hi, welcome to Blowfish, how can I help - do you have a booking? To the server who poured soya sauce all over our table! Clearly she wasn't even paying attention. And then the fact that no one really knew much about the wine/drinks - when asked. And of course to our table, which was right at the front door - when there were clearly a TON of empty tables elsewhere. All very strange. Maybe it's a weekend thing?"
Dined on 4/5/2014
Great service. Our server checked
on us quite a few times during our meal. The food was great, just that the fried eggplant was too sweet and the dipping sauce that came with my tempura tasted like nothing. It had no flavour. Apart from those details, everything else was really good. I really enjoyed my meal over here, will definitely be back !"
Dined on 3/28/2014
Great food, but I would go to the
location on King Street on the weekends :) More energetic!"
Dined on 3/22/2014
I always knew sushi was amazing,
but I never knew it could be made THIS great. It was delicious, presentation felt luxurious and service was appropriate and courteous."
Dined on 3/21/2014
We have been having regular Friday
''payday' lunches at Blowfish on Bay for 1+ year. The most recent visit was this Friday and during that visit, we noted that the menu had change and so had the food and not for the better. Spending $150+ on a lunch was always a special occasion and we would relish the food experience. The food was not only 'pretty' - well presented, but also of a high quality. From the look and taste on Friday, we new something had drastically changed. We asked the server and she had indicated a change in ownership last August. Eureka - that explained the sub-par pedestrian type food that we were served. We couldn't even finish my faves - the fried donuts. Will not be going back - ever."
Dined on 3/21/2014
Great, interesting menu. The only
disappointment was the spring rolls. But I'll be back!"
Dined on 3/18/2014
Our waiter was just plain rude,
food was great but the service was awful."
Dined on 3/14/2014
After living in Vancouver for
sever years I'd thought there wouldn't be any restaurants in Toronto that could compare but Blowfish proved me wrong. Easily the best sushi I've ever had. Sake list was impressive and a perfect pairing for the melt in your mouth sashimi. Worth every penny. Fantastic service. Perfect place for a late night dinner on a night out in the big city."
Dined on 3/8/2014
It's not a new restaurant but that
doesn't mean it's not still a great place to go. The service is excellent. Lots of attention to detail and the food is great! Worthwhile to try or to revisit."
Dined on 3/8/2014
The original Blowfish had a better
vibe and more ambience. Although it was not surprising that the financial district Blowfish would have minimal traffic, it was disappointing restaurant experience. The restaurant was designed well, and probably during the week it is a great spot. Our waitress was a bit awkward and service was really fast. The food was good- but not worth the price tag."
Dined on 3/8/2014
The food was great, new and quite
innovative menu - we ended up ordering a second round of food we enjoyed it so much! In doing so the overall price was pretty high, you remember that you're on Bay St and most will be pulling out the corporate card to pay - luckily we did too. We were there on a Tuesday night (9pm booking) and it was pretty lively - a little more than I was expecting. Don't get me wrong, it's great if you're going with friends or clients you're happy to kick back, have drinks however we were having some work related discussions and the noise levels were a little too high. Not a criticism of the restaurant at all, this was my first time there so not a great choice of venue on my part for those types of 'work' dinners."
Dined on 3/4/2014
The food was great and the service
friendly and quick, but the atmosphere was a turnoff. Waitresses sitting on client laps. Loud and brash Bay Streeters that are rude and act as if they own the place. The unisex washroom is uncomfortable and of curious design. I wouldn't return. The place is kind of seedy."
Dined on 2/27/2014
After viewing some of the reviews
on here, I realized they do not do this place justice. For those who are looking for a quiet, reserved, and frankly boring restaurant to quickly eat and leave - well this place is NOT for you. This is an energetic, fun atmosphere that is fit for people who are looking for something different to go with their amazing sushi. The liveliness of this place is so unique and hip for a sushi restaurant and we loved it. Would definitely go back."
Dined on 2/24/2014
Service was delightful at
Blowfish. The creativity in their own sushi creations was notable. When it comes to simpler maki or sushi though, it is difficult for a restaurant to really distinguish itself. Let me also state my bias. The room for excellence in sushi is far more limited than in the full range of Japanese food. Quite simply, my reticence to recommend Blowfish is based on value for money. The three of us EACH had about 9 pieces of maki and one small hand roll. Add to that two teas, an edamame and one dessert. An all-in cost of $175 for three people just seemed too much for that. In fairness, if you want a beautiful ambience and some creative sushi, and if the cost is not an issue for you, then this is a fine choice."
Dined on 2/18/2014
I've been to hole in the wall
sushi place that had better food for a fraction of the price. Was not happy at all. Would not go back!"
Dined on 2/15/2014
My husband I were really looking
forward to a romantic dinner out on a recent weekend retreat to Toronto. A friend had recommended Blowfish and we booked our tables several weeks in advance. The server was very nice and helpful but the noise level was so high we couldn't carry on a conversation. The food was tasty but portions were small and items arrived in strange order (our drinks arrived just before we finished our last dish). I cannot say that we would return, there are too many other places to try and it wasn't outstanding."
Dined on 2/14/2014
First time patron and will
definitely be back again and again.Everything we ordered was delicious and so fresh. The staff attentative and friendy."
Dined on 2/12/2014
This place never disappoints.
Everything tastes better here from sashimi, to sushi to their mains. It's surprisingly cheap for lunch and great for lunch meetings. Its quiet and subtly impressive."
Dined on 2/10/2014
I dined on friday night with a
friend and my son, the waiter was incredibly helpful and made sure our dining experience was outstanding. Truly enjoyed the experience and look forward to the next time."
Dined on 2/7/2014
Had to come back to OpenTable and
post about how fabulous my experience was. Great food; decent prices for the financial district. The binaga-albacore nigiri was to die for. Simplicity at its finest! Will be back for lunch again. Great place for a meeting."
Dined on 2/7/2014
At first, we were most impressed
with the service: the beautiful front desk hostess has been very nice, patient and accommodating, not to mention her friendly, sincere smile. We found the waiters were fast and polite, knowledgeable and helpful. Good wine choices. As for the food, my favorite were the red hot curry salmon - I would have liked it a bit spicier, but probably, that's me -, the blue snow roll, the kiwi lobster and arugula beet rolls. The place is extremely clean in all its areas, I was very pleased with the setting and atmosphere, including the music. It was my first visit, I will definitely return and will recommend Blowfish to all my friends. All in all, a great experience, BRAVO!"
Dined on 2/4/2014
I am a big fan of blowfish. After
my first dining experience here I would highly recommend it. It is a perfect middle ground between everyday sushi places like Tone and New generation but not quite as much of a production as places like Ja Bistro. The ambience and decor was elegant but not intimidating and the staff was very friendly. Little weird that they are all brunettes, but I am a blondes man myself... Either way definitely check this place out if you are in the area! You wont be disappointed!!"
Dined on 2/3/2014
Okay so being a sushi fanatic, I
was on a mission to try all of Toronto's "hype" sushi restaurants. Stumbled upon Blowfish on Bay when my boyfriend and I were walking through the Financial district one day and remembered my friend talking about this restaurant fondly some time ago. We went in and the hostess was so gracious; taking our coats in the, get this, FREE coatcheck... Yup. She walked us to our table which seemed like a VIP table as we were the only ones in a nook by this floor to ceiling window! All the food we ordered arrived quickly and our server was fantastic and incredibly knowledgeable! By far one of the better sushi experiences I've had! Not to mention making a reso was super easy. We will be back for sure"
Dined on 2/3/2014
Went in and was pleasantly
surprised by the quality of the food, the ambiance, and the service! Couldn't be more satisfied!!! Definitely coming back; also thinking of hosting a corporate event at this location."
Dined on 2/3/2014
The cod I had was perfectly
cooked. It was tender and tasty. I like the small dishes."
Dined on 2/1/2014
I would recommend this restaurant
to a friend but I would quantify it by saying that it is very expensive and perhaps not the best value for your money. The food is very good. They do a good job of creating interesting combinations in their dishes. It isn't somewhere that I personally would choose to go often but I would return."
Dined on 1/31/2014
First time visiting Blowfish's 2nd
location and it was a good time, but we were there on a Tuesday evening, which is slower than most other evenings. It's more of a Bay Street hangout, and with a hockey game on, there wasn't a lot of energy in the place. Didn't take away from the great meal and attentive service. But we're waiting for the original to finish their renovations. Also, one of our favourite dishes - the hot stone wagyu beef has been taken off the menu, which was a disappointment at first, until we tried their replacement wagyu steak in the saltiest soy broth you can imagine. It totally worked and brought out the steak flavour - you should maybe share this dish as it's pretty potent. All in all, a good time with a group of 4."
Dined on 1/28/2014
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