Fin Izakaya
Fin Izakaya

Fin Izakaya

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.finizakaya.com/
  • Phone: 6473473864
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Wednesday: 11:30am – 11:00pm, Thursday - Friday: 11:30am – 12:00am, Saturday: 5:30pm – 12:00am, Sunday: 5:30pm – 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Private Room, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Yonge and Eglinton
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: For dinner customers, we offer a gated private parking lot. Please call or walk in to let us know of your arrival, and our staff will open up the gate for you. The entrance to the parking lots is on the south side of Eglinton Ave. next to the Bulldog coffee shop. Thank you.
A word from Fin Izakaya
Fin Izakaya is all about authentic and comforting Japanese dining experience. Our menu reflects moments of its own finest ingredients from land and ocean. Our seafood and other fresh ingredients are always hand-picked by our chefs. Fin's "Izakaya" is a casual place for kicking back with friends after work, and definitely enjoying plenty of sake and beer with foods that complement them. Our hospitality spirits from Japan with a warm welcome,"Irasshaimase!" will always bring you a smile and a great time!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerJapanese
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
Fin Izakaya reviews from OpenTable diners
47 reviews since April 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (30)fit for foodies (22)special occasion (20)neighborhood gem (18)hot spot (12)late-night find (10)vibrant bar scene (9)notable wine list (7)kid-friendly (7)romantic (5)great for brunch (5)great for lunch (4)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Fin is the best
    Beahr
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Always, always fun and very good! Excellent service, unusual Japanese tapas and other food and lots of energy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Was great place as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Fin Izakaya was great place as always :-) I and friends had a good time!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yummy in our tummy
    Kolya
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The waiters there provided suitable and great recommendations as we had two small kids with us. Loved the idea of the fish auction!! Food portions were a but small but very delicious.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • small portion buy ok
    VivianVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    every portion is pretty small you can see if you order salmon sashimi but quality is ok and you can choose the source you like
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food great, playlist awful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We had a great meal at fin izakaya. The only drawback was the terrible music they were playing. It was 90s boy band hell.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    JacquelineVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Well-rounded restaurant. I highly suggest the futomaki rolls.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • xoxo2008
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I have been to Fin a few times and this was my worst experience. The food was really bad, and expensive for the price of it. I wouldn't go back again.
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  • delicious and friendly as usual.
    elRonconVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    From the freshest of fish to the tastiest izakayas, Fin's is consistently one of the best.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Izakaya!
    Joe3
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Wonderful as always! The Beef tongue and dried Kawahagi were again delicious! Service is super friendly. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great but Pricey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    The food and atmosphere was amazing. the staff were nice and helpful. Only thing that would keep me from visiting very frequently is the slightly high price. Don't get me wrong, the food quality is definitely worth the price, but it does take a bit to get full.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always!
    Joe3
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    10th visit or so. This time, They had bought a giant tuna and made sashimi from it right there and then. Exquisite. Super friendly service. Beef tongue also great. Feels like an extension of our home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    This wasn't our first time to Fin and we've never been disappointed. We always try something different everytime we go and it's always delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    LoveFin
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    I went for my husband's Birthday;) All the food was amazing and price was very good and all the staff gave us great service too!! I'm sure we're going back soon:)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Izakaya experience
    Joe3
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Delicious real Izakaya food, from kawahagi (dried fish) to blowtorched mackerel to fried saury etc. etc. all washed down with Asahi Super Dry on tap(!) imported from Japan by the restaurant. Service super-friendly and of course, with lots of smiles. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 33 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 141 reviews are from the Fin Izakaya reviews archive.
  • Excellent food and fun
    Artemis5055
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    This is the place to be if you're looking for excellent food, an atmosphere of exuberance and service that welcomes you from the moment you enter to taking your leave. The food choices are interesting, varied and well presented. The ambiance is what you would expect for the nature of the restaurant - fun and full of positive energy. And the service is friendly and attentive without being intrusive.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It's like a party!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    If you want to enjoy tasty Japanese food but don't want to be able to have a conversation or even hear yourself think, Fin Izakaya is a raucous and fun place to go. The food is great and the party atmosphere - if it's your thing - is wonderful. If, however, you want a quiet dinner, look elsewhere. The staff shout and cheer, the music was cranked up to 11, and my companion and I had to shout. The service was incredibly slow, too: we ordered a second course of a fairly simple rice dish and seafood, and this took so long to come that we missed our movie. I wouldn't mind going again but I'd have to be in the right mood for it.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A+ for Izakaya
    flyndineVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    I've been to a few Izakayas and really enjoyed Fin. The menu is extensive and offers many choices. Food is made with care and it shows. Portions are a bit small for the price but this is characteristic of many Izakayas, not just Fin. Staff regularly come to check on tables and used plates do not get much of a chance to pile up. Spotless washrooms indicate a great deal of cleanliness. Nice assortment of sakes to enjoy. Would definitely visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a great night~!
    AlexVIP
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    We had our 18th aniversary dinner over there. Our server "K" advised a really nice sake to us.....anyway, what a great guy!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • RealService
    Tina
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Service was outstanding and the staff is attentively friendly. Bigger tea pots needed. The poor waitress had to keep refilling ours.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • think the food isn't as great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    think the food isn't as great as before :( the angus beef grill thing is way too salty and saucy, it was good back in july! also beef ball is not on the menu anymore...sad face and it's been a long time but i'm still very sad that the charashi block sushi is gone
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The yellowtail was very fresh.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    The yellowtail was very fresh. I find the soup base very sweet, this is a personal opinion. Otherwise, everything was very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Best izakaaua in toronto. Great food great service
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the best Izakaya
    justatethere
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    It was okay. Food was slow to arrive and the dishes were less fun, less varied and less flavourful than Guu. Fish hotpot had lots of cabbage, much less fish and none of the advertised snow crab. Wagyu patty had nice flavour. Nice that they take reservations but I'd probably go back to Guu.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Irasshaimase!
    RJLEBLANC
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    This place is my go-to restaurant for Izakaya. Everything about Fin is perfect. The food, the ambiance and the service are all top-notch. The menu is diverse and everything is so delicious you're bound to spend a lot of time ordering random things just to see if it was as good as the last dish. Service is extremely attentive but is designed to keep you relaxed - eating and drinking for a good long while. What might be an hour experience at another restaurant could easily end up being 1.5 - 2 hours here, which is a good thing. It gets busier later in the weekend and especially on the weekends so reservations are a good idea.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place to dine after work
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    The severs are all very friendly. The dishes are wonderful; I feel I am in Tokyo. Great for drinks and small unique Japanese tapas. I will go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tapas - Japanese Style
    TOFoodie
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    Fin is a great, fun environment to enjoy a cold one with friends over small share plates. Similar to Guu, guests are greeted loudly upon arrival and at departure. My husband and I sampled from sections on the menu and while some dishes were "misses", some of our favourites were the pork belly and various skewers which were cooked over charcoal. Next visit, I know what dishes to focus on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FIN Izakaya
    hans1971
    Dined on 10/29/2013
    The best Izakaya in the best location, low noise, and superb service and friendly staff (very police in a Japanese manner); and in a Canadian sense of view. Who cares about the price - it is worth it at least on a bi-weekly visit or monthly visit or events.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic and delicious!
    Larissa
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    Unlike some fancier, higher priced izakayas in town, Fin delivers authentic, high-quality dishes at reasonable prices. The service is very prompt and friendly (very Japanese) and the sake and beer selections are very good, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic ...
    elRonconVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2013
    An absolute gem of an izakaya. Authentic natto dishes and variety of oysters and fresh fish. Bring an appetite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AWESOME Dining Place
    EugieVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2013
    I have been coming to FIN for several years and have NEVER had a bad experience. Food is great ... Service is great. I absolutely love coming here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for Japanese
    YummyInMyTummy
    Dined on 9/26/2013
    Went here for my friend's birthday. The atmosphere is great, but quiet enough to have a good chat. The food here was amazing. The way that the chef sets up the design/look dishes really brings puts Fin Izakaya above the competition.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    McMug
    Dined on 9/22/2013
    I have been to the place for a few times. I love this place ever since my first visit. I am sure I will go back. Great food, nice service. One of the best experience of a Japanese restaurant or Izakaya. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly Lively
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2013
    The staff shouts friendly greetings, although not as over-the-top as the better known chain of two Izakayas in Toronto. Rock music plays. There are some higher quality food choices, including Angus beef. I would definitely come back, even though I am a big fan of its main competitors. A huge advantage this place has over its main competitors is that it takes reservations (as you obviously know by visiting this web site), and there is no two-hour limit to sit at your table. All in all, a good Izakaya for people who don't want to wait around or live near Yonge & Eglinton.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great!
    MishaVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2013
    I come here all the time, as I live near by, and I always bring friends for the first time. They love it! The service is great and the food is always delicious. It's a perfect spot for trying new food, as they are served tapas style and everyone can get a taste.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty & Fun
    MTGTorontoVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    For those -- like me -- who don't know what to expect with an Izakaya, picture an upscale Japanese pub with really good tapas style food and an excellent sake list. This place is terrific. They all yell when anyone walks in the door. The menu seems authentically Japanese, but it -- like the servers -- is easy to understand in English and the food is really tasty. You can order as much or as little as you like, all at once, or dish by dish. It's creative, delicious, and offered up in a casual, comfortable way. Fun evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow.Wow,Wow, is all I gotta say
    SarahVonTeese
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    My boyfriend and I came to Toronto for a little vacation during the weekend. Fin Izakaya was probably thr best restaurant we've eaten at through the whole trip. First of all, the restaurant is beautiful, with a wide open kitchen where you can see all the chefs at work which I think is great. The waitress we had was very nice and helpful. But now, let's talk about the food... You ahve tons of choices, and I have absolutly nothing negative to say about it! My favorite dish was the blowtorched vinegar-pickled mackerel. I could have eaten that dish 3 times over it was so good. All in all, if you're thinking of going to Toronto, I strongly suggest you try out Fin Izakaya, if you want to try the real Izakaya experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food!!
    alawt
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    The food was incredible. Everybody should try the blowtorch mackerel. It was one of the best things I've ever eaten. The only thing that was kind of unfortunate about this place was the end of our night. The service had been impeccable and we had ordered quite a bit and then the server came by and asked if we wanted to get another dish. We said yes but we weren't sure just yet and she said she'd come back. But then she never did. We had planned on ordering at least one more dish, more drinks, and we definitely wanted dessert. We ended up just getting up from our table after about 45 minutes of no service and had to ask for our bill. Very strange experience because they could have made a lot more money off of us...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Miniscule Portion Sizing
    emshen
    Dined on 7/4/2013
    The food quality was great, and the service was great. But, we were all shocked at how small the portions were. 4 of us ate $60 worth of food and we were still very hungry after.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • love this place
    dine5
    Dined on 6/27/2013
    Definitely one of my favourite place to dine. Great for taste of authentic Japanese food and kind service. and of course, can't forget the draught beer mega mug!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Izakaya in mid town Toronto
    Starchie
    Dined on 6/23/2013
    A wide variety of items to choose from tapas, yakitori and daily specials. Reasonable price and they even offer free parking for dinner patrons. Very attentive service and most of all, the food taste great. Definitely will come back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.