Ki Modern Japanese + Bar - Toronto
Ki Modern Japanese + Bar - Toronto
  • Address:
    181 Bay Street - BCE Place
    Toronto, ON M5J 2T3
    Neighborhood:
    Downtown/ Financial District
  • Cuisine:
    Japanese
    Price: CAN$51 and over

Ki Modern Japanese + Bar - Toronto

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kijapanese.com/
  • Phone: 4163085888
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday; Dinner: Monday - Saturday; Bar: Monday - Friday: Daily & Nightly, Saturday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: http://www.kijapanese.com/faq-private.html

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Wellington
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: 6PM - 12AM: Monday - Friday; 5PM - 12AM: Saturday
A word from Ki Modern Japanese + Bar - Toronto
ki modern Japanese & bar offers an interesting contemporary menu of Sushi, Japanese small plates, & fabulous shared entrees. A brilliant, cutting edge design incorporates a high profile bar & lounge area, 2 raised dining rooms & Toronto's most dynamic Sushi Bar. ki also offers 3 dramatic private dining areas for groups of 8 to 30 guests & an outdoor bar & patio space on 1 of Toronto's most influential streets.
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Ki Modern Japanese + Bar - Toronto reviews from OpenTable diners
123 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (61)special occasion (58)good for groups (58)great for lunch (45)vibrant bar scene (39)hot spot (38)great for outdoor dining (37)romantic (37)notable wine list (34)neighborhood gem (24)late-night find (19)great for brunch (7)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Service
    xx25986
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    It took way too long for our food to arrive, some ppl in the party had to go before the food came. Over 1hr wait for food isn't acceptable, especially when you are serving the busy downtown core for lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissapointing Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I've been here many times and always really enjoyed it, but this time the restaurant really let me down. Service was slow and waiter was kind of passive-aggressive...but I could live with that if the food was top notch. While the food was nicely prepared and tasty both my daughter and I were ill afterwards. The only common denominator for us was was this restaurant.
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  • loved the food
    sushi4me
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    i enjoy sushi & sashimi - this brought it to another level. Had a great interaction with our group and our server. Definitely coming back for another round.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Impeccable service with lots of attention. Our server was able to match our pallet to the menu.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing as always
    Reerah
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Wow - what a busy time to go! Booked a 12:15 reservation, and it was packed. Didn't seem like many people were seated at 1, so going to try to go at 1 next time. BUT - that being said, orders came out in a timely fashion, and the food was, as usual, AMAZING. Ki is my friend & my monthly lunch spot because we are addicted to the tuna & salmon on crispy rice cakes - they've been amazing the last 5 years!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Good Food, Slow Service
    Frank
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Food was very good, as usual. Service was disappointingly slow. It was busy, but the server was slow and did not seem like he was concerned about food delivery time, which is an absolute must for a short, working lunch. My meal took 30 minutes to arrive.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Experience
    CarlosRHZ
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My wife's only dining request to celebrate her birthday was "really good sushi" and Ki delivered specatularly. Sabi, our waiter, made us feel like we were the only ones in the restaurant. When he deftly surmized we were celebrating a birthday he and the staff at Ki pulled out all the stops to make my wife feel special and accomodated. That on top of some of the finest sushi I've ever had. The appetizers were both unique and a pleasure. We will surely be celebrating future birthdays and special occassions there with keen anticipation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to celebrate with group
    LN18
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We enjoyed our birthday celebration very much. The service was attentive, well paced and friendly. The good was delicious. Just be warned - it's very expensive!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hmmm, recent decline?
    foodielovie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I've been to Ki's a few times now. The most recent time I went I was unimpressed by the food quality I received. Almost every dish we ate wasn't prepared as good as it was in the past. I hate to say it but I think Ki's is slipping downhill, they must have lost a few talented people in the kitchen. I wouldn't recommend going their to my friends anymore unless they make some upgrades to their kitchen staff.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing Service
    Tennisfan
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Service very disappointing for the first time ever at Ki.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place
    LoCal
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Have not come across a server or bartender here who is not ready, willing and able to provide service beyond reproach. The food is terrific - I always have to add their bistro shrimp to whatever we order, it's that good. The patio is very comfortable and covered. Will be back again and again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • service is too slow
    VivianVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    we waited for more than 30 minutes and nobody come to greet and serve water!!! we asked the server she said she will come and another 10 minutes! we sat at patio really bad
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    this is great Japanese food in an atmosphere conducive to business or pleasure. I have had lunch and dinner here and i love the place. Reasonable wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impress your clients!
    GlobalFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Ki never ceases to be my go to place for entertaining international clients. The service is exceptional. The Sake Sommelier provides a wonderful education. The food is fresh, creative and delicious. We are never rushed. I've stopped ordering from the menu and let the chef surprise us ! It's a great spot before and after the hockey- baseball game. The valet service makes it an easy spot to leave the car. The bar is vibrant and great for post game libations!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • soogoi
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Service was excellent. We were with 2 family members from Tokyo, who spoke highly of the variety of the menu and the quality of dishes. The one drawback was that both of our guest spoke Japanese and would have liked to talk to someone in that language as they discussed dishes, even though one is of Caucasian Canadian heritage and the other was a native Japanese citizen. The food was excellent. We really enjoyed the sharing of dishes and the ambiance of the outside patio.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KFC1
    KFC1VIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Consistently great with respect to food, service and ambience ... also has a notable Saki list which can be great to explore at dinner
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The food and service and ambience are all very good but the price is extremely high compared to other restaurants downtown. I would estimate that it is about 50% more expensive than other similar resaturants. I ill not be eating at Ki again.
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  • A little worn
    CorinaVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The food and wine are always great. The interior is beginning to look shabby. The sofa in the women's washroom looks so worn and filthy that I wouldn't touch it.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot for business luncheon
    BizLunch
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We have been at Ki a few times for customer business luncheons, and it never disappoints! High quality sushi in a great setting, topped with excellent service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food!
    AMBIANCE
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    My niece and I were at your restaurant 2 days ago. We checked out your menu online and decided that we would try out your restaurant in spite of many who told us about Guu. So glad we chose Ki as the food was outstanding and the service excellent. Will definitely visit again on a special ocassion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful!
    AlliVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Food had great flavor without being too salty. Service was great. Would definitely go back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it
    phone
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This is the fourth time we've been here and the fourth time we have been impressed. We love this restaurant so much that when we come to Toronto we make an effort to come here. The service is always professional and impressive. As we have mentioned in another review, the restaurant keeps track of your visits. When we arrived, the hostess brought us compliamentary glasses of champagne and a card to congratulate us on our anniversary. It is the details that often make a good restaurant amazing. Ki is definitely amazing. The food itself again, was fantastic. The sushi was well made and delicious. The presentation beautiful. I would be shocked if you did not find the food here to be of high quality and delicious. Stop reading. Go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Service
    StineyG
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The staff and food is amazing! They made great recommendations and every dish was fantastic. Not my first time and not my last time here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gigi
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Alysia our bartender and server was amazing, very helpful and knowledgable. The place has a great lively vibe!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • KoanneJates
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We were warmly welcomed by our hostess, Brittany. We were then promptly and courteously ushered to our table by Fabio where our server Tapash was waiting with warm handtowels for my guest and myself. Excellent and attentive service by Tapash, and very enjoyable food served for lunch. Thank you!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ki is more than sushi
    Humbergur
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Excellent business lunch setting. There is something for both sushi and non sushi fans. The seafood special - the black cod - was cooked to perfection and delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    BobandCoVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Excellent food and service. Sabin provided impeccable service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food - Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Great food, great service. Its definitely a more North American take on Sushi though. If you want a more Japanese experience this might not be the place for you.
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  • Enjoy ourselves
    Jade38VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Went there for dinner before a concert. Enjoyed their Miso Chowder, Glazed Chicken skewers, and Black Cod. Dynamite rolls and Spicy Tuna rolls were average. Beef Short Ribs were tough. Deserts Menu was uninspiring but they let us order Green Tea Ice Cream which was not on the menu. They got rid of the Trio of Cheesecake which was our favourite. Service was prompt and efficient. Enjoy our dinner though it was a bit pricey and portions were small.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KoanneJates
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Best martinis, best food, and best service in the city. Never had a disappointing experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary treat
    tasty
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Took my wife there for our anniversary and the service and food were, as always, exceptional
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Center of Everything
    iOnlySpeakTheTruth
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Every time I am in Toronto, I go to Ki. I learned about it as a recommendation from a friend. It's in the center of all the good places to be, the food is phenomenal, and the service is excellent. Can't get any better than this.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • positive eating experience
    monalisa
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    I will visit again. Nice ambience, professional service, good food, good presentation. Comfortable tables, chairs are made for taller people...good lighting. It was my first visit, I will be back for lunch or dinner again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A rare find
    JSF22VIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    KI is consistently excellent and enjoyable. It offers highly authentic and exceptional upscale Japanese cuisine, along with top quality sushi and sashimi, in a beautiful room with a lovely staff. Very highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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  • Awesome as always
    tasty
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    A favorite location that never disappoints. Service, food and location all fantastic. Continue to highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 88 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 751 reviews are from the Ki Modern Japanese + Bar - Toronto reviews archive.
  • Ash V.
    AshV
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    I go to Ki fairly regularly; I went there to take my wife for our 9th wedding anniversary since she had not been there. She loved the food. They really know how to treat you well. At the end of the meal, they brought out desert (on them) and gave us a hand written anniversary card. Great restaurant, I would recommend it to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but not Great as before
    angelcakesVIP
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    The Miso chowder used to call to me. It was just greasy this time around and missing that wow factor. Something's changed but i just can't pinpoint what. Server was nice.
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  • Outstanding Service
    Outstanding
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I dined with my daughters before our 10K Sporting Life run the next morning and the server was outstanding - his recommendations were right on the money as my one daughter cannot have seafood or raw fish - the cucumber, avocado, wasabi dish was just like he said - all different flavours hitting you at different times! He also was very good at just ordering us the perfect amount of food. Third time at Ki and still loving it!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • One of my favorite places to eat
    Reviews
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    The food is excellent and the ambience is very nice - service is very good as well. It can be pricy, so we go for a special occasion when we are visiting Toronto.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect
    go2place
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Perfect place for my daughter and I to meet and "catch up". Quiet booth, excellent meal, and seamless service with a minimum of interruptions.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet