Ki Modern Japanese + Bar - Toronto
Ki Modern Japanese + Bar - Toronto

Ki Modern Japanese + Bar - Toronto

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kijapanese.com/
  • Phone: (416) 308-5888
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerJapanese
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Ki Modern Japanese + Bar - Toronto reviews from OpenTable diners
134 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (75)good for groups (66)special occasion (60)hot spot (54)great for lunch (53)vibrant bar scene (52)romantic (38)great for outdoor dining (28)notable wine list (27)neighborhood gem (19)late-night find (18)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Having made a reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/4/2008
    Having made a reservation we were given at first a table in the "main corridor" - not exactly what I waould have expected having made a reservation. When I complained, I did get a better, quiet table. Why should I have to complain? Other than that, the food was great, service very good and it was quiet - though I doubt it would have been at the first table. Shame on the reservations desk.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a lovely lunch and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/2/2008
    We had a lovely lunch and would recommend Ki to anyone.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This dinner was a farewell
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/29/2008
    This dinner was a farewell for our General Manager and our server made this a memorable evening. The food is fantastic and the design of the restaurant is spectacular. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Expensive, but worth it for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/27/2008
    Expensive, but worth it for a special occasion. Staff were very knowledgable about the menu and offered awesome recommendations when asked. We felt as though we were treated like "special guests".
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was very slow and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/23/2008
    The food was very slow and this was problematic for a lunch meeting. While the appetizers came quickly, it took an hour to get three mains (one roll and two orders of nigiri). There were only two of us so this was a little surprising. I won't go back again for lunch unless I know my afternoon is clear.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A little noisy for dinner,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/22/2008
    A little noisy for dinner, being so close to the meat locker, and on date night, to hear oneself think. But as the evening progressed it did get quieter. Time flew!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is a decent restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/21/2008
    This is a decent restaurant and a good stand-by for a business lunch. It's absurd that one can only get coffee or green tea for hot drinks after a meal. I wanted a latte which I couldn't have and then a black tea which I couldn't have. It's not a deal breaker but in the end I didn't have dessert because I couldn't have the drink that I wanted with it.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • we had both inadvertantly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/21/2008
    we had both inadvertantly made a reservation and both sat at separate tables for over 30 minutes with several staff having all of the details. very poor
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our server was amazing, I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/17/2008
    Our server was amazing, I think his name was Chris. Very helpful and full of suggestions. The ambiance is amazing and would return.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food and servise is excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/16/2008
    The food and servise is excellent at this place. Certainly among the best Sushi in town, great selection of Sake also. Make sure you avoid a table in the air condition blow, however, upon sitting down.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The experience was phenomenal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/16/2008
    The experience was phenomenal! Particularly our server... probably the best we've ever had and totally made the evening. Great attention, knowledge, presentation and recommendations!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The uni and hamachi was very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/16/2008
    The uni and hamachi was very good, fresh and tasty, but 3 of us order fillet mignon, it turned out very disappointed, we all found them overcooked, 2 of us order medium rare, it came out like medium well done, with only a touch of pink in the mid of the meat, the meat was chewy and no taste, we were disappointed with this. The waiter that served us, she was there but not really there, we had to keep asking her to fill up the tea pot, always had to ask twice before we got the tea pot filled, she was polite, but just something's missing, may be she's too busy serving too many tables? Overall, the experience was not as thrill as we had experienced before
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  • I have been to KI many times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/16/2008
    I have been to KI many times for lunch and find the food to be wonderful. I will continue to recommend this restaurant to my friends and colleagues.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overall we had a great time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/15/2008
    Overall we had a great time at Ki however, our waiter was very rude and only smiled once the bill was paid. In total we had a group of 10 people and the tip was added on with a group that size so we expected him to be a little nicer and polite. I personally asked him a question about the wine list and got the answer in a very rude tone.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Since I've taken guests to
    Carol
    Dined on 5/13/2008
    Since I've taken guests to Ki a few times now, I obviously like it, but the menu doesn't seem to ever change much --at least not that I've been able to notice. It would be nice to see a new creation or 2 featured (and hi-lighted as such) from time to time. Also: one of the ladies' washroom cubicle-doors didn't have a lock on it, resulting in an embarrassing incident -- so that should be addressed ASAP.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was excellent. Mushrooms
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    Food was excellent. Mushrooms and asparagus were crisp and flavorful. The sushi was clean on the tongue, skillfully prepared and artfully presented. The glaring flaw with this restaurant is the service. Two separate waitresses were outright condescending and acted perturbed that they even had to take our order. When I say, "I think we'd just like to order now," I don't want a waitress to tilt her head, glare at me and say in a snarky tone, "You can do what you want," sigh and then take the order with the occasional huff. Drinks were the correct temperature and the hostess was helpful. The waitresses have to go though. Great restaurant, drop the attitude.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not only was the staff friendly
    naurae29
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    Not only was the staff friendly and attentive, but more knowledgeable than I've ever seen. The menu was varied enough to accomodate any pallate. My only complaint was that the descriptions of some items weren't complete, which was a little misleading. Overall a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service was excellent
    2fulltoeat
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    The service was excellent and the food phenominal. I would highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A well designed restaurant,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    A well designed restaurant, with a variety of different areas for dining. The music on entry seemed over powering but once seated it was not apparent and blended in well as lounge music. The ambience is very lounge and the sushi bar seems to be a good place to be seated. The dress code is not strictly adhered to but you would feel out of place in jeans. Smart casual with a jacket is the way to go. Service was quick but never rushed, unlike some restaurants once the meal was finished there was no rush to vacate the table which was a rare bonus with a high end restaurant. The staff were very helpful and offered many recommendations. They were also very attentive. Price wise the restaurant is high end but very worth the visit.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This may be more of a review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/2/2008
    This may be more of a review than a comment, but I want to do it justice. Best sushi in the city. The classics are amazing - to the point of ruining almost all of them for me anywhere else, particularly the Unagi (eel). Ki's own dishes are creative and always a treat. The Toro Tower and Marinated Butterfish are favourites (as is almost everything else). Nice for lunch, great for dinner if a touch loud (but that's part of the atmosphere). The booths in the corner sections are romantic and feel relatively private. Thursdays the place is absolutely packed with the beautiful-girls-meeting-stock-broker crowd. Which is a good thing and really makes the place feel alive. Can't recommend it enough.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great as always!!! Staff
    AD77VIP
    Dined on 5/1/2008
    Great as always!!! Staff and service is excellent!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was definitely the highlight
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    This was definitely the highlight of our trip to Toronto! I hope to be back if I am ever in the city again and I recommend it to anyone travelling there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food, service and atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    The food, service and atmosphere were terrific. I eat in many different restaurants across the US and this was definitely one of the best sushi restaurants. I would say this is equivalent to Nobu here in the US. This is a great location for that special occasion or just a 'date night'.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of my new favourite restaurants
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/25/2008
    One of my new favourite restaurants!!! My girlfriend and I love it!! We have been back many times...we are starting to feel like regulars :) Thank you! Gary
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We did not get one of our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/24/2008
    We did not get one of our sushi rolls that we ordered. Waitress was very busy I had to ask another waiter to send over our waitress to take our order! We got some shots and there was broken glass in our drink!! She did give us the shot for free but that is totally unacceptible. Overall I enjoyed the food we did have but diappointed we did not get everything. Service was lacking! Mandy Beland
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Usage of the patio was a matter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/17/2008
    Usage of the patio was a matter of great concern. While the patio is easily accessible from the restaurant, I was asked to go around and enter through the outside door. This ruined my dining experience as it inconvenienced my guests and myself.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food and good service
    Goodtimes
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    good food and good service make this one of the better japanese spots in the city. a little pricey, and a little noisy hurt what could make this place a great spot.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Your restaurant is one of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/11/2008
    Your restaurant is one of the best places I've been to. I've mentioned Ki to my friends and family and they all love it as well. I recommend your restaurant to everyone I know. The atmosphere is beautiful, classy and unique. The service and food are excellent. It's an older crowd which we prefer. We're actually going to come next month, in May, to celebrate my cousin's birthday. Is it possible for me to make reservations now? It's probably too much notice but her birthday is on May 17th. We would like to reserve a room. And also I mentioned to my cousins that I want my engagement party or bridal shower at Ki. Keep up the wonderful service. Ki is perfect, don't change a thing! Thank you, Melissa Infusini
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The table they sat us at was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/10/2008
    The table they sat us at was way in the back in another room ,..,., not great for ambience .,,.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Staff at KI was just amazing!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 4/10/2008
    The Staff at KI was just amazing!! Some in our group were a little late and the Maitre D went out of is way to hold our table. They let us enjoy the vibrant bar till the rest of the group arrived. They took care of transfering my the tab and brought my card at my table always adressing us by our last name!. They catered to our every little needs. Unlike some Toronto spots, they were very relaxed,friendly and proffesional. My friends loved the experience! The food was excellent and the check was reasonable and accurate! The only down side was that I did not get any points on open table for dining there. I understand this restaurant is popular but there should be a minimum of 10 points for any reservation made on your website!! Well Done KI
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Black Cod was exquisite.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/10/2008
    The Black Cod was exquisite. Service was exceptional. Overall food quality could be easily replicated elsewhere for a fraction of the $200 lunch for two at KI. Seriously, for $200 for lunch a restaurant must be outstanding on all fronts.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food and ambiance of the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/5/2008
    The food and ambiance of the restaurant is top notch. It was unfortunate that the waitress we had was very distracted and short with us. Between snatching the menus and unfinished water from the table, not offering a second drink to my wife (she asked me if I wanted one) and general feeling of "Hurry up and get out". We enjoyed a couple of nice dishes. Fortunately we had not eaten too much and were able to visit another restaurant to salvage the rest of the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience overall -
    AD77VIP
    Dined on 4/3/2008
    Great experience overall - would definitely return!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Booked a quiet table and got
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/3/2008
    Booked a quiet table and got exactly what I wanted. Service was exceptional. Food was great. After dinner the bar scene was a definite hot spot! Super evening! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We found the staff overall
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/2/2008
    We found the staff overall friendly and professional, but service and food got reeeeally slow for no apparent reason and we had a couple of kids with us who needed their food quickly, as kids do. Acoustics were strange in the dining area, there was a table across the room that overwhelmed us just with their talking, and we could not hear each other. Maybe is the curved seats and leather walls. made for a somewhat arkward evening, yet the food was very good and the decor is beautiful
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was impeccable! Our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    Service was impeccable! Our waiter was knowledgeable and friendly, which helped to make our evening a great one.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was a great experience,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/28/2008
    It was a great experience, the food was amazing and the service was exactly what I expect. Cheers Shawn
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • The waitress did a phenomenal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/28/2008
    The waitress did a phenomenal job of picking our meals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was my second visit -
    Becka
    Dined on 3/27/2008
    This was my second visit - the first was a Saturday night. Thursdays are much louder and more crowded with the bar scene. A bit of a "meet-market", but that didn't detract from the dining experience. Will definitely go back there again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience! Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    Great experience! Fantastic sushi, perfect tempura - I was amazed. The atmosphere was superb - very appropriate mood lighting, attractive decor, and lively music. To top it all off, desert was quite the treat. I would highly recommend Ki to anyone I know.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet