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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 Details

  • 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: Japanese, Sushi
  • 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 & Promotions: 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerJapanese
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. Sabin provided impeccable service!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Best martinis, best food, and best service in the city. Never had a disappointing experience."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Took my wife there for our anniversary and the service and food were, as always, exceptional"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "A favorite location that never disappoints. Service, food and location all fantastic. Continue to highly recommend."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Perfect place for my daughter and I to meet and "catch up". Quiet booth, excellent meal, and seamless service with a minimum of interruptions. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "The fish was amazing! Service was excellent. Highly recommend to those who love sushi and sashimi."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Had a wonderful meal (as usual). Staff were friendly and knowlegable."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "I was recognized by the Hostess!! The Waiter (Sabi) was totally focused on us and the food that we enjoy. The food was fantastic. This is Toronto's best restaurant!!!!"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Spacious restaurant, super delicious food, wonderful services and the waiter is so confident to suggest food and wine when asked. Nice touching surprise when the management team brought a birthday card and chocolate to my friends thanking him to share part of his special moment with them. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Service was very slow food tasted very good portions were small Waiter was great Seating arrangement not the best"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Great night of food, wine and gabbing. We were going to a concert and they respected our time lines. We had 2 additional people join us for drinks and the staff accommodated us immediately."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Ki was recommended to us by a friend. We were not one bit disappointed with the food, service and ambience. It's definitely worth going and I would have no hesitation returning. The service was excellent."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Service at Ki was wonderful - from the moment I arrived at the reception desk to the surprise chocolate treats the hostess brought my guest for her birthday when she must have overheard me wishing her a happy birthday - neither of us asked for it. The food however was just so so. I expected more for the popularity of the place (it was hopping for a Monday night), the suits in there, and the higher prices - not your regular prices for sushi. And for a place that costs over $100 for two (no alcohol), I was surprised to be eating with wooden chopsticks that were not presented in the paper sleeve, but I'm sure came out of them."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Great service, great ambiance, unique sushis and wine list. What more can you ask for? Highly recommend it."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The staff are extremely friendly and very efficient. Quite honestly I have not been a restaurant in a long time where I felt totally pampered - I cannot say enough good things about the service. The food was excellet and the presentation only added to the experience. The food arrived at a leisurely pace, we never felt hurried nor did we feel impatient waiting for the next dish to arrive. The restaurant's ambience was totally relaxing and peaceful; a truly enjoyable mea. Our daughter and her husband who recommended the restaurant have enjoy a few meals there and we shall return at the first possible opportunity"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Business lunch, ordered the raw platter from the lunch menu - very mediocre. Not sure how they justify their prices."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "This restaurant will amaze you with their careful selection of amazing menu, great wine list and positive atmosphere. Overall a very pleasant place to have a nice , romantic dinner. Every time I leave the place wondering when can I come back."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Dinner was incredible. Sushi seemed fresh and tasty, and the forced appetizer was a treat. The service was impeccable from the management down. Would definitely come back here again."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I had the tempura shrimp and vegetables as well as some maki roles. The tempura was excellent, especially the shrimp. However the Maki roles were just average but cost about 2.5x average. It was disappointing."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We just wanted to have a nice quiet lunch where we could actually hear each other speaking and Ki is absolutely that. The food was beautifully presented, filling and delicious. It was worth spending a little bit more - the service was wonderful - absolutely loved the people - we were greeted at the door with a friendly smile, our server was always there when we needed him and I really liked that he made sure to tell me about the dish I chose. Overall it was an exceptional experience and I look forward to going back."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I've visited KI several times -- and enjoy it every time. The only downside this time was that it was the night of a hockey game -- and the place was buzzing with pre-game patrons. We were fortunate to have a private room, but it was still quite noisy. Other than that, excellent food and the staff bent over backwards to ensure we had a wonderful dining experience! I highly recommend it -- and will return again (hopefully) soon!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "The staff was amazing, each and everyone of them. They made my 14 year old daughters birthday dinner very special, we had our own room that was perfect for 4 14years olds to chat and take pics. The staff was also great taking care of a dairy allergy we had in our group."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Great choice in the financial core. Lots of good things on the menu. We had salad, rolls and shashimi. Everything was fresh and beautifully presented. Service was friendly and attentive. We sat in a room somewhat removed from the bar, which was a good thing....the bar was hopping, but the noise level would have made dinner conversation difficult if you sat too close to the bar scene."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Ki always has fantastic dishes (the tempura shrimp appetizer with wasabi cream sauce) is Spectacular. Great place for small to medium size gatherings- although one larger (20 person) group did have a special preparation and sampling demonstration that I wish I crashed."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Great atmosphere, and the food was fantastic. Service was challenged, although a very attentive crew, I think the server got caught with a kitchen that got backed up. We had a great start, then we missed about 15 minutes between courses, which then put us in a time crunch for the concert. Interesting, they asked if we were going, but it didn't seem to have been a benefit to the service timing. Still very nice spot."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I was underwhelmed...many of the dishes lacked the flavour they advertised on paper. The sashimi/sushi quality, however, was excellent, as well as the service. Will I return? Not of my own accord."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We had a 6:45 reservation at KI. We were seated to the far corner of the restaurant - away from the central point (people watching area) – because we had a six yr old in tow possibly?? Chris the waiter was great, however, the food was just average. I ordered sashimi and sushi rolls, tempura battered shrimp, sweet potato wedges and chicken drummets for my daughter. The drinks were overpriced and not great. The meal was average - not at all worth the $130 we spent + 20% tip. I remember Ki to be a gathering place for after work dinner drinks during the week. I'll keep it to that in future."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Service was amazing, waiters were very attentive and knowledgable of the menu. All staff was on top of the customers that were in the restaurant and food was amazing. Can't go wrong with any of the sushi selections. Would recommend this to all people for one of the best Japanese restaurants in Toronto."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We've come to Ki many times and this time decided to be daring and got mostly items we had never tried. There was nothing we didn't thoroughly enjoy. Well done."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great imaginative food, some rolls outstanding, some merely good . Great sake list if you are into that. Cool, vibrant surroundings with most clientele in suits. Music a bit loud for quiet intimate conversation but there are lots of quiet rooms. Service was outstanding."
    Dined on 2/12/2014