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

Ki Modern Japanese + Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kijapanese.com
  • Email: toronto@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
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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerJapanese
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "I used to frequent Ki fairly regularly, but it had been awhile, so I was looking for a reason to go back. Went for dinner with a friend and it was just as delicious as I remembered. The service was excellent and our waiter was fabulous (which is hard to find these days, in my opinion). Will definitely be going back soon and look forward to the warm weather so we can enjoy the patio."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Food is pompous and poorly executed. Service is decent."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Great sushi and sake. Servers have great recommendations. Very diverse creations of sushi and sashimi"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "I booked this venue for my birthday with 12 people in total. I had been there before for lunch, but not dinner. Everyone in my party raved about the food, the place and the overall experience. I was very pleased and we will be back again ! Thank You."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Amazing food and the service was excellent. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a nice quiet dinner downtown. It's not your average Japanese food restaurant , well worth the price!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Had a very nice, romantic dinner with my wife. Most of the food was really delicious. And not just the ordinary - very cool and different. Waiter was very helpful and made some personal recommendations."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Ki is amazing not just for the unique menu selection but also for the great service. Will definitely go back there again and recommend it to anyone who loves sushi."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Thanks so much for a wonderful experience. It was a special ocassion, my husband's b'day. It was our first time to this restaurant for lunch. Manager came up to wish him with a very nice b'day note. It was really sweet. Thanks so much for making it even more special."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Ki, great location, great bar scene, good apps. I have been to Ki before, for drinks and apps. My friends speak highly of it. So dinner expectations were high. Had a very nice waiter and was guided to the " best" and most popular items. I would say that this is a notch above super market sushi. I would recommend Ki for an after work drink and apps, but my dinner experience was not one worth recommending."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "it was fun to try new things and our server really helped give us a good overview and recommended some excellent choices!"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "We had an early reservation at Ki. Sitting in the quieter dining area wasn't as exciting especially on new years eve when everyone in high spirits. So ambience could have been better. Our server was fantastic - lots of good recommendations - some crossover dishes that could have been fine tuned. The tai dish was superb with unique taste. However we had three maki rolls -each came with asparagus and avocado inside and each had sweet sauce underneath (kind of overkill with the sauce)... needed different varieties and better recs.. cocktail list is interesting and wines nice choice. The duck confit salad was not typical Japanese taste -strong flavour and big size Overall good quality but sauces on sweet side were a bit too "modern""
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Went to Ki for a pre-game meal. Food was great although a little pricey. It's a great place to go for special occasions. Seats near windows are rather chilly in the winter. Keep that in mind when being seated."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "We have eaten at KI many times and never disappoints. Thanks to the chefs and staff. Make sure you try the traditional Japanese and trust the servers. Don't look at the menu."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "KI Restaurant did an outstanding job on the quality of food and service, overall a great experience for our group."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "Met a couple of clients at your restaurant for lunch. Ambience and atmosphere in the restaurant is great for the Business lunch. Noise level was never unbearable, we were able to carry on a conversation. General atmosphere allows for everyone to easily relax and enjoy discussion. Would come back anytime."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "The Miso Chowder and Rock Shrimp, wow!!! And you can't go wrong with the daily sushi and sashimi platter. I don't even ask what it is, just bring it to me and I know it will be delicious."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "Went for dinner before a Leaf game… i should have skipped the game and stayed at Ki. Incredible service and amazing unique food. I'll be back!"
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "Ki is one of my fav spot for personal occasions & business dinners. the service is friendly, courteous, professional, accommodating and well groomed."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "This was our groups 3rd time coming for our holiday dinner. Again, the food, the service, the whole experience was fantastic! I want to thank "Chrissy" for help that night, she was super nice, very patient and very attentive to our group! We'll be back!"
    Dined on 12/11/2013