Obika Mozzarella Bar
Obika Mozzarella Bar
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Obika Mozzarella Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.obika.ca/
  • Phone: 4163016870
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Obika Mozzarella Bar
Obikà is a new restaurant concept that centers its offering on the Mozzarella di Bufala Campana DOP, together with the research of recipes and artisanal products typical of the Italian tradition and characterized by very high quality. With locations in Rome, Milan, London, Los Angeles, New York and Tokyo, Canada's first Obika Mozzarella Bar will open soon in Brookfield Place in the heart of downtown Toronto.
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Obika Mozzarella Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Its all about the sauce!
    Patriot
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    Being an Italian and being fortunate enough to try some of the best Italian dishes from so many different homes and restaurants both locally and in Italy - I can tell you that the most important part of most of these meals is the sauce. Aside from the delicious Mozzarella di Buffalla (Oh so good) - the chef nailed the sauce. I would go as far as to say that the Pasta plate I enjoyed their was one of the best in the city. In addition, the pizza was right behind it in terms of taste and flavour. I should note that both were as simple as can be. The Pasta was just sauce and the Mozzarella and the pizza with prosciuto. Add Obika to your MUST visit list. (Sorry if there are grammar errors - typing so fast as I am anxious to go back to Obika)
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a great place to share orders
    luv2eat
    Dined on 8/14/2013
    a great place to share orders to experience the variety offered. Pride taken in the freshness and source of their food.Lovely fresh flavors.The service is excellent and welcoming. Less extensive wine list : good for less knowledgeable drinkers but perhaps npt enough choice for wine lovers. Good price point however. Overall a fun and delicious dining experience.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Obika Dining Experience
    Maria
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    I chose OBIKA for the atmosphere and for the superior quality of buffala bocconcini it carries. The venue is gorgeous! The burrata and bocconcini were excellent however the panzerotto was so flat when it arrived. I was quite dissappointed. I've only seen it served very puffy when it is served immediately after it's fried. It was as flat as a schnitzel. The panzerotto had so liitle mozzarella. We also chose the lasagna dish which was edible but too saucy. It was extremely expensive however I will return if these two dissappointing dishes are perfected. All dishes should be perfect for what is charged. I cannot close without mentioning the service was excellent and staff was attentive and quite delightful.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • If you love Mozzarella
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/26/2013
    Had both lunch and a dinner here. Margarita pizza was fab. Didn't expect for find this inside a mall, but was our good luck.
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    notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reasonable for a business lunch
    SMarlowe
    Dined on 6/13/2013
    I wasn't aware that this restaurant was in the TD tower, which I wasn't huge fan of. The food was pretty good - mozzarella was obviously fresh! However they were out of quite a few different wines and mozzarella selections which was disappointing. The waitress was a bit aloof as well, and the prices were a tad high. I wouldn't come back here for dinner, but I would recommend for a business lunch if you are downtown in the financial district.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not bad, but not great
    TODinerVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2013
    Another chain to hit Toronto offers many takes on the mozzarella theme. The mozzarella is good but the menu is uninspiring. It is a tough location, being in the openess of the mall of an office building. Decent spot but I do not think I could go there over and over again.
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    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • too bad its in an office foyer
    arcticguy
    Dined on 6/10/2013
    not an ideal location for a resto with this quality food - tho in the evening its dead quiet. That said, the cheeses were awesome. We'll be back!
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    Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!!
    Tigress
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    The food and service is absolutely outstanding. I haven't had such great food or service in such a long time. I am quite surprise that this gem is not more popular. I love this place... In fact, I have returned 3 times over the past week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the fresh mozzarella,
    marics
    Dined on 5/30/2013
    Loved the fresh mozzarella, a must have if it is your first time to eat at the restaurant. Pasta I had was not so bad either but nothing spectacular.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service
    FriendlyTorontonian
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    Great service. All of the service staff was friendly and helpful (not just the person assigned to our table). Also, great ambience and good food. All in all an excellent experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for cheese lovers
    Mila
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    Great place for cheese lovers (yummy fresh mozzarella!!!) and vegetarians. Excellent dessert - almond chocolate cake + cappuccino!!! The service is also very good. Definitely will be coming back.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, late-night find, great for lunch
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  • mediocre
    dlrysgnry
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    I found the food at Obika disappointing--my risotto was over salted--don't chef's taste the food before they send it out?? My friend's spaghetti was over sauced and the sauce itself was too thick. This restaurant focus is supposed to be mozzarella (DOP) however one wouldn't know that by the menu or any plate except the appetizer choice of the 3 types of mozzarella. It is what you would expect from a chain--mediocrity. Wish I had know it was a chain and I wouldn't have bothered to go at all.
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  • Server was excellent, friendly
    deejella
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    Server was excellent, friendly and well knowledged with the restaurant's menu items. Delicious!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not impressed.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    For a 2 person dinner it was $140.00 and not worth at the price. The mozzarella app was good but not worth $34 (I'm not cheap either). We had the option of wines (by the glass) and had to choose the 3rd choice due to not having any in stock. We wanted the bresaola with the mozzarella but they did not have any. The restaurant was very under stocked for a Saturday night. I had the lasagna and it seemed like it was made a few days ago because the cheese in the lasagna had a sour smell (worked in restaurants and knew that smell). We were not happy with the place and I never write bad reviews but I was not impressed.
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  • We sat at a table for ever.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    We sat at a table for ever. We waited for water for well over 20 minutes, asked 3 times Our meals took a long time, we were sharing a side dish and a main, and we didn't get plates to use. The lights kept going on and off, very distracting. I'll try it one more time before I put an absolute no on it.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My friend and I had a delightful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    My friend and I had a delightful evening. The food was amazing - a wonderful palate sensation! Everything caused you to eat very slowly and savour. Stephania (sp?) was an absolute delight and she attended to us but not overly and made sure our experience was a great one. I would have no reservation referring anyone to Obika. My friend and I have both indicated that we would like to come back on a Thursday night which I hope will be soon.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The tasting plate of three
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/3/2013
    The tasting plate of three mozzarellas is outstanding. However, in the open area you can hear all the noise from neighbouring Marche - and the structure of the building makes everything echo. You can hear the music from both restaurants, which is off-putting. Having said that, the food is really good if you like cheese (why else would you go?).
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A very good meal. The mozzerella
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/2/2013
    A very good meal. The mozzerella is the best at this restaurant. The pasta was delicious. Service was just right.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Serving staff were bit task
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/28/2013
    Serving staff were bit task oriented in the start then they were quite friendly. Some awkward situation between staff but live music was great, great beer, mozeralla and pizza
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    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cheese Dreams
    diningdiva
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    If you love cheese, this is one of those places for you. The lowly and usually bland mozzarella is elevated with different treatments and techniques - smoking, curing, aging. Knowledgeable staff and quite nice wine list. The location is a bit odd with part of the restaurant in the lobby of an office building, which is a bit cavernous and noisy, so dine inside where it feels like a proper restaurant, if you can.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I had lunch there with co-workers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/20/2013
    I had lunch there with co-workers and left very impressed so happily I had booked dinner before a musical for Saturday eve. It was such a let down, that I cannot believe it was the same place! Of course, on first visit, it was business lunch and the owner was there and he even treated us to Proseco. Celebrating my friend's birthday, the young girls were there, but useless. They did not introduce the venue and the specialty of cheeses... she was simply standing to take our order, like a servant at Tim Hortons. The special: pasta and salmon was just warm, sticky, no taste, on the dry side... salt shaker 1st: stuck, 2nd empty.. I was embarassed!
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love obika !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/4/2013
    I definitely love obika. A couple of days ago I invited a girl friend that had never been in Obika and we just had a blast! The food is just delicious. Authentically I will go more often!
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    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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  • Terrible choice. Out of Cabernet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/27/2013
    Terrible choice. Out of Cabernet and Carpaccio. Portions small and expensive. Food not what we expected. Salmon salad was smoked salmon and the salad with roasted pork was small rolled up ham slices not roasted pork.
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  • Good location, food is good
    gladlotusVIP
    Dined on 2/20/2013
    Good location, food is good and so are the prices...not spectacular, but a solid lunch choice.
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    great for lunch
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  • Enjoyable lunch with a group
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    Enjoyable lunch with a group of 6. Quick service but not too fast to feel rushed. Good suggestions from the hostess.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wasn't sure what to expect.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/8/2013
    Wasn't sure what to expect. Food and service was great...very quiet. Next time, I would visit for lunch.
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    great for lunch
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  • I had heard good things about
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/8/2013
    I had heard good things about this restaurant....especially related to their specialty (mozzarella).. I unfortunately chose not to have their specialty and went with their lasagna. I found the sauce to be too thick and had too much meat. The pasta itself had a strange consistency. I plan to go back though and try out their antipasti which feature the mozzarella.
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  • The food and drinks were as
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 2/7/2013
    The food and drinks were as good as always. I was very dissatisfied with the service. I told my friends about the Aperitivo Milanese and that's why we went there on that day. I was surprised to hear that due to lack of customers they were not offering it on that day or the weeks prior.But our disappointment is not the worst part of it, the little care the waitress showed us and the lack of an apology are definitely the reason I will not go back. I'm one of those Torontonians who go out to dinner 4 or more times a week and with so many options out there,I believe restaurants should excel at all levels if they want to stay in business. Please remove the ad about Aperitivo when you are not offering it so not to disappoint other customers.
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  • i haven't had mozzarella like
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/5/2013
    i haven't had mozzarella like this since I was in Italy almost 5 years ago
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • nah...
    JoannaFoodie
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    There was nobody there...they did not come back to to the table to ask how everything was, had to wave down the waittress when I needed salt, pepper..the tea they forgot about..and to ask why the ice cream was missing from the dessert (they didn't have any and didn't even mention it when they brought out the cake)..they also just gave us the bill without us asking, or asking if we were done
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  • Wonderfully fresh and tasty
    hbalter
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    Wonderfully fresh and tasty Mozzarella di Bufala. Great service, terrific evening, no complaints at all. I was there on a "date" with my 11 year old daughter. She felt very grown up as we shared a delicious appetizer, salad and pizza. Server was friendly and quite knowledgeable about the food and the history. Highly recommend this restaurant when in the downtown core.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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  • Okay not somewhere I can recommend
    LizBVIP
    Dined on 1/30/2013
    The food wasn't that great, certainly not what I was expecting. Maybe I just chose the wrong items. But we ended up spending $35 each on lunch (two starters, a shared entree and two hot teas - no booze - including tip) which seemed really steep for average food & slow (although very pleasant) service. I was prepared to spend that expecting to really enjoy my meal. But as things stand I won't be back.
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  • Fresh
    AlainC
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    All around a great place - I always come back for the fresh food and great ambiance.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • I ate at Obika on Friday,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    I ate at Obika on Friday, January 25th and had the fish special. Unfortunately, the fish (tuna and scallops on risotto) were over done but that was my fault as I should have remembered not to have ordered a fish special. My lunch partner had the mushroom gnocchi which was excellent.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I will definitely have to
    Anndrea
    Dined on 1/23/2013
    I will definitely have to try their mozzarella app next time. Their grilled eggplant was fine but not the greatest.
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    great for lunch
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  • Best Lasagne Ever!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 1/22/2013
    Dining at Obika is always a treat - their lasagne is divine and the best there is, hands down. The mozzarella platter is delicious, as well.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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  • The food portion was SUPER
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    The food portion was SUPER small but very good service. The food was not delicious.
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  • Food is great!! Fresh and
    VvvPpp
    Dined on 12/29/2012
    Food is great!! Fresh and delicious! Fress Mozzarella is a must for an appetizer and the gnocci is extremely tasty.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch
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  • Amazing restaurant with delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/28/2012
    Amazing restaurant with delicious food and very good service.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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  • So glad that we can finally
    Simon
    Dined on 12/27/2012
    So glad that we can finally get fresh and authentic buffalo mozzarella products here in Toronto. Well presented and great tasting.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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