My girlfriend and I ordered the omakase (set menu), which came with 11 dishes + complimentary edamame. The food was all very tasty and they have some creative versions of old favourites, such as the gyoza made by putting dumpling meat between two pieces of lotus roots, applying tempura batter, and deep frying it. My only criticism of the food was that they used onions in too many of the dishes, so that flavour built up as the meal went along. We found the music a bit loud for dinner conversation, but this is an izakaya restaurant, which is supposed to be more of a bar/pub. Service was excellent.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food & Service were both well worth the $$
BTW bring your wallet ... a little pricey
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great night out at Hapa Izakaya
I recently had my first experience at Hapa Izakaya Toronto and loved it! I went with my boyfriend and we decided to go for the omakase option for 2 - 11 dishes, hot and cold. We loved being able to share the dishes together and everything tasted SO fresh and delicious - definitely not your average sushi place. Great flavours and presentation, everything was delivered to our table at a moderate pace and we did not feel rushed. The servers were friendly and always cheering which was exciting. We also enjoyed some sake served to us in a frozen bamboo trunk and other "japanese" drinks.. The only thing we disliked was that the music was really loud - it might have just been because our table was close to a speaker. Overall we really enjoyed it!
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always look forward to Hapa Izakaya
All my friends and I really like this restaurant. We were all waiting anxiously for our Friday reservations to catch up, enjoy good food and good music too!
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Did not disappoint!
Had a great time at Hapa Toronto. Great food with friendly and attentive service in a chic, modern space, Hapa Toronto is a one-of-a-kind in the city. Go with a bunch of friends to increase the variety of dishes (as you will want to try everything on the menu) or with a hot date!
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
So different and awesome
It's so great to try something new! Each Japanese tapas dish is so unique and delicious. Very hip feel to the large room, trendy music but dark walls and scantily dressed servers caters to a younger crowd.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food & Service
Great food, service and ambiance! I would recommend this to everyone that loves sushi in an energetic and lively restaurant!
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Definitely going back
Simply put, wow. Definitely a place we'd go back to. Only drawback is the loud music.
Compared to Guu, Fin, and Don Don... I think I'd prefer Hapa. Every dish tasted amazing, and left us wanting more. Good thing we stopped b/c it'd be pretty darn pricey otherwise.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Want Hapa in my neighbourhood
I love to have one of these in my neighbourhood. Friendly staff. Good service and tasty menu. First visit but will definitely go back. Favourites include scallop tartare and ika wasa. Nice twist on gyozas using lotus root. Dishes are great for sharing. Atmosphere is hip, fun and casual. Went with friends but I would definite sit at the bar on my own. Wish I lived closer....
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great experience, second time
Great experience, second time there... Would def recommend and will frequently go back!!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
We came for the Omakase
11 course set menu was delicious and the portions were just right - we were stuffed by the time that the last course came out. And the servers were just lovely people - very helpful with recommending sake for folks who have never had any sake beyond the house stuff you get with your usual sushi fare! Music was a bit loud but I'm sure that's subjective and probably has more to do with our aging hearing.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM