Neighborhood Gem for Japanese Food
I came here for lunch with a couple from out of town and they are expert foodies in Japanese food. We all loved the affordable and very reasonable priced menus that allows you to customize rice bowl in various sizes and choose from a great selection of side menus. What we enjoyed the most was the delicious prepared fresh food and the food doesn't do its justice on their colourful lunch menu. I would highly recommend friends to come here for lunch. The only disadvantage is that there is no free parking in the area.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding friendly service,
Outstanding friendly service, food was almost perfect, but could end up quite pricey.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Japanese food
Great food. Original, tasty, fresh, well prepared. Service was okay. Noisy restaurant. We'd go back.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Izakaya in North Toronto
If you want a quiet romantic restaurant, this is the wrong one. Fin is a loud, lively Japanese bar with tapas style food. The dishes are small but extremely tasty. They have some of the best Japanese food in Toronto, and one of the few run by Japanese staff. If you go, you must try their signature blow torched mackerel. Each dish is not that expensive, but it can add up and get pricy. Generally the cost is about $30 - $40 pp (not including drinks).
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything is great, except
Everything is great, except price is on the high side. Dishes are quite small so you need to order quite a number of items to fill the stomach, and the bill keeps adding up.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best Time Ever!
I love the atmosphere of this place. It's relaxing and comfortable. You're instantly welcomed by the entire staff, and wished farewell when you leave. It's a beautiful taste of Japanese culture. I tried things there that I have never eaten before, like raw squid and beef tongue (and it was really tasty!). The Mega Mugs of beer, (32 oz in one glass!!) were a great offer and we took full advantage of it! The service was great, we weren't rushed to finish our meal and the staff was really friendly. We were there for 3 hours and were fully entertained by watching the chef's create their dishes in an open kitchen. It is a must see place and I highly recommend it.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
The best izakaya in the GTA.
Great hospitality, very friendly and attentive staff. The quality & freshness of their food speaks for itself. Hands down the best izakaya in the GTA.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
great dinner. great ambience.
great dinner. great ambience. a little too noisy unless you were in a booth - as we were
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
I love Fin!! It is one of
I love Fin!! It is one of my favourite. Food and staff in Fin are wonderful and I could feel that staff respect foods and customers very much. Thank you!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
The best japanese cuisine
The best japanese cuisine in Toronto. This is authentic izakaya at its best. Great food and friendly staff.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Celebrated our 25th anniversary.
Celebrated our 25th anniversary. Staff brought surprise complimentary cake for dessert.
What class. Food was excellent: Japanese but not sushi. Definitely will go again. So delicious.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Japanese experience in T.O.
Authentic Japanese food just like the drinking houses in Japan. Excellent service - they cheer and greet you when you arrive and leave and our server was so polite and gracious. Favorites include the octopus balls (it's not what it sounds like, it's octopus with this delicious dough around it and shaped into balls), beef tongue and sashimi is fresh and well presented. Lots of sake offered and beers you can't find in other places. Can't wait to go back again soon! This is one of my favorite places in Toronto!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good prices, decent-sized dishes
Loved the miso-tuna tartar (something I've never had before at an izakaya), the tako-yaki are the best I've had outside Japan (tho the octopus pieces could have been a little bigger), and the salmon done 3 ways was very nice. Love the price on the huge mug of beer, too! Service was attentive and friendly. I'll be back!
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
This has been my second visit at Fin. Yesterday I was about to order off the party menu and everything that came from the menu tasted great and everyone had a good time. Our server Hiro was very attentive Nd the restaurant gives off a lot of energy to its guests.
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food! Orders are tiny
Great food! Orders are tiny so prepared to order about three plates per person for a reasonable size dinner but everything is delicious.
Fun and boisterous atmosphere makes this restaurant a little too loud for quiet conversation.
Food comes out of the kitchen at a pace that may be a little slower than some places, so be prepared for at least 2 hours.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very enjoyable dining experience.
Very enjoyable dining experience. Good menu selection, good value, and taste. Very similar to the popular restaurant Guu, but quieter and more spacious. Overall, enjoyed the experience and would go back.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Izakaya in mid town Toronto
A wide variety of items to choose from tapas, yakitori and daily specials. Reasonable price and they even offer free parking for dinner patrons. Very attentive service and most of all, the food taste great. Definitely will come back again.
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
love this place
Definitely one of my favourite place to dine. Great for taste of authentic Japanese food and kind service. and of course, can't forget the draught beer mega mug!!
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was incredible. Everybody should try the blowtorch mackerel. It was one of the best things I've ever eaten. The only thing that was kind of unfortunate about this place was the end of our night. The service had been impeccable and we had ordered quite a bit and then the server came by and asked if we wanted to get another dish. We said yes but we weren't sure just yet and she said she'd come back. But then she never did. We had planned on ordering at least one more dish, more drinks, and we definitely wanted dessert. We ended up just getting up from our table after about 45 minutes of no service and had to ask for our bill. Very strange experience because they could have made a lot more money off of us...
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wow.Wow,Wow, is all I gotta say
My boyfriend and I came to Toronto for a little vacation during the weekend. Fin Izakaya was probably thr best restaurant we've eaten at through the whole trip. First of all, the restaurant is beautiful, with a wide open kitchen where you can see all the chefs at work which I think is great. The waitress we had was very nice and helpful. But now, let's talk about the food... You ahve tons of choices, and I have absolutly nothing negative to say about it! My favorite dish was the blowtorched vinegar-pickled mackerel. I could have eaten that dish 3 times over it was so good.
All in all, if you're thinking of going to Toronto, I strongly suggest you try out Fin Izakaya, if you want to try the real Izakaya experience!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tasty & Fun
For those -- like me -- who don't know what to expect with an Izakaya, picture an upscale Japanese pub with really good tapas style food and an excellent sake list. This place is terrific. They all yell when anyone walks in the door. The menu seems authentically Japanese, but it -- like the servers -- is easy to understand in English and the food is really tasty. You can order as much or as little as you like, all at once, or dish by dish. It's creative, delicious, and offered up in a casual, comfortable way. Fun evening.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
I come here all the time, as I live near by, and I always bring friends for the first time. They love it! The service is great and the food is always delicious. It's a perfect spot for trying new food, as they are served tapas style and everyone can get a taste.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The staff shouts friendly greetings, although not as over-the-top as the better known chain of two Izakayas in Toronto. Rock music plays. There are some higher quality food choices, including Angus beef. I would definitely come back, even though I am a big fan of its main competitors. A huge advantage this place has over its main competitors is that it takes reservations (as you obviously know by visiting this web site), and there is no two-hour limit to sit at your table. All in all, a good Izakaya for people who don't want to wait around or live near Yonge & Eglinton.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been to the place for a few times. I love this place ever since my first visit. I am sure I will go back. Great food, nice service. One of the best experience of a Japanese restaurant or Izakaya. Highly recommended.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for Japanese
Went here for my friend's birthday. The atmosphere is great, but quiet enough to have a good chat.
The food here was amazing. The way that the chef sets up the design/look dishes really brings puts Fin Izakaya above the competition.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
AWESOME Dining Place
I have been coming to FIN for several years and have NEVER had a bad experience. Food is great ... Service is great. I absolutely love coming here!
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
An absolute gem of an izakaya. Authentic natto dishes and variety of oysters and fresh fish. Bring an appetite!
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Authentic and delicious!
Unlike some fancier, higher priced izakayas in town, Fin delivers authentic, high-quality dishes at reasonable prices. The service is very prompt and friendly (very Japanese) and the sake and beer selections are very good, too.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best Izakaya in the best location, low noise, and superb service and friendly staff (very police in a Japanese manner); and in a Canadian sense of view. Who cares about the price - it is worth it at least on a bi-weekly visit or monthly visit or events.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
great place to dine after work
The severs are all very friendly. The dishes are wonderful; I feel I am in Tokyo. Great for drinks and small unique Japanese tapas. I will go back.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM