Being a regular at the original
Being a regular at the original Blowfish I also regularly visit this venue and am not disappointed. It is a lunch time place for me as I dine for dinner at the Bathurst Street location. Sushi is fresh and creative. Other dishes imaginative. Its pricey but then who wants to eat cheap sushi?
3/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service was a bit lagging
Service was a bit lagging (took 15 minutes after we were seated before we were asked to order a drink)...but the food was great. fantastic actually
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Blowfish 2 Electric Boogaloo
Blowfish on King is the original but the second location fares well. It's a little less hip and a bit more corporate, but it's also way easier to get a table on popular nights out. The food is an homage to Nobu — definitely try the spicy rock shrimp and the black cod — with a bunch of original flavors added to the mix (we were big fans of the Coconut Bay roll).
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
went early, i imagine later
went early, i imagine later must be hopping..food always awesome.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything I had was very good. They were out of a few things but what the waiter recommended was delicious
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Blowfish never fails to please, especially the Ebi shooters and the rock shrimp!
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
very good but not excellent
i had very high expectations based on the reviews and recommendations from friends. while the food was very good and a couple dishes were outstanding overall i wasn't overly "wowed" by the entire meal. i would and will go back and try some different dishes but i thought i'd be blown away and i wasn't. the lobster shrimp dumplings were our favourite and the red curry salmon roll was easily the least favourite dish of the night. it was a saturday and a large group seemed to take up a lot of our servers time so things were a bit slow. overall i'd say 3.5/5. there are more dishes i plan on trying at some point. maybe my expectations were too high.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had an amazing evening here. It feels like the kind of place that is busier on weeknights and weekends, and was dead on Saturday night when I was there.
Sushi is amazing. Service was prompt and friendly. The menu changes monthly, but when we went the Albacore roll was phenomenal.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
great, but know it is expensive
you will need a very large limit on your credit card.............................
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good, but ...
Saturday night in the financial core isn't exciting, but Blowfish's main King St location was booked solid, so we went here. It was quiet and only 4 tables were full, so why seat us right next to another romantic table for 2, rather than to spread us out?! Service was great - friendly, swift, and unobstrusive. Ambience is very cool - great decor. Food is also great - fusion with restraint, great quality. I imagine if its full (e.g. lunch, after work drinks on weekdays), it will be a very noisy place.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Service - Never disappoints
Great service from the front of the house through the whole dining experience. Excellent food. Highly recommend. Miso black cod, rock shrimp and almond crusted calamari are all worth the trip.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good fine dining.
Very nice dining. I would have rated it higher, but we were rushed and we enjoy a leisurely meal - because the dining room was quite slow - they decided to close early, We would have ordered a second bottle of sake. All the staff were very professional, friendly and knowledgeable. Fantastic sake list. Definitely I would recommend.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
great first time
Went to see what the fuss was about. Very friendly waitstaff and food was great, albeit not mind blowing.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Classy dining experience
The dining experience was lovely, the food was scrumptious and served in a lovely presentation. Service was attentive without being excessive and individual attention was paid to answer questions as required. Sushi was fresh and delicious. Highly recommend this venue for business lunch or dinner or simply a great dining out experience.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a corner treble by the wall at 8 p. the waiter had personality without being intrusive. The restaurant was lovely without being aloof or taking themselves too seriously. The piano player came by asking for requests before starting. The food...oh the food!
I had the burrata to start and then the sea bass as the meal. My husband had the veal saltimboca. Both PERFECTLY executed.
This place was Wonderful
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was incredible and the service was just outstanding.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
A neighbourhood gem
I've heard about your restaurant from city events like the Toronto International Film Festival, to friends who have been. I'm glad that I could entice my bff to join me their for dinner after our girls' day out. The food, drinks and service were all fantastic! We're already trying to plan another day to go back :)
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I do think this place is a bit pricey but it definitely worth eating here for special occasions or once in awhile. They have great sushi. You must have the rock shrimp spicy tuna roll. It is by far the best sushi roll I've ever had and I love sushi. The sake is good and not too bad for the price. The staff is always helpful and charming. I've been here twice and haven't been disappointed yet.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love everything about this restaurant. Especially the sushi
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sushi & Service
Blowfish has stark and incomprehensible decor, accentuated by a strange "industrial leftovers" wall that separates the bar from the diners...but don;t turn around luckily the food is superb. From the excellent miso soup, the tasty "shooters" to the sashimi, sushi and hand rolls, all were excellent both in presentation and execution...on top of this the service is impeccable, friendly and knowledgeable.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Slick rerstaurant, very good food
First time at Blowfish, and it was great. Service was perfect, food was very good and interesting, and the waiter had good recommendations. Will go back
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was my first visit and
It was my first visit and I'll definitely go again.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food and service
The service was quick and the food was good. An ideal place to go for lunch.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Must try when in Toronto
Having visited both Blowfish restaurants, the quality is divine and the same. You get what you pay for. I had visited the one on King about 8 years ago and was delighted. Visited TO 2 years ago but it was closed on Sunday evening. This time around, my fiance had heard enough of Blowfish that she was looking forward to dining there. As a meeting planner, she was impressed with the setting and the great service we received from Tosha at the bar. Always attentive and very sociable.
Already looking forward to our next dining experience at either Blowfish. Thanks Tosha!
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great spot for lunch with high quality sushi - rice that sticks but is not mushy, presentation that is imaginative and flavours that highlight the ingredients.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed our dinner, the
We enjoyed our dinner, the food is very good, so is the service.
The washroom is not to be missed.
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM