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Wabora Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.waborasushi.com
  • Phone: (416) 777-9501
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch
    Daily: 11:00am - 3:30pm
    Sunday - Wednesday: 3:30pm - 11:00pm; Thursday - Saturday: 3:30pm - 12:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Korean
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We have great variety of food that can be customized and catered to meet your needs.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: We are located one block south of King Street West & Bathurst Street. So, please get off at the King Street West and Bathurst Street intersection. Walk one block south and we are on the east side of Bathurst st.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Wabora
Our vision at Wabora is LOVE! Whether it is preparing the food or serving the food. We hope that everyone can come and be filled with love.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerJapanese
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "You simply have to go there for lunch and try their bento anything and you will be pleased. I always get the chicken kasu"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "I have been to Wabora upwards of 10 times (both Toronto and Bracebridge locations). This last visit left something to be desired. Our waiter was missing for the entire meal. We had to ask passing waiters for more water, for them to pack up our extra food, to get our bill, etc. As well, our main courses came 15 mins apart with no explanation or apology. We appeared to be the waiter's only table so I'm not really sure why he was so absent. There were maybe 5 tables full in the whole restaurant. We had always had good enough service during our other visits so this lack of service was surprising. We wont be rushing back."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Even though the restaurant was close to empty we waited and waited before the waiter took our drink order. After we placed our order the drinks arrived quickly and so did the food with zero appreciation of the concept of courses. How frustrating to have the meat course, a delicious steak delivered before the shush and sashimi. The kitchen cooks the full order and the server loads the table."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Delicious food, waitress had great knowledge of menu, great recommendations."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Wabora was great! Their sushi rolls are delicious and imaginative. I had the sundae roll and the hurricane roll and both were really good. The sauces that they put on some of their rolls are really good also. There are also 10 or 12 pieces of sushi per roll, so the portions are big. Only thing is the service is just terrible. It started off great, our group on 6 ordered, and the rolls and hot food came out pretty quickly. Once the food was served, no one came back to ask how we doing or fill out waters. We had to ask 3 times for more water before we got some. We also wait more than 30 mins for our bill after asking for it which is ridiculous. When we did get our bill, we waited another 15 mins for change! Great food, terrible service."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We've been there in the past. Food this time was ok, but below par. Service was awful. The restaurant was close to empty, yet the wait staff didn't fill up water glasses, clean off dirty plates or the table between dishes. I wasn't thrilled the last time I was there either. It's now off our list. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "The food was fantastic! The service was attentive. The atmosphere lovely. Brought my children and they were accommodated very nicely. Made for a great dinner."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The food is excellent. But service is slow. We had to chase down the waiter several times. Very friendly and nice, but too slow. Need more help."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Food was good, great hot spot with good energy and ambiance. Service needs to improve."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "It was not a bad experience by any means, but certainly not world-class sushi, yet you pay an extremely high price. Also, I spilled my completely full $14 martini (my fault, I admit) but it would have been nice if they had taken it off the bill since I didn't get another one. Not a mandatory gesture, but would have perhaps persuaded me to revisit."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "If you like seafood and sushi, the volcano was to die for.....really!!! Good saki selection... tako sashimi with house salad, seafood soup, the Bracebridge along with the other maki(s) were excellent. We look forward to returning next time in Toronto."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "No complaints on my end...food and service was excellent!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "My wife took me to Wabora for my birthday. Food was wonderful, service was excellent! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves Asian Fusion food."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Japanese fusion I am now a real fan! In Muskoka or Toronto I will be there."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Very expensive, I could've gone around the corner to a Sushi & Bento for better sushi at half the price. What a waste..."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "We went here for the sushi making class and we can't get enough of sushi so we stayed for more. Staffs are very friendly and the ambiance is great. If you love sushi/sashimi/maki, this is a good place to check out because of their fusion and wide variety of choices. But be wary of their prices as they're not cheap nor buffet. Overall, it's all good. Try their volcano roll... It's the best fusion roll I've tasted so far."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Considering the restaurant was empty, they gave us the crappiest tiniest table citing that they were going to be busy. We were there for an hour and a half and there were only two other couples in the whole restaurant when we left. They also bunched us all together. There is nothing worse than being in an empty restaurant with tons of empty tables and the only other two couples are right next to you when the tables are tightly packed with no breathing room! The food was ok but nothing special. Similarly, the service was ok, but nothing special. I would not return, which is a shame because it is two minutes from my house."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The best Japanese restaurant, ever! I do a lot of dining out and have been now to both Wabora locations and to many other Japanese restaurants including all the "big name" places. This tale the cake! Fantastic cuisine, fantastic service, great wine list. Nothing I can even think of in a negative sense. Simply, the best"
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "We tried a couple of different rolls and loved them all - we also had the tuna tower which was recommended to us by friends. It was delicious, however we both thought it tasted like a deconstructed sushi roll and didn't deserve the hype it got from our friends and server. Overall, a great time, we will return."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The place was great. Sushi was delicious. I would recommend calling them if you make a reservation through OpenTable as our reservation never showed up on the restaurants end. Luckily it wasn't busy when we went so they were able to accommodate us immediately."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Had an amazing time out for dinner the other night for date night. It was my second time there and though I didn't think it was possible it exceeded my already sky-high expectations! The food was incredible and the service was amazing. I will definitely go back and recommend it to friends though most of my friends go there anyways. It is a major hotspot and for good reason. Wabora never seems to amaze me!"
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "But the bartender/waitress was less that interested in serving us."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "Made a reso, did not wait for a table. Our server made no recommondations, he just walked over and said do you know what you want. Drinks and food came out in a reasonable time period No quality check. We hated the mango roll, but by the time the server came we just wanted to leave. When I needed something and asked a busser. It took 8 mins to get my server to order more ginger, I only got 4 pieces, which wasn't enough."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "I go to Wabora every week. It's an amazing restaurant and the food tastes so good. I order the same thing every time, boring I know, but it always tastes great and I don't think I will ever get bored of it. If it's your first time there, get a bento box, they are the best!"
    Dined on 11/18/2013
  • "I had an incredible server who offered perfect recommendations and was very attentive. She suggested the organic filtered sake and it was amazing. I would also suggest the cherry maki and salmon sashimi. Pure heaven."
    Dined on 10/8/2013
  • "OK food but terrible service by the manager who used the fake name Jonathan (real name is James) when he realized we will be taking our service complaints to the next level."
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "The bento boxes for lunch are reasonably priced and proportioned well. The food is excellent and the service is attentive. We went there for a birthday and he was delightedly treated with a nice panko crusted ice-cream served with some berries. We went there for lunch and the dress was casual. The atmosphere is quiet and romantically dim. The washrooms are clean and modern. Lots of creative rolls to try. I recommend the Spicy Cottage Roll."
    Dined on 8/10/2013
  • "But getting a bit touristy/suburban. You can tell when it's not the downtown locals that eat here but the out of town/suburbans looking for a "big city" experience. Great martinis though"
    Dined on 8/2/2013
  • "It was a wonderful dining experience. Food, ambience and service!"
    Dined on 7/29/2013
  • "Sushi was amazing but only topped by the service. Excellent recommendations. Glass of water was never empty. Above and beyond. But a little pricy."
    Dined on 7/2/2013
  • "Terrible service, overpriced menu, mediocre food. Stay away, would NOT recommend to Anyone."
    Dined on 6/28/2013
  • "The food was incredible!! The kitchen operated like a Swiss watch. The Service was very poor! We had to ask for items a number of times from a number of waitresses until we finally got it. How can you get the wasabi and soy sauce in at the end of your meal? The restaurant didn't have a few items that were noted on the menu and the sake we originally wanted was also not available."
    Dined on 6/26/2013
  • "Overall it was a great experience for a much needed sushi dinner. The seafood tempura was referred to as bland with the salmon being overdone inside it's oily panko cocoon. The rolls were presented nicely and all tasted good with our favorite being the sweet potato roll. The brown rice option was very nice to have on the menu. We'll go back for sure."
    Dined on 6/17/2013
  • "I had my birthday dinner at wabora. They have a wide list of sushi rolls to choose from. The crispy crunch is a must have and I have to thank the hosts for an exceptional service. Great pick for your birthday dinner."
    Dined on 6/16/2013
  • "Our waitress was fabulous. Very attentive and friendly. She recommended 3 things to us and we loved all three!!! This is my favourite sushi restaurant. Food is always super fresh. Sushi melts in your mouth. Lovely presentation too. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 6/8/2013
  • "We went to dinner at Wabora with two other couples so 6 of us in total. The waitress of very friendly and recommended a few dishes that were outstanding. We have been here before but found this evening to be particularly good. We enjoy all our dishes and the wine was good too. We would definitely return soon."
    Dined on 6/7/2013
  • "I took a group of 6 people out for a lunch to Wabora (4 of which were clients). The food was of good quality (although they were out of some of the fish that we wanted to order) and the service was reasonable (although they were baffled when we asked for a recommendation on what to order for the table)."
    Dined on 5/9/2013
  • "We went for a birthday and while the food was amazing, the service was not. Our server always looked like he was stressed out and running around like crazy. He took our drink orders and told is he would be right back for our food order, and disappeared for 15-20 minutes. This happened multiple times throughout the night and we often had to get up to call him over. However, once he took our order, it was never a long wait for the food. The food was excellent. We highly recommend the Tuna Tower (let them mix it when they ask), black cod, and number 42 on the sushi list insert. The raspberry martini was also really good. At dessert time they showed up with delicious ice cream and servers with gongs and sang happy birthday - very enjoyable."
    Dined on 4/27/2013
  • "The food was excellent. Our server was professional. However, I will not return. It was very loud thanks to the blasting club music and all the parties we were sitting close to.Additionally, service was slow due to the amount of large parties that night. As a thank you for our patience they gave us free miso soup. (Wow! a $2 deal!)Seems that it is the hot spot for 905ers who want to be seen. Not my thing."
    Dined on 4/13/2013
  • "Nothing special sushi for the price. Not memorable - many better options in Toronto. I was disappointed."
    Dined on 4/6/2013