Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.14mi
  2. Distance: 0.23mi
  3. Distance: 0.31mi
  4. Distance: 0.36mi
  1. Distance: 0.14mi
  2. Distance: 0.23mi
  3. Distance: 0.31mi
  4. Distance: 0.36mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.14mi
  2. Distance: 0.23mi
  3. Distance: 0.31mi
  4. Distance: 0.36mi
  1. Distance: 0.14mi
  2. Distance: 0.23mi
  3. Distance: 0.31mi
  4. Distance: 0.36mi

About Blowfish Restaurant + Sake Bar

Modern Japanese fusion cuisine served within a vibrant atmosphere. Blowfish Restaurant is a dining destination for those looking for a dynamic, social dining experience.

Blowfish opened its doors in 2003 and has since been known as having the BEST sushi in Toronto. Firmly established as a King West hot spot, Blowfish is the perfect location for a business lunch, intimate date or a celebratory event.

BarFish Cocktail Bar & Lounge is located next to the Blowfish dining room and serves creative cocktails created by our award winning mixologist. Enjoy some of Toronto's top local DJ's Thursday - Saturday.

For reservations call 416 860 0606 or visit www.blowfishrestaurant.com

668 KING STREET WEST
Toronto, ON M5V 1M7
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Creative Japanese, Sushi, Contemporary Asian

Hours of Operation:


Dinner:

Sunday - Tuesday 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Wednesday - Thursday 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Friday - Saturday 5:00 pm to 11:30 pm

Cross Street:
Bathurst St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 860-0606

Website:
http://www.blowfishrestaurant.com/king/

Entertainment:
Listen and enjoy the sounds of Toronto's top local DJ's Friday - Saturday at BarFish Cocktail Bar & Lounge

Catering:
Blowfish offers full custom catering services virtually anywhere in the city. Whether your gathering is small or large, intimate or casual, professional or romantic, we understand each event is unique and will arrange everything according to your precise requirements.

Our catering service can arrange for you all aspects of your event including rentals, flowers, decor and entertainment.

For corporate and event catering and to get a better idea of what you can do and what we can do for you, please contact us at catering@blowfishrestaurant.com

Parking Details:
Omni Park
650 King Street West
Metered street parking

Public Transit:
Public Transit Stops: 504 King Street Car stopping at Bathurst,
511 Bathurst Street Car stopping at King Street West

Executive Chef:
Daniel Ken Dutra Miyamoto

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night

Special Events & Promotions:
For private functions we offer a number of versatile options and work with you to create a unique and custom tailored culinary event for your special celebration or corporate function. For parties of eight or more, we recommend offering your guests a customized event menu. We will work with you to create a personalized menu as simple or as complex as your event demands. We are also available to help in the selection of wines and spirits that will best accompany your menu decisions. For a consultation and to plan your event, please submit this form.

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Let's welcome 2018 together!
DJ, Countdown and Party Favours
4-course NYE Dinner. $80.00 per person before HST and 20% gratuity. Credit Card is required to secure reservation

Blowfish Restaurant + Sake Bar Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (18)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Creative Cuisine (13)
See All
Good for Birthdays (11)
Special Occasion (11)
Romantic (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Fun (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Business Meals (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Tapas (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Authentic (3)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
People Watching (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Casual (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Sort by
S
338 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
·Dined on December 11, 2017

Great place. Elegant yet approachable. Like Canada.

Tags: Business Meals
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Absolutely incredible! Best meal ever!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great service, love the décor. Very cool looking restaurant. Our server brought out plates of treats for my birthday, enough for the whole group to try, which was very nice. Only real complaint would be the lighting - it is very dark inside this restaurant. It is difficult to read the menu. Two members of our party had to use their phone's flashlight in order to read, and we noticed our neighboring table doing the same thing. This restaurant is a lot of share plates, which is great, but we had 9 people and it was a bit of a hassle trying to share plates up and down the table because not everyone sat directly next to their partner. Would go again though, I think it's a nice spot to have a date.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great! Everything was wonderful.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on November 24, 2017

Began to frequent Blowfish when it first opened. Quickly established itself as one of my go-to spots for fun dining. Hadn't been there in a decade so was a little apprehensive about returning for a taste. No worries - the food quality and ambience were as good as ever. Well done to Tak and his crew for maintaining such a high standard all these years!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on November 24, 2017

Their Omakase is more like a sushi platter. There is no uniqueness to it. It’s not worth the money.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience4
service2
value1

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Decent at best, all around.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience2
service2
value1

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great food and service as always, hadn’t been for a few years and they still got it. Meet it up

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Always great at Blowfish.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Amazing as usual ! Best sushi place in Toronto

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was delicious and service was great overall. Their sushi rolls were our favourite. The only down side is now that it's winter weather, it was too cold in the restaurant. Every time the door opened it made us uncomfortable and difficult to enjoy our delicious meal. Ask to sit away from the door!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I love the room - the high ceilings, beautiful windows and the fabulous prendants... the food is always so good.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service3
value3

 
·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great experience every time I go. Food is special, unique and tasty. Great ambiance and great location. A little pricy but an overall special place.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great experience, probably our 10th time there and the food was amazing. The service was great too, I would definitely recommend

Tags: Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on November 1, 2017

I always have a fun time at Blowfish. I went with my sister and we really enjoyed the food. She was excited to go and enjoyed every dish. The experience lived up to our expectations!

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food and presentation was great, waitress was attentive, we had an excellent time celebrating a birthday. Will be back in the future.

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Tapas, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We were from out of town, and I was dying to try their sushi. We were definitely satisfied, Food was absolutely amazing! Service was outstanding! Our waitress was very attentive, personable, and gave great recommendations. I was also in the service industry for a very long time, and she gets an A plus plus! We sat at the bar so it was a bit more private, our food and drinks came out in a very timely manner. Great choice of music, great vibe overall. We will be making the trip back for sure!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 17, 2017

We found sushi to be decent. Our fav was the tuna topped with foie gras.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service4
value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The staff was superb and the Hostess was fabulous! Very welcoming and made sure we were well taken care of for our wedding anniversary! Thank you

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Portion sizes were small but really good. Overall very nice place

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value3

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Outstanding!!! A very pleasant surprise to find this place and well worth another visit! A must for anyone who enjoys Japanese food!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on September 19, 2017

Excellent place to hose your guests. Service and food was excellent.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Love the rock shrimp, the ebi shooters, and the black cod. Great place for friends' night out.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

not deserve to be in the list of "best sushi in Toronto" just some rolls with no much imagination and other so so options

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience2
service2
value2

 
·Dined on September 10, 2017

Always a great treat indeed! Tak makes sure that each client is well taken care of. He and his staff are sincere and passionate about the experience from the moment you walk in the door.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 9, 2017

As always, Blowfish was fantastic! The food is always incredible, as are the drinks and the service! This truly is one of my favourite restaurants in Toronto!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Miami)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Too expensive for the type of food, very mediocre food, way too expensive for the money. Service slow and sloppy.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience4
service2
value1

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Amazingly tasty food, courteous and prompt service, in a really cool ambiance. Server was very attentive to the various food allergies at our table and super pleasant. Really loved it!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
·Dined on August 23, 2017

Overall food was great and so was the atmosphere. Service was a bit slow considering how many people were working and that the restaurant wasn't that busy. It was still delicious though.

Tags: Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Food tasted like a poor attempt at copying Nobu.

The service was dull, when I asked the waiter what other dishes he recommended he said "You guys made good choices, I don't have any" after only ordering 4 small plates for 2 people.
Most notably, I ordered the Tuna Tartare which tasted way too sweet to even consume and after eating a bite of it and telling the waiter how poor it was, I still ended up paying for it with no apology.

If you are using good quality fish, there is no point in drenching it in sauce, especially tuna.
The wagyu beef gyoza dumplings were mediocre and did not have much flavour. The deep fried shrimp was over sauced and was a poor attempt in copying Nobu's spicy rock shrimp tempura. The tuna sushi with truffle oil was decent but I would much rather eat sushi elsewhere.

Many of my friends trust me for restaurant recommendations and I will not be recommending or returning to Blowfish unless if they improve their food and customer service.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience3
service2
value2

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Never had a bad meal here. Fresh sushi, solid sake menu, wonderful vibe.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Always great food and service

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 5, 2017

The service was quick - but the food was lack-luster. I did not care for the seasoning around the spicy tuna roll as it was overpowering, and the sashimi we ordered didn't feel like high grade fish (it was chewy).

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience5
service4
value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Anniversary

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on July 22, 2017

Great food! Highly recommend for dinner or that first date!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Awesome service! Our waiter was very attentive and very informative about the menu. Sushi was the best sushi I've ever had. Cocktails were great also. It is very pricey but a good experience and definitely worth it!

Tags: Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (Western NC)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Sushi was over priced for the quality.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience4
service4
value1

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Food and service were both amazing. Extensive sake list. Traditional and some fusion, great quality Japanese. Complimentary birthday dessert!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun, Hot Spot, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Montreal)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Amazing food , great decor and great ambiance! Will recommande to anyone!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Edmonton)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Our overall experience was amazing. The food was fantastic, as was the service! Will definitely come again!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Tapas, Good for Groups, Casual, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value4

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.