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Fin Izakaya

192 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem

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Fin Izakaya brings authentic Japanese dining to Toronto. Here, in a casual atmosphere, guests can enjoy a filling and delicious meal with friends, family and/or coworkers. All of the ingredients for the dishes served here are hand-picked by the chefs at Fin Izakaya, ensuring their freshness and quality.

In addition to traditional Japanese favorites, Fin Izakaya also offers a unique experience by offering sashimi tapas plates to share. Some popular tapas selections include smoked bonito tataki, spicy salmon tartare and miso ginger tuna tartare. À la cart options include octopus, scallop, tuna, salmon, yellowtail and others, and the restaurant has a good selection of Japanese beers to go with any meal.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation
Monday - Wednesday: 11:30am – 11:00pm, Thursday - Friday: 11:30am – 12:00am, Saturday: 5:30pm – 12:00am, Sunday: 5:30pm – 10:00pm
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Phone number
(647) 347-3864
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
Yonge and Eglinton
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Parking details
For dinner customers, we offer a gated private parking lot. Please call or walk in to let us know of your arrival, and our staff will open up the gate for you. The entrance to the parking lots is on the south side of Eglinton Ave. next to the Bulldog coffee shop. Thank you.
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Private Room, Wine
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4.2  based on all time ratings
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TDotCBC (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on August 4, 2015

The food is good, fish was fresh, and it seems like you can actually get a seat!
Personally I think the pricing is a bit better than Guu, and they always have drink specials!

If you want to bring a date around mid town, this is a great fun place to chit chat.

On the flip side, I brought my dad and family for his birthday!

vipOpenTable Diner (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on July 25, 2015

Nothing special about the food. I think they are better when they first opened. Also the service was better before. For example when we order the small hotpot, used to have ppl came looked after the hotspot and cook and serve but when they are busy , they just completely forgot about us ... Kinda disappointed .

joy4food (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on May 30, 2015

I took my birthday friend there for dinner. I talked to the receptionist about my friend's birthday when arrived. She said she was going to bring a cake by the end. Nobody came with the cake and I don't want to remind our waiter in front of my friend.

We were stuck in a small room on the back. Few time, I have to come out to find my waiter for order. Food was amazing and the service was a disappointment.

vipJoe3 (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on May 8, 2015

Hope they don't move, since the building will be condos...

vipAlex (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on April 12, 2015

We ordered the BBQ Snapper, it was quite disappointing favor and tasted like the frozen fish from the refrigerator.

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on April 10, 2015

We found quite salty on any dishes this time. We visit here not so often, more like twice or three times a year, and we always enjoyed coming here. However, we thought we might have to look for another restaurant next time.

Annie (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on April 10, 2015

Initially went with a friend of mine for tapas. They let us order off the dinner menu at lunch when it died down. The food was great, service is good. Overall a great place to chat and eat good food. The place opens at 1130am -4pm for lunch which is great !!
Recommend for sure!

ankc (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on April 9, 2015

Authentic in taste and atmosphere. Servers are attentive and quick with orders, serving, and distributing of dishes. Food is delicious. The table grill (oysters and scallops) were a pleasant surprise. Cannot go wrong with the lobster+clams hot pot special, nor the blow-torched mackerel. Atmosphere is great for close friends and family. Will definitely visit again!

Sashimilover (Toronto)
2.0  Dined on April 2, 2015

Fin Izakaya was recommended to me by a friend. This occasion was our second visit; first time was as a couple, second time was with another couple. I love the atmosphere at this place, loud, energetic and fun! The food is good and interesting with lots of variety. The portions are small and I found the prices to be on the high side for the amount and quality. That being said, the cooked entrees were delicious, particularly the hot pots and the seared angus steak. In my opinion, the sashimi there was mediocre quality and small portions. The octopus balls are also delicious, but again, small portion. We also ordered the deep fried shrimp and I was disappointed to find out, after having put one in my mouth, that the tails were still on and invisible since being covered in batter. The service the second time around did not compare to the first, which was very attentive. Additionally, we travelled from Bloor West village to this location first time by car which was a disaster since Eglinton is full of construction and is an absolute mess. The second visit we took TTC and it was much more accessible without the hassle. All in all, Fin Izakaya has pros and cons, try it once for sure. After 2 visits, we won't be returning however.

Ritchie (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on March 19, 2015

One of my favourite restaurants and always a pleasure to eat here. Staff and food is very consistent.

DrWhite (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on March 6, 2015

I've been to this place few times. Great services and great food there. Perfect place to chill with group of friends.

nonono (Vancouver)
1.0  Dined on February 13, 2015

food was very salty, small portion and expensive than what you really get.
will not go here again.

Marvelous (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2015

picked this place as I had not tried it before...we had a wonderful experience. The food was interesting, delicious and the server was most helpful and charming. Will be going back soon!

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on December 5, 2014

Our waiter was excellent! He was so friendly and gave recommendations on specials. He always came to fill my water. The food was good and presentation was beautiful. Can't complain. It does get very loud after 6pm, so more with friends or couples who don't talk to much, but just want to enjoy the crowd and food :)

vipOhEssKay (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on October 23, 2014

Loved the food, service and ambiance! Will definitely be back for the wasabi ginger tuna tartar!

supermouse115 (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on October 19, 2014

Fin Izakaya has always been one of my fav iazkayas in Toronto.
Super friendly staff, never failed :)
Always full of energy and has lots of great food.
Awesome new lunch hours available as well.
Keep it up Fin! :)

vipJoe3 (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on October 6, 2014

Umpteenth time; kawahagi still the best on the planet!

vipAlky (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on October 4, 2014

Menu has been changed but I like the old one more, less varieties now. Prices of draught beer are up too . Our server was probably on training, we had to wait a long time to be served. Overall, both food and service quality going down slightly.

luv2dine (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on September 27, 2014

Excellent food, very fresh, a bit pricey. Service is good but slow at times. Very good menu, I would definitely recommend to a friend.

Whuzza (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on September 24, 2014

The Japanese staff at Fin Izakaya were gracious and polite. Their hospitality was the same attention to detail that I'd expect to see in Japan - which is rare in Toronto. The food is pricier but nicely presented. As Izakayas are bars, they're noisy and open. But they make a great place to meet up with a group of people