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JaBistro, Toronto, ON

JaBistro

4.7
4.7
265 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Japanese
JaBistro is a Japanese restaurant that is located in downtown Toronto, mere blocks away from Roy Thompson Hall and Nathan Phillips Square. The modern and sleek restaurant offers indoor as well as outdoor seating in the late spring and summer months. JaBistro is a contemporary space that is decorated with brick accent walls, booth style seating, sophisticated dim lighting and an oversized bar.

Guests of JaBistro enjoy the multitude of options available on the lengthy menu. Well-known choices include Salmon Oshizushi, Lobster Miso Soup, Kama, Ebi Oshizushi and Wagyu Oshizushi. The restaurant offers lunch, dinner along with an impressive list of wine and drinks.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Asian, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (647) 748-0222

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Entertainment District

  • Cross street

    From University and Richdmond st., walk west past simcoe

  • Parking details

    2 parking lots are located across the street just after simcoe street underground. Surface level parking is available just west of duncan street (cash only) and in between richmond and queen street underground by Impark.

  • Public transit

    Steps away from Osgoode subway station

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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What 265 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Toronto / Ontario

    Japanese

  • Old Toronto

    Best Overall

  • Old Toronto

    Best Food

  • Old Toronto

    Fit for Foodies

  • Old Toronto

    Romantic

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant went above and beyond to accommodate our dietary requests and delayed arrival. Food and drinks were excellent. Recommended!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the service was impeccable as usual. It’s been awhile since I’ve dine in at Jabistro and it did not disappoint.
  3. p

    paulb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and quality was outstanding. Preparation and preparations also exceeded our expectations.
  4. AG

    AlexG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Quality at a very high level, very tasty food, I enjoyed the sushi very much. The price is a bit high, but it's worth the quality, if there was a higher selection on the menu (unfortunately, a very small menu) and $2 less per dish, I would easily give 5 stars, I couldn't ignore the fact that I ate sushi of the same quality at a slightly lower price in restaurants in the city, this is a well-known fact, But no matter the price, the menu, the place does justify 4 stars and at least one more visit. If they even add more dishes to the menu I will come back much more
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice experience to me!
  6. A

    Alex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, good vibes, great service and great quality food. Definitely recommend!
  7. CN

    ChristopherN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    High quality sushi great uni and toro Amber jack and Aji
  8. c

    cansuu

    Montreal

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place, my go to everytime I crave Japanese food. Highly recommend!
  9. LD

    LindaD

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting Toronto for the long weekend and wanted to get the highest quality sushi in the city. JaBistro lived up to its expectations! Will definitely be coming back and recommending to my friends and family.
  10. SB

    StefB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Alternative Sushi's but really tastefull!! Cod bistro style is highly recommendable, the deep fried lobster simply had to0 much batter around
  11. BH

    BrianH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was a great experience. The ambiance is very welcoming and charming. Excellent wines, food and service. The staff are amiable and knowledgeable and make great recommendations.
  12. w

    waterboy

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The aburi was amazing!
  13. LG

    LorenG

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service, artistic presentation of dishes, incredible combination of tastes! Highly recommend!
  14. MH

    MarlainaH

    Las Vegas

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing sushi! We had the chef’s special and then ordered our favourites from there. Definitely quality over quantity which is what we were after!
  15. GS

    GSToronto

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect spot, service and most importantly AMAZING FOOD!
  16. AT

    AdrianT

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    It is a good restaurant, however, they should do something to keep the volume a little lower. The two tables next to me were yelling and some guy was drunk so he talked as loud as he could. Lighting could also be improved for better photo taking, but overall the food was great and I would recommend it
  17. J

    Jess

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The quality of the food was amazing Service was excellent The atmosphere was nice
  18. VL

    VivianL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service excellent, fresh ingredients and nicely prepared.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall4food1service4ambience4
    No vegetarian sushi. Only small appetizer. I went home hungry :(
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic Japanese ! Great fish selection for sushi and sashimi.service as good really recommend Jabistro for Japanese cuisine
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and sushi!!
  22. T

    Tofu

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love coming here for great Japanese food in GTA.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic (service, interior, plating) except the quality of the food itself. It didn’t taste bad by any means, however, for the price, expected higher quality sushi. Come here for the service and ambiance but not for the value or if you’re a foodie.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place, although a bit pricey. Fish quality is decent — 4/5
  25. CM

    CarlaM

    Montreal

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sushi at its best! WOW the quality! A bit pricey, but it's expected for such amazing quality and service. Great place! Greatly recommended.
  26. GL

    GaryL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I eat Japanese nearly every day and this was as good as I’ve eaten anywhere in the world. Highly recommend.
  27. CC

    CarolineC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been coming here for years. Never disappoints.
  28. SB

    SarahB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding dining experience, the food is amazing and the service is top notch
  29. DS

    DerekS

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is very delicious and very fresh.
  30. MP

    MelissaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service as soon as you walk in. Food and drinks are delicious.
  31. EL

    EmanL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been coming to JaBistro for years and love it. This time we dined in the patio which was wonderful!
  32. J

    James

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The new specials and seasonal fishes was beyond amazing. And also, the new selections of Wines, Sakes and cocktails are fantastic and super well matched with my Sushi and Sashimi. Definitely, the best Japanese restaurant in Toronto, cheers!
  33. C

    Chefood

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fresh fishes and fantastic food overall. Recommend the chef choice of Nigiri!
  34. AL

    AliL

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Probably the freshest fish I've ever had
  35. HH

    HHMTL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good. Foods are delectable. We'll certainly come back.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food quality in a high-end Japanese restaurant in Toronto so far! Waitress “Ms. Hanna” was exceptionally friendly and helpful. I’d definitely come back again.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Continues to be my absolute favourite sushi restaurant in the city.
  38. RG

    RajG

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    I made a reservation for 3 people at 9pm. I called the restaurant to ask for an earlier time. They called me back after they opened and provided us 8pm. When we arrived our table/bar was not available. I asked if we could wait inside and the hostess said no, even though there was room. She then proceed to say that our reservation was for 9pm (I said that you called me to move it to 8pm). She said she would call when table was ready, so we went back out side and walked around for a bit. We returned about 15 min later (never getting a call) and waited a couple min, then she said table was ready. Having never been to this restaurant, I found the menu descriptions poor and no one asked to help explain the choices. The font on the menu was also extremely small. Food - The food was very good. Not your typical sushi you get in a smaller city. Good variety of fish, good variety of preparation styles including pressed sushi. The service was a bit haphazard. Multiple servers, no single focal.
  39. NG

    NoGood

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall1food4service4ambience3
    We asked for a table instead of the bar seats but we were not accommodate even though there were two empty tables that were never got occupied throughout the time we stayed. Was very hard to talk to our friends. Not happy about that. Despite being a regular customer, they didn’t accommodate my request.
  40. N

    Natasha

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious! Our local favourite.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from JaBistro using the Order Online button. JaBistro also offers delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. JaBistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (647) 748-0222.

JaBistro is rated 4.7 stars by 265 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Skip The Dishes
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for JaBistro

222 Richmond St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1V6

Additional information

  • Cross street

    From University and Richdmond st., walk west past simcoe

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Entertainment District

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Asian, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    2 parking lots are located across the street just after simcoe street underground. Surface level parking is available just west of duncan street (cash only) and in between richmond and queen street underground by Impark.

  • Public transit

    Steps away from Osgoode subway station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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