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JaBistro, Toronto, ON

JaBistro

4.7
4.7
235 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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Booked 13 times today

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 235 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

    Japanese

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  1. EL

    EmanL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  2. J

    James

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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!

  3. C

    Chefood

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

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

  4. AL

    AliL

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  5. HH

    HHMTL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. N

    Natasha

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always delicious! Our local favourite.

  11. J

    Jules

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is my go to spot whenever I crave sushi. Consistency is key and JaBistro never disappoints. From the incredible food, ambiance, staff and quality, the overall experience is worth every penny.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Very noisy and crowded in the main dining room. Previous dining experience was better. Sushi rice was not the same as before, disappointing.

  13. S

    Swamp

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience. Birthday dinner. Recommend sitting at the counter.

  14. BT

    BeeTrain

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From the greeting to our departure, we had a 5 star experience. The omakase nigiri experience was incredibly memorable and impressed my parents whom we were hosting. Will definitely come back on our next trip to Toronto.

  15. J

    Julie

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2

    We were rushed many times

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food at Jabistro is always so fresh and so delicious, and the service is wonderful. It is definitely my favourite place to get quality sushi in the city.

  17. F

    Frank

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great quality! Reminded us our trip to Japan. Great service too. Excellent selection of sake.

  18. HT

    HarveyT

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    This is my go to place when I crave for sushi. Always maintain a good quality and also the freshness of the food.

  19. LI

    LIBARDOC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and ambiance. Service was top notch as well

  20. TG

    TerriG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Meal was fantastic. Loved every bite!!!! Can't wait to return

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Really tasty food with great quality fish, and tasty rice. Standard seating area was mediocre.

  22. JW

    JustinW

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Sushi is delicious! Just a bit noisy.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice service and food was amazing, definitely will be back

  24. J

    Jsin

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    too pricy and food is so so only which I may not recommend at this time

  25. DM

    DianaM

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I always take my mother and son to JaBistro for a fun evening. We all enjoy its sushi, sashimi and grilled items. Consistent standard every single time. We always leave with a full stomach and a satisfying spirit. Wonderful.

  26. B

    Bill

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Good but not as good as before. The fish is good but the sushi rice is a little bit hard and cold.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Date with my boyfriend

  28. AT

    AndrewT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great tasting sushi, servers were very polite and pleasant!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent presentation of their sushi platter. Some of the tastiest and freshest sushi I’ve ever had. Nice ambience and the service is excellent. Worth the trip if you are a sushi connoisseur.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    The fishes were fresh and good quality, but the beef was not. Overall above the avg tasting but a bit overpriced (not their problem, my problem)

  31. JB

    JohnB

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    The food was ok, nothing bad, nothing spectacular. The sashimi was fresh and good assortment but nothing better than most sushi restaurants. The ambiance was nice, kinda hipster and nice cool decor. Service was fine, a bit slow and they brought courses before we had finished the previous. Nice spot but nothing spectacular.

  32. NP

    NP100

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food great service as always. Sushi here is the best in the city.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience1

    The lobster miso didn’t taste as rich as it usually does - service was slow and not attentive as usual and the food was not up to its regular quality unfortunately.

  34. N

    Nick

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was great thank you for the great service

  35. A

    Anna

    Calgary

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The rice with the aburi sushi was SO good. Definitely my favourite I've ever had. The lobster miso is worth a try. The kyukyoku is super fresh. Everyone was so good and the service was great.

  36. JY

    JYCA

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Pretty good for sushi in a non omakase setting, a little bit pricey but the overall food quality is great. Wonderful staff.

  37. m

    michaelv

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great time! Great food and service as well! We would recommend.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food! One of my favourite places in the city

  39. JL

    JulieL

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    I would have rated this higher but unfortunately they did not have any wine on the night we were there other than a few options. Otherwise everything was great! Food is definitely A++

  40. NS

    NSQ3

    Pittsburgh

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great meal and experience

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 235 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 13 times today
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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