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JaBistro, Toronto, ON
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JaBistro

4.8
4.8
346 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 36 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

    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 346 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Toronto / Ontario

    Japanese

  • Old Toronto

    Best Overall

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  • Old Toronto

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  • Old Toronto

    Neighborhood gem

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  1. G

    Goodfish

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the Chef's Menu and it was fabulous. The quality of food and service was great.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for dinner for my husband’s birthday. Jabistro is a favourite of ours so we try to go at least once a year for a special occasion. The service was great as it always is. Our waters were always topped up in a timely manner, the food came out in perfect sequence, empty plates were cleared very quickly and our server checked up on us just enough. The quality and value of sushi is one of the best in the city in our opinions, hence why we prefer it over other sushi restaurants. They came out with “happy birthday” written on the dessert plate, which is greatly appreciated as some restaurants have missed it when inputted in the reservation special requests
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came here to celebrate a birthday, and it was perfect! The food was outstanding, and the service was just as good. It’s definitely not for those who prefer sushi rolls, or pseudo sushi…this is the real deal. The sashimi was amazing…
  4. TS

    TakamitsuS

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As usual, we had a very good dinner. We always like Kyukyoku and Ablicious. You may improve lobster soup. We will come again.
  5. GS

    GSToronto

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best sushi and quality of food! Always such a pleasure.
  6. L

    Luigi

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and service
  7. DC

    DeeCee

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow - just Wow. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal.
  8. D

    Dolomite

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner with mom for holidays.
  9. f

    foodreview123

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Food was good, but served WAY too slow, one dish at a time, for a group of 5, in no particular order. We had one person served their main within 10 minutes of ordering, then waited 30 minutes for their appetizer, and others who didn’t get any of their food until the rest of the group was finished eating - the whole thing just made no sense. For the price that this place charges, things need to be majorly improved with the service.
  10. JJ

    JohnnyJ

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome service First time Won’t be my last. Great food and service was amazing
  11. M

    Mariam

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you Ivy and Misa! If available, definitely get the Wagyu fois gras
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food
  13. M

    Melissa

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything! Can’t wait to come back next time:)
  14. DS

    DerekS

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Exceptional food. Super friendly and helpful staff.
  15. JC

    JustinC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time going and was just as good as the first. Speedy service, and great quality sushi. The lobster miso soup was excellent and the pressed sushi was amazing. Already looking forward to the next time we will be going.
  16. B

    Billy

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    High quality japanese food. The flavours of the food was very indepth and definitely one of the best that Toronto has to offer. It compares with the higher end places that other international japanese restaurants have to offer. I found that the value for Jabistro to be very good for what they offer. A definite recommend and will return in the future.
  17. A

    Andrea

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We did the Prix Fixe menu and were not disappointed at all! The sushi was so fresh and melt in your mouth soft! I originally booked the bar, meaning to be seated where the chef's are making and prepping in front of you, but that's actually considered the counter. We were moved with ease and had a great time. The matcha lava cake was one of the best desserts I've ever had!
  18. RP

    RolyPoly

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good place - would recommend for dining in given the quality of food and service
  19. JB

    JayneB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely restaurant, fantastic food beautifully prepared and served by attentive staff. The lobster miso was a real treat. Thank you for such a memorable experience!
  20. k

    katkk

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there celebrating an event. Service was fantastic, both our servers were great and attentive. Food was so good and well worth the price for the quality of fish you are getting. Two of my guests had been there many times, it was a first for me but definitely will not be my last
  21. SA

    StefanA

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal! We did the Prix fixe and while the menu isn't very descriptive, it includes a lot! The chef's choice of nigiri was fantastic with their sauces and the aburi was great. The included main was cooked perfectly and had great flavour. Service was impeccable. Quality was great, but it definitely came at a premium.
  22. IC

    IsabelC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Some of the best sushi I have ever eaten. Absolutely delicious! I also highly recommend the lobster miso soup.
  23. J

    Jaybee

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious — not one bad bite for the entire meal. Considering the value, definitely one of the better prix fixe menus around.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing pressed sushi
  25. A

    Annu

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. Excellent atmosphere. . I would go back here in a heartbeat
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, very friendly staff, amazing food
  27. CH

    ChrisH

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding!! Everything was amazing. The preparation, presentation, flavours were flawless. Highly recommended.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Been going here for a long time. Must try the Aburi!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was my first time and I was surprised by how great the ambience was. They have a coat check which I really appreciate at a restaurant, the hostesses and waitresses were very attentive and patient, and the interior had a clean and authentic Japanese vibe. The seating is a little more packed than some other restaurants, but it provides for a more intimate setting if that is what you’re looking for. We ordered the salmon oshi, hotate oshi, aburicious, jabistroll, yuzu sunrise cocktail, and sashimi platter for two people. Coming from the West Coast where almost all sushi and fish tastes fresh, the quality of fish at this restaurant was comparable. The blue fin tuna sashimi and oshi/aburi were my favourite, however, I felt like the sashimi portions were quite small compared to some other upscale Japanese restaurants like miku.
  30. CS

    CameronS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous experience, incredible food and extremely good value
  31. SF

    SigmaFoodie

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Good food. Sashimi and sushi is very fresh. However, the level of quality and service is not worth the price tag. I’ve had similar quality sushi at many places in Toronto that’s much less pricey. The service at Jabistro was pretty much nonexistent.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    Very poor quality of fish for the price
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an amazing time. Great service
  34. SA

    ShaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time there...we celebrating a friends bday and everything we ordered was delicious and fresh!
  35. 4

    4square

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We got the tasting menu which was amazing!! Been a few times prior and love coming here for any occasion because everything tastes so fresh and service is impeccably Japanese style.
  36. JK

    JKwong

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Love their specialty in fish collar and aburi sushi
  37. AN

    AlexaN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Food was decent, service was good, a bit overpriced
  38. E

    Emaleigh

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been coming here for years, quality and service are always top notch. food is absolutely incredible! one of my favorite restaurants in Toronto !
  39. PD

    PatriciaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good, modern, tasty, fish quality and excellent staff
  40. TW

    TimW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Argueably one of the best sushi restaurants in the city, each piece is perfection.

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 4.8 stars by 346 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 36 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

    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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