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Yasu Toronto, Toronto, ON
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Yasu Toronto

4.7
4.7
412 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Japanese
Yasu is Canada's first Omakase sushi bar. We celebrates the ocean’s best catches and the craft of sushi in its award-winning Toronto eatery; dishes created by Executive Chef and Owner Yasu Ouchi from Osaka, Japan. There is only one menu at Yasu; Omakase style (chef's choice set course) at $185 per person, a Japanese tradition wherein Chef Yasu creates a new menu daily based on the freshest and seasonal seafood available from around the world. The Omakase course consists of approximately 20 items include appetizers, sushi and dessert. We look forward to hosting you!​

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:00 pm–11:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–3:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (416) 477-2361

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Yasuhisa Ouchi

  • Neighborhood

    Harbord Village

  • Cross street

    Harbord & Spadina

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

What 412 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
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Japanese

  • Toronto

    Japanese

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  1. S

    Samie

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yasu is a very special experience. We went as part of a wedding gift we received and opted to enjoy the paired sake tasting menu, which really added to the experience. The food was incredible and they have a lovely pacing overall.
  2. K

    Kazn

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always!
  3. LS

    LoveSushi

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely a splurge but it was the best sushi I've ever had in my life — no question. My personal top three from the night: 1. shirako: Creamy texture and a TON of flavour. It's a unique offering too, not found at most sushi places in Toronto. 2. hotate: I'm a sucker for scallop. Yusu's was on a different level. 3. lean bluefin tuna: Most people go for fatty, but lean had a nicer texture and flavour in my opinion. Honourable mentions goes to the lobster sushi with the refreshing yuzu sauce, and the delicious black sesame ice cream. Both of us also ordered the green tea (refills available) and the sake pairing. One of the two servers for the evening would bring out each bottle, share a bit about it and the history and pour our glasses. My favourite was the final sake since it had a strong yuzu flavour and was very refreshing. Although the space is small (about a dozen or so people at the counter, a larger table for 4-ish, and our table of 2), it was very lively and could get very loud at times. Tip: book EARLY. Reservations for any day opens exactly 7 days before. Booking for the next Friday, I checked what's available at 9 AM and all sushi counter seats were already booked (only tables left). However, that's not a bad thing! The table for 2 we got offered a very nice full-window seat at the front of the restaurant and got a decent view of the chefs preparing so you're not missing out. Also, a shout out to both the servers. They were very attentive all evening and provided helpful explanations on the sushi and sake.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived early and got to pick our seating at the bar, there’s 2 tables to seat those not at the bar but the best part is watching the chefs make each piece. We chose the Ume (plum) wine and it matched well with the sushi, fruity and sweet. The chefs would cater towards our needs offering to use less or more rice or wasabi. Each piece was done so meticulously I never asked for them to change a thing. They served milt sushi which is a delicacy in Japan. A lot of the sushi I’ve never tried before and I eat a lot of sushi. Very much worth the price for the taste of the food, ambiance, and service. This was my first and surely not my last Omakase experience and I’m very happy it got to be at Yasu.
  5. JB

    JanineB

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My boyfriend and I went for my birthday dinner, and it was incredible! The very cool experience and really friendly staff. We paired the meal with the sake and it was awesome!
  6. S

    Sarne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing - Highly recommend to anyone. Some of the best Sushi i have had outside of Japan
  7. OB

    OlenaB

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food is fresh but somewhat basic in general, it was nice evening.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    Food was amazing! One of the finest sushi places in Toronto. Service was fast and excellent. It was my second time and the last time was 5 years ago. I was impressed that they maintained the quality. My only negative comment was the smell! I don't know if their HVAC system was broken or what, but having a fine dining experience at that price shouldn't be combined with a heavy stench of fried fish! It certainly impacted the experience negatively!
  9. CW

    ChrisW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    too ordinary for an omakase, the first few dishes were good. Ending not so well
  10. H

    Happy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful contrasts in taste and texture of within each presentation. Rounding out the evening was a very nice invitation to sample more after the omakase completed. Elegant that the desert bowls were chilled to offer creamy black sesame ice-cream. Spectacular from start to finish.
  11. R

    Romanesco

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food and wonderful experience. It was a great choice to sit at the sushi bar table!
  12. S

    Sophia

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was prefer for the price point . Love the sake pairing
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The following two people sitting beside us are chatting too much. They have been talking and laughing started from the very beginning.
  14. JC

    JachChan

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Because the majarity of waitress income comes from the drinks and alcohol, if you don't order the alcohol or other drink, the service attitute will become very badly. It would then force you order the drink. will not come again!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, great ambience and an overall great time.
  16. GH

    GriffinH

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, beautiful space and high quality food. It is a sensory and gastronomical experience. It is very expensive, but that expectation is set up from the start.
  17. EX

    EmilyX

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first omakase experience and I loved it! All the fish that were served was so good and our chef's were so kind. I will definitely come back next time in town.
  18. P

    Prii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my second time here, and it is still as great as I remember. The service and attention to detail was phenomenal.
  19. D

    Deborah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I have been to Yasu twice now and we are already looking forward to our next visit. We brought two friends with us this time as it was my husband’s birthday and both have told us that they will be visiting again!
  20. JW

    JudyW

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed everything there :) and will be there again soon
  21. J

    Jack

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing sushi experience. Food was top notch and sushi chefs were very friendly. Worth the price.
  22. F

    Foodlover

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very delicious, and wonderful service. It was a perfect anniversary dinner, thank you!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent professional and an amazing team
  24. AA

    AlAjandro

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Lots of restrictions on your reservation, which is kind of understandable given the quality and availability of the food. If someone can’t make it to your reservation? you pay for their meal and take the takeout box home. Servers and chefs are really nice and knowledgeable. The ambiance felt a bit lacking. The restaurant patrons weren’t particularly sociable, and despite the intimate close setting at the sushi bar, people weren’t really interacting. Lighting music etc would make it a more enjoyable experience, particularly since its a $800 meal for two people (including drinks) If you’re here just for the food, this is perfect for you.
  25. HH

    HenryHZ

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service - was 17 courses in total which and we were happily full afterwards. Highly recommend
  26. MD

    MichaelD

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Beautiful experience and a wonderful way to spend an evening.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first time experiencing an omakase and it was amazing! The chef always checked up on us and made sure we were okay. For example, constantly asking about rice portions - more or less rice. The quality of the fish to the presentation was spectacular. Overall it was such a great experience.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    First time here. Have had omakase in Japan, NY, and other places in Toronto. Ranks in the top quartile of omakase I've had. Not mind blowing, but definitely above average. Great attentive service.
  30. DD

    DavidD

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    It would be nice to see a bird’s eye view map of the resto to know where the table was. I would’ve postponed to be closer to the sushi chefs. They seemed pleasant. Everything was beautiful (which is the main asset of this resto). Architecture of the house and construction of the food was 10/10. Fish was good. I wish Japanese restaurants were more conscious of freezer burn in their ice cream.
  31. IY

    IreneY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love the quality of food and service. I’d visit again.
  32. JG

    JayGee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A 10/10 food experience. Top to bottom. Highly recommended for a special occaision.
  33. K

    Kippie

    Toronto

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    This is an authentic sushi restaurant. Only serves Omakase....(Set dinner) but you can order extra sushi pieces at the end of the meal. Fishes are fresh and sushi rice are cooked well. Enjoyable and practical place to eat...Highly recommended.
  34. MS

    MikeS

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my best sushi experiences ever. Sitting at the bar and watching the master work his magic was an added bonus I suggest book yourself a bar seat. A definite worth experience and spending the money for I would recommend it 100%
  35. V

    Vincentx

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    good with the price and will go to anther place
  36. C

    Christy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    While the omakase dinner was delicious, the service felt rushed and unattentive for a dinner at that price point. For example, the table was never wiped clean before the next dish arrived, so we went through 5 courses with a dirty table. Our request to have less rice for the sushi was not respected because the chefs had made the next two dishes.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Service was outstanding from both the servers and chefs. They tell you about every single thing you are trying/eating. Price is a bit steep for every day dining but would definitely come back for special occasions.
  38. a

    arwengreensley

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, sake and service!! Would come back again!
  39. SB

    SBNW

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    When the chef asked us if we would like to have extra piece of our favourite sushi, we didn't expect it to be charged extra for the extra sushi, we thought they were complimentary sushi. Sea Eel was warmed up in microwave (we could hear beeping sound from the microwave in the back kitchen). The eel was very dry and unpleasant fishy smell. The chef didn't clean the serving plate before he served a next piece of sushi. If it's a proper omakase restaurant, a serving plate has to be wiped everytime before serving a next sushi. Our plates kept remained dirty with soy sauce.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience! The ambiance the food and the hospitality were out of this world. What an experience and great spot for any special occasion.

FAQs

Yasu Toronto offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 477-2361.

Yasu Toronto is rated 4.7 stars by 412 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 20 times today
Google Map for Yasu Toronto

81 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S 1G4

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Harbord & Spadina

  • Neighborhood

    Harbord Village

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:00 pm–11:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–3:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Yasuhisa Ouchi

  • Additional

    Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

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