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Yokai Izakaya, Vaughan, ON

Yokai Izakaya

4.6
4.6
104 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Japanese
A high energy contemporary Japanese restaurant and bar serving spirit-forward drinks and delectable bites.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (647) 930-2623

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Vaughan

  • Cross street

    Highway 400 & Rutherford Rd.

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

What 104 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  • York

    Best Ambiance

  • York

    Best Value

  • York

    Innovative

  • York

    Hot spot

  • York

    Great for outdoor dining

  • York

    Lively

  • York

    Most Booked

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  1. E

    Edkim

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Music was great old school staff amazing no complaints just I wish chicken wings were cut into 2 pieces vs wings plus drums but that's just because I'm to lazy to cut them haha new menu items great
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing, every little thing & staff are incredible!
  3. NK

    NancyK

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. We were up from the city doing some Xmas shopping and stumbled upon it. Best meal I have had in months. Worth the drive from Toronto. You would not know it was so cool until you get inside...
  4. V

    Vinniebops

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience and great food. After 8 gets crazy with live DJ.
  5. G

    Giordan

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the food, drinks, and service were impeccable! very modern and clean lavatories as well; definitely a gem in Vaughan! will definitely be back.
  6. ED

    EinatD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very happy returning customer! The food was incredible - delicious and nice presentation, soju amazing, and the service of the staff is the best I've had. My favorite restaurant, highly recommend!!
  7. GG

    GrannyGarbonzo

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience, wonderful service. Definitely will come back again.
  8. TK

    TKawaii90

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Newly opened, place is smaller than I thought. Food was good, portions were small, prices were a bit steep. Some food came out fast, and others took more than 20-30 minutes to come. Would come again for a date night, not a group night.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The food was amazing, but the music was too loud to the point where I couldn’t even hear what my waitress was asking me or what my friends next to me were saying.
  10. M

    Moni

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing delicious food! It got pretty loud though, but i think that is just part of the vibes theyre trying to give. More expensive, but it was delicious
  11. KW

    KimW

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing and delicious foods. A very friendly, attentive, unobtrusive waitress who often placed and removed dishes without us even noticing . Gyosa stuffed wings and umami fries were fabulous.
  12. k

    kirsten

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    food was really good and the place itself was nice.
  13. A

    Alec

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, would reccomend to all my friends for sure!
  14. l

    lindorc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Plenty of variety of dishes that are so great to share with your peers. None of the dishes were amazing but they were all still really good.
  15. SA

    SorayaA

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, wonderful service and an incredible atmosphere!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had an excellent experience at Yokai Izakaya. The atmosphere is great and was designed beautifully. Inside the seating is a little bit tight (not in a bad way) and it was more lively. We opted to sit outside since the patio is heated and a little quieter. The service along with the food was amazing, we mainly ordered what the server recommended, but we also tried some things we thought we interesting as well. Everything came to the table fresh and at the perfect time. My only complaint (which is minor) was there wasn’t anywhere we could hang our jackets outside because the seats don’t have a back rest and there were no hooks. Since the place is fairly new, I bet they’ll be adding hooks shortly. Will 100% be going back to try the rest of the menu!
  17. JG

    JessGo

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Was sadly disappointed with the meal overall. Duck skewers were soft, but not very flavourful. Gyudon bowl was caramelized onion forward in taste and heavy, lacked some acid and brightness. Cocktails were great. I would be willing to try new dishes if I go back.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Overall a very great dinner and experience our server as well as management was very attentive to my table went out their way to explain different drinks when asks as well as just generally having a welcoming vibe and offering great service along with great food will be back soon!
  19. CD

    ChristinaD

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best service and most friendly staff. Food was incredible. New favourite date spot!
  20. JM

    JosephM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Amazing service and food. Would recommend it to everyone
  21. SC

    SCKL

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Sole complaint is the slow drinks service - exceptional otherwise.
  22. JP

    JaneP

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We had a nice evening dining at the counter, overlooking the kitchen. What a great atmosphere and really fun vibe. The food was great with nice presentation. We arrived at a time they started getting busy so drinks service was a tad slow. My drink was hand crafted so probably took longer, but hubby was dying for his cold Beer 😂. The food dishes all came at a good pace. We’ll be back again next time we’re in Vaughan!
  23. HY

    HY223

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Really really mediocre food, not worth the price.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the angus short ribs
  25. f

    frankie

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my daughter for her 24th bday-loved this restaurant! Highly recommend the Wagyu sliders,hamachi crudo and BBQ pork ribs.
  26. DS

    DinnerS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious place with downtown vibes in Vaughan. The wagyu sliders are so good!
  27. f

    felix

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience1
    chicken wing is still raw. food is not well cooked.
  28. DP

    DivyaP

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved my whole experience here. The service and food was amazing!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!!! I’ve kept an eye on this place for a while finally decided to grab a reservation and was really impressed. Food was amazing the service was great and attentive to detail. And probably the best entrance to an establishment I’ve seen in Toronto and GTA. It gives the feeling of being transported to a new place. Tapas style Japanese shareables. Daily specials was great as well.
  30. RM

    RyanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing, service was impeccable, and the ambiance was killer. Would highly recommend!
  31. J

    Jonathan

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere is very energizing and the staff are very kind and accommodating. The food was beyond our expectations!
  32. SH

    SophiaH

    Vancouver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed my experience at Yukai! The food was amazing and for the amount that you paid for I think it’s pretty worth it. Would 100% come back.
  33. ES

    EnnaerSupe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A good, new place to eat and dine. Maybe too loud (DJ) for once young on weekends.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Friends hang out
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an amazing time at yokai izakaya! Happy to have a fun place in our neighbourhood. The food, service and atmosphere are excellent and I love how they have a dj playing music all night. Can't wait to go back

    Yokai IzakayaResponded on October 17, 2022Thanks so much for the kind words! Can't wait to have you back! ~ Yokai

  36. A

    Alice

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Music can be a little too loud to have a conversation with friends

    Yokai IzakayaResponded on October 17, 2022Thanks Alice! ~ Yokai

  37. SC

    StaceyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved it. Everything was delicious and the vibe was downtown but up in the suburbs. Loved the music, the look of the restaurant everything. Would totally recommend.

    Yokai IzakayaResponded on October 17, 2022Thanks so much Stacey! We can't wait to have you back! ~ Yokai

  38. AT

    AlvinT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    awesome atmosphere, very friendly staff, great food

    Yokai IzakayaResponded on October 17, 2022Thanks so much Alvin! Hope to see you soon! ~ Yokai

  39. AL

    AndrewL

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    No experience server Salty sukiyaki Some food but have no taste Toasted bread hard like a rock Giant shrimp is the as described as giant The worst japanese food I ever have
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Everything is good except the space is a little bit crowded.

FAQs

Yokai Izakaya offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (647) 930-2623.

Yokai Izakaya is rated 4.6 stars by 104 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 15 times today
Google Map for Yokai Izakaya

3175 Rutherford Rd, Unit 28, Vaughan, ON L4K 5Y6

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Highway 400 & Rutherford Rd.

  • Neighborhood

    Vaughan

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

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