Yukashi Japanese Cuisine

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In keeping with Japanese tradition, Yukashi considers the various flavours and aromas of seasonal vegetables when deciding what will make it onto our customers 'plates, and tickle their palates. Whether with our delicious main dishes, or our exciting saké / appetizer pairings, customers will find that locally-grown ingredients complement carefully chosen ingredients from Japan to make an authentic Japanese experience with a subtle Canadian twist.

Please note, counter seating is only available for 5:30pm and 8:30pm.
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1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef is super friendly, I would definitely go back

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my gf taste the 9 courses menu with sake pairing on Valentines Day. The food is so creative in its taste, texture, combination:)

JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a unique experience – unlike any other Japanese resto I've been to in the city.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and fresh

C
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good experience.

y
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

True authentic Japanese meal and experience that I only had in japan.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome! Great friendly staff. Very good experience!

HW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing experience. The food was amazing, the staff beyond accommodating, and the chef had a great sense of humour and "bedside manner". This isn't just a meal, it is an experience.

j
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the four course taste menu. I was just super amazed. One of the best Japanese cuisine in GTA area. The four course set actually comes with 5-6 dishes, which actually make you feel enough. The owner is really friendly, good vibe, excellent service and top-notch food.

F
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

if you really enjoy sushi the hard core way and nvm the north americanized style, Yukashi is one you should enjoy. Omakese and not Okonomi, leave and trust the chef. You do not find too many such sushi place in Toronto so give it a try. The creation was fabulous but personally I would like to try more hard-cored kaiseki but perhaps next time when I sit at the bar and let it run. The presentation was delicate and well thought out. I still like to try some fundamental fish fish fish and special chef's secret sauce. Wonderful place....

K
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My date and I had an excellent experience. We decided to undertake a 4 course and 9 course meal (intended to share each of the subsequent courses) and had decided to do a sake pairing. The entire experience was incredible. The chef and the staff were exceptionally attentive and the staff was very knowledgeable and explained each of the dishes to us.

The chef was also incredibly kind and provided us with what seemed to be extra food to ensure each of us were able to try each of the dishes and not feel stressed with dividing the portions.

I would recommend the sake pairing. My date and I were pleasantly surprised by how delicious the pairings were and how well they complimented.

In regards to the food, the food adventure was emotionally provocative and the food was never as it seemed... what we had anticipated it to be and the tastes and flavors were never consistent with the actual experience and it really made for a wonderful gastronomic experience full of surprise and wonder.

We certainly would go back and would recommend this place to anyone looking for a new experience.

OT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Modern decorated omakase while maintaining traditional quality and taste. If you get used traditional style, this is the one you must try.

(P.S. the smoked Buri in the sashimi platter is really good)

A
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, amazing and very attentive chef and excellent service. Not to be missed!

MA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We went for my birthday and it was a fantastic experience. We sat at the bar seating which I would recommend because you can see all your dishes being prepared. The chef was able to answer all of our questions about the food and it was a great learning experience. Would recommend for a special occasion or for foodies!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb! Food was excellent. We had a great time! Will be back.

n
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday.
Experience was great. the waitresses were helpful and fun, and the chef came to personally tell us his signature dish

MT
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely memorable delicious experience - each dish was an enjoyable experience for the senses. Left feeling very satisfied.

GW
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and chef were very professional and the food was amazing. Very interesting and delicious omakase straight from Japan.

m
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best Toro. Some very unusual presentations.

k
London
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

First time there, chef and the waitress were really nice. The food is good. Recommend the counter seats.

NA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Definitely worth sitting at the bar and letting the chef serve you directly.

DB
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing dinner to both the palate and eyes is combined with watching a master create these special plates right in front of you.

RW
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall1food2service4ambience1

Horrible experience left starving and spent over 300 bucks .menu was very week no options

1
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food here is simply amazing! It felt like my taste buds were taking in new flavours with every bite. Our main course was beautiful. It was made out to represent a traditional Japanese garden. It was stunning and delicious. Another favourite was the Munk fish liver that executive chef Daisuke let us sample. A highlight of the dining experience was sitting at the chef’s table and speaking with Daisuke. He explained to us that all of the fish are flown in from Japan several times a week and some of the process that goes into preparing/carving the fish. Intricately hard work. The restaurant is a bit more brightly lit than I expected but that only enabled us to take in the beautiful aesthetics of the meal. I will definitely go back as well as recommend this restaurant to my friends.

ML
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Had no idea what I was eating because the English spoken by my waitress was way below average. However the food was excellent.
No ambiance. When we got in the front door, I thought I was at the wrong address . It did not fit the website impression i got. So many great Japanese restaurants in Toronto that easy to eat at one with great food and a better atmosphere.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked again for next month with more friends and family. That should give you an idea of how wonderful the experience was.

OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience! Everything was delicious, especially the “main plate”. The chef also comes to each table to cook one of the courses (if you order the 9 course), which we thought was very sweet. You can also order a 4 course and a 9 course and share it together, which worked out really well for us!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Chef and food!

SP
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got to sit at the bar, watching the chef. His work is so exact and deliberate. Memorable dishes were the soup, waygu beef with uni and four, and the tempura egg yolk. How do they make the egg yolk with it falling apart? It was still soft inside. The fall plate was beautiful. They make make leaves that looked real and tasted like chips.
I'd love to return in each of the seasons.

S
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant vibe was amazing - the decor, cutlery, plates and even the chopstick holders were all chosen with care. Just like the interior, the food is carefully prepared and designed to not only look good, but taste amazingly complex and delicious. The staff and Izutsu-san are extremely friendly and wonderful, dedicated people. Thank you for an amazing experience, I will be back!

ML
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of Toronto's best spots for Japanese cuisine. The head chef makes the experience so relaxing and enjoyable. He made us feel like we were dining in his home. Thank you!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible. Very creative.

BJ
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Although it tries hard to be a sophisticated omakase restaurant, it falls well short of the mark, especially for the prices being charged. The interior is too bright with tables and chairs that seem out of a diner. The sashimi was tough and lacked flavor. The main course which was "autumn inspired" was quite creative and tasty. The rest of the set course dinner was unique in the ingredients but fell well short in substance and taste.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning presentation of food was like a piece of art! Quiet yet intimate atmosphere that chef Daisuke creates was cozy. We had great time dining here :)

L
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time at Yukashi. Food was very well thought-out to match the season, was scrumptious as well! Chef was very engaging and funny. Would definitely come back!

PK
London
28 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food from a master creator who has a lovely sense of humour and whose personality is everywhere in the restaurant’s fittings. Loved our meal. Super sale selection.

IE
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Lacks in atmosphere for such an expensive restaurant too plain

V
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Interactive meal with chef and servers who are enthusiastic about the food, the regions where it came from. Nice pacing of dishes. It was incredibly fun to sit at the counter and watch the chef immersed in plating.

ST
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has to the best experience I have ever had. From start to finish, from service to food. Everything are above expectations!

OT
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing experience. Chef Daisuke Izutsu is an inspiration. Knife skills were a show on their own and I experienced new flavours in each course that I had never tasted before.