Yukashi Japanese Cuisine

4.8
36 reviews
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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.
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ZP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing food, and nice staff! A must try if you like Japanese food!!!

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SF
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. I am so happy to have this restaurant in the neighbourhood. We had the 9 course meal and each course was creative and delicious. What a treat!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience loved food and staff

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Be prepared, it will take your about 2.5 hours to finish the meal.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 5ambience 5

Too long for dinner, took me 2.5 hours

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s
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A unique experience. A must try.

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C
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I ordered the 4 piece meal omakase and was given two extra dishes on the house. Excellent service, excellent cooking, and very awesome and friendly staff!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

good taste!i like this feeling.

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FC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall it was a unique and good experience. Some of the food was definitely not for the traditional North American pallet but nevertheless if you are looking for something unique this is a great spot. If you can afford to do so and you are into Japanese style food I would recommend giving it a go

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S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kaiseki in Toronto doesn’t get any better than this. Chef Daisuke knocks it out of the park every time. His culinary creations are not to be missed.

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M
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic authentic Japanese cuisine by a prestigious chef. It’s hard to find this level of high quality Japanese cuisine outside of Japan.

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C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had an outstanding night at Yukashi. The chef made it personal and fun! Every course was presented beautifully and he took time to explain what was presented. Chef Daisuke's took time after the course to converse with his diners personally and we learned quite a bit. Definitely worth going!

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PH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every course was presented beautifully and has mind-blowing flavour locked into every bite. Being able to watch the chef prepare the meals was also a nice treat.

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V
Toronto
37 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, creative presentation, seamless service and intimate ambiance under a watchful eye of a Master Chef. What else can one ask for a special celebration?!

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F
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sheer artistry! Not your typical Japanese fare. So much more!

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LL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great, food hmm i didn’t like it too much but it was good and fresh. l rate 4 stars for the price cuz i was expecting more. Overall everything was excellent.

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m
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend was pleasantly surprised. We felt like we had a personal experience and got to interact a lot with the chef. Great sake selection and the presentation of food was spectacular.

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WC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The first few dishes were nice, but all soups were too salty. I told the waitress that the soup was too salty and next dishes please add less salt. However, the coming soup was still way to salty which I cannot eat it!

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P
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super friendly staff and beautiful delicious food. Chef Daisuke's attention to detail made this extra special for our occasion.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The presentation was beyond incredible. Choice of composition of ingredients was also very unique. Blending of both Kaiseki and omakase experience.

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J
Toronto
33 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Without a doubt the best Japanese food in the city! Every dish is a visual pleasure and every mouthful is a taste and texture sensation. We chose the four course menu which we found filling, although there is a 9 course too. The Sake we had was outstanding, chilled, sweet and aromatic. Every course is a surprise, the chef chooses, which we loved each sublime surprise that arrived. They also have a small a la carte menu, the Wague, sea urchin and fois grois is a must have dish. A smalll quaint restaurant with unassuming decor with the most outstanding food in the city - what a find....! Thank you....!

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E
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant! The chef and the staffs are very friendly giving you asuper warm feeling. The cuisines are delicious, they use the best seasonal ingredients straight from japan, with the extremely artistic plating style.

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b
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Cozy and comforting atmosphere. Creative and flavourful dishes. Down to earth Chef with friendly staff.

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R
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great experience at the Chef's table for 9 course tasting menu. Innovative menu with authentic Japanese ingredients coupled with local Ontario produce. Clean zen vibe. Small restaurant which is especially nice when less crowded.

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J
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the open concept restaurant, it's beautifully lit and tastefully decorated with Japanese art. The staff of four work very hard to ensure food is served at a nice relaxing pace.

The star of the show is of course the innovatively presented yet very authentic Japanese food served on an interesting variety of plates, and arranged artfully with a lot of thought. Don't except a strictly sushi-only dinner, there's a good variety of meat and vegetables as well. Everything was top-notch, fresh, beautifully prepared and tasted delicious.

It's the perfect spot for dinner with a small group of four (the place is very small), or with a dining companion who will appreciate the care behind prepared food as well as being open to trying new flavours which vary according to the seasons in Japan.

Definitely a great new addition to the authentic Japanese eateries in the city, the price is spot on for the amount of food included in the 9-course omakase. At $150 per person it won't break the bank, but you will definately be enjoying a great, memorable meal for the price. I'd highly recommend the additional $60 sake pairing, if you are so inclined, but there of course is small selection of other alcohol if you wish to try something else.

Would love to go back and try the Yukashi omakase option priced at $300 per person, but I was full (I'm not a huge eater) by the 6th course of the 9-course menu so that might be a bit of an overkill for me quantity-wise. You can always order extras from the A la carte menu, of course, if you find yourself hungry.

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JS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely well sourced, creatively presented original Japanese foods, beyond the usual sushi restaurant. A real Japanese experience!!!!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The 9-course tasting menu was a great experience. Each dish was delicious and carefully thought out. My personal favorite was the signature wagyu dish. The flavors of each ingredient in the dishes were nicely orchestrated. I will definitely come back again, especially since their tasting menu changes seasonally. I can’t wait to see what delectable surprises come next.

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A
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A huge surprise. Great food, great place and most important, great chef.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful omakase experience! Amazing chef and food but service needs to more polished.

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JS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A true Japanese delight. Ingredients were very fresh and VERY creatively prepared and presented. Take some time to enjoy the food, the ambiance and the chef!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the 9-course omakase with sake pairing and it was amazing. Each dish was skillfully and carefully prepared. There was so much attention to detail in the dishes. They were presented beautifully and were very delicious. The sake pairing was excellent; each glass was matched nicely with the flavors in each dish. The menu changes seasonally, so I can’t wait to go back to again. Try to get a seat at the counter to watch the chefs in action.

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CC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is authentic Japanese - no sushi here. Full tasting menu that is Chef’s choice for the day. His wagu beef is of the best quality and melt in your mouth. You will find authentic wasabi root with your sashimi, which is not found easily outside Japan. Everything was phenomenal and extremely well paired with sake (optional). His detail and care is evident in each dish. Chef Izutsu is a true artist. Not recommended for those that don’t appreciate a tasting menu (portions) and aren’t prepared to shell out some dough.

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h
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The 9-course Omakase prepared by Chef Daisuke is absolutely worthwhile. The food is fresh, service is friendly and very homey :) The sake pairing is definitely a must. Each dish has an element of surprise; I love the details and the presentation. I especially enjoyed the torched uni x fois gras x wagyu beef dish - everything just melts right in your mouth! I would highly recommend this to friends who appreciates quality omakases! Thank you for a great evening Chef Daisuke and team! P.S. Be sure to grab a seat at the bar, so you can catch all the action :)

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NM
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Authentic Japanese kaiseki experience in an unassuming Mt. Pleasant strip. The chef focuses on delicate flavours and presentation, reminding me of many of the meals I had in Japan.

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TZ
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very new restaurant, but a lot of thoughts go into the dishes. Wagyu with uni/foiegras was my favorite. The sake pairing is great value, 60 dollar and got me kinda drunk. Tasted a lot of different sakes that pair with dishes really well.

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KS
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every single piece of food was fresh. You could see the thought and care that went into every dish and it was reflected in the taste. Absolutely phenomenal.

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