Yasu

/ Sushi, Seafood, Restaurant, Pub & bar
#26 of 22484 places to eat in Toronto
ClosedOpens at 18:00
$$$$ Average price: CAD 61
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81 Harbord St
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Knox Presbyterian Church is a great attraction for tourists who come to eat at this restaurant after long walks. Here you can order the Japanese cuisine. Try perfectly cooked nigiri, salmon and tuna sashimi. Here you will be offered tasty sesame ice cream, panna cotta and cheesecakes. When visiting Yasu, it's a must to try delicious plum wine, beer or bitter. Check out good iced green tea, matcha or coffee.

This place is famous for its great service and friendly staff, that is always ready to help you. Also, guests recommend this spot because of low prices. You will certainly like the cozy atmosphere and beautiful decor. 4.6 is how people rate this restaurant on Zomato.

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This place truly left me speechless. Came here for my birthday with my boyfriend (he treated me to it)... From the start, everything was well organized and everyone was super nice. We were quickly seated and acknowledged by the chef. From the salad, to all the fish in between, soup and dessert, everything was carefully prepped for you and served to you by the chef with an explanation/what it is. You could also let them know if you prefer less wasabi or radish or both. I made my mistake of getting too much wasabi, should have asked for it to be reduced, but I was having a great time and was trying to just enjoy it for what it was without changing the experience. Loved every minute of it. Will need to come back again in the future!!
Signage is not easily visible so we literally passed by it. There are three chefs and we got the quiet one which is fine as we are here for the food. Overall, while the selection is varied they are underwhelming except for 3 pcs and 5 pcs out of 18 that are mind blowing and uniquely good tasting respectively. I like the taste of the rice though it would fall apart unless I quickly eat it. I got 70% full after the courses but felt like we had to order a bit more so we each ordered gindara for $7 each before we could call it a night. To those curious, I took note of my own personal experience of each piece and what u can expect to receive in the summer time: Bonito fish (tuna) - Nothing special Monkfish liver - it's diff, don't hate it but I wouldn't say I love it either Amberjack - just like it Hokkaido Uni - no bitter taste, fresh, but less taste. Good, like it Hirame? or fluke - just ok Scallop - buttery super good and crunchy topping; thought it was squid Hamachi or yellow tail fr japan - hamachi not my fave but this one tastes really good; the slices allow the sauce to seep in the meat Nova Scotia lobster - mind blown. The grated lime makes a huge diff, light soy sauce Fish broth - taste like any other miso soup 3 types of tuna - akame, chu-toro, o-toro, last of which is my fave but Miku's o-toro remains my best experience Gindara or black cod - van island; explosively good I smiled. A bit too much of chopped radish but doesn't detract White shrimp from Toyama, japan - good Small bowl: ikura & negitoro - ikura not bitter; negitoro nothing special Mackerel Norway - tender and more refined taste; very good. Eat this whole. Norway trout - better than others I've tried Anago/ sea floor eel - cooked and taste like tilapia, less sauce than usual; prefer the regular unagi with generous sauce Sesame ice cream - 1 tbs, good and premium but nothing special I have been to Japan and also lucky enough to have a lot of exposure in BC's sushi scene and I feel this place is overhyped. For two people, we paid $370 total with (2) extra sushis and tip/taxes. We went for the unique experience but so far only 6pcs were new to me. We also went to the next door ice cream place immediately after going here and that's when we felt satisfied/full.
Very nice sushi for the price. I would expect better quality if this restaurant was located in USA or Korea or Japan, but it is Toronto here so I was happy.
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Address
81 Harbord St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Features
Сredit cards accepted No outdoor seating Booking No Wi-Fi No takeaway Parking No TV
Opening hours
SundaySun 17:00-23:30
MondayMon 18:00-23:00
TuesdayTue 18:00-23:00
WednesdayWed 18:00-23:00
ThursdayThu 18:00-23:00
FridayFri 17:00-23:30
SaturdaySat 17:00-23:30
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