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“Feels like Japan right in Toronto”

Kinka Izakaya Original
Ranked #95 of 9,075 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$24
Cuisines: Japanese, Seafood, Pub
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Description: An Izakaya is a Japanese-style pub and what we strive for at KINKA IZAKAYA is an authentic Izakaya with great food and drinks in an unique atmosphere. Our goal is to serve each and every one of our guests happiness as they experience a "truly authentic Japan".
Reviewed 29 September 2013

An excellent little Japanese restaurant with Tapas style dishes for a reasonable price in Toronto.
If you want to feel the atmosphere of Japan, that's the place to go. All the staff seems to be Japanese and you get the usual welcome.
The dishes were not necessarily of prime quality but were tasteful and nice. The Okonomiyaki was up to the standard for instance.
The Sapporo draught was as usual and made me feel back to those days when I was in Japan.
The bamboo Sake was also very nice at a reasonable price.
Expect a significant time waiting to be seated as it is a very popular joint.
You may have to wait to be served as it was overcrowded when we were there. It could have a little more precise in the order taking as some dishes were forgotten somehow and came after two or three reminders to the waiter.
Overall, an excellent place to try if one enjoys Japanese food and atmosphere...

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Thank captainolive
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Reviewed 27 September 2013

Great place for a first date.. amazing atmosphere and the food is amazing.. more than just sushi.. some really interesting stuff.. nothing to dislike other than 40 minute line-ups to get in but you can go get a drink somewhere else and they'll call you 10 minutes before your table is ready..

Thank AdamMacer
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

A little bit of a wait to get in, but worth it. Great food in a lively (really lively) place and very reasonably priced. Great Japanese style tapas in a fun atmosphere. Definitely go!

Thank nomadic35
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Reviewed 14 September 2013

This is a unique place that serves a lot of different dishes that will, at the end, create a meal.
If you plan to talk during the meal - find a different place. It is so noisy you can not hear yourself think. the atmosphere is hilarious. The food is good and the price is normal. Youngsters will enjoy it more than others.

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Thank hemish1
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Reviewed 14 September 2013 via mobile

Definitely good for a night out. Food comes in small, shareable portions. Not ur typical Japanese fare; you'll try some cool different stuff here. The restaurant has a fun and energetic vibe. I would highly recommend for those looking for a fun dining experience

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Thank Jamie M
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