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“pretty good”

Kinka Izakaya Original
Ranked #138 of 8,936 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$24
Cuisines: Japanese, Seafood, Pub
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Restaurant details
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 17 August 2014

great atmosphere! good food, Needs more Sashimi nevertheless it was good and my wife is Japanese! long wait but worth it!

Thank Bradnee
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Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

What a cool and fun place. We really enjoyed our evening. Service was great. Only wish the food was a little better. Some dishes were really good, Udon bowls and BBQ pork, but not memorable. A couple of dishes were disappointing. Sweet Shrimp Sashimi had a great initial flavor but ended with a slime that coated my mouth. Yellowtail sashimi did not taste that fresh. That said, recommend the place for the experience.

Thank MojoCatTexas
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

When you enter you think that you'are in Japan. The staff is japanese. The food is delicious and typical from japan. The restaurant respect the japanese traditions and the japanese cuisine. Awesome place.

Thank Steyfani
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

We first stumbled on this place after a quick scroll through urbanspoon and absolutely fell in love with this restaurant!!! The bill came out quite costly but every bite was worth its dollar. We didn't have the time (or the budget, or the belly space) to sample all the Japanese tapas but we would have if we could. Instant coup-de-coeur <3!! My favourite must-eats: the sashimis salad, the seared beef sashimis and MOSTLY the unagi doria! BBQ water eel on mushroom-rice, gratinated with cheese.

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Thank imaginee0
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

This place is awesome! First you are greeted by loud cheers and hello's as you walk through the door. The restaurant is quite loud, so if you are planning to go, be prepared! As well, I would suggest going with a smaller group or perhaps even go for a date night or dinner with A friend. Guu is quite tiny, so it took my larger group ( group of four) quite long to get seated on a friday night. Although the close to an hour wait was quite discouraging, it was worth it!! Food was excellent, atmosphere was awesome, and the staff were friendly and energetic! Must say it was an experience like no other. Guu is must-try!

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Thank Kristi K
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