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“Nothing Like This in Toronto”
Review of Yasu

Yasu
Ranked #213 of 9,134 Restaurants in Toronto
Cuisines: Sushi
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Reviewed 17 June 2014

This Omakase Sushi Bar is unlike anything else in Toronto. The sushi is prepared fresh in front of you in this 10 seat sushi bar. Even the wasabi is prepared right there. You will enjoy bonito, monkfish liver, and other sushi that you probably won't find on many sushi menus throughout the city.

The experience here is wonderful. For $80 you will receive approximately 12 pieces of sushi served with perfectly cooked rice. Everyone in your party is served at the same time. They prepare it, then tell you what you are eating. It is all sushi that they choose. There are no egg rolls, hot wings, or noodles served. For dessert they have a green tea panna cotta or a black sesame ice cream.

The menu includes a selection of sake, beer, and wine.

Make reservations. They have two seatings... 6 and 8:30. You can dress up as much as you want, but this is not a fussy or formal place. Just amazing sushi and an experience that you are not likely to have anywhere else in Toronto.

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Reviewed 6 June 2014 via mobile


Now that we've gone a second time, I think it's pretty safe to say this place is our favourite sushi place in Toronto.

With only ten seats and two seating times (6pm and 8:30pm), make a reservation so you won't be disappointed.

There is a menu for drinks with a selection of sake, beer, and wine.

A wet towel is given to each guest to clean your hands and to continue using if you choose to pick up the sushi with your fingers.

There is no food menu. Everyone gets the chef's choice of fish for the day. Everything is amazing. The texture and taste of the fish is sublime. We are talking straight up nigiri sushi---ranging from 18-20 courses with a small dessert at the end. $80 per person. Totally worth it.

If you want to have traditional, Japanese sushi, this is it. The range of fish is incredible. Last time we had Uni (sea urchin) but since it's no longer in season, we were able to try other delicacies of the day. I've never had Shima Aji (striped jack/white trevally) before. That was so good! You can't find this just anywhere either!

I can't compliment them enough. Service was extremely friendly and welcoming. The pacing of the dinner is very comfortable. You can savour each piece and never feel rushed.

I hope they get to the point where they are booked weeks (months?) in advance. I've already recommended Yasu to numerous people, some of which have already gone and plan on returning as well. I love making a recommendation and having it so well-received!

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Reviewed 31 May 2014

This is a brand new restaurant - opened in May and I had a chance to visit last Thursday. This is an Omakase sushi bar - think of it as your Hiro in Toronto. Much of the fish is flown in from Japan and I had an opportunity to try things I had never had before e.g. monkfish liver (the foie gras of the sea). In total, I think we had about 20 servings. This is a 10 seater sushi bar so I suspect it will be hard to get in once the word gets out - absolutely fantastic experience!

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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile
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Reviewed 23 May 2016
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