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Japango

#361 of 7,075 Restaurants in Toronto
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Neighborhood:
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122 Elizabeth Street, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1P5, Canada
(416) 599-5557
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Fun and crowded.

We had a reservation and it made a difference. Small place so long lineups. Had the chefs prix fixe and it was good but not nearly enough food for the $85. Service was quick and polite with no descriptions of our plates. Over all had s good time with my friend but disappointed in the few dishes we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
PeterBruceG
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Toronto, Canada
via mobile
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Madrid, Spain
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing place for enjoying sushi. I was there last Thursday for lunch due to a business trip. I learnt from an old sushi chef that when you want to taste what a restaurant can really offer to you, you have to order Omakase which means "I'll leave it up to you". So, I ordered Omakase. A hot tea was... More 

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Thank JesusSerrano76
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
407 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

We had a reservation and it made a difference. Small place so long lineups. Had the chefs prix fixe and it was good but not nearly enough food for the $85. Service was quick and polite with no descriptions of our plates. Over all had s good time with my friend but disappointed in the few dishes we were served.... More 

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Thank PeterBruceG
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

The place is very small, very authentic. My favorite orders are the Lobster roll, Dragon roll and as everyone is saying the Japango roll. You have to try the king salmon sushi (Chinook) the butterfish and the eel nigiri. lots of good sashimi and nigiri.

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Thank Alwaleed H
Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

I've never visited any restaurant like here. The server was extemely terrible. I want to know the servers have permit to shout to the customers. Food is not bad but deep-fry was not crispy.

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1 Thank sanghi l
Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Small, authentic, creative, and enthusiastic. The waitstaff are pleasant and attentive without being intrusive. The kitchen is conscientious and informed about gluten and lactose sensitivities. Making accommodations/adjustments was not an issue. Given the size and popularity of the restaurant, reservations are definitely recommended.

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Thank rionohaha
Munich, Germany
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

I went to the one on Queen St. E. in Toronto's fabulous beaches neighborhood. It's one of the best Japanese restaurants that I've ever been to. The friend that I went with told me that it was the best Japanese restaurant that she's been to since she lived in Japan.

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Thank Kristian H
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

I have been to this restaurant many times when I was a dental student at UofT. This little gem in DT Toronto is tucked in and quite hard to find. When I tell my friends to meet at this restaurant, they walk right by it without realizing. My favourite food there is chirashi. Their rice is so wonderfully seasoned. I... More 

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Thank Chris H
Sao Paulo, SP
Level Contributor
52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

In a simple place, the food is the star. We had a plate with eal that was amazing. But it is ver very small. Try to get there early

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Thank Taclada
Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

Terrible service. Arrogant male server. I would avoid this place just because the experience i had was absolutely unacceptable.

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1 Thank Carlspicer_
Markham, Canada
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29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

This is my favorite sushi place. I come here quite often for lunch and dinner. I also go to Yuzu which is the same owners. Despite the restaurant being small and uncomfortable, the delicious sushi more than compensates for it. If you are looking for a more comfortable spot then go to Yuzu. Both places have great sushi. My fav... More 

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Thank rimusei

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 122 Elizabeth Street, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1P5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (416) 599-5557

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 17
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Downtown
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
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