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Japango

#251 of 6,601 Restaurants in Toronto
#279 of 7,110 Places to Eat in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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Downtown Toronto
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 4
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  • 4
    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
Very good sushi

We were 2 adults and 2 kids, no reservation. We waited 5 minutes to get a table. The sushi were very good, very traditional. The service was quick (maybe too quick) but a very good meal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
MGG_10
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Montreal, Canada
Good for:
  • Romantic
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English first
Toronto
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104 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Stopped by Japango for lunch. The space was very small and cozy, as well as busy. The food was good and authentic, portion was small and thus expensive for what was served. The service felt rush and don't expect personal space in this tiny restaurant. Worth a try but with many good restaurants in the city, not sure I would... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We were 2 adults and 2 kids, no reservation. We waited 5 minutes to get a table. The sushi were very good, very traditional. The service was quick (maybe too quick) but a very good meal.

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I really want to give this place a 5/5 for the food - seriously the chefs know their sushi here. I had been here a couple times and loved the food. BUT the owner, at least I think it was the owner, was so incredibly rude the third time I came in that I can't see myself ever going back.... More 

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Tolyatti, Russia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Very poor customer service. Never come back! Made a reservation for party of 5, were not informed that min order is $35 per person. They didn't allow us to split bills, wanted us to pay by 1 card only. When we asked why, server started to explain that they only have 1 debit machine and they pretty much can't waste... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

Japango was once a gem in a sea of low quality Japanese restaurants in Toronto. However over the years the quality has gone way down, and combined with the tiny, cramped space, and high prices it just isn't worth it. A much better choice for Japanese food, just around the corner, mere steps away from Japango is Yutaka. Yutaka is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We had the oyster ponzu, nabe yaki udon and moriwase. Everything was very delicious and flavourful. It's a very small place and reservation is highly recommended. Even on a Tuesday night the place was packed. Highly recommend it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We visited this restaurant as we wanted to try out a new sushi place. Japango is a very small restaurant with a lot of tables squeezed in limited space. However, the place has a lot of charm and a truly Japanese vibe to it. We visited for lunch and both had a bento box. The portions are ok, but not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Had dinner here on recommendation by a friend. Seafood was fresh, katsudon was deliciously hot and the pear+tofu salad was a savoury surprise. My advice is to go with no more than 4 people and make a reservation as the restaurant is fairly small.

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is my absolute favourite spot for Nigiri and Sashimi, i've honestly never ordered a roll here... but it has a much more authentic feel to it, so I don't feel like i'm missing out at all. Regrettably, I do think the name was a horrible choice, probably making passersby think they're walking past a chain, or fast food pop-up.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I had heard a lot about this place and the queue out the door, 1900 on a Friday validated its popularity. So did the newspaper articles posted in the window and the pictures of celebrities on the wall. The tiny little place was packed and the food coming out looked good. We waited for about 15 minutes past our 1900... More 

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Additional Information about Japango

Address: 122 Elizabeth Street, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1P5, Canada
Phone Number: (416) 599-5557
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown Toronto
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
Average Prices: USD 12 - 17
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 17
  • Cuisine: Japanese, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?