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“Overpriced and slow service” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Fin Sake Bar

Fin Sake Bar
221 Lakeshore Rd. E, Oakville, Ontario, Canada
905-842-1196
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Ranked #102 of 362 Restaurants in Oakville
Cuisines: Japanese
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Oakville, Ontario, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Overpriced and slow service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

"Fin Izakaya" in Toronto has been know to our small group Japanese for a while for having authentic Japanese izakaya (tapa style) menu and being reasonable. So when I heard from a friend that Fin would open in Oakville we were excited.

one night we decided to have a girls night out at Fin. We arrived hungry and ready to eat. It was Saturday but it was quiet so we expected the food to come quick but it didn't...it took forever to come out and when they finally arrived, we were so surprised how small each portions were. As for the clams cooked in sake we sort of expected there to be a healthy portion of the clams (in Japan if you order one of those you will get bunch of clams) but we had to laugh when we saw 8 or so tiny clams sitting in a small paddle of broth.

We spend around 100 dollars per person and came out still hungry. For 100 dollars I am sure we could have gorged ourselves with delicious Sushi.

I would never go back there again unless they change the portion size and the price.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
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190 reviews 190 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
“Wonderful experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

By pure chance we decided to try Fin Sake the other evening - wonderful experience.
The tapas style works well with their authentic Japanese bar style of meals - we tried a flight of sake which was a great experience - different smokey flavours as well as levels of dry/sweet.We especially like the duck salad and the tuna carpaccio. Very friendly informative service and attentive friendly staff.
It was noticeable that there were many repeat customers there that evening.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oakville, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Fin is a great place to go for a drink or food. We went on a Wednesday and there was a nice crowd in the restaurant. We ordered lots of food, including dynamite roll, deep fried avocado and blowtorched mackerel! Everything was delicious and beautifully presented. Jackie our server was very accommodating and helpful in deciding what to order. I highly recommend stopping by

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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