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JaBistro is a cozy space, a “hideaway”. Established in November 2012 and tucked away on Richmond Street between Simcoe and Duncan, JaBistro is warm and intimate, set off by an elegant and chic design of light wood panels and exposed brick. Respecting the ingredients and its natural flavours, JaBistro offers a sophisticated approach to traditional Japanese fine dining. The modern Japanese bistro mixes classic with contemporary by sourcing the finest, freshest fish from coastal waters around the world, and creating edible works of art designed to surprise and elevate any night out. Aside from impeccable sushi, JaBistro’s bold and diverse menu also features a selection of hot and cold specialty
$23 - $45
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Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Dinner, Lunch
Seafood, Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed December 14, 2017

Beautiful restaurant. We sat at the sushi bar, and I must say that I was surprised to see that the chefs seemed to be more like technicians than the type of artisanal sushi chefs one sees at similarly priced high-end sushi restaurants. Much attention to...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Frank Y
Reviewed November 26, 2017

I had been to JaBistro a couple of years ago and had been spoiled by very good sushi, so decided to take my wife here for her birthday. The food was once again very good as we split 4 different items, We ordered aburicious, JaBistroll,...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank OshawaJim
Reviewed November 19, 2017

Went to JaBistro for the first time ever with an out of town friend. You could walk past this restaurant every single day and not even notice it since the entrance in a black door set back from the sidewalk. Walk inside and the restaurant...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank TravelguySR79
Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

There is nothing more I can add that hasn’t been said about this amazing restaurant. Everything about it is amazing and every time I’m in Toronto I will be there. If you want fresh fish and amazing sushi,please do not hesitate in going. I will...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Inch66
Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

Fresh sushi and love the aburi(blowtorched) options! Order the lobster miso and some local saki. Wonderful setting, service and food!

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank costak613
Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

Very nice restaurant that offers high quality food. The design is simple and the seating is comfortable. Very relaxing ambiance. The menu is diverse with creative options. Super tasty sushi and salads. Fresh ingredients. Excellent service.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Vacation734720
Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

If you’re looking for fresh sushi with an inventive twist this is the place for you! The sashimi platter is incredible and the lobster miso may be one of the best soups I have ever had. Highly recommend this gem of a place

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Christiane_Jewer
Reviewed September 25, 2017

If you're in Toronto and you like Japanese / sushi this is the place where to go. Elegant, high quality, real Japanese, everything's very good for the right price. Excellent service You cannot miss JaBistro Se sei a Toronto e ti piace giapponese/sushi questo e'...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank robertolT7426VE
Reviewed September 10, 2017 via mobile

Welcome to the BEST sushi in the city. No lie. This place is awesome. Get everything. Great service. Prices are reasonable for what you get. Sashimi so fresh and delicious. Melt in your mouth. Check out my pics on Insta at firstclass_001

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed September 9, 2017

The best cuts of fish. The best assortment of fish. The best presentation of fish. I love it so much here. Try the Sashimi platter, aburicious sushi, and the cod. It's all to die for. A little pricey but worth it, in my opinion!

Date of visit: September 2017
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