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Ematei Japanese Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2016 Winner

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Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went for lunch and it was amazing. We both traveled to Japan for 3 weeks last year and it was the most amazing trip we have ever been on. Ematei sent us back there through their food. The tamago nigiri was...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank guestse13
Reviewed December 28, 2018

Went for dinner with a friend, waited approx. 45 minutes to be seated. Ordered 5 appetizers to share and a main dish each. Waited about 20 minutes to receive the first appetizer, and the last appetizer arrived the same time as our main dish. The...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed December 1, 2018

A hidden gem. Great and authentic food, wonderful service, and reasonably priced. I eat here at least once a week. One of my favorite places to eat in Toronto.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank AndikaGL
Reviewed November 14, 2018

Food was excellent and authentic, very busy so make a reservation. Drinks are good and priced well for the area. Service if you arrive early is good, as the night goes on, service is super slow. Japanese run so true Japanese food.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank CanadaMoi
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

This is all Japanese in its truest sende. Waitline to get in, so popular. Sat at the bar where they prepared the food. Had delicious soup, followed by meat and rice, tasty. Did not appreciate the tomato and potato that came w it, seemed a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank KeySir77
Reviewed March 2, 2018

The food is really good, atmosphere is good too. Japanese hot pot is to try there. A lot of people are waiting if you come without any reservation. You may manage to get a table for two but for groups you really have to book...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Al082017
Reviewed February 15, 2018

One of the best Japanes meals I ever had. It's a place that you need to visit if you lige authentic food.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Bonnyfeet
Reviewed January 2, 2018

This place really feels like the real deal. The food was refined and high quality, the service was great. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank John G
Reviewed November 8, 2017

Let me start by saying that I love small and intimate places with no frills. And Ematei is exactly my type. Of course with fresh and delicious food. Besides all the dish you often see at a Japanese restaurant, Ematei offer Sukiyaki which I absolutely...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank VanPhi
Reviewed August 5, 2017

I have to say that this restaurant is the best authentic Japanese food in Toronto. I love their Sushi and Sashimi. The fish is so fresh and the presentation is very impressed. I always go there every time when I want to eat real Japanese...More

Date of visit: July 2017
1  Thank Santi B
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a strong student influence from the Ryerson University
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flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities,
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