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Japango

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122 Elizabeth Street, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1P5, Canada
+1 416-599-5557
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Brantford, Canada
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133 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am delighted to report that I found a place where I can get the kind of toro I enjoy in Vancouver. The place is tiny and customers are squeezed into a cozy hospitable environment that reminds me of authentic Japanese sushi bars. The prices are high, but so is the quality. I intend to return.

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Thank CharlieHawk
Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my mom here for a fine Japanese dining experience. There are lots to choose from in Toronto, and I chose this one specifically for the occasion because it offered "otoro", and those are extremely rare to find outside of Japan, and must be imported. For those that don't know, otoro is the fattiest belly part of a bluefin... More 

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1 Thank IcyChan
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A little on the pricier side than my usual budget but the sushi was so fresh it was worth every penny! Staff is nice and the atmosphere was nice and cosy. Best sea urchin I've had in a long time too!

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Thank freetammi
Toronto, Canada
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I wanted some good sushi so we headed to Japango despite the fact that the owner is known to apparently take the tips from the servers. Well, I guess I should have stuck to my principles and not eaten here because despite the good sushi, the rice that came with our sashimi was not fully cooked and... More 

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Thank mamaroadrunner
Toronto, Canada
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Just letting all of you know that I have a friend who was a server there. The owner takes all the tip. Servers don't get any.

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1 Thank FrancisDo89
Toronto, Ontario
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

This is not a traditional/authentic Japanese restaurant where good service is highly valued. The food was comparative to the other authentic sushi restaurants in Toronto however the service was really poor.

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Thank Hana72
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Not impressed with the service. I felt really rushed to eat and leave. I phoned in for a reservation and was hung up on so I had to phone again. The day of the reservation,we were running a little late so I called 30 mins earlier to tell them and to push back the reservation by 15 minutes - they... More 

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1 Thank Janice F
NYC
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315 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

Don't be fooled by the small size. Super sushi spot. Great food, super service, excellent drinks. Worth the trip.

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Thank nycfamilyt2013
Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Very itty bitty smallest restaurant ever with the best sushi your money can buy! The service is quick and efficient and very friendly. The sushi is, hands down, my favorite in the city, especially the quality you get for what you pay. Highly recommend!

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Thank jwanlim
London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Some really high quality, reasonably price sushi and sashimi here. Very small and cosy but service is fast and efficient and, most importantly, the food is delicious. The deluxe sashimi platter is right up there with some we've had in New York and even Japan itself - and the Uni (sea urchin) took us right back to an early morning... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $17
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 122 Elizabeth Street, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1P5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-599-5557

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • 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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