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Inakaya

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126 Willowdale Ave, Toronto, Ontario M2N 4Y2, Canada
+1 416-224-8881
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17:30 - 23:00
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Tue - Sun 17:30 - 23:00
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Toronto
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an excellent authentic Japanese restaurant. The service is excellent; the staff are knowledgeable and pleasant. The place is always busy, so make reservations. The food is excellent all around.

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Thank BonVonage2009
Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

A word to begin: we met the owner of this establishment when he was the sushi chef elsewhere, actually much closer to our home. That said we gladly make the trip which now takes at least 45 minutes to enjoy Danny's food. It is always fresh and flavourful and while not served quickly, I feel it is worth the wait!... More 

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Thank Judie704
Toronto
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Despite the cosy streetview and the false sense of Japanese authenticity, the food is standard at best. The slideshow on the TV ruins the whole vibe with outdated and unprofessional photos rubning on repeat. There is no hesitation taking a latecomer but expect a 15 minute delay between waiter sightings and in between dishes! We received our last dish in... More 

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Thank Violet2009
Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Unless you have nothing better than do and not hungry, there were only four or five tables but it took the chef 1 hour to make a roll...I felt very sorry for the server as he did his very best to explain the menu and follow up on our food order. Although we don't understand what the chef and the... More 

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Thank BOEPOR
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Took 3 hours to get all food on table, while there were only 4 tables of clients, very slow!! The waiter scared us not to push the chef otherwise the quality will reduce. Price was expensive related to its quality of food. Foods are not special, just buffet quality. Price was very high. Not worth going. Never will go again!!

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Thank Archor W
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86 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

This is a nice little neighbourhood Japanese restaurant with a surprising amount of variety. We enjoyed the Toro and Chu-Toro, and both were great! Even the Chu-Toro had a great oily-ness to it. We had some skewers (Robota) as well which was tasty (especially the pork belly which had a nice kick to it). The only dish I didn't like... More 

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Thank Kenneth Y
Toronto, Canada
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

Came here once to check this place out bc it was recommended by a friend. They had a good selection of traditional sushi as well as some fusion mixed ones. Overall, the sushi was good, but its not the freshest i've had.

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Thank January28
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015

Amazing food. Fresh and exciting flavours. High end sushi. Large menu selection. Small, cozy restaurant. Reservation recommended especially on weekends

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

When we first walked in the staff does a lot of yelling and screaming – felt like Moe’s Southwest Grill in the US – “Welcome to Moe’s”! Of course, the overly friendly greeting does not jibe with the cost of the meal. Classic rock and roll in the background music also didn’t seem to “fit the mood”. It’s a Sake... More 

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Thank Larry L
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2015

My brother and I took our mom here for her birthday in March. We hadn't been back here for a while so we thought it'd be nice to try it out again. We came on a Tuesday evening and we were extremely surprised to find the place packed. Luckily, we made a reservation and got a seat right next to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 23:00
Thursday
17:30 - 23:00
Friday
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 Willowdale Ave, Toronto, Ontario M2N 4Y2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > North York
  • Neighbourhood: North York
  • Phone Number: +1 416-224-8881

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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North York
North York is one of Toronto's most culturally diverse neighborhoods. Home to a number of cultural events throughout the year that celebrate the city's varied ethnic communities, it's always worthwhile to see what's going on in the area. Its cross-section of inhabitants include students and long-time residents, giving North York an eclectic feeling of being both local and international. Extremely family-friendly, its rivers, arboretums, and parks cater to outdoor activities, while its historical villages paint Toronto's history in exciting shades. Bumper cars, mini golf, and inexpensive shopping also help cater to the inclusive family feel.
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