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Asuka Japanese Restaurant

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108 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1B9, Canada
+1 416-975-9084
Today
12:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun 12:30 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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387 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Asuka is one of the first sushi restaurants I went to when I was first introduced to sushi many moons ago. This place hold fond memories of good meals with friends and family over the years and there has never been a time where food and service were not exceptional. You can always expect something new and unique when you... More 

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Thank Pat M
Toronto, Canada
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569 reviews
464 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tiny place, lower level (basement), easy to miss. Fills up quickly at lunch. The menu covers all the usual sush/Japanese staples but there are quite a few items meant to be shared or for a group. Service always pleasant and prompt. I thought the nigiri were smaller than they used to be but the fish is fresh and nicely presented.... More 

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Thank busyeater
Athens, Greece
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The atmosphere is a bit sketchy, but it doesn't matter if you are there for the food! The seaweed salad was excellent and the spicy tuna rolls melted in your mouth (in a good way- not because they were warm...). We both ordered a Chirachi plate, which was a large variety of sashimi on a layer of rice. We ate... More 

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Thank MLV_Greece
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

It starts at the front entrance...dirty. There are cob webs around the sushi bar and the display case is full of grime. The tables are sticky. What was once a great place has become a disgusting hole in the wall. If you want good sushi, find another place.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We used to love this place. It was always a fun experience to sit at the sushi bar and interact with the chef. We were looking forward to a return visit, but were disappointed. The food was OK, but nothing spectacular. The personal experience matched what I've had at Sushi Q in food courts. Too bad ...

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Thank Hilltopgal
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

This very good sushi bar was just one block off Bloor but it's located down a few steps from street level. Asuka has curtained booths if you are a small group, or a romantic couple, and the tables are separated by Japanese screens throughout the restaurant. The sushi was excellent and very fresh.

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Thank PeterAL10
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Firstly, the service was nice, we were immediately welcomed and seated across from the sushi chef. I was craving something warm so ordered the Niku Don Buri, which in the past I've loved. This time, the texture seemed off, and upon tasting it, it was definitely reheated as parts of it were cold and the rest piping hot. The meat... More 

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Thank KookyPirate
Ottawa, Canada
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Fantastic little restaurant in Yorkville serving great traditional sushi. Highly recommended. Can be a little hard to find as it is tucked away in a basement, but well worth finding.

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Thank Dan M
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

This little hole in the wall in Yorkville is apparently quite famous for stars that have come by during TIFF, etc. but on most regular days it's accessible to us normal folk. Good, higher than medium end but not quite high end sushi at reasonable price. Probably not a bad idea to make a reservation - but usually you don't... More 

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Thank elmundounpanuelo
Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Asuka has been in Yorkville "forever." It has been good, but never great. We recently took out 5 meals which included 2 sushi, 2 sashimi, and 1 chicken teriyaki. The sushi/sashimi meals were "combo's" with salads (iceberg lettuce) and miso soup. The fish was cut in small pieces and was tasteless. If you decide to go to the restaurant (I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 108 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1B9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-975-9084

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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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