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Ki Modern Japanese + Bar

#88 of 6,800 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
Downtown West
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181 Bay Street - Brookfield Place, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2T3, Canada (Wellington)
+1 416-308-5888
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 16:00 - 00:00
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I remember coming to Ki when it first opened like 12 years ago and it was really fresh and innovative. The menu was excellent and service was great. After going dozens of times over the years it remains a constant fixture for the Bay Street financial crowd which is part of the problem. Thursdays are crowded with suits and the... More 

Thank Matt R
New Jersey
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice and elegant venue to dine, conduct business or just converse over good food. The atmosphere (subdued and dimly lit) adds to the "coolness" of the place. The food is very good --- my bento sushi platter was delicious and moderately priced. Service was OK.

Thank George S
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went late reservation and the place was not busy. The food was really good enjoyed most of the dishes by far the favourite was the tempura shrimp - was really outstanding. Never like to complain about wait staff but we did not enjoy our service which is saying a lot because we are pretty easy going. Would still definitely go... More 

Thank Ltanco
Morristown, New Jersey
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been here several times, and have always had great food as well as excellent service, either sitting at a table or at the bar. Great and friendly service.

Thank Soren H
Ottawa, Canada
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150 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in town this past weekend from Ottawa and had stopped here for some late night Sushi after a Jays game last year, so decided to return. We order many Sushi dishes to share around, and the food and service were both fantastic. Highly recommended and we will be back each time we visit for sure!

Thank Matthew P
Toronto, Canada
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Walked by this place many times. Not as good as expected. Also I don't think it is worth the price. We were expecting more interesting dishes since this is a Japanese fusion place. We had some good dishes, but not really interesting and unique. Only recommended dish would be the dessert mochi with ice cream.

Thank myjc116
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Fantastic service and foods. Located conveniently downtown business district Easy walking distance to most hotels. Perfect for after basketball or hockey games as open till midnight. If looking for good value sushi Toronto Ki is the place.

Thank Mike D
toronto ontario canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped in to suss out this restaurant a few days before as I was planning a lovely dinner with my husband and daughter. I was very excited as the menu looked fantastic. I couldn't have been more disappointed. Most of the food was below average in taste with small portions for a very high prices. 3 strikes. The waiter had... More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Sushi, sake and Japanese cuisine - I have been coming to this restaurant since its opening (over 10 years) almost 3 times a week. Why go here over any other place that often when there are so many other restaurants in this area? I come because the place has been so well managed; the food consistently good and innovative; the... More 

Thank michael L
Sao Paulo, SP
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Not usually a fan of fusion. Nevertheless, I gave it a try. If you are a bigger fan of more traditional sushi (no mayo, no fruits nor any of that stuff that is not seafood), there are a few options and they are very good and fresh. I would steer clear of the other dishes, nevertheless. I also ordered a... More 

Thank Leo L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$38 - US$59
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181 Bay Street - Brookfield Place, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2T3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown West
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown West
  • Phone Number: +1 416-308-5888
ki modern Japanese & bar offers an interesting contemporary menu of Sushi, Japanese small plates, & fabulous shared entrees. A brilliant, cutting edge design incorporates a high profile bar & lounge area, 2 raised dining rooms & Toronto's most dynamic Sushi Bar. ki also offers 3 dramatic private dining areas for groups of 8 to 30 guests & an outdoor bar & patio space on 1 of Toronto's most influential streets.

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