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Kinka Izakaya Original

398 Church St, Toronto, Ontario M5B 2A2, Canada
+1 416-977-0999
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, Japanese, Gluten Free Options
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398 Church St, Toronto, Ontario M5B 2A2, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I’ve been here twice now and both times have been awesome! The staff greet you when you enter and leave. Love the atmosphere. All the food is delish, especially the bim bim bap! Deff recommend.

Thank Kelly D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If I could give six stars I would, absolutely outstanding food and make sure you sit at the bar to eat to watch the food being prepared. Brilliant atmosphere and pure entertainment from the staff when you are eating. Finish with a Saki Bomb.

Thank Stephen P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Probably our best eating out experience ever ! Service fantastic! Food even better! As an experience this is IT! We will be back every time we are in the city.

Thank John C
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Pretty close to an actual Japanese izakaya, Kinka doesn’t disappoint! The dishes are small and made to be shared. Large communal tables in natural wood allow for lots of socializing. It is VERY loud, though, so be prepared! The staff are constantly yelling out “irashaimase”...More

Thank Hegg65
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Came here for dinner with a group of friends, and had an absolutely great experience. If you're looking for a quite environment, this is definitely not the place for you. However, if you are looking for a fun, exciting, and memorable experience, then don't think...More

Thank rd0728
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Well certainly not a stylish japanese restaurant...but what a great surprise...good food variety in a cahotic festive contest! To repeat!

Thank Fabrizio S
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

House music blaring and people yelling in Japanese hahaha fells like being club. Do a round of shots with your group and they will count you down. The food is cooked fresh to order right in view and it's delicious. The cold tapas are fantastic...More

Thank MrsDanifun
Reviewed 7 April 2018

I’m a huge fan of Japanese food – especially izakaya-style dishes. So when our original lunch plans for our first day in Toronto fell through, I immediately put Kinka on our plans. Making a reservation is super easy online via Yelp and when we arrived...More

Thank Michelle T
Reviewed 3 April 2018

I liked this place so much, I went here two nights in a row during my short visit in Toronto. There are so many good options on the menu, I ended up trying a lot. They take reservations, but those fill up really quick. You...More

Thank HM543
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Kinka is a great fun place to visit and dine! All the staff are great and serving with smile! Food was great as well, the portion is quite big I would say! It is a noise place but fun to be in sometime!

Thank osmoosmo
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flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities,
with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to
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Casual restaurant. No need to dress up.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 23
Meals
Drinks, Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 398 Church St, Toronto, Ontario M5B 2A2, Canada (Formerly Guu Izakaya)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-977-0999
  • E-mail
Description
An Izakaya is a Japanese-style pub and what we strive for at KINKA IZAKAYA is an authentic Izakaya with great food and drinks in an unique atmosphere. Our goal is to serve each and every one of our guests happiness as they experience a "truly authentic Japan".
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