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Kirei Sushi and Bar

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81 Church St, Toronto, Ontario M5C 2G2, Canada
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11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 15:00 - 23:00
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Southern NJ
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539 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

Despite what Trip Advisor says about Kirei's hours, this restaurant is closed and appears to have been closed since some time in April. We went there last night and found a totally empty building with signs on two windows indicating there will an auction of the restaurant equipment.

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Thank GreenUnicorn
Madison Heights, Virginia
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015

Needed some fuel after a morning of sightseeing! This spot is a hit! Got the California roll and dragon roll. Very tasty. The miso soup was very flavorful as well! Overall, very good eats!

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Thank Tamesha O
Columbus, Ohio
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270 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

We were staying at the Holiday Inn around the corner and wanted some late night dinner. Based off reviews we decided to order from this place. We ordered three specialty rolls and two house salads and walked over to pick up. We were super impressed. The house salad was huge and the husband and I could have split one easily.... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

Nicely decorated, traditional style rooms in the back. The seafood was excellent. Best Takoyaki I've had.

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Thank Marty M
Toronto
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80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2015

We have been here multiple times for dinner in small groups or as a couple. The sushi is consistently wonderful. The service is also consistently poor. During a last visit, a waiter in training was scolded in front of us while we were dining, we had to flag our server down or walk over to get him for things we... More 

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Thank AlanaAPN
Toronto, Canada
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2015

We were looking for somewhere to eat for an early dinner and decided to walk down Church street to see what there was. We stumbled upon this sushi place. From the outside it looks like a standard restaurant but once you walk inside the interior is very high class. Since we came for an earlier dinner the place was fairly... More 

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Thank Danic4
Toronto
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113 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2015

I have been many times in Japan, and I was happy to find the exact same dishes in Kirei. First, they have traditional Japanese sitting areas, which are great! you take your shoes off and enjoy a private atmosphere. The food itself was delicious: even the oyster shot (non alcoholic) was very tasty! We ordered many of the sushi items... More 

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Toronto
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290 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2014

Was here for a bit of a special dinner with a teenager who loves sushi. Kirei gives a great dinner experience, attractive decor, a varied menu, and a good kitchen that does some creative things with high-quality ingredients. I found the service was a bit random, as the staff seemed to share accountability (which rarely works well). But it was... More 

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Thank Mark16
Toronto, Canada
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97 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2014

There are so many good sushi restaurants in Toronto that there seems no particular reason to go to Kirei. The food, though reasonably priced (as is the wine) and quite generous in quantity (at least in the bento dishes we had), is neither very flavourful nor, on the day we were there, as fresh as it could be. Service is... More 

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South Porcupine, Ontario, Canada
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16 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

I have been to this place a handful of times as it is convenient to my house an the food has been consistently average, with fairly good ambiance. Today my visit was much worse. I asked to sit on the patio and if it would be possible to put up an umbrella (there were several that I could see were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
15:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81 Church St, Toronto, Ontario M5C 2G2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown

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

Staying in Downtown

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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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