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Ki Modern Japanese + Bar

#73 of 6,769 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
11:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 16:00 - 00:00
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Sao Paulo, SP
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

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Milton, Ontario, Canada
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I decided to have dinner last weekend at Ki and the experience was top notch. We made a reservation for dinner and I was surprised that the restaurant was not very busy for a Saturday evening. We were greeted at the front door by a warm smile and promptly taken to our seats. Our Server was friendly... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having spent more time in Japan than North America over the past 20 years, I am always a little skeptical of something call "modern Japanese. Ki delivers delicious quality across the menu. I was with a group of eight people and we did a broad sampling of the menu. I enjoyed it all. They even have a pretty good sake... More 

Thank lithiumsan
New York City, New York, USA
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337 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Modern = Fusion at this Japanese restaurant. Sushi and Sashimi are available, but the focus is more on small plates of both cooked and raw items. The "Modern" dishes are good, but if you wanted more traditional dishes, Ki would disappoint. Professional but aloof and distracted service. Pricey and better served for an expense account.

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Fredericton, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing!!! Food, service, everything about this place is awesome! Waiter was very helpful and knowledgeable about the menu. We wanted to be adventurous, and it was well worth it! The tempura butterfish was to die for!

Thank amckenna05
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

There are lots of good Japanese restaurants in Toronto but I love my experience each time I go to Ki. The atmosphere is calm and discrete, the service is impeccable, and the food is delicious. Amid the hustle and bustle of Bay street, ducking in here for lunch is an excellent way to wind down. The waiters know the food... More 

Thank Chocolatesouris
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Superb service , unique and well executed cocktail list- food well presented and excellent . Ordered a sake flight and waiter gave us a 5 min lesson on sushi. Accommodated gluten free need seamlessly

Thank karad123
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

This awesome sushi place in Toronto by the Financial District was recommended by a friend. She said if I was ever craving fresh and awesome sushi I check out this place out! So we decided to have a night out on a Friday evening in November 2016, right before visiting the AGO's Monet and Van Gogh Landscapes exhibition. It really... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

We are at Ki after a late concert with our two teenage daughters. The service and food were superb, you definitely won't be disappointed, extremely fresh and while presented. Staff was very helpful and prompt. We will be back Ki!-

Thank Matthew P
Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

If you are looking for fresh uni, please search no further. The sushi is fresh and the tempura is light and crispy. A nice place for large groups.

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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$ 39 - US$ 61
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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Downtown West
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