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“Stunning food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Blowfish Japanese Restaurant & Sake Bar

Blowfish Japanese Restaurant & Sake Bar
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Ranked #597 of 8,363 Restaurants in Toronto
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: Queen Street and West Queen West
Cross street: Bathhurst St.
Transit: Public Transit Stops: 504 King Street Car stopping at Bathurst, 511 Bathurst Street Car stopping at King Street West
Toronto, Canada
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208 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Stunning food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2012

Quitevsimply, he food here is amazing. Start with any one of their saketinis (not as strong as vodka martinis - I suggest the ginger grapefruit one for a sour/spicy kickstart) and move on to the sushi appetizers. Just about any roll will be a winner - combining flavours and textures in unique ways. Don't expect typical sushi bar sushi here. Perfect for sharing food with friends - order lots of variety to try everything. The mains are solid, but not quite as standoutsh as the sushi, but still well worth it. Helpful wait staff will produce great recommendations if you don't know where to begin. Cool atmosphere. My only complaint is after about 9pm, a DJ comes in and the atmosphere turns into a bit of an after-hours club. Too noisy to chat over dinner - so unless this appeals to you, go for the early seating.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Toronto
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271 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“Fun Place for a Date”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2012

It's a great place for a date to hang with the beautiful people.  

I've never taken my wife.  ;-)

Seriously, I have a friend who loves this place, so we head there when we go out.  It's a great place to have a few drinks, as it's loud and fun.

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Thank StephenM465
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Waterloo, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Interesting Experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2012

At first they seemed hesitant to accommodate two additional people to our party, but after we rearranged the seating ourselves, they managed to find two extra chairs.

The food quality was fantastic, they have a large menu with lots of unique flavour combinations. It was a bit pricey, but worth it for a special occasion.

There are several vegetarian options, and they also have Wagyu beef (amazing), however most of the menu is traditional fish sushi and tempura.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Heather S
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Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Fresh, tasty sushi, but high $$$, and ambience awkward”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

The new location on Bay in the Bay/Adelaide Complex is hidden in the corner of the ground floor of the main tower in the complex, in a renovated portion of the original building. the design is striking and Starwar-ish - not sure if you're in a spaceship or a hotel lobby. Food is good, and service is fast and friendly. The prices are a bit on the high side for what it is.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Eric B
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Toronto, Canada
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Sushi Fusion-i”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2012

For those that enjoy the food of Ki, located a couple of blocks south of Blowfish, but don't like the crowd or environment, a reservation at Blowfish may be the fix. Delicious.

Visited February 2012
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