Kaito Sushi

1211 St Clair Ave W, Toronto ON M6E 1B5
$$$$ Japanese Recommended New Editor's Pick

Cancellation Policy: At this restaurant, a credit card is required to hold tables on this day. You will be charged the full price + tax per person for no-shows, cancellations and changes of the reserved day less than 48 hours prior to the reserved time. Similarly, any reduction in the number of parties less than 48 hours prior to the reserved time will be charged according to the number of persons for which the reduction applies.

Reservations

Booking Notes:

*Advance days for booking: 30 days, *Advance time for booking: 3 hours, *Time for dining: Around 1 hour

Business Info

  • Address: 1211 St Clair Ave W, Toronto ON M6E 1B5
  • Cross Street: Dufferin Street
  • Location: Dufferin County
  • Cuisine: Asian | Japanese | Sushi |
  • Cost: | Expensive
  • Category: Upscale Casual
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Required
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Public Lot | Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Cash | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: 25.00 |
  • Phone: 4167926796
  • Features: Full Bar, Tasting Menu, Personal Wines Allowed, Free Wi-Fi, Tea Service,
  • Occasion: Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
DINE-IN ON THE SUSHI BAR 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Wednesday
DINE-IN ON THE SUSHI BAR 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Thursday
DINE-IN ON THE SUSHI BAR 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Friday
DINE-IN ON THE SUSHI BAR 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Saturday
DINE-IN ON THE SUSHI BAR 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday
Closed
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.87 out of 5 stars based on 561 votes

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Feb 11, 2024
Kendra H.
Extraordinary experience. Enjoy!

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Jan 31, 2024
Emily F.
This was my first omakase experience, and what an experience it was! The chef was a master at his craft, our server was very sweet, the sushi was amazing, and the ambience was incredible. We will definitely be coming back here!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 30, 2024
Engebret L.
Really good omakase in a nice atmosphere. We loved it.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 13, 2023
Denis K.
Incredible! Nothing I would change at all, thank you for an amazing first experience at Kaito! We will definitely come back again!

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 09, 2023
Mark S.
Absolutely fantastic night. Wow. Best sushi I've ever had!

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 01, 2023
Sophie C.
Sushi was delicious and great value for the experience

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Nov 29, 2023
Katrina H.
First time at an omakase and it was a wonderful experience. Intimate setting with 8 guests in total. Highly recommend!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Nov 15, 2023
Jay D.
Excellent experience. High quality food presented beautifully. See you soon!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 15, 2023
Mike H.
Amazing.

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Nov 12, 2023
Chris R.
Incredible experience transforming you right into Japan. One of the best values you can get for the quality ! My only slight comment is that I’d love more traditional style Japanese music or ambiance. Didn’t want to hear radio personally as it hindered the immersive experiences Still a 10/10!!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 11, 2023
Matthew T.
I've eaten at most of the popular omakase places in the GTA with an offering below $250/person as well as many within the San Francisco Bay area. Different people like different things, but for an omakase option I'd want to do regularly, Kaito is pretty much perfect for me. At the more expensive places you tend to get a wider variety of courses (soups, egg creations, caviar dishes, fried lotus root, etc). I would still go to a more expensive place once or twice a year for that greater variety, but what I love the most is delicious melt-in-your-mouth nigiri and Kaito delivers that in spades for an incredibly reasonable price. It's a nice quiet little restaurant with simple but elegant decorations. The chef and staff are very friendly and create a laid back atmosphere focused on the meal. I've been twice now, once with 6 or so members of my extended family and once just with a single friend. I'd say it's more fun if you know everyone sitting at the bar like in the first case, but both were still excellent experiences. I thoroughly enjoyed every course, and like that you get the option to order more of what you like at the end. The smoked salmon nigiri is amazing, I haven't had anything like it anywhere else. The salmon is not cooked like you'd typically expect with smoked salmon, it's cold smoked under a glass dome. Thus it retains the texture and taste of salmon sushi but picks up a subtle smoke flavor like pecan wood BBQ. As someone who isn't a fan of typical smoked salmon (highly pungent and "fishy"), it is a revelation. It stands out to the point where I think I'd have to pick it as my favorite even over the chu-toro. If I was forced to think of SOMETHING to improve, all I can think of is: 1) Have more smoked salmon to order at the end (though I totally recognize that may not be practical) 2) Have an o-toro offering, even if it's just an optional add-on like the nice uni on offer. Thanks for a wonderful night, I'll be coming back with more frie

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 10, 2023
Anton S.
Had a great experience, Chef Kaito as well as other crew members were amazing!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 26, 2023
Ivan H.
Great omakase experience, very tasty and great service, thank you!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 25, 2023
Joanne C.
We've been visiting Kaito since 2019! The food is always amazing and the value is great! Highly recommended!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 07, 2023
Kenneth Q.
What an amazing evening. Food, service was fantastic, and the company was wonderful! Great value. Will definitely be back and recommend to friends.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 18, 2023
Celina F.
Kaito never disappoints! We love this omakase!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 09, 2023
Jessica P.
Great food, amazing service, and a super friendly vibe! Was a perfect night. Will be back for sure!!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 08, 2023
Emerald B.
The value is more like an 11!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 11, 2023
Tania C.
great fish, great chef!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 20, 2023
Catherine L.
We were very happy to find this gem within walking distance of our home and will be back again.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 15, 2023
Edward W.
Chef/staff were very friendly. Everything was fresh and delicious and all at a reasonable price!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 05, 2023
Christopher G.
Perfect food and service, always a great evening at Kaito

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Dec 08, 2022
Andrea B.
I brought my dad here for his birthday. We both really enjoyed the experience - the chef was great and the food was delicious. It wasn't *a lot* of food, but we left feeling satiated. My only suggestion would be to improve the ambiance with better lighting and to play better music - the mainstream Christmas music just didn't fit with the experience, perhaps traditional Japanese music would have been more appropriate. I would definitely recommend coming here to try omakase for a reasonable price (my bill came to just over $200 with tip one tea and one soda).

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 23, 2022
Sue S.
Great experience overall. From Interacting with the talented chef, to the soft jazz in a the background, to the very fresh fish! Definitely worth the drive!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 11, 2022
Jeffrey C.
The best value Omakase

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Oct 06, 2022
Melanie D.
We really enjoyed the experience from the reasonable prices, to the pleasant conversation!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 02, 2022
Jiwon P.
One of the best Sushi Omakasse in Toronto!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 26, 2022
Joanne C.
One of the best kept secret in Toronto!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 03, 2022
Sojung H.
Everything was good as always

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May 09, 2022
Nicole B.
It was excellent!!

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 16, 2022
Justin Z.
Amazing experience and great food will be back for sure!

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 21, 2022
Sang Back L.
It was great

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Sep 16, 2021
Su-Ying L.
Omakase at Kaito was a lovely intimate experience. I felt safe according to COVID protocols. The food was made and delivered to us with care. Delicious and complex. I'm looking forward to going again.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
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Sep 11, 2021
Inhae L.
Because it is omakase service, I would train the server to be more proactive rather than reactive so chef can only interact with customers during the omakase time

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 12, 2021
Jinwoo K.
Entire experience was so great!!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 14, 2020
Marc S.
Overall an excellent experience. The chef churned out a very impressive experience. 100% going back. We liked it more than Yasu.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 31, 2020
Marcus D.
Loved it. Sat at sushi bar and had a remarkable a d delicious omakase menu. A must try.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 31, 2020
Gustavo A.
This was a steal. They should charge double. The food was as good or better as other "fancier" places and a fraction of the cost. We stayed behind after our seating session and got another round.

Overall: 9/10
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Dec 20, 2023
Linda G.
Honestly had such a great time I think the price was also reasonable considering what it is definitely recommend

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 6/10
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Dec 14, 2023
Loretta H.
Thank you for everything. This is my second time here and I will keep coming back. Good food and great service! The decor lack a little something that’s about it. But hey overall great value and food experience.

Overall: 9/10
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Jan 13, 2023
Meredith M.
Fabulous sushi! We loved it!!

Overall: 9/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 30, 2021
Jessica I.
The chef was very nice and courteous. It was little sweet for me for some reason. I think I am spoiled as I had omakase in Japan. Overall, it was a really good experience for all of us. I really loved the plug-in pot (hot sake, not sure what it's called) version! Soooo fancy. I really liked ponzu soy sauce with scallions. I would defintely go back when the covid numbers are lower

Overall: 9/10
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Oct 03, 2021
Angel A.
If the menu can add dessert(tamago, cake or ice cream) it would be perfect. I would love to eat uni sushi~~ Also, I expected dining time to be a bit longer, felt a little rushed even tho we were late 20 mins. The fish was fresh and it went really well with the rice. The sushi omakase price was reasonable compared to a lot of omakases out there. Will definitely go back! Chef can try to interact with customers more!

Overall: 8/10
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Value: 7/10
Sep 01, 2023
Donna S.
The sushi tasted pretty good. However, we felt the chef could be more innovative to come up with different ways to season the difference pieces of sushi rather than just soy sauce. This makes all the different courses of sushi to taste almost the same. The sauce was also a bit too salty, which masked up the flavours of the fish.

Overall: 8/10
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Value: 9/10
Jan 16, 2023
Sequoia M.
Overall, the experience was good, though I would counsel eaters to stick with the prix fixe menu and avoid add-ons. The sushi itself was amazing and it was a unique experience. The sushi was fantastic, with one exception: the Uni (sea urchin) was served improperly, which ruined it. To wit: it was served straight out of the icebox at almost freezing temperature, so it tasted like I was eating an ice cube. At $18 a piece I would expect it to be served properly. I remarked on the extreme coldness of the fish to the chef and how it made it hard to taste, he told me that the uni spoils quickly which is why it's stored so cold. I didn't wish to press the issue with a guest present, but it would have been appropriate for the chef to correct his mistake and offer a second portion after letting it warm enough to taste, or to remove that item from our bill. The ambiance left something to be desired, it's my opinion that the restaurant could stand to invest a bit in interior decoration as well as cleaning and maintenance. The washrooms needed a once over, and there was a fire alarm with a low battery which chirped every thirty seconds throughout the entire meal. I informed bot the hostess & the chef multiple times about the chirping fire alarm, and they thanked me kindly for informing them, but did not seem to understand that I was asking them to go fix it. In short, they're very good at making sushi here (with one exception), little attention is payed to aught else. I'd go again, but this time I'll avoid the add-ons and come prepared with some AAA batteries so I can dine in peace.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Nov 13, 2021
Winnie m.
Food was flavourful although there was sand in my scallop sushi...I thought there was 12 pieces of sushi but I can only counted 11 including the appetizer (My count can be wrong though). $18 for a small piece of uni sushi is also a bit too pricy.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 21, 2020
Tyler L.
chef has nice techniques and the way the food is prepared is very innovating, but the affordable price also means some of the fish are not the highest grades. also since we are the only two dinning at the time, the close proximity to the chef felt a little bit rushed. however, great bang for your buck if you have never had omakasi before