Delectable sushi, seasonal kaiseki sets, ramen and so much more. If you’re a fan of Japanese food then your mouth is already watering. The Michelin Guide has put together a list of the best of the best when it comes to Japanese restaurants in Toronto so let’s dive in.

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Kaiseki Yu-zen Hashimoto

This Japanese restaurant in the city is led by Chef Masaki Hashimoto who has created a traditional kaiseki eight-course menu that showcases the seasons while celebrating Japanese ingredients.

Where: Kaiseki Yu-zen Hashimoto, 6 Sakura Way

Aburi Hana


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Step inside Aburi Hana to try a modern take on the history-steeped Kyō-Kaiseki menu. This restaurant is led by Chef Ryusuke Nakagawa and its cooking is described by The Michelin Guide as “personal and intricate, weaving multiple techniques and colours into every dish.”

Where: Aburi Hana, 102 Yorkville Ave

Sushi Masaki Saito

You’re not only in for delicious food at Sushi Masaki Saito, you’re in for some breathtaking views.

This restaurant’s foyer features a marble staircase, a 200-year-old hinoki counter and traditional Japanese panelling and woodwork.

Food wise, The Michelin Guide says “Only here will you find shirako boldly skewered and grilled over binchotan, and only here will you eat melting slabs of chutoro buried under a blizzard of white truffles. ”

Where: Sushi Masaki Saito, 88 Avenue Rd


Yukashi’s Chef Daisuke Izutsu has cooked for royals and dignitaries. If you’re lucky you may be among them as this spot takes 15 guests at a time.

Firmly rooted in seasonality, this “kaiseki-style menu is highly original and personal.”

Where: Yukashi, 643 Mount Pleasant Rd

Musoshin Ramen

Take your ramen game to the next level at Musoshin Ramen.

Enjoy house-made noodles and a twist on typical tonkotsu ramen with a pork base as the style here is a vegetable base that is both lighter and leaner and yet equally savoury.

Where: Musoshin Ramen, 9 Boustead Ave


According to The Michelin Guide Shoushin is a hit for its seasonal sushi omakase.

“From lean bluefin tuna with mountain yam and tart kohada to excellent baby seabream with lime.”

Wow. I’m sold! Which of these Japanese restaurants in Toronto recommended by The Michelin Guide are you going to try first?