Busloads of japanese tourists come here. Food is excellent, decor is spacious yet you feel like you have privacy in the open space. Slightly pricey, but worth the visit.
One of Toronto's most authentic sushi and izakaya spots, this place attracts regulars looking for fine fare who don't mind the drab decor. Don't miss the hot pots, grilled fish, tantalizing tempura, and hand-rolls. The best values are the three-course menus. Service is no-nonsense.
Went here while on business in Toronto. Found it on Tripadvisor based on proximity to my hotel. Sat at the Sushi bar on a very slow Tuesday night. Tried miso soup, salad, tempura, potstickers, spicy tuna roll and shrimp tempura roll - all were excellent. Very reasonable prices. I got the vibe that this was a place mostly locals went.... more
We decided to come to Ematei, when it turned out that our favourite sushi place is closed on Sunday AND we read so many great reviews about this one.
For three of us, we ordered shiitake tempura, Matsu and Take sushi dinners as well as Age Hama roll and California hand roll.
Well, I cannot say it was bad, it... more
I live near Ematei and go there frequently. Once you get to know the place it's like a Cheers bar - the regular customers (families too!) come from all over Toronto. Ematei is just north of Queen Street on St. Patrick, two small blocks from the subway (in case you have too much Sake!). To me, Ematei is the original... more
This Japanese bistro is loved by Japanese tourists for its authenticity. The sushi is the freshest around, and appetizers are perfect. In the bar or one of the tatami rooms, a hot pot can be ordered and shared among friends.