Real talk: you can find a sushi restaurant on almost every block in Toronto. Sushi is so ubiquitous in our city that it’s become a staple comfort food and go-to for almost any occasion.
Luckily for us, we have some amazing spots in this city that are serving up some of the best sushi, and luckily for you, we’ve narrowed down this list to the top 5 best sushi restaurants in Toronto.
Rolltation is one of Toronto’s original sushi burrito joints. What’s a sushi burrito, you might ask? It’s pretty much a giant maki, filled with your choice of protein (think miso salmon, wasabi tuna, kimchi beef, fruity tofu… *drool* 🤤), sushi rice and an assortment of colourful veggies and fruit, wrapped up into a delicious, burrito-shaped roll. It’s assembled just like a sushi roll, with fillings in the middle, followed by a layer of rice, then wrapped tightly with sheets of nori (aka seaweed).
Try the Teri Shrimp Sushi Burrito – shrimp, kani salad, carrot, edamame, cabbage, cucumber, sweet corn, tempura bits and teriyaki mayo, wrapped in white sushi rice and seaweed. The Fruity Tofu Sushi Burrito is perfect for the vegetarian or flexitarian – tofu, green lettuce, red pepper, carrot, sweet corn, purple potato, diced mango, avocado, sesame seeds and Korean citrus. And while we love the sushi burritos, you have to try one of their poke bowls too. We can’t stop ordering the Wasabi Tuna Poke – tuna, green lettuce, red peppers, avocado, seaweed salad, tamago and a lotus chip on a bed of white sushi rice.
Kibo means “hope” in Japanese and we kibo you’ve tried this sushi spot, because it’s one of the best in Toronto. The sushi is fresh AF – they use local ingredients and prepare them with ~love~. All the a la carte items are available as sushi (2 pieces), a hand roll (1 piece), sashimi (3 pieces) or a roll (6 pieces). We’d order anything off the menu and be SOY happy about it, but we’ll maki this easy for you.
You’ll wanna roll with the Kamikaze, a deep-fried spicy tuna and avocado roll with spicy sauce. It’s crunchy, spicy, creamy and we literally crave it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And brunch. What’s a sushi meal without an appetizer to share (or not)? We love the Steamed Chicken Gyoza – juicy, light, with a tangy dipping sauce, this is a must-have from Kibo. For those looking for something a little more decadent, go for the Lobster Tail Roll, filled with succulent lobster tempura, avocado, cucumber, crab meat and Japanese mayo. Do we need to say more?
You don’t have to spend big bucks to get ~*fAnCy*~ sushi, which is why we order in from Yuzu No Hana when we’re really feeling ourselves. Without a doubt one of the best sushi restaurants in Toronto – we always say Yuzu YES Hana. Duh.
Start your meal with the light and savory Agedashi Tofu – a unique appetizer that’s crisp on the outside, and soft and creamy on the inside. Follow it with some fresh sushi – we love the Scallop and Uni. If you haven’t tried uni, it’s light, sweet and somewhat briny – the perfect combination. If you’re craving a roll, the Spider Roll is delicate and crispy, stuffed with deep-fried soft shell crab and avocado.
Calling all west-end maki lovers! Neighbourhood favourite, Osaka Sushi Japanese Restaurant is turning out some of the best sushi in the city, so we’re making sure you know who they are. This spot has an amazing, extensive menu of specialty rolls that make miso we so happy.
You’re gonna L I V E for the Double Dynamite Roll – shrimp and asparagus tempura, kani, cucumber with more shrimp on top, covered with butter sauce. If your mouth isn’t watering yet, yadd the Ninja Roll to your cart. They take everyone’s favourite California roll, then top it with tuna and salmon. Not to overwhelm you, but your meal isn’t complete without the Chicken Teriyaki Roll – chicken and asparagus tempura, avocado, cucumber with teriyaki sauce. 🎤 Mic drop.
For the uptown peeps, Kizoku Sushi is churning out the classics, plus some plays on your favourites too. It’s reliable for its affordable, fresh and fun sushi rolls. The rice-to-ingredient ratio is 👌 and the presentation is ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐. Perfect for your next streaming service-and-relax night in with your wasa-BAE (#notsponsored).
Everything is delish here, but we recommend going for the signature rolls, like the Rainbow Roll, which rolls up avocado, cucumber, tobiko and crabmeat salad and assorted raw fish; the Crab Love Roll – spicy crab, cucumber and crabmeat, topped with avocado; and the Alaska Roll, with salmon, avocado, cucumber and lettuce.
Toronto has so many amazing sushi restaurants all over the city, but with a little guidance and local knowledge, you’ll def find your fave spots. Better yet, order in with us and avoid leaving the couch! 😀
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