Last summer I finally visited the famous Jabistro situated in the trendy entertainment district of downtown Toronto. This Japanese restaurant boasts a sleek and chic interior, serving authentic Japanese cuisine with a modern twist. They pride themselves in being a cozy “hideaway” for Toronto’s sophisticated crowd.

We shared several dishes between 4 people:


Miso soup – $5

As usual, I had to ask my fellow friends on Yelp for the best dishes to order and one of the first ones mentioned was the miso soup. Now this was not your ordinary tofu-and-seaweed Japanese soup. This was a lobster broth miso soup with a large lobster claw inside. It tasted nice and warm – perfect for a breezy summer night!


Lobster platter – $80

The next dish we ordered was the lobster platter. Although this plate of sashimi will cost your wallet $80, it was well worth it with a great selection of seafood!


JaBistroll – $22

Another popular item that Yelpers rave about is the JaBistroll. This roll is part of their sushi aburi which means that the sushi is blowtorched. Each piece had a nice crispy texture on top with a hint of smoky flavoring, filled with salmon, snow crab, uni, cucumber and tobiko.


Aburicious – $20

The next sushi aburi roll that we ordered was the Aburicious. This blowtorched sushi roll had 2 ebi, 2 saba, 2 salmon, and 2 JaBitroll. The ebi and saba ones were by far my favorite! The smokiness perfectly infused with the seafood.

JaBistro is definitely in the higher-end of pricing but you can really taste the quality of their ingredients and seafood. This place is perfect for a romantic date night or a business dinner!

Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 9/10
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