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izakaya ?

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Anyone been to a decent Japanese tapas type place in Toronto? I love some of the ones in Vancouver - Like Happa Izakaya... but haven't found anything in TO that compares.

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  1. Sadly, I haven't found anything like guu or the other Vancovuer izakaya spots in Toronto - but I too would love to know if I've missed something. Tempo has rebranded itself as an izakaya restaurant - menu looks interesting but I haven't tried it yet.

    1. There is a restaurant called Izakaya on Front Street, near the St. Lawrence Market. I have looked at their menu and it looks great. Lots of small and sharing dishes, noodles too.

      I haven't tried it yet but I will soon.

      1. Izakaya on Front Street is more about their ramen noodles than tapas. I, too, am looking for a great Japanese tapas place similar to the ones in Vancouver (Guu, Happa, Shiru Bay, etc.). I've asked around and still haven't found one, sadly.

        1. What about Ematei on St. Patrick St.?

          1. say no to izakaya the actual restaurant.

            there isn't a true izakaya so to speak in Toronto. Ematei has a wide selection of items, but the pricing is a bit more upscale than your typical izakaya. Tokyo Kitchen on Charles near Yonge & Bloor is nice enough.

            what we really need is a yakitori joint.