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Mar 8, 2008 05:57 AM

Good Japanese restaurant Sunday lunch

I want to take my friend out for Japanese food, but she can make it only on Sunday afternoon. Any suggestions for places that are open for Sunday lunch, preferably in the downtown area? The quality should be on par with Japango, Takesushi, etc. Thanks.

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  1. Hopefully someone will make a suggestion here. Unfortunately, my own similar quests (open on Sunday) have been fruitless in the downtown area.

    In Scarborough, le Cafe Michi is open on Sundays including Lunch and I think it is one of the best in Toronto. Search this site for reviews if interested.

    1. I heard good things about fresh soba available at Hiro Sushi on Sundays... might be worth a try.

      171 King St E, Toronto, ON M5A1J4, CA

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      1. re: JonasBrand

        It is good -- in fact, it's fantastic and very high quality. The oboro tofu soba is completely dreamy -- they make their own fresh tofu and top their hand-made soba with it. The okonomi soba -- the "tasting" of three kinds (with four choices for the first two) is also a good choice so you can taste the soba with different toppings like ikura, snow crab, oroshi (grated daikon), and yamaimo (mountain yam).

        There isn't anything on the menu but soba -- no tempura, sushi, sashimi, teriyaki, etc., but it is probably some of the best least known Japanese food in all of Toronto.

        1. re: lsk

          Good to know...could you comment on price range. Thx.

          1. re: T Long

            Sure, I think the seiro/mori or zaru soba is $13, but I'm not completely sure. The okonomi soba is $20. There's other options like hot soba as well. I had the "upgraded 1.5 portion" size for which you get charged 1.3x the original price (you can do this for any of the items), which made it $26.

            An appetizer of fried soba, tea, and a small dessert (we received little apple sponge cakes) are included in the price.

            Reservations are definitely recommended. My friend walked in without a reservation during the summer only to find that they had run out of soba by 1 PM.