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Jan 17, 2009 10:08 AM

Teppanyaki in Toronto

Can anyone recommend a place to experience Teppanyaki in the GTA?

Thank you :)

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  1. The first step is to totally avoid Memories of Japan.

    If you want cheap, Tako Sushi on Don Mills Rd. isn't bad. Not good, but not bad.

    If you want better, one of my favorites is Akasaka in Richmond Hill:

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    1. re: TexSquared

      I am completely seconding the advice to avoid Memories of Japan. My dh took me there for Valentines dinner because our first choice was totally booked. Should have stayed home.
      It was so underwhelming I actually came here today to see if I could find somewhere nice to go the next time we want teppanyaki.

    2. I have always enjoyed the show at Taste of Japan on Woodbine just north of Esna Park ( in Markham). Although I have to admit some of the chefs are more engaging then others. Doing things like flipping food in to peoples mouths, letting patrons crack the egg for the fried rice. In my experience the food is average, but the chefs make the meal fun.

      1. I am partial to Katsura at York Mills and Don Mills.
        While some of the long time chefs have moved on, there is still some of the old boys around that can do a wonderful job.
        They also have certified Wagyu on the menu.

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          900 York Mills Rd, Toronto, ON M3B3H2, CA

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          1. re: Poorboy

            I haven't been back since the Prince Hotel was sold and the old chefs were purged. Still good? I guess not all of them were let go?

            1. re: aser

              It used to be my favorite until they closed the Robata and moved the Sushibar downstairs. However the menu remains the same. I never liked the teppanyaki sauce though.

          2. I think the teppanyaki at Yamato in Yorkville is pretty good. I've been to Taste of Japan as well, but the presentation and food was better at Yamato.

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            1. re: sumashi

              I've only tried Yamato and was unimpressed. Flavours were generic and not exciting. Fun different experience, but not good value for what I paid.

              1. re: LTL

                I agree. Yamato was a bit of a letdown. I've also been to Benihana (multiple times) and Katsura (once), and I do have to say that by far Benihana was the best experience out of the 3. Katsura was also pretty decent, and if you are more uptown-ish, I would recommend it.

                I've been to Akasaka in Richmond Hill but not for teppanyaki. Should try it soon...

                1. re: exquisite

                  I guess I'm in the minority but I love Yamato. A must order is the upgrade to garlic fried rice for $3.