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Nami or Ki --- which is best for a romantic, quiet, great ambiance evening?

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wilsoncanadian May 21, 2010 10:45 AM

After doing a lot of research, it seems that the two options that would fit more closely what I am looking for are Nami or Ki.

I'm looking for a sushi place that has a great ambiance including decor, quiet place, romantic, etc. -- a memorable experience.

I have been to both Nami and Ki, but would like to know people's opinions.

Which of the two do you think is the best for a romantic date, if the main purpose was conversation and not food?

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Nami
55 Adelaide St E, Toronto, ON M5C1K6, CA

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    MeMeMe RE: wilsoncanadian May 21, 2010 11:14 AM

    I would say Nami. While I love Ki, I find it rather cavernous.

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      JennaBean RE: wilsoncanadian May 21, 2010 11:33 AM

      Nami. Ki is a total bay street meat market!

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      Nami
      55 Adelaide St E, Toronto, ON M5C1K6, CA

      1. CocoaChanel RE: wilsoncanadian May 21, 2010 02:11 PM

        Ki is not quiet or romantic. It is a scene for the Bay St crowd.

        Nami is far quieter

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        Nami
        55 Adelaide St E, Toronto, ON M5C1K6, CA

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          Googs RE: CocoaChanel May 22, 2010 09:08 AM

          Ki can be both quiet and romantic with the right seating. That would be one of the banquettes that runs along the west wall towards the north end of the room. That situates you away from the majority with a lovely little river of water to one side. While you can still view the room, you're given the illusion of seclusion. Candlelight and the right server and BOOM, there's romance.

          These two pretty much run neck-and-neck in my opinion. Pick the one that's either closest to where you're coming from or, if a priority, on it's drinks list.

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            downtownfoodie RE: Googs May 22, 2010 04:42 PM

            As long as it's not a weds/thurs you might be okay at Ki. The food isn't bad, but it's certainly better value at Nami. Plus if you get one of the curtained off booths you're guaranteed privacy/intimacy

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            Nami
            55 Adelaide St E, Toronto, ON M5C1K6, CA

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              wilsoncanadian RE: downtownfoodie May 22, 2010 06:10 PM

              They are both closed on Monday!!

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                jlunar RE: wilsoncanadian May 22, 2010 06:49 PM

                Yuzu is usually open on Monday, though you should call and check since it's long weekend. I don't think it's what I'd call romantic, but it's nice. And quiet. Fish is good. I'd avoid getting rice dishes. I found the rice to be not-so-great the first time I went (subsequent visit involved little to no rice).

                I had their omakase recently and thought it good. Not crazy awsesome, mind. But a solid meal. I took a bunch of photos and some room shots should be in the gallery at the end if you want an idea on atmosphere.

                http://bit.ly/8YbrQi

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                Yuzu
                236 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5H1W7, CA

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