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51 Winchester St, Toronto, ON M4X 1A8
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Open now 11:30 am - 3:00 pm5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Rates:

  • $11 To $25,

Opening Hours *Holiday hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Restaurant type

  • Japanese,

Cuisine type

  • Japanese,

Dishes

  • Lunch,
  • Dinner,
  • Drinks,

Features

  • Family Dining,
  • Full Dinner Menu,
  • Group Functions,
  • Online Ordering,
  • Fully Licenced,

Atmosphere

  • Casual,

Products and Services

  • Events,

Languages Spoken

  • English,

Ratings & Reviews - Kingyo Izakaya

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April 15, 2019

Great food. Attentive and friendly service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 10, 2019

They rushed us to eat and drink, and they took our plate even we are still eating the food and at the same time a small amount of food still on the plate. The food was okay, but the service and attitude toward customer were the worst. I will never visit this place in the future.

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 1/5

March 31, 2019

This restaurant is so authentic. Went there for lunch on March 30, 2019 with my Japanese friend and she loves it. We enjoyed everything that Kingyo has to offer, quality of food was amazing, service was fantastic and we love this restaurant so much. We ordered Uni Sea Urchin Shooter, Deep Fried Chicken Karaage and 2 sets of KINGYO MAKUNOUCHI DELUXE BENTO BOX. There are Nine Different dishes in a Kingyo Original Bento Box. Each dish has it own unique flavour and they were very tasty. I strongly recommend everyone to try this Makunouchi. We already plan to come back and try a different dishes, and I would want take my family there. I’m sure my family would enjoy as much as I did. There was one minor thing that we weren’t quite sure about the music they played. We heard some random music, at first it played Japanese songs that suited the restaurant atmosphere perfectly, then later we heard it played Spanish songs and toward the end of our lunch we heard it played country music. Hope the this Japanese restaurant would played the more Japanese songs. That’s will be perfect. Definitely come back for sure.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 29, 2019

PERFECT PLACE TO CELEBRATE A BIRTHDAY - excellent service, food, atmosphere and vibe - they made my husband's 30th birthday so special.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 29, 2019

Thank you for the wonderful date night.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 23, 2019

Kingyo never disappoints and frequently amazes. Highly inventive and risk-taking menu with a sense of discovery that keeps us coming back to try something different each time. It's super comfy, feels weirdly and genuinely Japanese, and the service is terrific. This coming from someone who knows their izakaya from their okonomi.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

March 14, 2019

cool

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 11, 2019

The mackerel was unbelievable, and our first taste of sea urchin won't be our last! The rest of the meal (duck, red shrimp, salmon, scallops) was superlative.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

March 10, 2019

Good authentic Japanese food. Recommended by many Japanese living in Toronto.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 2, 2019

great restaurant!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 18, 2019

Great food and a good experience!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 18, 2019

Best Izakaya in Toronto. Thank you!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 19, 2019

Such a fun atmosphere. Very attentive servers. Food is delicious.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 2, 2019

As usual it was stellar and great way for a group to meet, eat, and share.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 22, 2019

Excellent experience, we loved it. The food was incredible, the service amazing. Great spot for our sons birthday dinner.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 21, 2019

We dined in with a reservation on our anniversary and we had an amazingly perfect experience here. All the food we ordered came out very fast and as we finished the food one by one , the other food came out at a perfect time.Our servers frequently came to us and checked if everything was good and filled our water, took away the dishes and gave us new napkins before asking. What surprised us the most was at the end , we got an anniversary dessert with a sparkler. I would definitely recommend this restaurant! Excellent food and excellent service ! We’ll be back !!! Thank you !!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 13, 2019

The stone hot sizzling moshi mushrooms were terrible, the middle of the pot was still cold (refrigerated cold), clearly fried previously and reheated in the stone.... super disappointing to be honest and I’ve been to this restaurant once a year for the last 4 years... the food was the most disappointing this last time...... after this time I would not come back. That fresh ginger highball though was fantastic but I’m not coming back for just one drink....

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 2/5

January 7, 2019

Wonderful meal.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 7, 2019

The food and presentation was great however their “fresh” fish was not that fresh. I had much better sashimi at other restaurants. However their Waygu cheeseburger is to die for.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 5/5

December 31, 2018

Incredible. We always have incredible service at Kingyo and the food is always incredible. The staff are all incredibly friendly, even if they aren’t your server they’re incredible. We will be back for sure.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 30, 2018

The service and kitchen timing were disappointing. They brought our appetizers after our main dishes and essentially all of the food was brought at the same time. There was no room on the table for all the food but they didn't care. The food should be staggered in arrival. Our 11 year old was given small kid's cutlery and plastic cup.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 2/5

December 30, 2018

Service was wonderful and food was delicious, so fresh! We asked for a side table and got a corner booth, perfect! We were celebrating a bday plus the holidays and they gave us a complimentary dessert with candle and sparkle candle, a very nice touch! We had a wonderful time, thank you Kingyo!!! Best of the New Year to you!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 25, 2018

Quite noisy, but was decent

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

December 23, 2018

We like the bento box and the wagyu very much!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 23, 2018

Sake Bombtastic

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 21, 2018

Our server began our meal by spilling all 3 of our drinks in the area beside us. The splatter of some of the drinks got on our chair, table, jackets and shoes. She also knocked over one of our drinks during the dinner and didn't offer to bring a new one. Then another server brought us the bill when we haven't asked or even bother asking us first if we wanted it.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 1/5

December 18, 2018

I thank the servers for not being bothered with my date and I fighting for paying the bill, and letting us chill and sit and talk for 1-2hours after we paid. It was a wonderful, chill experience and I would definitely come back.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

December 16, 2018

Quick service, great food and great price. Literally no complaints aside from all the dishes occupied way too much space xD

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

December 15, 2018

Wonderful experience! Great food.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 3, 2018

Amazing meal; we’re so happy we found Kingyo - and just a 5-minute walk from home. The deluxe bento box was spectacular

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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