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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,
Location
51 Winchester St, Toronto, ON M4X 1A8
Useful Information

Opening Hours *Holiday hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Rates:

  • $11 To $25,

Methods of Payment:

Ratings & Reviews - Kingyo Izakaya

How would you rate this business?
July 21, 2019

Everything was just ok. The air conditioning wasn’t working properly and it was an extremely hot day. Someone did come to apologize. We felt rushed through our meal - we had the pre fixe menu. The different dishes arrived quickly one after the other and even before we were finished each dish, the wait staff kept asking if we were finished when it should have been obvious that we were not. The waiter did try to explain the various items but she spoke so fast we had to keep asking her to repeat each time. I visited Kingyo in Vancouver and was impressed with the food and the service so we thought we would try the one in Toronto. I was disappointed.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 3/5

July 7, 2019

Too hot....was the air conditioning broken?

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 8, 2019

We live in the neighbourhood, so it’s wonderful to have such a convenient & enjoyable restaurant serving distinctive & high-quality dishes 👍🏻👍🏻.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 4, 2019

We had an excellent meal and attentive service. Some fish portions were quite small but we filled up on rice and noodles. Four of us shared two flights of chilled sake and staff thoughtfully divided it for us so we weren’t drinking from the same glasses. Will definitely be back - the restaurant is a bit dark (but with some fun decor elements) - would be especially cozy in fall and winter.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

July 3, 2019

A family favourite. Fun staff, great service, amazing food. The gyoza are perfection. The specials are always a win.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 1, 2019

Taste awesome but a small portion most of the dishes. You might feel too expensive... Floor staffs and servers are very kind. But they were coming to us and ask clear the table too many times. (like every 5 mins..) We felt pressure... I wish I could enjoy more our dinner time.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 3/5

June 30, 2019

We have now been here a few times, and, so far, very impressed of their service and their food.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 24, 2019

Excellent all around as always!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 23, 2019

Restaurant was very nicely decorated and had a great ambience. More spacing between guest tables would have been nicer though. It felt a little crowded. Service was fantastic. Everyone was extremely friendly and food was served in a timely fashion. Food was hot, fresh, and had great flavour. Definitely better than your average restaurant!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

June 20, 2019

Great food and amazing service. Love to go back there again.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 18, 2019

Service was very good

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 18, 2019

The service and food was exceptional. Definitely my favorite izakaya

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 7, 2019

Wonderful staff and excellent food!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 7, 2019

By far, my favourite restaurant in the city. Consistently good food, excellent service, and cool atmosphere. Go and go often.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 3, 2019

It was perfect :)

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 2, 2019

Excellent service and food. Love your place, Kingyo!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 1, 2019

Only issue with atmosphere was it was super noisy but many other restaurants are as well. Been here many, many times and always live the food and delicious cocktails! Great prices!

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 21, 2019

Very authentic. Nice selection of less common dishes from Kansai.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

May 21, 2019

Excellent service and food. MY husband and I love this restaurant.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 16, 2019

We were extremely pleased with service first and foremost. We had finished our dinner, and left the restaurant. We had left something within one of the napkins, and went back for it. The waiter and waitress’ went out of their way to retrieve the item, meaning went through the garbage cans. 5 stars for service indefinitely. Food was very fresh and delicious as well, one of our favourite japanese restaurants in the city.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 15, 2019

one of the best year after year

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 13, 2019

We had a lovely time. The service was fantastic, as was the food!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 12, 2019

It's been a year or so since we were at Kingyo. The food is still exceptional and the service still efficient and friendly. Well done and keep it up!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 13, 2019

My Japanese clients really enjoyed the place. They liked the North American take on some of the traditional dishes. Reasonably priced based on the high quality of the meals.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 12, 2019

great service, friendly and attentive. fresh and creative food. great japanese izakaya gastropub ambience.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

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

Thank you for the wonderful date night.

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

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