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51 Winchester St, Toronto, ON M4X 1A8
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Opening soon 11:30 am - 3:00 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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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 7, 2019

Wonderful staff and excellent food!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 3, 2019

It was perfect :)

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

June 2, 2019

Excellent service and food. Love your place, Kingyo!

Ambiance: 5/5

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 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

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

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

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This Cabbagetown spot reflects a traditionally minded izakaya inspired by classic Japanese cuisine. Featuring a variety of fresh fish, meat, and vegetables, each dish is built of a few simple items that accumulate into exquisite flavours. Diced beef tenderloin served with grated daikon, shisho leaf, and Japanese steak sauce is a superb dish that balances light and heavy on the palette. With its dark wood and bamboo, Kingyo replicates the comfort and luxury of eating in Japan’s urban centres.

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