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Koyoi

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2 Irwin Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
+1 647-351-5128
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17:00 - 00:00
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Sun 17:00 - 00:00
Tue - Wed 17:00 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 02:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a quite place this is not the place. But they do have good snacks with cocktails or wine beer you can choose from. Spent around 120 for a group of four for 4 rounds of alcohol plus food.

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Thank Lin G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

This is one of my favorite places in Toronto. Wonderful Japanese food that goes well with Sake/beer, great music (Japanese songs from the 90's, such as theme songs from Slam Dunk and Eva). The atmosphere is also relaxing. I would recommend Beef Tataki, Grilled Beef Tongue, Radish, and Matcha Cheesecake.

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Thank Yu J
Toronto, Ontario
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

There is some authentic shiz going on here! I've walked by many times, and even tried walk-in - learned my lesson and made reservations instead. The staff is friendly, but their English is not the best. No problem, just point to the items in the menu! I came here with my bf, and two friends. Here's what we got: Sapporo... More 

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Thank strax2015
Victoria, Canada
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588 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

In this unassuming Japanese restaurant near the UToronto I think I was the only non-Japanese. I have the distinct feeling that my relatively lower rating may have been that I failed to connect with something culturally significant. The staff was kind and helpful. My plate was colorful and satisfying, albeit more cloyingly salty than I have had in Japanese cusine... More 

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Thank SyrinxSounds
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2015

Went here by a quick check on google for Japanese restaurants with not hearing anything of this place. We were a group of five and ordered various dishes like, Scallops Ceviche, Fries with Curry and cheese, Beef tongue, Beef Curry and Rice, and the Pork Pancake. Some dishes were ok and some were quite delicious especially the the Scallop ceviche.... More 

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Thank Jeff313
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

Enjoyed a very relaxed, casual but tasty dinner here tonight, Izakaya style. Comparing with those regular Izakaya places, this one was more laid back, quieter, and music was not that noisy.. Modern interior decor, cozy, with a small patio connected for options of seating in the summer. Koyoi was located at the corner of Yonge and Irwin, just a few... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2013

The food was soooo good here, especially the salad! It's so refreshing and the flavours just explode in your mouth. We were here for the happy hours from 5-6pm, where you order a drink and their top recommended dishes are 5 dollars each (regular price 6.99-8.99). The waitresses were professional and polite. Would definitely try it again!

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1 Thank Noisette2010
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2012 via mobile

Good food, nice people!Comfort atmosphere. There were also parking places just in front of the restaurant. The food tasted like Japan! Also sake were good. This is absolutely one of good Japanese restaurant or Izakaya.

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1 Thank jajaguar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2011

Great! Real izakaya style food at reasonable prices. Wednesdays they make tonkotsu ramen, the best I've had outside Japan so far.

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Medellin, Colombia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2009

As you head up Yonge Street away from Downtown Toronto one begins to believe that within the rash of ethnic eating places, some of these may be very good. Staring at the menus, and looking inside more negative emotions take hold; they may be good, but equally they may be a wasted evening. Just off the main strip lies Koyoi.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese
Restaurant features
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Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 00:00
Thursday
17:00 - 02:30
Friday
17:00 - 02:30
Saturday
17:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Irwin Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 647-351-5128

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Downtown
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
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