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Kinka Izakaya Original

398 Church St, Toronto, Ontario M5B 2A2, Canada
+1 416-977-0999
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, Japanese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
398 Church St, Toronto, Ontario M5B 2A2, Canada
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1 - 10 of 415 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As you walk into this restaurant the chefs shout out their hellos in Japanese and this continues throughout the evening so not a great place for conversations or in my case catching up with my brothers and their family. The food though was great -we...More

Thank WellTraveledEthiopia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In my life, I have never experienced such a distasteful visit to a restaurant. For my friend's birthday, we booked this venue for a party of 10 about 2 weeks in advance. In the middle of our dinner, we found out that our waitress lied...More

1  Thank vchoox
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant boasts unique and sophisticated Japanese food but the flavors weren't strong enough to leave an impression. The noise level and long shared picnic tables and shouting made it oddly reminiscent of a German Biergarten. At the end of the night. The waiters approached...More

Thank verycriticaltraveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch with tuna sashimi and ramen. Both of good quality. Shouting of the team was contributing to the authentic flair and atmosphere. Nice experience.

Thank TD-MUC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is so much fun, you come in and everyone cheers you, seating at the bar or big shared tables. A Tapas place really, light plates to share. Good Japanese/ Korean food - not a sushi place, more grilled and fried. Great sake choice....More

Thank JamieD26
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

It was a recommended place to go and to taste truly japanese food. It's true. The food it's quite different regarding the Japanese food you can find in others Japanese restaurants. Well cooked, fast, different flavours, colours, fun combinations...but if you want to enjoy a...More

Thank JUAN D
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Incredible atmosphere the whole night and very friendly staff. Would highly recommend arriving in a birthday and/or ordering a sake bomb!

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We brought a 12 year old Australian riesling with us to celebrate my birthday with my favourite food - Japanese. This restaurant by the reviews appeared to be the one. When we got there to order our takeout....we were so pleased on our decision not...More

Thank Helenjen
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

I will be back. The most fun I have had at dinner since a food fight. Kimchi is house made, vegitarian options, totally satisfied.

Thank sbabin
Reviewed 19 September 2017

I am so glad we found this gem. It is not so easy to find actually when it's cold and no one is sitting outside. If you find the entrance, you are immediately welcomed with great hello (and of course, when going out again also)....More

Thank Anja H
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
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27 July 2016|
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Response from CinCross | Reviewed this property |
Casual restaurant. No need to dress up.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$23
Drinks, Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 398 Church St, Toronto, Ontario M5B 2A2, Canada (Formerly Guu Izakaya)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-977-0999
  • E-mail
An Izakaya is a Japanese-style pub and what we strive for at KINKA IZAKAYA is an authentic Izakaya with great food and drinks in an unique atmosphere. Our goal is to serve each and every one of our guests happiness as they experience a "truly authentic Japan".
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