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Victoria S. (from Yelp)
Victoria S. (from Yelp)
2 months ago
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Truly an incredible experience! It was such a pleasure to visit Yasu with my partner for our anniversary. I would highly recommend getting the counter seat as you’re able to chat with the chefs and hear from them where your food is from. It also provides the opportunity to see how your food is prepared and witness the skill that the chefs have.

It’s a small place, just the countertop and two tables but a very intimate space. The green tea comes out at a perfect drinkable temperature. But the SUSHI!!! I cannot explain the journey my mouth was taken on that night. There was such a wide range of tastes, from fatty tuna to torched trout, smoked bonito fish, yuzu with lobster, sea urchin and more. The chef looks out for you, adjusting rice portions if you’re getting full. It is truly a place I would recommend visiting – especially if it’s your first time having omakase.

Sophia U. (from Yelp)
Sophia U. (from Yelp)
2 months ago
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I have been to many omakase around the world and for the price point and the food quality, yasu is one of my favorite. Chef is from Japan. I also love the sake pairing even though I am not a huge alcohol fan, very generous with the pour. I was super excited to get the 9:30 seating not very many omakase is open that late but that fit my traveling plan better and also less crowded. You can seat up to 12 people at one siting but it was just me and my guest today

Clire C. (from Yelp)
Clire C. (from Yelp)
2 months ago
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If you’re debating on whether or not to go… the answer is go!! I had a great experience at Yasu and I think this omakase is worth the price point.

As we sat down, the waitress greeted us with the sake menu and came back a couple minutes later to take drink orders before the omakase began. My partner and I actually sat right beside the chef in the corner and watched him cut each piece was fish as he prepared.

Each piece of nigiri was so fresh and unique. My favourite definitely has to be the uni on blue fin tuna, it was mind blowing!

Overall, this was a 10/10 experience and I’d definitely come back!

Minji S. (from Yelp)
Minji S. (from Yelp)
2 months ago
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I went here with my friend for the 5PM slot at the counter. I have never been to omakase so I was very excited to try.

We were promptly seated and assigned to a chef who would be making all our meals. One of the staff would take our coats and explain the bathroom was upstairs. Afterwards, she showed us the drink menu.

The dinner was 17 courses in total with an extra dish for an additional charge. They change the menu every so often so what I got this time might not be the same as someone else a year or so ago had.

I liked there was a lot of variety to the meals chosen. I tried sushi I have never tried before or would never have gotten the opportunity to try. The ingredients all seemed very fresh and definitely was a delight to try all the different courses. I would definitely recommend counter over table. You get to see the chefs make the meals and the meals come quicker too.

My favourite would have to be the tuna, super fatty, sushi. Honorable mentions include mackerel, tamago and monkfish.

However, one thing that I would say is that omakase experience really depends on the chef. The script itself was very generic from all the chefs in general, so there wasn’t really a chance to get a “personal” experience. Furthermore, the chef I was assigned seemed relatively new and from his skills I could tell he was a rookie. He would frequently forget his lines as well so I didn’t seem to even get the generic experience.

In general, the variety and freshness of the food was nice. But I think there needs to be a realization that the experience itself is also important in omakase, because it was sad to see it somewhat lacking at Yasu. The four stars is mostly from the good filling 17 courses of sushi I had.

Angela Y. (from Yelp)
Angela Y. (from Yelp)
3 months ago
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What’s your next destination? I’m hoping mine is Japan because I’m craving some good authentic sushi. I honestly think Toronto omakase is mostly overpriced and just hasn’t wowed me in a while

I haven’t been to Yasu since before the pandemic. Before the pandemic it was pretty good, I remember having great service and unique courses that I still remember to this day. However this time I was super disappointed. The sushi bar was overcrowded with multiple sushi chefs who were all over the place tending to different customers and did not even take the time to explain what each item was. I felt like it was a sushi making factory back there and not a personal experience like it should be. I felt like all the courses were just okay, nothing that stood out to me except the uni dish which just reminded me of the Cho San Chirashi boxes.

I honestly wont be back here, your money is better spent at the other 10 omakase places in Toronto. My favorites are the OG sushi_kaji and yukashi (they have a dope chef who pours love into the presentation and creates unique and delish courses)

Putri N. (from Yelp)
Putri N. (from Yelp)
3 months ago
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we loved our time at yasu!

we came last year but I never got a chance to write a review. first off, entering the place: we noticed that it was small, like any other traditional japanese restaurant. clean. the staff was attentive and they met our expectations. no space for bags or anything else though so don’t bring big bags. your coats will be brought upstairs since there aren’t any space where you will be sitting. the seats are high bar seats, not much space between each seat.

I noticed that they were very accommodating with the guests right next to us. that was nice. their friend was quite late but chef yasu let them stay there until their friend came. chef also asked them if they wanted more or less rice, but I’m not sure if we were offered that option. maybe because we didn’t look like we wanted less rice?  but it’s nice that they have that option. if they don’t ask and you’d like that option, I’m sure you can just let them know.

anyway, we both got the sake pairing and everything in total came out to be about $450 for both of us. we had 17 courses (one sushi for each course), each with a sake pairing. the garnishes were paired quite beautifully. the sauces were applied just right. however the place was quite loud and the chef was quite soft spoken so I couldn’t hear him quite well when he was explaining each of the sushi. they were all delightful and I loved their flavour profiles but it wasn’t anything too adventurous. excellent wasabi application. it was nice to know how each of them should really taste like.

overall I loved my experience and am glad I was able to experience toronto’s omakase bar! yasu is great for traditional omakase but if you’re looking for something innovative or unique, this isn’t the place for it. however, I recommend trying it at least once if you’re a sushi enthusiast and have never had omakase before!

TJ H. (from Yelp)
TJ H. (from Yelp)
4 months ago
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Rude head chef. So, the experience was terrible even though the sushi was quite good.

Michelle P. (from Yelp)
Michelle P. (from Yelp)
4 months ago
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Absolutely incredible! I’ve been to a handful of omakases and they often slightly the mark in some way – either one or two pieces of fish/items are eh, or elaborate

Cyn C. (from Yelp)
Cyn C. (from Yelp)
4 months ago
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Servers and chefs are great and very informative on everything you eat/drink. Price is steep for everyday dining but will definitely come back on special occasions. Also come on an empty stomach, its a lot of food!

Fiona R. (from Yelp)
Fiona R. (from Yelp)
5 months ago
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Sushi – the best food in the tunaverse!

My first Omakase experience (this was actually in October 2021). Had some of the best….and freshest fish ever. 15 course meal sure filled my belly fast (but also a good tip not to go to an Omakase on an empty stomach). It was quite the experience watching the Chef preparing the fish and sushi. Every bite came with an explanation of the fish and the region  it came from. If you are missing fresh quality fish from Japan, look no further and give @yasu_toronto a try. Recommend to any sushi lovers out there

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