KINKA IZAKAYA ANNEX
Authentic Japanese restaurant
KINKA IZAKAYA is a popular izakaya style restaurant that has become famous for its lively atmosphere. It was founded in downtown Toronto in 2009. When you walk through our doors, you will feel as though you're dining in Japan. KINKA IZAKAYA offers an authentic dining experience of popular Japanese eateries, and is a pioneer in introducing Toronto to the world of authentic izakaya fare and superior Japanese-style hospitality. Executive Chef Ippei Iwata has created a menu that features a variety traditional and modern dishes meant to be shared. KINKA IZAKAYA guests will also enjoy a large beverage selection that supports the philosophy of an izakaya; pairing tapas-style dishes with a collection of premium Japanese sake, craft beers and cocktails.
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Older review from my Yelp: Bar food tastes good -- and that holds true for Japanese bars. If you aren't fond of noise, this place is not for you. Or come here earlier and not on a Friday or Saturday night, to try to avoid the drinking crowd. Went here at 8pm on a Friday and everyone's merry. If you don't drink alcohol or if you are the designated driver for the night, their "virgin cocktails" don't disappoint. The price point is sort of in the expensive side, but the servings are reasonable and the flavours are exquisite. Service is fast and the servers are nice. Try their karubi (beef short ribs). It can go well with rice, or just with your drinks. Their ovsters on rice and udon are have complete flavours and are both filling. There's a tatami seating (floor seating) area in this location.
Phenomenal service and atmosphere. Sake bombs are very fun! Good variety of dishes to try - if you’re not sure what to get, the specials are always good. Would not recommend for picky eaters.
Delicious food. A bit pricey but totally worth it. The staff here is amazing, can't say enough about how quick, helpful, and friendly they are. One of the best restaurants I've been to in Toronto!