KINKA IZAKAYA ORIGINAL
Authentic Japanese restaurant
KINKA IZAKAYA, a popular izakaya-style restaurant now most famous for its bustling atmosphere, was established in 2009 in downtown Toronto. When you walk through our doors, you will feel as though you're dining in Japan. KINKA IZAKAYA is a pioneer of introducing Torontons to the world authentic Japanese cuisine and superior Japanese hospitality. Executive Chef Ippei Iwata brings forth a menu boasting a variety of traditional and modern specialties made for sharing. KINKA IZAKAYA offers a wide selection of beverages that support the philosophy of izakaya. These include a variety of premium Japanese sakes, craft beers, and cocktails.
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Love this place. The atmosphere is the best, so chilled, loud, and fun. Especially the sake bomb, makes me miss home whenever we go drinking. Everyone should try the sake bomb here for the experience. Foods taste excellent too. Prices are reasonable. Portions could be bigger, or maybe b/c I was hungry? Lol. Service is fast and pleasant. We brought our friends visiting from out of town here and we had a blast. When others visit, we'll bring them here again, so much fun.
It was my first time at this restaurant, it has an amazing welcoming atmosphere and presence. The staff are great at recommending food items on the menu, the service is also great! There’s indoor and outdoor dining; all dishes were delicious! It’s recommended to try multiple dishes to get a full experience on the various items on the menu. I highly recommend the mushroom cheese and rice dish!
This is a great izakaya that actually has main menu options for reasonable sizes for the price (for a bar/izakaya) and all the food tastes really good. The atmosphere is very lively and the servers are all super energetic and kind. Definitely recommend asking for a sake bomb!