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Kinka Izakaya Bloor

Sake Bar and Japanese Restaurant$$$$
Downtown Toronto, Toronto
  • Lisa C.
    "Must try the bang bang chicken salad and the kakimayo"(6 Tips)
    "Try the deep fried brie - it's heavenly."(5 Tips)
    Laura D.
    "udon carbonara was definitely the way to go!!"(4 Tips)
    Andrea P.
    "Drink hot sake and eat the baked oysters with cheese!"(4 Tips)
104 Tips and reviews
  • kakimayo
  • sake
  • deep fried brie
  • baked oysters
  • udon carbonara
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  • Francois H.
    Francois HoangApril 24, 2013
    Wow, just Wow! Some friends took me to Guu Saka Bar and such a cool experience! Great food, great ambiance and funny cool loudy staff! Makes everything so GUU'D!
  • Peter S.
    Peter StraussOctober 28, 2014
    This is my fav restaurant in the city mostly bc the food is amazing and they have washroom slippers but also bc the staff yells at you in Japanese a lot and I'm totally into that
  • Laura D.
    Yup, that udon carbonara was definitely the way to go!! Sake mojitos are also delish. Absolutely love this place, feel teletransported to Japan!!
  • Jowi T.
    Jowi TaylorJune 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Having been to Guu on Robson in Vancouver, Guu on Church and now the Bloor St. location, I think this is my favourite. The food, of course, is amazing but we were almost in tears over just the sheer e Read more
  • Joey D.
    Joey DOctober 15, 2011
    I love being able to communicate with the waiters/waitresses in Japanese. Very fond of the Ramune sour, and the Karaage. The energy, and atmosphere of this bar is amazing, and I highly recommend a try
  • Kirk d.
    Kirk dudeSeptember 2, 2013
    Great if you love this style food. If you are picky there is an amazing rice/chilli dish! Amazing drinks. Atmosphere is energetic. A great place for small groups.
  • Gigi Y.
    Gigi YuFebruary 26, 2014
    Fave dish: kakimayo!! Next would be fried Brie and cheese+mushroom bibimbap. Sakabar has become a lot more packed over the last least they take reservations now!
  • Andrea P.
    Andrea PeterdyApril 6, 2011
    You must go! So much fun! Drink hot sake and eat the baked oysters with cheese! Get the rice burger its not what you think! It is an experience wear socks and make sure they are clean!
  • David G.
    David GOctober 13, 2014
    Great atmosphere, loud fun service. It's a great place to try a variety of what I consider Japan tapas. If you have an open mind/palate I recommend it.
  • Sam S.
    Sam S.June 1, 2015
    The tasting menu is a very good deal for $33. 9 good sized portions with distinct tastes.
  • Comfort Stride F.
    It was louder than a night club on a Friday night. Then it was somebody's birthday and it became rock concert level. hahaha Excellent food. Neo Japanese Morimoto style cuisine. I prefer traditional.
  • jocelyn L.
    jocelyn L.January 4, 2012
    CARBONARA UDON! Deep fried brie, salmon natto, ebi mayo...pretty much every single dish. skip the cocktail- can't taste any alcohol. get beers or wines
  • Mel
    MelMay 11, 2014
    Always packed, very loud, and very Japanese. Food is good, especially the takoyaki. The Bamboo Sake is a must-try when you come here!
  • Josie
    JosieDecember 13, 2012
    Wonderful servers, delicious food, excellent selection of drinks. Everyone should visit!
  • Angie T.
    Angie TsangMay 5, 2012
    The beef tongue was surprisingly good. The sashimi is fresh. Try the amebi and uni. Probably the best izakaya in Toronto.
  • Reese's Pieces
    Reese's PiecesDecember 11, 2011
    Order the KAKIMAYO! baked BC oysters with mushrooms, spinach, garlic mayo topped with cheese! Absolutely amazing!
  • Victor S.
    Victor SuenDecember 30, 2011
    The scallops sashimi was melt in your mouth fresh, but caution: small. Seared tuna and baked oysters, were good too.
  • Khanh L.
    Khanh LyNovember 6
    Japanese tapas style dishes, great and fun spot. Make sure you order sake bombs :)
  • Rita S.
    Rita SimoesMay 28, 2013
    Get ready for a hell of a greeting when you enter this place. They make you feel special when you come in and when you leave. Lots of shouting.
  • Balca A.
    Balca ArdaJanuary 19, 2015
    I had great sashimi salmon and tuna with tofu Japanese place in toronto
  • MC
    MCMarch 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Be prepared for a big warm welcome! :) a few things to try: kinoko bibimbap, takoyaki, and kakimayo.
  • Al Y.
    Al YegJune 9, 2015
    Get your Asian Food Fix Here no Problem AwSome original one in Vancouver is the Pioneer
  • Charles L.
    Charles LawMay 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best izakaya in Toronto. Beef carparcio, uni, and beef tongue are highlight dishes.
  • James K.
    James KachanAugust 20, 2014
    All the deserts are amazing. So is most everything else. Try the Okonomiyaki!
  • Ryan
    RyanMarch 29, 2013
    Use the bathroom. Even if you don't have to, they are so beautiful and peaceful.
  • Elina
    ElinaJune 19, 2015
    Gindara (black cod) is to die for. The fish is so tender.
  • Lisa C.
    Lisa ChuMarch 3, 2013
    Must try the bang bang chicken salad and the kakimayo
  • Desmond F.
    Desmond F.April 24, 2015
    Great place for birthdays, get the Seven Samurai special and you'll get a loud birthday song with it.
  • Ryan B.
    Ryan BannonJanuary 8, 2014
    Delicious Japanese, giant steins of Saporo, and lots of yelling. A total riot.
  • Kim B.
    Kim B.July 26, 2015
    Ice cream bibimbap is the best sundae-like concoction I've ever had
  • Marvin V.
    Marvin VinzonMarch 1, 2013
    It's always refreshing to be welcomed by enthusiastic shouts :) Friendly service for sure!
  • TOFoodReviews
    TOFoodReviewsApril 2, 2011
    Guu SakaBar: uncluttered open concept enviro, no shoes allowed, communal tables, enthusiastic staff, imaginative menu 4/5
  • Ryan F.
    Ryan FukunagaJune 14, 2011
    The grilled Saba is fantastic. That and the giant mugs of Sapporo keep me coming back
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SOctober 14
    Mushroom bibimbap was awesome! Chicken karage was very good.
  • Jane M.
    Jane ManJune 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The takoyaki gratin at Guu is now one of my of my favourite foods. Hands down.
  • Nate J.
    Nate JackmanMarch 4, 2014
    Don't sit at the corner bar by the stairs to the bathroom you'll get less attention from servers. I don't understand why they don't open the other half of the plans when they are at 40 minute waits!?
  • Sally H.
    Sally HMay 12, 2015
    This location takes reservations til 3:30pm the same day! They'll hold your table for 15 minutes. Be there on time!
  • Michael M.
    Michael MApril 21, 2012
    Get the 1. Salmon TAKAKI and 2. Ebimayo. All the other stuff is low yield and wacky.
  • Alejandro P.
    Alejandro PortelaOctober 7, 2014
    Love this location, enter to the right and take off your shoes!
  • Jonathan M.
    Jonathan M.June 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The Sashimi Salad is AMAZING. If you're thinking about ordering, don't. Just do!!!
  • Christine W.
    Christine WilsonAugust 7, 2014
    Very nice sake bar. They also now how slush beer.
  • Orlena L.
    Orlena LeeJuly 21, 2013
    Sit @the bar, you'll see and hear the action
  • Jennifer C.
    Jennifer ChangFebruary 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    One of my fave restaurants had my rehersal dinner for my wedding here
  • RichelleMabell
    RichelleMabellSeptember 13, 2012
    Avoid the sashimi. It may look good but it's not fresh. Lots of other food on the menu to try.
  • Aprile E.
    Aprile ElcichSeptember 28, 2015
    The menu never really changes, come here once or twice for the fun atmosphere.
  • jocelyn L.
    jocelyn L.December 4, 2011
    CARBONARA UDON! Roasted green tea cheesecake. Deep fried brie.
  • Gladys. C.
    Gladys. C.May 15, 2014
    唐揚げ karagge is awesome. Can't find better ones in Toronto yet.
  • Elyse
    ElyseAugust 15, 2014
    Try the deep fried brie - it's heavenly.
  • Chrisario
    ChrisarioOctober 18, 2013
    The Salmon Tataki is delicious!
  • Derrick C.
    Derrick ChoDecember 25, 2011
    Baked oysters are great! But, really filling.
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