Japan: AWOMB – a lunch like no other in Kyoto

People always tell me they love Kyoto more than any other part of Japan. I didn’t think I would agree with them until I visited Kyoto myself and witnessed how culturally different Kyoto was from the rest of Japan, with a unique blend of modern and traditional elements. Just steps away from Gion Shijo train station, we found ourselves wandering…

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Ki Modern Japanese & Bar – New Winter Menu

Located in the midst of the hustle and bustle in the financial district, Ki Modern Japanese & Bar serves up a fresh take on the Japanese style of leisurely eating and drinking with friends. The dining rooms at Ki are divided into 3 main areas – the bar area and depending on one’s preference, guests can choose to either sit…

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Teriyaki Experience: New Menu & Contest!

Calling out all Teriyaki Experience lovers out there! Teriyaki Experience is celebrating 30 years of food cooked fresh. In order to mark this milestone, they have recently gone through some exciting changes on their menu offerings. We visited the restaurant for dinner a few nights ago and we’re excited to share with our readers some of their latest updates! At…

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Rooftop Patio dinner at JaBistro

Renown for serving an upscale affair of modern Japanese offerings, JaBistro strives on using the finest & freshest ingredients around the globe. Luckily enough for me, I enjoyed a lovely dinner at JaBistro’s newly renovated rooftop patio. They are managed by Kinka Family – who also manages Kinka Izakaya, Kinton Ramen and Kintori Yakitori. Prior to this visit, I’ve only ever visited to…

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Japanese Burgers @ Teara Lab

I was recently invited to the newly opened Teara Lab (Twitter: @TearaLab / Instagram: TearaLab) situated on College Street (close to University ave). Presented by the same owners of KAKA All you can eat sushi, Teara Lab offers a simple menu of 6 different kinds of Japanese Burgers,  Fruit Tea / Slush / Crema / Milk Tea Drinks menu, and a…

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KINGYO

I don’t exactly remember when was the last time I visited Cabbagetown but I will definitely be back because of Kingyo (Twitter: @Kingyotoronto / Facebook: Kingyo Toronto). I can’t believe its taken me so long to visit this izakaya. I messaged a few friends during my dinner to arrange our next trip to Kingyo (this rarely happens!) Kingyo Izakaya is located at…

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Kintaro Izakaya

After an amazing yakitori experience at Kintori Yakitori a few weeks ago, I’ve decided to make it my mission to explore more restaurants that offers yakitori. A few days later, I found myself at Kintaro Izakaya (Facebook: Kintaro / Instagram: Kintaro_Izakaya), located on Church Street (few steps from Wellesley Subway Station). The restaurant was pretty quite throughout our meal. I wouldn’t exactly be jumping…

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KINTON RAMEN 5

There’s definitely no shortage of ramen restaurants in Toronto. Among the galore of authentic Japanese ramen shops in Toronto, KINTON RAMEN (Facebook: KINTON RAMEN / Twitter: KintonRamen / Instagram: kintonramen) currently holds the most locations in the downtown core with their 1st location that opened in 2013 and now with their 5th location that just recently opened. KINTON RAMEN 5 is located beside…

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Skewered out at Kintori Yakitori

As I’m composing this blog post, I’ve come to realize that I’ve never visited a restaurant dedicated to just grilled skewers in Toronto. Sure I’ve ordered skewers here and there when its offered but never had the opportunity to visit a restaurant specializing in just yakitori. Nonetheless, I’m delighted to share my “first official” yakitori experience with you. Established in the winter of…

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Summerlicious @ Shibui Robata Bar

After visiting Shibui Robata Bar (@ShibuiRobata) for the first time at their opening launch party few weeks ago (see blog post here) – I just couldn’t wait to be back! Since they only recently opened, I was totally ecstatic to find out they were taking part in Summerlicious (July 4-20) this year! There’s not much to say as the pictures pretty much…

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Touhenboku Ramen

With all the sudden Ramen pop ups in Toronto for the past year, its still safe for me to say that NO – I’m not sick of eating ramen and YES – I will keep indulging in these deliciously hot yummy bowls of Ramen until my heart is content. But come on, especially with the extremely cold weather outside? who…

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