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Japanese Restaurant Rikishi

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West End
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833 Bloor St W, Toronto, Ontario M6G 1M1, Canada
+1 416-538-0760
17:30 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:30 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 18:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

We've come here quite a number of times now, and you start to notice the loyal following, other customers.like us who appreciate the authentic, careful preparation of food. Its decor is 2 or more decades out of date, but who cares? Oh sure, I can go further East along Bloor and sit in a hip happening Sushi place and get... More 

1 Thank policestyle
Toronto, Canada
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1,316 reviews
731 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 712 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

This is a hidden gem we would never have discovered if we hadn't been invited to it by a colleague whose wife is Japanese and who is an excellent guide to the food of Japan. The chef of Rikishi is also Japanese, and he certainly knows how to prepare food. The meal is without doubt the best Japanese food I... More 

1 Thank operalover939
Toronto, Canada
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

I had my birthday dinner here with my family. We lived in Japan twenty-five years before this and were taken back to that experience. The dishes were special, something you recognize as authentic and prepared with loving care, especially the pickled fish, sushi, and many vegetables. If you are looking for this experience in the heart of Toronto, this is... More 

1 Thank TorontoJanet_K
Chandler, Arizona, United States
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63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2014

Restaurant was busy. The sushi was delicious! I had the Salmon Lover meal. Would go back and eat there again. It is located at the Eaten center 3 levels down. Fun and interesting to get there. Very busy mall to shop.

2 Thank Carolyn M
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99 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

My husband and I have been going to Rikishi for the last 18 years. Over the years we have tried many Japanese restaurants all over the city and each time we conclude that Rikishi is by far the best. We live/work at the east end, so we do not get to frequent it regularly. However, when we do come it... More 

2 Thank NfromTO
Ontario, Canada
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

This is the first authentic Japanese food I have had since leaving Japan 12 years ago. The food was not only authentic, but also delicious! I highly recommend this "hole in the wall".

1 Thank chicotheanteater
Toronto, Canada
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48 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2013

This phenomenal Japanese restaurant is easy to miss at the corner of Shaw and Bloor. Even if you do notice it, you'd probably keep on walking as it does look like a hole in the wall. The interior, as other reviewers have said, needs much TLC. BUT the food is so (consistently) good! The rice is always chewy and never... More 

1 Thank Binky222
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2012

Consistently great food. Humble surroundings. If you want a good, inexpensive, authentic Japanese sushi meal then come. The owner is a delicate, humble fellow with a great knife. Perhaps is needs a dab of paint but close your eyes and taste.

Thank Gillister
Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2011

This is a great sushi place, no one seems to know about it. Rikishi is a mom and pop Japanese restaurant that doesn't pay much attention to their decor, but they certainly do towards their food. No one really speaks english well, so ordering can take some time. The restaurant is so brightly lit it detracts substantially from the ambiance.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Sushi, Japanese
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 833 Bloor St W, Toronto, Ontario M6G 1M1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +1 416-538-0760

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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