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Ematei Japanese Restaurant

30 Saint Patrick St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 3A3, Canada
+1 416-340-0472
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good41%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (18 reviews)
“tempura” (15 reviews)
“sukiyaki” (4 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
30 Saint Patrick St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 3A3, Canada
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Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

The most interesting thing for this place is the interior design. It looks very Japanese. It is nicer than the food. The food is average. The lunch special is OK. The trick for lunch special is to pick up the dish of the smallest quantity....More

Thank Jim&Iris
Reviewed 11 February 2017

This well established Toronto restaurant is famous for its outstanding sushi. It has been my go to for Japanese Cuisine since the late eighties and has never disappointed!!! Time now for some Sukiaki; Japanese comfort food on a wintery night.

Thank yagicorp
Reviewed 5 February 2017

A celebratory dinner which we tried many different dishes. The Giant rolls were really great. Sexy calamari legs yummy. Hearts on a skewer love it. Tempura smelts...go for it. Sashimi was so good. And the ice creams.....three different flavor a between four of us...perfect. And...More

Thank Angela M
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Service was pleasant and efficient. Food was very good. Sashimi and sushi was fresh with not to much rice. Will definitely return but think next time I will try the boil at the table menu. Seemed to be what was popular with the crowd.

Thank PeterBruceG
Reviewed 12 January 2017

I had never been for dinner all these years but finally took the plunge and went for dinner. MAKE A RESERVATION! We luckily got table many were upset that were turned away...food took longer than usual about 45mins which is not normal...it was during holidays...More

Thank Luke242
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I've been here a handful of times but I really don't come often enough! When I called to make a reservation, I asked about allergies and the menu. The girl on the phone was very sweet and helpful. The moment I walked in, Sayaka asked...More

Thank Kai81212
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Private quiet place with great traditional Japanese food. The most popular dish are the soups (Sukiyaki or Shabu Shabu). They also have a 7 courses menu of a daily selection from the chef.

Thank Geminiano P
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

You really have to know about this restaurant, you can't just see it walking down funky Queen Street West. Located on the ground floor of the office building on St Patrick, just off Queen Street, it's very popular with local crowds. Lunches can get busy....More

Thank Toronto_CanadaEurope
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Recently moved to Toronto. Before I can cook at home, I went to this places multiple times for lunch and supper. The internal decorate is that of Japanese style. The chef and waiters are Japanese. The food is average. Nothing special. But the location and...More

Thank Jim&Iris
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Before sitting down, look at the fake food on a small table at the entrance! Those displays portray the specials. It will help you decide what you want. If you do not know the Japanese names for foods, it makes things a *lot* easier! I...More

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one of the most energetic and dynamic of Toronto's
neighborhoods. Along with its great modernist museums,
clubs, and restaurants, it's home to some of the
funkiest specialty shops, ranging from clothing to
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vintage shoppers of all kinds. That makes it a mecca
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:45 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:45 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:45 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:45 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:45 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Saint Patrick St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 3A3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Queen Street and West Queen West
  • Neighbourhood: Queen Street and West Queen West
  • Phone Number: +1 416-340-0472
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