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Blowfish Japanese Restaurant & Sake Bar

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668 King St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1M7, Canada (Bathhurst St.)
+1 416-860-0606
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Today
17:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 17:30 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 17:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:30
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Athens, Greece
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Blowfish is a must if you like eastern food.It is a great restaurant at KingSt West ,the service and ambiance are great .Can get a bit too noisy after 8 though ,if you enjoy a quiet meal go before 8pm for dinner

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Thank ozlemalpi
California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

The rolls are very unique and one of a kin and pair well with the Sake options. We loved everything we tried and the waitress was spot on with her recommendations. The meal was perfect from start to finish and the perfect ending to our holiday in Toronto.

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Thank Audrey B
Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Amazing food, Friendly staff, great service, cannot complaint and a nice to be seen place , I love this place and visit it all time.

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Thank Nifty23_13
Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

We liked sushi, Miso soup, beef and nice Sake. Dishes are small though and you have to wait to get the food.

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Thank vstz202
Richmond Hill, Canada
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Fine dining, great service and an exceptionally talented chef all in one location. Handcrafted art and dishes that take your senses on a vacation. A lot of thought, effort and detail was put into each piece. Expensive, but you're getting what you pay for, the experience.

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Thank NJ-ChicTravels
Chiriqui Province, Panama
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162 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

I found the service to be great and the food to be good. Some interesting things on the menu. I always love sushi in Canada because of the real albacore (white tuna). The other sashimi were just ok. I had the salmon belly which was also good. Overall a good place yet far from the best.

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Thank Carltico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

I've been here before the reno's and enjoyed myself and decided to return after a short hiatus. My girlfriend and I decided to go for a normal girls night out on King St west. We reserved a later dinner booking for approx 9pm. We get there they jam us in at the back with tables so close to one another... More 

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Thank Nibbles7
Richmond Hill, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

Having been wanting to go Blowfish for a little while and it didn't disappoint. Sashimi pieces like Ika(squid), Hotate (scallop) and Ebi (shrimp) were all super fresh, the rolls were well prepared and tasty too. Service was good but the food came slightly slow since it seemed a busy place. Reservation recommended in order to secure a dinging table.

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Thank SaraHopeCarter
Road Town, Tortola
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114 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

I have been here before on my own and recall struggling with ordering. This time it was a part of a group of six. I suppose the best way to describe it is Japanese food served tapas style. Nothing wrong with the food which was rather good, but slightly awkward as I find tapas restaurants generally are. It's hard to... More 

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Thank marcus w
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

Our meal was great, but the service was not. While the server was very nice, her attention to detail was lacking. We both ordered Miso Soup, which never came. Also, for dessert, I ordered mochi and got some crunchy ice cream item instead. While still delicious, I had to eat it with a fork as our server never brought me... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Fusion
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 23:00
Thursday
17:30 - 23:00
Friday
17:30 - 23:30
Saturday
17:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 668 King St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1M7, Canada
    (Bathhurst St.)
  • Public Transportation: Public Transit Stops: 504 King Street Car stopping at Bathurst, 511 Bathurst Street Car stopping at King Street West
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown West
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown West
  • Phone Number: +1 416-860-0606

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