We offer full custom catering services virtually anywhere in the City. Our chef will accommodate any dietary needs

- Teppanyaki Cooking Tables
- Sushi Cooking Classes with Celebrity Chefs
- Corporate Lunch and Learn Program
- Team Building Program
- Conference VIP Room
- Birthday & Anniversary Party
- Catering From 6 to 6000 pcs Take Out & On-Site Catering Platter
- Tailor Made Menu According to your Budget


"Akasaka serves up good food and party tricks"

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Applaud, and the chefs will bounce eggs on spatulas, twirl salt shakers in the air, set flames shooting across the grill and flip morsels of chicken straight into patrons' mouths.

At this family-oriented Japanese steakhouse north of Toronto, where diners have front-row seats as their meal is prepared, culinary showmanship is front and centre.

*** (out of 4 stars)
Stars are awarded for food, service and atmosphere. Reviews are based on two anonymous visits, paid for by the Toronto Star.

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Run Wild with the City's Best Sushi

I am also dangerously addicted to uni (sea urchin) and will walk a mile for great sushi. I find most of Toronto sushi ()especially the student sushi on Bloor Street) bland, boring and not made from the best fish. The best Japanese food in town (of the non-omikase variety) is at Akasaka Japanese Restaurant in Richmond Hill. Nobody else makes an uni shooter (shot glass with sea urchin, sake and ponzu sauce... Heaven in a glass). Their cooked food breaks new ground: Rock lobster gyoza takes tired old pork gyoza and reinvents them as gossamer lobster dumplings. Angus beef rolls are melt-in-the-mouth high-end seared beef in red wine-influenced teriyaki sauce. Their raw foods build on the freshest and finest fish money can buy. When they ave toro (fatty tuna), inhale it like pale pink butter.

~ Joanne Kates ~



For years, this restaurant seemed listlessly unwilling to meet expectations. Now veteran chef and part-time culinary instructor David Chung (ex-EDO) has taken over, bringing with him two star students and injecting welcome energy. Eight "ne classics" round out the ever-fresh sushi and sashimi selection, including rainbow roll (salmon, tuna and butterfish), spider roll (softshell crab), eggplant steak baked to pillowy softness and sweetened with miso ($6.50), nabeyaki udon overflowing with seafood in a warming, sweet broth ($13.95). But Chung excels at original creations. Seafood Treasure brings a soberingly spicy medley of diced fish, octopus and lobster in a kewpie sauce (Japanese mayo) - all surfing on a trio of shrimp crisps ($8.50), while Thai Passion creates an amusing ruse of both taste and texture with a reinterpretation of the traditional California roll, replacing chilled crab and toasted sesame seeds with warm curried salmon and sprinkled peanuts ($8.95). Credit Chung for having the courage to be creative in conservative Richmond Hill. Teppanyaki dining is also available. For the thirsty: there's an impressive stock of sake and Japanese beer to choose from. $110.

~ Toronto Life ~





Details & Features

Type: Japanese, Sushi
Features: Catering, Cooking Classes, Group Functions, Open on Sunday, Chef's Table, Free Parking, Full Dinner Menu, Fully licensed, Lunch, Take Out, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Richmond Hill
Payment: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Interac, Travellers Cheques
Price Range: $$$$ » Moderate (Between $10 to $20)
Atmosphere: Upscale
Attire: Casual

Operating Hours

Hours may change during holidays or special occasions. Please contact the establishment for specific information.

Monday: 11:30am – 3:00pm; 5:00pm – 10:30pm
Tuesday: 11:30am – 3:00pm; 5:00pm – 10:30pm
Wednesday: 11:30am – 3:00pm; 5:00pm – 10:30pm
Thursday: 11:30am – 3:00pm; 5:00pm – 10:30pm
Friday: 11:30am – 3:00pm; 5:00pm – 10:30pm
Saturday: 11:30am – 3:00pm; 5:00pm – 10:30pm
Sunday: 11:30am – 3:00pm; 5:00pm – 10:30pm