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41, York St.
                   
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4.0   based on 42 ratings.
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This restaurant is recommended for:
Trendy Hot Spot (3 votes)
Entertainment (2 votes)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2 votes)
5 to 7/Happy Hour (1 vote)
Late Night Snack (1 vote)
Live Music (1 vote)
Dinner & Dance (1 vote)
Private Parties (1 vote)
Group Parties (1 vote)
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4.5  Overall Rating
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Recommended for: Trendy Hot Spot
Party Size: 4  
Like the decor. Good service, food and music.
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Sunday, May 28, 2017
4.5  Overall Rating
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Great place. Love the kinky artwork and delicious sushi. A little on the expensive side but the sushi was delicious. Combination of ingrediants you wouldn't find in a typical sushI restaurant. I would definitely recommend this place.
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Saturday, May 20, 2017
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Sunday, April 30, 2017
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Food and service were great. Pleasant surprise as it was my first visit.
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Saturday, April 22, 2017
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Sunday, March 26, 2017
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First time guest at Kinki. Appitizers were great. Main was average. Service was excellent. A very loud event was on the night we went which we weren't aware of ahead of time otherwise we would have come on a different night. Lots of coarse language and hard to converse at the table.
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Friday, March 24, 2017
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The staff there are super friendly and the food is very good
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Tuesday, March 14, 2017
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Tuesday, February 07, 2017
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the food was good but it is a bit loud
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Sunday, February 05, 2017
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Cilla
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Saturday, February 04, 2017
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Nous étions 8 personnes et avons commandé des cocktails qui étaient excellents. Les sushis et quesadillas étaient aussi parfaits. Par contre, le service était lent et plusieurs ingrédients n'étaient pas disponibles: une soupe, le canard confit et échalottes. Plusieurs ont commandé des pad thai et tous ont été décus. Sans saveur, malgré la sauce additionnelle demandée et les pâtes étaient trop cuites. Les frites qui accompagnaient un burger semblaient congelées et finalement, la serveuse n'a pas séparé les factures comme nous l'avons demandé. Malheureusement, ce genre d'expérience ne m'incite pas à retourner à un resto!
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Saturday, December 31, 2016
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would not recommend for lunchtime. service terrible. food average at best, did not have the pho, or the pork belly, frustrating. music stopped for 10 minutes, and as the only patrons for the 1.5 hour lunch.. this was disturbing and lackadasical
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Wednesday, December 28, 2016
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The atmosphere was nice but the service was ok. Some of the food we ordered was good. Although the tempura was way to greasy and the coconut soup salty. The sushi was good but the rice could have been stickier. It was coming apart. Overall this was my first visit and I can't say it was wow... it was just ok.

The prices are high for what we got but I will try it again as I've had friends go and they loved it so maybe it was just the night... It was a slow as it was a Tuesday.
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Wednesday, December 28, 2016
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Friday, December 16, 2016
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Good service and food. Edemame was fantastic. Would certainly go back.
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Monday, December 05, 2016
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Clearly not a place to eat. Sushis were not fresh and we suspect they came from the nearest grocery store...
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Sunday, December 04, 2016
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Love it!!
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Saturday, October 29, 2016
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Thursday, September 01, 2016
3.5  Overall Rating
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It's a beautiful spot, and the food and drinks were great. Service was a little slow, and they took a while to open the back patio, and then it took them an hour to turn on the music, and we had to ask for it. But such a beautiful patio.
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Monday, July 18, 2016
1.0  Overall Rating
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Party Size: 3  
I already left a review on Yelp, but I'll copy it here as well so that everyone knows what kind of establishment this is.

DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY AT THIS RESTAURANT. Kinki shot for the moon and landed in the seventh circle of culinary hell, complete with revolting food and extremely rude, entitled management. My family and I had a horrible experience here today. Right off the bat, the plates and utensils were crusted with old food and had to be exchanged by our waitress. The sushi was overpriced and tasted like mildew. Thank god the portions were so small because I couldn't have forced down any more than I did. I promise you would be better off eating discounted end-of-the-day grocery store sushi.

We tried to use a groupon and were told that the restaurant doesn't accept them on Canada Day, which is understandable. HOWEVER, instead of informing us politely, the staff were extremely curt and rude, pretending to be too busy to speak with us for more than 10 seconds at a time despite the restaurant being half empty. But wait, there's more! The owner's husband was the absolute worst part of the entire experience. First, he completely ignored me while I asked every employee at the bar if I could speak to a manager right in front of him. After we paid, I waited patiently in order to speak with him about my family's dissatisfying experience, only to watch him SNEAK THROUGH THE KITCHEN TO HIDE IN HIS OFFICE until I gave up and left after another 20 minutes.

Needless to say, this sham of an establishment left a horrible taste in my mouth, literally and figuratively. Truly a business that couldn't care less about its customers. If you don't believe me, scroll down and read the owner's passive aggressive replies to any negative reviews. The only redeeming quality of this restaurant is its interesting decor, which is shamefully wasted on such an awful establishment. I regret spending a single second of my Canada Day here. Where's the Canadian hospitality? Our founding fathers are probably rolling in their graves.

NOTE: the owner replied to the above review on Yelp, calling it a "false account" and insisted that all of their staff were cordial, even going so far as to accuse me of trying to take advantage of small businesses. In response, I'd like to say that I have absolutely no incentive to provide a false account of what happened, nor have I ever dared to give a one-star rating to any restaurant in the past. I made it clear in my review that the holiday policy was not the problem. Rather, I was upset about the way my family was treated in response to the incident by the rude staff & management. The only exception was our server, who was very sweet and even apologized on behalf of the owner's husband because she "didn't know why he was being like that". It is incredibly irresponsible of this restaurant's management to point fingers at their customers every time they have a negative experience at their establishment.
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Sunday, July 03, 2016
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Tue
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Wed
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Thu
11:30am-2am
Fri
11:30am-2am OPEN
Sat
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