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Our Official Reopen Date is Thursday, July 9th

WE ARE READY TO WELCOME YOU BACK, TORONTO!

We are excited to announce the reopening of ki for dine-in service on our extended patio!  Starting Thursday, July 9th, we will be welcoming you back and resuming the service and hospitality we are so passionate about.  We will have limited seating on our patio exclusively, with reservations required.  

Despite the challenging year, we are delighted that we get to greet you and offer up our signature dishes, sake and service! In addition to reopening our patio, we are excited to launch our new takeway program.  Stay tuned for more details! 

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Join Us for Valentine's Day at Ki

Treat your loved one to a special evening out at Ki. Celebrate Valentine's Day with our special 5-course menu created by our chefs.  In addition we are offering special sake pairings, paired by Sake Samurai Michael Tremblay, drawing from Ki's extensive sake list.  Our full a la carte menu will also be available for those who want to enjoy their favourite dishes.

 

VALENTINE'S DAY MENU

 

otōshi

 served with Mio Sparkling sake

 

 appetizer

Acadian Oysters**

yuzu shallots vinegar and kimchi jalapeño sauce

soup 

Braised Kabocha Soup 

shiitake dashi, shallots + kabocha chips 

 

cold 

Hamachi + Yuzu-Persimmon Soy

red beets ...

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Winter Izakaya Menu

 

cocktail hour begins with 'kanpai'

Monday to Friday from 4-6PM and 9PM-Close
Izakaya Snacks | $9 Wine Features| $6 Sapporo Draught
 
Every Thursday from 4-6PM and 9PM-Close 
$10 Signature Cocktails
 

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New Year's Eve 2019

Ring in the New Year at ki  Executive Chef Hing Wong and his talented team have created a 6-course New Year's Eve menu celebrating the winter season. The menu includes a welcome glass of sparkling sake and house-made truffles to take home.  The menu consists of umami-filled dishes such as the Black Cod and Mushroom Dashi, and a Duck Confit with Roasted Acorn Squash and Miso-Butter Chanterelle Mushrooms.  In addition, an Omakase Sashimi dish will be availbale consisting of seasonal Japanese fish as an optional add-on.  All dishes will be avaiilable a la carte, for those wanting to enjoy ...

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Winter Izakaya Menu

 

cocktail hour begins with 'kanpai'

Monday to Friday from 4-6PM 
Izakaya Snacks $9 Wine Features$6 Sapporo Draught
 
Every Thursday from 4-6PM 
$10 Signature Cocktails
 

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Join Us This Valentine's Day at Ki

Treat your loved one to a special evening out at Ki. Celebrate Valentine's Day with our special 5-course menu created by our chefs.  In addition we are offering special sake pairings, paired by Sake Samurai Michael Tremblay, drawing from Ki's extensive sake list.  Our full a la carte menu will also be available for those who want to enjoy their favourite dishes.

Menu $80 per person

Sake Pairings $40 per person

Available for dinner only from February 14 - 16. 

VALENTINE'S DAY MENU

 

otōshi

 served with Mio Sparkling sake

soup 

Creamy Miso Chowder

assorted seafood, wakame + drizzled with ...

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Sherry + Sake Dinner at Ki

Cava and ki modern japanese + bar are thrilled to announce an intimate and unique sake and sherry pairing dinner.  Courses will be created by Chef Jeremy Saluma of Cava and Chef Hing Wong from ki.  The theme is a ‘tour of Japanese sake and Spanish sherry”, exploring the similarities and differences between the two beverages.   

The menu and pairing concept: pair sherry with Japanese flavours, and pair sake with Spanish cuisine.   Drawing from their extensive beverage lists and knowledge, the challenge is on for ki’s Sake Sommelier Michael Tremblay and Sommelier Kyle Burch of Cava to pair outside their ...

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Sake Master Dinner with Dewazakura Shuzo

 

ki is thrilled to announce an intimate sake dinner with Yamagata's Dewazakura sake brewery. Yamagata is the first and only prefecture to be awarded a Geographical Indication by the WTO, and the sake of Dewazakura portrays the typicity of the region. Sake pairings will include sake available in the Toronto market in addition to a special sake or two only available in Japan. Please join host Michael Tremblay, Ki’s certified Advanced Sake Professional for an unforgettable evening of exceptional sake paired with a special six course menu created by the chefs at ki.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 30 @6:30PM ...

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Gifu's Yamada Honten Sake Brewery

Now Featuring "Everlasting Roots" Tokubetsu Junmai at ki 

One of the recent additions to our ever-changing sake list is the “Everlasting Roots” Tokubetsu Junmai from Gifu’s Yamada Honten.  We are currently listing it on our Sake Sommelier page served up at a variety of temperatures so that you can fully enjoy all it has to offer.  In mid-February, I had the opportunity to make a brief stop at this tiny brewery located in the foothills of the Japanese Alps.   

 Three Generations of the Yamada family

Three generations of the Yamada Family

 

The tea room at the Yamada family's ancestral home overlooks the Kiso river ...

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Making Ki's Signature Japanese Vermouth

Making Ki's Signature Japanese Vermouth

Written by Michael Tremblay

While vermouth is a cocktail ingredient regularly used throughout the seasons, I find it truly comes into its own during the autumn and winter season, particularly red vermouth with its campfire-like warm aromas of herbs and spices.  There are many uses for this aromatic fortified wine, from providing key aromas and flavours in cocktails like the Manhattan, Boulevardier, Negroni and Martini to cooking up a whole host of pasta, chowders, desserts, and even compotes and jams.  Vermouth typically comes in white, dry or red (sweet) and are staples of any bar.   While it is typically comprised ...

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