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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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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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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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Back to (Sake) School

Sake Master Dinners and Sake Course Announced

 Yes, it’s still technically summer, but we at ki are already busy lining up an exciting autumn for our guests!  With three sake master dinners and hosting WSET’s Level 1 Award in Sake, there are several more reasons to come to ki this fall.

 

 

To commemorate Nihonshu no Hi (Sake Day), the first day of sake brewing in Japan.  Sake pairings will include sake from some of Japan’s most esteemed breweries from around Japan.  Please join host Michael Tremblay, Ki’s certified Advanced Sake Professional, for an unforgettable evening of ...

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Summer at Ki

 

Summer at Ki

From all of us at ki to you

 Have a wonderful Canada Day long weekend! 

 

 

Ki will be closed this long weekend but will be celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary all July and August with amazing Canadian wines, sake and sushi!  We look forward to seeing you all very soon!

 

 

Ichigo Ichigo Ichigo!

 

 

Our latest cocktail, an ode to summer, was recently included in NOW Magazine.  The Ichigo (“strawberry’ in Japanese) was crafted by ki bartender Katrina Matthews and is the perfect patio sipper.  Click HERE to read the NOW article.   

 

Patio and Rosé …the Perfect Combination ...

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Sake Master Dinner at Ki Modern Japanese + Bar

Sake Master Dinner at Ki Modern Japanese + Bar

For the past 6 years, May in Toronto has proven to be a sake-laden month, as brewers and brewery representatives from Japan and North America visit to participate in Kampai Toronto - Festival of Sake, Canada's largest sake tasting featuring 160 sake.  

In celebration of Kampai Toronto, Ki is thrilled to announce an intimate sake dinner with the Presidents and Master Brewers from some of Japan’s most esteemed craft sake breweries, including Rihaku, Doi, Tensei and Kanbara breweries.  Please join John Gauntner, Sake Samurai and Author of The Sake Handbook, Monica Samuels, Sake Expert and National Sake Sales Director ...

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Sake and Sushi, Featuring Shichida Sake

Sake and Sushi, Featuring Shichida Sake

Several new sake are available at ki for a limited time.  Two of them, the Shichida Junmai and Junmai Ginjo, hail from the southern satellite island of Kyushu.  These sakes are incredibly versatile and are perfect with sushi, kushiyaki, tempura or any other dish from ki's extensive menu.

Saga Prefecture’s Tenzan Sake Brewery was established in 1875 by Toshiba Shichida on Japan’s southern island of Kyushu.   The brewery is owned by the Shichida family which originally founded a water mill near Mount Tenzan in the 1860’s and produced some of the best somen noodles in Japan ...

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January's Sake Flight is all Niigata

January's Sake Flight is all Niigata

Niigata's climate in the winter months can be a cold and snowy one.  The prefecture is narrow and book-ended between the Sea of Japan and the Japanese Alps, and consequently bears the brunt of snow laden weather that travels across from Siberia.  Some regions, closer to the mountains, receive huge amounts of snow - some with as much as 35 feet!  This snow acts as a purifier, cleansing the air of pollutants and thus creating good brewing conditions.  In addition, the snow melt is of great benefit to the high grade sake rice that the prefecutre cultivates, not to mention ...

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CELEBRATE VALENTINE'S DAY AT KI

CELEBRATE VALENTINE'S DAY AT KI

 

ki modern japanese + bar presents an elegant Valentine's Day menu created by our chefs.   A special sake flight designed to pair with the menu is also available.  

Menu and pairings will be available available Saturday, February 11 and Tuesday, February 14.

soup 

Mushroom + Konbu Consommé

shimiji + oyster mushrooms, fennel, goji berries, cilantro + sansho

cold

Truffle Sansho Maguro Tuna

toasted rice pearls, tamago yaki, dragonfruit, pomegranate + jalapeño-mint vinegar

hot

Miso Braised Pork Belly

confit baby carrots, kimchi pickled fig + ume-shiitake risotto 

rice

Tokusen Nigiri  

shichimi togarashi Mutsu + toasted goma nori

Sake with fresh dill, yuki kombu + dill oil

Suzuki ...

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