Izakaya: a Japanese bar offering alcoholic beverages and snacks (Dictionary.com)
So, I love food. I like trying out new places and dishes. I am not a food or restaurant critic so please don’t take my opinion as a general review, this is just my opinion, and I want to share it with everyone :). I’m no expert at this. This place was mentioned to me a while ago by a friend. He had his birthday dinner there, but I wasn’t able to go. A couple of weeks passed by and I was craving Japanese food, and I didn’t feel like going to the ones I’ve been to already. So I asked him how that place was. He said he really liked it. I got curious. My friend is Japanese, to me when a friend says they really like it and it’s their cuisine, I would jump on it. I went to Fin Izakaya on Yonge & Eglinton, twice. This Japanese Izakaya Restaurant is owned by Japanese and I was greeted with smiles and “IRASHAIMASE” (translates “welcome” in Japanese). It was lunch time and Lucas, his mom, and I sat beside the window. This was my second time going there. The food was good! I love Japanese cuisine! We ordered a bunch of stuff, haha sorry to say but I forgot what they’re called or what it was on their menu but I have photos! :) The photos I’ve taken, you might have seen these regular Japanese food somewhere else too, but I really like their lunch bowls. I’ve tried the “Dynamite bowl” or something like that, again I’m sorry but I didn’t take photos the first time I went there. Haha I made it seem like I was about to tell a long story, womp womp. Enjoy!
Japanese sake. I didn’t have some! It was just on display, I swear.
I think this was fish salad, I forgot. Lucas makes me try different types of food and this was another one of them.
Uni. Lucas made me try uni by itself a while back. I was hesitant at first. But I tried it. In my opinion, the after taste is a little bitter and the texture is too soft and fragile.
This was Beef something. =/ It was on a sizzling platter.
Frozen grapes at the end of the meal. So cute.
They don’t have a website yet. I know, I like looking at websites too. But they said they’re working on it because they just recently opened up their restaurant.
55 Eglinton Avenue East,
Toronto, ON M4P1G8