TORONTO — Kibo Secret Garden, an intimate high-end omakase and sushi house located in the heart of Yorkville, officially opens to the public on October 2.
The newest venture from established Canadian sushi brand Kibo Sushi House, Kibo Secret Garden is a first-of-its-kind project from the team. Kibo Sushi House owns and operates 23 locations across the GTA (including two Kibo Markets) as well as two locations in Calgary.
The new restaurant offers diners an elevated and exclusive menu, including the option of a handcrafted and carefully curated omakase experience with Sake pairings. Omakase is a Japanese phrase meaning ‘I leave it up to you’ that describes the traditional Japanese dining style where the culinary experience is left entirely in the hands of the chef.
“Ever since I moved to Canada, it’s been my dream to create my own version of a traditional and authentic Japanese dining experience. With the decade mark in sight for Kibo Sushi House and the success we’ve had thanks to our loyal and amazing clients, I’m so excited I can now realize this dream with Kibo Secret Garden,” says Bo Seo, CEO & founder, Kibo Sushi House.
“Everything from the location to the design to the menu has been thoughtfully chosen to create a luxury sushi dining experience. I can’t wait to welcome people in,” says Simeon Papailias, Kibo Secret Garden co-founder and commercial broker.
Under the direction of Seo, the menu highlights the highest-quality fish and seafood and premium-grade meats. Seo takes pride in only serving fish within 24 hours of its catch. The menu showcases traditional Japanese sushi and sashimi with an elevated twist, such as the Wagyu Shishito Pepper Roll ($20) which features fresh Australian wagyu with arugula, asparagus and sliced garlic.
Tucked away in a Victorian-style building in Toronto’s iconic Yorkville neighbourhood, Kibo Secret Garden offers an intimate 1,200-sq.-ft. space that brings to life a modern dining experience while still preserving the sacred art of omakase. Sleek slatted wood lines the dining-room walls and overflowing emperador dark marble marks the omakase bar. Kibo Secret Garden currently seats up to 20 guests indoors, in accordance with COVID-19 restrictions.