New Japanese Restaurant Opens in Toronto


TORONTO — Toronto is now home to what’s being called the city’s first authentic hot charcoal robata restaurant.

Shibui Robata Bar opened last week on Adelaide Street, in the heart of Toronto’s entertainment district. The restaurant is helmed by acclaimed chef Masaki Nakayama. His menu includes fresh seafood, savoury meats and seasonal vegetables grilled over an open hearth and served alongside expertly crafted sushi, appetizers and entrées.

“I’ve always been inspired by seasonal ingredients and have made it my mission to create innovative combinations derived from the popular dishes I grew up with,” said Nakayama “Shibui’s menu allows you to experience true Japanese cuisine with unique flavour profiles that deliver the ultimate dining experience.”

The restaurant is designed by architect Ralph Giannone and evokes a stunning combination of Japan’s beauty with an urban twist. A reflective onyx above the open-concept robata grill creates a glow that complements the blue colour palette of the restaurant that’s fused with intimate lighting.


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