Sakawaya Japanese Bistro

867 Danforth Av
(416) 778-6894

Sakawaya is a Japanese bistro at the corner of Danforth and Jones (my ‘hood). The place is quite cosy, sitting only about ten tables. although I’ve only been about three or times, I can remember eating many appetziers to get full since I do not eat the vegetarian sushi (I stay away from rice). The deep fried tofu is simply delicious, the miso soup is excellent, rich and aromatic. For the picky vegetarian, I usually order some Japanese snacks like grilled vegetables, deep fried tofu steaks, miso soup, and more vegetables on skewers. Ordering 2-3 appetizers add up to $12-$15 but it’s like ordering a full meal.

Complete meals including drinks, dessert, and appetizer are $30 per person, including all taxes and tip. Open for dinner Tuesday to Saturday 5:30 pm to 1 am, Sunday 5 to 10:30 pm. Closed Monday and holidays.