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JAPANESE

FOOD

Aka-Oni is proud to offer an extensive Japanese menu of traditional dishes made to delight the senses.
As an izakaya and ramen restaurant, our grill and kitchen offers superb bar food and noodle bowls. We use fresh ingredients to create innovative dishes that delight and invigorate. Each one of our meals is an occasion to share and have fun with your friends and family.
Our house specialties include Hokkaido King Crab Milk Ramen, Barbecued Eel Thin Crust Pancake, and Grilled Dried Spanish Mackerel, a delicacy made through an arduous cooking process involving hours of marinating and drying.
From grilled barbecue to fresh fish to piping hot bowls of noodles, we serve all kinds of deliciousness at Aka-Oni.

STORY OF AKA-ONI

Slide There was a red ghost living in the deep mountains. Slide He always wanted to be friends with humans, so he set up a sign at the door of his house. Slide Which said, "This is the home of a kind-hearted ghost. Anyone can come here. There are delicious sweets." And hot tea." Slide But still no one came. Slide Later, his good friend Qing Gui offered a plan for him. Slide Later, he went to Qinggui’s house, but found a letter at the door of his house, which read, "Mr. Chigui, you have to get along with humans and live happily. Slide If I look for you again, people will think you are bad. Slide Ghost. So I decided to travel, but I will never forget you. Slide Goodbye, please take care of your body, I will be your friend wherever I go. Slide The letter said: "Mr. Chigui, you have to get along with humans and live happily. If I look for you again, people will think you are bad. Ghost. So I decided to travel, but I will never forget you. Goodbye, please take care of your body, I will be your friend wherever I go." Chi Ghost read it silently two or three times, not feeling teary eyes.

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AKA-ONI Ramen&Izakaya(Scarborough)
4.3
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Annie S
Annie S
21:43 23 Jul 22
The atmosphere is quite nice. Sitting is private and you can put down the fabric cloths for more if needed. Service is... quick and the servers are friendly. The food is mediocre and is on the pricey side. The the seafood hotpot was bland while the other dishes were a bit too salty. Prepare to drink tonnes of water after.read more
ibrahim yusuf
ibrahim yusuf
03:55 23 Jul 22
This was one of the best sushi spots in Toronto! Amazing food! GREAT SERVICE! I wasn’t even hungry and I inhaled my... food!!! That’s how good it was! Dessert was also on the house 🥲 btw! I never knew grapefruit ice cream existed let alone how delicious it is! The decor is stunning, such an exciting and fun vibe! Seeread more
Shawn K
Shawn K
16:13 23 Jun 22
They are open later than other Sushi 🍣 spots. We are so happy they were!The Angus Tataki was absolutely delicious. I... found my new favorite Sushi spot. Will be back, and the booths have curtains to give an intimate and private experience.The only thing my date didn't like was the Mojito which we have back and they didn't charge us for. A+ service!!read more
Gowthamy Dhushy
Gowthamy Dhushy
13:53 15 May 22
If you appreciate good food, you NEED to visit this place. I wish I knew about this restaurant sooner cause WOW was I... missing out!My friends and I ordered a bunch of dishes and EACH DISH DID NOT DISAPPOINT. All very beautifully presented and the taste of each dish is SO good, you don't want to share (lol).The chef and cooks clearly know what they're doing and are very experienced in the type of quality in taste and presentation they want to deliver to their customers.To enhance the experience of our visit, each booth had their own shoji screens which made it feel more authentic and a unique experience different from other Izakaya spots.I truly wish this restaurant more success and recognition because you can clearly taste just how passionate the chef and cooks are about the food they create and present.read more
Joanne Cheung (Hungry.Jo)
Joanne Cheung (Hungry.Jo)
11:30 09 May 22
@akaoniizakaya 🦞🍄🍚🍣This Lobster Don ($25.99) was just divine. Chunks of grilled lobster Shimeji mushrooms & corn in... their Devil sauce which was aromatic and buttery. Tasted so good …. Will definitely go back for this.We also had the dynamite roll. Beautiful presentation and generous sized pieces of sushi. The Tempura appetizer came with 2 large sized prawns and the batter was light and crispy and came with tempura veggies.Will be back soon!!read more
Berman G
Berman G
12:06 09 Apr 22
This is a great Japanese restaurant. The sushi was fresh and good quality. There’s a wide variety of food on the menu,... from sushi to sashimi to veggie friendly. It was a busy place though it was late at night. I think this restaurant is popular in the Scarborough area. Pricey but it’s worth every penny spent. Highly recommended.read more
Sylvia Lee
Sylvia Lee
07:51 25 Mar 22
Good quality sashimi. So fresh! I enjoy their food so much! Yum ;pWe ordered online...Snappy? It would be better if... it tells you the estimated pick up time.read more
Justina Hogan
Justina Hogan
18:02 06 Mar 22
Truly wowed by this place. I never had raw octopus before and was hesitant it be too fishy tasting but wow- it was one... of my favourite dishes of the night! I also really loved the ‘black diamond’ sushi. Incredible food and wonderful service!🍣read more
Viktor Wang
Viktor Wang
16:28 02 Mar 22
Pretentious restaurant. Food are really over priced and quality is just on par with "all you can eat". Portion is so... small and the pictures are deceiving. When asked about how big the portion is before ordering, the waiter gives very ambiguous answers. Somehow has the audacity to ask why the tip is low? Please be reminded that tip is optional, not mandatory. If we are unhappy with the food or service, we have the right not to give any tip at all. In this case, for the respect to the waitress, we decide to give tips but overall a very bad experience. If you are looking for authenticate Japanese restaurant, I suggest you look elsewhere.read more
Lily Le
Lily Le
16:42 15 Feb 22
Amazing Japanese restaurant!!!!Food 5/5We tried a variety of dishes and everything was amazing.Premium Sashimi tray... was super fresh, high quality, for sure recommend!!!All of the skewers were great. Sauce was on point, have a hint of charcoal grill smoke which i love.Sushi and appetizers were great.Ramen broth was rich and creamy, noodle was perfectly cooked!Place 5/5Very nicely authentic design. I love the atmosphere. Absolutely great choice for any dates!!Price 5/5More on the expensive side. But the quality make it totally worth it!Strongly recommend!!!read more
A T
A T
04:57 08 Feb 22
Always a promise of quality food here, everything's great with great variety! Never disappoints!I like their... shellfish don or sushi for lunch.We always get their special items for dinner, also skewers, dried overnight marinated mackerel, sake flight, etc.read more
Jennifer Chan
Jennifer Chan
00:48 25 Jan 22
Nice izakaya, with good food and decent prices. Me and my sister shared all the plates and everything we ate was... delicious. Would recommend trying some of their sushi rolls. Service was friendly.read more
Joy Xiao
Joy Xiao
23:32 15 Jan 22
The first time I went to Aka-Oni I decided to purchase the VIP card because I knew I would be coming back!! The fish... was very fresh and everything tasted very unique and the best sushi I’ve ever had. I tried the lunch special after, which I thought it didn’t taste as good as the first time I went which was at dinner time. I suspect that they use better quality fish for the non lunch special items.read more
Eric Chau
Eric Chau
03:56 21 Dec 21
This place looks like it would be a great place if you want to try different types of sake. The food is also presented... very well and aesthetically pleasing. However for the price they are charging, the quality of the sushi is not worth it. The ramen was good but I would not go for the sushi.read more
Ricky Jane
Ricky Jane
16:02 25 Oct 21
Huge variety of sake and cocktails.The skewers are pretty good.Fish was fresh.Sushi could use a bit of work tho,... rice was a bit soft and wet from the rolls I had.read more
SalesByBK
SalesByBK
03:05 13 Oct 21
Came for the first time, food was great. Little more authentic then Ajisen Ramen and just as tasty. Customer service... was great. Quick and efficient. Offered me free ice cream.. doesn’t get much better then that. A tad bit on the pricey side but quality over quantity made it worth it!read more
Angel Juan
Angel Juan
02:31 29 Sep 21
One of the best Japanese restaurants in Scarborough. Servers were friendly and accomodating to young children. Booth... was spacious and food was served promptly. We went at 8:30pm on a weekday and it wasn't noisy. Nice ambiance.read more
Tashfin Awal
Tashfin Awal
06:04 15 Sep 21
Absolutely smashing place, it’s got so many options we could barely keep up. Now keep in mind, this was a rather high... end and pricy place, but the food was well worth it. The portions could use some improvement, but they certainly don’t compromise the quality or taste. The golden caviar blow-torched bites are to die for, and they’ve got many delicious drinks! Options for everyone here.read more
Grace Lam
Grace Lam
02:22 09 Sep 21
Great customer service and food was delicious!My friends and I walked in without reservation on a Saturday night,... luckily there was an unattended reservation so we were seated after 10-15 minutes wait. The three of us ordered a bowl of ramen each and shared a roll and tempura. It was more than enough for the three of us.They had a special menu of chef’s recommendation and seasonal dishes. Their food looks very appealing in general and I look forward to trying other items on their menu!Took off one star because I waited 15+ minutes for my order (they later said it was served to another table) while my friends already finished their ramen.read more
Darianne Timbang
Darianne Timbang
00:14 08 Sep 21
Service was really good and fast! The food was okay, but a bit pricey for the servings you get. The ambiance was nice... and cozy but might be too small for a group. They have outdoor patio though.read more
Jason Lun
Jason Lun
01:21 03 Sep 21
Customer service was excellent, which enhanced the dining experience. The menu has a great variety of Japanese food but... the ramen selection could have more options. Regardless, the food were great 🙂 highly recommend a group of friends or family because you can order more. Also their special menu / chef's recommendations is very appealing...I just wanna try them all.read more
Justin Ng
Justin Ng
21:03 21 Aug 21
would recommend if you are around the area and looking for small portions to share with friends. taste great and clean... ! I would recommend making a reservation before arriving. pretty much anything on the menu is tasty. I would come back anyway to have this with friends.read more
Lytton Li
Lytton Li
15:19 01 Aug 21
My wife and I love this restaurant very much. Their booth really not only make social distance , but also let... customers have some private space for gathering. Sake is very good.read more
Si Long Tou
Si Long Tou
00:06 23 Jul 21
We went during stage 2 reopening and sat at the patio. Customer service was great. I had very high expectation for the... food but it turned out to just be okay. We ordered the daily special luxurious sashimi boat which was close to $100 before tax, everything was fresh but the quality was average. We also ordered grilled steak rice bowl (not pictured) and it was quite salty and kinda burnt. The best dish was the steam egg (also not pictured). Overall what we got was overpriced for the quality.read more
Amanda J
Amanda J
19:52 19 Jul 21
Tasty, and nice atmosphere. Prices are decent but a bit high for the quality, and the service is adequate. The washroom... was a little dirty.Note: The AC in the interior is very cold so bring a sweater or sit outside if you don’t like that.read more
Chakri Roo
Chakri Roo
19:12 09 Jul 21
1. Relatively pricey compared to the good quality of food2. Location is a bit ... hmm ... not really a fanOtherwise,... everything was fantastic. Servers were all friendly and very attentive. Good experiences.read more
Tian Ren
Tian Ren
02:32 04 Jul 21
Able to call ahead for reservations. Food was good and came out in a decent time. Patio however is part of the parking... lot they conveted not as nice as the dine in experience but they definitely tried.read more
Paul Siu
Paul Siu
19:16 26 Jun 21
Over price Japanese restaurant with average to low quality food. I ordered the $150 bento box a few days ago..... it... was definitely not worth the price. In comparison, ju izakaya is much betterread more
Katherine Lee
Katherine Lee
19:06 09 Jun 21
The food is very delicious. I really like the new take-out menu they came up for two people. It is called "the Full... House". My husband likes it as well!read more
B L
B L
11:41 22 May 21
Amazing meal. Delicious ramen and grilled meats. Staff were friendly and easy to order
Lu LI
Lu LI
03:55 13 Apr 21
Looks always fancy but some of the signature sushi and Don tastes oily by the combination of fatty fish & sauce.
Romina Lin
Romina Lin
21:34 28 Mar 21
Wonderful and yummy food? I had a great birthday there, but what bugs me is the dishes aren't cleaned washed, we had... bowls twice dirty, if we didn't notice we could of used it.read more
Kaden Bush
Kaden Bush
15:02 15 Feb 21
I visit this lovely spot from time to time! This is my favorite spot to eat. I go to this spot at least once a month.... The food is very tasty, the crew is friendly and the prices are decent. I enjoy eating in this restaurant to have a tasty supper.read more
Martin Morrison
Martin Morrison
14:02 04 Dec 20
I go with my wife to this great spot often! This is my favorite spot to pass a nice evening. I visit this place... routinely. The food is excellent, the crew is helpful and the prices are decent. I enjoy eating in this spot to have a good dinner.read more
Carrie C.
Carrie C.
05:49 19 Nov 20
Lots of variety on the menu to choose from. Portion is small though, menu is available online. We try some special... dishes and rolls. Service is very good and friendly. We sit at the outside patio at Scarborough location. It's very warm w heaters even it's a cold evening. It seems to be quite busy even on a weeknight. Must make reservations.read more
Viet Nguyenphuc
Viet Nguyenphuc
17:13 07 Nov 20
Definitely a spot worth visiting, the food is good and fresh, the pricing is fair and it is regularly well organized... here. Keep it up.read more
Jayceon Savage
Jayceon Savage
13:24 06 Oct 20
This restaurant is my first choice restaurant. Of all restaurants I know I prefere it most. I always suggests to my... friends to go to this restaurant. everytime I want to go to a good lunch, this is the place that comes right away to my head. superb and many types of food and a large menu.trained staff, and pleasant mood. In addition to that, the tariff is modest. I tell about this place with pleasure.read more
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