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This Opinion article is part of a Narcity Media series. The views expressed are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Narcity Media.

Toronto is filled with Japanese restaurants that offer cheap and affordable meals, like all-you-can-eat sushi or ramen. But, if you were looking for something a bit fancier, then you'll notice that omakase experiences are getting more popular in the 6ix.

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Looking for the best restaurants in Toronto for Japanese cuisine, but don't know where to start? You've come to the right place.

Narcity asked Ryusuke Nakagawa, executive chef of Aburi Hana in Yorkville, for his absolute favourite spots for delicious Japanese eats — and he did not disappoint.

Before coming to Toronto and dishing out his own style of Kyō-Kaiseki, Nakagawa spent years learning about authentic Japanese cuisine, studied under two master chefs and worked at a three-star Michelin restaurant.

With that in mind, here are his top six picks for the best Japanese food in Toronto (when he's not dining at Aburi Hana, of course).

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From Cajun creations to German fare, there is no shortage of delicious restaurants in Florida to take your palate for a journey around the world. Sometimes though, the best spots aren't in plain sight, even hiding in unexpected places — like this Asian eatery hidden in a St. Pete.

From first glance, it appears to be a classic unassuming white building across from Merril Lynch Wealth Management, but once you're in front of it, you'll notice an inlet that leads you to a set of stairs adorned with a neon sign leading you into the underground.

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As much as you love summer, let's be honest, you'd way rather prefer a hefty, cheesy, noodle-y meal over a figure-maintaining protein shake from Glory Juice Co. I'm definitely sad to say goodbye to the sunny skies and warm weather, but am even more brimming with excitement to say hello to all the indulgent food to try in Vancouver this fall.

From cheesy French onion soup and chowder in bread bowls to juicy Korean fried chicken and spicy hot pot meals that could feed an army, I've never been more excited to announce this ultimate bucket list of comforting, fall-vibes inducing foods. Here we go!

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Do you love Japanese food and culture? Than you can't miss J-Town's annual Japanese food festival. If you want to experience a summer festival in japan but can't afford a plane ticket, you have to check out this festival. 

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