Top 5 Japanese Restaurants in Oakville
There is nothing better than good sushi, fresh sashimi, maki rolls and all-around Japanese food when you are hungry or you want to change it up in Oakville. And if you are looking for authentic Japanese cuisine in Oakville, you are in luck.
These are not your average AYCE production line sushi joints, these places take their time to create some of the most delicious and spectacular looking dishes while boasting great service and exceptional atmosphere.
Here are the top 5 a la carte Japanese restaurants in Oakville
Hidden in the corner of a plaza at Eighth Line and Upper Middle Road is a cute Japanese restaurant called Niwa Sushi. As you walk in, you see open tables to the right and a row of smaller private rooms on the left heading to the back. The service is very friendly and the atmosphere is nice, featuring a homey and well-lit interior. The sushi was very fresh and presented well. As for a bonus, it's conveniently located in the same plaza as a gym!
Prices: $11 To $25
Located in a tiny plaza in the corner of North Service Road and Dorval is a hidden gem when it comes to Japanese food. The dining room is very nice with a dark wooden look and sophisticated feel throughout. There's also a full sushi bar located at the back of the restaurant. Their sushi and sashimi are on point and very fresh and flavourful. The service is very friendly, too.
Prices: $11 To $29
This is one of those cool hidden gems. You don't expect much until you get the food. It's a small restaurant located very close to the GO Train station, so there is a lot of take-out. There are about 16 seats and the main chef/owner is usually there and you can tell he is passionate about his food. We tried the sashimi dish (as seen below) and it was very fresh and melt-in-your-mouth. We also ordered the unagi dinner and it was delicious.
Prices: $9 To $20
The Mye Japanese restaurants are the best two Japanese restaurants in Oakville. Interestingly enough, the Mye brand has been around for close to 30 years. This is definitely more of fine dining option when it comes to Japanese food without breaking the bank. Mye 2 is located in a plaza on Trafalgar and Dundas and the interior is modern, open and very well lit so you can see the incredible food you are eating. We had the seven course-tasting menu that came with a little bit of everything. It started with sasuke, sunomono salad, sashimi, sushi, tempura and steak. Every single dish was mouth wateringly delicious at $49. We were there for lunch and they made it special for us, as it's not on the lunch menu.
Prices: $15 To $49
As mentioned above, the Mye restaurant brand is the best in Oakville and the original Mye is located in the heart of beautiful downtown Oakville in the Lakeshore and Trafalgar area. It is located in what looks like an old house and they have modernized it by partitioning the dining room off with glass. We had the exact same seven course-tasting menu as we had in Mye 2 with just one difference at the original Mye. There was a crab claw in my sunomono salad, which Mye 2 didn't have. The location of this Mye restaurant with the combination of the fresh crab claw makes this location just an inch better than Mye 2!
Prices: $15 To $53
What’s your favourite Japanese restaurant in Oakville? (Not AYCE