This upscale Japanese restaurant, located in one of Toronto’s wealthiest neighborhoods, has revamped its space and introduced new menu offerings, including an exciting lunch experience to its weekly service.
Kasa Moto, located in the heart of Yorkville at 115 Yorkville Avenue, has always been known for its delicious Japanese cuisine with a more modern twist. If you haven’t yet returned to Kasa Moto or experienced its offerings, you’ll be pleased to hear that the restaurant recently updated its interior.
In an effort to reinvent the restaurant space, they teamed up with interior design studio Iron and Ivory and textile designer Candice Kaye Design to “elevate and refine the dining experience for customers”.
“It was an honor to partner with the team at Kasa Moto and redesign this iconic space, while maintaining the features customers love,” said Kayla Pongrac, co-founder of Iron and Ivory. “To ensure the interior design is representative of Japanese culture, all new aspects of the redesign were carefully selected, such as textiles and wallpaper inspired by vintage kimonos. Materials have also been changed to complete the minimalist feel and color has been incorporated for an added touch.
The bespoke murals feature hand-painted cranes, flowers, leaves and art nouveau details that were all inspired by vintage Japanese textiles, according to the restaurant. “Kasa moto’s remodeled interior creates an elegant yet inviting atmosphere that evolves effortlessly from day to night.”
With a new interior comes a refreshed menu and Kasa Moto has done just that. The culinary team, led by Executive Chef Jia Zou, introduced the restaurant’s first-ever Bento Box Lunch program to its menu.
The lunch dish is served every day from 12:00 p.m. You have the choice between the Beef Bento and Pork Katsu Bento box specials. The platter is quite large with sashimi, miso soup, roasted Brussels sprouts, fried rice, etc. If you are looking for a hearty meal, you have to try it.
Other new items on the menu include scallop ceviche, Wagyu carpaccio, black cod with miso and the chef’s signature pork loin served on a bincho grill.
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On the cocktail side, the Beverage Manager, Ben Kingstone, known for his work at Valérie, Parc Ave, and Kasa Moto, redesigned the cocktail program with a bunch of new drinks to enjoy.
Although all the drinks are definitely worth trying like Lost at Sea, Usual Suspect and Moto Mori Sling, you definitely have to try Tokyo Minute. This cocktail is composed of Yuzu Ketel One, Lychee Jasmine Cordial, Orange and Ginger Shrub.
“Kasa Moto is a landmark in our city and it was important to create a new, signature and on-trend cocktail mix for our guests to enjoy,” Kingstone said. “When guests stop by Kasa Moto for a memorable dining experience or late-night celebration, we want them to enjoy an unparalleled hospitality experience.”
Whether it’s lunch, dinner, drinks, or all three, Kasa Moto’s new redesign is worth checking out.
When: Every day from 12:00 p.m. to 01:00 a.m.
Where: 115 Yorkville Avenue