ABOUT US

ABOUT US

Irashai-mase, Welcome to EDO, where we celebrate theart of Japanese Cuisine. Japanese culinary traditions, Washoku and Seiyo-Ryori,offer a rich tapestry of flavours. Washoku represents traditional cooking, featuring tempura, teriyaki, sushi, and more. Seiyo-Ryori is the fusion of European (primarily French) influences with Japanese techniques, constantly evolving into new dishes. Unlike fusion, which we avoid, EDO's approach carefully blends these two Japanese culinary streams into a unique and ever-evolving style.

Our EDO Chefs are trained in Seiyo-Ryori or Washoku, offering you this distinctive combination. To enhance your dining pleasure, ourEDO cocktail, wine, and saké selection is thoughtfully curated to complement our menu.

We hope your EDO experiences provide a glimpse into the pride, obligation, and cultural influences that shape every dish we serve. We are all family, our staff, guests and suppliers and all strive to extend this warmth to those who indulge in our culinary offerings. Whether you visit our restaurants, experience our offerings at Scotiabank Arena, explore our location at Toronto Western Hospital, or engage with our catering team, we are committed to ensuring that our family takes care of yours. As a multi-generational family business, we understand the value of shared moment sand appreciate the privilege of being part of your experiences. Thank you for choosing EDO.

Dōzo o-meshi-agari-kudasai!

BARRY J. CHAIM - Founder & OWNER

BARRY J. CHAIM - Founder & OWNER

In 1986, Barry founded EDO, a Japanese restaurant inmid-town Toronto, serving authentic Japanese cuisine. In the spring of 1996, hetook over direct management of the business. In bringing authentic Japanese food to Toronto and his constant efforts ineducation and cultural bridge building, Barry was made a Fellow of the OntarioHostelry Institute (OHI) in 2003.

Barry also founded Kids for Kobe, a charity established to assist children who suffered from the Kobe Earthquake in 1995. He is active in supporting various community, health, education and charitable organizations.

He has appeared on several TV shows and enjoys conducting sushi making classes, together with his Chefs, in the making, history, etiquette and culture of Japanese Cuisine.

In November of 2022, in recognition of his many efforts to build bridges between the cultures of Japan and Canada, Barry was conferred with the Foreign Minister's Commendation by Japanese Consul-General in Toronto Sasayama Takuya.

Daniel Chaim - COO

Daniel Chaim - COO

To say that Daniel has grown up in therestaurant business would be an understatement. From early days being picked up from school and brought to the restaurant to do homework, Daniel has had a front row seat in the many evolutions of EDO over the years.

With that history and experience in mind, Daniel has taken his professional experiences from outside of EDO, his knowledge of the EDO history and culture, and is working with Barry and the rest of the executive management team to build new paths for EDO for the future.

THE ORIGINS OF EDO

THE ORIGINS OF EDO

EDO is the former name for Tokyo. During the period when Japan was controlled by the Tokugawa Shogunate from 1603 - 1868, Japan's emperors lived in secluded majesty, and captivity, at the Imperial Palace in EDO. The emperor had been moved from his power base and long-time home in Kyoto. During the EDO period, culture flourished. Tea ceremony (Sado) and flower arrangement (Ikebana) evolved and became the essence of aesthetics in Japanese life. This approach to the visual world reached its zenith in Japanese cuisine through Kaiseki, originally a Buddhist monk's approach to eating and serenity, making maximum use of available materials necessitated by scarcity. Today in Japan, these dishes are beautifully prepared and presented.

History of EDO  RESTAURANTS

History of EDO  RESTAURANTS

In 1986, co-founder Barry Chaim took his love and learning ofJapanese culture and opened EDO, a Japanese restaurant in midtown Toronto, serving authentic Japanese cuisine.

In the spring of 1996, he took over direct management of the business and two years later, EDO received recognition as one of Gourmet Magazine's "Americas Top Tables". In June of 1998, a second location, EDO-ko, was opened in Forest Hill Village. EDO Sushi received excellent reviews at the 1999 opening of the Air Canada Centre, the first sushi offering in a sports arena in the world outside Japan.

January 2000 saw the Eglinton West location move across the street to a larger venue which has permitted expansion into full catering, private functions and special events.

In 2015, Barry and his son Josh introduced the Sushi Burrito and Poke to Canada under the fast-casual brand Fish'D by EDO.

In 2018 Barry's youngest son Daniel officially joined the management team as COO.

In 2022 EDO opened its first Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) option at Toronto Western Hospital.

CONTACT & LOCATION

After nearly 40 years, we never imagined our EDO family would grow to this extent. Looking ahead, we're dedicated to discovering new locations and experiences to connect with your dining needs, whether it's a cozy dinner at home, a concert, a game at Scotiabank Arena, or our latest addition at Toronto Western Hospital. We're always evolving.

Hours may change during holidays or special occasions. Please contact the establishment for specific information.

EDO-ko
EDO-ko

EDO-ko in Forest Hill Village
(416) 482-8973
425 Spadina Road, M5P 2W3
info@edorestaurants.com

Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 9:00pm
Sunday:
5:00pm - 9:00pm

At the Big Game
At the Big Game

Scotiabank Arena (since 1999)
Located at Platinum North Level &
Section 104
40 Bay Street, M5J 2X2

Operating at all major sporting events and concerts

EDO Sushi Catering
EDO Sushi Catering

Catering & Head Office
(416) 322-7699
429 Spadina Road, Suite 201
Toronto, ON M5P 2W3

catering@edorestaurants.com

Monday - Friday 9:30-5:30

EDO at UHN
EDO at UHN

EDO at Toronto Western Hospital
(416) 322-6011
399 Bathurst Street, Unit K
Toronto, ON M5T 2S6

Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED