Real Japanese

 quality you can taste  ×  hand Crafted with Love


Chef Kimura is Japanese Cuisine

Shigeo Kimura immigrated to Canada in January of 1973. He worked as a landscaper and saved his Canadian pennies--dreaming of opening an authentically Japanese restaurant.

In 1978 (after toiling through several Toronto summers) Chef Kimura started a family with local girl Anne-Marie Micallef, and welcomed their first son, noted Toronto food-stylist Matthew Kimura, as they opened Sasaya, one of Toronto's five original sushi restaurants! 

Building on Sasaya's success Chef Kimura opened Ginko in 1984, his homage to Japanese cuisine, aesthetics, and culture, and for  the past thirty-six years has dedicated himself to freshness, authenticity, family, and his community. He is the internationally recognized kendo coach of the Toronto, Ryerson, & Mississauga Kendo Clubs;  President and founder of the Japanese Restaurant Association of Canada; and according to Anne-Marie and the boys, a kick-ass dad. 



655 Dixon Road
International Plaza
Toronto, Ontario

(3-Hour Free Parking)


M-F   11:30a to 2p & 5p to 10p

Sa     5p to 10p 

Su     5p to 9:30p




from dixon road Please turn into the parking lot on the west side of the international plaza building.

it is marked "temporary parking."

The first three hours are always free.

If you have questions, suggestions, or special requests please send an email to