Toronto Life - The Dish

The latest buzz on restaurants, chefs, bars, food shops and food events. Sign up for the Dish newsletter for weekly updates. Send tips to

New Reviews

1 Comment

Review: Nejibee, an after-work destination for griddled meats and slurping udon

Review: Grilled Japanese meats and slurpable udon from Nejibee on Wellesley

(Image: Nejibee)

Nejibee 1 star½
24 Wellesley St. W., 647-748-2882
We’ve updated our star ratings system since this article was first published.
Read more about the change here, and
find the up-to-date rating in our restaurant listings.

Nejibee, tucked furtively behind a Rabba on Wellesley, focuses on iron-griddled Japanese meats, also called teppanyaki. Cooks grill, fry and sear dishes that range from minimalist (a strip of firm, torch-crisped cured mackerel with sinus-clearing horseradish mustard) to massive (a heaping plate of highly slurpable, soy-sautéed udon loaded with pork belly, scallions cabbage and bonito flakes). Nikumiso, a Japanese take on poutine, brightens up the classic with a creamy miso sauce, but the fries underneath are limp and the crumbled pork on top is too salty. The place is quickly becoming an after-five destination for the area’s office workers, who crowd around the communal tables or perch at the counter, where cooks chat with diners while working the grill.

How we do it

These restaurants are recommended by our anonymous reviewers. Restaurant bills are paid by Toronto Life; reviews have no connection to advertising. Stars are awarded for food and wine quality, as well as presentation, service, atmosphere, ambition and originality. All of our restaurant reviews can be found at

What the stars mean

star Good
star Very good
star Excellent
star Extraordinary
star Perfect