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Chotto Matte makes Canadian debut with Toronto location

AFTER A MUCH-PRAISED launch in Miami, the team behind Chotto Matte are bringing their unique Nikkei dining experience to Toronto in May.

After a much-praised launch in Miami, the team behind Chotto Matte are bringing their unique Nikkei dining experience to Toronto in May. Owner and founder Kurt Zdesar and the NZR Group will “bring the artistic energy of underground Tokyo” to Brookfield Place (161 Bay Street) via luxury bento boxes, signature cocktails, Robata grill counter and sushi bar.

“We couldn’t be more pleased to expand our brand into Canada,” says Zdesar. “The city’s unique culture, energy and international community make it a natural fit for Chotto Matte. We are thrilled to elevate Nikkei cuisine in this vibrant city.”

Chotto Matte promises a bold taste of Nikkei cuisine, an evolution of Japanese-Peruvian fare with each dish playing on a multitude of colours and flavours. Executive Chef Jordon Sclare will direct the kitchen; his resume includes a stint at the Savoy Hotel with Anton Edellman as well as working alongside Gordon Ramsay at his three Michelin-starred London restaurant.

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