Kon-nichi-wa is a Japanese restaurant located in downtown Toronto’s Baldwin Village.  Since 2004, we’ve been serving a variety of popular, every-day dishes in a cozy and relaxed setting.

About the Owners

Owners Kohei Matsuyama (left) & Michiko Takahashi (right)

Owners Kohei Matsuyama (pictured left) and Michiko Takahashi (pictured right) have an extensive history working in the hospitality industry in both Canada and Japan.

Chef and co-owner, KOHEI MATSUYAMA, has been working in the restaurant industry for more than 35 years.  Prior to Kon-nichi-wa, Matsuyama worked at some of the most prestigious restaurants in Tokyo and Toronto. For 15 years, Chef Matsuyama worked at the Takanawa Prince Hotel in Tokyo, Japan meticulously preparing highly specialized, multi-course dishes.  In Toronto, Matsuyama worked at the top-rated Katsura Japanese Restaurant at the Westin Prince Hotel as Sous-Chef.

Chef Matsuyama is trained in the art of Edo- Kaiseki–the finest level of Japanese cuisine that dates back to the historic periods of the shogun and samurai.

MICHIKO TAKAHASHI is the manager and co- owner. Like Chef Matsuyma, she has extensive experience working at high-end Japanese restaurants in Toronto (Katsura/Westin Prince), Ottawa (Yakitori House), and Japan.

Awards & Recognition

Over the years, Kon-nichi-wa has been featured in many publications including the Toronto Star, Toronto Life, Now Magazine, and many blogs including BlogTO.  In 2005, Toronto Life awarded us with “Best Noodles” in the city, and Now Toronto listed us in their “Toronto’s 50 Best Patios.”  In 2012, we were featured in Toronto Life’s “Weekly Lunch Pick.”