Founded in 2009, KINKA FAMILY was established with an aim to revolutionize Japanese hospitality experiences. Since then, the Company has come to be recognized as Canada’s largest Japanese restaurant group. KINKA FAMILY owns and operates a diverse portfolio of restaurants and cafés in Toronto, Montreal, Tokyo and Seoul. Included are KINKA IZAKAYA, a Japanese pub most famous for its bustling atmosphere, KINTON RAMEN, the first authentic ramen shop to open in Toronto, JaBistro, a sophisticated sushi and sashimi bistro, KINTORI YAKITORI, serving skewers grilled over Binchotan charcoal imported from Japan, NEO COFFEE BAR, a modern Japanese bakery and café, and KINKA Japan, presenting innovative dishes rooted in Japanese and Canadian flavours. Each concept is unique in its offerings, ambiance, and service-style.

With additional expansion plans ahead, KINKA FAMILY’s standards of food and service excellence remain to be the main focus of the Company’s vision.

Company Philosophy


Serving People Happiness

KINKA FAMILY was built on the belief that happiness is everyone’s ultimate goal in life. As a company, we are entirely dedicated to providing happiness not only to our guests but also to our staff, our friends, our family, and most importantly, to ourselves as individuals. “Serving People Happiness” is a fundamental component of our company; it is the foundation of what makes KINKA FAMILY a leader in providing genuine and inspired dining experiences.


To The World

KINKA FAMILY is more than a group of restaurants dedicated to quality food and exceptional hospitality. We are a group of individuals committed to the common goal of methodically expanding operations within North America, and eventually crossing the oceans into entirely different continents. We see the world as our stage filled with endless possibilities, and we strive to serve and spread happiness across the world, making it a better and brighter place. This is KINKA FAMILY’s vision in the making.


Better Than Yesterday

Make the present better than the past, the future better than the present. KINKA FAMILY encourages learning from the past and growing through trial and error. Rather than settling on one accomplishment and being satisfied, we embrace new challenges and work towards achieving greatness, yet maintain humility. This positive outlook is what motivates our team to continuously search for new ideas and means of improvement.