ABOUT US


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 COFEEE 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.

Milestones

Chronology
2009 2/5 KINKA FAMILY founded
2009 12/18 KINKA IZAKAYA ORIGINAL opens
2011 3/20 KINKA IZAKAYA BLOOR opens
2012 5/18 KINTON RAMEN BALDWIN opens
2012 11/1 JABISTRO opens
2014 1/3 KINTON RAMEN BLOOR opens
2014 5/5 KINTORI YAKITORI opens
2014 6/14 KINTON RAMEN QUEEN opens
2014 10/26 KINTON RAMEN YONGE opens
2014 11/8 KINKA IZAKAYA MONTREAL opens
2015 5/15 KINKA FAMILY JAPAN founded
2015 6/6 KINKA IZAKAYA NORTH YORK opens
2015 8/1 NEO COFFEE BAR opens
2015 10/10 KINTON RAMEN CHURCH opens
2016 5/18 KINTON RAMEN MONTREAL opens
2016 9/15 KINKA JAPAN opens
2017 1/28 KINTON RAMEN HWY 7 opens