In early 2018, Toronto lost one of its most-beloved restauranteurs – John Bil. John left a legacy of helping open some of the country’s best restaurants (e.g. Joe Beef in Montreal) and being an oyster connoisseur and champion of sustainable seafood and fishing practices. Thankfully, John also left us with one of his last projects – Honest Weight in the Junction area in Toronto.
Honest Weight is a fish or seafood lover’s dream, and, if you happen to also live or be staying in the Junction, consider yourself lucky because it is also a neighbourhood gem. The small room is part fish market (retail and wholesale) and part restaurant. That’s right, you can choose your fish or seafood from the fish counter and either take it home or have it prepared on the spot for your immediate enjoyment. While the seafood chowder and okonomiaki are staples, the rest of the food counter menu changes depending on what is fresh or in season at the fish counter – makes sense, right? Honest Weight also provides a well-curated list of wines and beer.
Note that there are approximately 20 seats and this place is a local fave so be prepared for line ups during peak dining times as Honest Weight does not take reservations.