(Toronto, ON) October 9, 2013– Hapa Izakaya Toronto partners, Justin and Lea Ault, Toby Tseung and Maaji Isobe, are excited to announce that Hapa will now offer a new izakaya-style menu at the the exclusive Ritz Bar inside The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto. Available Monday through Saturday from 5pm until close, the award-winning Japanese izakaya will offer guests Hapa favourites, such as seared Beef Tataki and Tuna Avocado Salsa Dip, as well as a variety of Ocean Wise™ sushi made by Hapa Chef Koichi Fujioka.

Overlooking David Pecaut Square, Ritz Bar is centrally located in the heart of downtown Toronto only steps from the city’s performing arts district, sporting and entertainment venues and core financial centre. With an extensive sommelier selection of wines by the glass, bespoke cocktail menu and diverse local and international sake list, Ritz Bar is the ideal place for an afterwork gathering or social event.

For information please phone 416-585-2500 or visit ritzcarlton.com/toronto.

See the menu here

About Hapa:

Voted “Top Five Izakayas In North America” by Bon Appétit Magazine; topping “Industry and Readers Choice” Georgia Straight awards for Best Japanese in 2012 and Best Izakaya in 2013; and “Best Casual Chain, Silver” by Vancouver Magazine in 2013, Hapa continues to offer a winning combination of Japanese cuisine, fun, and culture, paired with local seasonal and Ocean Wise TM ingredients.In 2010, Hapa was the first izakaya to join the Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean WiseTM seafood conservation program and one of only a handful of Japanese restaurant partners in the program to date.