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12 Best Filipino Restaurants in Toronto

12 Best Filipino Restaurants in Toronto

On the hunt for the best Filipino restaurants in Toronto to eat at?

Toronto is such an incredibly diverse city with so many multicultural restaurants, and we’ve got plenty of amazing Filipino restaurants in the city!

Here are some of the best Filipino restaurants to eat at in Toronto!

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Best Filipino restaurants in Toronto


Adobar

Adobar is actually a virtual restaurant, and you’ll have to order ahead for pickup in front of a condo building on Dundas!

Their modern Filipino-inspired desserts are heavenly, with treats like their Ube Leche Flan Cake Cup and Tsoko Mousse Cake.

They’ve also got delicious eats, like their Smokey Porc (a playful take on adobo) and Spicy Chicken (with kimchi rice)!

They require a minimum of two days notice, and you can order via their order form.

LOCATION: 200 Dundas St E, Toronto, ON


Kanto By Tita Flips

Filipino street food eats are what you’ll find at Kanto by Tita Flips, with dishes like Palabok, Lumpia Shanghai, and Turon.

They also have all-you-can-eat Filipino brunch on Sundays, which is buffet-style and features items like Ube Pancakes!

They’ve got a market-style shipping container storefront near Kensington Market, as well as an actual restaurant in the Junction.

Their Junction restaurant is super cute, with brick and wood details and hanging industrial lights!

LOCATION: Various locations


Kuya Joe’s Kitchen

Kuya Joe’s Kitchen is a casual spot located in Scarborough, and everything on the menu is made fresh to order!

You’ll find classic Filipino comfort foods like Palabok, Pork Adobo, and Sisig.

It’s definitely more of a takeout spot, but they do have some seating inside if you’re looking to dine in!

LOCATION: 803 Markham Rd, Scarborough, ON


Ritz Restaurant

This hole-in-the-wall spot in East York serves up a mix of Canadian and Filipino eats, all in their retro diner-esque space!

Enjoy Canadian breakfast faves like their Peameal Breakfast or Traditional Eggs Benedict, or Filipino breakfast dishes like Tapsilog (thinly-sliced marinated beef) or Longsilog (Filipino sweet sausage).

Take note that they only accept debit and cash!

LOCATION: 310 Donlands Ave, East York, ON


Lechon Republik

This casual eatery serves up home-style Filipino comfort foods, with mostly pork dishes on the menu.

Of course, they’ve got lechon, which is a Filipino roasted pork dish!

You can find their restaurant near Yorkdale Mall, and they’ve also got locations in Scarborough and Ajax!

LOCATION: 1 Romar Crescent Unit 2, Toronto, ON


Sampaguita Village Family Restaurant

This unassuming family-owned and operated restaurant in North York serves up some of the best Filipino food in Toronto.

They’ve got all kinds of Filipino-Chinese dishes, including different pancit and fried rice options!

They’ve also got a few different family dinner options, where you can enjoy a variety of different menu items.

You can find Sampaguita Village by Bathurst & Wilson, which is also known as the Little Manila neighbourhood!

LOCATION: 322 Wilson Ave, North York, ON


Casa Manila

This family-owned spot is all about traditional Filipino dishes.

Definitely go for their family combos or fiesta platters, which serve 2 to 6 people and come with a few different traditional Filipino dishes!

They’ve also got a good selection of plant-based dishes, which is great for my plant-based friends out there!

They’ve got two locations on Danforth and in North York!

LOCATION: Various locations


Kabalen Restaurant

This casual restaurant is known for their Kamayan feasts, and you can choose between the Kamayan Feast, Super Kamayan Feast, or Seafood Platter!

If you don’t know what Kamayan is, it’s a communal-style meal you eat with your bare hands, and everything is served on banana leaves on the table.

You can also order a la carte, and they’ve got plenty of meat, seafood, and veggie dishes to choose from!

They’ve got a cozy brick-and-wood interior, and they’ve got a lovely woody patio out front as well.

LOCATION: 3778 Bathurst St, North York, ON


Tinuno

Tinuno offers up traditional Filipino eats at their restaurant near Sherbourne Station.

Their restaurant is small and cozy, with tables that are perfect for enjoying their Kamayan feasts!

Tinuno’s Kamayan features a variety of seafood, meat, veggies, as well as garlic rice for $25 per person!

If you’re visiting on your own, you can still enjoy their Kamayan for $27!

They’ve also got some appetizers like lumpia and lechon, as well as all-day Filipino-style breakfast!

LOCATION: 31 Howard St, Toronto, ON


Lamesa Filipino Food Club

Lamesa was the very first Filipino restaurant I ever tried, and their brunch is absolutely incredible.

Their Fried Chicken & Waffle comes with a Filipino twist: purple yam waffles, mango maple butter, and cassava hash!

They’ve also got a Discovery Brunch for 2 ($60), which is perfect if you’re looking to sample a bunch of different Filipino eats.

They offer Kamayan for dinner, and you can choose between the Discover Kamayan Platter ($30 per person) or Vegetarian Kamayan Platter ($25 per person)!

The Tropical House Punch is perfect for enjoying with your meal – it includes a variety of tropical juices and ginger beer, and you can add your choice of liquor for an extra fee!

The interior of the restaurant is also super cute with all the tropical vibes.

LOCATION: 634 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, ON


Islas Filipino BBQ and Bar

You’ll find traditional Filipino grilled fare alongside tropical cocktails at this Parkdale spot.

Try their Boodeli’Two Kamayan feast, which serves anywhere from 2 to 6 people.

They’ve also got prix-fixe dinner options, which all include a starter, main, and dessert!

They also offer specials on different days of the week (like buck-a-shuck Tuesdays), and they even have karaoke nights!

LOCATION: 1690 Queen St W, Toronto, ON


Bar’kada

If you’re looking for an upscale Filipino restaurant, Bar’kada is your spot to visit.

They’ve got plenty of unique fusion dishes, like their Honey Adobo Chicken Wings, Short Rib Pappardelle, and Ube Creme Brulee!

I’d definitely go with the Bar’kada Platter, which comes with a lil’ bit of everything.

They’ve also got an incredible brunch menu with plenty of Filipino tapas and mains, like their Lola’s Lumpia and Ube French Toast!

Their space is beautiful and modern, and they’ve even got a neon sign with their name on it.

If you’re visiting during the summer months, they’ve got a cozy and private back patio with plenty of greenery!

LOCATION: 745 Queen St W, Toronto, ON


Best Filipino restaurants in Toronto:

  1. Adobar
  2. Kanto By Tita Flips
  3. Kuya Joe’s Kitchen
  4. Ritz Restaurant
  5. Lechon Republik
  6. Sampaguita Village Family Restaurant
  7. Casa Manila
  8. Kabalen Restaurant
  9. Tinuno
  10. Lamesa Filipino Food Club
  11. Islas Filipino BBQ and Bar
  12. Bar’kada

These were some of the best Filipino restaurants to visit in Toronto!

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