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7 Best Restaurants in Toronto

7 Best Restaurants in Toronto

Looking for the best restaurants in Toronto to eat at?

Toronto is one of the most multicultural cities in the world, which also means we’ve got an incredibly diverse food scene.

Whether you’re looking for authentic Mexican tacos or spicy Indian food, you’ll find plenty of amazing restaurants and food spots in Toronto.

Here are some of the best restaurants to visit in downtown Toronto!

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Best restaurants in Toronto


Kinka Izakaya, Toronto
Kakimayo (cheesy baked oysters) from Kinka Izakaya.

Kinka Izakaya

Ever been to a Japanese izakaya before?

They basically serve up tapas-style bar eats alongside cocktails and drinks, and Kinka Izakaya does not disappoint.

Literally everything I’ve ever had at Kinka has been amazing, and I’ve been coming here for over 7 years.

You absolutely need to try their Karaage (deep fried chicken), Takoyaki (octopus balls), and any of their bibimbap bowls.

If you’re interested in seeing more of Kinka’s menu, I’ve got a blog post all about my Kinka Izakaya review.

LOCATION: Various locations


Otto’s Bierhalle

Otto’s serves up local craft beer and amazing German shareable feasts in the trendy Queen West neighbourhood.

They’ve got a spacious interior with plants hanging from the ceiling and a disco-friendly bathroom (if you know, you know).

If you’re into sausages and sauerkraut, you’ll definitely love Otto’s.

LOCATION: 1087 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON


Pai Restaurant, Toronto

PAI Northern Thai Kitchen

PAI is one of Chef Nuit Regular’s multiple restaurants in Toronto, and she’s kinda famous for her amazing and authentic Thai cooking.

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Everything on the menu is amazing, but I pretty much always go for the Beef Khao Soi.

If you’re a Thai food fan, check out some of the other best Thai restaurants in Toronto!

LOCATION: 18 Duncan St, Toronto, ON


DaiLo Restaurant in Toronto

DaiLo

You’ll find DaiLo’s elegant space in the heart of Little Italy, decked out in teal and gold details.

They serve up French-inspired Chinese dishes, and it’s all a literal dream.

Their Sweet & Sour Pork Hock and Truffle Fried Rice are the bomb dot com.

If you’re wondering what “DaiLo” means, it’s “big brother” in Cantonese, and people typically use it in like a “hey boss!” context.

LOCATION: 503 College St, Toronto, ON


Grand Electric Restaurant in Parkdale, Toronto

Grand Electric

Grand Electric is one of the best taco spots in Toronto, and I’d totally visit more often if they weren’t so far out west in Parkdale.

While I love their tacos, I die for their Mission Wings – they’re heavenly crispies of goodness flavoured in black mole spice and topped with crema, hot sauce, and sesame.

They’ve also got a selection of cocktails and other dranks if you’re in the mood for that!

LOCATION: 1330 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON


Little India Restaurant in Toronto

Little India

I’ve been coming to Little India since I was a kid, and it’s one of the best Indian restaurants in Toronto.

Their lunch buffets are pretty dang great, and if I’m ordering a-la-carte, I pretty much always go for their Butter Chicken and Garlic Naan.

If you’re in the mood for a sweet treat, order a Mango Lassi (a mango yogurt drink) or Gulab Jamun (sweet balls of goodness)!

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LOCATION: 255 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON


Pizza and appetizers at King Taps Restaurant in Toronto

King Taps

King Taps is in the heart of Toronto’s Financial District, and I kid you not, they serve up some of the best pizza in Toronto.

I’m obsessed with their BBQ Chicken Pizza and Bianca Pizza (with parmesan cream sauce, fennel sausage, and caramelized onions).

They have a massive menu full of drinks, whether you’re into craft beer or fine wine.

The restaurant itself is also huge, with plenty of seating inside the restaurant or on the patio (partially covered if you’re visiting on a rainy day)!

If you’re interested in seeing more of the menu, I’ve got a blog post all about my King Taps review.

LOCATION: 100 King St. West, Toronto, ON


Best restaurants in Toronto:

  1. Kinka Izakaya
  2. Otto’s Bierhalle
  3. PAI Northern Thai Kitchen
  4. DaiLo
  5. Grand Electric
  6. Little India
  7. King Taps

Toronto has many awesome restaurants across the city, but these were just some of my favourites.

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Jessica Lam | Toronto lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and travel blogger | Diary of a Toronto Girl, a Canadian lifestyle blog