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7 Best Restaurants in Toronto’s Yorkville

7 Best Restaurants in Toronto’s Yorkville

On the hunt for the best Yorkville restaurants after a day of shopping around Toronto’s mink mile?

The Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood is known as the swanky part of Toronto, with plenty of luxury and high-end boutiques and stores.

It’s one of the best shopping destinations in Toronto, and it’s also been home to Toronto Fashion Week for the last several years!

There are also tons of fantastic restaurants to eat in and around the Yorkville neighbourhood, and here are some of the best restaurants to visit in Yorkville.

If you’re just in the mood for a quick coffee and pastry, you can also hit up Yorkville’s best coffee shops.

If you’re in the mood for some exploring, grab a coffee and go on this self-guided audio walking tour to learn more about the history of the Yorkville neighbourhood!

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Best Yorkville restaurants


Burgers and fries from Wish Restaurant in Yorkville Toronto

Wish Restaurant

Wish serves up elevated takes on classic comfort foods, including everything from their Mussels and Frites to their Certified Black Angus Beef Burger.

If you’re in the mood for brunch, they’ve also got a fantastic brunch menu.

Wish Restaurant outdoor patio in Yorkville Toronto

The restaurant itself is gorgeous, and they even have a super nice patio that opens up during summer or becomes enclosed in the winter!

LOCATION: 3 Charles St. East, Toronto, ON


MIMI Chinese

MIMI is an upscale Chinese restaurant in Toronto near Davenport & Avenue, by the same people behind the Sunny’s Chinese popup kitchen.

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Everything on the menu is meant to be shared, and all the dishes are inspired by the diverse regions of China.

They even specify what region each dish is inspired by on the menu!

From their Mapo Tofu Beef to their House Char Siu, they put their own spin on classic Chinese dishes.

They even have a fantastic cocktail menu made with Asian ingredients, alongside a wine list meant to be paired with the dishes!

LOCATION: 265 Davenport Rd, Toronto, ON


Buca Osteria & Bar

Buca Osteria & Bar is the second outpost of the wildly popular Buca on King West.

The focus here is seafood, with dishes like their Pesce Spada (dry-cured swordfish), Branzino, and Linguine Alle Cozze (featuring mussels).

Their menu changes frequently and features local and seasonal ingredients, including seafood from Nova Scotia and British Columbia.

LOCATION: 53 Scollard Street, Toronto, ON


Sabai Sabai Kitchen and Bar

Enjoy the vibrant flavours of Northern Thailand and Laos at Sabai Sabai.

Sabai Sabai is run by Chef Nuit Regular, who also owns a bunch of other popular Thai restaurants in Toronto!

The focus here is on shareable plates, with dishes like Squash Fritters, Thai or Lao Style Papaya Salad, and Crispy Shrimp Chips.

You’ll also find curry and noodle dishes, as well as plenty of vegan options!

They’ve got a large drink menu made of up signature Thai-inspired cocktails, local craft beers, and imported and local wines.

LOCATION: 81 Bloor St. East, Toronto, ON


Trattoria Nervosa

Formerly a café back in the 90’s, Trattoria Nervosa has been serving up incredible and authentic Southern Italian food in Yorkville for over two decades.

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They’ve got a large menu filled with appetizers (such as their In-House Marinated Olives), pizzas (like their Margherita), and pastas (including their Spaghettoni Cacio E Pepe).

You can also find a fantastic selection of wines and cocktails.

You might also know their sister restaurant, Gusto 101 on King West!

LOCATION: 75 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, ON


Brunch at Planta Restaurant in Toronto

Planta

Planta serves up elevated plant-based comfort foods that are sure to satisfy all your vegan (and non-vegan) friends.

My fave dishes are the Avocado Toast and Cauliflower Tots!

Planta Yorkville serves up plant-based brunch in Toronto

Don’t forget to also take a photo on the swinging chair in front of the plant wall for the ‘Gram.

Planta was one of the first restaurants in Toronto to popularize vegan eats, and they’ve now got multiple different concepts across the city.

Their Queen restaurant serves up Asian-inspired dishes and their two Financial District locations serve up burgers and Latin American eats – all plant-based!

LOCATION: 1221 Bay St, Toronto, ON


Aburi Hana

If you’re in the mood for something a lil’ fancy, try the Kyō-Kaiseki Tasting Menu at Aburi Hana.

Kyō-Kaiseki cuisine focuses on fresh and seasonal ingredients from both the land and the sea, and Aburi Hana uses both local and Japanese ingredients.

The dining experience is $380 per person, so it’s definitely a spot for a special occasion (unless you’re rollin’ in the dough).

Wine and spirits pairings are an additional $180 per person.

Because it is a nicer spot, they also have a dress code of business casual attire!

If you’re lookin’ for something a bit more casual, they also own the popular Toronto sushi restaurants Miku and Minami.

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LOCATION: 102 Yorkville Ave, Unit 4 Lower Level, Toronto, ON


Best restaurants in Yorkville:

  1. Wish Restaurant
  2. MIMI Chinese
  3. Buca Osteria & Bar
  4. Sabai Sabai Kitchen and Bar
  5. Trattoria Nervosa
  6. Planta
  7. Aburi Hana

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