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12 Best Restaurants on Queen Street West

12 Best Restaurants on Queen Street West

Searching for the best restaurants on Queen Street West in Toronto to dine at?

Queen West is one of the coolest neighbourhoods in the city – from cool vintage boutiques to delicious restaurants, there’s plenty to do in the area.

Queen Street West actually runs from the Eaton Centre at Yonge Street all the way to Roncesvalles Avenue in Parkdale, so it’s quite a long way.

The stretch of Queen from Yonge up until Bathurst is known as Queen West, while the area from Bathurst up until Roncesvalles is known as West Queen West.

This is Paradise mural on Queen Street West in Toronto - wearing Aritzia straw hat, white sleeveless mock turtleneck, military green wide leg pants, Converse One Star sneakers
One of the many cool murals along Queen West.

To make life easier, I’ve included restaurants and food spots across the entire stretch of Queen West, no matter which part you’re looking to visit.

Here’s your guide to the best restaurants in Toronto’s Queen Street West neighbourhood, starting from east to west!

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Best restaurants on Queen Street West

Brunch at Planta Restaurant in Toronto


Whether you’re vegan or not, you’ll definitely enjoy eating at PLANTA Queen.

Their Queen location has a focus on Asian-inspired dishes, including vegan sushi, noodles, and dumplings.

They’ve got some pretty unique vegan dishes, like their Ahi Watermelon Nigiri and General D’s Cauliflower!

Their OG spot was on Yorkville, and now they’ve got a few locations and concepts across the city, as well as in the USA.

All of their spots are v Instagrammable if you’re in search of Instagram-worthy restaurants to eat at!

LOCATION: 180 Queen St W, Toronto, ON

Salad King

Salad King is one of the best Thai restaurants in Toronto, and their Yonge St. location has been a fave of Toronto Metropolitan University students for years!

They now also have a location on Queen West, where you can enjoy everything from their Khao Soi to Green Curry.

They’ve also got a secret menu, and their Islamic Noodles are da best.

You can choose your spiciness level from 1 to 20 chilis as well!

LOCATION: 224 Queen St W, Toronto, ON

Ikkousha Ramen in Toronto

Ikkousha Ramen

You’ll find Ikkousha’s two locations right on Queen, just around the corner from Osgoode Station.

Each location serves up different styles of ramen: 249 Queen West serves up Tonkotsu (pork) ramen while 257 Queen West serves up Tori (chicken) ramen.

They’ve got a variety of ramen options, whether you’re looking for something mild like Miso or Shoyu or something spicy like their Spicy Miso or God Fire (choose between 1-4 for spice level).

If you’re looking for a side dish, you’ll definitely want to order their Mentaiko Don, which features salted cod roe on rice.

Ikkousha is also a great spot to dine alone, as they’ve got a decent amount of counter seats!

LOCATION: 249 & 257 Queen St W, Toronto, ON

Little India Restaurant in Toronto

Little India Restaurant

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

They’ve been around for almost three decades, and they serve up their secret family recipes.

Literally everything on their menu is incredible, but my go-to dishes are their Butter Chicken, Tandoori Chicken, Onion Bhajia, and Garlic Naan.

Little India in Toronto, Canada

I’d definitely recommend ordering a bunch of dishes to share, that way you can try as many things as possible!

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

Their restaurant has a romantic vibe with all the warm colours, so it’s a perfect spot for date nights as well!

LOCATION: 255 Queen St W, Toronto, ON

Truffle Ramen from Midori Ramen in Toronto
The Truffle Ramen, perfectly truffle-y with truffle oil and truffle paste.

Midori Ramen

Chefs Masaru Ogasawara and Natsuhiko Sugimoto both hail from Japan, and they serve up some of the best ramen in Toronto.

From their Signature Tori Paitan Ramen, to their Black Garlic Ramen, to their Duck Shoyu Ramen, they’ve got a delicious and unique variety of ramen options to choose from.

Black Garlic Ramen from Midori Ramen in Richmond Hill, Ontario
The Black Garlic Ramen is one of my faves.

Their ramen is made using either their milky chicken broth or their cauliflower-based vegetarian broth, both of which are amazing.

For my fellow spicy food lovers, the Spicy Tan Tan Ramen has the perfect amount of spiciness: spicy, but not too spicy.

Tan Tan Ramen from Midori Ramen in Toronto
The Spicy Tan Tan Ramen has the perfect amount of spice.

If you’re looking to share an appetizer, definitely go for their delicious Purple Yam Fries, which comes with a side of honey butter mayo.

Our only complaint is that they don’t really give you much sauce, so you kinda have to cheap out on dipping 😛

Purple Yam Fries from Midori Ramen in Toronto
We adore the Purple Yam Fries.

Midori has a few locations across the city, including their Queen & Spadina location and Scarborough, Richmond Hill, and Vaughan locations.

We especially love their Scarborough location – the decor is super nice, and the service there is fantastic!

I’ve got a video over on TikTok featuring Midori Ramen if you’re interested in seeing more.

LOCATION: 412 Queen St W, Toronto, ON

North of Brooklyn Pizzeria

Enjoy New York-style pizza at North of Brooklyn, one of Toronto’s best pizzerias.

Go for a classic Margherita pizza or try their Killer Bee topped with jalapenos and honey!

They’ve got a small menu made up of 14″ and 18″ pizzas, salads, and garlic knots.

Their Queen West location is located just west of Bathurst, and they’ve also got 5 other locations across the city, including in the Junction, in Cabbagetown, and on the Danforth.

LOCATION: 650 Queen St W, Toronto, ON


Terroni is one of Toronto’s best Italian restaurants, and they serve up amazing Southern Italian dishes and pizza.

I always get the Spaghetti in Canna a Mare, which is a seafood pasta.

Their Queen West location is actually their OG spot, but they’ve now got restaurants and cafés across the city!

LOCATION: 720 Queen St W, Toronto, ON


If you’re craving authentic Filipino cuisine, Bar’kada is your spot to visit.

This upscale restaurant on Queen West has plenty of unique fusion dishes, including 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

Smoque N’ Bones

This popular Queen West barbecue joint near Trinity Bellwoods serves up made-from-scratch Southern-style comfort foods, slow-cooked meats, and bourbon.

They take inspiration from Memphis, Texas, Kansas, the Carolinas, as well as Toronto.

From Pulled Pork to Beef Brisket, all their meats are rubbed in their signature spice rub and smoked in their specially-made Southern Pride smoker, which gives their meats their distinct flavour and aroma.

Enjoy your authentic Southern BBQ with traditional sides including Mac N’ Cheese, Cornbread, or Country Potato Salad.

If you’re looking to try a bunch of different things on the menu, they’ve got a Sampler for Two, Family Feast, Wing and Rib Combo, and Family BBQ, which all include various meats and sides!

Their rustic space features dining tables made with reclaimed wood from an old house on Palmerston, as well as old bunker and prison lights from WWII.

LOCATION: 869 Queen St W, Toronto, ON

Fresh on Spadina, Toronto

Fresh Restaurants

Fresh is one of my favourite vegan restaurants in Toronto, especially because their food doesn’t taste vegan, if you know what I mean.

Their burgers are absolutely amazing, as well as their onion rings.

While I love them for their vegan comfort foods, they’ve also got healthy food options like bowls and salads.

They’ve got a bunch of locations across Toronto, including on Queen West!

LOCATION: 894 Queen St W, Toronto, ON

Fonda Lola Mexican Restaurant in Toronto
Tlacoyo, a toasted and stuffed corn cake.

Fonda Lola Mexican Bistro

Mexican cuisine is so much more than just tacos, and you can experience it all at Fonda Lola on Queen West.

This adorable and homey Mexican bistro serves up contemporary Mexican dishes made with ethically and locally-sourced ingredients.

You’ll find a variety of delicious taco options and appetizers like Ceviche and Chorizo Potato Croquetas.

Fonda Lola Mexican Restaurant in Toronto
Tortas are a popular Mexican street food.

If you’re in the mood for a margarita, you’re in luck – margaritas are the specialty drink here at Fonda Lola!

They have several different margaritas to choose from, including their Spicy Margarita and Hibiscus Margarita.

They also have a variety of Mexican-inspired cocktails, Mexican beers, and Mexican spirits!

Margaritas from Fonda Lola Mexican Restaurant in Toronto
Margaritas are the specialty at Fonda Lola.

And if you’re not feeling alcohol, you can go for one of their Agua Frescas or a bottle of Jarritos.

If you’ve got a sweet craving, you need to grab the Churros for dessert!

Fonda Lola Mexican Restaurant in Toronto
Churros with a side of sweet, sweet caramel-flavoured goat milk whipped cream.

The owner, Ernesto, named the restaurant after his grandmother Lola, which is really sweet and wholesome.

You can find Fonda Lola on Queen West by Queen & Shaw, and their back patio is absolutely stunning if you’re visiting during the warmer months!

LOCATION: 942 Queen St W, Toronto, ON

The Good Son

You’ll find some of the best pizzas in Toronto at The Good Son, alongside some other amazing shareable dishes like Jerk Shrimp and Steak Tartare.

Go for a classic Margherita pizza or try something more unique like their Mauna Loa (with smoked pork cheek, roasted pineapple, and scotch bonnet).

They use local, seasonal, and organic produce and hormone-free and free-range proteins in their dishes, a lot of which are cooked in their wood-fired oven!

The interior of their Queen West restaurant is super cool, and they also have a gorgeous restaurant in North York at Shops at Don Mills.

LOCATION: 1096 Queen St W, Toronto, ON

Best restaurants on Queen Street West:

  1. PLANTA Queen
  2. Salad King
  3. Ikkousha Ramen
  4. Little India Restaurant
  5. Midori Ramen
  6. North of Brooklyn Pizzeria
  7. Terroni
  8. Bar’kada
  9. Smoque N’ Bones
  10. Fresh Restaurants
  11. Fonda Lola Mexican Bistro
  12. The Good Son

These were some of the best restaurants and food spots to eat at on Queen Street West in Toronto!

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