Because it’s such a popular area, there are tons of awesome restaurants in the Toronto Entertainment District to eat at.
Toronto’s Entertainment District is a tourist hotspot, but it’s also a great place for locals to wander around and peep out the restaurants and activities.
It’s actually one of my favourite neighbourhoods to explore, even though it’s so touristy!
Whether you’re watching sports games at the Scotiabank Arena, watching a TIFF film, or attending a convention show at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, there are plenty of great places to eat.
Here are some of the best restaurants to eat in the Entertainment District in Toronto!
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Pai is one of the best Thai restaurants in Toronto, and it’s also my absolute favourite restaurants in the city!
They serve up Northern Thai cuisine here in Toronto, and their Khao Soi is divine.
It gets insanely busy during peak lunch and dinner hours, so try to go earlier or later, or just get takeout.
My fave way to order takeout is through Ritual, and you can get $10 off your first order using my code.
They’re located right in the Entertainment District, and if you’re watching a show at the Princess of Wales Theatre or Roy Thomson Hall, it’s only a few minutes away from both!
LOCATION: 18 Duncan St, Toronto, ON
From bright teal walls, to fun yellow chairs, to airy green plants, General Assembly is the definition of Instagram-worthy.
This aesthetically pleasing pizza spot serves up delicious wood-fired pizzas.
The Lamb Borghini (Middle Eastern-inspired) and Acapulco Gold (v spicy) are both amazing.
LOCATION: 331 Adelaide St. West, Toronto, ON
Craving a taste of Mexican street food in Toronto?
La Carnita serves up delicious tacos and cocktails with locations all across the city, and one restaurant in the Entertainment District.
I absolutely love their fish tacos and their street corn!
If you’re visiting during TIFF, it’s around the corner from the Princess of Wales Theatre and just 5 minutes away from the Scotiabank Theatre.
LOCATION: 106 John St, Toronto, ON
Little India has been around for as long as I’ve been around (since 1995 y’all), and I’ve been going here for at least a decade now.
They’re one of my favourite Indian restaurants in Toronto, and they serve a mean butter chicken dish.
Oh, and you can’t forget their awesome mango lassi and gulab jamun.
I could go on and on about their dishes – everything is just so damn good!
They’re located right along Queen Street by the Entertainment District.
LOCATION: 255 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON
In the mood for some noods?
Niuda Noodles serves up authentic Chinese hand-pulled noodles in Japanese-inspired soups.
The Dan Dan Noodles are the best, and their beef dumplings are worth a try as well!
They’re actually located a minute or two away from Little India.
LOCATION: 204 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON
This NYC-based restaurant chain serves up delicious ramen right in the middle of the Entertainment District in Toronto.
Don’t forget to have some of Momofuku’s unique soft serve at their milk bar afterwards!
If you’re watching a show at the Roy Thomson Hall, Momofuku is just 5 minutes away!
LOCATION: 190 University Ave, Toronto, ON
Canteen is my fave Oliver & Bonacini restaurant, and it’s located within the TIFF Bell Lightbox building.
Their Calamari Tacos are divine – the fried calamari and spicy mango sauce are just so darn delicious!
There’s a more upscale O&B restaurant upstairs in the TIFF Bell Lightbox called Luma, but I prefer the comfort food and casual atmosphere at Canteen.
LOCATION: 330 King St. West, Toronto, ON
Scaddabush is one of my fave Italian restaurant chains in Toronto.
I remember randomly deciding to stumble into their first Yonge & Gerrard location for dinner after class at Ryerson one day, and how happy my friends and I were to discover such a great spot.
Their charity bread and straight up meatball are amazing!
Scaddabush now has locations all across the GTA, with one right along Front Street.
LOCATION: Unit #G001, 200 Front St. West, Toronto, ON
Kelly’s Landing is just down the street from Scaddabush, and it’s a huge restaurant with a super cool patio.
They’ve got all kinds of Canadian comfort food and fusion eats, great cocktails, and brunch on the weekends!
From crispy Korean Cauliflower to Steak Frites, they have so many delicious dishes to choose from.
They’re part of The Landing Group family of restaurants, with locations all around Toronto.
LOCATION: 123 Front St. West, Toronto, ON
I’m not the biggest eater of vegan food, but Fresh is one place I’m actively willing to eat at.
You know when you go to a vegan restaurant and their food just tastes vegan?
Yeah, so Fresh is nothing like that.
Their burgers and quinoa onion rings are awesome!
LOCATION: 147 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON
I discovered Bar Hop because they had $1 oysters a long time ago, and it’s a fantastic spot for drinks.
They’ve got an extensive list of beers and ciders on tap and in bottles and cans, as well as a good wine and cocktail selection.
They actually have two locations in the Entertainment District – one by Queen & Peter and one by King & Blue Jays Way.
They also have a location up at the Danforth!
The Queen & Peter location is my fave – it’s three storeys high with an awesome rooftop patio.
LOCATION: Various locations
Satisfy all your pub food cravings at the Three10 Restaurant inside the Rec Room Toronto.
They’ve got a huge menu filled with delicious options, including this amazing buffalo cauliflower dish.
Feeling brunch? They’ve got that as well!
If you’ve got time, be sure to play some games or even try out The Void’s VR experience.
There are tons of fun things to do at the Rec Room Toronto!
LOCATION: 255 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON
Best restaurants in the Toronto Entertainment District:
- General Assembly Pizza
- La Carnita
- Little India
- Niuda Noodles
- Momofuku Noodle Bar
- Scaddabush Italian Kitchen & Bar
- Kelly’s Landing
- Fresh on Spadina
- Bar Hop
- Rec Room Toronto
There are tons of awesome restaurants to eat in the Toronto Entertainment District, but these were just several of my favourites.
If you’re looking for even more places to eat in Toronto, here are some other posts you might enjoy:
- Financial District restaurants
- Chinatown restaurants
- North York restaurants
- Richmond Hill restaurants
- Markham restaurants
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