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10 Best Restaurants in Toronto’s Entertainment District

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10 Best Restaurants in Toronto’s Entertainment District

Because it’s such a popular area, there are tons of awesome restaurants to eat in the Toronto Entertainment District.

Toronto’s Entertainment District is a tourist hotspot, but it’s also a great place for locals to wander around.

It’s actually one of my favourite neighbourhoods to explore!

Also, with the expansion of Union Station and their annual Summer Market, there are more and more awesome Toronto food spots popping up in the neighbourhood.

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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1. Pai

Pai is my absolute favourite Thai restaurant in all of Toronto, and they’re located right in the Entertainment District.

They serve Northern Thai cuisine, and their Khao Soi is divine!

It gets insanely busy during peak lunch and dinner hours, so try to go earlier or later.

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. | Website


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2. General Assembly Pizza

From bright teal walls, to fun yellow chairs, to airy green plants, General Assembly is the definition of Instagram-worthy.

This aesthetically pleasing spot serves up delicious wood-fired pizzas.

The Lamb Borghini (Middle Eastern-inspired) and Acapulco Gold (v spicy) are both amazing.

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LOCATION: 331 Adelaide St. W | Website


La Carnita in Toronto

3. La Carnita

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!

Afterwards, you can grab some ice cream for dessert next door at their sister company, Sweet Jesus.

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. | Website


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4. Rec Room Toronto

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. | Website


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5. Momofuku Noodle Bar

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!

They’ve got a fancier restaurant upstairs called Kōjin, which is pretty good but definitely worth visiting during Summerlicious or Winterlicious instead – it’s pretty pricy otherwise.

If you’re watching a show at the Roy Thomson Hall, Momofuku is just 5 minutes away!

LOCATION: 190 University Ave. | Website


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6. Little India

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.

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They’re one of my favourite Indian restaurants in the city, 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 | Website


Canteen Restaurant by Oliver & Bonacini in Toronto

7. Canteen

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 food and atmosphere at Canteen.

LOCATION: 330 King St. West | Website


8. Fresh on Spadina

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. | Website


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9. Niuda Noodles

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 | Website


Kinka Izakaya, Toronto

10. Kinka Izakaya

Kinka Izakaya is one of my all-time favourite restaurants, and they’ve got locations all across Toronto.

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The one I’m referring to is actually in the Harbourfront neighbourhood, but it’s pretty much around the corner from the Entertainment District 😉

You can order lunch specials, or share a bunch of tapas for dinner with your friends.

I’ve got a blog post on some of the great options on Kinka Izakaya’s menu!

If you’re looking for more fun things to do in the area, I’ve got a blog post all about the best things to do at the Harbourfront.

I’ve also got a blog post all about the best Harbourfront restaurants!

LOCATION: 110 Harbour St Unit 108A | Website


Best restaurants in the Toronto Entertainment District:

  1. Pai
  2. General Assembly Pizza
  3. La Carnita
  4. Rec Room Toronto
  5. Momofuku Noodle Bar
  6. Little India
  7. Canteen
  8. Niuda Noodles
  9. Fresh on Spadina
  10. Kinka Izakaya

There are tons of awesome restaurants to eat in the Toronto Entertainment District, but these were just several of my favourites.

Have you visited any of these Toronto restaurants? What are some of your favourite spots to eat in the Entertainment District? I’d love to know in the comments!

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

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