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Kantina Restaurant

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International, European, Eastern European
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349 Talbot Street, London, Ontario N6A 2R5, Canada
+1 519-672-5862
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Right by the runway

We have visited the Kantina Restaurant for lunch on numerous occasions and have never been disappointed. Our food has always been well prepared and nicely presented. The kitchen is in view of the diners, so one can observe what is going on. The restaurant could be a little difficult to find, as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
53Shadrach
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London, Canada
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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English first
London, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Let me start by saying that the service was excellent. We were a table of 8 and we were all disappointed in our meals. We all left hungry despite the fact that we ordered appetizers, main courses and had 2 servings of bread brought to our table. The prices are exorbitant for what you get and the flavors are not... More 

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Miljan K, Manager at Kantina Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your input. You failed to mention $32 was for two orders of poutine - although the price should have been $28 for two, that was a mistake on our end and we are sorry. You and your partner shared one poutine, and the other couple sitting across shared the other poutine - which ended up... More 

London, Canada
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have visited the Kantina Restaurant for lunch on numerous occasions and have never been disappointed. Our food has always been well prepared and nicely presented. The kitchen is in view of the diners, so one can observe what is going on. The restaurant could be a little difficult to find, as it is tucked away in a building near... More 

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London, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

My wife and I visited Kantina after hearing several very favourable recommendations from friends and colleagues. We arrived early evening on a very cold night. My first impression was that it was quite empty - probably because there was a Knights game just starting. Despite having few patrons (six of about 28 seats), we were seated beside and close to... More 

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London, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I've been told by many friend who work in the industry to try this place and I have to say without a doubt some of the best food I've ever had!. My brother in law had the Pork Tenďerloin and it was to die for ! i have the parsnip apple and whipped cream soup...the Veal ...and the rice pudding... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Food is always amazing - but can be on the pricey side. I used to look forward to Londonlicious/Winterlicious as a time to go to Kantina. Will be trying other places this time..

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London, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I went to Kantina with 3 friends for the 6pm seating for the New Years Eve set menu. I'd heard nothing but great things about the food at Kantina and we were all really looking forward to it, and I have to say it really met our expectations, even surpassed them. I would describe all the dishes as a piece... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I have been to Kantina many times. It was once my favourite restaurant in London. That all changed when I had a horrible experience with the service. I ordered the risotto which is a vegetarian dish, and there is an option to add braised lamb to it. I ordered the dish as I usually do, since I do not eat... More 

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Miljan K, Owner at Kantina Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Becky, Thank you for your review. I will not go into details and try to explain myself as damage has been done. We were all fully aware of the incident and still remember where you sat, and details of your bill are available on our system. I do, though, take full responsibility for not compensating you correctly and would... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We went out for dinner in a small group with a reservation for 8:15. Unfortunately, there was a 15-20 minute wait even with a reservation. However, the staff was really apologetic and did everything in their power to keep us comfortable and happy, including free champagne while we waited. We ordered a mixed platter of cheeses, meats and breads as... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I doubt there are enough adjectives in my overstuffed brain to describe how good this place is. Really good, really freaking good. If you haven't been, go!!!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

Chef danijel does it again. Never disappointed with the food or the service. Favourite dish requested...favourite dish received. The Black George was my intro and is my "go to meal" soul food

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 349 Talbot Street, London, Ontario N6A 2R5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  London
  • Phone Number: +1 519-672-5862

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: International, European, Eastern European
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?