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Spice Route

499 King St. West, Toronto, Ontario M5A 1L9, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
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Ranked #1,257 of 6,561 restaurants in Toronto
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Chinese, Thai, Pan-Asian
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
Cross street: King and Spadina
Transit: Spadina Streetcar at King St West. or King West Streetcar at Brant St.
Description: King Street West's chicest bistro-bar, Spice Route, is Liberty and Ink's most recent undertaking. Impressive in scope, marvelously detailed, laced with drama; the Spice Route pays homage to a phenomemon shrouded in mystery. The experience at Spice Route is sheer bliss. From the moment one enters, the design is relaxing and indulging. The mixture of eclectic Asian decor, mesmerizing music, and distinctive cuisine is the soul of this spot. Rare and immediately captivating, yet subdued in style, meticulous in service yet unpretentious, refined in its culinary approach while offering something to satisfy everyone.
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178 reviews from our community

54% Recommend
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Quebec City, Canada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

The food was really good. The portions were nice. The staff was very good. Our waitress was really friendly. The bartender was a really cool guy. The Inside is well decorated, nice atmosphere. The patio is also really nice. Great vibe. Makes you forget you're in downtown Toronto!

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

I don't even know where to start with this restaurant. If you can't get order entry down, you probably need to shut down. Soon. Don't get me wrong, this place is funky inside, has a great location, and a good concept. But that's about it. We had a series of waiters taking and forgetting orders as well as a manager... More

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Reykjavik, Iceland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

I love this restaurant ! I was in Toronto for 5 days with my boyfriend, and we went there 2 times ! For the first time we accidentally ended up in there, we were just walking pass by looking for places with nice cocktails when we saw this attractive fire(I attached photo so you know what I mean) so we... More

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Kristiansand, Norway
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Me and my girlfriend went here 2 times when we visited Toronto, we had really good sushi and service

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This was my first time and last time dining at Spice Route. The large venue had that familiar corporate Asian decor, reasonably pleasant ambiance and friendly staff, but the barely makes the mark for a restaurant that places such a focus on sushi. The Asian crab cakes seemed absent of any crab and were rubbery, the "asparagus sushi" featured no... More

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LibertyEntertainment, Public Relations Manager at Spice Route, responded to this review

We're so sorry that your experience at Spice Route didn't meet your expectations. We truly value your feedback and our guest experience is of the utmost importance to us. Please reach out to emily@libertygroup.com so we can connect with you. More

Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

After a long day a fun place for us oldies to spend time in a nice spot full of young people. Even after reserving a table we did nit get one. However, we had a fun evening with family.

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Brockville, Canada
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I went to Spice Route with my daughter for dinner. It was described to me as Asian fusion cuisine. We ordered the volcano sushi plate and it was the best sushi I've ever had. My daughter is more of an expert on sushi and she said it was very good. We also ordered the the teriyaki sirloin and chicken chow... More

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Orangeville, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Excellent atmosphere from the lighting to the music, the comfy seating and video. Waitresses were polite and helpful. The food was very tasty and well proportioned. However every plate came almost cold and turned when transferred to your own plates. Another concern was that the crispy duck came very very rare. We were afraid to eat undercooked fowl and asked... More

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Toronto, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We sat out on the patio which was great for one of the first sunny days this year. We decided to eat from the tapas menu. AT first we were a little confused about who our server was probably because they didn't know either.. Everything was good until the end where we were forgotten and our food didn't come out.... More

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Ajax, Canada
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Enjoyed an evening with friends outside on the patio and couldn't have asked for a nicer spot. Inside is so lovely too. Martinis were very tasty and service was okay.

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