We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 6,800 Toronto Restaurants

Matahari Bar & Grill

39 Baldwin Street, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1L1, Canada (China Town)
416-596-2832
Menu
Improve this listing
Reserve with OpenTable
Ranked #1,145 of 6,800 Restaurants in Toronto
Price range: $40 - $60
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Indonesian, Malaysian
Neighborhood: China Town
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Beverley and McCaul
Transit: Nearest Subway Station - St. Patrick Station. Street Car at Dundas and Beverley
Write a Review

39 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    12
    13
    8
    4
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Indianapolis, Indiana
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I visited Matahari due to a review from a friend. The 3 generations of my family ate here,and we loved it! The owner was extremely helpful in the ordering process and taking care of my brother's nut allergy and our vegetarianism. After we ordered all our food and ate it, we got seconds, and then thirds. I'm excited to try... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ontario
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This was my second visit to this wonderful Malaysian spot downtown. I had the seafood curry which was perfectly flavored and spicy. My 3 guests also had wonderful meals. The servings are generous and the price just right. Will definitely recommend and return.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

Had dinner here. Food portions were plentiful and quality ranged from ok to good. Decor was nice. But only one server working who seemed utterly uninterested in the diners. And they were out of a lot of things on the menu. Not a bad experience but no rush to go back.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We just happen to come cross this restaurant as we were cutting thorough some streets to meet some friends and realized that we had never tried Malaysian food in Toronto before. I have tried a few Malaysian restaurants in the US but never in Canada. Matahari is absolutely wonderful and out waitress was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. She helped us... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Hong Kong, China
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We ordered beef rendang and curry laksa entrees and finished off with a pandan pancake dessert. The beef rendang was tender and tasted authentic, I recommend this dish and would get this dish if I visit this restaurant again. Keep in mind that the rendang does not come with a side, we ordered the coconut rice and roti to go... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
200 reviews 200 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Smack dab in the middle of Baldwin Street Village and terrific food as well. Beautiful day so we decided to have lunch al fresco. This street has numerous restaurants, a variety of cuisines and varying quality. This one is a pleasant surprise! The decor is quite sophisticated and modern, white linen tables cloths etc., but we chose the patio for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Whitby, ON
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

This is one of the best Toronto restaurants I have eaten at in a long time. The most amazing peanut sauce ! The boneless short ribs with roti are wonderful and the noodles are equally as good ! I would definitely recommend you try this if you like a combination of Indian and Thai food flavours !!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This resto had been highly recommended to me by many friends for many years. I recently had an opportunity to see what all the fuss was about (and went in with high expectations) Upon entering the decor was nice - nothing extravagant but well taken care of. We ordered drinks - my friend ordered the lemongrass infused vodka caesar and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Canada
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Baldwin Street in Toronto is packed with restaurants. This is a great area to come and eat. Particularly in summer when the street is lined with patios. There are at least 30 places on this tiny two block strip. Mata Hari is one of the best. It has a calm soothing atmosphere, nice patio and excellent, exotic malaysian dishes. Service... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Denver, Colorado
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We came with big expectations since there are not many SE Asian food available. There were four of us and each ordered different entrees. None was happy and they could not even do a good job with the chips or Krupuk. Will not come back, the place was cold and service was very slow.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Matahari Bar & Grill also viewed

 

Been to Matahari Bar & Grill? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Matahari Bar & Grill

Address: 39 Baldwin Street, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1L1, Canada
Phone Number: 416-596-2832
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > China Town
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 40 - 60
Cuisine: Indonesian, Malaysian

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Matahari Bar & Grill staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?