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Matahari Bar & Grill

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China Town
Indonesian, Malaysian
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39 Baldwin Street, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1L1, Canada (Beverley and McCaul)
Nearest Subway Station - St. Patrick Station. Street Car at Dundas and Beverley
416-596-2832
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good time for a first experience

This was my first experience with Indonesian / Malaysian food. A friend who travels extensively suggested we try this place. The server was great, explaining the menu and how to order. We had several dishes that were tasty though a bit spicy for this white guy. Overall, enjoyed very much... we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
dconnau
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toronto
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Montreal, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Food was well prepared, and nicely presented. Atmosphere was quiet and subdued (at lunch) and conducive to talk--which is what we went there for (in addition to eating). Good value for the money.

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toronto
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This was my first experience with Indonesian / Malaysian food. A friend who travels extensively suggested we try this place. The server was great, explaining the menu and how to order. We had several dishes that were tasty though a bit spicy for this white guy. Overall, enjoyed very much... we ate a tonne of food.

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

My friend and I decided to try this restaurant for Winterlicious 2015 because their menu looked good and we wanted to try authentic Malaysian cuisine. The server seated us at a table, which had no napkins or cutlery. It took several minutes for him to ask us if we wanted a drink. It took several more minutes for the drinks... More 

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London, On
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94 reviews 94 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We went on a Saturday night and the place was busy but the waiter attentive and helpful. We shared their platter for two and my wife had the cashew chicken dish and I had the special beef dish. But the dishes are huge and we would have been better just sharing one main as we ended up taking away half... More 

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malaysia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We are from Kuala Lumpur and we missed food from home, having been in Canada for nine months. We had curry laksa, Hokkien noodles and char kuey teow. Oh no please, please don't call these malaysian cuisine.....

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Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I had dinner at Matahari a week ago as part of the Toronto Winterlicious restaurant promotion. Matahari won some points from me before I even got there, as I was having problems finding a Winterlicious menu with three courses I could eat. (I'm pescatarian - vegetarian and fish- but don't eat all food in that range.) Matahari's meun looked good,... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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 

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Ontario
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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.

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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.

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Toronto
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25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 39 Baldwin Street, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1L1, Canada
    (Beverley and McCaul)
  • Public Transportation: Nearest Subway Station - St. Patrick Station. Street Car at Dundas and Beverley
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > China Town
  • Neighborhood: China Town
  • Phone Number: 416-596-2832

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 60
  • Cuisine: Indonesian, Malaysian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?