Toronto at Night 

Toronto is a hub of multicultural influences, and its cuisine reflects the international flavor of its diverse population. From the multitude of Greek restaurants in Greek Town to the authentic Udupi cuisine in Little India, Toronto has something for a wide variety of palates.

Dining Guides 

On this site you can find the following dining guides:

Elsewhere on the web:

  • Toronto Life magazine is known for great (mostly accurate) restaurant reviews (searchable by name, neighbourhood, cuisine and price) as well as a section on cheap eats. They also regularly publish the Best Restaurants guide; the 2006 edition is currently available here.
  • Toronto's NOW Magazine also has extensive restaurant reviews.

Other Picks

While these restaurants didn't fit into one of the categories above, one of them may suit your tastes.

Thai Basil on Bloor Street (a block and a half west of Spadina) offers excellent deals for lunch if you are in the area.

Tacos El Asador on Bloor (at Clinton) in the midst of Koreatown is great for a quick cheap non-chain-store lunch (simple, authentic Mexican and Salvadoran fare).

Asian Legend is very modern, sleek and stylish and serves great Chinese food (somewhat adapted to the Canadian taste)-- on Dundas, one block east of Spadina. 

Along Yonge Street there is a great Thai-Vietnamese-Chinese fusion restaurant called Spring Rolls that offers a variety of East and Southeast Asian dishes. The menu offers a number of vegetarian options as well, which are clearly marked on the menu. Prices range between $7 and $13 for entrees. Be sure to make a reservation for most evenings, though, because this place is very popular, and for good reason! Elegant ambience, great food and reasonable prices make this an ideal place to eat.

If you are undecisive when it comes to menus, try the Jamie Kennedy's Wine Bar -- a stylish yet casual downtown spot with bar seating and very few tables, or Lee (King St. West, eclectic fusion menu) -- the little sister of the nearby internationally acclaimed fancy  Susur (both Lee and Susur are owned by Lee Susur). The daily menu at these places consists of appetizer-size dishes ($5–$14). Each dish at the Jamie Kennedy's can be matched with a wine selection (three (!) or six ounces). Keep in mind that it's almost impossible to get a table for more than 2 people for dinner at Jamie Kennedy's (they don't take reservations for dinner).

Rain (Toronto Life review) is a stylish pan-Asian restaurant in the entertainment district.