The best new restaurants in Toronto are usually packed and always delicious. In true Toronto fashion these great arrivals run the gamut from Korean to Thai, Armenian to Eastern European, Italian to Peruvian. These are ones for the to-do list.
Here are the best new restaurants in Toronto that opened in 2017.
5 – Kiin
Thai food fit for royalty such as technicolour salads mixed tableside is served at this elegant Entertainment District restaurant from the people behind Pai, Sukhothai and Sabai Sabai.
8 – La Palma
First class Italian is available all day in this breezy Dundas West restaurant. Pasta and pizza contend with grilled items that even include donuts.
3 – Pinky's Ca Phe
From the chef behind Hanmoto, this Little Italy no reservations spot with similar kitschy-cool decor is always packed with hungry diners enjoying Asian bar snacks til late.
4 – Aloette
The beef tartare, burgers and sundaes are already legendary at this little sibling of Alo at Queen and Spadina. The cozy spot looks sort of like a new age diner. Expect lineups for dinner as they don't take reservations.
6 – Mayrik
This is your mother’s Armenian cooking without your mother’s kitchen. This airy, glowing space on Mount Pleasant serves whole heads of roasted cauliflower, manti dumplings and lamb chops.
7 – Grey Gardens
Jen Agg has done it again with this Kensington Market restaurant where a menu of perpetually changing small plates are put together in an open kitchen. Flickering candlelight and delicate decor make this a place you want to while away the hours with cocktails and wine.
9 – Uncle Mikey's
Korean small plates are the order of the day at this hideout on Dundas West. Share smashed cucumber salad, peanut noodles, mapo tofu and draft Sapporo.
10 – Tennessee Tavern
Stick-to-your ribs Eastern European pub food like pierogies, schnitzel and goulash is offered at this Parkdale joint. You'll need it to soak up all the whiskey, Slivovitz and beer also on the menu.
11 – Kay Pacha
Peruvian is given an upscale, modern spin at this cozy restaurant on St. Clair West serving ceviche and skewers alongside pisco cocktails.