Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.28mi
  2. Distance: 0.69mi
  3. Distance: 0.99mi
  4. Distance: 1.00mi
  1. Distance: 0.28mi
  2. Distance: 0.69mi
  3. Distance: 0.99mi
  4. Distance: 1.00mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.28mi
  2. Distance: 0.69mi
  3. Distance: 0.99mi
  4. Distance: 1.00mi
  1. Distance: 0.28mi
  2. Distance: 0.69mi
  3. Distance: 0.99mi
  4. Distance: 1.00mi

About Lula Lounge

Lula Lounge is Toronto's home to live salsa, Brazilian, world and jazz music featuring diverse local talent as well as concerts by international artists. Each weekend we offer a dinner and show package that includes a three course tropical fusion meal, a beginner dance lesson and great live music for your dancing pleasure.
Bring your friends for a fun night and don't miss out trying one of our famous Cuban mojitos!

1585 Dundas West
Toronto, ON M6K 1T5
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Fusion / Eclectic, Latin American, Continental

Hours of Operation:
Dinner hours during the week vary according to each event's schedule. Visit our website for door and show times.
Dinner and show packages every Friday and Saturday from 6:30 pm - 2:00 am.

Cross Street:
Dundas and Dufferin

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 588-0307

Website:
http://www.lula.ca/

Entertainment:
During the week, Lula offers a wide range of jazz, African, Brazilian, Indian, folk, soul / r&b, hip hop, reggae, and blues bands. Every week is a bit different, so please check out our website for the full schedule. Our famous salsa Fridays and Saturdays feature the very best in local talent often alongside international special guests.

Parking Details:
Parking Details:
Street parking is available on Dundas Street, it’s free after 9pm.

- A half block from Lula there is paid indoor parking beneath the ALTO apartments at 1544 Dundas St West & Sheridan: goo.gl/Gb4DMU

- There is also a Green P lot that is minutes away on Bonar Place (North of College just off Sheridan): goo.gl/MpHXF6

Public Transit:
The 505 Dundas Street Car stops right in front of Lula. Or take the Dufferin bus south from the Dufferin subway station on the Bloor line.

Executive Chef:
Randal Harrison

Private Party Facilities:
Whether you are planning a birthday celebration, staff holiday bash, a retirement party, stagette or just a night on the town, we have the food, drinks and atmosphere to provide a fun and unique experience for all your guests.

Private Party Contact:
info@lula.ca: (866) 956-8439

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Available for private parties and special events.

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Grand Salsa New Years Eve Gala!
Start with a fabulous Latin-fusion 4 course dinner + Baila Boogaloo will teach you some special sexy moves that you can try next on the dance floor with the explosive 12 piece salsa band Cafe Cubano + DJ Trambo + midnight bubbly!
NYE tickets must be paid in advance.

Lula Lounge Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Live Music (17)
Fun (12)
Good for a Date (10)
See All
Good for Groups (9)
Special Occasion (8)
Hot Spot (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Authentic (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Romantic (5)
Casual (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Cozy (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Tapas (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Healthy (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Sort by
S
554 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
·Dined on November 10, 2017

I would never come back here. The venue itself was nice but the entertainment was awful. We came for the Krystal Voice who was supposed to be on from 9pm-1am. She didn’t come on till 10:30 and she sang lik 3 songs and left. I wish we got our 20$ entrance fee back because it was completely not worth it. False advertising beware of this place....

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience3
service2
value1

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Charity event in pleasant surroundings. A very good dinner special Latin inspired as per this venues roots. They make a really tasty Classico Mojito. The waitress was a delight and after orders are taken they have staff to bus the food to your table which works best in this busy venue for food to arrive still hot from the kitchen.

Tags: Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on October 27, 2017

We arrived at Lula and we were greeted by a couple of welcoming employees. Our waitress was nice, even though she made mistakes with a drink she was always friendly and willing to correct things promptly.
The food portions were huge with exception of the desserts. Food came quickly and it was delicious as well as nicely presented.
The salsa class gets everybody in the mood, but the place gets too crowded to be able to dance comfortably.
The live music was excellent but a bit too loud.
I would go again if they fix the problem with the sound and stay if there was more room to dance comfortably.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on October 25, 2017

Excellent live jazz with some first rate performers.
Food is very good, but quite pricey.

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Music, Good for Groups, Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We Thank Lula Lounge and staff for helping us celebrate a wonderful anniversary. Thanks to the management team, service staff and everyone. We were blessed with two glass of Champagne to celebrate our special day which was unexpected and pleasant.
The food was wonderful and the music, venue, decor was impressive. Parking was convenient which made the whole night magical.

Thanks for your hospitality we enjoyed ourselves immensely!

Tags: Romantic, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food is edible, but that is about it. Atmosphere is excellent. Music/entertainment is excellent. Service is good.

Tags: Live Music
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience5
service4
value2

 
·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent place to have fun either if it's for a birthday, anniversary or just to hang out with friends.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Live Music, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on October 14, 2017

Dance class instructor...one of the worst classes we have ever attended. Instructor absolutely not good as a dancer or a teacher.. please consider getting a Latin instructor with some rhythm, good dance skills and personality.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service3
value3

 
·Dined on October 12, 2017

This is a music venue, food is acceptable, service good. Go for the music you like.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 4, 2017

lula lounge is a toronto gem. great staff, good food, fabulous live music, eclectic atmosphere

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Live Music, Casual, Fun, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Very good location for an energetic night out. The band, music, and dance instructor were really good and kept the crowd moving all night - even those not on the dance floor. On the weekends, this is more of a club than a restaurant, so come prepared to dance!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on September 29, 2017

I moved to the GTA in 1997 and in 2005 made the unfortunate choice to leave. Came back to visit with a special someone to show her all that as out her all that southern Ontario has to offer and found this gem in a hotel tourist magazine. Needless to say we had a blast!!! Good food, great staff, dance lesson and great music. Perfect way to close out our vacation. Thank you Lula, until next time, carry on.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on September 27, 2017

Lula Lounge is a nice venue. I've been a few times for live events. The service was courteous and prompt. I don't feel like the food was worth the value. Though my salmon was prepared nicely, it's not a satisfying portion for the price especially considering I spent an additional $20 for entry to the restaurant for the CD Release party that I was attending. The guacamole was clearly store bought and a very small portion for the price. The ambiance is nice, though it was very chilly inside initially. Requests to turn off the air conditioning and fans were granted, but then it was a little warm, so room temperature should be regulated somehow. Not a bad evening, overall though.

Tags: Live Music, Healthy, Special Occasion, Quick Bite
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service4
value2

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Lula lounge never disappoints me! My friends and I love this place: great for salsa music/ dancing , the band is amazing, food is excellent!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Live Music, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on September 20, 2017

Amazing in one word. Excellent live music, latin jazz, cuban,
the menu offers very interesting dishes
I would give it A+ for ambiance

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on September 7, 2017

Our overall experience was excellent. I especially enjoyed the "Patsy Cline tribute" and the surprise "Glen Campbell" .
We arrived late (due to TIFF traffic) , but were ushered through the crowd at the rear of the club without incident.
The staff are friendly, professional, and always eager to help with suggestions, i.e. wine choice, and always making sure we have a supply of water at the table.
The entertainers were amazing. Being a Patsy and Glen C fan I thoroughly enjoyed every moment.
I will bring more friends the next time I visit Lula.
Thank you for a wonderful evening!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Hot Spot, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on September 7, 2017

Music is always good but after the renovation I was expecting better food and a better wine list. Even the new bathrooms stink. I'm not going again.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience3
service2
value1

 
·Dined on August 3, 2017

We had a fab night celebrating my friend's 60th Birthday. Appropriate noise level, music, fantastic food. Overall we all loved it!

Tags: Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Fun, Casual, Great for Brunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 2, 2017

As usual another great evening at Lula Lounge enjoying a great show - Calypso Mucho! The food was awesome, attentive staff and the venue is perfect for music and good companionship. And hats off to Howard - the best sound engineer in the city!

Tags: Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Wonderful and fun atmosphere! Friendly staff and waiter. DJ was great! Fun dance teacher! Loved watching all the dancers and great seeing people of all ages come together in one spot.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, People Watching, Hot Spot, Tapas
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Lula is a great place for a night out of partying and great food!

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Music
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Lula Lounge is my favourite place to go to for great live music and really good food!
The sound technician does a fabulous job when the band is on stage - never too loud or unbalanced - key to a great performance.
The staff is wonderful - always there to see that everything is going okay.
Great ambiance - love it there!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Live Music
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Always a fun time @ Lula. Such a unique venue in the city.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Lula Lounge brings in good and quirky performers. The food is tasty but mediocre with very limited choice. Beer is good. Worth eating there to secure good seats for show

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Ambiance is wonderful, service was very friendly, efficient and quick. I was there for a special event (TEA fundraiser with Ali Hassan). I will definitely come back for live music and dancing.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Live Music
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Lula has a warm, festive atmosphere, great music, friendly vibe, decent food.
I also admire their sense of community there.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Brunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Excellent food and outstanding night of music with the legendary percussionist Candido at Lula Lounge on Wednesday June 7, 2017. Overall a 10 out of 10!

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 2, 2017

It was really great, thank you for everything...
!!!!!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Live Music, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Wonderful fun filled evening. Food was awesome!
A tad too loud for sitting up front but after a few cocktails who cares!!!!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Vegan, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Tapas, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Paleo Friendly, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Went for the music but ate some appetizers which were all very tasty - calamari, chicken wings and 3-dip "platter". And really good chocolate cake. Servings could be larger for the price but quality was good. I also appreciated that they called me to confirm the reservation. Thanks Open Table.

Tags: Live Music, Fun, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Awesome live music venue! Not a big menu but everything was very tasty. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Groups, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Great Band, Sound during the 1st. set was not great, much improved for the 2nd. Food was OK chicken was dry. Guava glazed pork was excellent. Nachos and dip enough for maybe 2 people @ $11 was steep. Great venue to see a live band

Tags: Live Music, Bar Seating, Hot Spot
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 23, 2017

we were there for my sons high school band performance. Dinner was great, what a fantastic venue you have for live music. we will be back.

Tags: Live Music
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Great place for a birthday bash, great food, excellent atmosphere , love the salsa band!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 17, 2017

The food was great. The salmon was great and I enjoyed it so much including the entertainment from my cousin Dwayne Morgan who is a great poet. The music was also great.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The Latin American music was amazing. The dance class was very nice. You go there to enjoy the music and dancing. The music and the venue are just OK.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service3
value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I liked the band and setting, I thought the food was too expensive for the quality

Tags: Happy Hour
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service4
value2

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 5, 2017

This was my second visit to Lula Lounge and was just as good as the first. The first visit was for a bachelorette. The staff was so friendly and accomodating and we really had so much fun dancing, listening to the live band and eating delicious food!

This time my partner and I went with another couple. The food was amazing (I had the marinated pork which melted in my mouth) and I love that it's a prix fixe menu! The cost includes an appetiser, main course and dessert, as well as the night's entertainment and cover. Plus, you get to keep your table once the music starts so you don't have to stand around the whole time and you have a safe place to stow your stuff.

There's also a salsa lesson included. I didn't enjoy it as much this time around because it was more about the steps then dancing with another person, and salsa must be danced as a duo. The teacher was very friendly and welcoming though.

My only qualm with this place is it's very loud. Between the big groups and the live band, don't expect to have much conversation at the dinner table. There is a sectioned off space at the front of the restaurant which may be quieter, but I haven't tested out the theory.

All-in-all, it was a lot of fun and it's a good choice if you don't feel like hopping from place to place all night. It's a one-stop-shop.

A word for the ladies: don't feel like you need a partner to have fun here. You can easily dance with your girlfriends and there are also lots of single guys prepared to ask for a dance (yes they ask!) and twirl you around the dancefloor. This happened to me a couple times and the guys were real gentlemen.

Have fun!

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, People Watching, Good for a Date, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5
value4

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on April 21, 2017

My only complaint is that the pre fixed menu option for a reserved table was not explained properly before the start of the meal.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service3
value3

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on April 6, 2017

Everything was perfect! The Band was unbelievably great!! Even though I went solo, I really wish they paid more attention to tables like mine. The service was hit and miss and not very welcoming of a single patron.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service3
value3

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.