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Alma, Toronto, ON

Alma

4.8
4.8
224 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Contemporary Asian
Alma is a restaurant based on the tastes and experiences of our kitchen team focusing on modern Chinese cuisine headed by Chef/Owner Anna Chen.
We are built around food that uses fresh, simple, quality ingredients and our focus is to create a unique dining experience.
Our beverage program is focused on Natural Wines curated by Sommeliers Kate Densmore and Ben Dalton.
As of September 2022, Alma has been recognized by the Michelin Guide as a recipient of the Bib Gourmand award.
We hope to see you soon!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 103 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Asian, Contemporary Canadian, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (647) 346-1881

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Anna Chen

  • Private party facilities

    We would be happy to host your special event! We can accommodate a maximum of 30 guests for seated dinners. For a full restaurant buyout Fridays and Saturdays cost $5000 and Sunday-Thursdays are $4000, not including tax and 20% gratuity.Please inquire at info@almatoronto.com for current canapes and set menus.

  • Neighborhood

    Koreatown

  • Cross street

    Bloor & Dufferin

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Dufferin Station within walking distance

  • Additional

    Beer, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 224 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and ambiance. Service was excellent, staff is so friendly - owner came out to serve us a course! Food is very unique, Alma is truly a hidden gem.
  2. GN

    GaryN

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was incredible. We'll absolutely be back again.
  3. B

    Bman

    Toronto

    197 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    197 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New menu items are SO GOOD!!! Highly recommend the baos, and the chive noodles. Every dish was delicious and exceptional service.
  4. BF

    BatF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The foods tasted good. They have some unique favours with clever mix of traditional Chinese ingredients. However, in general things are way over-priced.
  5. RC

    RoyC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Overall is not bad. We have 3 people at the table and let the server made his recommendation to try out their popular dishes. They do have a good selection of import wines. Appetizers are good precisely the small salad of sliced cucumber on a bed of miso chopped walnuts with lemon dressing on top. Very refreshing and tasty. The worst is the main dish of beef with pepper; the meat is tough and OK taste. Very poor value for the dish. The second poor dish is the wonton with noodle. It's a bit salty and the wontons are chewy. The dessert is mango sobert. It's OK.
  6. EE

    ErinE

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We eat here quite a bit - either take out or sit in. The food is so good, we’re always craving it. Love the vibe of the restaurant too. Amazing service, easy going vibes, one of our fave spots.
  7. M

    Matt

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brought my older parents from out of town for a special meal to celebrate our engagement. Our server offered to put together an assortment of dishes for us and it was the perfect amount of food that all worked together beautifully. We had an excellent bottle of orange wine and some other stuff by the glass that worked very well with the menu. The cod, bavette and dumplings with noodles were the highlights, and don’t sleep on the desserts. So fortunate to have this spot in our neighbourhood.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the rare places that can works as both your weeknight neighbourhood spot and a place for a special occasion meal. The food is exciting yet comforting, the service warm and attentive, the atmosphere cozy and lively. Can't wait to come back.
  9. BU

    BiancaU

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! A vegetarian meal was put together for us with some off menu items. Great experience!
  10. LR

    LorettaR

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the best meal I've had in years at Alma. Everything was exquisitely prepared by a chef who obviously has a deep understanding of creative food. The service equaled the cuisine. I will never visit Toronto in the future without include one or more meals at Alma.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was unreal - never fall totally in love with the wine but if natural wine is your jam you will. Keep going back to Alma because the food is so different and tasty.
  12. N

    Nana

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed every single dishes and drinks. Very carefully seasoned and mixed ingredients, then we had a delicious dinner. Staff are extremely professional. We had a great night at Alma! Thank you so much.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Relaxed atmosphere with elevated food and service. A great place to sit back and enjoy a good glass of wine and excellent choice of dishes. I highly recommend spending time here with friends and family!
  14. AS

    AliS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We loved the crispy chicken and bavette beef dishes. The server was excellent.
  15. SP

    SofiaP

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect and delicious! My favourite dishes were the tapioca fritters and scallion bread. Oh also the zucchini salad with soy pesto was outstanding
  16. A

    Alex

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Enjoyed everything we ate. Scallion bread, zucchini, wonton & noodles, shrimp fried rice, and char siu were all great. Service was excellent as well. Highly recommend.
  17. T

    Tiffany

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So so good! Wow. Loved every dish and the service was impeccable
  18. J

    Janice

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend especially if you’re looking for a place with a great atmosphere. Alma isn’t fussy or overwhelming like a lot of Toronto restaurants. The food is delicious and the wine options are great too!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service.
  20. K

    Karen

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious and always great service!
  21. RW

    RachaelW

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great food, amazing service, beautiful ambience and atmosphere.
  22. MK

    MatthewK

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alma is consistently one of our favorite restaurants, and never fail to impress. We’re lucky to have such incredible food in our neighborhood.
  23. OV

    OpticVerve

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great environment - excellent menu and service. Really well prepared and thoughful food. Very pleased to have such a high level of skill in the neighbourhood. Thanks for a great experience.
  24. S

    Shelly

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals I've had while dining out in a long time. Each dish was so flavourful yet clean - you could taste all the flavours in a dish on your palate and not feel overwhelmed with too much of one ingredient. I unfortunately have a sensitive stomach but after eating literally everything on the menu (except the only four items with meat), I did not have any stomach pain!!! Run don't walk to Alma - it's a beautiful and unpretentious experience. Also I can say that the entire menu pairs beautifully with the 1L orange wine - I don't recall its name, but I believe it's the only 1L orange wine they carry by the bottle. Enjoy :)
  25. FM

    FranM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Alma for the first time yesterday. It was such a lovely experience. Incredible food. Wonderful service. Highly recommended.
  26. B

    Bman

    Toronto

    198 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    198 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had to leave a review of the new spring menu items because they were all so good! The radish salad is delicious, crisp and perfectly dressed. The asparagus side is just outstanding with an amazing sauce. And the shrimp fried rice and eggplant mains were just spectacular! I really hope that they stay on the menu for a while. As always service was first rate and interesting wines. Can't wait to go back!
  27. KC

    KristineC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vraiment bon! Super service, une belle découverte et sélection de vin! Je recommande.
  28. O

    Owen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything we tried. The food is outstanding. Will definitely be back to try everything we didn’t order this time.
  29. JR

    JamieR

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible experience at Alma. Cosy restaurant that pays attention to detail. The hostess was super friendly, knowledgeable, and respectful, and she made the evening what it was. Food was excellent, especially the fried rice and radish cakes. The portions were perfect size and they spaced out our plates properly so we didn’t feel rushed or that it was taking too long. Only thing missing was some cocktails, although the orange wine was very good. Would definitely come back and recommend to friends because it was one of the best dining experiences I’ve had in Toronto.
  30. RT

    RanT

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was really good especially the fried chicken and char siu
  31. BF

    BruceF

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic experience! The food and team at the restaurant or at standing.
  32. MS

    MikeS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food. Tapioca fritters, cucumber salad, wonton noodles and bavette were all amazing
  33. EE

    ErinE

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’re addicted this place. You can’t go wrong, everything tastes amazing. Can’t wait to go back!
  34. DB

    DeborahB

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really loved my meal at Alma. We ordered the radish cakes, fried chicken, noodles with wontons and some greens. Everything was crazy delicious, the wine selections were perfect and the service was fun and attentive. This is a great restaurant.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional food and exceptional service. They’ve got a really cool thing going here.
  36. C

    Christine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time at Alma! Everything we ordered was delicious, but we were particularly impressed with the Pork Wontons & Noodles and the Char Siu Pork. The atmosphere is intimate and feels trendy without being over the top. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable. He helped us choose a wine and made some useful suggestions about the menu (he recommended the Char Siu Pork and suggested we did not need to get the Gai Lan as we were already ordering the Wontons and Noodles, which we didn't realize have Gai Lan in the dish). The price point was a little high, but we left very full and happy! I would definitely recommend Alma to anyone looking to go out for a nice meal!
  37. C

    Camille

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice service, food was good and the place is cute and very clean. Great experience! One thing I would have liked is to have the option of chopsticks on the table rather than forks and knives but that’s just a little detail.
  38. SP

    SandP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique, delicious as always…a special place and a must try if you haven’t already.
  39. LA

    LAT52

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, wine selection, and food! So nice to dine out again.
  40. S

    Sheepa

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Really loud and could barely hear my partner. Food was okay, some really heavy seasonings so thing ended up too sweet or salty.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Alma using the Order Online button. Alma also offers delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Alma also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (647) 346-1881.

Alma is rated 4.8 stars by 224 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 103 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Skip The Dishes
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Alma

1194 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6H 1N2

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Bloor & Dufferin

  • Neighborhood

    Koreatown

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Asian, Contemporary Canadian, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Dufferin Station within walking distance

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Anna Chen

  • Additional

    Beer, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (647) 346-1881

  • Private party facilities

    We would be happy to host your special event! We can accommodate a maximum of 30 guests for seated dinners. For a full restaurant buyout Fridays and Saturdays cost $5000 and Sunday-Thursdays are $4000, not including tax and 20% gratuity.Please inquire at info@almatoronto.com for current canapes and set menus.

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