Rickshaw Bar

4.7
189 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Indian
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The best street food experiences are often found exploring the narrow roads of a bustling city. More often than not, the hungry traveller is inclined to stop and try a little bit of everything. For this reason, the rickshaw is regarded as the transportation of choice for any hungry explorer. At Rickshaw Bar, we aim to bring that very experience to you in the best way possible; combining essential flavours from the streets of South & Southeast Asia, into our small plates and snacks.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Indian, Tapas / Small Plates, Southeast Asian
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Hours of operation
Tue–Thu 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(647) 352-1227
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Noureen Feerasta
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Queen and Bathurst
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Wine
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.5
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4.6
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4.4
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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Every dish had so much flavour! The tea leaf salad was very unique with all the different flavours and textures... delicious! The Chana bateta is also amazing! The perfect amount of spice with a side of warm naan. Definitely will come back here!

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Great mix of Indian an Thai food. The paklovas were surreal. The price was right for the place and the food.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

The food was delicious, scallop ceviche was amazingly tender and almost melted in my mouth, the chicken paratha taco had a wonderful mix of textures and tastes that moved tacos to a new level, wasn't so sure about the mung bean chaat salad but, again, the flavours and textures harmonized beautifully, and, the Burmese grilled chicken is a mouth watering reason to return! Service was attentive, but not overly so. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Amazing food.

Spices , the flavour they produced, and presentation all 5 star. We will be back. And we will recommend it to all our foodie friends.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Fairly expensive, so not a place to go every weekend, but for special occasions, it's pretty fantastic.

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4.0Dined on May 31, 2018

First time at Rickshaw Bar, but it won't be the last.
I loved everything I had to eat, but definitely need to go back to try the rest of the menu.
Meatatarian or vegetarian, there's something for everyone in my group!

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4.0Dined on May 30, 2018

My husband and my in-laws from BC dined here on Wednesday May 30th for dinner, and we had a great time! We had a very nice table by the window, and all the food we ordered was jam packed with intense and delicious flavours and colours, the only thing we all agreed on was that everything was overly salted when it needed not be. Our male server was quirky and fun, the only jarring event that happened was that a female food runner or server who came to drop off more dishes, needlessly barked at my Mother-in-Law to hurry up and put the remainder of a dish onto her plate so she could take it away. Regardless if she took a little more time to do this than the average person, she did not deserve to have been snapped at so rudely. That is the only reason why I am giving three stars for service. Otherwise, thank-you for a fun evening!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Love Rickshaw Bar. This was the second time for us and it was just as good as our first visit. You MUST try all of the tacos!

It's fun to sit at the bar and watch the kitchen staff, or you can reserve a table for more comfortable seating. We'll definitely be back again soon.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Excellent service and delicious food as always!

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Lovely food great variety of flavours and textures
We will return
Only thing not so mad on some of the gf items eg noodles and nan maybe alternative for us Gf happy people

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

we love the rickshaw bar. we attended for mother's day and have to say that the fixed price meal was good but not up to our usual expectations in terms of tastiness and value.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Lovely restaurant. Small plates are great especially the brussel sprouts! Main courses are delicious too - great curries. Very nice atmosphere and service , all at a reasonable price!

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Excellent service and excellent food. The ambiance is on point.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

We had a great time at Richshaw Bar! Excellent service and atmosphere, great drinks, etc - but the true winner was the food! We had the chefs menu and loved it. A selection of 6 or 7 dishes and each of them was sensational! It was plenty of food for three hungry people, so we thought the $45 price tag was excellent value. Would absolutely recommend and looking forward to coming back!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

The food was amazing, the restaurant is cozy and the service excellent

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Everything was perfect!!! We've choose the Chef's menu and it was insane! Thanks!!

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Great experience and food - will return soon!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Great food and hip ambiance. Friends from out of town loved it. Delicious!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great place, very tasty food, cooked with care. A little spicy for me but I'm easily challenged. Great excuse to have more naan and beer!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Love Rickshaw Bar! I've only been here twice, and both times I tried the Chef's menu. It's such an amazing value for the amount of delicious quality food you get, and I've never left disappointed. The staff are super friendly, and the drinks are great. Would recommend everyone to check this place out!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I would 10 out of 10 recommend Rickshaw Bar! I went with a group of 3 where we split a bunch of dishes and everything we had was amazing, especially the beef curry! The atmosphere was fun and comfortable with good (low volume) music, making it a great spot for a dinner date, group get together, or even just drinks and apps as they have delicious cocktails!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Fantastic food. The chicken small plate was amazing as was the beef curry, in particular.
All the flavours of all the dishes were aromatic and distinct.
Only downside was that we sat 3 tables away from the front of the restaurant, and we were really cold as the door was never fully closed.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Haven’t had a dining experience this good in a very long time.
The food is ridiculously fabulous! Flavours and textures worthy of a much more expensive bill.
We had the chefs menu - highly enjoyable and recommended!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The food was excellent. I found the prices to be a bit high but relative to the uniqueness and incredible taste of the food, it was worth it. Excellent service and food comes really fast.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Yummy. We shared 6 dishes. Fantastic. Will come back

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I am a vegetarian and have eaten here 4 times now and the experience has been great each time. Food is flavourful and the staff are wonderful.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Real great and differant food.
The service is sky hight compared to the service at the CN Tower’s restaurant

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We had a wonderful evening. Exceptional service and VERY tasty food. We’re a little older than your demographic but we did find the music loud. We look forward to returning with friends
for the chefs choice.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great food, great atmosphere, great service, great experience!

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2.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Food was excellent! Service? Standoffish. Like they couldn’t be bothered we were there. Also place is quite chilly with a big draft.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

This place is incredible. I live in the neighborhood and even with all of the competition, it is by far my favorite. Brussels sprouts are amazing! Cocktails are super delicious and unique too.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

I am so pleased to have found this place. The flavours of all the dishes were amazing. I loved the pakora dish, and the Khao Shay and Ismaili beef. Just amazing. The tamarind whiskey was also delicious drink. The service was passable but room for improvement (eg they seemed indifferent and didn't really explain how many dishes to order)
All the other dishes looked amazing and I wish I could try it all!

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Well first of on this months Toronto Life magazine ( March 2018) they featured Nihari appetizers which was the MAIN reason I went . On not finding it on the menu when I asked the server he informed me that they had run out a few days ago and actually reprinted menus to reflect this change - I think that’s super weird that it’s featured in the press and then just not available ... like have they removed it from the menu ? If so why use that one food item for the media coverage ? Anyway other than that the food was fine - the appetizers were better than the main course ..

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

The restaurant was beautiful and the food was great 👍🏼

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Food was quite yummy. Enjoyed the snacks more than the small plates. They ran out of their chicken and beef tacos which was upsetting. I didn’t quite like their drinks, and the service was kind of abrupt. The atmosphere was great though. Worth trying one time.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great South East Asian restaurant with a lively ambience, exquisite tapas with lots of flavour and beautiful creativity with their presentation and imaginative cocktail mixes.this is a great restaurant for anyone thinking of taking their date, or hanging out with a group of friends for a wonderful evening.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Everything about this meal made our evening. A birthday dinner, but we had a show to make - and so they made sure we got our food in time, made recommendations so there would be no compromise, and were incredibly friendly. The food was eye-openingly delicious, with explosive flavour and perfectly-sized, presented portions. Even with advance anticipation, I wasn't expecting something this wonderful.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

As always, incredible food, and amazing service. With all the top notch dining options in Toronto, this is still our go-to for a consistently high quality meal.
Keep doing what you’re doing chef Noureen and team!!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Chef’s menu was delicious and filling. Drinks were unique and quite delicious too

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Amazing spot! Great food! Excellent service! This is a gem on Queen West.

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