Rickshaw Bar

4.6
277 reviews
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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.
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Seattle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, food was great, nice local place to visit. Been there a couple times for dinner on the weekend and it is consistently good.

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and ambiance!

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N
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Was excited to try this but unfortunately came up really short. The food was incredibly salty. So salty i couldn't really taste anything else. Not just mine, but any dish served with a sauce that came to our table . The server was really nice and gladly brought it back to serve me and my husband a less salty version. Unfortunately, it still didn't cut it :(

The appetizers were delicious and highly recommend the chicken 685. Meat was cooked well overall but just really hit the mark on the sauces. The salty sauces truly ruined the dish and it sucks because this is not a cheap place.

Anyways, would recommend this place for apps and drinks. Stay away from the mains. There was no clear star out of the mains at our table and almost every main dish had its own issues.

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CJ
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I did enjoy the restaurant but I wish there were a few more options for food. The server was nice and informative but everything took very long and slow.

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AN
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It's overrated.
Pricey...food didn't stand out. The $46 Thai fish was just not worth it

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H
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. We ordered the Brussels sprouts, daal chaat and chicken for appetizers. For dinner we ordered the beef ribs. Everything was so tasty and we will definitely return to eat the exact same thing!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family visit.

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KS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall it was a great experience. The service, food and atmosphere were amazing. My guests and I will definitely be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

I went to Rickshaw Bar for a date, and not only was the person who called to confirm my reservation incredibly rude, our table was not ready for the reservation time. It took 5min before anyone even acknowledged us when we walked in. We were seated at a high tabletop and were told if a better more comfortable table was available that we would be moved. Despite there being empty tables no one followed up. Our server was not welcoming and gave us the wrong bill. Never coming back.

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CT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant understands how it should be done from start to finish! The food is so flavourful and exciting. All the dishes are inventful and adventurous and serving sizes are perfect for the price. The service is top notch. They don’t rush you, are always quick to check in, keep your beverages full and they have amazing energy!! Special thanks to PJ for making it another amazing night out! I wish more restaurants in Toronto took a lesson from Rickshaw!

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FD
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was a hit. They have creative and tasty plates. It's fusion but its still familiar

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MV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Tasty food but expensive and sub par service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

The service was super

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great service

Comfortable atmosphere

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TO
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We wanted to check out the amazing food from other online reviews and were not disappointed. The mung bean chaat salad was outstanding, and the smoked eggplant dip with the unusual trio of chips was great. The beef short rib curry portion was huge--we had to ask for a box to bring home leftovers, especially since we ate the whole Thai fish. Alas, we were too full for dessert but will have to return to try other dishes as well. Will bring friends so we can explore more of the menu, and also because the food was so enjoyable. Thank you for a very good dining experience, with attentive service.

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RB
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Memorable brussel sprouts! Fabulous meal. Great wine. We sat and ate and drank for four hours! Last people in the place and never felt rushed or pressured to leave. Delicious meal from start to finish pand we can’t wait to return.

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RS
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Absolutely amazing food ... everything we ate was very good . Will definitely go again

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time, our server was very courteous and nice.
Food is absolutely delicious!! Will be back soon

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TD
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Pakora and the fried chicken were excellent. Drink selection is excellent.

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SA
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Tasty food, friendly and prompt service. I highly recommend the brussels sprouts and the 685 chicken from the small plates and the spicy duck from the large plates. desserts were also very good.

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JB
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my wife here to celebrate her birthday and from the moment we were greeted at the door the experience was perfect! The staff were engaged, friendly and informative without being intrusive at all. The decor and ambience was very inviting and casual. The food was absolutely sublime. We had the Chef's menu and every course made you stop and savour the experience! The only mistake we made was trying to rush so we could get to TIFF Lightbox to see a movie (that turned out to be sold out when got there).
When you go make sure you give yourself enough time to really enjoy the experience.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a variety of appetizers and every single one was delicious. We LOVE the Brussels sprouts! The beef short rib was outstanding. The flavours are and spices are well balanced and very interesting. Great first experience and we will be back for sure!

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Spectacular as always!

Must try the braised beef!

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A
Toronto
136 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

On Open table it was saying Indian but it is actually South Asian fusion. So we were surprised but excited. Very good food and service I must say. Well done.

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KW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tasty takes on traditional flavours! I would eat here again to explore other menu options.

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A
Toronto
26 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This was hard to judge as the flavours were good and our waitress was friendly. However, I had a reaction to the food so please beware if you have allergies.

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GE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, wine, people and service!!!! Can't wait to go back again!!!!

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DV
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Group of 5 for a birthday celebration, accommodated putting candles in the dessert. Bar tender makes amazing cocktails! Service is very friendly 2 thumbs up. Food flavourful with a little spice nothing to hot for those who can't take it.
Place is very tiny making for a loud evening it didn't matter we enjoyed ourselves.
Seating is at a premium being 5 they turned the tables giving just enough seating and elbow room.
We were surprised to hear the lamb shank was out at 7pm, otherwise food was great.
Need to hang a curtain at the entrance to shield patrons from the cold air of the door opening/closing my only complaint.
Bathrooms are very clean.
We shared a variety of the "snacks" and ordered two mains which feed all 5 of us.
Cocktails are a bit pricey but was a fun and tasty evening.
Overall wouldn't hesitate to return.

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n
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favourite restaurant in town! Must do the tasting menu!

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RN
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was really flavourful and delicious. The tasting menu was not a great value, I'd go with individual dishes next time, but I'd definitely go back. The cocktails were also very enjoyable.

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L
Toronto
78 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu is unique. The food was delightful. Everything was exceptional. The only negative is that it's very noisy when you are sitting in the middle of the restaurant.
Great staff, service and food. Servers are very knowledgeable about the menu. A definite must!

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New England
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I were visiting Toronto and Rickshaw Bar was reconvened to us by a local barista. We made a reservation since we were only in town for a short time and did not want to miss the chance to eat here. We ordered two chefs dinners and were completely blown away by the flavor and presentation of each dish. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu items. This was one of the best meals I have had in life.

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MB
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, friendly staff, not super expensive and decent sized portions, all around a good experience I'll definitely be back.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was great- server had an attitude problem

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OT
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is one of the most unique cuisine experiences across the country. I come here almost on every visit i make to Toronto. I would highly recommend this restaurant to all foodies. This restaurant introduces you to an Asian -African dining that is rich in flavour and inter culture creativity.

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SO
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had the Brussels Sprouts, Lamb Shank and Shrimp. So tasty!!!

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AM
New England
12 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Rickshaw is exciting and eclectic- so fresh and delicious - I will be a regular.

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RD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a terrific meal after a matinee theatre performance just down the street. Food was delicious, atmosphere/music set the mood - love the decor - and service was very friendly, offering helpful descriptions of dishes to try.

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BT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious. I've never been anything but extremely pleased with the quality of food and high level of service. Rickshaw is one of my fav, go-to spots.

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OT
London
11 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yum yum yum!

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