The Merchant Kitchen

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CAN$30 and under
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Global, International
Welcome to The Merchant Kitchen! Experience an adventure of elevated street food and globally influenced cocktails.
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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience2

- Yuca fries weren’t crispy — were either not fried for long enough or weren’t fried at the right temp
- Tempura was below average, veggies weren’t chosen and prepared properly
- Dan Dan Noodles were super spicy and were undercooked. The noodles were hard and weren’t boiled properly.

Service was good.

CM
Manitoba
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent before the jets game. Friendly service and great food....thanks!!

YE
Edmonton
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, and such an interesting variety of options. And our service was excellent, as expected. This is another great little restaurant that's been really elevating Winnipeg's dining out scene.

MM
Manitoba
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food top to bottom. Bring back the mahi mahi tacos please!

RV
Manitoba
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great menu, Delicious food, fun atmosphere especially before a Jets game!

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The kitchen was quick with our food. Tasty dishes.
Our server’s name is Mikaela. She was very good including being knowledgeable about the menu and quick with our drink orders

MG
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The merchant kitchen is by far our favorite restaurant. Every dish is absolutely delicious, the unexpected flavour combinations in everything they bring you is amazing. We let the server pick our plates and have never been disappointed. I highly recommend this restaurant.

DD
Manitoba
14 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I have been to this restaurant several times, and consider it to be a favourite... however, this particular visit was a little disappointing for me. I can not eat spicy food so I always order the Korean chicken. This time it was super spicy. I also ordered the roasted corn, and although it was delicious, it was lukewarm. The cocktail I ordered was the Capel Pesco, and as usual it was fantastic, but priced at $12.00, I could only have one! I passed on dessert, as none of the options appealed to me. Will I go back? Probably!

MB
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Waiter asked to clear up bill with our wine glasses half full and still was waiting for our second appetizer. Kinda strange

NS
Manitoba
27 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food great service rebooked our next visit already.

N
Manitoba
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our group really enjoyed themselves. The family-style dining experience allowed us to enjoy a variety of dishes. Everything was delicious, the service was prompt and we never had an empty glass. We will note that this is not a quiet restaurant, so do not go in expecting something like that. We had a great time and will be back again with a larger group.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Came in from Brandon to have dinner with friends and go to the jets game, great food! Will be back

DR
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for our company Christmas party. We were a party of 12. This is the second year in a row we go there for this event the food and service are fantastic in the atmosphere is amazing. We were fortunate enough to book on a day where we were the only party there and as we are so loud that worked well for us. Recommend the chicken one of the best in the city.

NG
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I found the tables almost too wide - hard to hear people directly across from me. Aside from that, amazing lunch, delicious food, great value!

s
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! Everything was amazing!

DF
Manitoba
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fantastic experience. Great service on a busy night (prior to an NHL game one block away), excellent food. Really loud environment, but to be expected- it was a busy night. Will go again!

MM
Manitoba
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food timely service prior to a hockey game. Always satisfied. Location is perfect.

PO
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our Server was very helpful and pleasant. She did a great job assisting us with dish selection, food was excellent.
My only comment would be that the space is a little bit noisy, not that I don't like a energetic space but it could use some sound dampening

a
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal with a larger group. Korea fried chicken, friend rice, street corn, Tuna and superfood salad were outstanding.

SC
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went for lunch and everyone in our group loved what they had. Will definitely be coming back.

R
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good, I just found too expensive and too much from overall value perspective but nice otherwise.

LB
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had out of town guests join us prior to the Jets' game. The food was amazing, fresh and plated beautifully. Service was attentive and we had a leisurely meal and were on time for the game!

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food and drinks. Service was excellent. A lot of background noise but was expected for the event

MT
Manitoba
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The Dan Dan Noodles were waaaay too salty.
Piri Piri wings were good. The superfood salad was ok, too much lime. The pavlova tasted like spearmint gum, not crisp, underwhelming, considering the description.

Noisy!! Get some absorbing sound panels.

JE
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was excellent! Everything we ordered was delicious! The restaurant is noisy, so sometimes it can be hard to hear the people you are dining with. The food is so good though, that I would reccommend going anyways!

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very nice! The food is delicious, service was great. We sat by the window and it was a bit chilly otherwise, a very wonderful dining experience.

h
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extra beyond

CL
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service as always.

GH
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fried rice was awesome. The steak was as well. Great to share.

TB
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Repeat visit. Very good experience. Will continue to frequent. Cheers

The Merchant Kitchen
Responded on November 30, 2019

Hi Trevis! Thank you so much for joining us and sharing your experience, we will share this with the team! We hope to see you in again very soon, MK

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t
Manitoba
28 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Meh ... over priced, very small portions (the shrimp tacos are not a meal ... an appetizer for one only). Guacamole is crappy ... not made from fresh avocados (travesty) and the cocktails while interesting and yummy are $18 (stupid). So give it a miss.

LB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious and served out fast. We prefer the front room over the back. It was quite loud. But wait staff was great.

JW
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is no better way to describe my experience at Merchant Kitchen than "outstanding." I was there to celebrate my birthday, and I'm so happy I chose to celebrate there. Our server was amazing; she went above and beyond to make sure we were having a good time – probably some of the best service I've experienced in a long time. Our water glasses were never empty, food came out quick, and we always had a drink in hand. I have a friend with dietary restrictions, and the staff created a dish specifically for her so that she could eat with the rest of us. 10/10 experience! We will definitely be back soon!

CS
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Most is usually good at Merchant Kitchen: food is good, service is good, prices a little steep (although not outrageously so) but the real drag is how poor the acoustics are in the restaurant.....it is soooo noisy/loud in there it's hard to hear. And

PS
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, atmosphere and service were all outstanding, as usual!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We sat at the bar and Julia was excellent. She acknowledged me immediately and I had a glass of wine within minutes. Food was great. Only small complaint is the noise level.

P
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our experience at Merchant Kitchen was outstanding. We are 2 senior couples who will definitely return. The food was delicious and unique. Our server couldn’t have been more helpful and answered all our questions and offered suggestions. She was right on. Our food was delicious. The staff were all friendly and helpful. Our server was Wendy and she helped make the experience so great. Even the GM Josh visited our table and added to our knowledge of the menu. Love this place.

OT
Calgary
32 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service!

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NB
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very nice place, excellent food and service. Tables are a bit to crowded for my taste.
Otherwise, excellent.

j
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Delicious food. Restaurant was moderately busy/ Service was slow when it came to getting the packing the food/getting the bill. Overall a good experience.

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