The Merchant Kitchen

4.5
943 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Global, International
EXCITING. FLAVOURFUL. SHARED.

The Merchant Kitchen is an idea conceptualized by travel and adventure. Honouring the traditional ingredients, flavours, and techniques of Asia and Latin America, while incorporating the freshest local ingredients possible is our mantra.

Exploring cities and towns along the equator, tasting their food carts, and visiting the local markets have allowed us to bring that to the table an experience that enables guests to escape routine and enjoy flavours with friends and family.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 943 people are saying
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FrankR
Manitoba
12 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Great that menu keeps changing to keep food fresh with ideas Missed having items that I enjoyed on earlier visits

However latest event menu was lacking Will not book again at least not in the near future

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Malloy
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed everything. The Dan Dan Noodles were, in particular, very good. The service was attentive, prompt and friendly. We’ll be back.

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KarlB
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really cool place and the food was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Even moved our table to we could be warmer.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and service

JC
JennyC
Manitoba
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

ALWAYS love dining here - the servers are so friendly (thank you Hannah!) and the service/food/cocktails topnotch!

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MeganV
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and drinks, service, etc were all great. It is a very loud restaurant so it's a bit hard to converse with the people you're with.

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JayTee
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great. Restaurant was loud. Food was delicious.

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ChadA
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food. The menu is well thought out. Cauliflower and DanDan Noodles. Get them by the dozens

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Iantense
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Tasty but super salty. Seated beside two families with young kids melting down. Server wasn’t terribly attentive.

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CKA2
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

The food was not as well prepared as previous suppers in the past. The Mexican corn was a bowl full of canned corn vs a grilled cob of corn. Not rushing back.

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HalC
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Food was tasty and service was very good.

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Sophia
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great street style eats with excellent cocktails. Overall a classy yet casual setting and experience. Would return with a group.

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SheilaB
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful night, good timing and the hot was served hot and tasty. Super food salad really need a little salt and acid, otherwise spot on.
Thanks

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VICKI
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We felt safe, the service was good and the food was delicious!

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KarlaS
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We will go back! Delicious food, great vibe. Delicious cocktails.

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ColbyB
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and atmosphere were excellent! The only thing that wasn’t up to par was how small the table was for two people. Not very much arm room and the table was very wobbly. No complaints about the restaurant itself.

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Love the food, dislike the noise level. Service was good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Generally the food and service were good. One dish was listed as a large plate and seemed much more appetizer size. That at was disappointing and took away from the rest of the experience which was very good

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vipOpenTable Diner
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was not the best…

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Northytrekker
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food, great staff, lovely place to dine

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DebK
Manitoba
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. The Korean chicken was superb!

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Zippy14
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Menu is very small. Some items that were on the website, and previous visit, were no longer available. Some items completely different than previous visits, same name, but completely different presentation.

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AlexNB
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and good food. Very lively energy.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

My meal never came.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible but it was so loud hard to enjoy dinner

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JulieN
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, good service. Was confused by the screen in the dining room playing a western movie. Have the corn. Amazing.

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DaveH
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is very good
Noise level very loud!
Staff excellent

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Thor
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot for a business lunch. Will definitely book again.

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DebbieR
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

First time visitor and was disappointed. Concept is good but food was hit and miss, drinks were mostly a solid miss. Service was good, but we waited for half an hour for drinks because they ran out of glasses. The maragarita was watery and tasteless and for $18, expected a lot better. The rum cocktail was okay. Korean chicken was excellent but the beef tacos were dry. Dan Dan noodles have very good flavour but also on the dry side. I feel like the menu has potential but overall did not deliver, and for the prices charged for cocktails we expected a drink that would make us want more, and they did not.

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CarrieL
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is easily one of my favorite restaurants in Winnipeg. The menu is amazing, and unique and authentic to its own dish. The service is always great and our bartender Sam was excellent. We will be back soon.

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Alainc55
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food we ordered tasted delicious and our waitress was great.

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CatherineK
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unfortunately, 3 of our party had to stay home due to children being sick (covid restrictions). The party of 5 who attended had a great time! Food was perfect, service was great, ambience is amazing. All 5 had nothing but great things to say about the whole experience. Thank you for a wonderful evening for some health care workers who really needed it!

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BrandiZ
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drink are always amazing. My favourite place to go before events.

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JenniferB
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and our servers were really great! Drinks were delicious as always. Would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting Winnipeg!

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AnjaliK
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and excellent food, can’t go wrong. One of my favourite places!

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Elizabeth
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Merchant kitchen doesn't disappoint with the food, but the last time I went we had not the best service. Previously I have never had even remotely a bad experience there and last night just disappointed. Our waitress was very standoffish and my group and I felt as if she was kind of judgy? And just overall felt uncomfortable. It was very strange and put a damper on our night unfortunately

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OliverB
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

This was my first time at Merchant Kitchen. It was more like a pub than I expected (movies playing silently on large screens, bright acoustics, high noise level, simple food), but the food was decent and the service very good. I wouldn't recommend it for a romantic dinner or for an intimate, conversational occasion, but it was overall a good experience. The food was a bit ordinary for my taste, but it was all well prepared.

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and we shared A LOT of it! From the variety of chicken wings and tacos to the Superfood Salad, the scallop ceviche, chips and dip, to the grilled corn - we didn’t hit a single disappointment. We were there for a business meeting - a face-to-face after months of Zoom calls and while it was far too loud to talk business, we all had a fantastic time. You should go! Bring your friends!

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MelissaP
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a really nice atmosphere. Our server was lovely and I will definitely be going back!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Merchant Kitchen using the Order Online button. The Merchant Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (204) 615-2278.

The Merchant Kitchen is rated 4.5 stars by 943 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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