The Merchant Kitchen

4.5
907 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 907 people are saying
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Elizabeth
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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!

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Mark
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

I've been to the Merchant Kitchen once before a few years ago and I have been wanting to go back ever since because that first experience was SO good. My recent experience, however, was poor.

The noise level was so loud due to music and other diners that our table could barely communicate with each other, and we certainly could not hear our waitress through her mask.

A beer was spilled on our table and no one would come clean it. We had to ask three times for help and each time we were just given a few napkins, not nearly enough to soak up a full beer. We eventually had to ask for a cloth so we could clean it up ourselves, which in my experience is someone else's job when eating at a restaurant.

The food was good but in my opinion very overpriced for the serving sizes.

The service was just so-so. The most attention our table was paid was after dinner was done and the waitress wanted to get us out.

I think that the change in experience might have been due to new hires still getting a feel for working in a restaurant. That's what it felt like at least. I'll likely go back but I would not bring a large group again, and I won't be raving about it like I used to.

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SuzanneT
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance & amazing food! Would recommend for a date night or a fun place for a group of friends.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time out to an eat in restaurant… we were a group of 7 and we had so much fun! Our host was incredible and on top of it! We were lots of work ordering drinks & food constantly!

Definitely will return!

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vipCanadianCari
Manitoba
64 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Just ordered takeout last week and the food was outstanding! We were excited for this visit to dine-in but food (identical order) was only ok. My old favorite cocktail had a definite recipe change and is no longer my fave.

Still, it MUST have just been an off night. We will be back.

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AlwaysEating
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Shared communal style concept. Food was outstanding, food came super quick. One dish after another. So everyone tried one dish before the next one came out. Drink service was a little slow. Very friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
9 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 10 year wedding anniversary and the merch pulled all the stops - fm amazing service, time to talk and enjoy ourselves & the surprise glasses of bubbly! Great night - thanks for everything, always

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KarenT
Manitoba
11 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Usually have good service, but unfortunately not this time. Server left us for long periods of time and then totally failed to bring us one of our ordered dishes until we asked when we would see it. And then it came with egg, which we had asked not to have. Didn’t do much afterwards to make up for it either.

We love it here and the food is so good, so it won’t keep me from coming back, but was disappointing.

Cheers!

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GordK
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good food. So loud that very hard to hear serving staff

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Kiaaf
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Loved the Korean chicken and the fried rice was outstanding.
Would recommend this to my family and friends.

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Mark24
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and specialty drinks as always. Great service!

Will be back ASAP.

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vipDavidM
Manitoba
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

The food was delicious, but the portion sizes were very small.

With a reservation, we were firstly seated at a very small table for two. The restaurant probably seats 100+. There was one other table occupied. I requested a change. They wanted us to sit in a dark corner, senior citizens, out of sight please.

The noise level was excessive from the background music, there were no diners, empty room. No problem with the type of music, but it did not have to be at 95 decibels as measured on my iPhone app.

The food and drink service was good. The hostess experience adequate at best.

I would not recommend this restaurant for a dining experience.

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TLOCO
Manitoba
8 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a good choice! Have been here many times and never hesitate to go back.

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ErinC
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first outing to a restaurant since the pandemic started and it exceeded my expectations. I am so appreciative of the mask and vaccination mandate set in place and it made me feel so much safer and secure. I didn't find the restaurant overcrowded, yet it was nice to see other customers there. Our serving staff was amazing and gave great recommendations and details on the menu items. It was Taco Week so we got to try the featured taco. We ended up ordering a second order of the corn and chips because it is so delicious! We also all tried the cake with peaches which was amazing. I will definitely come back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food was just bad. Menu resticted.

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JuanJ
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elevated street food that taste delicious! I highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Always great food!

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ToddM
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience as is the case everytime we go there. Food very good as was the service. Always clean and even with Covid one always feels safe being there.

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FrankB
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A great place to enjoy delicious, eclectic cuisine. My wife and I had a very good, all-around experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

the Korean Fried Chicken was delicious - outstanding.

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AladinD
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful as always, music was just a little loud for me barely was able to have a conversation

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JillA
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and food was delicious. Can’t wait to return!

JC
JennyC
Manitoba
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So this was our first patio date of the season and the five of us had such a great time! Thank you ❤️The food, cocktails, and service were amazing! Can’t wait to be back!!!

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gands
Manitoba
21 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Street food dishes all amazing! Unique and delicious! And service was very attentive, friendly. Well worth the trip downtown!

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KyleW
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. The tacos were amazing. Recommended.

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Simon
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Recommends the steack taco and the cocolate tart. The signature magarita on the sweet and weak side.

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JessicaO
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Was nice for our last night out for a few weeks! (due to covid) chicken is bitchen ;)

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Server very friendly and attentive. Had an issue with our bill and she resolved it. Made for a good last dinner out before we went back into lockdown

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Riss
Manitoba
9 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn’t had a date in a very long time. We loved the food. We feel so bad for the service industry having to close doors. We were the only patrons in the restaurant. We hope we can enjoy restaurants again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
9 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the merch! We haven’t been since before covid hit last March and to come back and dine in felt so nice. Never mind some new menu items that we were able to try! The food was hot, fresh and beyond delicious - we can’t wait to come back!

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JohnnyD
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was so so good! We tried 3 different taco’s all of which blew our minds! But the pork, peanut and pineapple stole the show! Also had the Mango Habanero wings which were a showstopper. No doubt it was all pricey, but worth it!

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Randy
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made reservations online through Open Table, got my preferred time and was also able to amend the time without issue.

Very good tapas-style restaurant; it says "Italian-inspired" but is really a fusion of Latino and Asian cuisine. Very good service, staff is very polite, attentive and professional. It was relatively quiet as we were there Monday evening and the restaurant was restricted to 50% capacity due to COVID. Ambiance leans a bit towards rustic/traditional. Overhead wall monitors play Apple TV.

We ordered the Korean chicken, grilled corn, Nagoya wings, Dan Dan noodles and Superfood salad. Dessert was vegan coconut cream pie. All very delicious and filling.

Non-drinkers, I cannot comment on the liquor menu.

We were able to park two cars right out front, very convenient, parking likely is tighter on weekends and certainly before Jets games.

I recommend the Merchant Kitchen.

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Nikki
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Service was good. Restaurant has a very nice atmosphere. Unfortunately quality of food compared to price was unreasonable. We have eaten here at least three times before and have never experienced the quality of food to be so poor.

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Mark24
Manitoba
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service as always . Great cocktails and really great menu. Can’t wait to come back. Never disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
8 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely wonderful Friday evening dining at the Merchant Kitchen. The staff were all excellent including the hostess, and our server and food was delicious. We had drinks and we ordered the Dan Dan noodles, the chicken and steak tacos...all were scrumptious!

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service excellent food, fun to be out...finally!! And a perfect place to celebrate my 18 year old

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MarniJ
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is unbelievable and the restaurant is outstanding!

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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 907 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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