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The Best Restaurants in West Queen West

By Nikola Asambelevski
Cheese and tomato dish

West Queen West is one of the trendiest neighbourhoods in Toronto, known for its vibrant culture, artistic flair, and eclectic dining scene. With an array of restaurants serving up delicious cuisine from around the world, it can be hard to know where to start. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the best restaurants in West Queen West, so you can explore the amazing culinary options with confidence. If you are storing your belongings at our storage facility in Etobicoke near West Queen West and you are looking for a great place to eat, here are some of the best restaurants that the neighbourhood has to offer.

Agora Greek Market & Café

921 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1G5
(416) 901-9022

Hours: Monday to Friday: 11 am- 8 pm

Sandwich with French Fries

In ancient Greece, the agora was known as a central public space. The literal meaning of the word “agora” is “gathering space” or “assembly”. The Agora Greek Market & Café certainly serves as a central public space of the popular West Queen West neighbourhood. Located just across the street from the iconic white gates of Trinity Bellwoods Park, the Agora Greek Market & Café serves delicious takeout options for the local community with a menu featuring house-made pita, fresh seasonal salads, souvlaki, and more.

Agora is a casual grab-and-go extension of their sister restaurant Mamakas Taverna, which is located on the corner of Osslington Avenue and Humber Street. Both Mamakas Taverna and the Agora Greek Market & Café source only the highest quality ingredients and import many of their products directly from Greece.

Soutzoukakia, seasoned beef meatballs braised in a bright tomato sauce

Many of the signature items featured on the Mamakas Taverna menu are available at Agora in a rustic takeout style including the spanakopita and horiatiki salad. Some other notable menu items include briam, moussaka, green bean salad, and peirnilli, which are bread boats stuffed with imported smoked Greek cheese, studded with either potato and caramelized onion or little lamb meatballs. If you are looking for authentic Greek food paired with a casual and inviting atmosphere, look no further than the Agora Greek Market & Café.


777 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1G1
(416) 777-2268

Hours: Tuesday to Thursday: 12- 9 pm | Friday: 12- 10 pm | Saturday: 1- 10 pm | Sunday: 12- 5 pm

Meat and potato dish from Banu

Banu is a renowned Iranian restaurant located in the heart of West Queen West just east of Manning Avenue. Banu offers a sleek stylish interior that still has cozy feel, which creates an overall wonderful dining experience. The family-run restaurant serves authentic Iranian food with an extensive menu full of traditional plates including ghormeh sabzi, joojeh kabob, and shirazi salad.

Starting as a collaboration between the Mohyeddin siblings, Banu has become a mainstay of the West Queen West neighbourhood over the last 15 years. However, during the pandemic lockdowns Banu was forced, along with the other restaurants across the city, to close down. A few weeks after closing, the Mohyeddin siblings came about with a new strategy; to transform the space into a specialty grocery store providing specialty Persian pantry staples. The Banu Commissary, as it was called during this time, was providing the residents of West Queen West with hard-to-find Persian items such as pomegranate molasses, barberries, tahini, saffron, organic honey, Persian pistachios, and other coveted Middle Eastern pantry ingredients. Although Banu has returned to a full dine-in experience, it continues to serve many of the coveted pantry items and ingredients.

Sweets and Cookies

Along with providing elegantly prepared dishes and unique Persian pantry items and ingredients, Banu has also been very vocal on social media amid ongoing protests in Iran following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in police custody. Banu continues to show solidarity and support to the women of Iran and remains a vital pillar of the Iranian community in Toronto.

BiBab Sushi

901 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3H5
(416) 900-1687

Hours: Monday to Saturday: 11 am- 8:30 pm

Various sushi dishes

Bibab Sushi Express is the go-to restaurant for amazing Korean eats and Sushi in the West Queen West area. Located on the corner of King Street West and Stafford Street, just minutes away from Stanley Park, BiBab Sushi serves delicious dishes with great flavours, fresh ingredients, and filling portions. BiBab has a cozy and intimate interior that puts the focus on their extensive menu, which has some of the best seafood in the entire city.

BiBab Sushi is committed to using only the freshest and highest quality ingredients in its dishes. The restaurant prides itself on sourcing ingredients from local suppliers whenever possible, and its chefs are constantly experimenting with new flavour combinations and techniques to create unique and delicious sushi dishes. BiBab’s menu is comprised of all of the traditional sushi offerings that you would come to expect with a few interesting surprises mixed in. The standout menu items include the bibimbap, the chicken karaage, the shrimp and vegetable tempura, the kani roll with crab meat, the salmon and cream cheese roll, the chicken katsu roll, and the Las Vegas roll, which has fried shrimp, avocado, cucumber, and cream cheese topped with salmon and tuna.

Spicy salmon combo

Some of the more surprising menu items include the sushi pizzas and the sushi burritos, which put a unique twist on classic sushi dishes. BiBab also offers large platters of assorted sushi, which is perfect for parties or large gatherings. BiBab’s is a must-visit location for sushi lovers with its fresh and flavourful dishes, creative menu offerings, and friendly staff.

Curryish Tavern

783 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1G1
(416) 392-7837

Hours: Tuesday: 3- 11 pm | Wed. to Friday: 12- 11 pm | Saturday: 11 am- 11 pm | Sunday: 11 am- 10 pm

Miheer Shete has years of experience in the restaurant business working as the chef de cuisine at Jump Restaurant in Downtown Toronto, where he developed his appreciation for seasonal Canadian ingredients. Shete wanted to showcase his Indian heritage through food but he realized that his vision of what Indian food should be was not being represented in the Indian restaurants across the city. During the pandemic lockdowns in 2020, Shete got his chance to realize his vision when he started Curryish as a series of pop-ups. What started as a pandemic pop-up restaurant has quickly become one of the most popular new Indian restaurants in the city, located in the heart of West Queen West.

Curryish dishes are fresh interpretations of classic Indian fare. Using techniques from his European culinary training, Shete has created a menu that is less fusion and more of an evolution of southern Indian cuisine. Besides bursting with vibrant colours, the share-friendly courses also achieve a balance in flavours and textures. Some of the standout dishes on the Curryish menu include the yellow fin tuna tartare pani puri, the curried stracciatella with heirloom tomato, ghee confit duck leg and foie gras curry, and the aloo gnocchi with roasted cauliflower curry, which is an interpretation of the classic Indian dish aloo gobi with an Italian twist.

Along with the expansive food menu, Curryish also has an amazing selection of drinks with an all-Ontario wine list, local craft beer program, and cocktails that draw from the Indian pantry. The restaurant has an elegant yet approachable interior with exposed brick and intimate lighting. A large mural depicting a modern Indian woman is proudly displayed as the central accent piece of the restaurant providing an artistic flair to the décor. At the rear, warm and cozy booth seating offers diners a full view of the open kitchen. The delicious and unique food options along with the inviting interior and wonderful service make the Curryish Tavern one of the best new restaurants in the West Queen West neighbourhood.

Edulis Restaurant

169 Niagara St, Toronto, ON M5V 1C9
(416) 703-4222

Hours: Thursday to Saturday: 6- 11:30 pm | Sunday: 12- 4 pm

Wild John Dory with Fava Beans, New Onions, Potato-Olive Oil Purée

In September 2022, Edulis was awarded one Michelin star in Toronto’s Michelin Guide, the first in all of Canada, making Edulis one of the first Michelin star restaurants in the country. Even though Edulis only received its first Michelin star last year, it has been a staple in the West Queen West neighbourhood for over a decade. Edulis is known for its seasonal menu made from scratch by husband and wife team Michael Caballo and Tobey Nemet.  

Edulis’ menu is constantly evolving to showcase specific seasonal ingredients with a strong emphasis on seafood, vegetables, and wild mushrooms. Caballo and Nemet take inspiration from all over Western Europe but their most prominent influence is certainly Spanish cuisine. Edulis’ carefully crafted tasting menu is paired with a modest yet comprehensive wine list. The restaurant has 30 seats spread out over two main floor rooms. The interior is simple yet stylish creating a comfortable atmosphere that allows the food to take center stage.

Confit Oregon Spring Porcini with Hazelnuts

Edulis is one of the few tasting menu restaurants in the city that offers both lunch and dinner options. However, if you would like to try some of the exquisite dishes at Edulis you will have to make a reservation far in advance as the waiting list for a table is quite lengthy.

Hugs and Sarcasm

859 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1G4
(647) 352-4227

Hours: Thursday: 3- 11 pm | Friday: 12 pm- 12 am | Saturday: 9 am- 6 pm | Sunday: 9 am- 4 pm

Eggs Benedict

Hugs and Sarcasm is an all-female owned restaurant located on Queen Street West just steps away from Trinity Bellwoods Park. This West Queen West staple is the perfect spot to for all-day brunch and lunch and a great place to enjoy some cocktails with friends. The restaurant has a casual laid-back feel with a warm and welcoming atmosphere, which makes for a great dining experience. The cozy venue spans two floors and features an outdoor patio space that is ideal for enjoying brunch on a beautiful warm summer day.

The Hugs and Sarcasm menu is full of brunch staples including pancakes, waffles, eggs benedict, huevos rancheros, bagels with cream cheese, cobb salad, and French toast. The lunch menu features a variety of delicious burgers and wraps including the chickpea burger, which comes with a chickpea smash patty, shredded carrot, thai chili sauce, guacamole, pickled onion, and lettuce. A surprising item on the menu is the traditional Irish breakfast roll, which is comprised of a fried egg, rashers (back bacon), black and/or white pudding all served on a large baguette.

Roast dinner

One item on the Hugs and Sarcasm menu that you are unlikely to find anywhere else is the “meal for the shelter”. Customers are able to order this item and donate a meal to local shelters and charities. This is a perfect example of Hugs and Sarcasm’s commitment to helping support the local community. Aside from the delicious breakfast, brunch, and lunch options, Hugs and Sarcasm also has an extensive beverages menu with a wide selection of different cocktails, ciders, hard seltzers, and beers on tap. Hugs and Sarcasm serves amazing food in a warm and welcoming environment where everyone is made to feel at home. Make sure to stop by on Thursday and Friday nights to partake in their weekly trivia night, which takes over both floors of the restaurant.

King Rustic Kitchen & Bar

905 King St W, Toronto, ON M6K 3G9
(416) 792-5910

Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday: 4- 11 pm | Thursday: 12- 11 pm | Friday and Saturday: 12 pm- 1 am

Two salade dishes with colourful drinks

King Rustic Kitchen & Bar is one of the most exciting and vibrant restaurants in the West Queen West neighbourhood. Amena Ali-Ridha and Loren Amos established King Rustic back in 2013, after moving to Toronto from New York. As young entrepreneurs, the two were eager to give the West Queen west community a restaurant with good vibes with a chill and laid back environment. King Rustic’s menu showcases the best of comfort food inspired by worldly travels and a lot of days spent in grandma’s kitchen. The delicious food attracts people from all over the city but the unique handcrafted cocktails and enticing atmosphere is the reason people stay. Now launching a new summer menu, King Rustic has become a hotspot in the community known for its artisanal eats, creative cocktails, and warm and welcoming atmosphere.

King Rustic focuses on using high quality ingredients to put a modern twist on classic comfort food staples. The menu is carefully curated using recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. Some of the menu highlights include the Moroccan lamb burger, the southern fried chicken sandwich, the California Love salad with boiled egg, juicy grilled chicken, grilled peppers, onions, arugula, goat cheese, and avocado, the shepherd’s pie, and the famous rustic baked nachos.

Colourful bar at King Rustic Kitchen and Bar

The beverage menu at King Rustic Kitchen & Bar is just as impressive as the food, with a wide selection of craft cocktails, local beers, and wines. The exclusive cocktail menu features a variety of beers from local Ontario vendors as well as special house- infused vodka, tequila, whiskey, gin, and bourbon. The resident mixologists are skilled and passionate about their craft and are always happy to recommend the perfect drink to pair with your meal. The interior of King Rustic Kitchen & Bar is cozy and inviting, with a mix of wooden tables and chairs, comfortable booths, and a large bar area. The atmosphere is lively and energetic, with a friendly and welcoming staff that makes every guest feel at home.

Matty’s Patty’s

923a Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1G5
(416) 546-8091

Hours: Monday to Sunday: 11:30 am- 9 pm

Hamburger with bacon and pickles

Matty’s Patty’s Burger Club originated from RVCAloha in Hawaii and was created by celebrity chef Matty Matheson and Pat Tenore, the founder of RVCA. Before there was even an idea for a restaurant, Matheson and Tenore wanted to do something to give back to the community so they handed out burgers to local youth at a skate park. The notion of bringing together and supporting the local community through food evolved into a burger shop in Toronto. Located in the heart of West Queen West neighborhood, directly across the street from Trinity Bellwoods, Matty’s Patty’s Burger Club serves Matty’s signature smash burgers made from triple A beef brisket and chuck.

Located on Queen Street West and Strachan Avenue, Matty’s Patty’s has a unique feel with a seafoam coloured floor and wood paneling, it definitely gives off a surf shop atmosphere. The menu is simple yet delicious focusing on a few variations of the famous signature smash burgers. All patties are three and a half ounces, flattened with a dark caramelized crust and served on soft, sweet, griddled sesame milk buns with American cheese. There’s also an Impossible burger, which is completely plant based. The burgers come with a selection of sauces including jalapeno mayo, spicy ketchup sauce, and the Matty’s Patty’s sauce, which is a mix of zesty yellow mustard and chopped up pickles.

Burger, French fries, and spicy ketchup

Matty’s Patty’s Burger Club is everything that you can ask for in a neighbourhood burger joint. The friendly environment and wonderful burgers make it a must-try restaurant if you are in the West Queen West neighbourhood.

Morso Me Food To Go

850 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1P1
(416) 363-9100

Hours: Tuesday to Friday: 11:30 am- 9 pm | Saturday: 12- 9 pm | Sunday: 11 am- 5 pm

Sandwich with tomato sauce

Morso Me Food To Go offers easy and convenient take out options for authentic Italian cuisine. Tucked away on King Street West and Walnut Avenue, Morso Me has a modest storefront, which has become very popular with West Queen West locals who are well aware that this humble establishment serves some of the best Italian food in the city. Originally from Sicily, Chef Maria Strazzanti grew up at the apron strings of her father’s cooking. Maria took her passion for simple and traditional Italian recipes and opened Morso Me in 2016. Just as the restaurant was getting started, the 2020 pandemic lockdowns hit and slowed business considerably. However, the community rallied around this local favourite and now Morso Me is more popular than ever.

The take-out counter serves classic Italian and American comfort foods made with the freshest ingredients and offers daily specials. Morso Me makes everything from scratch, from the Bolognese to the award-winning hot sauce. One of the standout items on the Morso Me menu is the Bite Me sandwich with chicken parmesan, house made Bolognese, provolone, and parmesan cheese. Another delicious dish is the alfredo fettuccine with house made honey cream sauce and a parsley sprinkle. The signature dish at Morso Me has to be the spaghetti with all-beef meatballs in house made tomato and basil sauce. The jalapeno lemon cake is a surprising addition to the menu offering a classic lemon cake with a bit of extra heat.


Morso Me is dedicated to supporting local Ontario producers whenever possible. All salads, sandwiches, and pasta on the Morso Me menu are prepared à la minute for the ultimate freshness. Morso Me’s passion for delicious, fresh, and healthy food also extends to the environment as their kitchen is fossil-free and they reuse and recycle as much as possible – eliminating 98% of waste. If you are in the West Queen West neighbourhood and are in the mood for amazing Italian food, you simply have to visit Morso Me.

Cannoli Crunch

850 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1P1
(416) 363-8898

Hours: Tuesday to Friday: 11:30 am- 9 pm | Saturday: 12- 9 pm | Sunday: 11 am- 5 pm

Cranberry Chile Jelly Cannoli

Coming from the same team behind Morso Me, Cannoli Crunch is an exciting new culinary experience located in the heart of West Queen West. Cannoli Crunch has elevated the traditional Sicilian dessert to a whole new level of sophistication. Since its inception, Cannoli Crunch has created over 400 bold and innovative flavours that are sure to provide you with a unique taste sensation that you have never experienced before. Cannoli Crunch continues to evolve and experiment with new flavours and textures as each month, they release 8 new flavours in their featured collection.

Cannoli Crunch marries the taste of the traditional Sicilian cannoli with exotic flavours such as banana cream pie, Belgian chocolate, dill pickle, lox and cream cheese, marshmallow strawberry, and many more. The signature Jelly collection features decadent cannoli with house made jelly in the center of a creamy smooth ricotta filling. The traditional collection features classic flavours that everyone adores such as pistachio, chocolate, orange, and cherry. All of the ingredients are made in-house or sourced locally to guarantee freshness. Every cannoli at Cannoli Crunch is made à la minute because nobody likes a soggy cannoli that has been sitting out for too long. Customers are able to come into the bakery and see the cannoli being prepared right before their eyes.

Various cannoli from Cannoli Crunch

Cannoli Crunch has become a massive hit in the West Queen West and beyond with the bakery being featured across social media and on platforms such as Breakfast TV, Toronto Life Magazine, and BLOGTO. Cannoli Crunch has also appeared in a variety of festivals and trade shows across the city, including the National Women’s Show where they garnered a standing ovation from the audience for their presentation. Along with creating delicious and inventive sweets, Cannoli Crunch is also devoted to sustainability maintaining zero fossil fuel consumption. If you have a sweet tooth, you have to try some of the amazing flavours featured at Cannoli Crunch.

NaiNai Indonesian Food

852 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1P1
(647) 830-0320

Hours: Wednesday to Saturday: 5- 10 pm


NaiNai Indonesian Food is an amazing take-out restaurant serving up authentic Indonesian food in the heart of the West Queen West neighbourhood. Tucked in on the corner of King Street West and Walnut Avenue, NaiNai has been a hidden gem known to locals for years but is just now getting recognition as one of the best Indonesian restaurants in the city. NaiNai means grandma in Indonesian. NaiNai’s head chef Elita is a gifted chef from Jakarta, who has carefully learned her craft from generations of chefs in her family, including her grandmother, which is where the restaurant gets its name. Elita’s grandma created an amazing noodle restaurant in Central Jakarta that has been a local staple for over 3 decades and now owns a noodle factory in Indonesia.

Learning from her grandmother and her mother, Elita set out to create a dining experience that brings the authentic flavours of Indonesian cuisine to Toronto. The signature dish at NaiNai is the famous Indonesian-style noodles mie ayam. This dish is extremely popular in Jakarta and is unique in that it is a soup noodle dish where the broth is not meant to be mixed with the noodles. The reason for this is that the base noodles themselves have been tossed in a house-special marinade right after they’re cooked and have their own sweet-savoury taste. The mie ayam is traditionally only served with seasoned diced chicken, but NaiNai’s version also comes with wontons and beef balls.

Noodles dish with tomato

Some other standout dishes on the NaiNai menu include the kwetiau goreng, the mie medan, and the kembang tahu, which is a popular Indonesian dessert made with soft bean curd and served with fragrant Javanese-style coconut brown sugar syrup. NaiNai also serves Teh Kotak and Teh Botol, which are two iconic Indonesian beverages, each providing their versions of sweet Jasmine tea. If you are looking for authentic Indonesian cuisine in the West Queen West neighbourhood, you absolutely must visit NaiNai Indonesian food.


785 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1G1
(647) 352-5773

Hours: Wednesday to Saturday: 5- 10 pm | Sunday: 4- 9 pm

Mango dish with meat skewers

In Thai, the word “nana” means “meeting place”. Nana was also historically the part of Bangkok where people met to discuss philosophical ideas. In modern times, the area is now where people meet to dine and socialize. The Nana restaurant has become one of the most popular meeting places in the West Queen West neighbourhood located on Queen Street West and Manning Avenue. Nana offers a wide variety of dishes inspired by the street food found within Thailand. Nana’s setting is reminiscent of eating at little establishments on the streets of Bangkok where people from the local community gather together to drink and eat and enjoy each other’s company.

The team at Nana is dedicated to bringing the authentic taste of Thai street food to Toronto while also providing consistently delicious dishes made with the highest quality ingredients. While Nana has something for everyone, there are a few dishes that are meant for the more adventurous diner either due to the unique flavour profiles, the less commonly found ingredients, and/or the spice level. Some of the standout dishes on the Nana menu include the chicken satay skewers, the tom yam soup, the pad gra prao, the kua gling pork ribs, and of course the pad thai.

Pad se ew

Nana’s vibrant and colourful décor creates a warm and welcoming environment, which pairs perfectly with the flavourful and exciting dishes that the restaurant serves. If you are looking for authentic Thai food in the West Queen West neighbourhood, look no further than Nana.


875 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1G5
(416) 504-3463

Hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 5- 9:30 pm | Sunday: 5- 9 pm

Steak cooking in an open grill

Located on the corner of Queen Street West and Walnut Avenue, Noce has been a staple of the West Queen West dining scene for 28 years. Their focus on quality local ingredients, honest Italian dishes, and hospitality has made them one of the best Italian restaurants, not just in the West Queen West neigbourhood but in the entire city. The restaurant recently refurbished the kitchen with a Tuscan wood burning grill and pizza oven. The beautiful and energetic bar/lounge area is complete with a wine cellar to highlight Noce’s extensive wine offerings, providing guests with an elegant yet casual dining experience. Noce also has a newly renovated patio area, which is a perfect place to enjoy a delicious meal on a warm summer evening.

Noce’s passion for food is evident in every aspect of the restaurant. The Noce menu embraces wood-fire cooking to deliver a truly unique dining experience. The menu is full of traditional Italian dishes with a modern twist, prepared using only the freshest and highest quality ingredients. Each dish at Noce is prepared with great care and attention to detail resulting in beautifully presented and delicious meals. Some of the standout dishes at Noce include the carciofi fritti with fried artichoke, smoked tartar sauce, and lemon, the carne cruda with steak tartar, house fermented chilies, pecorino romano, and  mint, and the bistecchina, which comes with a 10 oz. prime strip loin, roasted wild mushrooms, potato puree, and dandelion greens.

Fresh pizza with basil

In addition to the exceptional food, Noce is also known for its extensive wine list, which features a variety of local and international wines. Noce’s sophisticated atmosphere makes it a popular destination for special occasions and intimate dinners. The interior of Noce is elegant and romantic, with soft lighting, plush seating, and beautiful artwork adorning the walls. The amazing food, impeccable service, and warm ambience makes Noce a must-try restaurant if you are in the West Queen West neighbourhood.  


127 Strachan Ave, Toronto, ON M6J 2S7
(647) 748-4800

Hours: Monday to Sunday: 11 am- 2 am

Slider sandwich and tater totes from Pennies

On the corner of Adelaide Street West and Strachan Avenue is the unmistakable Pennies Bar. Pennies’ iconic yellow brick exterior has been a fixture of the West Queen West neighbourhood. Anyone who passes by Pennies is compelled to take a look inside. Those who do decide to venture inside find a vibrant and energetic restaurant and bar with a tropical décor and a laid-back retro vibe. In the summer months, Pennies’s large patio section is packed with people looking to have a delicious meal, wonderful cocktails, and enjoy the warm weather.

Pennies offers a simple yet satisfying menu, which is centered around their famous sliders. The menu obviously features the classic hamburger, cheeseburger, and bacon cheeseburger sliders; however, Pennies has an assortment of other slider options that provide a little something for everyone. Some of the other notable sliders on the menu include the El Paso Melt with charred jalapeño, bacon, mozzarella, and Carolina BBQ sauce, the Harlem chopped cheese steak with ground chuck, cheese, peppers, onions, iceberg lettuce, and mayo, the Korean fried chicken slider with coleslaw, KFC sauce, and sesame, and the griddle melt, which features a sausage patty, American cheese, smashed tots, and pancake syrup on the side. Pennies also offers an extensive selection of veggie sliders along with other non-meat menu items such as the tater tots and the veggie corndog.

Vegan food options at Pennies

Pennies also has a well-stocked bar with a variety of drinks, including craft beers, wines, and spirits. The menu is designed to appeal to a wide range of tastes and budgets, making it a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. Overall, Pennies Bar is a great spot to enjoy a casual drink and some wonderful comfort food in the heart of one of Toronto’s most exciting neighbourhoods.

Pizza Wine Disco

788 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1N4
(416) 203-5222

Hours: Wednesday to Sunday: 5 pm- 2 am

Various dishes from Pizza Wine Disco

Pizza Wine Disco is one of the most exciting and unique establishments in the entire city. Located in the heart of West Queen West on King Street West just past Niagara Street, Pizza Wine Disco is a lively restaurant and bar that serves up classic Italian food during the day and transforms into a full blown discotheque at night. The concept for the space was built into reality after two years of brainstorming and planning by co-owner Gurpreet Kailley, and his five other partners. Pizza Wine Disco brings a different genre of music to the West Queen West neighbourhood. Most bars and nightclubs in the area play hip-hop, rap, and other top 40 club tracks but the DJ at Pizza Wine Disco is much more likely to play Donna Summer, the Bee Gees, ABBA, and other disco classics.

The bright and energetic interior with a full-scale bar and giant booths makes for an amazing and unique dining experience. One of the coolest parts of Pizza Wine Disco is the room of lights mimicking a disco dance floor. The wall of lights is situated right across from a large floor to ceiling window making this a popular destination for people looking to take pictures to post on Instagram.

Colourful bar at Pizza Wine Disco

Many of the dishes on the Pizza Wine Disco menu are meant to be shareable so that people can easily grab a bite as they are dancing and mingling with other groups at the bar. Some of the standout items on the menu include the garlic knots, the smash sliders, the lobster ravioli, the bruschetta, the fettucini con funghi, and the rose gnocchi with San Marzano tomatoes, rose sauce, Parmigiano, and basil. As the name would suggest, Pizza Wine Disco also has a wide variety of pizzas including a classic margherita and an amazing mushroom truffle pizza. The selection of wines and signature cocktails is also quite extensive offering something for everyone. The amazing food and unbelievably fun atmosphere make Pizza Wine Disco a one-of-a-kind experience that you won’t find anywhere else.

Simit & Chai Co.

787 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1N4
(647) 352-4161

Hours: Monday to Friday: 8 am- 4 pm | Friday: 8 am- 5 pm | Saturday and Sunday: 9 am- 5 pm

Simit bagel sandwich

Simit & Chai Co. is a bakery and café located in the heart of West Queen West, which specializes in serving traditional Turkish baked goods and drinks. Simit & Chai Co. are the only shop in the entire city that produces simit. Simit is the most ancient form of bagel, dipped in molasses and rolled in sesame seeds. Aside from being incredibly delicious, simit is also naturally vegan. The simit at Simit & Chai Co. is made fresh daily and is served alongside a range of dips and spreads, such as hummus, labneh, and muhammara.

Simit & Chai Co. have also recently introduced their homemade shakshouka (menemen) with two poached eggs swimming in a sauce of tomatoes and bell peppers spiced with nutmeg and turmeric. The shakshouka and the simit are the centerpieces of Simit & Chai Co.’s brunch menu, which also features an assortment of great lunch sandwiches. The café also serves a range of traditional Turkish drinks, such as chai (tea) and Turkish coffee. The chai at Simit & Chai Co. is brewed using traditional methods and is served in a tulip-shaped glass, which is the traditional way to serve tea in Turkey.

Tahini roll and tea

The interior of Simit & Chai Co. is designed to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere, with a mix of rustic and modern elements. The walls are adorned with traditional Turkish tiles and artwork, and the seating areas are decorated with cozy cushions and rugs. Simit & Chai Co. offers a unique and authentic taste of Turkey in the heart of Toronto. Whether you’re looking for a quick snack, a hearty meal, or a relaxing cup of tea, this cozy café is definitely worth a visit.

Smoque N’ Bones

869 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1G4
(647) 341-5730

Hours: Monday and Tuesday: 2- 10 pm | Wednesday and Thursday: 2- 10:30 pm |
Friday and Saturday: 11 am- 11 pm | Sunday: 11 am- 10:30 pm

Side ribs with sauce

Smoque N’ Bones is an incredibly popular barbeque restaurant that draws inspiration from the heart of America. This West Queen West staple is bringing Southern Hospitality to Toronto with its unique blend of styles from Memphis, Texas, Kansas, and the Carolinas. Everything that leaves the Smoque N’ Bones kitchen is made from scratch. The Southern Pride smoker was tailor-made for Smoque N’ Bones’ intimate dining room in order to provide a distinctive and genuine flavour, aroma, colour, and texture in all of the meats on the menu. Even the tables at Smoque N’ Bones have a story. The tables across the restaurant are topped with reclaimed wood from an old house on Palmerston and lit with bunker and prison lights from WWII.

The warm and rustic interior is the ideal setting to enjoy some delectable barbeque dishes. The menu at Smoque N’ Bones features classic BBQ dishes, such as pulled pork, beef brisket, and ribs, as well as a range of creative and innovative items, such as crispy fried Brussel sprouts and chopped brisket mac and cheese. The meats are slow-cooked for hours in the custom-built smoker, resulting in tender and juicy meat that is packed with flavour.

Fresh cobb salad

Smoque N’ Bones also features a full whiskey bar called KOHL. KOHL boasts an impressive collection of 87 expressions of bourbon and rye as well as 113 of the finest Scotches. With an extensive craft cocktail list that includes the unique mini cocktail flights and over 20 brews for the beer lovers, KOHL is one of the finest bars in the city. The delicious barbeque paired with the staggering drinks selection makes Smoque N’ Bones a must-visit destination if you are in the West Queen West neighbourhood.

Squirly’s Bar & Grill

807 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1G1
(416) 703-0574

Hours: Sunday to Friday: 5 pm- 2 am | Saturday: 12:30 pm- 2 am

Salad from Squirly's Bar and Grill

Squirly’s Bar & Grill has been located at Queen Street West and Niagara for nearly 35 years since it opened in 1988. During that time, the West Queen West neighbourhood has gone through some tremendous changes but Squirly’s has remained a constant fixture of the neighbourhood. The iconic orange exterior peppered with the letter S and blue martini glasses is well-know to the residents of the West Queen West. Squirly’s is a local favourite because of its comfortable atmosphere, friendly staff, delicious food, great drinks, and daily discounted specials.

Squirly’s Bar & Grill aims to make food that you would make at home. The menu at Squirly’s Bar & Grill features classic pub fare made with the freshest ingredients and served at a reasonable price. Some of the menu standouts include the black bean and mushroom burger, the nachos, the jumbo chicken wings the burrito bowl, and the quesadilla. Along with the delicious food, Squirly’s offers a variety of craft beers with 10 Ontario craft beers on tap. Squirly’s does not infuse their alcohol or smoke their drinks, they simply serve consistent classic cocktails at an honest price.

Interior or Squirly's Bar and Grill

In addition to the great food and drinks, Squirly’s Bar & Grill is also known for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere. The staff is attentive and accommodating, making sure that each customer feels at home and comfortable. Squirly’s is a great spot for a casual meal, a night out with friends, or a place to catch the game. With its delicious food, great drinks, and welcoming atmosphere, it’s no wonder why this pub is a favourite among locals and tourists alike.

Thai Room King West

934 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1P5
(416) 531-1888

Hours: Monday to Wednesday: 10:30 am- 10:30 pm | Thursday and Friday: 10:30 am- 11 pm |
Saturday: 11 am- 11 pm | Sunday: 11 am- 10:30 pm

Massaman curry filled with flavour and beef

Formerly located at 171 Liberty Ave East, Thai Room King West opened at its current location in the heart of West Queen West in the summer of 2018. This newly built location is walking distance from Trinity Bellwoods Park, the Fashion District and easily accessible from anywhere in Downtown Toronto. The spacious and elegantly decorated dining room is filled with the delicious aromas of Thailand. This location has been said to provide a sense of atmosphere only felt in the homes of Thailand with its elaborate yet comfortable décor.

Chicken and noodle dish

Thai Room’s menu is comprised of classic Thai dishes including satay chicken skewers, Thai spring rolls, vegetable malay curry, pad thai, ginger beef, and coconut mango chicken. If you have a sweet tooth you have to try the delicious coconut sticky rice with pineapple for dessert. Thai Room is also fully licensed with a variety of cocktails and beers, which are handpicked to pair perfectly with the flavours of the dishes. The large dining area can accommodate more than 50 guests at a time, making the Thai Room a perfect place to bring your family and friends for a special occasion. The Thai Room King West provides reasonably priced and well-portioned dishes without the compromising the flavour and freshness of the food. If you are in the West Queen West neighbourhood and are looking for authentic and delicious Thai food, look no further than the Thai Room King West.

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