Origin

109 King St. E (at Church St.), Toronto ON M5C 1G6, Canada
Hours:
Likely open (See when people check in)

People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Wed–Thu
    • Noon–1:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Fri
    • Noon–1:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–Midnight
  • Sat
    • 11:00 AM–3:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–3:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes
Wi-Fi:
No
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
8.1/10

Based on 146 votes

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Total Visitors
2063
Total Visits
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  • spicy spanish fries
  • French toast
  • brunch food
  • warm walnut brittle
  • outdoor seating
  • duck
  • french fries
  • original burgers
  • black cod
  • cocktails
  • scallops
  • good service
  • chorizo
  • truffle popcorn
  • calamari
  • pears
  • chicken tostadas
  • great value
  • eggs
  • tapas
  • National Post

    Post restaurant critic Gina Mallet gives Origin 3.5 stars! Read her review now on nationalpost.com Read more

    National Post · July 5, 2010
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  • National Post

    Origin has the real burrata in its own jetset mozzarella bar, spread nicely to be sure on three crostini with slices of poached pink pear ($16). Read more: Read more

    National Post · August 5, 2011
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  • National Post

    Origin offers a selection of cocktails in milk bottles, for sharing. The one with Bulleit bourbon, Grand Marnier, clove syrup and citrus makes a smart modern answer to good old Lynchburg lemonade. Read more

    National Post · August 25, 2011
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  • AskMen

    A raw sushi bar concept split into two parts – a dining area, & a lounge to savor the restaurant’s signature drinks. For a drink, try their Old Fashioned -- called the “Old Spice.” Read more

    AskMen · April 30, 2010
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  • Porter Airlines

    Chef Claudio Aprile’s Chinois duck wrap with pickled cucumber is proof that good things come in small packages.

    Porter Airlines · May 5, 2011
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  • TOFoodReviews

    Origin: Amazing, Captivating, and delightful on the palate. Shrimp Seviche is a must! Desserts are a bit lackluster - room for growth - 4/5

    TOFoodReviews · November 12, 2010
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  • TOFoodReviews

    Origin: Ethnic influenced tapas, perfect for sharing, brilliant black cod, expansive menu 4/5

    TOFoodReviews · November 7, 2011
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  • Sully S.

    Make sure to specify if you want to sit at the chef's bar or at a table when you phone in. That said, the chef's bar is fantastic for those interested in how food is prepared at a top restaurant.

    Sully Syed · February 15, 2011
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  • Deanna J.

    Tuna hand roll. Burrata cheese bruschetta. Buffalo mozzarella cheese brushetta. Duck tacos. All divine!

    Deanna Jamieson · October 3, 2012
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  • Christina W.

    Sit at the bar and enjoy free Cornuts. Anybody who enjoyed the movie "Heathers" will appreciate this.

    Christina Walkinshaw · November 22, 2011
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  • aspaceace f.

    Leave tip?! Just leave, turn around And get the hell out of here! Lots of great places in the area...go anywhere else!

    aspaceace flushgordon · June 5, 2011
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  • Roland G.

    Brunch or spanish fries or the chorizo and manchego risotto dish.

    Roland Gonzales · May 23, 2011
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  • Foodspotting

    Try the Seared Scallops

    Foodspotting · December 26, 2010
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  • Carolyn V.

    Beautiful place. Been buzzed about for yrs and it's finally here!! Great decor, sexy, nice patio, good food, in an awesome area.

    Carolyn Van · August 19, 2010
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  • Brian W.

    Salmon Tataki & Miso glazed black cod is pretty badass!

    Brian Wong · May 5, 2010
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  • Shawna K.

    The Bangkok beef salad isn't really a salad. It's basically beef with noodles and peanuts.

    Shawna K · January 21, 2014
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  • Shawna K.

    Loved the chicken tostada and duck chinois!!

    Shawna K · January 21, 2014
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  • Azalea W.

    Did not enjoy the brunch😞

    Azalea Wall · July 28, 2013
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  • @gracecheung604

    Pretty plating, amazing beef salad! Read more

    @gracecheung604 · July 23, 2013
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  • Jeanne

    The duck confit French toast with blueberries, sour cream and hoisin sauce is fantastic..great with a touch of Srirancha chili sauce! Only served in the weekends unfortunately.

    Jeanne · February 17, 2013
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  • Monica L.

    We had French toast - way too sweet. Deviled eggs were okay.

    Monica Lee · September 23, 2012
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  • Travel + Leisure

    Go early for creative cocktails on the patio, and stay for favorites like the Bangkok beef salad with mango.

    Travel + Leisure · July 20, 2012
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  • Abdallah A.

    small portions but the food is tasty. I highly recommend it for people who like to share food

    Abdallah Al-Hakim · June 29, 2012
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  • Peter M.

    Here now experiencing TERRIBLE service. Messed up my SIMPLE drink order twice. Super slow, unfriendly. Can't believe the service with these prices. Awful.

    Peter McGregor · May 11, 2012
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  • Danielle N.

    Indulge in anything from the cheese bar. The burratta with pear, honey and pinenuts is superb.

    Danielle Neziol · January 31, 2012
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  • Sotheby's International Realty Canada

    Please don't leave without trying their Spanish fries.

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  • Joey R.

    Huge kudos for blasting "Watch The Throne"

    Joey Raphael · December 4, 2011
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  • Chuck S.

    Calamari, Origin Burger, Corn, Spicy Spanish Fries, etc etc, u can't go wrong here.

    Chuck Sexton · August 20, 2011
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  • Connect4 Wine - Tom H.

    Wow! Fabulous brunch. The duck confit waffle and Spanish fries we're to die for. Will be coming back.

    Connect4 Wine - Tom Hawkett · February 12, 2011
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  • D H.

    Great ambiance and great sharing menu...Sashimi style Tuna Salad was delish!

    D H · December 20, 2010
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  • JenX

    Food was exceptional but small and expensive. Looking for an experience and special night out? Go to Origin. Just want to grab a satisfying meal without breaking the bank? This ain't the place.

    JenX · December 7, 2010
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  • Catherine B.

    Don't go here hungry. The food was great but I left wanting a big Mac

    Catherine Binns · September 18, 2010
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  • Brian R.

    Don't order everything all at once: the food can come out really fast and all at the same time. The calamari is amazing.

    Brian Rosevear · April 28, 2010
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  • Lauren

    These duck tacos are everything.

    Lauren · January 14
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  • baptou

    The hard part is figuring out what you won't like to order!

    baptou · October 29, 2014
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  • Jonathan S.

    Great for large groups, plates are for serving. Excellent presentation. Incredibly slow service

    Jonathan Stowe · October 19, 2014
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  • Matthew B.

    The food is unimpressive even for Toronto standards. Food was almost cold and lack of imagination in ingredients. It's a place you go only once.

    Matthew Brum · October 19, 2014
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  • Rick S.

    Try the Chinois Duck, it is pretty good. Portion size is small for the money, but the food is unlikely taste options.

    Rick S · August 25, 2014
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  • Rafael T.

    I was reluctant to have a burger with guacamole but the Origin Burger is just amazing!!! Try the combo that comes with Spanish fries and the Float, a weird but very tasty drink mixed with ice cream!!!

    Rafael Terzarolli · August 21, 2014
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  • B M.

    Great food but insane prices and painfully slow lunchtime service

    B M · July 17, 2014
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  • Sara M.

    Sit at open bar

    Sara Mody · July 15, 2014
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  • Zani G.

    Just had the eggs benedictine....dish- great choise! Différent from the typical plate you would have in other breakfast places...great combination!

    Zani Gancheva · May 24, 2014
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  • Jane M.

    Bay scallop cerviche is a must-try. Also the mozzarella with tomato/pesto/lemon is great.

    Jane Man · May 11, 2014
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  • Maxine L.

    Try the smoked meat eggs Benedict, or the corned beef hash. Delicious!

    Maxine Levine · April 27, 2014
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  • Carynn M.

    Omg! Truffle popcorn is f**king AMAZING! Excellent service!!!

    Carynn Michelle · March 30, 2014
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  • Sabeen

    The tostadas for brunch are a delicious mix of textures and flavours! Crunchy, fresh guac, salsa, gooey egg yolk. Add a little hot sauce and you're in breakfast heaven! They'll make it w/o bacon too!

    Sabeen · February 17, 2014
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  • Ian T.

    OMG the effin' nom de guerre cocktail.

    Ian Tuck · November 8, 2013
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  • Andrew R.

    Wouldn't return. Portions were huge but very average.

    Andrew Rivkin · October 30, 2013
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  • Cari M.

    The Duck confit French toast is a must try for brunch.

    Cari M. · October 20, 2013
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  • Susanna L.

    Get the mozorella with pear on crostini. You will not regret it! Sweet and savoury

    Susanna Lau · August 18, 2013
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