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Spice Route Asian Bistro + Bar

Spice Route Asian Bistro + Bar

Thai Restaurant, Sushi Restaurant, and Asian Restaurant$$$$
Fashion District, Toronto
  • Gail P.
    "The lemon chicken is the BEST"(3 Tips)
    Priyanka S.
    "Get the Lyndon - calamari tempura is delicious!"(2 Tips)
    "Try the Dragonfly Martini!"(2 Tips)
    Jenny O.
    "... eat Sundays😍) awesome spicy sauces and teas."(4 Tips)
63 Tips and reviews
  • tempura
  • calamari
  • martinis
  • outdoor seating
  • spicy food
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  • Shyndyg
    ShyndygSeptember 5, 2012
    TIFF 2012 TIP: Single TIFF visitors will find something worth looking at at Spice Route. A favourite of the after-work crowd, it's known for its Asian fusion cuisine, stiff well-crafted drinks & scene Read more
  • Bev
    BevOctober 17, 2011
    Two things to try: Kobe beef cooked on a rock - really cool experience. And two, the bathrooms are the best thing ever. Just be sure you press the button to exit or you'll be yelled at by attendant.
  • Patricia M.
    Patricia MichalskiJuly 14, 2012
    Gorgeous atmosphere but not the best service. It took a server 20 minutes to come to our able after we were seated. Other than that, good food. Try the berry margarita!
  • Melanie S.
    Melanie SolidonMarch 3, 2013
    As a vegan, I had their Spicy Stir Fried Eggplant which wasn't spicy at all. It was more sweet, but it was delish. Couldn't complain.
  • Karen J.
    Karen JohnsonOctober 31, 2014
    Having drinks and dinner with a colleague. Love this vibe. This place seems very popular. The ambiance is great! I ordered the whole red snapper & a mojito
  • the BREL team
    the BREL teamJanuary 30, 2012
    See and be-seen spot for style, drinks...oh and they have good food too, but above all: be seen. And cool bathrooms. Groovy.
  • HY W.
    HY WCMarch 17, 2013
    These guys are hella strict on dress codes for guys on a Saturday night. Don't wear Converse- even if no one can see your feet at a sit down dinner.
  • Winterlicious
    WinterliciousJanuary 18, 2013
    Japanese Tea Ceremony -Experience a beautiful demonstration of a tea ceremony. Please visit:
  • Wayne S.
    Wayne SilverOctober 6, 2013
    One of the places to find "beautiful people" for the over 30+ crowd. Bar is loud and the "talent" is quite attractive.
  • Steven Y.
    Steven YanniDecember 7, 2014
    Great lounge to hang out at.. Mature guests and great taste in music
  • Laura D.
    In all honesty, the restaurant is more decor and less good food. It's not bad, but you certainly don't pay for what you get. The Pekin Duck was ok, but if you like decent sized portions go elsewhere
  • Gazalle
    GazalleDecember 5, 2011
    I just love this place! The employees, the crowd, the all makes me happy!
  • SammyJay
    SammyJayAugust 1, 2011
    Try the Dragonfly Martini! Strawberries at the end make is super sweet! Loved it!
  • Abir N.
    Abir NewazFebruary 21, 2013
    The amount of food is quite a lot! One dish fills up two people easily!
  • Jenny O.
    Jenny OsoskovaNovember 18, 2013
    Delicious! ($24 all you can eat Sundays😍) awesome spicy sauces and teas.
  • Winterlicious
    WinterliciousDecember 23, 2012
    Join us at Spice Route Asian Bistro + Bar January 25 – February 7, 2013 for a delicious, 3-course, prix fixe meal as part of Toronto's Winterlicious. #LiciousTO
  • Shelsey Q.
    Shelsey QuintinoMay 14, 2014
    Great service , food and atmosphere . Bomb place to eat on king
  • Eliscia M.
    Eliscia MApril 14, 2010
    love it, you should try the lemon chicken!!! Everything was pretty good (if you like duck on the rare side, they do it fantastic!) Read more
  • Glad Kraw (.
    Glad Kraw (@gladta)January 31, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    LunDin menu is a good deal if your table is over 5ppl. Too much food. Some portions should be smaller that way you don't waste food, you can always ask for more.
  • Rahul R.
    Rahul Rani (RVN)November 19, 2011
    Do not look at the picture with skulls and remains on the wall.. I makes the experience of a bistro bizzare.. I wonder why they would put it up in the first place..
  • Salim H.
    Salim HayekMay 9, 2010
    Funkiest bathrooms! They do make you edgy though ;) Crispy Duck breast was delicious. Waiters were not knowledgeable of the items on the menu though.
  • Stella Artois Canada
    Their Tempura Calamari and Rock Shrimp pairs incredibly well with Stella Artois Legere.
  • Emily B.
    Emily BrookeSeptember 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The bathrooms are phenomenal and the patio is gorgeous!
  • Laura D.
    Ps, service is pathetic!! We ordered drinks at the lounge and not only did it take ages for them to take our order, but they charged a drink that never came and complained about not leaving enough tip
  • Jeffc
    JeffcFebruary 7, 2013
    Came here for winterlicious and it was a big disappointment. The portions were micro tiny and the quality on par with a food court. Come here for drinks but eat somewhere else beforehand.
  • Sam S.
    Sam SinghMay 12, 2011
    Great interior and a step up from most King Street restaurants.
  • marven T.
    marven TtDecember 31, 2011
    U should try the cockmeat sandwich! I serve it!
  • Marc D.
    Marc DavidApril 22, 2012
    Nice place to bring a date the 3rd time. Coz Marc David sais so. -marcc
  • Delina G.
    Delina GarciaMarch 11, 2015
    It was good. Went for winterlicious and I've had better asian food on Spadina.
  • Amy L.
    Amy LSeptember 20, 2011
    Lemongrass and ginger creme brulee is great!
  • Eric C.
    Eric C.December 3, 2011
    Food is fair, but not worth the price. Good for a night out if you don't mind spending the money. Atmosphere is a pretty trendy hang out, but not pretentious.
  • Felipe S.
    Felipe SDecember 29, 2012
    The wasabi shrimps are delish!
  • CK
    CKJanuary 5, 2010
    Great place to go with a large group. Very relaxed atmosphere. The noodle dishes are a safe choice.
  • Priyanka S.
    Priyanka ShahJuly 18, 2011
    Get the Lyndon - calamari tempura is delicious!
  • Rahul R.
    Rahul Rani (RVN)November 19, 2011
    Try the Lemon Glazed Chicken.. Its heavenly..
  • Reena M.
    Reena MerchantOctober 20, 2010
    Wow horrible food! Great wait staff and awesome for drinks though.
  • Nadia P.
    Nadia PereiraOctober 28, 2012
    Lettuce wraps are great starters!! Soo much food
  • Toky K.
    Toky KMarch 22, 2010
    Good place for a glass of wine after work. Really nice space ... struggle to see it as a place to eat...
  • Turfbot
    TurfbotFebruary 29, 2012
    Great, classy after work bar!
  • Patricia M.
    Patricia MichalskiJuly 14, 2012
    Berry Margarita!
  • Gail P.
    Gail PhillipSeptember 28, 2012
    The lemon chicken is the BEST
  • Bart v.
    Bart van de KooijSeptember 27, 2013
    Sushi Thursday is awesome value
  • Lindsey W.
    Lindsey WoodyMarch 7, 2011
    if you go here, check out the'll see why when you do.
  • Heather
    HeatherApril 10, 2012
    Don't bother with the food (overpriced and nothing special). Come for drinks and enjoy the great ambiance instead.
  • Kenny H.
    Kenny HenrySeptember 17, 2012
    The place looks amazing!
  • Patricia M.
    Patricia MichalskiJuly 14, 2012
    Indian Curry Chicken
  • Eric C.
    Eric C.December 3, 2011
    Sapporo in bottles. Haven't seen that before.
  • Moonal S.
    Moonal ShamsDecember 30, 2010
    The pad thai is tasty but the service is horrible and the washrooms are too dark to be functional. Thoroughly disappointed and definitely won't be returning again.
  • Javier E.
    Javier EspinozaJuly 1, 2012
    Toronto's best washrooms.
  • Aaron Brown
    Aaron BrownDecember 21, 2012
    Wicked spicy beef
  • Liberty G.
    Liberty GroupMay 17, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Lychee Martini!!! It won't disappoint!
  • Jenny L.
    Jenny LamOctober 24, 2011
    What are you doing at spice route at 10am?
  • Lorraine S.
    Lorraine SMarch 10, 2011
    Overpriced mediocre Asian food. Head over to Chinatown if you want some good Asian food that won't cost u a fortune :p
  • Paul G.
    Paul G.May 8, 2011
    Sake-tini is fantastic!
  • Dave C.
    Dave CJanuary 30, 2012
    Slow service and veggies and beef were cold. The broccoli appears freezer burned.
  • J.J. S.
    J.J. ShierMay 23, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Lemon Chicken is extremely good!
  • Ash C.
    Ash ChristopherJune 24, 2011
    The toilet paper is like woven panda fur on my ass.
  • Amanda P.
    Amanda PetrigliaMay 23, 2010
    Order the zengria. Dee-lish.
  • Fadi R.
    Fadi RizkDecember 31, 2009
    Ending your meal with the Kashmiri Chai is a must!
  • Lallaine S.
    Lallaine SantosDecember 10, 2009
    Peking Duck = SUPER AMAZING!
  • INKentertainment
    INKentertainmentNovember 24, 2010
    LETS EAT!!
  • Jenia B.
    Jenia BlochNovember 11, 2013
    Terrible food nice decor.
  • Jodi C.
    Jodi C.October 1, 2010
    Overpriced and pretentious - food quite disappointing considering the price and decor
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