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Spice Route

499 King St E, Toronto, Ontario M5A 1L9, Canada
+1 416-849-1808
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good29%
  • Average17%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“salmon” (4 reviews)
“hot rock” (6 reviews)
Asian, Chinese, Thai
$$ - $$$
499 King St E, Toronto, Ontario M5A 1L9, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My lovely bridesmaids organized dinner at Spice Route for my Bachelorette party weekend and we had an incredible time! The food was amazing, the staff were knowledgeable and very helpful, the atmosphere was great and the music had us all grooving! 10 our of 10...More

Thank latoyabedeau
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We planned a corporate function with about 35 guests and the team was very accommodating with the way we wanted the night to be arranged. Food was great - we did a shared table system with many options and drink wristbands. At the end of...More

Thank mgulerya
Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

Maybe this place isn't meant to be for the food? Is it a lounge at night Maybe? Dunno. Don't come here for the food tho it was real bad. Spent a lot of money for the winterliciois menu and got the Mongolian beef. Everything tasted...More

Thank Ammar F
Reviewed December 21, 2017

The ambiance and decor are lovely. The food is bland and overpriced. I do better tandoori chicken at home. Service was so-so

Thank Celia C
Reviewed November 13, 2017 via mobile

Delicious shared plates!!! The club-like, big and open vibe of the place is kind of cool. Really high ceilings. My dad is 6’3; so we were concerned. (That was a joke. But he is.) The washrooms are like a portal into Space. Or some red...More

Thank Trish R
Reviewed November 11, 2017 via mobile

We had an awesome evening here celebrating son and daughter’s upcoming birthdays. Great atmosphere, appetizers and dinners were delicious and the staff friendly and attentive. All in all a great evening with great food. Try the steak appetizer. They bring it out raw with a...More

Thank Terry R
Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

We went for a pre show dinner at 6pm on a Friday. We called to say we were running a little late and they said just get here when you can. We arrived before 6:30 and the place was fairly empty. The decor was nice,...More

Thank momr2d2
Reviewed August 12, 2017

The atmosphere of this spot was excellent and what originally drew me to this dinner spot. I had never had dinner here and this time was extra special as I had some friends from the states visiting and was looking to show them what Toronto...More

Thank Nnenna A
Liberty G, Marketing Office at Spice Route, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2017

We are very sorry to hear that you had a negative experience and appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback. We take all feedback seriously, as we strive to offer unsurpassed service and cuisine and as you can imagine, receiving constructive feedback is very...More

Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile

I had come here years ago for dinner and had a great time. I was passing by and wanted dessert for a quick fix. I decided to come in. It was about 10pm and the place was so empty. We sat down and ordered 2...More

Thank Laliqueg
Liberty G, Marketing Office at Spice Route, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2017

Thank you for letting us know about your most recent experience at Spice Route. We take feedback like this very seriously and it’s feedback like this that allows us to improve and address concerns our guests have. Thank you again for your feedback and we...More

Reviewed July 30, 2017

I haven't met such rude bouncers in my life. Respect is not in their dictionary. They literally treat everyone like monkeys. If you're into belittlement or you want a crappy night out, you know where to go.

Thank John I
Downtown West
Downtown West is home to Toronto's gorgeous Inner
Harbor, and is a must-visit for lovers of art and the
outdoors. The area's rich cultural heritage is
celebrated by a number of monuments and museums,
giving the neighborhood a mature feel. As a premier
destination for modern art, people here stroll through
the cool contemporary pieces at the Power Plant, enjoy
the outdoor installations along Queen's Quay and Canoe
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Drinks, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 499 King St E, Toronto, Ontario M5A 1L9, Canada
    (King and Spadina)
  • Public Transportation: Spadina Streetcar at King St West. or King West Streetcar at Brant St.
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown West
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown West
  • Phone Number: +1 416-849-1808
King Street West's chicest bistro-bar, Spice Route, is Liberty and Ink's most recent undertaking. Impressive in scope, marvelously detailed, laced with drama; the Spice Route pays homage to a phenomemon shrouded in mystery. The experience at Spice Route is sheer bliss. From the moment one enters, the design is relaxing and indulging. The mixture of eclectic Asian decor, mesmerizing music, and distinctive cuisine is the soul of this spot. Rare and immediately captivating, yet subdued in style, meticulous in service yet unpretentious, refined in its culinary approach while offering something to satisfy everyone.
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