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Spice Route

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499 King St E, Toronto, Ontario M5A 1L9, Canada (King and Spadina)
+1 416-849-1808
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17:00 - 02:00
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Hours:
Thu 16:00 - 02:00
Fri 16:30 - 02:00
Sat 17:00 - 02:00
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Ajax, Canada
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My thoughts.... 1) great entranceway.... very mystical, and unique 2) Seating needed upgraded. Sat on a heater and there were rips in the seat. 3) Bathrooms are scary felt weird... wig out... scary for average folk or kids. 4) toilet paper awkward to reach in the bathroom. 5) towels in a stack so people drip water getting their towel. 6)... More 

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Thank Christine D
Toronto
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sadly the good ole days are over for this place! I used to love this place! I walked in for dinner for the first time in a few years at 6:30pm- aanndd there were 3 tables total. Only place I could get a reso in the entire city on a Thursday night and now I know why. 1) no heat... More 

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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157 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Attended a corporate event at this location. Ambience was great - very nicely laid out restaurant. Good selection of drinks served by friendly staff. We sampled many dishes- the food was very well done. I will try this spot with my wife.

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Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Had dinner here last night for the first time in a year. This was my favorite high end Asian Restaurant, Not anymore. The quality and execution have drastically gone down. The Orange Beef, one of their best dishes tasted like rancid oil. Great staff and nice atmosphere.

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1 Thank TOgolf
Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

There's a well known expression: "you only get one chance at a first impression". Sadly, this pretentious place with really poor service and the most luckluster food I've had while eating out in a long while, blew any chance of ever seeing me, or my money, again. The food taste, composition (hello, so called "sushi roll") and quality is insulting... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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97 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Went for a Summerlicious dinner. Maybe the full menu options are better, but highly overpriced. The actual restaurant and atmosphere is great. The food is just bland and you could find something way more worth the money that will be delicious with better service in the 2 km radius.

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1 Thank khrys_2117
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

From entering to leaving my experience was unparalleled. The hostess was amazing! Very attentive to ensure guest are taken care of. I asked the waiter to choose the dishes and with absolute pleasure it was to what my guest and I desired. The venue is relatively a good size. Decor is beautifully put together and attention to detail was mastered... More 

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1 Thank Roberto R
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

I took my wife to Spice Route for dinner and dancing this past Saturday night. Our table was amazing, overlooking the entire bar and dance floor. Our servers, Jennifer and Joseph, were total gems. Smart, funny, professional, and personable. The food was fantastic. We had 3 dishes to share, and two incredible desserts.(you must try the cheesecake ball) The General... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

We booked a table for a birthday dinner and the food and service were nowhere near those of an upscale restaurant. Our friend who made the reservation was never told that they did not do individual billing. When she asked the waiter about it his reply was: "Well we don't do it that's why they didn't tell you about it"...What?... More 

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Whitchurch-Stouffville, Canada
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We had a group of 15 and they don't allow for individual billing, minimum spend is $1000 for a group. At the end of the evening we had to tell the waiter what we had to drink, add the $60 per person charge and he deducted it from the total bill which ended up being $2000 (quick math, $133 per... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Cuisine
Asian, Chinese, Sushi, Thai
Meals
Drinks, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Thursday
16:00 - 02:00
Friday
16:30 - 02:00
Saturday
17:00 - 02:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-849-1808
Description
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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